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Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson (born 4 September 1975) is a sought-after producer, who's worked with such diverse artists as Jay-Z, Lily A...

75,000 - 150,000
{"key":"12354","name":"Mark Ronson","bio":"Mark Ronson (born 4 September 1975) is a sought-after producer, who's worked with such diverse artists as Jay-Z, Lily Allen, Robbie Williams, Bruno Mars, Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Duran Duran and comedian Jimmy Fallon. He is probably best-known for his collaboration with Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk, from the 2014 album Uptown Special.Born in London, he is the son of writer Ann Dexter-Jones and real estate tycoon Laurence Ronson. His mother later married Mick Jones, lead guitarist of multiplatinum selling rock band Foreigner. He has two sisters: fashion designer Charlotte Ronson and DJ Samantha Ronson. He spent his childhood in a wealthy suburb of London where he lived on the same street as Paul McCartney\u2018s family. When his parents divorced at age 8, he moved to New York, where he made friends with John Lennon's son, Sean Lennon.Ronson played guitar and drums from an early age, but it wasn't until moving to New York City with his mother that Ronson discovered DJ culture. At age 16, already a fan of such popular hip-hop artists as Run-D.M.C. and the Beastie Boys, Ronson began listening to the various hip-hop mixtapes released every few months by DJs. Inspired, Ronson confiscated his father's record collection and began trying his hand at mixing. The young DJ with the diverse taste soon caught the ears and eyes of various socialites and New York celebrities, including fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, who featured Ronson along with other sons and daughters of celebrities in a 1997 fashion campaign. A year later, hip-hop mogul Sean \"P. Diddy\" Combs hired Ronson to DJ his fabled 29th birthday bash. These and other high-profile gigs boosted Ronson's \"hip quotient\" and helped promote his more serious-minded music career. Fusing his eclectic turntable skills with his knowledge of musical instruments and songwriting, Ronson eventually embarked on his first solo project. Featuring such diverse guest artists as dancehall rapper Sean Paul, hip-hop artist Mos Def, Jack White of the White Stripes, and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, Ronson's debut album, Here Comes the Fuzz, bowed for Elektra in 2003.Ronson's second album, Version, adds to his eclectic style. In this sophomore album, Ronson fuses a range of musical genres from Daniel Merriweather to Ol' Dirty Bastard to Phantom Planet with an up tempo contemporary funk sound. All the songs on this album are covers of previous Billboard top-10 pop songs, with a jazzy twist.CareerAttending Vassar College and then New York University (NYU), Ronson became a regular at downtown hip-hop spots and made his name as a DJ on the New York club scene in 1993. He was soon one of the most respected DJs and was being called on for celebrities' private parties. Ronson is known for his diverse, genre-spanning selection, influenced by both the hip-hop scene of New York and the more rock influence of the UK, amongst others.He moved on, however, to producing music. After producing Nikka Costa's song \"Everybody Got Their Something,\" Ronson signed a record contract with Elektra Records. His first album Here Comes the Fuzz was released in 2003 and was a critically acclaimed success that featured artists of all genres, despite initially poor sales. The most well known song from the album, \" Ooh Wee\" samples \" Sunny\" by Boney M and features Nate Dogg, Ghostface Killah, and Trife Da God. He has since produced multiple songs on the albums of singers Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, and Robbie Williams.In 2004, he formed his own record label, Allido Records, a subsidiary of Sony BMG's J Records, along with his longtime manager Rich Kleiman. The first artist he signed to Allido was rapper Rhymefest, most well-known for winning the Grammy for co-writing Kanye West's \"Jesus Walks\".In March 2006, Ronson released a cover of Radiohead's \" Just\" as a single. In certain areas, such as the UK, it gained major radio play. It also saw release as part of Exit Music: Songs with Radio Heads, a full Radiohead covers CD, in April, later appearing on Ronson's second album, Version, which was released in the UK on 16 April 2007. It includes other covers of a diverse selection of rock & pop songs including: Kaiser Chiefs' \" Oh My God\" (featuring guest vocals from Lily Allen), an instrumental version of Coldplay's \" God Put A Smile Upon Your Face\", Britney Spears' \"Toxic\", Ryan Adams' \"Amy\", Max\u00efmo Park's \" Apply Some Pressure\", The Zutons' \"Valerie\" and Kasabian's \"L.S.F.\".Ronson released a cover of The Smiths' track \"Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before\" under the title \" Stop Me\" on 2 April 2007, which reached #2 in the UK singles charts, the biggest hit for Ronson to date. Ronson re-mixed the Bob Dylan song \" Most Likely You'll Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)\" in promotion for the three disc Bob Dylan set simply titled \"DYLAN\" to be released in October 2007. Ronson has also produced Candie Payne's \"One More Chance (Ronson mix)\" in 2007.Ronson's second album Version has been well received by critics. In May 2007 it was awarded the title Album of the Month by the British dance music magazine Mixmag. On June 23, the DJ made the cover of the Guardian newspaper's Guide magazine, alongside the singer Lily Allen. In 2008, Ronson won a Grammy as producer of the year.Ronson has newly signed Domino Kirke and her band Domino to the Allido label.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/12354_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"75,000 - 150,000"}

Shift K3Y

Lewis Shay Jankel (born 27 May 1993), known by his stage name Shift K3Y, is an English producer and DJ from London. He i...

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{"key":"88444","name":"Shift K3Y","bio":"Lewis Shay Jankel (born 27 May 1993), known by his stage name Shift K3Y, is an English producer and DJ from London. He is best known for his 2014 single \"Touch\", which peaked at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.Jankel released his debut EP Step in the City on 12 December 2011, through Marco Del Horno's record label Bullet Train. \"Manage Ya\", one of the EP tracks, was supported by BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJs including MistaJam and Toddla T. On 23 July 2012, he released his second EP Left and Right with the label. Throughout the year, he released many remixes and bootlegs. Towards the end of 2012, he gained the attention of Borgore's record label Buygore and his song \"Wiggle With It\" featured exclusively on the label's Buygore Allstars Vol. 1 compilation. He released his third EP Let You Down through Buygore, and the track \"Geeky Playtime\" gained exposure through being uploaded to UKF.In 2013, Jankel changed his stage name from Shift Key to Shift K3Y. In March 2013, he released his fourth EP Frozen, through Buygore. He remixed Tinie Tempah's song \"Trampoline\", which was premiered by SB.TV (as the first of their SB.TV Beats features) and topped the Beatport hip hop charts. He also remixed AlunaGeorge's \"Attracting Flies\", and the remix was heavily supported by 1Xtra. Throughout 2013, he released three free singles: \"Keep Ya Mouth Shut (Things People Say)\" featuring Griminal; \"Make It Good\"; and \"Laughing At You\" which features vocals by his girlfriend Ruby Francis. On 13 April 2014, he released his breakthrough single \"Touch\". On 16 April 2014, the song was at number 3 on The Official Chart Update in the UK. On 20 April 2014, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 3, making it his first UK top 5 single.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/88444_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

DJ Earworm

DJ Earworm (aka Jordan Roseman) is a San Francisco-based mashup artist who has achieved recognition for his technically ...

