Thursday, March 24, 2011

2011 DMC USA DJ Battle Tour Update + March 26: DMC kicks off in San Antonio TX!

2011 DMC US Tour
2011 DMC US Tour Flyer by Haks 180

       Flyer Design by HAKS 180:

March 26: DMC San Antonio TX DJ Battle
8pm-2am. All Ages. $10. Korova 107 E. Martin St. San Antonio TX 78205 club info
Showcases by Mista-B plus OBX & DJ Techneek. Judges: DJ Kico, Manila Ice & Mista-B.  
Aerosol artistry by LAWS Crew and RTD. Host: Donnie Dee. RSVP *No Filming.  Promoters: Mia SATX & Pur3ly Root3d.   (See also What's Poppin March 25 w/ Fabel) 
April 1: DMC New Orleans LA DJ Battle 
10pm-1am. 18+. $20 or just $15 w/ flyer or with RSVP to Howlin' Wolf 907 South Peters St.  New Orleans LA 70310 Showcases by DJ Swamp and DJ Fatfingaz. Host: DJ FatFingaz. Judges: DJ Swamp, DJ Spin & DJ Fatfingaz.
*No Filming. 
RSVP  Promoters: Poor Boy Prod.

April 2: DMC Miami FL DJ Battle 
10pm-3am. All Ages. $10. Adjust Gallery 150 NW 24th St. Wynwood Arts District Miami, FL. DJ battle first. Plus 1 on 1 b-boy/b-girl battle.  Special live performance by the Ground Zero Crew. Judges: Infamous (Alies) and more tba.  Urban Art Expo by Miami's Top Graff Writers  
* No Filming for the DJ Battle.  Promoter: BeBe GroundZeroCrew.comRSVP 

April 15: DMC Washington DC DJ Battle 
6pm-10pm. All Ages. FREE! 18+ after 10pm.  U Street Music Hall 1115A U St NW Washington, DC 20009 U Street. Judges: Marcus and more tba. The DMC battle is a featured event at the The International Soul Society Festival from April 10-17th.  *No Filming.  Promoters: Urban Artistry + The Beat Refinery DJ School. RSVP 

April 29: DMC West Coast & USA Team Battles: Long Beach CA
2 battles in one night! 5pm-2am. 21+. $12 adv. at . $20 day of.  Rhythm Lounge 245 Pine Ave. Long Beach CA 90802  Host: ToQuan Da MC.  Judges: P-Trix, Nando, Kuttin Kandi, Kidragon, Icy Ice & more. Showcase tba.   
*No Filming. Promoter: Ron Oldskool Sterling  RSVP 

April 30: DMC Denver CO DJ Battle 
Doors at 8pm. Show begins at 9pm. 21+. $7 in adv. $10 day of. Casselman's 2620 Walnut St Denver, CO 80205. Showcase by DJ Rob Swift. Judges: Chonz, Rob Swift & more tba. Performances by Manerok & DeeJay Tense and Boombox Saints. $100 MC Battle. $300 2-on-2 B-Boy/B-Girl Battle. For more info on the MC & Dance battles, please contact to pre-register. *No Filming. Promoter: Lazy Prod. DJ Lazy Eyez  RSVP 

June 11: DMC NYC + DMC Battle for US Supremacy - NYC 
2 DJ battles in one night! 4pm-10pm. All Ages. Showcase by DJ Rob Swift. Host: DJ FatFingaz. Judges: Marcus, Billy Jam, Sugarcuts, Spictakular & more tba. Battle elims begin at 4pm sharp.  $15 adv tickets. $20 day of.  Santos Party House 96 Lafayette St. (betw. Walker & White) NYC.  Trains: N Q R W 6 J M Z to Canal or A C E to Canal & Broadway.  *No Filming.  Promoter: Christie Z-Pabon of DMC USA   RSVP 

August 6: 2011 DMC US Finals DJ Battle - New York City    
4pm-10pm. All Ages. Champion DJs from each of the DMC US regional battles meet in NYC to battle for the 2011 DMC US title. Current DMC US Champ: DJ Etronik is defending! Rane is flying UK's DJ Woody to showcase and help judge. More details tba! Santos Party House 96 Lafayette St. (betw. Walker & White) NYC. Trains: N Q R W 6 J M Z to Canal or A C E to Canal & Broadway.  $15 adv. tickets. *No filming!  Noisemaker Media has that covered. Promoter Christie Z-Pabon DMC USA 

Oct. 6 & 7: 2011 DMC World DJ Championships - London   
DMC champions from all nations journey to London to compete in any of 3 categories for World champion status! Indig02 at the 02 Arena in London   
Visit and for more info! 
2010 DMC US Finals Cover 
To sign up for any battle simply send your details (listed below) to Christie Z-Pabon at

