The Beat Junkies video series “Watch The Sound” returns, spotlighting on Djs/Turntablists that we like and letting them get busy. This episode, we feature Redbull 3x LA Thre3style Champion, Dj Dynamix of the IF2 crew. Watch him get down as he chops up the Rasco classic song “The Unassited”. You can follow Dynamix on Twitter and IG: @dynamixif2
The Beat Junkies present:
Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles 7-10PM
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.
Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.
Soundcheck Ep. 9 (6.23.15) with Dom Kennedy & Bad Lucc
Dj Babu set
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge – Get The Money feat Vince Staples
Bilal – Money Over Love feat Kendrick Lamar
Slum Village – Love Is feat Bilal & Illa J
Pete Rock – Heaven & Earth
Black Milk – I Guess
Bilal – Pleasure Toy feat Big K.R.I.T
Pete Rock – ???
Roc Marci – ???
Krondon God Understand Me feat Shafiq Husein
DaM Funk – Just Ease Your Mind From All Negativity
Starship Connection – Heart Breaker
Tek.Lun – Where I Was Born
Guilty Simpson – Popularity Game feat Elzhi
J-Dilla – Curb Servin instr.
Special Guest Dom Kennedy
Dom Kennedy Medley mix (Dj Babu)
Dom Kennedy – Gold Alpinas feat Rick Ross
Dom Kennedy – We Ball feat Kendrick Lamar
Dom kennedy – 1997
Dom Kennedy – P H (prod by Dj Dahi)
Dom Kennedy – Still Callin
Dom Kennedy – Dream To Me
Dom Kennedy – O.P.M
Dom Kennedy – Daddy
Dom Kennedy – Represent (I like that)
Dom Kennedy Interview
Dom Kennedy – 2 Bad
Dj Babu 2nd set
Frank Nitt – Slippin
Madchild – Devils and Angels
Cormega – No Filter feat Roc Marci
Thundercat – Them Changes feat Kamasi Washington
Camp Lo – Black Jesus
Jay Electronica – Road To Perdition
Special guest: Bad Lucc
Bad Lucc Medley mix (Dj Rhettmatic)
Bad Lucc – Buck, Buck, Buck feat Problem
Dubb Union – Dub You! feat Kurupt & Traci Nelson
Bad Lucc – Amazing feat Problem & Stoney The Dealer
Bad Lucc – Bang Dat Shit
Strong Arm Steady – The Movement (Born Into It remix) feat Bad Lucc
Bad Lucc & Mykestro – The Best
Bad Lucc – Hands Down
Snoop Dogg presents Dubb Union – Western Union feat Bj The Chicago Kid & Daz Dillinger
Bad Lucc – Get Em feat Jay Rock
Bad Lucc – Mr. Officer feat Kay Cola
Bad Lucc – Freestyle Accapella
Bad Lucc – Humiliate
Jrocc 2nd set
JP Morgan – Coming Back JP
Junclassic – No Realer feat Maniac
Cazal Organism – Maferefun Oshun/Your Love
Knxwledge – Momma
Krondon – ??
Onra – That’s Me feat Black Milk
Ras G & the African Space Program – Lord of Lords
Alchemist – Bold
Alchemist – Matzik
Freddie Gibbs – Pimp Hand
Common- Nag Champa
NxWorries – Link Up
LOS ANGELES & WORLDWIDE! Tonight (June 23rd) is another episode of Soundcheck on Beat Junkie Radio exclusively on Dash Radio. We are LIVE from 7-10pm PST. Our special guests are 2 of West Coast’s Finest: Dom Kennedy & Bad Lucc. You can tune in tonight by downloading the FREE Dash Radio app for ITunes & Android or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.
The Watch The Sound video series is back again….the last one we did, we featured DMC World Supremacy Champion, Dj IFTW. This time, we are now featuring the recently crowned DMC 2015 LA Champion, Dj Manwell. For more info on Manwell, follow him on IG and Twitter at @djmanwell. For all things Beat Junkies, be sure and visit us at www.beatjunkies.com. Also, tune into our #BeatJunkieRadio station on the new Dash Radio app (free download for iphone and Android)
The Beat Junkies present:
Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
7-10PM Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.
Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.
Soundcheck Ep. 7 w/ Gaslamp Killer & Frank Nitt (5.26.15)
Dj Babu set
Freddie Gibbs – Dope House
Knx & Anderson Paak – Suede
Black Milk – I Guess
Pete Rock – Heaven & Earth
Czarface – Nightcrawler
Raekwon – 1, 2 1, 2 feat Snoop Dogg
Slum Village – Expressive feat BJ The Chicago Kid & Illa J
Just Blaze – Inhuman Nature
Guest: Frank Nitt
Frank Nitt – Slippin
Madlib & Frank Nitty – Pain
Frank n Dank – Everybody Get Up
J-Dilla – We F’d Up feat Frank n Dank
Frank Nitt – Official Supreme feat Botni Applebum
J-Dilla – Pause feat Frank-n-Dank
Frank Nitt Freestyle
Frank Nitt – Classic
Frank Nitt – My Hit Record
Dj Rhettmatic set
Jonwayne – Green Light feat Anderson Paak
Rick Gonzalez – Hail Mary
Hus Kingpin & SmooVth – Playoffs
Agallah – Rolling Stoned feat Ras Kass
Planet Asia – Loogies feat. Godfather Pt. III
Dr Dre – 2Nite feat Kendrick Lamar & Jeremiah
Nikobeats – The Picture
Your old droog – senseless killin II
Rick Gonzalez – Love & Money feat Prodigy
Ed OG – Sorta Way feat Reks
Nas – Life’s A Bitch (J.Rocc remix)
Nikobeats – Iamcrazy
Madlib – Sitar Ride
Gaslamp Killer mix
Dj Babu second set
Madchild – Devils & Angels
Camp Lo – Black Jesus
Nikobeats – Breaking My Heart
Prhyme – Courtesy (Marco polo remix)
Denaun Porter – Told Y’all feat. Rapsody
Fashawn – Higher instr.
Tune in TONIGHT for another episode of “Soundcheck” on Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash. Our tonight’s guests is the legendary Ali Shaheed Muhammed of A Tribe Called Quest, Producer/Arranger/Writer extraordinaire Adrian Younge, & Grammy Award Winning Producer/MC Denaun Porter (Eminem, Pharoahe Monch, Guilty Simpson). Tune in from 7-10pm PST/10pm-1am EST….make sure to Download the FREE Dash Radio app or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.
Soundcheck episode 4 w/ 14KT, Magestik Legend, & Houseshoes is now up on our Soundcloud page. Make sure to listen to Beat Junkie Radio!
Thursday, April 30th is another installment of Nightline brought to you by The Line Hotel & The Beat Junkies inside The Pot Lobby. This month’s residents are our very own Dj Curse & Dj Icy Ice. This is happening every last Thursdays of each month from 9pm – 1am…FREE ADMISSION, 21+. Come thru for a night of good music & drinks!
Tonight, it’s another episode of “Soundcheck”, our live radio show that we do every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month from 7-1opm PST/10pm-1am EST on Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash. This is our 3rd episode and tonight’s guests is the one & only Dam-Funk & the incredible Knxledge. Make sure to download the Dash Radio app for FREE from ITunes or Google Play for your smart phones or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com and TUNE IN! If you’re wondering what our shows sound like, peep out episodes 1 & 2 below:
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.
If you have been following what we’ve been doing, you know that we started our very own Radio Station channel at Dash Radio….Beat Junkie Radio! We also have our very own show called Soundcheck, that we do live every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month from 7-10PM. We launched our first show on February 10th with special guests Dilated Peoples, MED, & LMNO.
People have been requesting for the first episode, so here it is! Enjoy the show & make sure you tune in to Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash.
