On Friday (July 17th), the Funky President J.Rocc will be in Brighton, UK spinning a special set at Patterns. J will be making his European Festival runs this Summer, as well as doing a Japan Tour. Stay tuned for more details.
Mello Music Group just dropped the Official Mixtape of Pete Rock‘s “Petestrumentals 2”, put together by the our very own J.Rocc aka The Funky President aka Soul Brother #2. Peep the goodness. “Petestrumentals 2” out now!
This Thursday (July 9th), Stones Throw presents the official Knxwledge “Hud Dreams” LA Release Party at Club Bahla in Los Angeles. With special guest DJs: Stones Throw head honcho Peanut Butter Wolf, our very own J.Rocc, & the one & only SamIyam. Doors open 8:30pm…it’s an 18+ event. Come thru, vibe out, & celebrate Knxwledge’s album official release!
Tonight is another incredible episode of J.Rocc‘s very own radio show “Adventures In Stereo” on 90.7FM KPFK in LA or www.kpfk.org Worldwide from 10pm-12am PST. This week’s guest is the legendary DJ Muro, the King Of Diggin, all the way from Japan. This is going to be a dope show tonight so don’t miss out & tune in!!
Producer extraordinaire Flying Lotus did his last show a few days ago for BBC Radio’s Residency. To close it out, he gets our very own J.Rocc to do a special guest mix. Make sure you listen to this broadcast before it’s taken down. Enjoy the Future Vibes….
The Funky President J.Rocc has his very own radio show called “Adventures In Stereo”, every Sundays from 10pm-12am PST on KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles. This past Sunday (6.7.15), he had the legendary Egyptian Lover as his studio guest; J (along w/ Rhettmatic) were able to talk with him on early days of DJing, Uncle Jamm’s Army, & his new album “1984”….plus the West Coast Legend was able to get down live on the mix as well gettin busy on the Roland TR-808. Peep out the goodness!
Tonight, Friday June 6th, the Funky President J.Rocc is doing a special set at the Good Room in New York. For more info: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/857301-j-rocc-brooklyn/
If you’re partying on a Sunday in LA over the summer, chances are you’re at the Do-Over. You might even be lucky enough to see our very own J Rocc the Funky President, laying down the vibes. We were there last weekend and recorded the whole thing, hosted by the man himself Mad Skillz. Shout outs to our good friends Haycock, Strong, & Aloe Blacc as well as Serato, Adidas, & Red Bull. Make sure to check out the Do-Over during the summer:
The Funky President drops a remix out of nowhere on his Soundcloud page, redoing the classic Nas & AZ song. On the real, don’t sleep on J.Rocc‘s production. Be on the look out for The Beat Tape 2 coming soon.
Tonight in San Francisco! Friday, May 15th, Mighty SF presents the 2 of the best dance floor rockers in the world, Rich Medina & our very own J.Rocc doing a back 2 back set all night long. San Francisco don’t sleep on this dance party. For more info/tickets: eventbrite.com
The Funky President just posted up the new episode of his radio show “Adventures In Stereo”, every Sunday nights from 10pm-12am PST on KPFK 90.7FM. This past Sunday (5.10.15), J.Rocc brought in his fellow Beat Junkie & Dynamic Duo partner Rhettmatic to do a special set, being it was his birthday that night. Peep the goodness as they play everything that they think is dope….As J.Rocc would say, “We are not here to play classics, we’re here to make them….”
As you may know already, the Beat Junkies have their own Radio Station on Dash Radio….but what you may not know is that the Funky President has his own show….well 2 to be exact. If you listen to Beat Junkie Radio, you would know that J.Rocc has the “Praise Be” show on Sunday Mornings playing Gospel on the funk/dance/boogie tip.
The one you’re about to listen to is his official show on 90.7FM KPFK in Los Angeles every Sundays from 10pm-12am called “Adventures In Stereo”. You can also listen on www.kpfk.org. This is where J gets busy & plays everything…and we mean EVERYTHING!! This is not your typical Hip Hop Radio Show….this is for the open minded music lovers.
Peep out the 3rd episode below featuring Belgium’s Finest…Dj Lefto! And remember to peep out Adventures In Stereo every Sundays on KPFK.
Detroit’s Bad Boy Frank Nitt drops another single from his “Frankie Rothstien” ep coming out on Fat Beats. This time it’s called “Slippin” featuring Dilla‘s younger brother Illa J on the hook. Produced by the Funky President, J.Rocc….
