Reach: BEAT JUNKIES 20th ANNIVERSARY SHOW // London 23 August
Press release from the Doctor’s Orders crew. Good to see these guys over here together…
The Doctor’s Orders in association with the Jazz Cafe & Mean Fiddler present
20th Anniversary Show
Feat DJ Babu / J.Rocc / Melo-D / Rhettmatic
Host Rakaa of Dilated Peoples
7pm-11pm Thursday 23rd August 2012
@ The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway London NW1 (Camden Tube)
Tickets £12.50 in advance
The Beat Junkies are everywhere because they can do it all. With countless musical accolades including five years worth of world championship DJ titles, over a decade on primetime mixshows for Los Angeles’ top radio stations, and providing production & DJing support for some of hip-hop’s most notable acts including Dilated Peoples, Madlib, Cypress Hill and the Visionaries, the Beat Junkies have profoundly influenced the international music scene and DJ community since the early 90’s.
This year, the Beat Junkies celebrate their 20th anniversary with a world tour modeled on their legendary Los Angeles parties that turned the Knitting Factory into a legendary epicenter of Hip-Hop. They’ve shown themselves and the world that there’s no boundary to DJing and they represent this knowledge in everything that they do because that’s the Beat Junkie Style.
According to J.Rocc, co-founder and mastermind of the crew, the Beat Junkies were answering a call fueled by a love for their craft. In 1992, he and his counterpart Curse initiated some of the most revolutionary and foundational forces in turntablism to change the way the world heard DJing and hip-hop forever.
Beginning with J.Rocc, Curse, Rhettmatic, What?!, Melo D, Havik, Tommy Gun and Icy Ice, one of the first DJ supergroups was formed and dubbed the Beat Junkies. This union would transform turntablism from a hobby into an art and a way of life. From that pressure cooker of technical skills, their style was born – a funked-up display of beat-juggling and scratching virtuosity that could simultaneously blow minds and pack dance-floors. The list of names kept growing: Babu, Symphony, Shortkut, D-Styles and Mr. Choc and through the massive pull of their influence, they snapped up unrivaled talent while pioneering a total shift in turntablism.
Through the Beat Junkies 20 year dynasty of DJing they turned one element of Hip-Hop into it’s most technical art.
Check out their 20th Anniversary video here featuring Jazzy Jeff, Q-Bert, Penut Butter Wolf, A-Trak & more – http://vimeo.com/44995287
For more information, pictures, press passes, interviews, etc please contact
Rod Gilmore: [email protected]
THE DOCTOR’S ORDERS UPCOMING SHOWS
Friday 10th August: The Nextmen @ East Village
The dunamic duo are back for another installment of their residency at On The Real.
Wednesday 15th August: Elzhi (Slum Village) @ Cargo
The brilliant Detroit MC hits London to perform an exclusive date.
Thursday 23rd August: Beat Junkies @ Jazz Cafe
California’s incredible DJ crew celebrate their 20th Anniversary.
Friday 24th August: Crew Clash @ The Bookclub
The Doctor’s Orders go head to head with Droppin’ Science & Main Squeeze in a clash of London’s top party crews.
Friday 31st August: The Doctor’s Orders @ Fabric
London’s No.1 Hip-Hop party bring an all star line up to London’s No.1 club.
Friday 14th September: On The Real vs Rootical @ East Village
On The Real residents go head to head with a huge reggae line up including David Rodigan.
Saturday 15th September: Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) & 9th Wonder (TBC) @ Plan B
Two of the most soulful names in Hip-Hop together for a one off night not to be seen or heard anywhere else in the world.
Friday 28th September: Mr Thing’s B-Day Party @ East Village
An incredible line up of UK and US talent come together to celebrate our fave DJ’s B-Day.
Friday 19th October: Maseo (De La Soul) @ East Village
One third of Hip-Hop’s most legendary band join us for a very special On The Real.