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Tags: #DJ, Axis Powers, Brooklyn, Busta Rhymes, Disc jockey, DJ Axis Powers, New Jersey, Roc Raida, Shinobi Ninja, The Hype Magazine, World War II
SXSW 2013 was an amazing happening this year! The Hype Magazine was on hand to catch some of the hottest events and grabbed some interviews with folks making it HAPPEN in the industry. For real Hip Hop heads, the night with DJ Axis Powers on the wheels of steel at the Empire was one to remember. A noted battle DJ and a member of Shinobi Ninja one of the hottest hip-rock groups I have ever seen, I HAD to snatch an interview with this cat!
I have always been amazed at the skillz of the real DJ but I have to admit, DJ Axis Powers is not only an extremely talented DJ but he is a consummate showman AND a modern day representer of the day when the DJ WAS the EMCEE and that title was held only by the DJ and not the rapper.
Of all the SXSW events, I witnessed, DJ Axis Powers and Shinobi Ninja were the best of the best to me and I SAW some legends too like George Clinton, Talib, CL Smooth, etc…all at the Empire located at 6th and Red River in Austin. If you hit a venue during SXSW or visit Austin, that is the spot to be!!! I am sure you will find DJ Axis in the house and The Hype Magazine is declaring this venue as our Austin Headquarters…Check the interview!
Who is DJ Axis and where are you from?
I am the “turntablist assassin” for Shinobi Ninja a band representing Brooklyn, NY. I was born in Toronto, Canada and grew up in New Jersey.
What is the significance of your name and how did you get that name?
My full stage name is DJ Axis Powers. My father is German and my mother is Japanese. During World War II my relatives served in the German and Japanese armies. The armies represented something truley negative during that time. Most of my father’s mother’s brothers were killed in action and my mother’s father survived only because he was an engineer and wasn’t in combat. I am determined to change the connotation of the name Axis Powers. To be the “Axis of Good” by bringing joy to people through the power of music.
Describe your style?
I would describe my style as energy, courage, and power. Whether I’m rocking with Shinobi Ninja, scratching in a battle, or mixing in a club, I’m going 110%. I always try to bring as much energy to a performance as possible. You can’t touch peoples lives if you are not being sincere so I find it very important to have the courage to be the best version of yourself and not to put on fronts. To connect with an audience is a powerful thing. When a crowd responds to a performance I feel there is this amazing moment of unity between the atrist and audience that creates a very positive energy that brings joy to everyone. This kind of positivity makes the world a better place. To me this is why music is a very important.
What was the first record you start scratching and mixing on the turntables?
DJ Rectangle Battle Breaks (white vinyl) was the first record I used to learn basic scratches like “Baby” and “Transformer” scratches. Some of my first vinyls were: Brand Nubian “Slow Down,” LL Cool J “Around The Way Girl,” and EPMD “You Gots to Chill” 12 inch singles.
You have experience as a Battle DJ, can you tell us the difference in that and other types of performance DJing?
Battling can be very intense. You only have one shot and all eyes are on you. Your only focus is taking out your opponent(s) by winning over the crowd. There is no room for error. A record skip could be the difference between victory and defeat. Because it is so intense I feel battling is the best training for performing as a dj. That is why some of the top battle DJs in the world get amazing opportunities to perform such as: DJ Atrak with Kanye West, DJ Enferno with Madonna, DJ Lord with Public Enemy, and DJ Roc Raida (RIP) with Busta Rhymes, just to name a few.
Tags: Asia, Disc jockey, Hip hop, Joey Slick, Joint One, Los Angeles, New Year, Tokyo
Returning to live streaming on December 31, 2012, via their own portal, Joint One Radio brings its’ listeners a fresh format directly from the Joint One studio. This new format will increase global exposure to both major and independent artists alike. For 13 years, Joint One has held the number one spot in Asia for urban music.
Joint One is a multi-national company with offices in the Los Angeles area and broadcasting from Tokyo. Directly responsible for breaking many Western artists and music personalities in the Asian market, often before Western radio is playing the project, Joint One under the leadership of DJ Joey Slick, has developed a reputation as the go-to crew to get your music into Asia.
DJ Joey Slick, was sought out in 2000 to showcase his skills to Tokyo as part of J-Wave 81.3 FM, successfully adding Joint One Radio on INTERFM 76.1 in 2001, among other outlets to the show’s portfolio. Now in 2013 with over 2200+ episodes, Joey Slick and Joint One are ready to give their loyal fans more!
