“A project I started years ago but never finished. Here are some of the tracks that are completed.
About the title: J Dilla once said he was gong to make an album of him singing. The cover was a picture of him like Michael Jackson on “Thriller”. The title of the LP was going to be ‘Share My Bed’.” – J.Rocc
The Funky President, J.Rocc is a mad scientist as he came up on some crazy concept of combining 2 different artists that you would never thought of putting together. SADE AND MOBB DEEP?!? C’MON SON! It’s dope!! Peep it out!!
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.
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 (September 1st), the Funky President J.Rocc will be doing a special extended set at The Great Northern in San Francisco. He will be also joined by Bay Area staples, DJs Kingmost & Dj Umami. $10 Tix at Ticketfly. If you’re in the Bay Area, this is the spot to start off your Labor Day weekend!
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**
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 (June 10th) Stones Throw Records is continuing their 20th Anniversary Celebration Tourwith Peanut Butter Wolf, J.Rocc, SamIyam, & Mndsgn. All happening at The Brooklyn Bowl in New York. Definitely don’t sleep on this!
Tonight (June 2nd) Stones Throw Records is continuing their 20th Anniversary Celebration Tourwith Peanut Butter Wolf, J.Rocc, SamIyam, & Mndsgn. All happening at The Empty Bottle in Chicago. Definitely don’t sleep on this!
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)
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.
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!
Tonight (March 31st) is a special edition of Dj Day‘s “Reunion” Party in Palm Springs. It is bittersweet because Day is celebrating his 6 Year Anniversary, and it is the last Reunion Party ever. For this event, he’s bringing out the big guns: J.Rocc, Thee Mike B, Dj Exile, Aimlo, Dj Expo, & Jeremy Sole. Hosted by the one & only Aloe Blacc. All happening at the Amigo Room inside the Ace Hotel & Swim Room in Palm Springs. This is a dance party that you do not want to miss out on. Thank you Dj Day for all your work & contribution to our culture! Salute! #DirtyScience
TONIGHT! (March 25th) at 1015 Folsom in San Frnacisco, is the worldy popular dance party from the UK, Deviation with host & main currator, BBC‘s own Benji B. He’s sharing the bill with the likes of our very own J.Rocc, The Moodyman, Erykah Badu, Ge-ology, & more. This is the spot to be in the San Francisco area for the Easter Weekend.
This Saturday (March 19th), the Stones Throw crew will be doing a special showcase at SXSW in Austin, Tx. Head honcho Peanut Butter Wolf, our very own J.Rocc, the incredible Karriem Riggins, the dynamic duo of Anderson.Paak & Knxwledge aka NX Worries & many more will be performing at The Empire Control Room & Garage. For more info: http://www.stonesthrow.com/news/2016/03/sxsw-2016
It’s the final week of Dilla Month (but everyday is Dilla Day). To close out the week, here’s a couple of Audio Treats by the Funky President J.Rocc, the one & only Houseshoes, & the young gun Dj Dstrukt to pep up your week. J Dilla Forever!
Adventures In Stereo w/ J.Rocc: Dilla Month, Week 3 w/ Mrs. Yancey (2.21.16) Click on link & search for “Adventures In Stereo” : http://archive.kpfk.org/
Our very own J.Rocc teamed up with All City Music to do a Mobb Deep Tribute Mix in honor of the special release of “The Infamous” Limited Edition Colored Vinyl Re-issue coming out on March 25th. Shout out to our good friend Havana Joe!
Today is February 10, 2016….the 10th Anniversary of Dilla’s passing. In honor of their good friend J-Dilla, J.Rocc & Rhettmatic joined forces to do a impromptu 2×4 tribute mix (which was done originally on Feb. 10, 2015). All done in one night. Put on your headphones, turn the speakers up, listen to it & turn it up! “Get Live With It!”
