IN HONOR OF ROC RAIDA’S 8 YR ANNIVERSARY, “ROC4RAIDA” HAS LAUNCHED!

On this 8th year anniversary (September 19, 2017) of our dearly departed Anthony “Roc Raida” Williams, Dj Rob Swift & John Carluccio are happy to introduce #Roc4Raida (http://roc4raida.vhx.tv/), the official website for downloading & streaming rare DJ Roc Raida video titles. 100% of the proceeds go to Raida’s family.

EVENT: MONDAY (10/9/17): GLENDALE TECH WEEK AT BJIOS!

Join us Monday October 9th from 5-8pm at the Beat Junkie Institute of Sound for an up close look inside the world of DJ’ing. Take a tour of our facility and learn how to DJ on state of the art equipment from the Beat Junkies! Light appetizers and cocktails will be served, be sure and reserve your space!

Come celebrate the launch of Glendale Tech Week 2017 with LA’s very own Beat Junkies!

This is a private event and BJIOS will be closed. 

RSVP is required as space is limited, click on the RSVP link to join!

https://www.beatjunkiesound.com/eventcalendar/2017/9/14/bjiosglendale.eventbrite.com

 

TONIGHT (9/15/17): SNAPBACK LBC w/ DJ ICY ICE, DJ REMARK, & DJ ORION!

Tonight (September 15th) is another installment of Snapback LBC at The Federal Bar in Downtown Long Beach. This week is Resident Night: Dj Icy Ice, Dj Remark, & Dj Orion + hosted by Toquan The MC.  If you love classic Hip Hop & R&B, this is a perfect way to kick off your weekend!

TONIGHT (9/14/17): SNAPBACK NOHO w/ special guest BRANDI GARCIA!

Tonight (September 14th) is another installment of Snapback North Hollywood at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood. This week’s guest is Brandi Garcia + residents Dj Icy Ice, Dj B-Stang, & Dj Ever-ED-E; hosted by Paris Paul.  If you love classic Hip Hop & R&B, this is a perfect way to kick off your weekend!

AUDIO: “ESSENTIALS WITH MIKE NARDONE” ON BEAT JUNKIE RADIO (9/9/17)

It is an honor to have the legendary LA Hip Hop Radio personality, Mike Nardone return to the airwaves on Beat Junkie Radio. He returns to his roots by debuting his new show called “Essentials” on Beat Junkie Radio.  If you’re not familiar with Mike Nardone, he was the first person to start up a college Hip Hop radio show in 1987 at KXLU (Loyola Marymount) in Los Angeles called “We Came From Beyond” as well as having a show on the defunct 92.3 The Beat called “Da Joint” with King Emz.  Mike is the West Coast counterpart of the legendary NY Radio Duo, Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia.

Essentials with Mike Nardone will NOW be airing every 2nd Saturdays of each month from 4-6pm on Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash. You can listen to Mike’s show by either downloading the FREE Dash Radio App from ITunes or Google Play or listen on the web: www.dashradio.com.

SAT. (9/9/17): THE GRAND OPENING OF THE BJIOS TECH SHOP POWERED BY OPEN FORMAT LA & JESSE DEAN DESIGNS!

This Saturday (September 9th), we are proud to present the Grand Opening of our BJIOS Tech Shop, powered by Open Format LA & Jesse Dean Designs. These 2 entities are one of the leading companies that are helping building the ‘Portable Turntablist’ scene.  Now we have them at the Beat Junkie Institute Of Sound to help out all your portable turntable needs, like custom made modifications, repairs, & merchandise.  It’s going to be a big event with some giveaways as well as food trucks by White Rabbit, Dream Donut Truck, A1 Scale Fish & Meat Tacos, & many more.  Thank you to the event sponsors: Serato, 12 Inch Skinz, Innofader, Battle Ave, Odyessy, Cut And Paste Records, Jason Markkk, & many more.  The event is from 1-8pm and it’s FREE!!  ALL DJS/TURNTABLISTS/PORTABLE TURNTABLISTS WELCOME!

RSVP REQUIRED: bit.ly/TECHSHOP

AUDIO: J.ROCC’S “ADVENTURES IN STEREO” w/ DAMIAN “JR GONG” MARLEY!

This is a past recording of “Adventures In Stereo” radio show few months ago.  The Funky President J.Rocc brings in the legendary Damien Marley.  J.Rocc’s radio show is now every Friday from 8-10pm on 90.7FM KPFK in Los Angeles or listen on the internet: www.kpfk.org.

MONDAY (9/4/17): MOM LA’S “CALIFORNIA SOL” w/ RHETTMATIC, MUSIC MAN MILES, SEANO, DJ EXPO & MORE!

Join LA’s favorite Monday night weekly dance party, MOM LA (Motown On Mondays), to celebrate your Labor Day in style, ‘Upstairs’ on the rooftop of Ace DTLA! Soak in the sunshine & lovely view of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline with the MOM LA Players, plus special guests, serving up feel good music to feed your soul and keep you movin’ and groovin all day long.

For the thirsty & hungry party goers, the rooftop bar will have a fine selection of craft cocktails, draft beers, and gourmet bites for offer. All sun worshipers & water lovers are invited to enjoy the rooftop pool area. Grab your dancing shoes, tell a friend, and get ready for a funky good time!

featuring special guests
DJ RHETTMATIC (Beat Junkies / Cypress Junkies)
MUSIC MAN MILES (Funky Sole / Breakestra / The Root Down)
SEANO (Nu-Tropic / Church)
CASERTA

all vinyl poolside vibes w/ special guests
DJ DEBO (Funk Freaks)
SOUL MARCOSA (The Wyldewood Green)
DJ MAGNETO
ERVIN ARANA (The Root Down / Soul Simple)

along with The MOM LA Players
EXPO
SLOEPOKE
C-MINUS

Spinning Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco, House, & World sounds. Originals, remixes, re-edits, and more!

location:
“Upstairs” at Ace Hotel
933 S. Broadway St.
Downtown LA, CA 90015

2PM – 10PM
All Ages until 8pm / 21+ after 8pm
Free all day and night

Valet Parking: $7 for the first 3 hours (with validation)

SEE THIS EVENT ON FACEBOOK AT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/529515884059490/

SAT. (9/9/17): THE BJIOS TECH SHOP GRAND OPENING by OPEN FORMAT LA & JESSE DEAN DESIGNS!

