A tribute to the late, great Grandmaster DJ Roc Raida and a benefit for his wife and children will take place at BB Kings underground in Times Square, New York City, on Oct 22nd. Featuring performances by the X-men / X-ecutioners (Rob Swift, DJ Precision, Total Eclipse), Boogie Blind, Beat Junkies (Babu, J-Rocc, Rhettmatic, Shortkut), Craze, A-Trak, Z-trip, DJ Scratch, Roli Rho, I Dee, and more including a special MC performance by the Diggin In The Crates crew (DITC).
Who’s excited for DJ Hero? The highly anticipated game released a trailer featuring Daft Punk, with the famed DJs mashing their “Robot Rock” with Queen’s “We Will Rock You.” Just a hint at the endless possibilities of cross-genre mash-ups? The trailer reveals that Queen, No Doubt, Gary Numan, N.A.S.A., Beastie Boys, and Young MC are all up for grabs. As for the rest of the avatars (DJ Shadow, Z-Trip, and DJ AM, to name a few), we’ll see on Oct 27th, when DJ Hero is released!
Two days ago, word hit the internet that Jazzy Jeff was asked to end his set at a show in Kanas
Update: Z-Trip offers a more extensive account of the night:
On Saturday, Jun 6th, DJ Z-Trip performed at the Power & Light District in Kansas City, followed by DJ Jazzy Jeff, then MSTRKRFT. That evening, Jeff’s set was unexpectedly cut short by the venue. While speculation continues as to the reasoning behind this action, Z-Trip was present at the time of the debated incident.