Joint One Radio, which reaches millions of listeners via Tokyo, will continue its’ Saturday show exclusively on INTERFM 76.1, however growth of the show has spurred the forward movement to a Joint One exclusive portal returning their weekday shows from their own studios which can be heard worldwide on the internet and mobile devices.
Joint One’s new format is themed: “Major Mondays” showcasing major label artists in the mix; “Tasty Tuesdays” collaborating underground Hip Hop with Reggae & Dancehall joints; “Wet Joint Wednesdays” featuring past & present R&B joints; “Throwback Thursdays” bringing back classic joints in the mix and “Fat Joint Fridays” spinning the greatest hits! (Music courtesy of the Joint One Record Pool Los Angeles).
Development of the Joint One brand continues to expand, fueled and driven by the global success of the radio show and record pool. Stay tuned for more Joint One major news and specials through www.jointone.com, www.facebook.com/jointoneradio & www.twitter.com/jointone as 2013 unfolds.
Joint One Radio staff and crew invite you to bring in the New Year with the one of a kind sounds of DJ Joey Slick and the whole crew, December 31 (Tokyo Time) as they bring in a brand new era providing hot new music and world premieres introducing top quality music from around the globe!
- Tokyo to be packed with nontraditional parties (japantimes.co.jp)
Tags: Disc jockey, DJ Hustle, DJs, Glasses Malone, HustleTV, Los Angeles, Music, Music video, United States, West Coast, West Coast of the United States
DJ Hustle is one of the most prolific DJ personalities from the West Coast. With multiple appearances in music videos and national commercials, his face will soon be on of those you will recognize on sight. DJ Hustle and his HustleTV program brings his viewer exclusive access to some of the biggest names in the the music world. HustleTV is one of the must stop-ins for entertainment personalities when they hit the Los Angeles area.
With his new partnership with The Hype Magazine, DJ Hustle and Hustlegrind.com are creating a new dynamic in digital media for global music world.
Here is one of the 1st installments from HustleTV a live performance from West Coast next to blow Glasses Malone:
- T.I. Recalls Charlie Mack Introducing Him To Meek Mill, Meek Being Signed To Grand Hustle,And His Long Braids (malikalovenotes.wordpress.com)
- Glasses Malone Celebrates Release Of “Glass House” (allhiphop.com)
Celebrity DJ Nicole Chen Responds to Plagiarism Accusations by Italian Remixer – Yahoo! Voices – voices.yahoo.comPosted: November 30, 2012 by jdobypr in #DJ, Music, News, Yahoo! Voices
Tags: #DJ, Bankkok, Cash Money Records, Chen, Dance Music, Disc jockey, New Paper, Nicki Minaj, Nicole Chen, Paris Hilton, remix, Singapore, Thailand, Universal Music Group Asia, Yahoo!, Yahoo! Voices, YouTube
Singapore – Celebrity model and DJ Nicole Chen and her associated record label responded to allegations that she took credit for another DJs unauthorized remix. Italian DJ Allessandro Vinai has accused Chen of taking credit for his bootleg remix of Niki Minaj’s “Pound the Alarm” according to Asiaone.com’s “Showbiz” page. (Ang, asiaone.com 2012)
In a November 9, 2012 article by Benson Ang of Singapore based “The New Paper,” Allessandro Vinai admitted to stealing and creating a “bootleg” mix of the song “Pound the Alarm” by Cash Money Records artist Nicki Minaj. Vinai later accused Chen, a well known international DJ and remixer, of stealing his admittedly stolen mix.
Vinai brazenly uploaded a YouTube video showing him creating his stolen mix and then posted it on his Facebook page.
In a message to The New Paper, Chen responded, “There is absolutely no truth to the alleged accusations of me plagiarizing anybody’s work.” She continued “I am currently seeking legal advice and will reserve further comment till then.”
Chen is a former beauty queen and was crowned Miss Earth Singapore in 2007. Since that time, she has earned a reputation as a first-class DJ and has performed at festivals across asia. In October of 2012 during an event in Bangkok, Thailand, Chen was photographed with American Socialite Paris Hilton. Paris Hilton joined Chen in the DJ booth during the event. There are talks of Chen and Hilton teaming up for Hilton’s DJ world premier. The attack by Vinai has unfairly created shadows of a negative light on the international DJs character.