This Thursday, April 2nd…..it’s another installment of J.Rocc‘s “AYCD” Dance Party at The Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice, Ca. With co-resident Black Carlos & special guest Rhettmatic, they will be spinning all types of Disco, Funk, House & any other Dance Music to make you sweat on the dance floor. It’s $2 at the Door. If you’ve been to AYCD before, you know what to expect….“No Wallflowers”!
This past Sunday, the Funky President was a special guest on Dan Digs‘ “Leftfield Beats” show on Dash Radio.
“This week we welcomed legendary DJ and founder of the Beat Junkies J. Rocc to the studio to take us through the #SixSongScenario, where artists, DJs, and music aficionados tell the story behind their favorite tracks and explain what these songs mean to them.
We talked about finding weird Russian new wave while digging the crates in northern Europe, hearing Dr. Dre spin on seminal LA hip-hop station KDAY back in 1985, how Prince always had the illest beats, flipping a sample until it’s unrecognizable, Pete Rock sending him beat recordings at seven in the morning, and the life and times of J Dilla.”
Peep the interview here:
Tonight, Friday, March 6th is the official ASIF Footwear x M.S.S. Launch Pop-Up party at the Milkmade Abbot Kinney First Friday in Venice. Music will be provided by our very own J.Rocc & Food will provided by Chef Brian Huskey (Top Chef). It’s FREE event but you have to RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is from 7-11pm.
Starting this Thursday, March 5th and every 1st Thursdays of each month, is the return of “AYCD” aka All You Can Dance w/ J.Rocc & Black Carlos. All happening at the Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice. If you know about AYCD, you should know what to expect….Dancing All Night Long! The difference now is you have to obtain a special membership card to get in. Follow J.Rocc on twitter & instagram to see how to get a membership card. Don’t Sleep!
If you haven’t figured it out, February is what we like to call “Dilla Month” in honor of our good friend, the late great J-Dilla. TONIGHT! Friday, February 13th is the 1st Annual Dilla Day Los Angeles at The Regent in Downtown LA. To celebrate the festivities, the line up performing that night is some of the people that Dilla has worked with personally: Elzhi, J.Rocc, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, The Yancey Boys (Frank Nitt of Frank N Dank & Dilla’s younger brother Illa J), along with LA’s own Bishop Lamont & Dj Phoreyz. The event will be hosted by Dave New York. If you are a big Dilla fan, this is something that you do not want to miss. DOORS OPEN AT 7PM, ALL AGES….DON’T MISS THIS!
Today is February 10th….the 9th Anniversary of Dilla’s passing. In honor of their good friend J-Dilla, J.Rocc & Rhettmatic joined forces to do a impromptu 2×4 tribute mix. All done in one night. Put on your headphones, turn the speakers up, listen to it & turn it up! “Get Live With It!”
February is what we like to call “Dilla Month” in honor of the birthday & death anniversary of the one of the greatest (if not THEE greatest) music producer of all time….the one & only James Dewitt Yancey, better known to the world as the legendary J-Dilla. He was born in Detroit on February 7th, 1973 and passed away in Los Angeles on February 10th, 2006 due to complications to Lupus, a few days after his 33rd birthday & the release of his final opus, “Donuts”.
J.Rocc & Rhettmatic both have a special bond with Dilla. J was part of the circle of close friends when Dilla moved to Los Angeles, that included Madlib, Peanut Butter Wolf, & Egon. J.Rocc is also the 3rd member of Jaylib, the collabo group of J-Dilla & Madlib. Rhettmatic eventually also became a part of Dilla’s LA’s circle of friends. Dilla personally asked Rhett to be his tour DJ for his European Tour (which actually turned out to be Dilla’s last tour ever) when J wasn’t available.
Both J & Rhett have done personal tribute mixes to their fallen friend over the years, but haven’t recently done one in a while….till now. This time, they decided to make another Dilla Tribute Mix….together. They basically planned to record an impromptu, inprovised 2×4 (2 person/4 turntables) mix…nothing pre-planned, video archive the live session, see what happens, pick the best part of the mix, & release it to the world to share.
This particular video footage was all recorded in one night with 2 separate GoPro cameras just to document the impromptu recording session between J & Rhett, as they improvise on the spot, weaving in & out of songs with blends & cuts. This is a visual preview of the free mix “Get Live With It”, that will be sharing with the world on February 10th, 2015.