Tonight (February 6th), during the Superbowl Weekend, it’s Dilla Weekend in both San Francisco & Los Angeles to celebrate 10 years of life & music of our fallen brother, J Dilla.
First one, the Funky President J.Rocc & Shortkut will be throwing down at Mighty in San Francisco in honor of Dilla, along with Mr. E, Dj Haylow, & hosted by Fran Boogie. Bay Area, you don’t want to miss this.
Also tonight in Los Angeles, Rhettmatic will be doing a special set at the 9th Annual “Doin It For Dilla” at Boombox with residents Inka One, Ben Diggin, & Dj Analog. All happening at The Grand Star Jazz Club.
Wherever you are in the world, put one up for the one James Yancey aka J Dilla….one of the greatest music producer of our time!
TONIGHT (February 4th) is another installment of “All You Can Dance” w/ J.Rocc & Black Mr. Choc at Del Monte Speakeasyin Venice, CA. It’s DILLA MONTH so you know it’s going down tonight! It’s every 1st Thursdays of each month. This is the spot to be to get your dance on in honor of J.Dilla …..Don’t Sleep!
TONIGHT (January 7th) is another installment of “All You Can Dance” w/ J.Rocc & Black Carlos aka Mr. Choc at Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice, CA. It’s the first AYCD of 2016 so you know it’s going down tonight! It’s every 1st Thursdays of each month. This is the spot to be to get your dance on and …..Don’t Sleep!
This last night’s episode (December 20th) of “Adventures In Stereo” radio show. The Funky President J.Rocc brings back the band together & got the Fantastik 4our to do a reunion show. It’s good to hear Mr. Choc, C-Minus, Truly Odd, & J.Rocc together on the air, even if it’s for 1 time only….feels like the 90’s again. 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.
In honor of this Friday’s event “Flavors 8” 90’s party (December 11th) at The Echoplex in Los Angeles, brought to you by Footlong Development, here is the extended mix of J.Rocc‘s ‘East Coast Flavors’ that was printed up on a limited edition cassette mixtape last year. On this mix is all the classic 90’s Hip Hop joints that you will be hearing at the party.
TONIGHT (December 3rd) is another installment of “All You Can Dance” w/ J.Rocc & Black Carlos aka Mr. Choc at Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice, CA. It’s every 1st Thursdays of each month. This is the spot to be to get your dance on and it’s the last AYCD of 2015…..Don’t Sleep!
This is a past recording of“Adventures In Stereo” radio show. The Funky President J.Rocc brings in Detroit’s Ambassador & Street Corner Music Headhoncho Houseshoes. 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.
The Funky President J.Rocc has his very own radio show called “Adventures In Stereo”, every Sundays from 10pm-12am PST on KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles. You can also listen live stream on www.kpfk.org. But this is a special show…today (Tuesday, November 10th) is a special Adventures In Stereo…the Tuesday Editionfrom 11am-1pm. You can listen to J.Rocco get down live on the airwaves during lunchtime hours playing all that musical goodness. This is a show that you don’t want to miss!
TONIGHT (November 5th) is another installment of “All You Can Dance” w/ J.Rocc & Black Carlos aka Mr. Choc at Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice, CA. It’s every 1st Thursdays of each month. You want to hear some dope new & classic dance tunes & sweat your troubles away, then this is the spot to be to get your dance on…..Don’t Sleep!
Friday, October 23rd in the UK…..Dj Spin Doctor will be celebrating his 10 Year Anniversary of his premiere party “The Doctor’s Orders” at Scala in London, England. For his big bash, he’s going all out by having an All Star Line-Up: Dj Jazzy Jeff, our very own J.Rocc, Kutmah, Tall Black Guy, & many more. If you’re in the United Kingdom, this is a party that you do not want to miss. S/O & congrats to Dj Spin Doctor. For more info: www.thedoctorsorders.com
Tonight (October 16th) BoilerRoomTV Los Angeles returns with another special performance installment. This time, It’s Krondon & Shafiq Huesayn aka The White Boiz, plus the incredible Dj Khalil & our very own J.Rocc. along with some surprise special guests. Make sure you don’t miss this live broadcast. It starts at 8pm PST and you can catch it by watching it at www.boilerroom.tv
“Neighborhood Wonderful” is out right now on Stones Throw.
