TONIGHT – JULY 17TH: VS LOS ANGLELES w/ HOUSESHOES & MR. CHOC AT THE COMPLEX

Tonight (July 17th), it’s the return of the monthly soundclash event “VS Los Angeles” at The Complex in Glendale. This month’s special guest is the one & only Houseshoes, in which he will be playing all Dj Premier songs, & our very own Mr. Choc, who will be playing Pete Rock‘s catalogue. Along with residents Dj Nobody & Taurus Scott. It’s a 21 and over event from 9p-2a; $5 all night. This is a night you don’t want to miss!

TONIGHT – THURS. 5.28.15: THE LINE HOTEL & BEAT JUNKIES PRESENTS NIGHTLINE AT THE POT LOBBY BAR w/ RHETTMATIC & MR. CHOC

Tonight, The Beat Junkies are back with their monthly joint Nightline at the Pot Lobby Bar inside the Line Hotel in Koreatown, Los Angeles. This month’s residents are Rhettmatic & Mr. Choc. It’s FREE All Night from 9pm – 1am…21 and over. Come thru for some good music, good vibes, & good drinks. Spread The Word!

TONIGHT! FRI. MAY 8TH: FOOTLONG DEVELOPMENT PRESENTS THE ART OF STORYTELLIN w/ SAKE ONE & MR. CHOC

TONIGHT!, May 8th, Footlong Development presents “The Art Of Storytellin”, the official LA Tribute to Outkast & The Dungeon Family with the Bay Area’s own Sake One & our very own Mr. Choc. Opening set by Dj Expo. All happening at The Echo in Los Angeles. For more info & pre-sale tickets, go to www.footlongdevelopment.com

TONIGHT – FRIDAY 4/17: MR. CHOC AT “A NIGHT AT THE GRANDSTAR”

Our very own Mr. Choc will be getting down on the decks tonight a “A Night At The Grandstar” with Mark Luv, Vicious Lee, Xist, Dj Abel, Dj Havik & more! Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Dance Music will be heard all night long.  Come thru for a good night of music & dancing.  All happening at the Grandstar Jazz Club in Chinatown (Downtown LA).

NEW MIX: MR. CHOC – “THE ART OF STORYTELLIN” (OUTKAST/ATL ARTISTS MIX)

Our very own Mr. Choc just did a special Outkast & artist related mix for Footlong Development‘s “The Art Of Storytellin” LA Party with Sake One on Friday, May 8th at The Echo….He will be joining Sake on the set as well as an opening set by Dj Expo.  This mix should hold you down til the party. If you like what you’re hearing, you can peep the tickets at www.footlongdevelopment.com. S/O to our good friends Asad & Ryan.

MR.CHOC’S ‘The Art Of Storytellin’ Live Mix by Footlong_Development on Mixcloud

THURSDAY, APRIL 2ND: J.ROCC PRESENTS “AYCD” w/ BLACK CARLOS & RHETTMATIC at DEL MONTE SPEAKEASY

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”!

WED. APRIL 1ST: FREEDOM OF BEATS w/ DJ REVOLUTION, MR. CHOC, & MORE at THE SALVAGE BAR

This Wednesday, April 1st….it’s the return of Dj Revolution‘s “Freedom Of Beats” at The Salvage Bar & Lounge in Downtown LA.  His special guest is our very own Mr. Choc.  The basis of the event is basically “No Playlist, No Format, No Restrictions”.  It’s a Guest List Only event….you can get on the list by emailing at www.freedomofbeats.com.

TONIGHT – MARCH 16: MOTOWN ON MONDAYS w/ special guest: MR. CHOC + HAPPY BIRTHDAY C-MINUS

Tonight, Monday March 16th is a special edition of Motown On Mondays. The MOM crew is celebrating their very own C-Minus‘ birthday. To help celebrate the Fantastik 4our member, C-Meezy’s Ruffnexx partner & our very own Mr. Choc is doing a special set, along with residents Dj Expo & Monalisa.  All happening at the Shortstop in Los Angeles. Come thru to celebrate C-Minus’ birthday as well as getting down with soulful Motown sounds!