The Beat Junkies present Soundcheck Ep. 1 (2.10.15)
w/ MED, Dilated Peoples, & LMNO
Common – Rewind That
The Quakers feat. Guilty Simpson – Rip
Mobb Deep – Taking You Off Here
Step Brothers – Swim Team Rastas
Bizarre Ride – Double Lief
Jay Electronica – We Made It feat Jay-Z
MF DOOM – Doomsayer (Young Guru Remix)
Mr. Muthaf**kin Exquire feat. Heron – Chains
Slum Village – Scheming w/ J Dilla, Posdnous & Phile Dawg
PRhyme – U Loos
Cozz – DKBU
J Dilla – Baby feat Guilty simpson
J Dilla – Lightworks
J Dilla – Pause feat Frank & Dank
Dabrye – Game Over feat. Jay Dee
Dinco D x Mellow Man Ace x Jarobi White – Case by Case
D.I.T.C – Digging In The Crates (Dj Premier Remix)
Masta Ace – Top Ten List (??? Remix)
Axel F – Omega feat Blu
Axel F – Searchin’
Axel F – Screechin White Walls feat. Guilty Simpson
MED – Jungle Love feat. Guilty Simpson
Mix: Dj Babu
Vince Staples – Progressive 3 babu edits
Your Old Droog – Bad To The Bone
Fashawn – The Beginning
Guest: Dilated Peoples
Dilated Peoples – Let Your Thoughts Fly Away
Dilated Peoples – Cut My Teeth
Dilated Peoples – Directors
Dilated Peoples Good As Gone (Live)
Pusha T – Lunch Money
Rapsody – Godzilla
PRhyme – To Me To You
NikoBeats – Remove This Doubt
Ultimate Force – I’m Not Playing
Mix: Dj Icy Ice
Slimkid3 x Dj Nu-Mark – No Pity Party
Da Bush Babies- The Love Song
Mass influence – All Out
LMNO – Long Beach (inst)
LMNO – Industry
LMNO & Twiz The BeatPro as Cohorts – Cohorts
Cohorts – Like Mind
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Straighten It Out
Stro Elliot – Miles Funk
The Loop Professor – The Stop and Gil
This Saturday, March 21st, it will be the first time in ages that well-respected Hip Hop DJ’s will be performing again at the extravagant well-known EDM Festival called “Beyond Wonderland”. Our very own Melo-D & Rhettmatic will be joining the legendary Dj Jazzy Jeff & the one & only Dj Z-Trip, rocking a live DJ set. All happening at The San Manuel Amphitheater & Fairgrounds in San Bernadino. For tickets, show times & more info, go to www.socal.beyondwonderland.com.
Recap video of the Beat Junkies Lifestyle brand launch party at the Agenda trade show in Las Vegas, February 2015. For more info on our apparel and lifestyle brand visit us at www.beatjunkies.com or contact us at email@example.com
If you been following us for a hot minute, you would know that we have our very own radio station called Beat Junkie Radio on the Dash Radio App. And if you have been listening to our radio station, you would know that we have our own personal show called “Soundcheck”, which airs every 2nd Tuesdays from 7-10pm PST, and now also every 4th Tuesdays, the same time….so we will be going on every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays.
Our debut show was on February 10th and the crew was in full force (minus Shortkut). We also had special guests MED (Axel F/Stones Throw), Dilated Peoples, & LMNO (Visionaries) to come thru & celebrate with us for our 1st show. We have a video recap to see what was going on that night. To listen to the Soundcheck show as well as our station, make sure you download the FREE Dash Radio App on ITunes & Google Play & search for Beat Junkie Radio on the Dash App. Or you can listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com & search for Beat Junkie Radio.
TONIGHT! Wednesday, February 18th during the Magic Show Convention in Las Vegas, The Beat Junkies will be officially launching their Lifestyle Brand & Look Book. In honor of their new Look Book, they will be throwing a jammy jam to celebrate & spread the word of their latest venture. All happening at the Commonwealth in Downtown Las Vegas. FREE ALL NIGHT from 10pm to 2am, 21 & over. Music provided by, of course, The Beat Junkies. Come thru & rock with the Junkies!
If you have been following our group & individual social media links, we have been hinting of possible doing a radio show….well, sort of. As of today (Monday, February 2nd), The Beat Junkies have teamed up with Dj Skee‘s Dash Radio to officially launch the Beat Junkie Radio channel on the Dash Radio App. Yes, we got our own “Radio Station” playing mixes & music programming 24/7….who would’ve thought that The Beat Junkies have their own music channel. We’ve been working on this project for a good 5 months on making sure everything sounds good & the programming is tight as we can make it, along with getting proper drops & imaging.
