If you didn’t know, our very own Dj Babu the Dilated Junkie is a professional amateur photographer. If you follow his IG profile, you know what to expect. The man behind “Instababs” also has a tumblr page. Check out some of his Behind The Scene pictures from our Soundcheck radio show this past Tuesday (7.7.15) with additional pictures from Maricel Sison
Saturday, April 11th, our very own Dj Babu will be joined by producer extraordinaire Marco Polo, & the one & only Dj Skizz in Bogota, Colombia. They’re playing at the Loft Dayclub.
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February 13th to the 21st, Dj Babu & Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples will embark on the Expansion Team Soundsystem 2015 European Tour. They will be making stops in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, & Romania. Make sure to peep out The ETS Tour when it comes to your town!
Tonight, our very own Dj Babu will be spinning at the Pre-Funk Club at The Valencia in San Bernadino to celebrate the Cannibis Cup Kick Off party. For all you Medicinal users, if you like to go to the party, you can RSVP here: preclubpartyleafly.eventbrite.com
Our very own Dj Babu the Dilated Junkie did a special mix in a video format for legendary cratedigger/producer Julian from Recordkingz.com. Watch/Hear this dope mix!
“This video is a result of what happens when Juliano fromRECORDKINGZ.COM gives 100s of rare sample, break, reggae, library, Bollywood, should and funk tunes to DJ BABU from THE BEAT JUNKIES and DILATED PEOPLES to select some crazy music for a special mix and mash up exclusive from Record Kingz.”
What’s up folks, it’s another installment of Tapedeck Tuesdays!
For this particular installment, I wanted to highlight the Dilated Junkie himself, Dj Babu. He rarely puts mixtapes out, but when he does, he always comes with the niceness. This mix is called “Konichiwa Bitches” which he did for our good friends at Mochilla a few years ago:
“Several months ago my friends B+ and EC (Eric Coleman) hit me up about doing a mixtape consisting of Japanese records. B, E and myself had all been on ridiculous digging missions together before and they had known that I had lost my mind in japan a couple times copping Japanese joints…so this idea made perfect sense. For me as a digger, I have always tried to take advantage of being able to travel and discover new music and japan was definetly a digger’s paradise in the late ninties…Japanese collectors had scoured the world for illies and brought them all back to shibuya…so the first couple times in japan I actually was buying anything but Japanese records…but as time moved on and diggers continued to rape and pillage shibuya I realized I had been sleeping on japans native music, so the last few times I went to japan I made it a point to look for Japanese music only…and what I found was some incredible shit…this mix contains a lot of tv and movie soundtracks and scores, studio background music, amine soundtracks, funk, pop, rock & soul with the common thread being dope funky music! I hope u enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed putting this together!”
— Peace, BABU/DILATED/JUNKY
Enjoy the mix peoples……..
It’s another installment of Throwback Thursdays. In honor of tonight’s Dilated Peoples show at The Observatory in Orange County, I thought it would be proper to post this rare Dilated promo mixtape that Babs (Dj Babu) mixed to promote for their 2nd album “Expansion Team” back in 2002. All classic Dilated cuts that we all have grown to love such as 3rd Degree with Defari, Global Dynamics, Annihilate, The Platform, & many more.
Make sure you join Dilated, Alchemist, Madchild, Fashawn, Exile, Mr. Choc, & myself at the Observation tonight (11/20/14) in Santa Ana, Ca.
Enjoy the Dilated Classics…..see y’all tonight!
This Thursday, October 23rd, our very own Dj Babu is the special guest at Dj Adam 12‘s AFEX at The Three Clubs in Hollywood. This is the spot that you all you hear is 79′-05′ Hip Hop Classics & Breaks Only!! You even can purchase Brown Bag 40’s & Philly Blunts! Happening every Thursdays! This is the place to be!
What’s up folks…..yup, you guessed it, I got another video for Throwback Thursdays. This particular video is a little different from the previous vintage Dj Battle footages.
This is from the 2007 Redbull Big Tune Producers Battle – LA Finals taken place at the old Knitting Factory in Hollywood (If you know the history, this is the spot where we used to throw our classic “Nightlife” events at). For the most part, everyone knows that the Junkies are known for our Dj skills & our Battle Dj background, but not everyone knows that we are also producers and have been making beats & doing productions for quite a few Hip Hop artists. This particular footage combines the best of both worlds…..battles & beats! The concept of the Big Tune Battle is to pit Producers against each other in a head to head elimination competition showcasing their beats/production and the winner of each round to be determined by crowd response & participation. The competition was developed by producers Jake One, Vitamin D, & Music Industry vet Jonathan Moore.
What was cool about this particular competition, it featured new upcoming producers as well as the veteran producers to come with their “A” game, because it shows no matter what have you done before or who’ve you worked with, the bottom line is that you better come with that HEAT! In this footage, in the finals, it came down to 2 talented individuals……the young gunner (at that time) that was starting to make his name around the industry circles, producer extraordinaire Swiff D (Pac Div, Jadakiss, Talib Kweli) & of course, the Dilated Junkie himself, our very own Dj Babu. 2 rounds each for the producers to come with the slaps & to be judged by the crowd. Swiff D came with that fire, but Babs was in Battle Mode & also brought the heat! I won’t say who won the LA Finals, but both of them went to USA Finals to represent Los Angeles. I’ll let you guys be the judge.
Btw, if you look closely, you’ll see Dj Revolution, OhNo, Evidence, J.Rocc, Dj Romes, & a somewhat intoxicated Rhettmatic (haaa!). Anyways, watch the video and enjoy the sounds!