This past Sunday (October 4th), the Funky President J.Rocc brought in Strong Arm Steady‘s Krondon & SA-RA‘s own Shafiq Husayn as his special guests on his “Adventures In Stereo” radio show to promote their new group “White Boiz” and their debut album “Neighborhood Wonderful”. 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. “Neighborhood Wonderful” is out right now on Stones Throw.
Tonight (October 2nd) Artdontsleep presents the return of The Gaslamp Killer Experience at The Regent in Downtown Los Angeles. Staring the incredible Gaslamp Killer & special guests J.Rocc, Teebs, Matthew David’s Mindflight, & RSI. This is a a show that you do not want to miss!!!
TONIGHT (October 1st) is another installment of “All You Can Dance” w/ J.Rocc & Black Carlos aka Mr. Choc at Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice, CA. It’s every 1st Thursdays of each month. This month’s special event is the “West End vs Salsoul” night. This is the spot to be to get your dance on…..Don’t Sleep!
The Funky President J.Rocc has his very own radio show called “Adventures In Stereo”, every Sundays from 10pm-12am PST on KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles. You can also listen live stream on www.kpfk.org. This past Sunday night (September 27th) is a special show….Live mix recordings from the “Madlib Carnival” during the Outlook Music Festival featuring live sets from the one & only Madlib and the legendary Pete Rock. This is a show that you don’t want to miss! You peep the archive episode here:
Tonight (September 3rd) is the return of the monthly dance joint, “All You Can Dance” at the Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice, with residents J.Rocc & Black Carlos aka Mr. Choc. If you want to get your sweat on the dance floor, this is the place to be! It starts at 10pm….$3 at the door, Members FREE with membership card! Don’t be a square, be there!
Mello Music Group just dropped the Official Mixtape of Pete Rock‘s “Petestrumentals 2”, put together by the our very own J.Rocc aka The Funky President aka Soul Brother #2. Peep the goodness. “Petestrumentals 2” out now!
Producer extraordinaire Flying Lotus did his last show a few days ago for BBC Radio’s Residency. To close it out, he gets our very own J.Rocc to do a special guest mix. Make sure you listen to this broadcast before it’s taken down. Enjoy the Future Vibes….
The Funky President J.Rocc has his very own radio show called “Adventures In Stereo”, every Sundays from 10pm-12am PST on KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles. This past Sunday (6.7.15), he had the legendary Egyptian Lover as his studio guest; J (along w/ Rhettmatic) were able to talk with him on early days of DJing, Uncle Jamm’s Army, & his new album “1984”….plus the West Coast Legend was able to get down live on the mix as well gettin busy on the Roland TR-808. Peep out the goodness!
If you’re partying on a Sunday in LA over the summer, chances are you’re at the Do-Over. You might even be lucky enough to see our very ownJ Rocc the Funky President, laying down the vibes. We were there last weekend and recorded the whole thing, hosted by the man himself Mad Skillz. Shout outs to our good friends Haycock, Strong, & Aloe Blacc as well as Serato, Adidas, & Red Bull. Make sure to check out the Do-Over during the summer:
The Funky President just posted up the new episode of his radio show “Adventures In Stereo”, every Sunday nights from 10pm-12am PST on KPFK 90.7FM. This past Sunday (5.10.15), J.Rocc brought in his fellow Beat Junkie & Dynamic Duo partner Rhettmatic to do a special set, being it was his birthday that night. Peep the goodness as they play everything that they think is dope….As J.Rocc would say, “We are not here to play classics, we’re here to make them….”
