THROWBACK THURSDAYS (VIDEO): J.ROCC & MELO-D at SKRATCHCON 2000

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!

Rhettmatic