- Is model-DJ a misunderstood… talent or thief? (sfluxe.com)
- Trinidad James Tells DJ Scream He’s Only Been Rapping For Ten Months [VIDEO] (hiphopwired.com)
- #Mixtape Review: DJ Instynctz ‘Street Khemistry 8: An Introduction to Kut’ @DJInstynctz @KutTBA (grimespromotions.net)
12-Nov-12 – To no one’s surprise, the self-described “king of all media,” Howard Stern, inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, did not attend the ceremony Saturday evening at the Museum of Broadcast Communications on North State Street.
There was no shortage of big names, though. Reporter and talk show host Geraldo Rivera hosted the hour-long event, broadcast live to a national audience by Premier Radio Network. “I heard Howard Stern was one of the honorees,” said Rivera, “and I thought I would add an air of quiet dignity.”
Inductees included Cincinnati broadcaster Gary Burbank, Art Laboe, who coined the phrase “oldies but goodies,” Dallas radio icon Ron Chapman, 90-year-old Luther Masingill, on the air for more than 70 years in Chattanooga, and Jack L. Cooper, who was radio’s first African-American disc jockey.
Among the presenters were National Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench, former National Public Radio newscaster Carl Kasell, country music radio and television host Ralph Emery, and former WLS disc jockey Dick Biondi.
Tags: @Swurvradio, Disc jockey, DJ Instynctz, DJs, Hip hop, Kut, Kutba, marley marl, Mixtape, New York City, Rapping, Talib Kweli, Torch
In one of my Yahoo! Voices articles, I talked about Hip Hop still impacting music worldwide and Street Khemistry 8 just proves my point in a major way. Brought to the table by DJ Instynctz for his Street Khemistry series, Japanese producer Kut serves us a huge dose of verifiably real Hip Hop tracks, which act as the music bed for some of the most deadly delivery of lyrics by artists from two different continents.
Those in the know are already hip to DJ Instynctz and his insane mixtape compositions and as the official show DJ for rap artist Torch. Instynctz’s “Street Khemistry” series has blessed us with some of the cream of the crop in the world of Hip Hop.
DJ Instynctz was raised in the North East Bronx and was influenced by the sounds and styles of urban life in New York City. His curiosity led him to explore his older brother’s vinyl records and he became interested in Hip Hop. With his brother’s records and a belt drive turntable he fun a way to express himself creatively.
DJ Instynctz aka Mr Problematik Status can now be seen energizing a club with his diverse arsenal of genres, making the airwaves sizzle with signature mixes, exclusive interviews and quality mixtapes. He’s now one of the most sought after mixtape DJs with a growing catalogue.
Kut is a Hip Hop producer from Tokyo bay area of Japan. He started out in Tokyo spinning parties but soon he purchased his first sampler and began making tracks on his own. Shortly thereafter, he quit Djing in favor of production. Kut has spent time in various U.S. cities, absorbing the vibes and techniques from various studios including New York’s D&D Studios.
After returning to Japan, Kut took a break from production but that didn’t last long. MC Nyche from the Bronx had connected with Kut while he was in New York and when he got his distribution deal with Universal, he got with Kut to produce “Ziplock” feat. Cam’ron and Fred the Godson as a single from the album project. Now he’s produced and worked with the legends Marley Marl, Talib Kweli, and Fiend, in addition to Cam’ron Fred the Godson and more.
Kut produced 11 of the 17 tracks on DJ Instynctz’s Street Khemistry 8 including the aforementioned “Zip Lock” by Nyche.
One of my favorites from this set is track 8 “Friday Night” by Lil Lexy (Prod. by Kut), the driving beat and evil sounding synths are a magical match for Lexy’s singsong flow, she works really well with this joint.
On a whole other side of the coin is the old school snare and clap flavored “Thirst Cream” by Reynos (Prod. by Kut) which is track 8 of the mix. I was feeling track 3 “New Jap Swing” which is a mashup of some Rhianna vocals fit in between some cold ass riffs by Japanese Hip Hop Heads Knell, Naoya, and Dizzy Doeswell, DJ Instynctz CLOWNED ON THIS MIX!!!
I enjoyed the Japanese flavor to the familiar yet original grooves and I can’t for the life of me figure out how the hell they can make that language sound like it belongs to Hip Hop naturally! These cats are good!!!
If you have ever been to a underground set like Project Blowed in LA, Dragon’s Den (also LA) or the Wet Joint hosted by Joint One DJs, Joey Slick, DJ Kev and The Shuzz, then track 4 “Play on” (Prod. by Kut) by Gee Dubs is going to take you home with some real certified Hip Hop flavor, usually reserved for those exclusive underground spots.
