Nico Blitz. He is a DJ and host events across Los Angeles and the Bay Area, he runs a hip hop website and interview series called The Lunch Table and is a DJ/Producer for the Radio Bassment show on Real 92.3LA syndicated nationwide to over more then 7 stations. He is also the founder and creator of the Yee the Party series which is a hip hop and R&B elevated experience.
For more: Subscribe to Nico: twitch.tv/nicoakablitz
Watch: @The Lunch Table
DJ Rhettmatic joined us LIVE to talk about why he started DJing, how the Beat Junkies and the Visionaries were created, why they started the Beat Junkies Institute of Sound for the next generation and more.
DJ Rhettmatic (born Nazareth Nirza)] is a producer, DJ and member and part creator of Southern California’s first turntable band, the World Famous Beat Junkies.
Rhettmatic began his DJ career in 1983, with Double Platinum, a DJ group based out of Cerritos, CA. His talent and musical expertise also extends into the realm of music production that helped him earn recognition and rewards. Rhettmatic highly acknowledges fellow Beat Junkie member, DJ Curse, as his leading mentor. As Curse shared his turntable exhibition, involving scratches and other DJ techniques, Rhettmatic’s interest in DJing formed, allowing him to take hold of his musical passion. Rhettmatic claimed the titles of Disco Mix Club (DMC) West Coast Champion (1996) and International Turntablist Federation (ITF) 2x Team World Champion (1997/1998).
Rhettmatic also helped found in 1994 and is the DJ/producer for the LA based underground hip hop supergroup, the Visionaries. He has worked with many in the hip hop community, from the likes of Peanut Butter Wolf, Talib Kweli, Madlib, DJ Premier, Cypress Hill, Mayer Hawthorne and Adrian Younge.
His musical masterpieces include “E=MC5” by KeyKool & Rhettmatic featuring Ras Kass, LMNO, Voodoo and Meen Green, and “From the Ground Up” b/w “Ubiquity” by The Associates featuring LMNO & KeyKool of the Visionaries, Rakaa Iriscience & Evidence of Dilated Peoples, and Divine Styler.
In December 2005, Rhettmatic was J Dilla’s tour show DJ in Europe, for his last tour ever, along with Frank n Dank and Phat Kat. Rhettmatic has also worked with and done production and scratches for Talib Kweli, OhNo, M.E.D., Aloe Blacc (Stones Throw), Prince Po (Organized Konfusion), RBX (The Dogg Pound), Noelle Scaggs of Fitz & the Tantrums and New York hip hop supergroup The Brown Bag AllStars, as well as having made mixtapes and podcast mixes for Ghostface Killah, Guilty Simpson and Stones Throw Records.
DJ Rhettmatic currently hosts Beat Junkie Radio on Dash Radio and is an instructor at the Beat Junkie Institute of Sound and you can find the crew if you are lucky spinning live here on the Beat Junkies Twitch.
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myxOLOGY LIVE Interviews & DJ sets airs Mondays at 9P PDT on twitch.tv/myxRADIO & myxTV on the KUMU app.
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@djerock was one of the youngest DJS to ever be on radio. Before he had a bank account or drivers license, he was on the biggest hip hop radio station in San Francisco, KMEL. Fast forward to 2020, he’s not only a traveling resident DJ, he is on both Real 92.3 in LA and Real 103.9 in Las Vegas alongside 6 other radio stations that his show, “Radio Basement” is syndicated to. Aside from DJing, he has helped to negotiate partnership deals for Zen, produced songs with artists like E-40 and put together the AMP DJ squad for the San Francisco 49ers. In this exclusive myxOLOGY interview, he talked about the importance of diversifying your talent, why he started a community of DJs on Twitch during quarantine, advice for new artists and more. Tune in Mondays to myxOLOGY LIVE on KUMU and twitch.tv/myxRADIO to hear good stories & great music with the best DJs in the world. Up next we have Kronika of Soulection on 8/10 & Shortkut on 8/17.
For more follow: @djerock
DJ ICY ICE of the World Famous Beat Junkies joined myxOLOGY for an exclusive livestreamed interview and DJ set. The mix will air Saturday 8/8 at 6P PDT on www.dashradio.com/myxradio.