DJ Name
First Name & Last Name
Complete Address, Apt or House
Which city/battle you are entering?
Crew affiliation

Updated rules to be posted soon at

2011 DMC Regional Prizes  
1st: choice of either SL 4 for Serato Scratch Live or TTM 56s Mixer
1st:  Stanton Cartridge: SM v3 MP4 + DJ Pro 2000 Headphones 
2nd: Stanton Cartridge: 500/505/520 H4 Twin (based on which is available)
3rd: Stanton DJ Pro 2000 Headphones

2011 DMC USA Team Prizes 
1st:  Choice of either SL 4 for Serato Scratch Live or TTM 56s Mixer - for each member 
1st: Stanton Cartridge: SM v3 MP4 for each member  

The 2011 DMC Battle for US Supremacy (head to head) Prizes
1st: Rane TTM-57SL Mixer
1st: Stanton SC SYSTEM 3 Controller Package

The 2011 DMC US Finals Prizes 
1st: Rane TTM-57SL Mixer
1st: A pair of Stanton STR8.150 Turntables
2nd: Stanton M.207 Mixer 
3rd: Stanton Cartridge: SM v3 MP4 and DJ Pro 2000 Headphones 

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About DMC World & DMC USA
DJ Shiftee on the cover of DJ Times Jan. 2010
DMC DJ Battles are the longest running, most prestigious turntablist battles in the world.  

From DMC battles, legends are made. Being a DMC World or National Champion continues to be one of the most sought after titles for DJs worldwide! Some of the music industry's best DJs are DMC World or US Champions:

DJs Cash Money,  Qbert, Craze, Klever and Shiftee perform & rock worldwide!
Roc Raida (RIP) DJ'ed for Busta 
A-Trak + DJ Craze DJ'ed for Kanye  
Mix Master MikeThe Beastie Boys
DJ Enferno tours with Madonna
DJ Dummy is Common's DJ  
DJ Abilities DJ'ed for Eyedea (RIP) 
DJ Babu is the DJ for Dilated Peoples
DJ Rhettmatic DJs for Visionairies
DJ Swamp DJ'd for Beck
Apollo & Shortkut are in Triple Threat DJ Rukas rocks for Freddie Foxxx 
DJ Supreme toured with Lauren Hill  

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Disney's "Up" house created in real life and flown for National Geographic


R.I.P. Nate Dogg

R.I.P. Nate Dogg, the original master hip-hop hook singer. Akon and T-Pain owes so much of their career to Nate Dogg.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

DJ I-Dee latest album AVAILABLE in iTunes/Amazon TODAY March 15th

DJ's Have Feelings Too...But Can't Rap

"This album is ridiculous, bizarre, hilarious, contemplative, dope, and always entertaining.  I-Dee had me captivated the entire time because I truly had no clue what was going to happen next.  An utterly unique listening experience."  
-DJ Shiftee  (DMC World Champion)
DJ I-Dee DJs Have Feelings Too

"I-Dee's 'DJs Have Feelings Too... But Can't Rap' is a sonic breath of fresh air for DJs and DJ fans alike. Think of I-Dee's LP as a musical pulp fiction of stories which touch on subjects such as the passing of our fallen comrades GM Roc Raida and AM on "Off The Decks" and domestic violence, in easily my favorite song off the album, "Moral Sensitivity" featuring Jean Grae and Oddisee.  Looking for good music?  Then look no further than "DJs Have Feelings Too...But Can't Rap.'" 
- DJ Rob Swift

Artist: DJ I-Dee 
Album: DJ's Have Feelings Too... But Can't Rap
Release Date: March 15, 2011
Available through itunes,, bigcartel and select record stores  
Label: Isito Music
01 - 1987 
02 - Part-Time MC (feat. Eli Porter)
03 - IBS
04 - Dr. Fresh
05 - I Will Not Play Your Song (feat. Wrekonize)
06 - Battle Rap (feat. Traphik aka Timothy DeLaGhetto)
07 - Off The Decks
08 - Moral Sensitivity (feat. Jean Grae & Oddisee)
09 - Suicídio
10 - Post Apocalyptic D.C. (feat. Seez Mics)
11 - Vocal Debut   

"This is my 2nd album and the follow-up to my debut, Solitude (2008). This project marks my vocal debut at my attempt at rapping while trying to shed some insight into my personal life. All in comedic fashion of course. However, halfway through the album, it takes a more serious route focusing on drug addiction, thoughts of suicide, domestic violence and so on. There hasn't been a DJ album that clearly gives the listener a precise assumption of what a DJ has or hasn't gone through in their personal life both on and off the turntables. My goal is to show that we're just as complex mentally just like any other singer or rapper, the only difference is that we speak with our hands."  - DJ I-Dee 

