Over the course of his career, DJ Jazzy Jeff has achieved many accomplishments including a DMC Championship and multiple GRAMMY and American Music Awards and nominations. But he is a humble man who is still doing it as his 2002 hit said: For Da Love of Da Game.
Once primarily known for his atomic live sets and hypnotic mixes, GLK’s evolved into a singular auteur and an incredible Producer. Hailing from LA, and an essential linchpin of the Brainfeeder collective, GLK’s sound is visceral, honest, leaving pupils dilated and heads rolling.
Known for crafting a brand of subtle, musical techno, John Tejada has embraced electronic music as a personal frontier, expanding on his resume as a techno recording artist as producer, remixer, DJ, and label owner.
Tom Wrecks and Pat Drastik of Thugli come from a technical DJ background, and have a resume of accolades in the competitive DJ world a mile long. They have rocked clubs & festivals from London to Hong Kong and bring a unique experience with every set and every crowd.
Nick Hook’s universal brand of dirty, analogue dance music has traveled around the world from New York to Tokyo for more than 10 years. Hook’s eccentric roster of collaborative productions reflects an undying affinity for all types of electronic music.
DJ Spinna is a humbling example of what it takes to truly succeed within the framework of multiple fields. With a steadfast work ethic, an extensive vinyl library and the willingness to pursue the full extents of his roots (Funk, Soul, and R&B), foundation (Hip-Hop) and future (Electronic/Dance music) with no restraints.
Mark De Clive-Lowe expertly melds the science of beat-making and technology with organic musicianship and tradition. The piano set the course, the keyboard is the vehicle, and with the drum machine as fuel, his relentless skill is underscored by a rare sonic sensibility.
Where man and machine collide in innovation and technique, Jeremy’s capabilities are not limited to the studio - on-stage he has developed a unique, energetic, and infectious solo show that is the opposite of the one-man laptop bore.
As a DJ, producer, and drummer with decades of experience in the Jungle music genre, Spinscott continues to push the limits of performance and production with his Jungle Plus Drums DJ format that combines 100% Loop-Free & Sequence-Free drum machine routines and classic DJ style mixing.
From humble origins in Detroit, raised on a healthy diet of Motown, Jazz and early Hip Hop – Terrel Wallace (aka Tall Black Guy) has become a standard bearer for the current hip hop beats scene, and one of the most influential producers working today.
Drawing on their backgrounds as club DJs, the Vancouver-based production duo of DJ Marvel and Kutcorners have been killing crowds with their live remix performances, which include and array of Synths, Turntables and live drumming — gaining praise from Pitchfork, Okayplayer, & Hypetrak
Moving effortlessly between the DJing & production worlds, Finger drummer, performer, and classically trained pianist Carl Rag’s live sets are quickly becoming the stuff of legend. His eye-catching, ear-pleasing performances are a skillfully crafted master class in finger drumming.
From the historic Root Down parties of Los Angeles to the infamous Do-Over, DJ Day’s contributions to the various avant-garde music scenes in Southern California run deep. Not content being defined by one craft, he gracefully transitions between being a DJ/turntablist, musician and beat maker.
One of the best live performance DJs on the planet, former Red Bull Thre3style Champion ESKEI83 is internationally known both for his incredible technique and his ability to drive the party crowd wild – all over the globe.
Trained on the drums since the age of 6, OddKidOut is well known in the Philadelphia music world, and more recently in the international digital media space, for his drumming, finger-drumming and music production skills.
Starting out as a DJ & producer back in the 90’s, Buddy Peace has released an armoury of beat tapes, remixes and guest cuts. Using primarily an MPC 2000XL, finger drumming has remained a major part of his production and DJ performances.
R!OT is the electronic music project of Michael Wyckoff, a pianist, composer, producer, and controllerist from Los Angeles. His YouTube channel has over 150,000 YouTube subscribers and focuses on virtuosic live performances, which have been viewed over 23 million times.
JBlack (Jimmy Stanford) is a young innovative music producer from Atlanta, Ga. As CEO and Founder of Shadow Black Entertainment, headquartered in the Washington, DC area, JBlack provides high quality rap beats for rap-artists and singers.