TONIGHT! SUNDAY, MARCH 15: JOINT VENTURE w/ MR. CHOC, DJ EXPO, & MORE

TONIGHT, March 15th, it’s the return of Joint Venture at the Luxe City Center Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, every 1st Sunday of each month. With residents Mr. Choc, Dj Expo, Maheras & Bas, James Jordan, & Dj Kerry. For some good dancing to House Music on a Sunday, this is the place.

NEW MIX: ALMIGHTY RUFFNEX (MR. CHOC & C-MINUS) presents “LIVE AT BOOMBOX” (2X4 J DILLA TRIBUTE)

On Saturday, February 7th, 2015, our very own Mr. Choc & C-Minus aka The Almighty Ruffnex (& 2/4 of the Fantastik 4our w/ J.Rocc & Dj Truly Odd) did a live 2×4 mix during Boombox‘s Annual J Dilla Tribute. The guys practiced hard for this….Mr. Choc finally released it on his soundcloud page. Enjoy the mix as today is the last day to celebrate Dilla Month…..Turn It Up!!

TONIGHT! THURSDAY – FEB. 26: THE LINE HOTEL & THE BEAT JUNKIES PRESENTS NIGHTLINE w/ MR. CHOC & DJ BABU

TONIGHT! Thursday, February 26th is another installment of our monthly joint “Nightline with The Line Hotel. This month’s residents are Mr. Choc & Dj Babu. All happening inside the Pot Lobby from  9pm-1am, FREE ALL NIGHT! It’s 21+. If you’re hungry, make sure you go and eat at The Pot Restuaruant for some delicious food prepped up by our good friends Roy Choi & Jude Parra-Sickels. Another Beat Junkie Sureshot!

SUNDAY – FEB. 22: “JOINT VENTURE” w/ MR. CHOC, DJ EXPO, & MORE!

This Sunday, February 22nd, a new monthly joint that’s going down in Downtown Los Angeles called “Joint Venture” with resident DJs, our very own Mr. Choc aka Black Carlos, Dj Expo, James Jordan, Plastic Love, & Dj Kerry playing House Music & other dance music tunes.  All happening at the Luxe City Center Hotel Terrace. This is the newest spot to get your groove on!

TONIGHT! SATURDAY, FEB. 7TH: BOOMBOX “THE DILLA EDITION” w/ MR. CHOC & C-MINUS + host: M.E.D.

TONIGHT! Saturday, February 7th, is the 8th Annual J Dilla Celebration at Boombox, which falls on Dilla‘s birthday. For this event, our very own Mr. Choc & Friday Night Flava‘s own C-Minus aka The Ruffnexx will be doing a special 2×4 Dilla set. Now you’re wondering what’s their connection with Dilla? They’ve known Dilla personally since during his days at Payday Records when he was signed for a hot minute with Phat Kat as “1st Down”. Also, hosting the night is Stones Throw artist & Dilla affliiate MED plus residents Inka One, Ben Diggin, & Analog. All happening at The Grand Star Jazz Club in Downtown LA. This is something you don’t want to miss.

WED. DEC. 31: NEW YEARS EVE DANCE PARTY 2014 w/ MR. CHOC & ALFRED HAWKINS at THE DEL MONTE SPEAKEASY

Another party that’s going down for NYE is the New Years Eve Dance Party at The Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice. Our own Mr. Choc & Firecrackers’ own Alfred Hawkins will be spinning the grooves to help you get right for the new year.

For more info: www.townhousevenice.com

VIDEO RECAP: THE DILATED PEOPLES FAMILY TREE SHOW AT THE OBSERVATORY (11/20.14)

Here’s a video recap of Dilated PeoplesFamily Tree show at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA this past November. With special guests The Alchemist, Defari, Fashawn, Exile, Madchild, & our very own Rhettmatic & Mr. Choc. The show was an sold out event as the video shows bits & pieces from the show. The video is shot by Brand-O. “Directors Of Photography” is available now on Rhymesayers Ent.