This Audio/Visual Recording is dedicated to the loving memory of James Dewitt Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J-Dilla….We miss you.
Listen to the “Get Live With It‘ mix at:
Mixed by The Dynamic Duo aka J.Rocc & Rhettmatic
Video shot by J.Rocc & Rhettmatic
Edited by Brand-O
From February 18th to the 22nd, the Funky President, J.Rocc will be embarking his first Australian Tour for 2015, brought to you by the good peoples at the Red Bull Music Academy. For more info, go to www.redbullmusicacademy.com
TONIGHT!! Thursday, January 29th is the return of “Nightline” brought to you by The Line Hotel & The Beat Junkies. To kick it off with the first 2015 joint, is the Funky President himself, J.Rocc. All happening at the Pot Lobby Bar from 8pm-12am…and it’s FREE! Come thru & enjoy the vibes! S/O to our good friend Chef Roy Choi!
The Funky President J.Rocc & Innovative Leisure‘s own Hanni El Khatib drops this mixtape gem called the “Moonlight Mixtape” courtesy of Okayplayer. J takes excerpts from Hanni’s album “Moonlight” & gets busy with the mix, reworking the drums & gritty guitar, Beat Junkie Style. Shoutouts to Shamz from Okayplayer & Jamie Strong from Innovative Leisure.
The Funky President, J.Rocc will be making his first 2015 appearance at the Holy Mountain Club in Austin, Texas with opening acts Exploded Drawings & the Table Manners crew. For tix & info: www.holymountainaustin.com
The last of the New Years Eve party is pretty big….if you are familiar with the Rhonda parties, you know they always have the biggest talent from the Dance Music world that pack the dance floor…and this one is no exception.
Our own Funky President, J.Rocc & Stones Throw head honcho, Peanut Butter Wolf, will be joining the legendary Derrick May, Hot Chip, Omar-S, & others at the Rhondapolis New Years Eve 2015 party at The Standard Downtown LA. This night will be a big house/dance music explosion.
For more info: rhondaintl.com/nye
It’s Christmas Eve (12/24/14) & tomorrow is Christmas Day…..December 25th also marks the passing of the Godfather Of Soul, Mr. James Brown. To celebrate the Holidays & to pay tribute to our favorite Funky Man, we decided to post up (2) James Brown mixes that were done in the past, one by the Funky President himself, J.Rocc, & his Dynamic Duo partner, Rhettmatic. The first one is J’s “James Brown & Friends” Pt. 2 Mix & the second one is a live James Brown Tribute mix by Rhettmatic when he was on KPFK‘s “Soundwaves Radio”. Enjoy the funky tunes….Merry Christmas from The Beat Junkies.
TONIGHT, Wednesday, December 24th, Christmas Eve…..it’s another installment of Nu-Roots at The Tokyo Bar in Little Tokyo (DTLA) with residents Kota (Stones Throw), Kei Abe (Ubiquity), & Taya. Bringing in the Christmas vibes is their special guest, our very own Funky President….J.Rocc. It’s a 21 and over event and IT’S FREE! Come thru for some good tunes, drinks & delicious ramen before Christmas. Happy Holidays y’all!
Tonight, December 18th, the Funky President, J.Rocc will be Djing at Leo’s Music Club in Oakland, Ca, along w/ Ryan Nicole, Coco Peila, & Dion Decibels. It’s an 18 & over joint and the price is $15….but it’s worth the admission. Bay Area, don’t sleep!!!
For more info: http://clubleos.com/event.cfm?id=180877
Canada’s 3 man band “BadBadNotGood” released a single called “Since You Asked Kindly” and it’s remix none other than the Funky President, J.Rocc. Peep the goodness. The original version is on “III” on Innovative Leisure out right now.
Tonight, Friday, December 12th is the return of the Best 90’s Party in LA….”Flavors” brought to you by our good friends Footlong Development with the event’s residents, Dj Spinna & our very own J.Rocc. All happening at The Echoplex in Los Angeles. Rain or Shine, it’s going down tonight! Early arrival is suggested…
Here’s all the info:
What’s up folks…..another installment of Mixtape Mondays comin at ya!
In honor of this Friday’s event “Flavors 7” 90’s party at The Echoplex in Los Angeles, brought to you by Footlong Development, I thought it would be appropriate to post up this particular mix of J.Rocc‘s ‘East Coast Flavors’ that is also printed up on a limited edition cassette mixtape (which you can buy at Amoeba’s). On this mix is all the classic 90’s Hip Hop joints that you will be hearing at the party.
