This Friday (October 20th) is another weekly installment of Do-It at The Shortstop in Los Angeles with residents Dj Expo and Dj Sean-O. To celebrate their 3 Year Anniversary, their special guest this week is our very own Dj Melo-D. Start off you weekend at Do-It & get your groove on! To RSVP: http://doitLA.eventbrite.com
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!
Rest In Peace to legendary Phife Dawg, 1/4 of one of the greatest Hip Hop groups of all time, A Tribe Called Quest. Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor passed away on March 22, 2016 due to complications to Diabeties. Our very own Dj Melo-D does a special Phife Dawg tribute mix in honor of the fallen MC. Shoutouts & deepest condolences to Qtip, Ali Shaheed Muhammed & Jarobi White. Phife Dawg, we will miss you….!
Bigups to our big brother Dj Jazzy Jeff for having our very own Rhettmatic & Melo-D featured in his new episode of “Vinyl Destination”:
“Shenanigans at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles leads DJ Jazzy Jeff to the Beyond Wonderland Music Festival in San Bernardino. Along with Z-Trip and the Beat Junkies the collective shut down the festival at the end of the night. This sentimental performance marks the end of an era for DJ Jazzy Jeff as he embarks on a new vision for the future.
After a week of the new change, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the crew hit the road to Portland. In route to the show they run into an issue with transportation. After some negotiating, they are on the their way to test out DJ Jazzy Jeff’s new DJ super hero super powers, along with comedian JB”
This Thursday (October 29th) is Nightline at The Pot Lobby Bar inside The Line Hotel in Koreatown (Los Angeles). This month’s residents Dj Melo-D & D-Styles along with their special guest, Dj Bella Fiasco doing an opening set. It’s FREE from 9pm to 1am….Come vibe with the Junkies as they will dropping some dope tunes for you to enjoy! Shoutouts to our boy Chef Roy Choi!
Tonight (September 29th), our very own & Skam Artists roster member Melo-D will be headlining the biggest industry night in Las Vegas called “Wild At Heart” at the Omni Nightclub inside Caesars’ Palace. If you happened to be in the 702 area and want to get your bottle service on, this is the spot where you wanna be at!
Big Daddy Kane is a Grammy Award-winning MC who came on the scene in 1986 as a member of the Juice Crew. He is widely considered to be one of the most skilled artists in Hip Hop, and was a major influence on subsequent generations of rappers. With super producer Marley Marl at the helm, Big Daddy Kane recorded some of the best songs in Hip Hop history. As a tribute to one of the greatest lyricists to ever touch the mic, our very own Dj Melo-D made a mix in honor of Big Daddy Kane titled “No Equal”.
Also in conjuction with Melo’s tribute mix to Big Daddy Kane, we uploaded songs from BDK’s catalogue along with few related original samples into our record pool. So Djs, if you are a member of our record pool, don’t sleep! If you’re not, make sure to sign up & join our record pool to get these gems for your digital crates!
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!
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
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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!
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