20,000 - 50,000
{"key":"37069","name":"DJ Earworm","bio":"DJ Earworm (aka Jordan Roseman) is a San Francisco-based mashup artist who has achieved recognition for his technically sophisticated, songwriting oriented mashups. His annual \u201cUnited State of Pop\u201d mashups, short mixes featuring the top 25 songs of the year according to Billboard magazine, have reached the Top 100 for national radio play and become internet sensations.Roseman was born into a family of musicians and raised in eastern Iowa. In his early life, he played piano and produced original electronic music on a computer, later majoring in music theory and computer science at the University of Illinois. He began making mashups recreationally in 2003 using ACID. After encouragement from DJ Adrian at Club Bootie, Roseman created the moniker DJ Earworm (\"earworm\" referencing a song that repeats compulsively within one's mind) and began releasing mashups via a website.DJ Earworm has a unique mashup style that consists of a compositional, songwriting approach. He gradually layers samples on top of one another, matching keys and subtly altering melodies. His mashups often convey an entirely new meaning than the original material, such as a political message in \u201cNo More Gas\u201d. He has been contrasted with mashup artist Girl Talk, who has a more DJ-oriented style.He is the author of Audio Mashup Construction Kit (Wiley, 2006), a how-to manual for creating mashups.At the 2008 IDEA conference, he revealed that he has made mashups using Ableton Live, and now DJs live with the same software.United State of Pop Series:2007Earworm's 2007 mashup, \"United State of Pop\u201d consisted of the top 25 songs of 2007 according to Billboard magazine. The song crossed beyond the online download market, reaching the Top 100 for national radio play in February 2008. Earworm is the first mashup artist to have a bootleg mashup enter Billboard\u2019s charts. As of 27 June 2010, the song has surpassed 2.6 million views on YouTube.United States of Pop 2007 Track ListingAkon - \"Don't Matter\" (#11)Akon feat. Eminem - \"Smack That\" (#15)Akon feat. Snoop Dogg - \"I Wanna Love You\" (#8)Avril Lavigne - \"Girlfriend\" (#12)Beyonc\u00e9 - \"Irreplaceable\" (#1)Carrie Underwood - \"Before He Cheats\" (#6)Daughtry - \"Home\" (#25)Daughtry - \"It's Not Over\" (#17)Fergie - \"Big Girls Don't Cry\" (#4)Fergie feat. will.i.am - \"Fergalicious\" (#19)Fergie feat. Ludacris - \"Glamorous\" (#10)Gwen Stefani feat. Akon - \"The Sweet Escape\" (#3)Gym Class Heroes - \"Cupid's Chokehold\" (#23)Justin Timberlake - \"What Goes Around\u2026\/\u2026Comes Around\" (#22)Maroon 5 - \"Makes Me Wonder\" (#13)Mims - \"This Is Why I'm Hot\" (#16)Nelly Furtado - \"Say It Right\" (#9)Plain White T's - \"Hey There Delilah\" (#7)Rihanna feat. Jay-Z - \"Umbrella\" (#2)Shop Boyz - \"Party Like a Rockstar\" (#14)Soulja Boy Tell 'Em - \"Crank That (Soulja Boy)\" (#20)T-Pain feat. Young Joc - \"Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')\" (#5)The Fray - \"How to Save a Life\" (#24)Timbaland feat. Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado - \"Give It to Me\" (#21)Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson - \"The Way I Are\" (#18)2008On December 25, 2008 he released another mashup called \"United State of Pop 2008 (Viva La Pop)\", prominently featuring Coldplay's song Viva La Vida as the backing track. The official YouTube video of the song had 200,000 views within the first two weeks of release. The mashup peaked at #58 on Billboard\u2019s Pop Airplay chart, and entered the Pop 100 chart. As of 11 July 2010, the video reached 5.7 million views on YouTube.United States of Pop 2008 (Viva La Pop) Track ListingAlicia Keys - \"No One\" (#3)Colbie Caillat - \"Bubbly\" (#21)Coldplay - \"Viva la Vida\" (#13)Chris Brown - \"Forever\" (#10)Chris Brown - \"With You\" (#9)Chris Brown feat. T-Pain - \"Kiss Kiss\" (#19)Finger Eleven - \"Paralyzer\" (#25)Flo Rida feat. T-Pain - \"Low\" (#1)Jordin Sparks feat. Chris Brown - \"No Air\" (#6)Katy Perry - \"I Kissed a Girl\" (#14)Leona Lewis - \"Bleeding Love\" (#2)Lil Wayne feat. Static Major - \"Lollipop\" (#4)Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland - \"4 Minutes\" (#23)Mariah Carey - \"Touch My Body\" (#22)Natasha Bedingfield - \"Pocketful of Sunshine\" (#18)Ne-Yo - \"Closer\" (#20)Pink - \"So What\" (#24)Ray J & Yung Berg - \"Sexy Can I\" (#11)Rihanna - \"Disturbia\" (#16)Rihanna - \"Don't Stop The Music\" (#17)Rihanna - \"Take a Bow\" (#12)Sara Bareilles - \"Love Song\" (#7)T.I. - \"Whatever You Like\" (#15)Timbaland feat. OneRepublic - \"Apologize\" (#5)Usher feat. Young Jeezy - Love in This Club (#8)2009On December 27, 2009 he released a third year-end mashup, \"United State of Pop (Blame it on the Pop)\". His most successful mashup yet, the music video has reached over 23.7 million views as of 27 June 2010, and it has peaked at #50 on the CHR mediabase radio chart.United States of Pop 2009 (Blame It on the Pop)The All-American Rejects - \"Gives You Hell\" (#10)Beyonc\u00e9 - Halo\" (#24)Beyonc\u00e9 - \"Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)\" (#8)Black Eyed Peas - \"Boom Boom Pow\" (#1)Black Eyed Peas - \"I Gotta Feeling\" (#4)Drake - \"Best I Ever Had\" (#22)Flo Rida - \"Right Round\" (#6)Jason Mraz - \"I'm Yours\" (#7)Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain - \"Blame It\" (#16)Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne - \"Down\" (#20)Kanye West - \"Heartless\" (#9)Katy Perry - \"Hot N Cold\" (#25)Kelly Clarkson - \"My Life Would Suck Without You\" (#23)Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo - \"Knock You Down\" (#15)Kings of Leon - \"Use Somebody\" (#14)Lady Gaga - \"Poker Face\" (#2)Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis - \"Just Dance\" (#3)Miley Cyrus - \"The Climb\" (#21)Pitbull - \"I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)\" (#17)Soulja Boy Tell 'Em feat. Sammie - \"Kiss Me Thru the Phone\" (#19)Taylor Swift - \"Love Story\" (#5)Taylor Swift - \"You Belong with Me\" (#11)T.I. feat. Justin Timberlake - \"Dead and Gone\" (#12)T.I. feat. Rihanna - \"Live Your Life\" (#18)The Fray - \"You Found Me\" (#13)T-Pain, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna have each featured in songs used for every \"United States of Pop\" so far.Rihanna and Fergie have featured in the most songs used throughout the series with 5 each. Rihanna featured in \"Umbrella\" in 2007, \"Disturbia\", \"Don't Stop the Music\" and \"Take a Bow\" in 2008 and featured in T.I.'s \"Live Your Life\" in 2009. Fergie was featured as a solo artist in 2007 with \"Big Girls Don't Cry\", \"Fergalicious\" and \"Glamorous\". She featured in the 2009 mashup as part of the Black Eyed Peas with \"Boom Boom Pow\" and \"I Gotta Feeling\".Artists to feature multiple tracks areRihanna (5)Fergie (5)Akon (4)Chris Brown (4)Justin Timberlake (4)T-Pain (4)Timbaland (4)Beyonce (3)T.I. (3)will.i.am (3)Black Eyed Peas (2)Daughtry (2)Flo Rida (2)Katy Perry (2)Kanye West (2)Keri Hilson (2)Lady Gaga (2)Ne-Yo (2)Nelly Furtado (2)Soulja Boy Tell 'em (2)Taylor Swift (2)The Fray (2)Official MashupsWhile most mashup artists must rely on bootleg samples and public releases to make mashups, Earworm has been contacted by prominent musicians to make mashups from their source material. DJ Earworm was given multitracks by Annie Lennox to create a unique mash-up piece called Backwards\/Forwards which contains nine of her songs.On September 12, 2009 Earworm released an official Sean Kingston mashup called \"A Beautiful Mashup\".Kanye West approved of Earworm\u2019s mashup of West\u2019s \u201cLove Lockdown\u201d and Radiohead\u2019s \u201cReckoner\u201d in 2008, and posted the accompanying video on his website. Earworm has stated that the Scissor Sisters complimented his use of their material in his mashup \"No One Takes Your Freedom\".His latest song, \"Like OMG, Baby\", was shown as part of a concert at Wembley Stadium in London for Capital FM's Summertime Ball, where all fifteen of the featured artists performed. These are the songs used in his new mix:. Alexandra Burke - All Night Long. Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love. Chipmunk feat. Esmee Denters - Until You Were Gone. Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers. Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed. Jason Derulo - In My Head. JLS - One Shot. Justin Bieber - Baby. Ke$ha - Tik Tok. Pixie Lott - Mama Do. Rihanna - Rude Boy. Scouting For Girls - This Ain't a Love Song. Tinie Tempah - Pass Out. Usher feat. Will.I.Am - OMG. The Wanted - All Time Low","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/37069_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"20,000 - 50,000"}