Listen to the mix here: http://www.mixcloud.com/footlongdevelopment/jroccs-eastcoast-flavors-edited/
You can purchase tickets for the Flavors party here: http://www.footlongdevelopment.com
Footlong Development presents
Flavors 7 (The Best 90’s R&B/Hip Hop Party in LA)
w/ J.Rocc & Dj Spinna
at The Echoplex
Opening Set by Coleman
Hosted by Cognito
Enjoy the mix….see you Friday!
Out of nowhere, the Funky President drops this 32 minute cassette tape banger, full of J.Rocc‘s beats! Only available on cassette tape + digital downloads on Stones Throw Records: http://www.stonesthrow.com/store/album/jrocc/beats-on-tape
“J Rocc rolled though Stones Throw HQ a couple weeks ago and said he had a new beat tape. We threw it on, played it once. Then again. And again. A couple weeks later and it’s out. That’s how easy these things can happen sometimes.
Beats on Tap(e) is a cassette release, with digital download. For now, it’s exclusively at stonesthrow.com. The album is 19 tracks, running 32 minutes. We’re not sure who the guy on the cover is.”
Peep out one of the tracks from J’s beat tape called “Fire Dancer”
In honor of the release of the Axel F’s “Theme Music” album dropping yesterday, J.Rocc & MED decided to drop another video off their album; “Sofa Coins” directed by Rory Gamble. “Theme Music” is out right now!
The new Axel F (J.Rocc & M.E.D.) album “Theme Music” is now available on Fat Beats, ITunes, & other retail music outlets. In honor of the Axel F album, we wanted to celebrate by doing a special giveaway to true fans of J.Rocc’s & M.E.D.’s music.
This is what you get if you win:
The Grand Prize bundle: The Axel F “Theme Music” Album Vinyl, “Theme Music” Album Instrumental Cassette, the Axel F “Soft Coin” Picture Disc, the Tasters Choice Mix CD Pack.
For those that live in Los Angeles, this is our special runner up package: The Axel F “Theme Music” Album Vinyl, a pair of tickets to the Flavors 90’s party with Dj Spinna & J.Rocc at The Echoplex on December 12th & the limited edition J.Rocc Flavors 90’s Cassette Mixtape,
Now the million dollar question: how to you win one of these special packages? It’s easy……go follow the Beat Junkies on Instagram and post a creative picture of you purchasing the Axel F “Theme Music” CD with receipt, along with the following hashtags: #AxelF #ThemeMusic #JRocc #MED #BangYaHead #BeatJunkies #AxelFContest and we’ll pick the best picture.
We’ll do the same thing for the runner up winner, but you must show proof of purchase in the pic that you are a Los Angeles/Orange County Resident.
We will announce the winner on Instagram later on this week. Follow us on instagram: instagram.com/thebeatjunkies
A few days ago, J.Rocc & MED aka Axel F made an appearance on Heavyweights Radio courtesy of BRealTV, with hosts Mike XXL & our good friend Dj Truly Odd, to promote their upcoming album “Theme Music”. The album drops this Tuesday, November 25th! S/O to our big homie B-Real of Cypress Hill! Watch the show recap here: http://breal.tv/portfolio/heavyweights-radio-axel-f-x-reem-riches-111914/
What’s up folks…..got another flashback video for Throwback Thursdays.
These particular videos were from the Skratchcon 2000 Convention in the Summer of 2000. We (The Beat Junkies) were asked to participate in the first & only conference that was dedicated to the Art & Education of “Skratch Music”. Of course we were honored to be a part of it, but we didn’t know what capacity what we were going to be involved. To tell you the truth, we were really surprised that we didn’t get asked to be part of the “Team/Group Presentation”, but to be part of the “Trick Mixing” section (Babu went on to be part of the ‘Beat Juggle’ section along with Shortkut. D-Styles was part of the Q&A scratch section with Q-Bert, I ended up being a speaker during the Trick Mixing section).