TONIGHT, NOV. 20TH: DILATED PEOPLES at The Observatory w/ STEP BROTHERS, FASHAWN, EXILE, MR. CHOC & RHETTMATIC

TONIGHT (November 20th), it’s the Dilated Family Tree show with Dilated Peoples at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Ca. Sharing the stage with them is the Step Brothers aka Alchemist & Evidence, Fashawn & Exile, & our very own Mr. Choc & Rhettmatic.  UPDATE: Swollen Members‘ very own Madchild just recently added to this ill line up! This is definitely a family affair. For more info & ticketes, go to www.observatoryoc.com.

WED. OCT. 22ND: MR. CHOC, DJ CURSE, DJ HAVIK, & ICY ICE ON “BARNYARD MIXSHOW” LIVESTREAM

Some of the crew members will be representing live on the “Barnyard Mixshow” Ustream TV show, broadcasting live this Wednesday, October 22nd.  Mr. Choc, Dj Curse, Dj Havik, & Icy Ice are repping for the Junkies, along with other special guests: The Handroids, Dj Eri, Clenz Roc, Dj Stress, & many more.  If you like watching cats get down on the tables & hear fresh scratching & beat juggles, this is the show you need to peep out.

www.ustream.tv/channel/the-barnyard-lab-mixshow

CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR MIXES AT MIXCRATE.COM

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:

http://www.mixcrate.com/thebeatjunkies
http://www.mixcrate.com/djmelod
http://www.mixcrate.com/djshortkut
http://www.mixcrate.com/rhettmatic
http://www.mixcrate.com/mrchoc
http://www.mixcrate.com/dstyles
http://www.mixcrate.com/jrocc

Shout out to Randall Rufino

UPDATE (TONIGHT) THURSDAY – AUG. 28: THE LINE HOTEL & THE BEAT JUNKIES PRESENT NIGHTLINE w/ MR. CHOC & ICY ICE

UPDATE (TONIGHT) This Thursday, August 28th, The Line Hotel & The Beat Junkies present their monthly collabo, “Nightline” inside the Pot Lobby.  This month’s residents are Mr. Choc & Icy Ice.  All happening at the Line Hotel – 3515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca. 90010 in the heart of Koreatown.  Come thru for a night of good music, delicious food & drinks, & great vibes. It’s FREE ALL NIGHT! Bigups always to our good friend Roy Choi.

DILATED PEOPLES “DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY” ALBUM OUT NOW! AMOEBA LA IN-STORE + RELEASE PARTY TONIGHT!

Directors Of Photography is out right NOW! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/directors-of-photography/id888157238

or http://fifthelementonline.com/products/dilated-peoples-directors-of-photography

To celebrate the release of their new 6th album “Directors Of Photography”, Dilated Peoples are throwing a shindig in its honor.  All happening at the Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood.  This is an event that you do not want to miss. Directors Of Photography is available on Rhymesayers Entertainment.

UPDATE: Joining Dilated Peoples to celebrate the release of their new album will be special guests: Fashawn, Madchild of Swollen Members, & Supernatural, along with our very own Mr. Choc & Rhettmatic on the 1’s & 2’s.  Tickets are almost sold out….Don’t Sleep!!!

UPDATE #2: Dilated will doing at in-store at Amoeba Records Los Angeles in Hollywood at 6pm!

Common Freestyle at Fat Beats NYC 1997

Summer of 1997, A young Common Sense stopped by Fat Beats NYC and dropped a freestyle over a Gang Starr classic “You Know My Steez”. Peace to Preemo and R.I.P to Guru. Make sure you check out Preemo, along with Mr. Choc and Icy Ice this Sunday 8/10 at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana. This video is courtesy of our friend Dj Eclipse. Make sure you follow his youtube channel itsdjeclipse.

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INTRODUCING THE BEAT JUNKIES DIGITAL RECORD POOL (VIDEO)

With an extensive catalogue of custom edits, remixes, & rare acapellas, our record pool at www.beatjunkies.com provides a wide array of selections to accommodate any DJ.

Our music library transcends all of our favorite music genres and provides a healthy range of selections for professional and aspiring DJs alike. With new content uploaded weekly, we strive to keep your crates fresh….Stop by and visit us at http://staging.beatjunkies.com for subscription details!

Video by: Brand-O

WELCOME TO THE NEW BEATJUNKIES.COM!

Peace Everyone,

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