DJ Premier

Christopher E. Martin (born March 21, 1966), better known as DJ Premier (or Primo by his fans, fellow musicians, and cri...

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{"key":"37073","name":"DJ Premier","bio":"Christopher E. Martin (born March 21, 1966), better known as DJ Premier (or Primo by his fans, fellow musicians, and critics), is a prominent American hip hop producer and DJ, and the instrumental half of the duos Gang Starr and PRhyme.Contrary to popular belief, he did not found nor even co-found Gang Starr.He was introduced to DJing while attending school at Prairie View A&M in Houston, Texas. DJ Premier's original stage name was Waxmaster C, the \"C\" taken from his first name, Chris, although he had already changed it to DJ Premier at the time he joined Gang Starr.Considered by many fans to be one of the greatest hip hop producers, DJ Premier has produced countless tracks, for many groups and solo artists since the early 1990s. These include notable tracks for artists such as Jay-Z (\"D'Evils\", \"So Ghetto\"), Big L (\"The Enemy\"), The Notorious B.I.G. (\"Unbelievable\", \"Kick In The Door\", \"Ten Crack Commandments\"), Nas (\"N.Y. State of Mind\", \"Nas Is Like\"), Pitch Black (\"It's All Real\"), M.O.P. (\"Downtown Swinga\"), Jeru the Damaja (\"Come Clean\", \"My Mind Spray\"), KRS-One (\"MC's Act Like They Don't Know\"), Mos Def (\"Mathematics\"), Non Phixion (\"Rockstars\"), and Royce da 5'9\" (\"Boom\").(Full list: djpremiertrackology.8kilo.com)CollaborationsOutside of Gang Starr, some of Premier's most lauded work is his collaborations with Jeru the Damaja and Group Home. With the former, Premier crafted one of the East Coast's landmark albums in the form of The Sun Rises in the East, released in 1994. Their follow up to this, 1996's Wrath of the Math, was regarded as a solid effort but not on par with its predecessor, although it did contain Jeru's biggest hit to date, \"Ya Playin' Yaself\". Group Home's Livin' Proof (1995), although greatly overlooked at the time of its release, has eventually come to be critically acclaimed.In 1994, DJ Premier collaborated extensively with jazz musician Branford Marsalis's experimental group, Buckshot Lefonque, for their debut album. During the making of music video director, Hype Williams' 1998 film, Belly, DJ Premier collaborated with neo soul leader D'Angelo for a song called \"Devil's Pie\", which was originally intended only for the film's accompanying soundtrack. However D'Angelo soon changed his mind and decided to include the song on his sophomore album Voodoo (2000) In 2006 he co-produced Christina Aguilera's Back To Basics album.SamplesDJ Premier's style of production epitomises the New York sound from his earlier peers. He is known for sampling jazz, funk, and soul artists, as well as sampling an artist's past work, when he is creating a new track for that same artist. In addition, his photographic memory of rap lyrics allows him to distinctively \"speak with his hands\" by scratching in lyrics from several different songs to construct new phrases . Premier's non-Gang Starr collaborations are well-known for his often-imitated signature of combining short vocal samples, often from multiple artists, to create a chorus. For example, for the chorus of Mos Def's \"Mathematics\", Premier cuts, in quick succession:\"The Mighty Mos Def\u2026\" (from Mos Def's \"Body Rock\"), \"It's simple mathematics\" (from Fat Joe's \"John Blaze\"), \"I revolve around science\u2026\" (from Ghostface Killah's verse on Raekwon's \"Criminology\"), \"What are we talking about here\u2026\" (unknown origin), \"Do your math..\" (from Erykah Badu's \"On & On\"), and \"One, two, three, four\" (from James Brown's \"Funky Drummer\") On certain artists' work the vocal samples will all be vocal samples of the artist from the artists' past work; \"Nas Is Like\" and \"2nd Childhood\" with Nas are two well-known examples of this.On Jeru the Damaja's \"Physical Stamina,\" however, Premier sampled and chopped up recordings of seminal electro-acoustic music from the 1960s.MelodiesPremier usually creates a two-bar melody that repeats itself throughout the song. The aim of this is to showcase the MC's skills by bringing focus away from the beat, while creating the song's mood and a solid backdrop. Premier often changes speeds, filters and chops his breaks and adds scope to the melody with chimes and strings.He has also shown innovation by playing rarely-used elements into a rap song (such as the xylophones on Biggie's \"Kick in the Door\" or the ambient nature sounds on Nas' \"Nas is Like\"), and his wide range of instruments (the piano loop on Jay-Z's \"D'Evils\" versus the strings on Rakim's \"New York (Ya Out There?\") and production techniques (he played the melody backwards during the second half of Jay-Z's \"A Million and One Questions (Rhyme No More)\").DrumsPremier's drums have been known for complimenting his melodies. For example, during Nas' \"NY State of Mind\", two bars have a simple round of kicks and snares; in the following two, a complementing second set of drums plays out. This is repeated throughout.Label ownership and future projectsDJ Premier currently owns two record labels. \"Year Round Records\" was founded in 2002 and has so far released several DJ Premier mixtapes as well as two 12\" vinyl singles for NYG'z and Blaq Poet. \"Works Of Mart\", which is also the name of his publishing company, was founded in mid 2006 and released 12\" vinyl singles for artists Tef (aka Teflon) and F.A.B.I.D. (H. Stax and Mike Rone).Since 2001, DJ Premier mentioned several times the plan to release a solo album entitled \"A Man Of Few Words\", which has yet to be released. Other confirmed upcoming projects are a full-length colaboration with Nas, Blaq Poet's long delayed album \"The Best That Never Did It\", Tef's (aka Teflon) long announced album \"Contraband\" and last but not least proteg\u00e9s NYG'z long delayed debut album \"Pros and Cons\". As of early 2006, like many other artists, he keeps in touch with his fans through his blog on myspace.com, on which he has announced upcoming productions for Amerie, Canibus and many other yet to be released artist songs.g Str","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/37073_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Havana Brown

Havana Brown (born Angelique Meunier on February 14, 1985 in Melbourne, Australia), also known as DJ Havana Brown, is an...

