Saturday, May 23rd, it’s the return of the Magnificent One….the legendary Dj Jazzy Jeff returns to San Francisco along with Dayne Jordan. Plus our very own Shortkut & Rhettmatic will be doing a special 2×4 set, as well as Golden State Warriors‘ own Dj, D-Sharp. All happening at Mighty in San Francisco. This is an event that you don’t want to miss….It will SELL OUT quick, so don’t sleep. Advance Tickets at eventbrite.com
On May 7th & 8th, our very own Shortkut will be in South Korea for the Redbull Music Academy Thre3style S. Korea Finals with the 2013 Thre3style World Champion Dj Four Color Zack. For more info: http://www.redbullthre3style.com/events?country=All&date=All&=Apply
LAS VEGAS – TONIGHT! After the epic Mayweather/Pacquaio fight, come celebrate with Manny Pacquaio & Team Pacquaio at LAX Nightclub inside the Luxor in Las Vegas. Our very own Shortkut & RBMA Thre3style World Champion Dj Hedspin will be the selectors for the event. For table reservations: (702) 262-4529 or www.luxor.com
Tonight, Saturday, April 4th is the return of Triple Threat DJs monthly party at Mighty in San Francisco with Shortkut, Dj Apollo, Vin Roc, & Fran Boogie. It’s FREE before 11pm if you RSVP first: firstname.lastname@example.org. FREE OPEN BAR from 9-10pm. Bay Area Massive come thru & represent!
Our very own Dj Shortkut will be djing at The Malasimbo Music Festival during the weekend of March 13th-15th. Also on the bill will be Goldie, Dj Kentaro, Dj Spinna, Dj Mitsu The Beats, & many more.
For more info: www.malasimbo.com
Tonight, Friday March 6th….our very own Shortkut will be rocking side by side with the incredible Dj Teeko & Dj Audio 1 at the “Open Format” night, all happening at the Neck Of The Woods club in San Francisco. To hear good music & get your groove on while in the Bay Area, this is the place to be. $9 advanced/$10 at door. 21+
This Saturday, March 7th….San Francisco is in for a treat. The Magnificent Dj Jazzy Jeff & our very own Shortkut will be djing together at Mighty SF. If you’ve been to the party before, you would know that these guys get down & you definitely will be hearing good music all night. Get advance tickets at www.mightysf.eventbrite.com. This is something you don’t want to miss!
This Saturday, February 21st, Vinroc & Shortkut brings you another installment of So Much Soul at The Mercer in San Francisco. To hear & dance to R&B, Soul, & Club Anthems, this is the place to be. For more info: www.mercer-sf.com
TONIGHT! Saturday, February 7th is J Dilla’s 42nd birthday and February is what we call “Dilla Month”. In San Francisco, Mighty SF proudly presents “This One Is For Dilla” event in honor of Dilla’s birthday. Returning selectors are our very own Shortkut, Mr. E, Haylow & their special guest, Rhettmatic, playing all J Dilla related joints. All happening at Mighty SF. FREE B4 W/ RSVP: mightysf.eventbrite.com.
Los Angeles….Tonight, January 23rd during the NAMM Show Weekend, it’s the “Do It’ event with residents Dj Expo & Dj Sean O at The Short Stop. Their special guest is our very own Shortkut. This is a FREE Event so early arrival is highly suggested. If you want to get your boogie on, this is the spot!
This Saturday, January 24th, during the NAMM Weekend, our very own D-Styles & Shortkut will be making an appearance at the SCVCG Meet up at Lucky Strike Bowling inside the Outlets at Orange in Santa Ana. Dj Manufacturers such as Serato, Stokyo, Rane, Jetpack, & many more will be in the house. If you are a DJ and are going to the NAMM Show, this is a meet & greet that you do not want to miss.
Saturday, February 7th would be the late great J Dilla‘s 41’st birthday. That same date is the 3rd Annual “This One Is For Dilla” Tribute at Mighty SF. The regular residents are back in effect: Shortkut, Mr. E, & Dj Haylow…..their special guest this time is Rhettmatic. This will be hosted by Fran Boogie.
Free B4 Midnight by RSVP @ DILLADAY.2015.EVENTEBRITE.COM + Open Bar First Hour. This is a 21+ event….you don’t want to miss this. Turn It Up!!!
Speaking of Triple Threat DJs, 2/3 of the T3 crew, Shortkut & Vinroc comes back with their monthly joint, “So Much Soul”, this Friday, January 17th at the Mercer in San Francisco. This month’s guest is Seattle’s own Sean Cee. If you want to hear some R&B/Soul Grooves & get your dance on, this is the place to be.