Overall, this is one of the most original, solid mixtapes I have heard in a long time, while I won’t be corny and say I don’t have any favorites because the are all so good that I can’t pick, I AM going to #COSIGN this mixtape as one worth having and keeping.
You don’t have to understand all the words to appreciate the artists and production value…don’t trip Cam’Ron isn’t ripping in Japanese!!! This is a great mix and kept me rocking for 17 straight tracks…track 17 is actually a bonus track “The Jig’s Up” by Kwan Lee (Prod. by Kut). Yeah that one is special too…Kut brought out so many weapons on this track, I KNOW we are going to hear his name on the regular here in the States real soon.
In my opinion, there HAS to be a part 2, 3, 4….I couldn’t get enough of this mixtape…good stuff…trust me.
DJ Instynctz can be heard live every Saturday from 8-9 pm EST on Swurvradio.com
RATING: 4/5 fists!
#Cosign? – YUUUUPPPP!!!
Tags: Band Perry, Columbia Records, digital-music, Disc jockey, DJ JT, If I Die Young, iTunes, remix, Singapore, SoundCloud, Universal Records
Universal Records artist and Singapore’s #1 remixmaster, DJ JT keeps bringing new dimensions to House Music and this time he brought along the club favorite “Let’s Go” by Ne-Yo. The progressive house remix dropped on the Columbia Records label in September and to date the promo snippet for the song has over 500,000 plays on SoundCloud.
Born in Singapore with a passion for all genres of music, The Remix Master especially gravitates toward electronic music. “My appetite for music is endless. I love it all – trance, electro, dubstep, techno. Anything with a nasty bass line, and I’m there” says JT. His musical journey led him to composing his own beats, dance and trance tracks.
In 2012 DJ JT launched a website to help bring electronic music from the underground scene to more mainstream audiences. This along with the announcement that the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences would recognize electronic music has vaulted DJ JT into the forefront of his genre.
In March 2012 DJ JT made history by being the first artist to land 3 hits on the top 40 list. His remix of remix “songs “Breathe” by Skrillrex, “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry, and “Part of Me” by Katy Perry, became chart topping hits as the No. 1 Best remix for three consecutive weeks after its release. This feat made DJ JT the first and only Singaporean DJ to break through the international music scene working at par with other renowned Swedish and Dutch powerhouse DJs.
“ In August 2012 he released a single entitled “Moments” which sold more than 3,000 copies in the first 3 days, 10 days later he released another single “Pursuits” which became a club anthem for the month. In September 2012, DJ JT submitted his version of Ne-Yo’s hit single “Let’s Go”. Finally on Oct 23rd 2012 the single was released on Columbia Records and hit an amazing 402,000 plays in 7 days of the preview. Also receiving many 5 stars reviews on the track on iTunes worldwide. October 2012. DJ JT released a single “Brighter” released on Universal Records with a Singaporean Nicole Chen featuring Korean artist MJRed.
- AUDIO: Columbia Records’ 125th birthday (news.bbc.co.uk)
- TEEN – “Electric” (DJ Japanster Remix) (Mixed Media) (popmatters.com)
- Dj CUTMAN and Mega Ran heat up the Halo 4 remix contest (destructoid.com)
- Columbia Records Falls Flat w/ Kreayshawn Record Low Sales (hiphopandpolitics.wordpress.com)
The Hype Magazine and The Midwest Record Pool Presents 10 Year Anniversary Weekend! | Doby Communications, Inc.Posted: September 3, 2012 by jdobypr in #DJ, Events, Music, News
Tags: #HipHop, #Midwest, Art, Cleveland Indians, DJs, Hype Magazine, Midwest Record Pool, Midwestern United States, Music, The Hype Magazine, United States
#NewMusic Get your vote in now for “I Show Out” by @ImTrill #BumpItOrDumpIt | SwurvRadio.com – Hip Hop | R&B | Old School | Top 40 | Rap 24/7Posted: August 29, 2012 by jdobypr in #DJ, News
Tags: #newmusic, Arts, Disc jockey, DJs, Kansas, Music, Swishahouse, Topeka Kansas, United States
SwurvRadio | #NewMusic: Brian Trill Doby is arapper from Topeka Kansas. At 21 years of age he has already been heard by many major forces in the game, and is featured on many mixtapes including DJ Michael 5000 Watts of Swishahouse‘s “Let ya nuts Hang 2k11″, and “Industry Lockdown”.
See on www.swurvradio.com
- The Brad Gilmore Show Ep. 40: OG Ron C & DJ Candlestick (dayandadream.com)