Saturday (September 9th) is the Grand Opening of the BJIOS Tech Shop by Open Format LA & Jesse Dean Designs.  We officially open up for all you Portable Turntablists where you can get your portable turntables purchased, modified, & repaired at. In celebration of the grand opening, we will be having Open Turntables, Food Trucks, & many more.

It’s FREE but you must RSVP:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beat-junkies-tech-shop-presented-by-open-format-x-jesse-dean-designs-tickets-37213862665

 

SUNDAY (9/3/17): RHETTMATIC AT THE GOODNESS – DENVER, CO!

This Sunday (September 3rd) during Labor Day Weekend, Rhettmatic will be spinning at The Goodness, all happening the Meadowlark’s Patio in Denver, CO.  It’s a daytime event from 3-9pm with resident Dj Lowkey + special guests Dj Morsecode, Dj Equal, & Dj Mikey Fresh. It’s the last Goodness party of the Summer.  If you are in the Denver area, this is the spot to be!

SEPT 2ND & 3RD: DILATED PEOPLES AT THE DRY DIGGINGS MUSIC FESTIVAL!

September 2nd & 3rd during the Labor Day Weekend, Dj Babu will be joining his group Dilated Peoples at the Dry Diggings Music Festival.  Also on the bill is Dilated’s own Evidence, Anuhea, Spawnbreezie, & many more. If you want to get your camping on & watch musical acts, this is the place to be.

For tickets: https://drydiggingsfestival.com/buy-tickets 

 

AUDIO: J.ROCC’S “ADVENTURES IN STEREO” w/ special guest DJ QUIK!

This is a past recording of “Adventures In Stereo” radio show few months ago.  The Funky President J.Rocc brings in the legendary Dj Quik.  J.Rocc’s radio show is now every Friday from 8-10pm on 90.7FM KPFK in Los Angeles or listen on the internet: www.kpfk.org.

FRIDAY (9/1/17): RHETTMATIC at “DILLA’S DONUTS” POP UP/DELICIOUS PIZZA LA!

(Los Angeles, CA): September 1st & 2nd,Delicious Vinyl presents Dilla’s Donuts L.A. Pop Up Shop. Join us at Delicious Pizza Cafe (6601 Sunset Blvd.) for donuts, music and more.

Dilla’s Delights, the Detroit based doughnut shop launched by Herman Hayes, uncle of the late, great legendary hip-hop producer J Dilla, will be providing an assortment of organic and aptly named donuts for the first time in Los Angeles for your snacking pleasure; McNasty Macaroon, Blackboottom Beatstreet Blueberry, D-Lime Glaze, Rasul Wasi aka the Titus Conant Garden Glaze, Fantastic Fritters, Cakeboy Chocolate & more!

Along with the donuts, exclusive J Dilla merchandise and vinyl releases will be on sale. Delicious Vinyl recording artist Frank Nitt (Frank-N-Dank, Yancey Boys) will be hosting live DJs and MCs all weekend, including DJ Rhettmatic on Sept. 1 at 8pm. Soul Circle Radio will be webcasting live on Sept. 2 from12pm-2pm.

“SCRATCH PACK” PACKAGE LESSONS AT THE BEAT JUNKIE INSTITUTE OF SOUND!

The Beat Junkie Institute Of Sound is offering a special “Scratch Pack” for all you Scratch DJs!  We’re offering classes for Intermediate Scratch Training & Advanced Scratch Training. These classes are for those that want to focus on maintaining & improving your scratching skills.  Our rotating instructors are D-Styles, Babu, & Melo-D, 3 of the best Scratchers in the world!

If you’re interested in getting your skills up in Scratching, you can sign up/ask for information at info@beatjunkiesound.com.

ASSESSMENT IS REQUIRED FOR INTERMEDIATE!

TONIGHT (8/29/17): SCRATCH TRAINING w/ MELO-D AT BJIOS (6-7PM)

Tonight (August 29th), our very own Dj Melo-D will be heading our Intermediate Scratch Training class at the Beat Junkie Institute Of Sound from 6-7pm. For all you Scratch DJ’s that want to improve on your techniques, this is the class you want to take & learn from one of the best.  Limited spaces available & DJ assessment scheduled is required to take classes.  To sign up & more info: info@beatjunkiesound.com

Beat Junkie Institute Of Sound
5130 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA, 91204

(818) 484-8658

VIDEO POST: A TRIBUTE TO DJ AM BY DJ MELO-D!

On this day, August 28th 2009, we lost the incredible DJ AM. In rememberance of our brother and all of his contributions to the art form and the DJ community, here is a tribute from our very own DJ Melo-D in honor of one of the greatest to ever do it on the 2 turntables. Rest In Peace Adam Michael Goldstein aka DJ AM.

Recorded at the Beat Junkie Institute of Sound in Glendale, Ca. #DJAM #Turntablism #BeatJunkies #BJIOS #DJ #Serato #PioneerDJ #Mixars #QSCAudio #FluidAudio #Shure

AUDIO: “ESSENTIALS” w/ MIKE NARDONE (JULY 8, 2017) – R&B 1984-1986!

It is an honor to have the legendary LA Hip Hop Radio personality, Mike Nardone return to the airwaves on Beat Junkie Radio. He returns to his roots by debuting his new show called “Essentials” on Beat Junkie Radio.  If you’re not familiar with Mike Nardone, he was the first person to start up a college Hip Hop radio show in 1987 at KXLU (Loyola Marymount) in Los Angeles called “We Came From Beyond” as well as having a show on the defunct 92.3 The Beat called “Da Joint” with King Emz.  Mike is the West Coast counterpart of the legendary NY Radio Duo, Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia. This particular episode, Mike is playing R&B soul from 1984-1986.

Essentials with Mike Nardone will be airing every 2nd Saturdays of each month from 4:30-6:30pm on Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash. You can listen to Mike’s show by either downloading the FREE Dash Radio App from ITunes or Google Play or listen on the web: www.dashradio.com.

AUDIO: SOULECTION RADIO EP. 312 feat. THE BEAT JUNKIES!