To get the Dash Radio App for your IPhone, IPad, Android, or Tablet, you can go to ITunes or Google Play & download it for FREE!
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Listen to Mixes & Music 24/7 programmed personally by The Beat Junkies: Hip Hop (classics & new sh*t), Soul, R&B, Jazz, Funk, Disco, House, Breaks, Samples, Slow Jams, Reggae & many more! Our big brother, West Coast Legend & OG KDAY Mixmaster Julio G has his own channel “1580” on the Dash Radio App. Make sure you peep his channel out as well!
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You can listen to our Channel on the Internet WorldWide at www.dashradio.com. If you love the Beat Junkies & the music we play, this music station is for you! SPREAD THE WORD!
Bigups to Dj Skee, J-Love, Erynn & everybody at Dash Radio for their help & support.
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!
Thursday, November 20th, it’s another installment of Nightline inside the Pot Lobby, brought to you by The Line Hotel & The Beat Junkies. This month’s selectors are Dj Curse & Dj Icy Ice. It’s FREE from 8p-12a. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, Koreatown to be exact, come thru for some great music, food, & vibes! As always, shoutouts to our good friend Roy Choi!
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!
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.
Our very own Dj Melo-D is the special guest DJ for the Grand Opening of Club Vao in Houston, Texas. Come thru if you wanna get your bottle service on & dance the night away. For more info: www.vaoclublife.com
Tonight, October 15th, the Cypress Junkies aka Bobo Meets Rhettmatic will be doing a live performance on Heavyweights Radio on B-Real TV. The show’s hosts are Dj Truly Odd & Mike XXL and airs 6-8pm PST, Wednesday Nights. To watch the show, go to http://www.breal.tv
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……
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
If you like that soulful House Music, then our very own Mr. Choc got that mood for you. Check out his newest mix series “Black Carlos”…..peep the mix stream/download here: http://www.mixcrate.com/mrchoc/black-carlos-8926252
This Saturday, October 11th, Rhettmatic will be the guest DJ at Sa Da Tay Saturdays at The Beauty Bar in Denver; He will be joined by Denver’s own Dj Lowkey. Come thru for some feel good music and dance the night away…..
What’s up folks….it’s another installment of our Mixtape Mondays series. This month’s entry is a little ditty by the one & only Dj Melo-D. If you know our background as Dj’s, growing up in Los Angeles, the Junkies pretty much listened to alot of Techno/Electro Hip Hop in the 80’s, especially listening to the KDAY Mixmasters, Uncle Jamm’s Army, The World Class Wreckin Cru, The Glove, & many more. In this quick mix, Melo just gets busy over classic songs like Numbers, Planet Rock, & Surgery just to name a few……Get your popping on & enjoy the mix. Oh yeah…..for all you Djs & our record pool subscribers, you can pick some of these gems in our Digital Record Pool =)
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.
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!
Our very own Dj Melo-D is spinning tonight at Tryst Las Vegas located inside the Wynn Hotel. If you want to get your Vegas Bottle Service on tonight in Sin City, this is the place to be. For Bottle Service Reservations, call: 702/770-3375
Since we dropped Babu’s classic all purpose “Super Duck Breaks” at our Digital Record Pool, we might as well drop another treat for you. The Official Beat Junkies‘ “Turntable Helpers” Slipmats are available now at our webstore. A pair of slipmats & stickers are included in the pack. Go to www.beatjunkies.com & pick em’ up now! http://staging.beatjunkies.com/product/turntable-helpers-slipmat/
In 1986, our very own Dj Babu changed the game with this timeless scratch record: “Super Duck Breaks”! It’s available now for our Record Pool Members at http://staging.beatjunkies.com. Join Today as a new subscriber for the Beat Junkies Digital Record Pool!
New Beat Junkie Merchandise, “Turntables Helpers” will be available in our webstore very soon. Stay tuned!