Justin Aswell is both a virtuoso and musical polymath with his own special blend of formal training and underground philosophy. One of the first finger drummers to emerge, he’s known for his viral video performances, but is equally in his element producing, rocking shows, and teaching music.
Decap is a SF based sonic sculptor who has produced for artists such as Talib Kweli, Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo, and Tim Kile (formerly of Arcade Fire). He is currently releasing music as a solo artist and released collaborative work with heavy hitters such as Hit Boy and some of the top artists from the emerging future beats movement.
Leonard Charles is about discovery, adventure and honesty within the parameters of music, and Charles's deep & modern funk meditates on the music of his heroes – Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson, Hiroshi Sato, John Coltrane, George Benson, Ahmad Jamal Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock.
An accomplished educator, performer, & producer, Tim teaches at Drumtrainer Berlin & Noisy Academy, has wrtitten for “KEYS”, “Drumheads” and “Recording Magazine”, and performs all over the world with his band Front 242 and other acts.
As a founding member & Producer of Orlando-based Hip Hop group, Solillaquists of Sound, DiViNCi first gained notoriety by using multiple MPCs in ways the world had never seen before. The virtuosity in his frenetic performances & popular YouTube clips set inspiring precedents for the now popular “Controllerism” scene.
ASADI, a 20 year old producer from Columbus, Ohio, is dedicated to introducing a style of music he developed called Persian Trap Music. Offering a cinematically majestic sound with dauntless 808s and elaborate trap rhythms, ASADI shows his unsuspecting listeners that he can play it all live from scratch on his beat pad, the Maschine.
Two time #1 act and remixer, the boss of Vacation Records, and a successful dance-pop songwriter on the side, Aussie export Stu Tyson has released hundreds of records on the dance worlds biggest labels. Not only a writer/producer, he’s focused on taking the live/DJ crossover to a new level with his NI Maschine pad drumming performances.
KRNE is a Bay Area native producer, traversing the range of dance and hip hop, influenced by his wide ranging musical upbringing. His tracks are at home on festival stages, club rooms and your headphones, attracting awe for their attention to detail and expert mixes.
STLNDRMS (pronounced stolen drums) is a sample junkie, beat geek, crate digger, pad masher and knob twister. Born in Detroit MI, by way of Tokyo Japan, by way of like 50 other places, the beatmaker from Atlanta GA I makes chill sample beats with a bunch of really old gear, and the prolific producer drops at least one beat daily.
In my first few sessions with the software I became better at finger drumming and had so much fun learning. Some people say I‘m good at this – Melodics showed me that I’ve still got a lot to learn.” Eskei83
|Don’t Forget||DJ Jazzy Jeff||Grade 4||Hip hop||preview|
|Oscillating Lucifer||Gaslamp Killer||Grade 4||Alt Hip hop, Beats||preview|
|Code Ext.||by John Tejada||Grade 9||Electronic||preview|
|Overtime - B Section - Drums||by Thugli||Grade 4||Trap||preview|
|'J.A.M.I.T.' feat. Egyptian Lover - Full||by Nick Hook||Grade 5||Electro, Hip Hop||preview|
|The Umm||by Mark de Clive-Lowe||Grade 7||Jazz, Beats, Hip Hop||preview|
|Bliss #1||by Jeremy Ellis||Grade 6||Hip Hop||preview|
|Funk Bass - A Section Fills||by Spinscott||Grade 6||Club||preview|
|From Home to Work and Back - Drums||by Tall Black Guy||Grade 4||Hip Hop, Downbeat||preview|
|Bang That - Section 1 & 2||by Live Evil||Grade 5||Trap, RnB||preview|
|Piano Weapon - Song Form||by Carl Rag||Grade 6||House||preview|
|The Princess - Full Sequence||by Eskei83||Grade 6||Electronic||preview|
|Amore (Beginner)||by OddKidOut||Grade 3||Beats, Hip Hop||preview|
|Desert Burner||by Buddy Peace||Grade 6||Hip Hop||preview|
|R!OT - Build 2||by R!OT||Grade 4||Electro||preview|
|Soul Shaker (Beginner)||by Beats by J Black||Grade 3||Hip Hop, Beats||preview|
|Feeling - Play Along||by Decap||Grade 7||Hip Hop, Future Bass||preview|
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