â–¶ Soulection ~ The Sound of Tomorrow
â–¶ facebook.com/soulection | twitter.com/soulection
âžś Show #312 Track List: bit.ly/Show312TrackList
~ Watch The Story of Soulection Radio: youtu.be/UjTbCD3coBk
â–¶ Discover: @world-famous-beat-junkies @rhettmatic @mrchoc @joekay

J.Rocc, Mr. Choc, & Rhettmatic of the Beat Junkies visit Soulection Radio & catch up with Joe Kay as they discuss the opening of the Beat Junkie Institute Of Sound as well as getting down on the decks. >>> www.beatjunkiesound.com

** Soulection Radio Shows on Beats 1 are archived here 6 days after they air live on Saturday from 7pm-9pm Pacific**

NEW VIDEO: INSIDE RHETTMATIC’S STUDIO! “RHETT GOT BEATS”

Dj Rhettmatic of the World Famous Beat Junkies has been DJing for well over 20 years. A Dj champion, member of The Visionaries, Crown Royale, the Cypress Junkies and the Dirty Disco Squares, Rhett has been producing for just about the same period of time, creating backdrops for artists from Aloe Blacc to Ras Kass on well over 50 releases.

And now it comes time for the OG staple of the West Coast to step out with his own full-length instrumental project. May 19th, 2017 you will find out, if you didn’t already know, that Rhett Got Beats. At 18 tracks beatin’ down the block, with a bonus feature from Hieroglyphics’ Opio and Pep Love, this will fit nicely in your Street Corner Music collection.

In this video footage, Rhettmatic is in his home studio, which he calls it the “Sound-O-Matic Lab”, playing beats (old & new) from all the various machines that he uses to produce with: the classic E-MU SP1200 & the Akai MPC2000 Drum Machine Samplers as well as his current production tool, Propellerhead’s Reason Software. You can actually hear the progression of his production throughout the years with each music equipment, even with some beats that he forgot that he made.

Video shot/edited by Dj Underkut of Open Format LA
http://www.instagram.com/underkut
http://www.openformat.la/

“Rhett Got Beats” presented by Houseshoes on Street Corner Music available NOW!
ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rhett-got-beats/id1230719640?app=music&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Bandcamp:
https://rhettmatic.bandcamp.com/album/rhett-got-beats

http://www.twitter.com/rhettmatic
http://www.instagram.com/rhettmatic
http://www.facebook.com/djrhettmatic
http://www.soundcloud.com/rhettmatic
http://www.mixcloud.com/rhettmatic
http://www.beatjunkies.com
http://www.beatjunkiesound.com
http://www.streetcornermusic.bandcamp.com

VIDEO: NBC LA’S “LIFE CONNECTED” w/ DJ BABU & NIKOBEATS

Our very own Dj Babu & his son Nikobeats were featured on the NBC LA Channel 4‘s “Life Connected” series in honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month.  They were interviewed during the official Grand Opening of the Beat Junkie Institute Of Sound in Glendale this past April.  Thank you to Hetty Chang for the interview!

AUDIO: GANGSTARR – THE FINAL TRIBUTE! MIXED BY STARTING FROM SCRATCH & DJ GROUCH

The collaboration of T-Dot’s Finest repping for One of Hip Hop Duos of All Time, Gangstarr!
Dj Starting From Scratch takes you on the ultimate musical journey showcasing the greatest songs/features of Guru & Dj Premier & our very own Record Pool Ambassador, the legendary Dj Grouch gives you the ultimate retrspect by cutting up some of Gangstarr’s greatest Breaks/Breakbeats. All this combined gives you THE ABSOLUTE GREATEST TRIBUTE TO THE GANGSTARR. that you’ll ever get your hands/ears on!!! You know it’s also legit when Preemo himself drops an official drop for the mix.  Rest In Peace Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal aka The Guru!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/dj-starting-from-scratch-podcast/id1188055478

VIDEO RECAP: BEAT JUNKIE INSTITUTE OF SOUND “GRAND OPENING”

On April 15th 2017 in Los Angeles, CA, we had the honor of having our grand opening of The Beat Junkies Institute Of Sound.  Located in Glendale, California, we offer fundamental and specialized DJ courses, workshops, private instruction, and an opportunity to join our community and learn the art form of DJ’ing “Beat Junkie Style” on state of the art equipment, in an intimate & professional environment. Whether you are new to DJ’ing or a seasoned vet, the Beat Junkie Institute of Sound has a curriculum & facility suited for everyone interested in learning the craft and it’s history.

Its was a packed house, with tons of Hip Hop enthusiasts, live performances, live DJ scratch sessions, workshops and plenty more things going on, with DJ sets with Peanut Butter Wolf, Breakbeat Lou, Mad Skillz, 14KT, Monalisa, Dj Manwell, Dj Flip Flop, Dj IQ, Dj Prolifix, Dj Eri, Nikobeats & of course The Beat Junkies.  Video provided by Vincent “Wackoe’ Enriquez of wackoefilms.com, courtesy of undergroundhiphopblog.com

For more info on how to book training classes starting May 1st, please visit beatjunkiesound.com

BONUS VIDEO #1: Michael Rapaport x Beat Junkies
Video by @underkut 
www.openformat.la

BONUS VIDEO #2: The Beat Junkies visit Big Boy’s Neighborhood:

SAT (4/15/17): GRAND OPENING OF THE BEAT JUNKIE INSTITUTE OF SOUND!

Please join us as we commemorate our 25th anniversary & celebrate the opening of our very own DJ School & Training Facility the Beat Junkie Institute Of Sound!

Come thru for a tour and learn more about our school and our upcoming semester starting in May!

While your at it, enjoy a day of DJ sets, mini workshops, open turntable sessions, portable turntable sessions, record vendors, raffles & giveaways, as well as food & drink provided by Locol and White Rabbit Truck.