As you may know already, the Beat Junkies have their own Radio Station on Dash Radio….but what you may not know is that the Funky President has his own show….well 2 to be exact. If you listen to Beat Junkie Radio, you would know that J.Rocc has the “Praise Be” show on Sunday Mornings playing Gospel on the funk/dance/boogie tip.
The one you’re about to listen to is his official show on 90.7FM KPFK in Los Angeles every Sundays from 10pm-12am called “Adventures In Stereo”. You can also listen on www.kpfk.org. This is where J gets busy & plays everything…and we mean EVERYTHING!! This is not your typical Hip Hop Radio Show….this is for the open minded music lovers.
Peep out the 3rd episode below featuring Belgium’s Finest…Dj Lefto! And remember to peep out Adventures In Stereo every Sundays on KPFK.
Detroit’s Bad Boy Frank Nitt drops another single from his “Frankie Rothstien” ep coming out on Fat Beats. This time it’s called “Slippin” featuring Dilla‘s younger brother Illa J on the hook. Produced by the Funky President, J.Rocc….
This past Sunday, the Funky President was a special guest on Dan Digs‘ “Leftfield Beats” show on Dash Radio.
“This week we welcomed legendary DJ and founder of the Beat Junkies J. Rocc to the studio to take us through the #SixSongScenario, where artists, DJs, and music aficionados tell the story behind their favorite tracks and explain what these songs mean to them.
We talked about finding weird Russian new wave while digging the crates in northern Europe, hearing Dr. Dre spin on seminal LA hip-hop station KDAY back in 1985, how Prince always had the illest beats, flipping a sample until it’s unrecognizable, Pete Rock sending him beat recordings at seven in the morning, and the life and times of J Dilla.”
February is what we like to call “Dilla Month” in honor of the birthday & death anniversary of the one of the greatest (if not THEE greatest) music producer of all time….the one & only James Dewitt Yancey, better known to the world as the legendary J-Dilla. He was born in Detroit on February 7th, 1973 and passed away in Los Angeles on February 10th, 2006 due to complications to Lupus, a few days after his 33rd birthday & the release of his final opus, “Donuts”.
J.Rocc & Rhettmatic both have a special bond with Dilla. J was part of the circle of close friends when Dilla moved to Los Angeles, that included Madlib, Peanut Butter Wolf, & Egon. J.Rocc is also the 3rd member of Jaylib, the collabo group of J-Dilla & Madlib. Rhettmatic eventually also became a part of Dilla’s LA’s circle of friends. Dilla personally asked Rhett to be his tour DJ for his European Tour (which actually turned out to be Dilla’s last tour ever) when J wasn’t available.
Both J & Rhett have done personal tribute mixes to their fallen friend over the years, but haven’t recently done one in a while….till now. This time, they decided to make another Dilla Tribute Mix….together. They basically planned to record an impromptu, inprovised 2×4 (2 person/4 turntables) mix…nothing pre-planned, video archive the live session, see what happens, pick the best part of the mix, & release it to the world to share.
This particular video footage was all recorded in one night with 2 separate GoPro cameras just to document the impromptu recording session between J & Rhett, as they improvise on the spot, weaving in & out of songs with blends & cuts. This is a visual preview of the free mix “Get Live With It”, that will be sharing with the world on February 10th, 2015.
This Audio/Visual Recording is dedicated to the loving memory of James Dewitt Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J-Dilla….We miss you.
The Funky President J.Rocc & Innovative Leisure‘s own Hanni El Khatib drops this mixtape gem called the “Moonlight Mixtape” courtesy of Okayplayer. J takes excerpts from Hanni’s album “Moonlight” & gets busy with the mix, reworking the drums & gritty guitar, Beat Junkie Style. Shoutouts to Shamz from Okayplayer & Jamie Strong from Innovative Leisure.