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
Even though I posted this particular sound bit on my Soundcloud page 2 years ago, I thought it would be appropriate to post this up on our official website. Here’s a blurb that I wrote for the post that describes our first official venture into the radio airwaves in the 9o’s….
Just recently while doing some cleaning in my home studio, I found a bunch of old cassette tapes which were the aircheck tapes of the Beat Junkie Hour……This is an old recording of an episode of the Beat Junkie Hour Radio Show on KWIZ 96.7FM back in 1993/94. KWIZ was a type of station that you had to pay to play on the air, and at that time, it was $200 or $300 for an hour slot. Even though there was alot of us, we really didn’t have the money to always pay for it, so we would get some sponsors to help us pay for our airtime (as you will notice with some of our “commercials”. LOL!)…..As you can also tell from the recording, we were pretty young, too excited to be on the airwaves, and horrible on the mic, but we were playing alot of the classic underground as well as breaking some new music from the West Coast; we were the first ones to play the Nonce, Ras Kass, and Dilated Peoples when they were known as the Fatliners. This is about the same time when the Baka Boyz first came to LA and started working at LA’s Power 106.
Around this time, the crew was starting to grow, as well as starting to make a reputation in the Dj Battle circuit like DMC & the Rap Sheet Battles….also a little tidbit of information; we had 3 short-lived members in the Beat Junkies at that time: Special J, Dj Sweet Pea (now know as the producer Paul Poli, who produced such hits for the Black Eyed Peas. Christine Millian, & Ashanti), & Dj Rectangle….yes, THAT Dj Rectangle! And this is before Babu & Mr. Choc became official members of the Beat Junkies….officially, there are 13 members in the Beat Junkies.
On this particular episode, you actually get to hear Beat Junkie members that you may or may not be familiar with: Dj Curse, Tommy Gun, & Dj Sweet Pea, as well as J & myself in the mix and the mic. We also shout out other members like Shortkut, D-Styles, Melo-D, Icy Ice, Symphony, Havik, & What?! Most of the time, when you listen to the show, we mostly be cracking jokes on each other, do alot of shoutouts, try to pick up on chicks on the phone, or even hanging up on them….but you can tell we were having fun.
While transfering this from casette to Pro Tools, listening to these tapes reminded me of how young and carefree we were back then; i also cringed at how we sound on the mic (i must’ve said “yknow what im sayin” at least 20 times) as well as my mixes. J always kills it, even back then….boy, have times changed…LOL!!
I’ll try to upload more recordings of the the show later down the line….I’m still going thru tapes and transfering onto protools. Anyways, here’s a little piece of Beat Junkie History for you to experience…..enjoy!
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.”
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 Source Magazine did a spotlight on the Beat Junkies’ Digital Record Pool. To help celebrate this service that they’ve set up, D-Styles created a 25 minute mix Jazz, Hip-Hop, Funk, and Dance music. They also interviewed Rhettmatic about the Record Pool.
Peep the article here:
You can also listen to D’s exclusive mix here:
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.
Here’s footage from the Soulection x Beat Junkies collabo at Soulection’s “The Sounds Of Tomorrow” event that a month ago. This particular footage shows legendary percusionist Eric Bobo of Cypress Hill & our own Rhettmatic aka The Cypress Junkies, going back & forth on the percussion/dj tip.
Bigups to Joe Kay, Andres, SoSuperSam, Kronika, Esta, & the whole Soulection crew for hosting D-Styles, Mr. Choc, Rhettmatic & Bobo at their event.
“Here are highlights from our recent TSOT monthly (L.A.) at The Echoplex w/ special guests Beat Junkies. Legends Eric Bobo and Rhettmatic really brought the energy with the combination of live percussion over Soulection material and forgotten classics.”
Shot by Erik Hurtado / Edited by Eric Coleman & Whest Cornell
Listen to their full set here: https://soundcloud.com/soulection/cyp…
To all my LA Folks…..If you missed the “Korean Soul Food” event with Chef Roy Choi, Jarobi of A Tribe Called Quest, & myself this past Friday at Pot, here’s another opportunity to sample something similar.