Admission is free + Kid Friendly

EVENTBRITE INVITE: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beatjunkie-institute-of-sound-grand-opening-party-tickets-32985117374?ref=enivte&amp%3Binvite=MTE3Mjg5OTcvY2h1cmlzb0BnbWFpbC5jb20vMA%3D%3D%2F%3Faff%3Defbnreg

DATE AND TIME

Sat, April 15, 2017
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

LOCATION

5130 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA 91204
United States

AUDIO: “THINK B.I.G. – THE FINAL TRIBUTE” MIX BY STARTING FROM SCRATCH & DJ GROUCH

The collaboration of T-Dot’s Finest repping for the Greatest Of All Time, The Notorious B.I.G.
Dj Starting From Scratch takes you on the ultimate musical journey showcasing the greatest songs/features of Biggie & our very own Record Pool Ambassador, the legendary Dj Grouch gives you the ultimate retrspect by cutting up some of Biggie’s greatest Breaks/Breakbeats. All this combined gives you THE ABSOLUTE GREATEST TRIBUTE TO THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. that you’ll ever get your hands/ears on!!! This is also our final send off to the G.O.A.T.! Kick back, relax, & enjoy this Final Tribute to The Notorious B.I.G.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-grouchcast-by-dj-grouch/id1207346138?mt=2

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-dj-starting-from-scratch-podcast/id1188055478?mt=2

 

MARCH 9, 2017: 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF NOTORIOUS B.I.G. – TRIBUTE REMIXES/EDITS BY J.PERIOD, & MORE AT THE BEAT JUNKIES RECORD POOL!

Today (March 9th) marks the 20th Anniversary passing of Brooklyn’s own The Notorious B.I.G.

Many people will be doing tribute mixes & remixes for one of the greatest rappers of all time.  We are lucky to have our good friend, the mixtape king & album producer, Dj J.Period send us some of his special remixes for our record pool.

Make sure to go to www.beatjunkies.com & sign up for our record pool to get these exclusive J.Period remixes as well as edits from Dj Cyberkid, & of course The Beat Junkies.

J.PERIOD x B.I.G. [MARCH 9 20TH ANNIVERSARY DJ PACK]
Description: Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the passing of the greatest rapper of all-time — the late, great Christopher Wallace — J.PERIOD is proud to present the [MARCH 9 20TH ANNIVERSARY DJ PACK], a collection of 20 Notorious B.I.G. classics remixed for club, radio and mixtape DJs… and die-hard Biggie fans everywhere.
Tracks included:
1. Another/Dreamin [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Clean)
2. Benjamins/Things You Do [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty)
3. Big Poppa / Xxplosive [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Clean)
4. Carmina Hates Victory [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Clean)
5. Flava in Ya Ear/PSA [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty)
6. Goin Back to Cali (3 Strikes) [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty)
7. Hypnotize/Coldcut [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Clean)
8. Spread Love (Juicy) [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Clean)
9. In the Limelight (Juicy) [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Clean)
10. Long Kiss Menace [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty)
11. N***az Bleed/Compton’s Most [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty)
12. In The System feat. Jay Electronica [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Exclusive)
13. Three More Chances [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Clean)
14. One More Chance in the Club [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Clean)
15. Queen B Inna Dancehall [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty)
16. Sky’s The Limit [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty)
17. You Be Thinkin (8 Bar Intro) [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty)
18. Youngs Compton Gs [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty)
19. Put Your Notorious Hands [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty

AUDIO: DJ BELLA FIASCO – “THE MESSAGE: A BEATJUNKIES.COM SOUNDTRACK”

One of our Beat Junkies Record Pool Ambassadors, the lovely & talented Dj Bella Fiasco put together a special mix called “The Message: A Beatjunkies.com Soundtrack”.

A soundtrack of songs to inspire and elevate love, peace, and the healing of music.” – Dj Bella Fiasco

Enjoy the mix & follow her on Twitter/Instagram: @djbellafiasco

For Djs that need these songs, make sure to go sign up for our Beat Junkies Digital Record Pool at www.beatjunkies.com

 

Tracklist:
Be Alright (Keep Ya Head Up) – Zapp
Keep Ya Head Up – 2Pac
Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Starting From Scratch Remix) – Roy Ayers
Peace and Love feat. Masego & Rommel Donald – Tall Black Guy
The World Is Yours vs Ukey vs Nas – Kon vs Ukey vs Nas
Kingdom feat. Vince Staples (Babu Edit) – Common
We The People – A Tribe Called Quest
Come Together (Daniel Crawford Remix) – The Beatles
Lean On Me – Club Noveau 
Love Is All We Need – Mary J Blige
Spread Love (45 King Remix) – Take 6
If You Got Love – Non Phixion
Me Against The World – 2Pac feat. Dramacydal
Change – J Cole
Soul Rebel – Bob Marley
Dis Generation – A Tribe Called Quest
I Can – Nas
People Make The World Go Round – O’Donel Levy
Music (Unwrapped Remix) – Erick Sermon feat. Marvin Gaye & Jeff Bradhshaw
Golden – Jill Scott
You Can Make The Change – Madcliff
I – Kendrick Lamar 

AUDIO: BIG PUN 2017 TRIBUTE MIX BY DJ CYBERKID

In honor of the 17th Year Anniversary of the legendary Big Pun‘s passing, Dj/Remix Editor Dj Cyberkid did a special 2017 tribute of the late great MC. A lot of the songs in the mix are Cyberkid’s own special edits & can be found on our Beat Junkies Record Pool. Sign up & get them at www.beatjunkies.com

 

 

RECOMMENDED EVENT: THURS (2/2/17): GOOD SPORT & KOREATOWN PRESENTS “JUICE” AT THE REGENT THEATRE LA

Here’s an event we recommend if you live in the Los Angeles area & if you want to hear progressive good music & enjoy good vibes!
“The Juice is a party series  based out of Los Angeles started by Good Sport Creative and Koreatown  The events sole purpose is to serve as the intersection for like-minded individuals to congregate and collaborate within a cohesive and progressive ambiance. Our concept originates from the desire of re- estabilishing the “FUN” back to the Los Angeles culture/event scene and wash away all preconceived notions of the Hollywood life. On Thursday feb. 2nd The Juice hit the regent for its biggest event so far!”
Details:
February 2nd 2017
The Regent
448 S. Main Street  Los Angeles, CA
8pm | Get Tickets Here | 18+
$10 Advance | $15 at Door
The Line-Up:
A short Live performance by:
And special DJ sets from:
Gravez
Andre Power
Tek.Lun
Drewbyrd
Theo Martins 
Spicoli

VIDEO SERIES: “WATCH THE SOUND” featuring DJ DOPEZ!