So when it was time for us to present the “Trick Mixing” aspect of the conference, we decided to actually make a statement by doing our own type of branding, since at that time, there were alot of techinques & styles that were coming out & was presented to the public in a formal fashion for the first time. This is when we introduced the “Beat Junkie Style” of mixing to the public (this style of Djing was developed & mastered by J.Rocc). Both J & Melo-D displayed techinques to the crowd of how we would combine battle dj techniques with style & finesse while able to keep the groove going on in a crowd rocking aspect. At that time, I think people looked at us crazy because we would Dj at clubs to rock dance floors while we still participated in the Turntablism scene. Most people were just straight into Battling or just do Skratch Music. For us, this is part of the culture growing up and learning from our predecesors that came before us. On the real peoples, the Beat Junkie Style, or Trick Mixing in general……it’s really, simply, just “Djing” (well, at least to us….lol).
Anyways, enjoy another Throwback Thursdays……enjoy!
Here’s another single from the J.Rocc & MED collabo called “Omega” featuring Dirty Science‘s very own Blu. Theme Music is due out November 25th on Bang Ya Head Entertainment
This Tuesday, November 11th, our good friend, Karriem Riggins is throwing his special event called “Karriem Riggins’ Juke Joint”. JUKE JOINT is a special evening with Producer/Drummer /DJ Karriem Riggins spins some of his favorite music while blending a variety of music genres. He calls it a Kaleidoscope of music – Soul, funk, hip hop, jazz, rock, and more…. It’s a blend that keeps the head nodding and the people dancing. His special guest is none other than J.Rocc. Come thru for some good tunes. All happening at Couture Hollywood. Don’t Sleep!
This past weekend, the Funky President J.Rocc made his official guest debut on Soulection Radio on Rinse FM with Joe Kay. J drops an all around dope set for the Soulection listeners as well as engaging an interview with the Soulection Head Honcho. Peep out Episode #192 & enjoy!
Sunday, November 23rd is the Ultimate Breaks & Beats 45 Vinyl Party at The Echoplex w/ Biz Markie, Breakbeat Lou, Peanut Butter Wolf, & our own J.Rocc. This event is special because it will mark the first time ALL 4 DJs will be spinning together and this is also to celebrate the legendary UBB compilation series to every Hip Hop Djs grew up with & swear by when getting into the history of the Breaks! This is something that you do not want to miss! Brought to you by ArtDontSleep
For tickets & info: http://www.theecho.com/event/
A few days ago, the Funky President was on 89.9FM KCRW‘s own Anthony Valdez‘s Radio Show to promote the upcoming Ultimate Breaks & Beats show w/ Biz Markie, Breakbeat Lou, & Peanut Butter Wolf at the Echoplex on Sunday, November 23rd. J breaks down his growing up in the OC & becoming Djing. Speaking of PB Wolf, he makes an appearance on the show. Peep out J’s interview below and the exclusive mix here.
This Thursday November 6th at The Virgil, it’s Funkmosphere….Dam Funk‘s classic modern funk/boogie weekly residency. Their special guest, making his first official appearance at the Funkmosphere is the Funky President himself, J.Rocc, doing a special DJ boogie set. This is the place to be if you want to get your groove on.
What’s up folks….hope y’all had a good Halloween weekend.
I’m back with another installment of Mixtape Mondays…..we did a press release that we’re going to have our own channel on Dj Skee’s new Dash Radio app that has been already in effect the last 2 months (go to www.dashradio.com to hear what’s going on or you can download the DashRadio app for your IPhone & Android) in November. We won’t announce the official launch of the Beat Junkie Radio Channel unti we are truly ready to launch it….be on the look out.
For the meantime, in honor of our upcoming relaunching of Beat Junkie Radio, here is an old episode from our Ustream show that we used to broadcast from J.Rocc’s crib and sometimes our old Beat Junkies recording studio, back in 2009….this is different from our 1993/94 96.7FM KWIZ show. This particular mix is the audio portion of episode 9. If you want to watch the old episodes, you can go to www.ustream.tv/channel/beat-junkie-radio
It’s a 2 hour mix broken up into 2 parts, with J & myself playing anything we want at that time on some “don’t give a f*ck” steeze. The vibe might remind you on some Friday Night Flavas/Wake Up Show/Stretch & Bobbito Show steelo……enjoy!
We like to wish a big Happy Birthday to the guy who practically started the Beat Junkies. Yes, today is J.Rocc‘s birthday! If it wasn’t for J’s dream to always wanting his own crew & giving us a bunch of “Green Lantern” rings from his old Comic Book job for us to rep, who knows what we would be doing right now, and you wouldn’t be reading this from our website….LOL!!