Today is the Beat Junkies Sunday Service Brunch that we do every 1st Sunday of each month at Escala in Koreatown, but today is special….it’s the “Eats, Rhymes, & Life” edition with of course, my man Jarobi on chef tip again. Brunch is from 11am to 4pm with yours truly providing the sounds. We will have our regular brunch items like the Beat Junkies Loco Moco Remix, the Spicy Fried Chicken & Coconut Waffles, & more….but Jarobi will be whipping up something & flipping one of the dishes. You just gotta come thru to see what he makes. If you liked his Crispy Shrimp w/ Mayo & Fried Chicken dishes at Pot, then you don’t want to sleep what he’s going to make today.
Early arrival is suggested…..Either the wait will be long or the food might run out….hope to see y’all there today!
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
What’s up peoples……my first official blog post on the Beat Junkies’ website. I’m planning to do more blog posts that’s either Beat Junkie related, my own projects, or stuff that I’m into…..thank you for everyone that’s been supporting the whole Beat Junkie crew from day one!
So for my first post, HipHopDX world premiere a new music video for a song that I did with the homies from the Brown Bag Allstars, so you know I had to post this up here. It’s called “Louis Vuitton Wallets” and features J57 & Koncept. I sampled “Enemies” from my good friend Adrian Younge. The guys shot the video while they were on tour thru California and spitting vicious rhymes over my production.
You can download the song free here: https://soundcloud.com/iamkoncept/louis-vuitton-wallets-prod-by-dj-rhettmatic
Hope you like the song & video……
Dj Rhettmatic feat. J57 & Koncept of The Brown Bag Allstars
“Louis Vuitton Wallets”
Produced by Dj Rhettmatic for Beat Junkie Sound
Video shot by John Coyne
This Sunday, August 31st is the Labor Day Weekend Edition of The Beat Junkies Sunday Service Beats & Eats Brunch with this month’s resident: Dj Melo-D. Food cooked up by Seoul Sausage Chef Chris Oh. Come down for some delicious food while listening to some great tunes….make sure you also try out the special dish, The Beat Junkies Loco-Moco Special, only available for Sunday Brunches. All happening at Escala – 3451 W. 6th St in the heart of K-Town in Los Angeles. What a way to start off your Sunday…..
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.
In remembrance of Aaliyah Dana Haughton, we have released a special “select” edit pack in our record pool. Although her life was cut short in a tragic plane crash. Her beautiful soul and angelic voice will live through her timeless music. In 2008 “The Fader” magazine did a piece on Aaliyah by interviewing those who were very close to her. Below is an excerpt from that article through the eyes of Missy Elliot.
Rest In Peace Aaliyah. 1-16.1979-8.25.2001
Me and Timbaland flew to Detroit. They was testing us out to see if we could make a hit record for Aaliyah, because she was coming off the project for R Kelly and I guess they wanted to try some new producers. We was kinda nervous because we hadn’t done records for any artists of that caliber, but when we first met her, she treated us like she knew us for years, like we grew up with her. She was always very sweet, always smiling and she made us feel like we was big producers when we didn’t have no record out. Even coming off a big album, she never once treated us like we were beneath her.
Me and Tim, our sound was so far left that it was kinda hard for people. They liked it, but they didn’t know if they really liked it, because it was so different from everything else on the radio. But the weird thing was, as soon as we did “One in a Million,” she immediately thought it was a hit. We didn’t have to convince her, she was like, “I’m telling you, this is hot.” I knew then there was a chemistry. She wasn’t close-minded. She was an artist that got it.
After that, we became family. She was my little sister and Tim was my brother. And we became the Super Friends! We felt like we was gonna save the world. We was gonna change music every chance that we got. We felt like we was gonna always be family. Forever.
I think when “If Your Girl Only Knew” first came out, people kinda said, Oh, she got a new sound. But then when “One in a Million” came out, the beat and the melody were so different from anything. I was in a club one night, the DJ took it back TEN TIMES, no lie. And this was in the middle of him playing, like, Biggie records and Tupac records, and here goes “One in a Million” in the middle of all this street rap! That’s when I said, OK, this is something different—we are going somewhere else, we are kind of switching the sound.