“Watch The Sound” is back! This time, straight outta Texas we have the one & only DJ Dopez!  Make sure to check him out @dopez1200

Filmed & edited by @swiftstyle

Co-produced by @underkut www.openformat.la

Peep our digital record pool and all things Beat Junkies at www.beatjunkies.com

Beat Junkie Institute of Sound coming in Spring 2017 for more info go to www.beatjunkiesound.com

NEW VIDEO: “WATCH THE SOUND” Video Series feat. DJ DAY!

Once again we are back with another installment of “Watch The Sound”. This time we are blessed with some FUNKY cuts by DJ, producer & Musician, the homie, DJ Day. Make sure to check him out at www.djday.net | Filmed by @underkut | www.openformat.la

Peep our digital record pool and all things Beat Junkies at www.beatjunkies.com

Beat Junkie Institute of Sound coming in Spring 2017 for more info go to www.beatjunkiesound.com

RECOMMENDED AUDIO: “A DIRTY SCIENCE CHRISTMAS TO YOU – FROM EXILE & SIRPLUS”

Producer Extraordinaire Dj Exile of the mighty Dirty Science crew & his cohort, producer Sirplus, brings to you a special Christmas gift!

“In the Spirit of Christmas I decided to make this gift to you, 9 Original Christmas Beats From me and Co Host Sirplus. We Cooked up this beat and this mix in only 10 days. Also Enjoy a Free Stream of my new album with long time partner in Crime Aloe Blacc, but hes rapping & killing it.”

Happy Holidays!
Exile & Sirplus
@ExileRadio
@Sirplus.D_Rojo
@TheDirtyScience

 

VIDEO: “A MOMENT W/ D-STYLES” – AN INTERVIEW BY ‘DJS ARE NOT JUKEBOXES’

For the next installment of “A Moment With” we spoke with D-Styles. His involvement with the seminal music collectives Invisibl Skratch Piklz + The Beat Junkies progressed DJ culture in the 90s + 00s, and he continues to pave the way for Turntablist / Beat heads as a resident of the long-running “Low End Theory” event based in Los Angeles.

VIDEO: “BEAT DISCOVERY” – WATCH RUCKAZOID & TEEKO FLIP 15 BEATS IN 20 MINUTES!

We the Beat Junkies are always looking for new ways to make music as well appreciating new techniques and this is something we think you should check out if you want expand on your repetoire.  Ladies & Gentleman…..Beat Discovery!

“If you make beats, then you’ve probably sifted through hundreds of sounds, loading them individually, only to program the same pattern you’ve made a thousand times.  It’s extremely tedious, and can take the fun out of making a beat.  Beat Discovery is the first drum sequencer of it’s kind, and was designed to solve this problem. It makes programming sounds fun, creative, and super easy. It’s easy for beginners & made for and by professionals.

Beat Discovery was conceived and designed by RUCKAZOID and programmed with love by Leo Olivers of Mucoder.

The idea was to merge the ease of analog drum machines together with the digital world of unlimited sounds. After the initial user interface was designed, they both partnered up to bring something new to the world of electronic music.”

Check out Ruckazoid & Teeko make 15 beats in 20 minutes!

Download BeatDiscovery Presents: The Findings Vol 1:  http://bit.ly/thefindingsvol1

For more info on BeatDiscovery & download the progrom, go to https://www.beatdiscovery.com/

 

AUDIO: RHETTMATIC’S 45 PRACTICE MIX FOR SOUL SUMMIT (11/18/16)

Our very own Rhettmatic did a special 45 set at the Soul Summit Dance Party in Chicago this past weekend. Before his gig, he recorded a couple of practice sets to help him prep up for the gig:

“This past Sat. (11/19/16), I had the pleasure of spinning a special 45 set at the Soul Summit Dance Party – the Double Door in Chicago. To tell you the truth, I was kinda nervous because of the high caliber of talent that spun at this event that I had to live up to: my Beat Junkie brother J.Rocc, Breakbeat Lou, Peanut Butter Wolf, Prince Paul, Ali Shaheed Muhaamad (ATCQ), Dj Maseo (De La Soul), Adrian Younge, Rich Medina, Dj Spinna; you get the picture. So the whole week before my gig, I literally went thru all my 45 vinyl records to prepare for my set, & I tell ya, I was kinda overwhelmed….hahah!
Anyways, after changing my set a couple of times & get some practice in, I recorded a couple of practice runs with all the skips, spinbacks, & record burns included. This is the best recorded take out of all of them. I ended up not playing exactly what I did at Soul Summit but this mix is gives you an idea what I tried to do. Thank you to Dave Mata, Scott Williams, & the rest of the crew. Hope you like it!”

RECOMMENDED VIDEO: DJ NU-MARK – “ZODIAC TRACKS”: SCORPIO

Our good friend Dj Nu-Mark does a monthly video showcase in honor of the characters of Horoscope.

This episode of Zodiac tracks pays homage to: Pharoahe Monch, Scarface, Lou Donaldson, Diddy, Prodigy, Mobb Deep, Alchemist, Buckshot, Madlib, Oh No, EVE, Warren G, Monica, JRocc of The Beat Junkies, Bootie Brown of The Pharcyde, Phife Dawg and Minnie Riperton. The FB video will be up for a limited time so please share with the ones that count!

Click on the link to watch video: https://www.facebook.com/djnumark/videos/10154770967534390/

 

VIDEO: DJ TREXX INTERVIEWS DJ BABU, RHETTMATIC, & MR. CHOC

Members from the legendary Beat Junkie Crew (DJ Babu, DJ Rhetmattic and Mr. Choc.) talk with DJ Trexxx aka Yung Dean about the future of turntablism and how the internet generation has affected DJ’s. Dash Radio Exclusive. You can listen to the Beat Junkies’ station, “Beat Junkie Radio” on the Dash Radio app.  www.dashradio.com

AUDIO – SOUNDCHECK EP. 36 (8/23/16) w/ special guest: 9TH WONDER on BEAT JUNKIE RADIO

Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
 7-10PM PST
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. 36 (8/23/16) with special guest: 9th Wonder

NEW PRODUCTS! SCRATCHERS DELIGHT LOOPER APP & DJ BABU’S MINI DUCK BREAKS 45!