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{"key":"37074","name":"Havana Brown","bio":"Havana Brown (born Angelique Meunier on February 14, 1985 in Melbourne, Australia), also known as DJ Havana Brown, is an Australian R&B DJ and singer. The We Run The Night Songfacts reports that she took her stage name from a breed of cat.Her musical career started with the group Fishbowl in London. However, the group disbanded without releasing a single album and she became a DJ. After offering club promoters to spin for free, she went on to do regular appearances in concerts and parties in London. Since then, she has had success with Circus Tour with Britney Spears, and also scored support spots for Enrique Iglesias, The Pussycat Dolls, Lady GaGa, Chris Brown and Rihanna in Australia.In early 2008, she signed with Universal Music Australia and released several albums of her compilation series titled 'Crave', featuring mixed R&B and hip hop. Crave Vol. 2 made it to the top five of the ARIA compilation chart and over 50,000 units of the Crave series have already sold in only one year. Crave Vol. 4 debuted at #2 on the ARIA compilation and urban charts and over 100,000 units of the Crave series have already sold in a little over a year. Her most recent album Crave Vol. 5 came out on the 29 October 2010.Havana Brown was nominated for Best DJ at the Urban Music Awards in 2007 and won Best DJ in Pop Republic Magazine\u2019s It List in 2007.Havana now also holds down a weekly spot on Australian radio. Every Friday afternoon DJ Havana Brown can be heard on the Austereo network where she mixes a set for the \"Ad Free Fifty\".Havana released her debut single 'We Run The Night' in 2011. The song reached #5 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and earned Brown two ARIA Music Award nominations for Breakthrough Artist Single and Highest Selling Single.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/37074_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

DJ Format

DJ Format AKA Matt Ford's debut album “Music For The Mature B-Boy” is one of the slowburn success stories of 2002. A...

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{"key":"37091","name":"DJ Format","bio":"DJ Format AKA Matt Ford's debut album \u201cMusic For The Mature B-Boy\u201d is one of the slowburn success stories of 2002. An album of soulful, funk fuelled hip hop packed with infectious beats and lyrical dexterity, it delivered in spades on the promise of his early releases for Mo' Wax and Bomb Hip Hop. Received with quiet acclaim in the press it quickly became a word of mouth triumph, going on to establish itself as one of the most successful debut artist album\u2019s in UK hip hop\/alternative urban\/dance scene. The campaign was successful for a number of reasons not least it\u2019s supporting batch of three incredible music video\u2019s all directed by then unknown Ruben Fleischer. The most famous of these will undoubtedly be the rap and breakdancing costumed animals of \u2018We Know Something You Don\u2019t Know\u2019 featuring the vocals of Chali 2na and Akil of Jurassic 5 - played out by a shark and tiger respectively on the big screen it is an unforgettable piece of feel good hip hop. \u201cMusic For The\u2026\u201d also led to Matt supporting Jurassic 5 on their European tour, and through subsequent touring in 2003 establishing Format & Abdominal as one of the hottest live hip hop tickets in town culminating in triumphant appearances at the Reading & Leeds festivals of 2004 and worldwide touring taking in the whole of Europe, North America and (most recently) Australia.\"We played a lot of shows, but Leeds & Reading was an amazing moment for me because it had been a while since the album, a while since me & Abs had toured and the first time doing shows with D-sisive, explains Matt.\" So we didn't know what to expect. But when we came out on stage, the tents were packed with kids going crazy, and I realised at that moment things were gonna be ok this year.\"Now DJ Format is ready to climb back into the ring with his new album \u201cIf You Can't Join \u2018Em\u2026 Beat \u2018Em\". A masterpiece of loop-digging construction, \u201cIf You Can\u2019t Join \u2018Em\u2026\u201d sees Format stepping up a gear, tightening the loops still further for a tougher, leaner sound. Like the Tarantino of beats, Format seeks out lost musical odds & ends, splicing and pasting favourite moments together to create future hip hop with a classic feel.Format's signature b-boy instrumentals, down-tempo sketches and body rocking backdrops are interwoven seamlessly throughout the record, simultaneously hooking in both the casual initiate as well as the most hardened crate spotting freak. \"Everything just fell into place,\" explains Matt with a shrug. \"The album again has a consistent feel, although it's a lot tougher than the last, but still retains a sense of humour. I feel that this album picked up where the last left off, but everyone's just stepped up a gear.\"Format's regular lyrical sparring partner Abdominal permeates the album, his trademark flow matched blow for blow by Canadian rap wunderkind D-sisive's verbal dexterity. \"I centred the album around Abs & D-sisive as they are the guys who'll be out there with me on stage performing the songs live.\" says Matt. Lyrically, Abdominal keeps the subject matter fresh, rhyming about his and Matt's looks (\"Ugly Brothers\"), the make up of the group (Separated At Birth) and offering homespun logic as to their musical inspiration (\"Participation Prerequisite\"). In between this, B-boy instrumentals and the downbeat melancholia of 'Black Cloud' Format goes the extra yard on 'The Place' which sees him reunited with Chali 2Na and Akil to devastating effect.As A&R men fall over themselves to find the next multi-million selling act, it's easy to dismiss an artist whose records exist outside transient trends. Format's records are a celebration of the music he loves and that passion is shared with a growing audience. This is music with the hum and crackle of human contact, skull snapping drums and sharp guitar licks lurk in every silted groove. So whilst most producers turn out a product according to the latest whims of fashion and trend, in 'If You Can't Join 'Em\u2026 Beat \u2018Em' DJ Format has created (with a little help from his friends of course) a personal document that will resonate with the likeminded listener and deliver a knockout punch to the unbeliever. So what are you waiting for? get listening.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/37091_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

DJ Yoda

DJ Yoda (born Duncan Beiny) is a British hip-hop turntablist.Between 1995 and 1998 he studied English and American Liter...

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{"key":"37072","name":"DJ Yoda","bio":"DJ Yoda (born Duncan Beiny) is a British hip-hop turntablist.Between 1995 and 1998 he studied English and American Literature at the University of Warwick. During this period he began performing at Mojo, a popular Warwick Hip hop and Soul night until he graduated. After he left university he began releasing underground demo mix-tapes to small music shops. Through the popularity of these tapes, Antidote Records asked him to create an official mixtape, from which 'How to Cut & Paste Mix Tape Vol.1' was released.During his career he has won a DMC DJ of the Year award in the Scratch DJ category (2001), and was one of 6 nominees for best UK hip-hop DJ in the UK Hip-Hop Awards. He has also been nominated by Q magazine as one of the 'Ten DJs To See Before You Die', has released a series of mix-tapes and has toured the globe with the likes of Goldie and the Scratch Perverts.He is currently the hip-hop correspondent for Sleaze Nation, The Face, and IDJ magazines, and also writes the DJ page for Hip Hop Connection magazine.Yoda is currently a resident DJ at London club nights Spread Love, Step Up Front and The Xfm All City Night.He has been one of the DMC DJ World Finals judges for the last 3 years.In addition to releasing his own material, he has also performed scratches on Danger Mouse & Jemini's Ghetto Pop Life.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/37072_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Peanut Butter Wolf

As a young kid growing up in San Jose, Chris Manak soon realized he needed an escape from the realities of suburban life...

