TONIGHT, June 25th is another installment of Nightline at the Pot Lobby Bar, brought to you by The Line Hotel & The Beat Junkies. This month’s residents is our very own D-Styles & Melo-D. Free admission from 9pm-1am, 21 & over. Come thru for some good music, drinks, vibes in the heart of Koreatown. Shoutouts to the our main man Chef Roy Choi!
TONIGHT! Friday, May 29th, it’s the return of the Soul Sessions Reunion Summer Series at the Grand Star Jazz Club. With residents Plann B, The Remitch, Baby Bubba, & B-Nasty along with special guest, our very own Melo-D. It’s a 21 and over event, $5 before 11pm, $7 after. Come thru for a night of fun, drinks, & dancing.
This Sunday, May 17th is the return of Red Cup Sunday….but this time it’s a Pop Up Party. Kicking it off is our very own Dj Melo-D, as well as Dj Bad & Dj Bella Fiasco. All happening at the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. It’s a 21 & Over and it is a GUEST LIST ONLY EVENT! If you want to get on the guest list, text 818.561.1688.
This Thursday, March 26th is the return of Nightline, brought to you by The Line Hotel & The Beat Junkies; the monthly joint that happens every 4th Thursdays of each month. This month’s resident DJs: D-Styles & Melo-D. All happening inside the Pot Lobby inside the Line Hotel from 9pm-1am. Come thru for drinks & good music, and if you’re hungry, eat at POT.
Tonight, January 6th, the tag team terror of D-Styles & Melo-D will be rocking a special performance at The Tuesday Blend at The Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas. This is happening on Tuesday, January 6, 2015…..if you know about how D & Melo get down on the cuts, you sure do not want to miss this! Their performance is at 10:30pm For tickets, go to whklv.com
Tonight, November 26th, the Buddaball Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration is happening at Gerry’s Grill in Cerritos. The selectors for the night: our very own Melo-D & Icy Ice, Ollie E, & a special vinyl set by the Mayor of Cerritos, Mark Pulido. All brought to you by Neil Hefner. It’s a 21 and over event from 9p – 2a, and it’s FREE! Also, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, please come & donate some canned food or donate a pair of shoes to give a helping hands.
Big Daddy Kane is a Grammy Award-winning MC who came on the scene in 1986 as a member of the Juice Crew. He is widely considered to be one of the most skilled artists in Hip Hop, and was a major influence on subsequent generations of rappers. With super producer Marley Marl at the helm, Big Daddy Kane recorded some of the best songs in Hip Hop history. As a tribute to one of the greatest lyricists to ever touch the mic, our very own Dj Melo-D made a mix in honor of Big Daddy Kane titled “No Equal”.
Also in conjuction with Melo’s tribute mix to Big Daddy Kane, we uploaded songs from BDK’s catalogue along with few related original samples into our record pool. So Djs, if you are a member of our record pool, don’t sleep! If you’re not, make sure to sign up & join our record pool to get these gems for your digital crates!
Friday, November 28th, the day after Thanksgiving aka Black Friday, our very own Dj Melo-D will be spinning at The Mixtape. All happening at the Terrace in Pasadena. If you want to get your groove on, open format style, this is the place to be!
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!
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
Mixtape/Radio/Internet Vanguard, Dj Skee has launched his new radio app called “DASH RADIO”, a new company and service that will now take part in reinveinting how the public views radio.
DASH RADIO will start off with 50 Radio Stations for the public and Skee has enlisted legendary OG KDAY Mixmasters Julio G & Tony G to run their own station, “1580”.
This is what Julio G had to say about this new venture:
“#1580 ….I’ve been talking about a Big Announcement and Now it’s Here ……The Dash Radio App…..You can now listen to over 50 Stations of different genres of music ….I wanna thank Dj Skee for coming to me from the beginning and offering me a place in his company …I told Skee yesterday that they left me for dead and he came and Revived me and I appreciate him for that….I got you back Skee …Know That….I really wasn’t into Radio anymore but he came to me with an idea of having a Station called #1580 …In Tribute to The West Coast ….There was no way I could say no …I know it’s gonna be a lot of work but for the first time in my over 25 years in Radio …I Feel Free to Do Me …So I Hope You Enjoy 1580 …When you get the App …Make Sure it’s your #1 Station ….In the coming months you will start to hear #WestsideRadio of course Dj Melo-D in The Mix and other Shows and DJ’s I will put together ….. I need people to understand …When you Listen to #1580 your listening to The Authentic People who started all this Hip Hop Radio in L.A…..I’m from This Culture of Hip Hop and I’ve Always worked Hard to Add to it ….From Breaking your Favorite Artist to Producing Hits to Touring The World ….Representing our West Coast Culture …I say that to say this …I’m not Corporate…When you listen to #1580 your getting it from The Real People that did it ….Not some Copy Cat Culture Vultures that are in it for The Buck …..I appreciate you if you spread the word and get the #DashRadioApp and tell a friend ……It’s A New Day for Listening to Music …..Oh yea No Commercials……lol ………..Enjoy your Day…….Thanks to John at Skee TV and the rest of The Crew at The Skee Lodge ……….Enjoy your Day and Enjoy #1580″
The newly developed DASH Radio is available on iOS, Android and in your web browser at dashradio.com.
We like to say Happy Birthday to our very own Melo-D, who celebrated his birthday this past Sunday. This Friday, August 22nd, he, along with Chef Thomas Ortega, will be celebrating their birthdays at Amor Y Tacos in Cerritos. Special guest Djs are the OG KDAY Mixmaster Dj Tony G, the legendary Breakbeat Lou, D-Styles, & Dj Skitz. Come thru to celebrate, hear good music, enjoy great food, & dance the night away.
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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!
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