Today, Sunday October 5th, it’s another installment of our Beat Junkies Sunday Service Brunch at Escala in Koreatown in Los Angeles. This month’s selector is the Dilated Junkie himself, Dj Babu. Come thru for some great food, drinks, & vibes. Make sure you out our Beat Junkie Loco Moco Remix Dish & the Mango Mimosas! All happening from 11am-4pm.
On Thursday, September 25th, it’s another installment of “Nightline” at the Pot Lobby inside The Line Hotel in Koreatown. It’s FREE from 8pm-12am. This month’s residents are Rhettmatic & Babu. Come thru for a night of good music, drinks, & vibes. S/O to the homie Roy Choi!
The Dilated Junkie himself, Dj Babu, is featured on new episode of Mass Appeal‘s “Rhythm Roulette” video series.
“On this episode of Rhythm Roulette, we’re joined by 1/3 of Dilated Peoples and member of the World Famous Beat Junkies, DJ Babu. Many don’t know that along with being a highly skilled battle DJ (known for his legendary “Blind Alley” beat juggle), the ITF champion also gets it in on the production tip. From Super Duck Breaks to The Beat Tapeseries, Babu crafts hip hop shit that knocks, while managing to be progressive at the same time.
We took the Beat Junkie to the Record Jungle outside of Los Angeles to play a game of Rhythm Roulette. After that, we headed back to his studio to put your boy to the test. After listening through all three records, Babu took a joint from The Association’s Stop Your Motor album, threw it on his AKAI MPK49 and got to work.”
This Thursday, September 11th, and every 2nd Thursdays of each month is “Reset” with residents Babu, Byze One, & Sean O. All happening at Eighty Two in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. 21 and over, Free All Night! Come thru for some good music, drinks, & play video games!
Thursday, September 11th, the Dilated Junkie himself, Dj Babu will be spinning at a special screening of one of the greatest Hip Hop movies of all time……“Wild Style”. He will be joining the talented Miguel Atwood Ferguson, the incomparable Computer Jay, & many more. All happening at The Crest Theater in Westwood. The movie starts at 8pm, live music performances at 10pm. Don’t miss a chance to watch this legendary movie at a theater, the way it should be…..
This Saturday, September 6th, the Dilated Junkie, Dj Babu will be djing a guest set at Boombox (every 1st Saturdays of each month), along with the Bay Area’s own Mr. E of the Papalote Sound System/45 Sessions. Plus the Boombox residents: Inka One, Ben Diggin, & Analog. All happening at The Grandstar Jazz Club in Chinatown (Los Angeles). Come thru for a night good tunes & great vibes!
We have a new video posted up following our very own Dj Babu during the day of the official release of Dilated Peoples‘ new album “Directors Of Photography”.
Follow Babu as he, Evidence, & Rakaa Iriscience do an instore performance at Amoeba Records in Hollywood, signing autographs and shaking hands with their fans. Then after their instore, the guys head to the legendary Hollywood club, Whiskey A Go-Go for their own album release party. Special appearances by Rhettmatic, MC Supernatural, Madchild of Swollen Members, Sick Jacken of Psycho Realm, Fashawn, & The Alchemist.
We also have special Dilated Peoples edits done by Dj Babu himself available at our digital record pool for our subscribers. If you’re a DJ and would like exclusives stuff like this, come join our record pool now! http://staging.beatjunkies.com
Video by Brand-O
This video is courtesy of 247HH:
Our very own DJ Babu sits with @247HH to remember a wild story while on the tour with Gang Starr and Rage Against The Machine. Find out why you don’t mess with DJ Premier. Dilated Peoples‘ “Directors Of Photography” on Rhymesayers Entertainment is out now!!! S/O to Jellow of 247HH
Congrats to our good friends (Harry, Jubel, Paul and Andy) over at Primitive Apparel for their 6 Year Anniversary. They recently held an event in celebration at the The Standard in DTLA. Our very own DJ Babu, Rhettmatic and Soulection‘s Esta set the vibe for the day. Pool Parties on Sunday afternoon in LA! You got to love it! CA ALL DAY!
On Tuesday (August 12), Rakaa Iriscience, Evidence and DJ Babu celebrate their latest release as Dilated Peoples, Directors Of Photography.
Today (August 15), Rhymesayers Entertainment released a recap of the trio’s album release party held at Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles, California.
Special appearance by Alchemist, Fashawn, Krondon, Rhettmatic, & Sick Jacken
Directors Of Photography available NOW!
In honor of The Word Of Mouth 2014 Reunion Tour, we had to post this video up of Dilated Peoples & Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, courtesy of our good friend Dj Eclipse of Halftime Radio Show/La Coka Nostra fame. This was shot at Fat Beats NYC during the 1st Word Of Mouth tour in 1999.
This is what Dj Eclipse had to say about the clip:
“Since Dilated & Jurassic are back on tour together and hitting NYC this weekend I figured I would post this clip from the last time they were on tour together back in 1999. This footage is from a Dilated Peoples in-store at Fat Beats NYC on the day that they were doing their New York stop on the “Word Of Mouth” tour. August 11, 1999. The bill was Dilated Peoples, Jurassic 5, Beat Junkies and me, DJ Eclipse. The venue was Tramps, home to some of the illest shows NYC had seen in the 90s. The interesting thing about this show was that it was the last show Tramps had before it closed down. Some footage from that night to come.”
Tonight (August 3rd, 2014) is the last show of The Word Of Mouth 2014 Tour at the House Of Blues Boston. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm sharp! Don’t miss this show….it might be a long time that you’ll get to see this whole line-up perform & tour together….don’t sleep!