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{"key":"37089","name":"Peanut Butter Wolf","bio":"As a young kid growing up in San Jose, Chris Manak soon realized he needed an escape from the realities of suburban life in the Silicon Valley. The age of nine was his coming of age. This was the year he discovered sports (Pittsburgh Pirates), video games (Pac man), girls (Anita Balderama), and hip hop (\"Rappers Delight\"). Alongside partner Sweet Steve, young Chris fashioned primitive mix-tapes (using the pause button) and ran amok at the local roller rink.He took on the name Peanut Butter Wolf in the late-80s when he realized that, in an odd turn of events, a girlfriend\u2019s youngest brother feared the \u201cpeanut butter wolf monster\u201d more than death itself. Wolf and his more conventionally-named counterpart, Charizma, began recording in 1989 when the two were still teenagers. Within three years, the duo signed a contract with Hollywood Basic (Disney) alongside label mates Organized Konfusion and DJ Shadow. Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf were riding high, touring Europe, receiving press in magazines such as Billboard and (a then newspaper format) Urb , hanging with radio legends Sway & King Tech on Wake Up Show and performing live shows with groups like House of Pain, Nas and The Pharcyde. Then, in December of 1993, Charizma tragically lost his life. Stunned, Wolf temporarily gave up on music.After releasing the song \"Just Like A Test\" with Charizma for David Paul's Bomb Hip Hop Compilation early in 1994, Upstairs Records, a label known primarily for house music, approached Wolf to record an instrumental LP. Thus, the Peanut Butter Breaks was born; the record became the Wolf\u2019s calling card, leading to meetings and collaborations with like-minded DJs like Q-bert, Cut Chemist and Rob Swift.After the release of Peanut Butter Breaks, PB Wolf found himself in demand as a producer. His track for the all-scratching compilation Return of the DJ was labeled \u201cincredible\u201d by The Source magazine. He released a 6 song compilation for South Paw Records in 1995, featuring collaborations with up and coming San Jose MCs. He also produced Kool Keith's first single as a solo artist \"Wanna Be A Star.\" These releases, amongst others, led to a picture disc EP for British label 2 Kool Records.In 1996, Peanut Butter Wolf founded Stones Throw Records. Charizma\u2019s posthumous \"My World Premiere\" was the single to launch the label. A few highlights in the beginning were the songs \"Unassisted\" by Rasco, Super Duck Breaks LP by DJ Babu, and hip hop 7\u201d series.Lately, PB Wolf has moved away from producing (save the odd remix or compilation track) to build the Stones Throw label and to travel as a DJ to Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada, and across the US. Through his willingness to experiment and provide Stones Throw\u2019s artists with musical carte blanche, he has overseen the releases of Lootpack\u2019s Soundpieces, Quasimoto\u2019s The Unseen, Breakestra\u2019s Live Mix, Yesterdays New Quintet\u2019s Angles Without Edges, Madlib's Shades of Blue, and Jaylib's Champion Sound.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/37089_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Philip George

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DJ Jazzy Jeff

Jeffrey A. Townes (born January 22, 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), also known as DJ Jazzy Jeff, is an American hip...

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{"key":"21490","name":"DJ Jazzy Jeff","bio":"Jeffrey A. Townes (born January 22, 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), also known as DJ Jazzy Jeff, is an American hip hop and R&B record producer and turntablist. He is best known for his early career with Will Smith as DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. DJ Jazzy Jeff graduated from John Bartram High School in Philadelphia where he is enshrined in the school's \"Wall of Fame\".HistoryWhen he was growing up, he found that listening to his parents was unbearable. He got a job as a newspaper boy at age 7 to support his family. Once he grew up, he developed a reputation and following as a school and block party DJ extraordinaire, Jazzy Jeff was the feature of the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. As a duo, they had several gold and platinum-selling albums and singles in the late 1980s and early 1990s, earning them the first rap Grammy ever presented in 1989 for Parents Just Don't Understand. When Smith branched out into television with the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Jazzy Jeff played a recurring character named \"Jazz\", Smith's best friend on the show. The two characters always greeted each other with their signature handshake (swinging mid-five, point-back\/snap with both characters saying \"Pssh!\").Jazz' trademarks include being physically ejected from the house by Uncle Phil (James Avery), screaming as he went flying out the front door. This was referenced in the song \"N.Y, N.Y.\" by Lloyd Banks from his second album Rotten Apple, with the lyric \"I throw a bitch out the crib like Jazzy Jeff\". DJ Jazzy Jeff is not to be confused with Jeffrey Myree from the earlier hip hop group Funky Four Plus One, which in fact filed and won a lawsuit over the name Jazzy Jeff against Jeff Townes and Jive records when they signed DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince. After DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince broke up, Townes went on to become a prominent R&B, soul, and neo soul record producer, establishing the A Touch of Jazz production company in his native Philadelphia. Among the artists that Jazzy Jeff has helped develop are Jill Scott and Musiq. Even though he separated from Will Smith as music partners, they are still best friends and still occasionally work together. Some songs by Will Smith were produced by Jeff Townes (Ex. Here He Comes), and he has performed on some songs by Will Smith such as \"So Fresh\" and \"Potnas\". In addition, he appears in several of Smith's music videos such as \"Will2K\", \"Freakin' It\", and \"Party Starter\". On some occasions, he makes appearances with Smith on live concerts, producing DJ scratches.He, along with DJ Cash Money, is credited with making the transform scratch famous.On July 2, 2005, DJ Jazzy Jeff performed with Will Smith at the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia. In the past, Will has performed on concerts with DJ Jazzy Jeff for the scratches. Moreover, Will acknowledges him in his music like \"Comin' To The Stage\" from the album Lost & Found or \"Potnas\" in his album Willennium.His 2007 release TROTM (The Return of the Magnificent) is a classic work which returns to the roots of hip-hop with a neo-soul mixture included. This album featured numerous collaborations with old school and new school artists including CL Smooth, Big Daddy Kane, Pos from De La Soul, Method Man, Peedi Crakk (a remake of Brand New Funk), Rhymefest, and Raheem DeVaughn.In 2007, he appeared with Rhymefest in the video DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Fest directed by Konee Rok, in which he makes music in his home recording studio with Rhymefest and they reveal that they are working on an album together called \"I'm the DJ, I'm the Rapper\".Discography Solo work as DJ Jazzy Jeff * Unreleased album from Sony Records (1998) * One cut in Battle of DJs * The Magnificent (2002) * Soulheaven Presents Jazzy Jeff in the House (2004) * The Soul Mixtape Groovin' Records USA (2005) * Hip-Hop Forever II Rapster Records (2004) * Hip-Hop Forever III BBE Records (2006) * The Return of The Magnificent EP (2007) * The Return of the Magnificent (2007) * The Return of Hip Hop EP (2007) As DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince * Rock the House (1987) #83 US (Gold) * He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper (1988) #4 US (3x Platinum) * And in This Corner\u2026 (1989) #39 US (Gold) * Homebase (1991) #12 US (Platinum) * Code Red (1993) #64 US (Gold) * Greatest Hits (1998) #144 US, #20 UK * Before The Willennium (1999) * The Very Best of D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (2006) Miscellaneous * 1991 - Deep, Deep, Trouble with Bart Simpson and the remixes; from The Simpsons Sing the Blues * 1997 - Jazzy Jeff's Theme; from the album Nuyorican Soul * 1998 - \"When To Stand Up\" featuring Eminem * 1998 - I Don't Know by Slum Village (scratches); from the album Fantastic, Vol. 2 * 1999 - The Next Movement by The Roots (scratches); from the album Things Fall Apart * 2004 - Mirrorball (DJ Jazzy Jeff Full Sole Remix) by Everything But The Girl; from Adapt or Die: 10 Years of Remixes * 2005 - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone (DJ Jazzy Jeff & Pete Kuzma Solefull Mix) by the Temptations; from Motown Remixed. * 2005 - Lost & Found by Will Smith; produced intro song Here He Comes and several DJ scratches on several tracks * 2005 - The Minstrel Show by Little Brother; Scratches on the song Watch Me. * 2006 - Feel It (Jazzy Jeff Soulful Remix) by the Black Eyed Peas; from Renegotiations: The Remixes * 2006 - Night in Tunisia (DJ Jazzy Jeff Remix) by Duke Jordan * 2007 - Ear Drum by Talib Kweli; Scratches on song NY Weather Report. * 2008 - Get Busy by The Roots (scratches); from the album Rising Down.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/21490_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"20,000 - 50,000"}

Afrika Bambaataa

Afrika Bambaataa (born April 10th or October 4th, 1957 or 1960; though his birth-date is hotly debated as he refuses to ...