The Beat Junkies are proud to present 2 NEW Products for all the Scratch DJ’s out there: The Official Beat Junkies “Scratchers Delight” Looper App and Dj Babu‘s “Mini Duck Breaks” Skipless 45 Vinyl!!

The Scratchers Delight Loopers our first official app for the iOS IPhone/IPad that Scratchers can use. 36 Looped Beats by D-Styles, Dj Babu, Dj Melo-D, J.Rocc & Rhettmatic, with -50/+50 Pitch Control.  You can download the app for $1.99 at ITunes.

Our 2nd Skipless 45 is the one & only Dj Babu‘s Mini Duck Breaks Skipless 7″ Vinyl just dropped today! All the classic locked scratch loops from the legendary Super Duck Breaks series that you come to love.  Only for a limited time; get them at www.beatjunkies.com right NOW!

SATURDAY (7/23/16): LOW END THEORY FESTIVAL AT THE SHRINE!

SATURDAY (JULY 23RD) is the 3rd Annual Low End Theory Festival at The Shrine in Los Angeles. This year’s line up is an All-Star Line Up: Ghostface & Raekwon, Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Mixed By Ali, Daedelus, Ras G, Jon Wayne & many more. Plus Low End Theory’s residents: Daddy Kev, Gaslamp Killer, Dj Nobody, & our very own D-Styles. For more info & tickets: www.axs.com

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CONGRATULATIONS TO SHORKUT AS THE NEW SERATO ARTIST!

Our very own Shortkut has been selected to be the newest artist for Serato!

Peep out his new DJ Showcase using the new Tropkillaz track “One Time” that he helped produced!

“Seminal turntablist, selector and longstanding central force of DJing ‑ Shortkut has long-surpassed icon status. And so should the only member of not one, but three of the world’s eminent DJ crews: The Invisibl Skratch Picklz, the World Famous Beat Junkies and Triple Threat DJs.

Though his technical skills are legendary, what sets Shortkut apart is his versatility. Growing up in 1980s Bay Area, Shortkut (born Jon Cruz) drew from a rich array of musical influences, in particular the mobile soundsystem culture that was coming to a head at that time in the States. His sets are never dull or predictable, bringing in everything from hip hop, funk and soul to deep house, reggae and dancehall. He keeps both the turntable fanatics happy and the dancefloors heaving. And, as Shortkut understands better than anyone, that’s why the DJ’s there.”

Peep his Serato interview here: https://www.facebook.com/Serato/posts/10153715953333016

AUDIO: J.ROCC’S “ADVENTURES IN STEREO” (7/10/16) w/ special guest: RHETTMATIC – “SOUNDTRACK FOR THE STREETS)

This last night’s episode (July 10th) of “Adventures In Stereo” radio show.  The Funky President J.Rocc along with his “Dynamic Duo” partner Rhettmatic did a special episode in honor of what’s going on this past week…we’re living in crazy times right now. Soundtrack For The Streets! Rest In Peace: Alton Steerling, Anthony Nunez, Dylan Noble, Pedro Villanueve, Philando Castile, & the officers in Dallas, TX.  J.Rocc’s radio show is every Sunday from 10p-12a on 90.7FM KPFK in Los Angeles or listen on the internet: www.kpfk.org.

TONIGHT (7/8/16): J.ROCC AT THE NECTAR LOUNGE – SEATTLE

Tonight (July 8th) the Funky President J.Rocc will be at The Nectar Lounge in Downtown Seattle with residents Dj Blueyed Soul & Dj Swervewon. For more info & tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/j-rocc-with-blueyed-soul-dj-swervewon-tickets-25707263116?aff=ebapi 

Come start off your weekend at The Nectar Lounge!

JULY 3 & 4: “4TH OF JULY – PAPI’S POOL PARTY & BBQ” w/ THE BEAT JUNKIES

This 4th of July Weekend is Papi’s Pool Party & BBQ at The Line Hotel in Koreatown (Los Angeles). The Beat Junkies along with some special guests will be providing some tunes during the sunshine while you get your tan & swim on.  It’s FREE on Sunday (July 3) from 4-7pm & Monday (July 4) from 12-7pm….Come vibe with the Junkies  as they will dropping some dope tunes for you to enjoy! Shoutouts to our boy Chef Roy Choi!

TONIGHT (6/30/16): THE 45 SESSIONS w/ PRINCE PAUL

Tonight (June 30) is a special The 45 Sessions event. Their special guest, the legendary Dj Prince Paul (Stetsasonic/De La Soul/Gravediggaz/Handsome Boy Modeling School/Dirty Disco Squares) along with residents Dj Platurn, Mr. E, & our very own Shortkut.  Hosted by Fran Boogie.  All happening at The Uptown in Oakland.  For more info & tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/45-sessions-presents-prince-paul-tickets-26000321662  This is event that you do not want to miss!

TONIGHT (6/24/16): KUT UP FRIDAYS w/ SHORTKUT + special guest: DJ UMAMI at THE ROCK STEADY

Tonight (June 24th) is a presentation of Kut Up Fridays at The Rock Steady in Downtown Oakland with our very own Shortkut as the resident DJ along with Le’ Swindle plus special guest Dj Umami. Come start off your weekend for a FREE night of dope music & fresh vibes!

AUDIO: “ESSENTIALS WITH MIKE NARDONE” EP. 4 (6/11/16) ON BEAT JUNKIE RADIO

It is an honor to have the legendary LA Hip Hop Radio personality, Mike Nardone return to the airwaves on Beat Junkie Radio. He returns to his roots by debuting his new show called “Essentials” on Beat Junkie Radio.  If you’re not familiar with Mike Nardone, he was the first person to start up a college Hip Hop radio show in 1987 at KXLU (Loyola Marymount) in Los Angeles called “We Came From Beyond” as well as having a show on the defunct 92.3 The Beat called “Da Joint” with King Emz.  Mike is the West Coast counterpart of the legendary NY Radio Duo, Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia. This particular audio is from Mike’s 2nd show (June 11th); Our very own Babu & Rhettmatic are Mike’s assistants.

Essentials with Mike Nardone will be airing every 2nd Saturdays of each month from 4:30-6:30pm on Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash. You can listen to Mike’s show by either downloading the FREE Dash Radio App from ITunes or Google Play or listen on the web: www.dashradio.com.

