This August, STD is proud to present the original turntablist J.ROCC. The Southern California native has been DJing longer than most people have listened to electronic music.
J. Rocc is an icon for a rare breed of DJs these days: turntablists. He’s a veteran of scratching, cutting, and juggling vinyls; he invents sounds never heard before with the whip of his hand. It’s something of a lost art today, but with his crew the Beat Junkies, J. Rocc has been keeping turntablism alive.
The Beat Junkies are the original turntablist group, evolving with the times As hip hop DJs, they recognise and master the importance of balancing scratching with mixing songs and reading crowds. Founded by J. Rocc in ’92, the Beat junkies have been rocking parties with incomprehensible team routines for decades.
The beat-juggling maestro has been prolific both in groups and while flying solo. As an individual artist, he’s released numerous mixtapes and productions for record label Stones Throw, including his latest album Some Cold Rock Stuf’. Over the years, J. Rocc has also been the DJ for Madlib’s live show and was the third member of Jaylib all whilst leading the Beat Junkies.
If you’re a fan of turntablism and instrumental hip-hop, join us in paying homage to a true legend this August 29.
LINE-UP: J.Rocc, CEEZY, DJ MONK, DJ HBD Time: Saturday, August 29th Venue: Arkham, 1 South Wulumuqi Road Ticket: 100RMB, 80RMB w/ Wechat Scan