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{"key":"37087","name":"Afrika Bambaataa","bio":"Afrika Bambaataa (born April 10th or October 4th, 1957 or 1960; though his birth-date is hotly debated as he refuses to comment on his age) is a community leader, DJ, and Hip-Hop musician from the South Bronx, New York. He was instrumental in the early development of Hip-Hop throughout the 70s, and he has played a significant role in its culture for years.During Bambaataa's early years, he was a founding member of the Bronxdale Projects-area street gang, which was called iThe Savage Seveni. Due to the explosive growth of the gang, it later became known as the iBlack Spadesi, and Bambaataa rose to the position of Division Leader. After a life-changing visit to Africa, he changed his name to Afrika Bambaataa Aasim. Bambaataa felt influenced by the depiction of the Zulu warriors attacking British troops at Rorke's Drift in a famous Michael Caine film, titled 'Zulu', and he felt compelled to fight for unity, education, and mutual respect in his community. He took his name, which roughly translated to \"affectionate leader\", from the film.After the visit, Bambaataa decided to use his leadership to turn those involved in the gang life into something more positive to the neighborhoods around him. This began the development of 'The Organization', which later became known as the 'Zulu Nation'. The group of racially and politically aware rappers, B-boys, graffiti artists, and other people involved in hip hop culture gained fame in the early eighties to mid nineties. By 1977, inspired by DJ Kool Herc, Bambaataa had begun organizing block parties all around the South Bronx, and he was soon renowned as one of the best DJs in the business. In 1980, he produced Soul Sonic Force's landmark single, \"Zulu Nation Throwdown\". In 2000 Rage Against The Machine covered Afrika's song \"Renegades Of Funk\" for their album \"Renegades\". His beats have been sampled by countless other artists.In 1982, Bambaataa organised the very first European hip hop tour. Along with himself were rapper and graffiti artist Rammellzee, Zulu Nation DJ Grand Mixer DST, B-boy and B-girl crews The Rock Steady Crew, and the Double Dutch Girls, as well as legendary graffiti artists Fab 5 Freddy, Phase 2, Futura 2000, and Dondi.Also in 1982, Bambaataa became a solo artist (having produced several other singles) and released \"Jazzy Sensation\" on Tommy Boy in that year. \"Planet Rock\", the most popular 12\" single ever, came out that June under the name Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force. The song melded electronic hip hop beats with the main melody from Kraftwerk's \"Trans-Europe Express\", as well as portions from records by Ennio Morricone and Captain Sky - thus creating a new style of music altogether, electro funk. It influenced many styles of electronic and dance music, e.g. house and techno. In 1984, Bambaataa recorded \"Unity\" with James Brown and released \"World Destruction\" under the name Time Zone (with John Lydon). \"Shango Funk Theology\", a full length album, came out under the name Shango. This was followed by \"Funk You\" in 1985 and then his formal full album debut, \"Beware (The Funk Is Everywhere)\".Bambaataa then left Tommy Boy and signed with Capitol Records, released \"The Light\" (as Afrika Bambaataa & Family), which included aid from George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Boy George and UB40. \"1990-2000: Decade of Darkness\" was released in 1991. It included both hip house tracks that were produced by the Italian team De Point (most of those have been collected on ZYX\u00b4s \"The 12\" Mixes\" Compilation) as well as hip hop and electro funk tracks. Together with the same producers, he released more dance music on an album and some singles under the name Afrika Bambaataa pres. Khayan & The New World Power. On \"Warlocks and Witches\", Bam (as his name is often abbreviated) focused on hip hop. From the mid-1990s, Bam returned to his electro roots, collaborating with Leftfield and Westbam (who was named after him) and culminating in 2004's excellent album \"Dark Matter Moving at the Speed of Light\" which featured Gary Numan and many others. In the same year he released \"Everyday People The Breakbeat Party Album\". In the end of the 1990s, he published the Miami Bass influenced \"Lost Generation\" album together with the Soul Sonic Force, and founded the band Hydraulic Funk for some rnb and breakbeat music. Together with DJ Hardy Hard he founded the electro funk duo Sirius B. feat. Hardy Hard And Afrika Bambaataa.Together with his worldwide Zulu Nation, Afrika Bambaataa works hard to give the Hip Hop community a lot of positive energy and knowledge. They have several meetings and music events every year. The biggest is the Zulu Nation and Hip Hop Culture Anniversary week that happens in New York every November and attracts Hip Hop pioneers, Zulu Nation members and fans from the whole planet. On meetings they spread knowledge about the development of the Hip Hop scene, and talk about political and social things. Afrika Bambaataa is one of the rare artists who knows about the role model funktion that each important musician has for the listeners and fans, and what everybody can do to make the best of it. So he said a lot of critical words about politics in the United States, Africa and other continents, violence, hate and racism of the present time and the past, Hip Hop developments like Gangsta Rap, as well as the poor choice of Hip Hop in the commercial mainstream media. In the 1980s, he took part in the international music project \"One World One Voice\" what was about the protection of the environment. More similar band projects were \"Sun City\" and \"Hip Hop Artists Against Apartheid\". On WHCR, a radio station in Harlem, New York, Afrika Bambaataa has a weekly show together with Lord Yoda X from the Crash Crew and other Zulu Nation members, where he plays his choice of music and brings the latest informations.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/37087_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash (born Joseph Saddler on January 1, 1958 in Barbados) is a hip hop musician and DJ; one of the pioneers...

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{"key":"37076","name":"Grandmaster Flash","bio":"Grandmaster Flash (born Joseph Saddler on January 1, 1958 in Barbados) is a hip hop musician and DJ; one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, and mixing.Saddler's family migrated to the United States, and he grew up in the Bronx. He became involved in the earliest \tQueensbridge, New York DJ scene, attending parties set up by early luminaries. Learning from Pete Jones and Kool Herc, he used duplicate copies of a single record and two turntables but added a dextrous manual edit with a mixer to promote the break (a point of isolated drum rhythm) - the ordinary playing of the record would be interrupted to overlay the break, the break could be repeated by using the mixer to switch channels while the second record was spun back. The speed and dexterity needed showed why Saddler was called Flash, although he got the nickname in school due to the fact that he hung around with another guy named Gordon (from Flash Gordon). He also invented the technique initially called cutting, which was developed by Grand Wizard Theodore into scratching (AMG).Flash played illegal parties and also worked with rappers such as Kurtis Blow and Lovebug Starski. He formed his own group in the late 1970s, after promptings from Ray Chandler. The initial members were Cowboy (Keith Wiggins), Melle Mel (Melvin Glover) and Kid(d) Creole (Nathaniel Glover) making Grandmaster Flash & the 3 MCs. Two other rappers briefly joined, but they were replaced more permanently by Rahiem (Guy Todd Williams, previously in the Funky Four) and Scorpio (Eddie Morris, also used the name Mr. Ness) to create Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five. Soon gaining recognition for their skillful raps, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five pioneered MCing, freestyle battles, and invented some of the staple phrases in MCing. They performed at Disco Fever in the Bronx beginning in 1978.Signed to Sugar Hill Records in 1980 by Joe Robinson, they released numerous singles, gaining a gold disc for \"Freedom,\" and also toured. The classic \"The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel,\" released in 1981 was the best display of their skills (combining elements of Queen's \"Another One Bites the Dust\", Chic's \"Good Times\" and samples from Blondie's Rapture), but it was their least successful single at the time. The group's most significant hit was \"The Message\" (1982), which was produced by in-house Sugar Hill producer Clifton \"Jiggs\" Chase and went platinum in less than a month. Flash sued Sugar Hill in 1983 over the non-payment of royalties, and in 1984 the group split between Flash and Mel before disintegrating entirely. Flash, Kid Creole and Rahiem signed to Elektra Records while the others continued as \"Grandmaster Melle Mel & the Furious Five.\" (Mel notably appeared on Chaka Khan's I Feel for You). They reformed in 1987 for a charity concert, to release one album and then fall apart again. There was another reunion, of a kind, in 1994, although Cowboy died in 1989 from a drug overdose due to the effects of his crack cocaine addiction.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/37076_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"20,000 - 50,000"}

Mix Master Mike

Mix Master Mike (born April 4, 1970) is an American turntablist of Jewish and Filipino extraction. His real name is Mich...