SAT. (6/18/16) – THE CONTAINER YARD 2 YR ANNIVERSARY w/ THE BEAT JUNKIES

Saturday (June 18th) is a double duty for the Junkies….the 2ND event that’s going down is the Container Yard 2 Year Anniversary, of course, at the Container Yard in Downtown LA. Reppin the crew will be Dj Babu, D-Styles, & Melo-D plus opening set by Dj Bella Fiasco.  It’s a 21 & over event from 6-11pm. Enjoy some good Food, Arts, & Music at The Container Yard. For more info & tickets, go to www.thecontaineryard.com/shop/tcy2

SAT (6/18/16) – R&R FESTIVAL at THE BELASCO THEATER w/ EARL SWEATSHIRT, Z-TRIP, BROTHER ALI, & MORE!

Saturday (June 18th) is a double duty for the Junkies….the first event that’s going down is the Rhythm & Rhyme Fest at the Belasco Theater in Downtown LA. Our very own Rhettmatic will be joining Earl Sweatshirt, Z-Trip, Brother Ali, Gaslamp Killer, & many more.  It’s an 18 & over event, doors open at 9pm. For more info & tickets, go to www.thebelasco.com

FRIDAY (6/17/16) – “SLEEPLESS” at WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL w/ DJ BABU, DJ EXPO, EXILE, INKA ONE, & MORE!

Friday (June 17th), our very own Dj Babu will be spinning a set at the Walt Disney Concert Hall special event called “Sleepless”. He will be joining Dj Expo, Exile, Monalisa, Dj Jedi, Inka 1 & many more. It’s happening from 11pm to 3am. Presale tickets are available on the day off starting at 10pm.  Don’t miss this nocturnal dance party event!

NEW MUSIC: THIRD SIGHT (ROUGHNECK JIHAD, D-STYLES, & DU-FUNK) – “TRIFE 1”

New music by West Coast Underground Hip Hop legends, Third Sight (Roughneck Jihad, Dj Du-Funk, & our very own D-Styles).  They have a new album coming out called “Third Sight IV” and the lead single is called “Trife 1”. With a menacing beat by D-Styles & Sharp Lyrics by Jihad, this is for fans of some of that classic beats & rhymes with an dark edge!

TODAY (6/11/16): STONES THROW BY THE POOL AT THE LINE HOTEL!

Stones Throw is starting a weekly pool party at The Line Hotel in Los Angeles, Saturdays, 1-6 PM through summer 2016. There’s different DJ’s every week. Come by and find out who (a Beat Junkie is scheduled to be at one of these).

June 4, 11, 25 / July 2, 9, 23, 30 / August 6, 20

This event is free for hotel guests no RSVP necessary. RSVP is required for non-hotel guests. Guests with “Attending” RSVP are guaranteed entry until 2pm. At 2pm guests with “Wait Listed” RSVP are allowed entry that is subject to capacity.
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The Line Hotel, 3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90010

TONIGHT (6/11/16): DOWNTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT w/ JACE ONE, ICY ICE, & SCETCH

Tonight (June 11th), join Jace One, our very own Icy Ice, & Dj Scetch at Downtown Saturday Night. They’ll be playing Hip Hop, Reggae, & Dancehall all night long.  All happening at the Justice Urban Tavern in Downtown Los Angeles. Make sure to check it out!

VIDEO: “WATCH THE SOUND” SERIES feat. KODACVISUALZ

We continue with another special edition of our Turntablist DJ series “Watch The Sound”, featuring Bay Area’s KODACVISUALZ representing Born Cinnaz & AsthmaFunk. For more info on KODAC VISUALZ, follow him on IG and Twitter at @kodacvisualz. For all things Beat Junkies, visit us at www.beatjunkies.com

TONIGHT & SAT (6/3/16 – 6/4/16): THE INVISIBL SKRATCH PIKLZ LIVE AT THE X-GAMEST

Tonight (June 3rd) & tomorrow (June 4th), the legendary Invisibl Skratch Piklz will be peforming at the X-Games in Austin, Texas. Q-Bert, Mixmaster Mike, D-Styles, & Shortkut will be at the Intel Tent inside the Circuit Of The Americas.  Don’t miss this incredible event. For more info: www.thudrumble.com

MUSIC VIDEO: “TBH” – COOKBOOK & EVIDENCE feat. DJ BABU

“TBH” is the third single off the collaborative project “A Whole New Cook” by CookBook of L.A. Symphony & Evidence of Dilated Peoples. With Cook is on the vocals and Ev on the production, the project features DJ Babu of Dilated Peoples/Beat Junkies. Watch this dope video directed by Original Knockoff.

“A Whole New Cook” dropped on March 4 and has been on the CMJ Hip Hop chart for 10 weeks, 4 of which it spent at #1. It also went to #1 on Canada’s earshot chart.

This is CookBook’s 3rd release in his CBEP series, where he teams up with 1 producer for each project. 1st one produced by DJ Rhettmatic (Beat Junkies) the 2nd by Blu (Blu & Exile) & of course this 3rd one produced by Evidence.

SATURDAY (6/4/16): BLAZE N GLORY MUSIC FESTIVAL w/ NAS, ATMOSPHERE, DILATED PEOPLES & MORE!

This Saturday (June 4th) is the Blaze N Glory Music Festival at the San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernadino, Ca. An all star line up gracing 2 stages: Nas, Atmosphere, Dilated Peoples, Common Kings, Stephen “Ragga” Marley & many more! For more info & tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Blaze-n-Glory-Festival-tickets/artist/2088165

TONIGHT (6/2/16): STONES THROW 20TH ANNIVERSARY w/ PEANUT BUTTER WOLF & J.ROCC AT EMPTY BOTTLE – CHICAGO

Tonight (June 2nd) Stones Throw Records is continuing their 20th Anniversary Celebration Tour with Peanut Butter Wolf, J.Rocc, SamIyam, & Mndsgn.  All happening at The Empty Bottle in Chicago. Definitely don’t sleep on this!

SATURDAY (6/4/16): BOOMBOX w/ MR. CHOC & FREE THE ROBOTS!