Another New Years Eve Party to celebrate is at the Into The Future event held at The Church in San Francisco, with our very own Dj Shortkut, our Triple Threat bredren Vinroc, & others.
If you’re in the San Francisco area, this is the plaace to be!
Saturday, December 20th, it’s another installment of So Much Soul brought to you by residents Shortkut & Vinroc, hosted by Fran Boogie. All happening at The Mercer in San Francisco. If you want to hear & dance to some soulful grooves, this is the place to be.
This Friday, December 19th, The 45 Sessions crew brings you the Winter Sessions 2014 featuring the legendary Diamond D (DITC) & the 45 King, along with our very own Shortkut, Dj Platurn, E Da Boss, Dj Enki, Mr. E, Delgado, & Dj Saurus. Hosted by Jern Eye & Fran Boogie. All happening at The Mighty in San Francisco. Bay Area….this is something that you don’t want to miss!
This Saturday, November 22nd, our very own Shortkut will be joining his Triple Threat Djs bredrens Dj Apollo & Fran Boogie along with Royce Rufino at NICE. All happening at John Collins in San Francisco. 21 & up. If you’re in the Bay Area and want to hear good music & dance the night away, this is the place to be!
Two of the dopest Dj’s in the world, Shortkut & D-Styles, will be making a quick run in Russia. First off, they will be making their first Russia appearance at the G-Shock Skratch Event 2014 in Moscow on Thursday, November 13th. Then they will be performing at the Bigger Than Hip Hop event on Saturday, November 15th at the Milo Club. All Russian Massives, make sure you peep out the comrades at their prospective shows.
This Saturday November 1st, the night after Halloween, Shortkut will be continuing the Graveyard Funk at Fright Night….all happening at Club Remy‘s in Santa Rosa, CA. Make sure to come out & get your ‘Freak’ on!
This Halloween Night, Friday October 31st, Shortkut will be joining Papalote’s Mr. E and a host of others at the Villans & Vixen event at 111 Minna St Gallery in San Francisco. There will be a Halloween Costume Contest sponsored by Illest Clothing. Bay Area, this is the place to be to see the Freaks Come Out At Night!
What’s up folks…..yes, another installment of “Throwback Thursdays”.
For those that do not know, Shortkut & myself call ourselves “The Godfathers”, not because we’re like ‘Godfathers’ in the DJ/Turntablist scene, but because we are actual Godfathers (or as the Filipinos would traditionally say, “Ninongs”) to Babu‘s oldest son, Niko….and we were also roommates at one time….LOL!!
Back in the early 2000’s, Short & myself came up with some 2 man tag-team routines while we were roommates. We eventually took our little set on the road while on tour with The Visionaries in Europe. Fast forward to 2013, our sponsors Rane asked the Junkies to perform at their booth for the NAMM Show. Short & myself took the opportunity to try to come up with some stuff that’s similar to what we did back in the 2000’s. A couple of things tho that was standing in our way. (1) We forgot some of our old routines, (2) Short lives in the Bay Area, I live in the LA County, & (3) because of our busy schedules, we only had 1 day, yes…ONE DAY, to come up with something. So Short flew down to LA the day before we were schedule to play at the NAMM booth, so we can practice and try to come up with something. We rented out a rehearsal studio, came up with something, & practice for 6 hours. We were able to remember & incorporate some of our old 2 man routine, and with Short’s suggestion, we reflip a classic routine of The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel. After brainstorming & stressing, this is what we came up with.
Short & myself have always talked about doing a Godfather show, hopefully we can still do one in the near future. Hope you like this little ditty from 2 years ago….oh yeah, peep the other footage below of our original 2 man tag-team routine, back in the early 2000’s when we were using vinyl, 2 Vestax mixers, & 3 Vestax turntables….ah yes, memories….LOL!
From The Visionaries European Tour (2004) in Hamburg, Germany
Speaking of Shortkut’s Birthday……..this Friday, October 17th, he will be spinning a birthday set at The Libra Lounge with Dj Goldenchyld & hosted by Fran Boogie & Randall Rufino. All happening at The Mercer in San Francisco. Come celebrate with Shortkut & other Libras in the house!