New visuals from the Axel F crew (J.Rocc & M.E.D.)…..This was shot in Japan last year while MED was on tour with Blu. “Theme Music” is out right now; you can pick it up on ITunes or get the CD/Vinyl at www.bangyahead.com or www.stonesthrow.com
It’s Christmas Eve (12/24/14) & tomorrow is Christmas Day…..December 25th also marks the passing of the Godfather Of Soul, Mr. James Brown. To celebrate the Holidays & to pay tribute to our favorite Funky Man, we decided to post up (2) James Brown mixes that were done in the past, one by the Funky President himself, J.Rocc, & his Dynamic Duo partner, Rhettmatic. The first one is J’s “James Brown & Friends” Pt. 2 Mix & the second one is a live James Brown Tribute mix by Rhettmatic when he was on KPFK‘s “Soundwaves Radio”. Enjoy the funky tunes….Merry Christmas from The Beat Junkies.
Canada’s 3 man band “BadBadNotGood” released a single called “Since You Asked Kindly” and it’s remix none other than the Funky President, J.Rocc. Peep the goodness. The original version is on “III” on Innovative Leisure out right now.
What’s up folks…..another installment of Mixtape Mondays comin at ya!
In honor of this Friday’s event “Flavors 7” 90’s party at The Echoplex in Los Angeles, brought to you by Footlong Development, I thought it would be appropriate to post up this particular mix of J.Rocc‘s ‘East Coast Flavors’ that is also printed up on a limited edition cassette mixtape (which you can buy at Amoeba’s). On this mix is all the classic 90’s Hip Hop joints that you will be hearing at the party.
“J Rocc rolled though Stones Throw HQ a couple weeks ago and said he had a new beat tape. We threw it on, played it once. Then again. And again. A couple weeks later and it’s out. That’s how easy these things can happen sometimes.
Beats on Tap(e) is a cassette release, with digital download. For now, it’s exclusively at stonesthrow.com. The album is 19 tracks, running 32 minutes. We’re not sure who the guy on the cover is.”
Peep out one of the tracks from J’s beat tape called “Fire Dancer”
In honor of the release of the Axel F’s “Theme Music” album dropping yesterday, J.Rocc & MED decided to drop another video off their album; “Sofa Coins” directed by Rory Gamble. “Theme Music” is out right now!
A few days ago, J.Rocc & MED aka Axel F made an appearance on Heavyweights Radio courtesy of BRealTV, with hosts Mike XXL & our good friend Dj Truly Odd, to promote their upcoming album “Theme Music”. The album drops this Tuesday, November 25th! S/O to our big homie B-Real of Cypress Hill! Watch the show recap here: http://breal.tv/portfolio/heavyweights-radio-axel-f-x-reem-riches-111914/
What’s up folks…..got another flashback video for Throwback Thursdays.
These particular videos were from the Skratchcon 2000 Convention in the Summer of 2000. We (The Beat Junkies) were asked to participate in the first & only conference that was dedicated to the Art & Education of “Skratch Music”. Of course we were honored to be a part of it, but we didn’t know what capacity what we were going to be involved. To tell you the truth, we were really surprised that we didn’t get asked to be part of the “Team/Group Presentation”, but to be part of the “Trick Mixing” section (Babu went on to be part of the ‘Beat Juggle’ section along with Shortkut. D-Styles was part of the Q&A scratch section with Q-Bert, I ended up being a speaker during the Trick Mixing section).
So when it was time for us to present the “Trick Mixing” aspect of the conference, we decided to actually make a statement by doing our own type of branding, since at that time, there were alot of techinques & styles that were coming out & was presented to the public in a formal fashion for the first time. This is when we introduced the “Beat Junkie Style” of mixing to the public (this style of Djing was developed & mastered by J.Rocc). Both J & Melo-D displayed techinques to the crowd of how we would combine battle dj techniques with style & finesse while able to keep the groove going on in a crowd rocking aspect. At that time, I think people looked at us crazy because we would Dj at clubs to rock dance floors while we still participated in the Turntablism scene. Most people were just straight into Battling or just do Skratch Music. For us, this is part of the culture growing up and learning from our predecesors that came before us. On the real peoples, the Beat Junkie Style, or Trick Mixing in general……it’s really, simply, just “Djing” (well, at least to us….lol).