If you see the Funky President, make sure you wish him a Happy Birthday….and maybe get him some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups & an Arizona Green Tea. Happy Birthday J!
What’s up folks….I’m back with another installment of “Throwback Thursdays”.
Today’s installment is the official video of J.Rocc‘s single “Stay Fresh”, off his solo debut album “Some Cold Rock Stuf” on Stones Throw Records. This video was shot by Mayer Hawthorne while him, J, & Peanut Butter Wolf were touring Japan (a few months after the 2011 Japan Earthquake & Tsunami). Special cameo by the King Of Diggin, Dj Muro.
The Funky President has been busy in the lab cooking up some goodies. Stay tuned for the Axel F album with M.E.D. in November as well as a special Beat Tape coming out on Stones Throw at the end of the year…..
But for the meantime, enjoy the throwback video (from a few years ago….)
The Funky President remixes a Sylvan Esso song called “Coffee” from their self-titled album that came out this year. He trades in Nick Sanborn’s sweeping synths for some wet newspaper beats that give the track more of an edge, but leaves Amelia Meath’s gorgeous vocals largely untouched. It’s a solid remix of a really great track, and you can listen to it below.
The Funky President J.Rocc does a LP Sampler Mix for Dreamville/Interscope recording artist Cozz reppin for the West Coast. Peep out the mix. Bigups to Byze One. The album “Cozz N Effect” is out right now!
Sampler of the Cozz N Effect album with tracks:
I’m The Man
Knock The Hustle
Western Ave Slave
Our very own J.Rocc & Oxnard’s own M.E.D. join forces to become Axel F. They have an album called “Theme Music” coming out November 25th on Bang Ya Head/Fat Beats. This is the first official video off their album, called “The Set”. Directed by: Paul Delmont. Edited by: Rohan Ali
The Funky President J.Rocc & the good homie M.E.D. are coming out with a full album under the name “Axel F”. The album is called “Theme Music”…..the whole album is produced by J.Rocc and features Blu, OhNo, Guilty Simpson, Marvwon, Tristate, Jimetta Rose, Krondon, & Phil Da Agony. The album will be released on November 25th via Bang Your Head Entertainment distributed by Fat Beats.
1. AXEL’s Intro
3. Screechin White Walls ft. Guilty Simpson
4. The Set
5. …In Brasil (Bonus Beat)
6. Tear The Roof Off ft. Marvwon
7. Omega ft. Blu
8. Paranoid ft. Radio
9. Sofa Coins
10. How It Started (Bonus Beat)
11. SCWF ft. Jimetta Rose
12. All Day ft. Oh No
13. Day Remix ft. Tristate & TB
14. Superman Remix ft. Pok, Krondon and Phil Da Agony
What’s up folks….
Yes, another installment of “Mixtape Mondays”. Today’s feature is an old classic mixtape from the Funky President, J.Rocc. This particular mix is called “4 Track Chaos” in which this mix is reminsce of Dr. Dre‘s legendary Roadium Swap Meet Mixtapes. It’s called 4-Track Chaos for a reason because he did this on a Tascam Cassette Recorder and did a multi-track intro. And yes, the mix came out on a Cassette!!! Enjoy!
This Saturday, October 11th, J.Rocc will be playing a special set at Joshua Brooks in Manchester, England, with the UK’s very own Jon K, Jonny Dub, MLM, & Ty Fitz. Come thru for a wide range of eclectic grooves & dance chunes!
Tonight in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the Funky President J.Rocc will be spinning a special set at The Bird, with special guest: Thelonius. Early bird special: 8 Euros, 12 Euros at the Door!
For more info: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?629463
The Funky President J.Rocc is featured on the Red Bull Music Academy‘s Video Series “Diggin In The Carts”, a documentary series about Japanese Video Game Music.
Peep out J on Episode 4 below as well as his “8bit Mix” at http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/magazine/diggin-in-the-carts:
It’s another installment of Throwback Thursdays Videos. This particular video shows the Funky President himself, J.Rocc is throwin down on 4 Turntables…..yes, I said “4” Turntables! He did this on the Rane TTM68 4 Channel Mixer when Rane Inc debut the mixer at the NAMM Show in 2011. Here, J is paying homage to the old school classic mix records that came out in the 80’s like “Scratch Party”, “Scratch Dance”, “The New York Scratchmasters”, “Mix Trix”, & so forth. Usually those mixes were done “4-track style”, mixing using mulit-tracks. Here, J is demonstrating the mix live with 4 Turntables. The last time someone did something like this was Cut Chemist with his homage to “The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel” using 3 Turntables in the 90’s. And before that, Grandmaster Flash himself using 3 Turntables in the 80’s. Shout out to Mike May at Rane Inc.