Sometimes when I’m talking to Ciara, we’ll bring Aaliyah into the conversation. I know that she would be somewhere in outerspace at this moment, because she grabbed onto the same mentality that we had: be risky. We always said we don’t want somebody else to do it before we do it, so let’s just take it there. How do you know that people are gonna like it or not if you don’t at least try it?
I never seen Aaliyah get mad. She was always so relaxed and reserved. I remember one time at an awards show, me and her and Tim went and got these outfits. I ain’t dressed like somebody else since junior high school, but we all got these Pony burgundy outfits. We was so mad cause we felt like she’s gonna win, and she didn’t get anything! And she was like, It’s cool. But us, we was like, “Nah, man, that One in a Million album was a classic!” But she was like, I’m just happy to be nominated. I never seen her go out of character. She was always sweet and caring and compassionate. Just a good person.
With the sunglasses, I think it was just persona. I mean, she was always a star, but when people can’t see your eyes, they really don’t know how you looking. Your eyes tell a lot, and by her covering them, they really never knew what her personality was. I think once she took the sunglasses off and got into her girl clothes, it was like, Wow, she’s grown. I think people started to feel like they knew her.
Even though she had the big baggy pants on, there was still like a sex appeal. She was like that round the way girl, cause at that time, you had a lot of females dressing in baggy clothes. She kind of related to the regular chicks but at the same time she had a sex appeal to her, so I think it translated. It was a mystique, and it gave her room to keep growing each album.
I still get guys that are like, I used to love me some Aaliyah or I got her on my screensaver. I think every guy had a crush on Aaliyah. If a guy tried to approach her, she was always nice, but you know, it wasn’t like, OK, I’m gonna call you in an hour! But she was always like, Thank you so much, and that was that. She was very focused on her music and her family, so I don’t think she really took to anything they said, until her third album, when she was like, “OK, I’m grown now. Maybe I’ll give you a call.”
Right before she did Queen of the Damned, she came to my hotel and she had these huge gold teeth from one of those comedy stores. I kept begging her to do the lines, and she was doin’ them with these big teeth that was sticking out of her mouth. And we just laughed and laughed and laughed, over and over again. That was my last, greatest memory because, like, she’s a clown! She liked to have fun.
I was in Jamaica when I found out she passed. Somebody called me, but there were so many different rumors on other artists like Luther [Vandross] and Whitney [Houston] at the time that I really cursed another artist out cause I thought they were playin. People were calling cause they thought me and Tim was with her. Then when they started saying this person was with her and this person and this person, I kept hanging up on people. But when I called Tim I could tell something was wrong.
It’s like losing a family member. It’s not like Aaliyah the superstar, the celebrity. It’s like my little sister. You feel empty, you feel in shock, you feel angry. That’s a feeling I can’t even really explain.
Most people look at her as an angel. That’s what she was. I’m not saying that because people feel like they have to say great things because somebody passed away. It is what it is. She was a sweet person with great, incredible talent who didn’t compromise who she was for the world. It was like: I’m gonna be a trendsetter, I’m gonna be an icon, even when I’m gone, you gonna always remember me.
From the Soulection‘s Soundcloud page:
“Last Thursday at The Echoplex was very historical for the L.A. music culture. We brought two worlds together (Pioneers & next generation) audiences/vibes in one room. The Beat Junkies are a legendary DJ crew that have inspired Soulection. The Cypress Junkies (consisting of Rhettmatic & Eric Bobo [member of Cypress Hill]) really threw down one of the best performances in our TSOT history. To hear them play percussion, scratch over beats by Sango, Tek. Lun, Araabmuzik, and more was truly inspiring. The audio can only give you an idea but you had to be there to really soak it all in. Enjoy this one.”
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LA meets NYC as our very own DJ Rhettmatic enlists Brown Bag AlLStars’ J57 and Koncept for his latest release, “Louis Vuitton Wallets.” An Adrian Younge-sampled gem that isn’t attached to any project, but will receive the visual treatment soon enough as the group shot a video recently while touring California.
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