DJ I-Dee

DJ I-DeeGrowing up in suburban Washington D.C., DJ I-Dee (born Isaac DeLima) began his DJ career in the mid-nineties at the tender age of 10, where I-Dee would sneak into his older brother's room and practice scratching on his turntables while he was out of the house. With nothing but school, homework and video games, time was ample for the turntable prodigy to perfect his craft. In 2002, I-Dee was ready to make his transition from the bedroom to the live stage. Little did he know, a handful of extremely prestigious victories were right around the corner...

DJ I-Dee has carved out a name for himself in the world of scratch music and is within a small handful of turntablists who have left an impeccable record on the DJ battle circuit. In 2005-06, he conquered the battle scene by winning three of its most prestigious titles--the DMC Battle for US Supremacy, Scribble Jam and Roc Raida's First Ever Gong DJ Battle --all within six months of each other and by the age of 19. With recognition accomplished, I-Dee was then able to elevate his career and perform his eclectic sets around the world in such places as England, Australia, Czech Republic, Ireland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Brazil, Taiwan, and China.

"Miami-based Isaac DeLima, better known as DJ I-Dee, is not even old enough to drink yet, and he's already got several DJ Championship titles to his name." - Elisa Padilla, URB (May 2007)

With a battle career fulfilled and touring lifestyle engraved, I-Dee transplanted to Miami Beach, Florida and switched his focus on creating new music as a producer by using the skills he developed as a deejay. In 2008, I-Dee was already seasoned turntablist and on the heels of releasing his debut LP "Solitude" on the late Grand Master Roc Raida's Adiar Cor Records.

 "...just as b-boys are dancers, I-Dee reminds us that DJs are entertainers."  - DJ Q-Bert

Fast forward to 2011, I-Dee is back with his 2nd album of original material entitled "DJ's Have Feelings Too... But Can't Rap". With his signature playboy hat on top and flip-flops below, the future still looks bright for the 23 year-old turntable funny-man.

Part Time MC: DJ I-Dee feat. Eli PorterI-Dee

Critical Reviews: DJs Have Feelings Too...But Can't Rap

Former DMC and Scribble Jam champion DJ I-Dee moves out from behind the decks to the microphone on his sophomore LP. The shift can be interpreted as an expansion of talents, or a raising of one's game, or a taking of something to the next level. But if the title DJ's Have Feelings Too... But Can't Rap is any indication, the young DJ is movin' on up with a knowing wink. He describes his rhymes as "trying to shed some insight into [his] personal life... However, halfway through the album, it takes a more serious route focusing on drug addiction, thoughts of suicide, domestic violence and so on." Ok. Don't fear, there are also some vets on the mic, including Jean Grae and Oddisee." - Dan Nishimoto Prefix Mag

"..the heartfelt raps from Odd and Grae about domestic abuse touch a topic too rarely explored in hip-hop, which gives this often comedic album a very poignant and thoughtful moment. Grae's verbalism is not to be denied...In general though the humor that is at the core of I-Dee's personality comes through on "DJ's Have Feelings Too," and the quality of the self-produced tracks makes for an enjoyable although relatively short (under 33 minutes) listen." Steve 'Flash' Juon  Rap Reviews

"With his signature playboy hat on top and flip-flops below, the future still looks bright for the 23 year-old turntable funny-man."
"Easily the most immature, offensive yet thoughtful and brilliant album I have ever had the pleasure to publicize. From his exquisite creation of diarrhea noises via scratching on "IBS" to reflections on when a star DJ passes away in "Moral Sensitivity"; from offering problem solving solutions for DJs on "I Will Not Play Your Song" to glorifying the 1987 Chevy Nova, DJ I-Dee is clearly not just another DJ. In fact he's even rhyming on "Part-Time M.C." Comedy reigns supreme on some tracks while on others, the topics are deadly serious. This is the type of album Adult Swim wish they would have commissioned." - Christie Z-Pabon,  DMC USA


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

R.I.P. B.I.G.

still the greatest of all time...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Steve Aoki & Laidback Luke feat. Lil Jon - Turbulence (Official Video)

The Future of Information and Communication

The rapid advancements in information and communication is drastically changing the world forever. Its amazing to think that in a few short years, we're bascially gonna become Gods of our own virtual universe that we create.

A Day Made of Glass... Made possible by Corning.

Its crazy to think that we're not far from using this technology in our everyday lives, maybe 5-10 years from now. Can't wait.