Peep the technique below and peep the original mixes that J based his homage to:
Scratch Dance – “Pyramid Mix”
New York Scratchmasters – “Jam #2”
TONIGHT! Friday, September 19th, the Funky President, J.Rocc is doing a guest set at The Grand Rapids Soul Club at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, Mi. Don’t miss this at all!!!
For all our Record Pool Subscribers, we have new edits by our very own Funky President, J.Rocc at the Beat Junkies Digital Record Pool. Available now exclusively at http://staging.beatjunkies.com
On Saturday, September 27th in Los Angeles, our good friends at Stones Throw are throwing a special Pop Up Shop for one day only, selling cassettes tapes along with other Stones Throw goodies. There will also be special cassette Dj sets by Peanut Butter Wolf, J.Rocc, Knxwledge, Mndsgn, & more. It’s a FREE EVENT to all ages from 3-11pm. For the 21+, FREE BEER provided by The Stone Brewing Co. Don’t miss this one time event!
What’s up folks…..
Wanted to post something up in honor of the term “Throwback Thursdays”. These particular video footages are from D-Styles‘ “Phantazmagoria” Album Release Party at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood on November 1, 2002.
A couple of things that made this night special: It was the first time that ALL 6 of us (D, Short, J, Babu, Melo, & myself) had performed together as a band, it was the release of D’s first solo album as well as making history as one of the first Scratch Instrumental album (all the music was made by scratches via multi-tracks) of it’s kind, & this event took place 2 days after the death of the legendary Jam Master Jay. As Babs said in the video “We’re performing songs written, produced, & composed by D, from his album ‘Phantazmagoria’…..it’s a real special night for us…it’s a groundbreaking album that D’s putting out….we’re just members of his band.”
Walk down memory lane with us & enjoy the footage……
A Night At The Knitting Factory
D-Styles Sextet Rehearsal #1
D-Styles Sextet Rehearsal #2
Bigups to our good friends at Mixcrate for always showing us love. You can check out some of our mixes as well as individual Beat Junkie members here:
Shout out to Randall Rufino
Saturday, September 20, the Funky President, J.Rocc and the Original Beat Junkie, Breakbeat Lou, will be spinning together at The Double Door in Chicago. The event is presented by the Soul Summit. Come thru & watch/listen to these 2 heavyweights get down with the sound. Free All Night!
This Friday, September 5th in London, UK, it’s another installment of Deviation brought to you by one of London’s Tastemaker, Benji B. His guests this time is Seven Davis Jr., Goldlink, & our very own J.Rocc.
For more info: http://www.facebook.com/deviationsessions
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!
You may have noticed in recent months that we’ve been very active on social media with our videos and merchandise. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes for quite some time….we know that you’re curious to see what the Beat Junkies have been up to. Well folks, here it is……..
We’d like to welcome you to our newly designed, revamped website. It took us awhile to restructure, as we’ve been working very diligently for well over year to get everything ready. As you can see, we are back with a sleek new design along with several new additions to the site….but for the most part it’s business as usual, Beat Junkie Style!
One of the new features here at beatjunkies.com that we are proud to share is the Beat Junkies Digital Record Pool. Yes. The Beat Junkies started an mp3 record pool, personally curated by us for the DJ community and music enthusiasts alike. Collectively, we decided to combine our experience as DJs and tastemakers to provide a quality music service for DJs apart from existing record pools in the industry. As avid record collectors, we are definitely looking to fill in the gaps and share some of our most prized vinyl records with the public – custom edited in a DJ friendly format exclusively for you! Our digital record pool is a monthly subscription service, and was carefully designed for Professional DJ’s looking to expand their collection and deliver quality multi-genre DJ sets.
For official Beat Junkies product and apparel, be sure and check out our merchandise store!
We’d like to extend our thanks to our contributors, web design, and our web development teams for their creative effort and dedication to producing a quality website on behalf of the Beat Junkies. And of course, a very extra special thanks to you, our loyal friends and followers for your continued love and support. We encourage you to browse through our site at your discretion, and as always, your feedback is appreciated!
Welcome to the new www.beatjunkies.com