Having photographed J Rocc almost a year ago for the Jazzman mix tape it was a great pleasure to see him back in town alongside 2 other Beatjunkies – DJ Babu and DJ Rhettmatic. Spin Doctor opened up as usual dropping dope beats, the Jazz Cafe was almost full as the Junkies entered and mixed and chopped up everything from classic soul funk to hardcore underground hiphop, maximum respects were shouted out to J Dilla and Guru, two HipHop greats that recently passed away but live on strong in the hearts of many fans. I’ve heard these guys mix before but to see them do their thing live was wicked, some serious scratching skills were taking place, J Rocc had his iPhone 4 hooked up that he was also dropping some effects from, all in all a great set, check out more Beatjunkies on their myspace page.
THE BEAT JUNKIES
J-ROCC / DJ BABU / DJ RHETTMATIC
HOSTED BY RAKAA IRISCIENCE (DILATED PEOPLES)
Plus Spin Doctor
SUNDAY 23RD JANUARY 2011 (Doors 7pm)
@ JAZZ CAFÉ
5 Parkway, London NW1 7PG
Very few DJ crews have managed to have such an impact on every aspect of their trade as the “World Famous” Beat Junkies”.
Having cut their teeth as battle crew winning every title imaginable they have gone on to individually record albums (with J-Rocc’s debut due to drop on Stones Throw in March), produce for some of the most incredible MCs around, be part of live acts, most notably Babu as part of Dilated Peoples, Rhettmatic as part of The Visionaries and J-Rocc as the live DJ for Hip-Hop luminaries such as J-Dilla & Madlib, release incredible mixtapes and record brilliant radio shows.
Tonight however it is as a live turntablist club rocking outfit they come to us as J-Rocc, DJ Babu and DJ Rhettmatic show their excellence on 6 turntables while the incredible Rakaa Iriscience controls the mic.
Having toured in every country in the world with a set of decks they are as skilled in bringing dance-floors to a sweaty euphoria as they are any other aspect of their game so once again you are guaranteed The Doctor’s Orders and the legendary Jazz Café have pulled off another coup in having the worlds most respected DJ crew come to convert London onto the addictive Beat Junkies sound tonight.