Today, October 15th is the birthday of our fellow Beat Junkie brother, Jonathan Cruz….better known to the world as Dj Shortkut. Please wish him a Happy Birthday……
What’s up folks….it’s another installment of Throwback Thursdays. In honor of the official Invisibl Skratch Piklz reunion at A-Trak’s Fool’s Good “Day Off” Party at the Shrine Auditorium in LA this Sunday, October 12th, I thought I post up one of the best Dj battles in the history of mankind…..The Xmen vs ISP.
This happened at the first ITF World Championships during the 1996 Rock Steady Crew Anniversary. Babu & myself competed in this battle, but THIS was the hightlight of the event….this was litterarlly the “Clash Of The Titans”. They broke up it into 2 parts, solos & teams. Both catagories were incredible and both crews were going all out with new techinques & routines. I remember watching this battle in person and the energy in the place was crazy!!!
On the Xmen side: Roc Raida (RIP), Rob Swift, Mr. Sinista, Total Eclipse, & Diamond J. For ISP: Q-Bert, Mixmaster Mike, & Shortkut.
This is the team battle…..remember folks, this is 1996……these skills are still relevent in today’s times…..always timeless, always classic! Enjoy!
San Francisco…..tonight (Oct. 3) at Mighty SF, it’s “A Tribute To The Native Tongues” with A Tribe Called Quest‘s very own Dj Ali Shaheed Muhammed & our very own, Dj Shortkut. This is also the official afterparty for The Triple Threat Djs Celebration for winning the Redbull 2014 Culture Clash San Francisco. If you are in the Bay Area, you surely do not want to miss this!!!!!
This past Wendesday, October 1st was the Redbull Music Academy Culture Clash San Francisco and it was epic! 4 Soundsystems: Dirty Bird, Dub Mission, Tormentia Tropica, & the homies, Triple Threat Djs competed for the coveted clash. Triple Threat consist of our very own Shortkut, the legendary Dj Apollo, the incredible Dj Vinroc, & their mic handler Fran Boogie.
Peep the details & the profiles of the crews here: http://www.magneticmag.com/2014/10/red-bull-music-academy-culture-clash-san-francisco-crews-highlights/
The odds were up against the Triple Threat Djs especially when Dirty Bird brought out the big guns with Dj Craze, Diplo & Major Lazer, Too Short, Pharoahe Monch, & get this…..Daft Punk. Triple Threat had a couple of other surprises of their own: Lyrics Born, Zumbi from Zion I, & Souls Of Mischief….but the real shocker of the night (at least to us) was bringing out the legendary Crystal Waters to perform “Gypsy Woman” live!
Congratulations to our family, the Triple Threat Djs for winning the Redbull Music Academy 2014 Culture Clash San Francisco with such honor…..much deserved!
Whats up folks…..
Thought I would start something in the same vein as our “Throwback Thursdays” Video Series….this time, it’s “Mixtape Mondays”. During these segments, I’m going to post up some of old & new mixes from the crew, as well as the homies, & other mixes that I think that they’re dope. If you’re at work or just cleaning the house, just press play & hopefully you like our latest blog series.
Our first mix is from Shortkut, in honor of him & the Triple Threat DJs competing in the Redbull Music Academy Culture Clash this Wednesday (Oct. 1st) at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. This recording is from his live set from The Boiler Room TV audio/visual show……Enjoy!
On Sunday, October 10th, our very own D-Styles & Shortkut will be joining our good friends Q-Bert & Mixmaster Mike as the Invisibl Skratch Piklz at A-Trak‘s Fool’s Gold “Day Off” the Los Angeles edition at the Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds. With special guests Danny Brown, Kurupt, Travis Scott, Vic Mensa, & many more. This is an event you do not want to miss!
For Advance Tickets: http://www.fgdayoff.com
Our very own Dj Shortkut will be rocking side by side with his Triple Threat partners Dj Apollo & Vinroc at the Redbull 2014 Culture Clash in San Francisco. They will be taking on other notable Bay Area soundsystem collectives: the House Music massive Dirty Bird, the Nu-Cumbia collective Tormenta Tropical, & the local Reggae Selector legends Dub Mission. All happening at The Regency Ballroom. Here’s a description of what’s going down:
“Modeled after a Jamaican sound clash, Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash will stay true to traditional standards and require each collective to bring in their own sound system and set up shop on one of four individual stages. It’s not a DJ battle or band competition, it’s about who has the heaviest sound, the best tunes, the most exclusive dubplates and greatest special guests. It is of course peaceful, but it’s also a clash; so calling out opponents, mockeries, diss records and counteractions are explicitly encouraged. It’s all musical, and it’s all love: once the clash is over, this will have been a great celebration of Bay Area music culture, with different eras and genres all united under one roof.