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{"key":"37068","name":"Mix Master Mike","bio":"Mix Master Mike (born April 4, 1970) is an American turntablist of Jewish and Filipino extraction. His real name is Michael Schwartz. He was born in Daly City, California.He first gained notoriety after performing at several live DJ competitions. Mix Master Mike later joined the ground-breaking turntablist group, Invisibl Skratch Piklz. After gaining fame, he hooked up with the Beastie Boys, working on the album Hello Nasty. He is now considered their resident DJ, replacing DJ Hurricane (who was preceded by Doctor Dre - not to be confused with Dr. Dre).In 1994, after winning three consecutive world titles of the international DMC turntablism award. Mike and Q-Bert were asked to step down from further competition as their domination was too much for the rest of the pack. The two performed an amazing \"farewell\" set and were honored to become DMC judges. Mike has also helped fellow DJs produce their own albums, most notably, Wave Twisters, by DJ Q-bert. Mix Master Mike is known for his heavy-hitting bass and intricate scratch routines.Mix Master Mike is often credited with inventing the Tweak Scratch. The scratch is performed by moving the record back and forth while the platter is stopped. The inertia of the platter causes the sounds to slow down and drop in pitch in an unusual manner. This claim is backed up somewhat by a recording of a voicemail he left the Beastie Boys on the track \"Three MC's and one DJ\". In it he states that he's hooked his turntable up to a wah-wah pedal.Mix Master Mike got the idea for his wild music when one night practising he saw 3 lights land on a football field outside of his home. He thought the lights were from another universe and believed that he could communicate with aliens.He is quoted as saying that when he makes an album he tries to make it so that when people listen to it in the year 3000 they'll say, \"Yo, this is crazy.\"In addition to his solo work, Mix Master Mike is the Beastie Boys DJ. Beyond helping the rock\/rap\/punk trio create sounds for new albums he uses his turntablism expertise to bring a new dimimension to their live shows, freshening up decades old songs by dropping cuts, beats, and samples from a wide range of artists and styles,Albums * Anti-Theft Device (1998) * Spin Psycle (2001) * Bangzilla (2004)EPs and singles * Mixmasterpiece: Muzik's Worst Nightmare (1996) * Surprize Packidge (1999) * Eye of the Cyklops (2000)","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/37068_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"20,000 - 50,000"}

DJ Kentaro

DJ Kentaro is a Hip hop DJ from Japan. He came 3rd in the Technics DMC World DJ Final in 2001 and won it in 2002 at the ...

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{"key":"37082","name":"DJ Kentaro","bio":"DJ Kentaro is a Hip hop DJ from Japan. He came 3rd in the Technics DMC World DJ Final in 2001 and won it in 2002 at the age of 20. In doing so, he became the first ever Asian to win the DMC World DJ Final, receiving the highest score in DMC history in the process.He was signed to Ninja Tune independent record label and released a Solid Steel DJ mix album in September 2005, entitled On The Wheels of Solid Steel. The tracks on the album come exclusively from Ninja Tune's back catalogue.Kentaro recently supported hip-hop artists The Roots and The Pharcyde, and frequently collaborates with Hifana.http:\/\/www.djkentaro.com\/","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/37082_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

DJ Felli Fel

DJ Felli Fel (born yancy tate ), in Rock Hill, South Carolina) is a club & radio DJ for L.A.'s Power 106, and a recordin...

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{"key":"37098","name":"DJ Felli Fel","bio":"DJ Felli Fel (born yancy tate ), in Rock Hill, South Carolina) is a club & radio DJ for L.A.'s Power 106, and a recording artist recently signed to So So Def\/Island Records\/Def Jam. He is also a member of a high-profile DJ crew, The Heavy Hitters.Although he was raised in Atlanta, DJ Felli Fel started on the radio at K104, a radio station in Dallas, Texas. After three years there, he received a job at L.A.'s Power 106, where he has been a fixture for the past 8 years.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/37098_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

DJ Wich

DJ Wich, Czech Republic’s prominent hip-hop DJ and producer, gained recognition mainly as the member of the hip-hop du...

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{"key":"37088","name":"DJ Wich","bio":"DJ Wich, Czech Republic\u2019s prominent hip-hop DJ and producer, gained recognition mainly as the member of the hip-hop duo Indy & Wich. Being one of the few skilled hip-hop producers in Czech Republic, he got to collaborate with a variety of both established and upcoming Czech\/Slovak hip-hop stars (Orion, LA4, Kontrafakt to name a few).In 2004 DJ Wich released a solo debut Time Is Now, featuring Wladimir, Indy, K-Otix and other guest MCs.In the same year, a mixtape called Work Affair showed off Wich\u2019s skills combined with a starry line-up of Son Doobie, Rasco, Louis Logic, Phife Dang and other.Despite his undisputable success in the Czech Republic, Slovakia or Poland, DJ Wich has yet to prove himself fit for international recognition.Discography:Time Is Now, 2004, MadDrumhttp:\/\/indyawich.cz\/upload\/time.jpgTracklisting:A1 \t \tBeats Under Rhymes (Intro)A2 \t \tDu Dolu \t Featuring - Kate\u0159ina Winterov\u00e1 , Wladimir (2)A3 \t \tZ Akou Merou \t Featuring - CistychovA4 \t \tSeems That\u2026 (Skit)B1 \t \tTime Is Now \t Featuring - K-OtixB2 \t \tNie Precjoza \t Featuring - WWOB3 \t \tNo Matter What The Style (Skit)C1 \t \t1000 Mcs \t Featuring - IndyC2 \t \tPodjebu Ju \t Featuring - David Coko , KontrafaktC3 \t \tEasy (Skit)D1 \t \tColgate White \t Featuring - PromoeD2 \t \tJadro Kudla \t Featuring - SupercroooD3 \t \tStep Up \t Featuring - Trafik (2)E1 \t \tCo To Hra \t Featuring - VecE2 \t \tNo Pod \t Featuring - Mischelle , Tina (5)E3 \t \tSupercharger \t Featuring - Mod The Black MarvelF1 \t \tPobrezni Hlidka \t Featuring - Orion (9)F2 \t \t1994 - 2004 \t Featuring - LA4 (2)F3 \t \tLast Night (Skit)F4 \t \tBeating Of My Heart (Outro)The Golden Touch, 2008, Skoop","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/37088_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

DJ Cassidy

Cassidy Durango Milton Willy Podell (born 1981), better known as DJ Cassidy, is a New York DJ. With his 24-carat-gold mi...