Anyways, enjoy another Throwback Thursdays……enjoy!
This past weekend, the Funky President J.Rocc made his official guest debut on Soulection Radioon Rinse FM with Joe Kay. J drops an all around dope set for the Soulection listeners as well as engaging an interview with the Soulection Head Honcho. Peep out Episode #192 & enjoy!
A few days ago, the Funky President was on 89.9FM KCRW‘s own Anthony Valdez‘s Radio Show to promote the upcoming Ultimate Breaks & Beats show w/ Biz Markie, Breakbeat Lou, & Peanut Butter Wolf at the Echoplex on Sunday, November 23rd. J breaks down his growing up in the OC & becoming Djing. Speaking of PB Wolf, he makes an appearance on the show. Peep out J’s interview below and the exclusive mix here.
What’s up folks….hope y’all had a good Halloween weekend.
I’m back with another installment of Mixtape Mondays…..we did a press release that we’re going to have our own channel on Dj Skee’s new Dash Radio app that has been already in effect the last 2 months (go to www.dashradio.com to hear what’s going on or you can download the DashRadio app for your IPhone & Android) in November. We won’t announce the official launch of the Beat Junkie Radio Channel unti we are truly ready to launch it….be on the look out.
For the meantime, in honor of our upcoming relaunching of Beat Junkie Radio, here is an old episode from our Ustream show that we used to broadcast from J.Rocc’s crib and sometimes our old Beat Junkies recording studio, back in 2009….this is different from our 1993/94 96.7FM KWIZ show. This particular mix is the audio portion of episode 9. If you want to watch the old episodes, you can go to www.ustream.tv/channel/beat-junkie-radio
It’s a 2 hour mix broken up into 2 parts, with J & myself playing anything we want at that time on some “don’t give a f*ck” steeze. The vibe might remind you on some Friday Night Flavas/Wake Up Show/Stretch & Bobbito Show steelo……enjoy!
We like to wish a big Happy Birthday to the guy who practically started the Beat Junkies. Yes, today is J.Rocc‘s birthday! If it wasn’t for J’s dream to always wanting his own crew & giving us a bunch of “Green Lantern” rings from his old Comic Book job for us to rep, who knows what we would be doing right now, and you wouldn’t be reading this from our website….LOL!!
If you see the Funky President, make sure you wish him a Happy Birthday….and maybe get him some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups & an Arizona Green Tea. Happy Birthday J!
What’s up folks….I’m back with another installment of “Throwback Thursdays”.
Today’s installment is the official video of J.Rocc‘s single “Stay Fresh”, off his solo debut album “Some Cold Rock Stuf” on Stones Throw Records. This video was shot by Mayer Hawthorne while him, J, & Peanut Butter Wolf were touring Japan (a few months after the 2011 Japan Earthquake & Tsunami). Special cameo by the King Of Diggin, Dj Muro.
The Funky President has been busy in the lab cooking up some goodies. Stay tuned for the Axel F album with M.E.D. in November as well as a special Beat Tape coming out on Stones Throw at the end of the year…..
But for the meantime, enjoy the throwback video (from a few years ago….)
The Funky President J.Rocc does a LP Sampler Mix for Dreamville/Interscope recording artist Cozz reppin for the West Coast. Peep out the mix. Bigups to Byze One. The album “Cozz N Effect” is out right now!