For more follow: @djicyice Subscribe at: www.twitch.tv/snapback_live Listen to the mixes at: https://soundcloud.com/djicyice http://icyicemusic.com/
DJ Icy Ice is one of today’s premier DJs and his versatile style of DJing has him playing at the hottest, exclusive club venues internationally. He is an original member of the World Famous Beat Junkies since 1992 and has performed all over the US and in countries such as Australia, China, Canada, throughout Europe, Japan, Mexico, Philippines & Sri Lanka.
For the past several years, Icy Ice has been one of the pioneers and has expanded the exposure of the “Visual Turntablists aka Video DJs” through a variety of platforms: PowerTV, TurntableU & Stacks TV which once aired here on myxTV.
Over the years Icy Ice has been the DJ of choice for celebrity events such as All of Manny Pacquiao’s Fight After-parties in Las Vegas, Grammy After Parties, American Music Awards After Parties, NBA All-Star Game After Parties, Magic Johnson’s Mid Summer Nights Events, Shaq’s Birthday Party, Sundance Film Festival Party, National Democratic Convention After Party, our official first myspace.com party in LA and has played for hundreds of corporate & private events.
Icy Ice’s accomplishments include spinning for the biggest radio stations like 92.3 The Beat, 93.5 KDAY FM, 90.7KPFK, Power 106 FM, 99.5 RT in Manila, Divine Forces Radio “DFR” with Fidel Rodriguez from 1998-08’, and at Movin 93.9 FM mixing for “Rick Dees in the Morning.” Icy Ice had built multiple retail record store locations in (Los Angeles, San Diego, Ontario CA) & an online record store stacksvinyl.com.
Icy Ice helped create club promotion powerhouse Legend Entertainment, was featured in the ground breaking movie for Filipino Americans: The Debut, and was the resident DJ for the WNBA LA Sparks home games. He has toured as the DJ for Legendary Hip Hop artist KRS-One and was the DJ for his radio show “The Temple Of Hip Hop”. DJ Icy Ice has carved out a name for himself as a respected turntablist, radio personality & elite party rocker. You can now find him weekly at Snapback Long Beach and LA with the crew weekly spinning all the best 90s hip hop and R&B.
DJ Turbulence guested on the first myxOLOGY LIVE hosted by @RoslynnC . He talked about his new song, “No Justice, No Peace,” & his most memorable moments as a national award winning competing DJ, Power 106 DJ, Las Vegas resident & producer working with artists like Jermaine Dupri and Lil Jon. Tune in LIVE Mondays at 9P PDT on twitch.tv/myxradio and @myxTV on KUMU for all new myxOLOGY episodes featuring your favorite DJs from around the world!
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Learning the craft at 13, Los Angeles born and Inland Empire raised Tim Alejandro aka #DJTurbulence was already engaged to his life-long love: music. Sneaking into clubs, watching battles, recording his favorite radio DJ sets, and perfecting his skills, Turbulence was a prodigy to be reckoned with before he was legally allowed to drive. His talents landed him several residencies at A-list venues across the world, as well as championships at regional, national and international battles.
Starting in 2004 and for five successful years following, he became the person he once looked up to and patterned himself to be; he became a radio DJ for Power 106. This opportunity opened even more doors for him, performing with or opening for mega artists such as Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beastie Boys, Busta Rhymes, Nate Dogg, Nas, Cypress Hill, Ice Cube, Ludacris, Pitbull, Swizz Beatz, N*E*R*D, Lupe Fiasco, The Black Eyed Peas, Ceelo Green, Miguel, Jermaine Dupri, ASAP Ferg, T-Pain, Rick Ross, Tory Lanez, Trey Songs, Playboy Carti, Lil Uzi, Usher, G Eazy, P. Diddy, Jason Derulo, Machine Gun Kelly, Migos, Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Diplo, Tiesto, Skrillex and also became the official tour DJ for Lil Jon.
Not to get too comfortable in his newfound success, he partnered up with fellow Battlestar crew mate DJ Phonics to compete as the duo branded as The Tom Cruisaders. The pair began their journey in 2005, conquering the DMC USA Teams competition that year, and again in 2009, 2010, and 2011, going to London each time to represent the USA in the DMC World Team Finals. They made history by winning an unprecedented 4 national titles.
DJ Turbulence keeps his feet on the ground and his praises up high; he remains humble and ascribes his talents as a gift from God, the support & happiness from his fans, friends & family. He’s married to his music and continues to be excited for this life long journey.