The night will be recorded by RBMA Radio for your future listening pleasure.
How it works
ROUND ONE – TEMPERATURE’S RISING
The collectives have free choice on what to play, taking the crowd’s temperature and setting the tone for their stage.
ROUND TWO – THE SELECTOR
Each collective is judged on tune selection and presentation.
ROUND THREE – SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY
Crews twist it, playing an opponents style of music. Big test. The mighty may fall.
ROUND FOUR – THE DECIDER
Clashing crews play their biggest and baddest tunes; dubplates, specials and exclusive live performances.”
Bay Area, go out and support your favorite sound system to make sure they win…..we’re biased; we’re rooting for our Triple Threat brothers. This is something you don’t want to miss!!!
Tonight, Friday 9/19….our very own Shortkut will be rocking with his fellow Triple Threat Djs partners, Dj Apollo & Vinroc at the official RBMA Culture Clash Pre Party at Mighty SF. Here’s what Short has to say:
“The Triple Threat DJs are in a soundclash! This Friday, Sept 19th, we invite all Triple Threat fans past & present to come thru and support as we warm up and give a lil preview of how we plan to take the crown at the RedBull Culture Clash in a few weeks! All you crazy loud rowdy muh-fuhs who always show up to a Triple Threat event, this is the one to be at!”
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
The Tag Team Madness of D-Styles & Shortkut will be making their first group appearance in Tel Aviv, Israel at “The Hop” on Thursday, September 11th. This is a special event, so for all the Isreal Massive, this is something you don’t want to miss.
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
Our very own D-Styles & Shortkut along with the legendary Q-Bert performed as the Invisibl Skratch Piklz at Day 1 of the Redbull Thre3style World Finals in Azerbaijan. Congratulations to the 1st heat winner, Carlos Atendido of the Phillippines, who now advances to the final round this week.
From the Redbull site:
“The first night of competition heats kicked off Tuesday at the historic Baku Jazz Centre, with performances by the week’s host DJ Flipout, 2010 Thre3style champ, DJ Karve of Paris, and a rare set by the world famous Invisible Skratch Piklz from California.”
Listen to the audio sets here:
Beat Junkies‘ own D-Styles & Shortkut are in Baku, Azerbaijan right now with Q-Bert to perform/judge at the Redbull Thre3style World Finals……The finals just kicked off yesterday. Check out the video recap…… From Redbull: “The 2014 Red Bull Thre3style World Finals officially got underway in Baku last night after nineteen global hopefuls landed in the Azerbaijan capital.
After a few hours acclimatising to the heat – hello 31°C! – the world finalists got to mingle with this year’s judging panel of DJ heavyweights: The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff, Z-Trip, Krafty Kuts, Skratch Bastid, and Shortkut. Then, to help loosen them up before five nights of DJ battles in front of thousands of eager fans, it was party time at the Pacifico Hotel.
The first battle begins tonight at the Baku Jazz Center, where DJ Bristep (Chile), C-Sik (Canada), DJ FMC (Norway) and Carlo Atendido (Philippines) will be the first contenders to fight for a place in this Saturday’s Grand Final.”
TONIGHT, August 28th, the Motown On Mondays crew will be throwing a special event in honor of the legendary Michael Jackson called “Down With The King”. Their special guest is our very own Dj Shortkut along with the M.O.M. crew: Expo, Cutso, Platurn, Gordo, & Timo. Hosted by Fran Boogie. There will be a special showing of Thriller from 8-8:30pm plus an open bar from 8:30-9:30pm. All happening at Mighty San Francisco. Come & celebrate the life & music of The King Of Pop, Michael Jackson.
Our very own D-Styles & Shortkut will be performing with the legendary Q-Bert as the Invisibl Skratch Piklz at the Redbull Thre3style World Championships in the lovely country of Azerbaijan. They will be performing with the likes of Dj Jazzy Jeff, Z-Trip, FourColorZack, Skratch Bastid, & many more. Here is description of the 2 week filled event:
This coming Saturday, August 23rd, our very own Shortkut will be joining Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def & Neil Armstrong at the Summerdaze event at the Hard Rock Hotel Singapore.
For more info: http://www.matteblacc.com/summerdaze
Our very own Dj Shortkut will be making an Asian tour run for a few weeks. In one of his runs, he will be sharing the same stage with the mighty Mos Def aka Yasiim Bey. On Friday, August 15th, they will be rocking at the Music Revolution event. For more info, go to http://www.facebook.com/guveramalaysia
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.
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