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{"key":"218424","name":"DJ Cassidy","bio":"Cassidy Durango Milton Willy Podell (born 1981), better known as DJ Cassidy, is a New York DJ. With his 24-carat-gold microphone, boaters, cricket sweaters, bow ties and color-blocked tuxedos, Cassidy is known for his work at celebrity functions, including the 50th birthday party and 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama, and the 2008 wedding of Beyonc\u00e9 and Jay-Z. His d\u00e9but album, Paradise Royale, is finished and awaiting its release. It was announced for a summer 2014 release but (as of June 2015) is yet to be released.Born in New York's Upper East Side, Cassidy is the son of Jonny Podell, the music agent. Interested in deejaying from an early age, Cassidy describes himself as a \"hip-hop kid\". For his tenth birthday, he asked his parents for two turntables and a mixer, and began working at teenage parties, school carnivals, talent shows. In his senior year at high school, he began working in nightclubs. In 1999 he began his undergraduate studies at George Washington University, then transferred to New York University, graduating in sociology in 2003.Cassidy was discovered by Sean \"Diddy\" Combs while working the 10\u20134 night shift in the basement of Lotus, a club in Manhattan. Combs wrote his phone number on a napkin and asked Cassidy to call him, which led to invitations to work at Grammy parties and the MTV Video Music Awards.As of 2011, according to Forbes, Cassidy was performing 200 gigs a year, sometimes earning $100,000 a night. He has worked at parties hosted by Oprah Winfrey and Anna Wintour, and at the weddings of Beyonc\u00e9, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian. After he worked at the opening party in 2009 for Oprah Winfrey's girls' school in South Africa, she recommended him to the Obamas. He worked at President Obama's first inauguration ball in 2009, the president's and Michelle Obama's 50th birthdays, and at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.Nile Rodgers of Chic is one of 22 musicians from the 1978\u20131982 period featured on Paradise Royale.Cassidy's forthcoming first album, Paradise Royale, will be released by Columbia Records, and aims to \"bring back the greatest and most universal dance music of all time,\" with new material that captures the architecture of 1978\u20131982 dance music. Cassidy has brought together a 14-piece string section and 22 of the world's most notable musicians from that period. There are no covers and there is no sampling.In preparation for Paradise Royale, Cassidy created an iTunes playlist of 25 songs recorded between 1978 and 1982, then set about researching how to make his music sound like those songs. He realized that the producers had repeatedly used the same musicians to create the sound. Those are the musicians he recruited for Paradise Royale.They include Nile Rodgers of Chic; Ray Parker Jr., who worked with Stevie Wonder and Barry White; Jerry Hey, who arranged Michael Jackson's horns and string sections; Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Larry Dunn of Earth, Wind and Fire; Robert \"Kool\" Bell of Kool & the Gang; and Patrice Rushen.The album will also feature Mary J. Blige, Chromeo, Estelle (\"When the Stars Come Out\"), Melanie Fiona, CeeLo Green (\"Light Up the Night\"), R. Kelly, John Legend, Ne-Yo, Kelly Rowland, Passion Pit and Usher.Cassidy asked the musicians on Paradise Royale to use the same instruments as in their late 70s\/early 80s hits. On Calling All Hearts, Nile Rodgers is playing the same guitar as on Chic's Good Times and Sister Sledge's We Are Family, and on Make The World Go Round, Ndugu Chancler uses the same drums as on Michael Jackson's Billie Jean.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/218424_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"40,000 - 75,000"}

Tony Touch

Tony Touch, also known as Tony Toca, is an American hip hop DJ and producer from Brooklyn's Bushwick/ Knickerbocker sect...

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{"key":"18423","name":"Tony Touch","bio":"Tony Touch, also known as Tony Toca, is an American hip hop DJ and producer from Brooklyn's Bushwick\/ Knickerbocker section who is of Puerto Rican descent. He worked with many groups and rappers as Funkdoobiest, Cocoa Brovaz and Cypress Hill. He is known for his mix tapes. On The Peacemaker 2, Rub\u00e9n Blades appears, as well as rappers and reggae dee jays such as P. Diddy, Hurricane G, Dead Prez, Slick Rick, Sean Paul, and reggaet\u00f3n rapper Don Chezina, who also appeared on The Piecemaker.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/18423_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Funkmaster Flex

Funkmaster Flex (born Aston Taylor in Bronx, NY, August 5th, 1968) is a popular hip hop DJ on New York's Hot 97 radio st...

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{"key":"37095","name":"Funkmaster Flex","bio":"Funkmaster Flex (born Aston Taylor in Bronx, NY, August 5th, 1968) is a popular hip hop DJ on New York's Hot 97 radio station, where his weekly show has a 10% market share.He is known for being the first to release exclusive records in the hip hop world. His show features live mixing, and celebrity guests. What separates Funkmaster Flex from other DJs is his mainstream popularity and accessible image. In its current state, Hip hop publicity almost always focuses on the MC.Flex has released several mixtape albums. He is also influential in the automotive street scene, with a show on Spike TV, Ride with Funkmaster Flex, The show is also on KTN (Kenya Television Network), Channel O (South Africa) and [[Channel ]] (Australia), as well as All Muscle with Funkmaster Flex on ESPN, and Next Year Car Wars with Funkmaster Flex He founded Team Baurtwell, a custom car club. Flex puts on an annual touring car show, the Funkmaster Flex Celebrity Car Show Tour, which includes the cars of stars such as Wyclef Jean and many others.The LUGZ shoe company produced the FMF-1 Funkmaster Flex driving shoe, designed by Flex. He has also been a spokesman for Starter athletic gear and Greyhound.In the videogame, ESPN NFL 2K5, Flex is a celebrity adversary and is also unlockable as a free agent fullback in season mode. Funkmaster Flex Currently Resides in Ardsley, NY=================================DiscographyThe Mix Tape Volume 1: 60 Minutes of FunkThe Mix Tape Volume 2: 60 Minutes of FunkThe Mix Tape Volume 3: 60 Minutes of FunkThe Tunnel (album)The Mix Tape Volume 4: 60 Minutes of FunkFunkmaster Flex Car Show Tour (2005)","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/37095_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

DJ Revolution

DJ Revolution is a Los Angeles native mostly known for his DJ residency with Sway & King Tech on their nationally syndic...

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{"key":"37080","name":"DJ Revolution","bio":"DJ Revolution is a Los Angeles native mostly known for his DJ residency with Sway & King Tech on their nationally syndicated hip-hop radio exhibition called The Wakeup Show. He had a hand in the production and scratching on Styles of Beyond's debut album, while releasing his own, entitled R2K v1.0, in 1999. A year later saw him release his next full-length effort, In 12's We Trust.source: allmusic Biography by Brad MillsOriginally from Long Island, New York, DJ Revolution relocated to Los Angeles, California, after he received a position of being resident DJ at the most syndicated hip-hop radio show in the world, The Wake Up Show. Since he's the DJ of the Wake Up Show, he's able to reach 12 million listeners weekly. Therefore, he's the most listened to DJ in the world.\"In 1984, my grandfather built me my first mixer. And after I touched the turntables, it was on!\" said DJ Revolution. Some of the DJ's that inspired Revolution to become a DJ are: DJ Red Alert, Joe Cooley, Cash Money, and Jazzy Jeff. After hearing these DJ's in action, collecting records became a big part of Revolution's life. Ever since DJ Revolution started his career as a DJ, he has held production credit for such artists as Rasheed & Ill Advised, Styles Of Beyond, and several others. In addition, Revolution produces various anthems for the Wake Up Show which are aired every time the radio show is on. He's made many cameo's with artists such as Red Foo & Dre Kroon, Other Wise, Dilated Peoples, Planet Asia, and several others. So, he already has done a huge contribution to putting out dope work. Revolution used to be the mix radio show music director at 92.3 The Beat and also used to work at Ground Level. So, he's done a lot of work in the music industry in the last few years. You can check out DJ Revolution every time the Wake Up Show is aired. Visit the Wake Up Show's web-site for more information on Revolution. Also, don't forget to buy \"R2K, Version 1.0\". And, don't forget to show support by purchasing other records that Revolution has worked on.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/37080_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
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