Sampler of the Cozz N Effect album with tracks:
Dreams Murder Warzone LSN I’m The Man Cody Macc Knock The Hustle Western Ave Slave Waits Over DKBU
Our very own J.Rocc & Oxnard’s own M.E.D. join forces to become Axel F. They have an album called “Theme Music” coming out November 25th on Bang Ya Head/Fat Beats. This is the first official video off their album, called “The Set”. Directed by: Paul Delmont. Edited by: Rohan Ali
The Funky President J.Rocc & the good homie M.E.D. are coming out with a full album under the name “Axel F”. The album is called “Theme Music”…..the whole album is produced by J.Rocc and features Blu, OhNo, Guilty Simpson, Marvwon, Tristate, Jimetta Rose, Krondon, & Phil Da Agony. The album will be released on November 25th via Bang Your Head Entertainment distributed by Fat Beats.
1. AXEL’s Intro
3. Screechin White Walls ft. Guilty Simpson
4. The Set
5. …In Brasil (Bonus Beat)
6. Tear The Roof Off ft. Marvwon
7. Omega ft. Blu
8. Paranoid ft. Radio
9. Sofa Coins
10. How It Started (Bonus Beat)
11. SCWF ft. Jimetta Rose
12. All Day ft. Oh No
13. Day Remix ft. Tristate & TB
14. Superman Remix ft. Pok, Krondon and Phil Da Agony
Yes, another installment of “Mixtape Mondays”. Today’s feature is an old classic mixtape from the Funky President, J.Rocc. This particular mix is called “4 Track Chaos” in which this mix is reminsce of Dr. Dre‘s legendary Roadium Swap Meet Mixtapes. It’s called 4-Track Chaos for a reason because he did this on a Tascam Cassette Recorder and did a multi-track intro. And yes, the mix came out on a Cassette!!! Enjoy!
It’s another installment of Throwback Thursdays Videos. This particular video shows the Funky President himself, J.Rocc is throwin down on 4 Turntables…..yes, I said “4” Turntables! He did this on the Rane TTM68 4 Channel Mixer when Rane Inc debut the mixer at the NAMM Show in 2011. Here, J is paying homage to the old school classic mix records that came out in the 80’s like “Scratch Party”, “Scratch Dance”, “The New York Scratchmasters”, “Mix Trix”, & so forth. Usually those mixes were done “4-track style”, mixing using mulit-tracks. Here, J is demonstrating the mix live with 4 Turntables. The last time someone did something like this was Cut Chemist with his homage to “The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel” using 3 Turntables in the 90’s. And before that, Grandmaster Flash himself using 3 Turntables in the 80’s. Shout out to Mike May at Rane Inc.
Peep the technique below and peep the original mixes that J based his homage to:
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……
In honor of The Word Of Mouth 2014 Reunion Tour, we had to post this video up of Dilated Peoples & Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, courtesy of our good friend Dj Eclipse of Halftime Radio Show/La Coka Nostra fame. This was shot at Fat Beats NYC during the 1st Word Of Mouth tour in 1999.
This is what Dj Eclipse had to say about the clip: “Since Dilated & Jurassic are back on tour together and hitting NYC this weekend I figured I would post this clip from the last time they were on tour together back in 1999. This footage is from a Dilated Peoples in-store at Fat Beats NYC on the day that they were doing their New York stop on the “Word Of Mouth” tour. August 11, 1999. The bill was Dilated Peoples, Jurassic 5, Beat Junkies and me, DJ Eclipse. The venue was Tramps, home to some of the illest shows NYC had seen in the 90s. The interesting thing about this show was that it was the last show Tramps had before it closed down. Some footage from that night to come.”
Tonight (August 3rd, 2014) is the last show of The Word Of Mouth 2014 Tour at the House Of Blues Boston. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm sharp! Don’t miss this show….it might be a long time that you’ll get to see this whole line-up perform & tour together….don’t sleep!
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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We’d like to extend our thanks to our contributors, web design, and our web development teams for their creative effort and dedication to producing a quality website on behalf of the Beat Junkies. And of course, a very extra special thanks to you, our loyal friends and followers for your continued love and support. We encourage you to browse through our site at your discretion, and as always, your feedback is appreciated!