This Saturday (June 4th) is the another installment of one of LA’s longest running Hip Hop dance party “The Boombox” with residents Dj Inka One, Dj Ben Diggin, & Dj Analog. Their special guests this month is our very own Mr. Choc (Beat Junkies) & Free The Robots. All happening at The Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown (Downtown Los Angeles). Definitely don’t sleep on this!

TONIGHT (6/1/16): THE DJ AM DOCUMENTARY “AS I AM” POP UP PARTY AT THE GHOST BAR – LAS VEGAS

Tonight (June 1st) at the Ghost Bar inside The Palms in Las Vegas, is the official afterparty for the DJ AM Documentary “As I AM”. Featuring DJ sets by our very own DJ Melo-D, Dj Scene, Dj Fashen, Dj Spider, Dj Mighty Mi, Dj 88, Dj Dig Dug & many more.  Hosted by Jonathan Schecter.  Come thru & celebrate the life & times of the legendary Dj AM. For more info: www.djamdoc.com

AUDIO: SOUNDCHECK EP. 30 (5/10/16) & 31 (5/24/16) – BEAT JUNKIE CREW ONLY!

The Beat Junkies present:
 Soundcheck
Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
 7-10PM PST
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. 30 (5/10/16) – Rhettmatic’s Birthday

Soundcheck Ep. 31 (5/24/16) – Beat Junkie Crew Only!

TONIGHT (4/24/16): J.ROCC’S ADVENTURES IN STEREO – “THANK YOU PRINCE” ON KPFK 90.7FM

Tonight (April 24th) is another episode of Adventures In Stereo, hosted by J.Rocc on KPFK 90.7FM. Tonight’s episode is a special tribute to the late great Prince, simply titled “Thank You Prince”. The Funky President is the biggest Prince fan so it’s only right he does a special tribute, his way.

Listen to Adventures In Stereo every Sunday on KPFK 90.7FM
98.7FM – Santa Barbera
93.7FM – San Diego
99.5FM – Ridgecrest
from 10p-12am broadcasting live from LA to the World!
or listen on the web: www.kpfk.org
New York – 1am
UK – 6am (Monday)
Tokyo – 3pm (Monday)
Australia – 4pm (Monday)

AUDIO: GARTH TRINIDAD & J.ROCC’S PRINCE TRIBUTE ON KCRW

This past Thursday, April 21st, the world lost an icon, a legend, a great musician, a social activist….the man known as Prince. Prince Rogers Nelson is someone that the Junkies grew up listening to his music & was totally influenced by his style of Funk & Soul.  And everyone knows that our very own Funky President, J.Rocc is the biggest Prince fan.

Music Tastemaker & KCRW’s DJ/Personality Garth Trinidad hosted a special tribute to Prince.
In customary fashion, Garth invited friend and president of the World Famous Beat Junkies, J.Rocc, to share an exclusive, spontaneous tribute mix in honor of his purple majesty. Hits, b-sides, rarities, mash-ups, and live out takes color a seamless celebration of the life, legacy, and music of Prince Rogers Nelson.

Rest In Peace Prince….we love you!

Listen to tribute here: http://kcrw.co/1QsWvbZ

FRIDAY (4/29/16): THE BEAT JUNKIES PRESENTS “LIVE AND DIRECT” AT THE WELL IN DWNTWN LA

Friday, April 29th….The Beat Junkies are doing a special one off party in Downtown LA called “Live & Direct”. Babu, D-Styles, J.Rocc, Melo-D, & Rhettmatic will be throwin down on the decks plus some special guests might come thru.  All happening at The Well. Doors from 10pm-2am. Donations $10. Los Angeles, come thru & get down with the Beat Junkie Sound!

FRIDAY (4/22/16) & SAT (4/23/16): DILATED PEOPLES AT THE OBSERVATORY OC & SAN DIEGO!

Friday & Saturday (April 22nd & 23rd), Dilated Peoples will be performing at The Observatory both in Orange County & San Diego, CA this past November. Make sure to check out Rakaa, Evidence, & Dj Babu at these shows! All Ages, Tix: $10. Don’t miss this dope Hip Hop show…one of the best groups to do it!

AUDIO: ESSENTIALS WITH MIKE NARDONE (4/9/16) EP. 2 ON BEAT JUNKIE RADIO

It is an honor to have the legendary LA Hip Hop Radio personality, Mike Nardone return to the airwaves onBeat Junkie Radio. He returns to his roots by debuting his new show called “Essentials” on Beat Junkie Radio.  If you’re not familiar with Mike Nardone, he was the first person to start up a college Hip Hop radio show in 1987 at KXLU (Loyola Marymount) in Los Angeles called “We Came From Beyond” as well as having a show on the defunct 92.3 The Beat called “Da Joint” with King Emz.  Mike is the West Coast counterpart of the legendary NY Radio Duo, Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia. This particular audio is from Mike’s 2nd show (April 9th); Our very own Rhettmatic is Mike’s assistant.

Essentials with Mike Nardone will be airing every 2nd Saturdays of each month from 4:30-6:30pm on Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash. You can listen to Mike’s show by either downloading the FREE Dash Radio App from ITunes or Google Play or listen on the web: www.dashradio.com.

TONIGHT (4/18/16): MOTOWN ON MONDAYS LBC AT THE FEDERAL BAR LONG BEACH

Tonight (April 18th), once again it is another installment of Motown On Mondays LBC on Sunday at The Federal Bar in Downtown Long Beach with residents Dj Icy Ice, Dj Phatrick, Dj Sloepoke, Dj Dubs One & more. If you love classic Motown music, this is a perfect way to start off your week!

TONIGHT (4/15/16): THE LAST MIGHTY SF PARTY w/ DJ MASEO & DJ SHORTKUT!

Tonight (April 15) is the Last Hip Hop Party at Mighty SF. Yes, people….it’s the really the finale at The Mighty SF. The venue has taken new ownership and will be going through some changes. This is our very own Shortkut‘s Bay Area Residency for the last 7 Years….so to go out with a bang, he brought our big brother, Dj Maseo aka Plug 3 aka Vinny Merlot of the legendary De La Soul to rock a 2×4 set with him all night, plus opening set by Papalote HiFi‘s own Mr. E & the one & only Fran Boogie handling the mic duties! For tickets, go to eventbrite.com. You won’t wanna’ miss this! Shoutouts to Derek Hana & Carey Kopp for their time & service to the Bay Area Music Community!