DJ Revolution: As one of the most well known and respected Djs across the globe, DJ Revolution has been holding down the two Technics on the longest running commercial hip hop show in history for 8 years now. The Wake Up Show, with hosts Sway (MTV) and King Tech is an internationally syndicated hip hop mix show that has helped launch the careers of some of the biggest and brightest including Eminem, Xzbit, Common, and countless others. The show even experienced a brief run as a show on MTV, adding visual images and faces to the world famous radio trio. However, Exposing quality hip hop to millions of people while displaying his unquestionable skill is just part of DJ Revs resume.
Aside from his weekly DJ and production duties on the radio show based out of Power 106 in Los Angeles, he has lent his now infamous scratch techniques and production skills to many artists, established and up and coming alike. Dilated Peoples, Canibus, Chino XL, Tha Alkaholiks, Mystic, Bootcamp Click and many more have all witnessed the turntable wizardry or pounding beats that Revolution brings to the table. He has released too many mixtapes to name. Most recently, the first installment in a series of 20 volumes, class of 85 has received incredible feedback. He has also taken his skills to the far corners of the world and ripped clubs all over Europe, Asia and Australia/New Zealand. This of course includes traveling the US and Canada to spin with the likes of the legendary Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier and Maseo from De La Soul and headline clubs himself. Revolution has also been featured in many respected magazines such as The Source, The Source France, XXL, Fader, Vibe, Elemental, XLR8R, Urb, Blast, Juice, and many other national, international and local publications. Recently he was interviewed in the Washington post express. Captions, interviews and miscellaneous video footage of him can be found on websites all over the internet as well.
Dj Rev has also released 2 solo full length Lps that garnered him critical acclaim (in 12s we trust and R2K) and a collaboration with his partners Sway & tech on interscope in 99. Aside from planning to release two more full lengths in 07, rev has also begun lending his production to film and TV. Working with MTV, VH1, ESPN among others, as well as freelancing custom work for independent film makers. He got the bug in 97 when he scored the Jet Li cult classic movie Black Mask.
Silent Frisco: Like many concertgoers, Motion Potion’s first experience with Silent Disco was at the Bonnaroo Festival, when the promoters asked him to be their “guinea pig” for the new experiment they were springing on their audience. The idea of a DJ set with no speakers was one that had only been tried in Europe (to much acclaim at Glastonbury and elsewhere). After 3 4-hour marathon sets of singalongs, handclaps and call and response, MoPo was hooked and has spent the past 5 years pushing the concept around the country, including repeat performances at Bonnaroo, appearances at Camp Bisco, WMC, SXSW and a 20-date “Silent Soundclash Tour” last spring. In the summer of 2010, MoPo brought Silent Disco to LA for the first time on behalf of Tom’s Shoes founder Blake McCoskey’s birthday. After three hours of young, old, unknown and celebrity, dancing together, in the club and in the streets outside, Santa Monica had officially gone “silent”. On Friday, March 4, MoPo is bringing back the Silent Disco to Santa Monica for a repeat performance at the Central, this time open to the public. Only 400 headphones will be available,so it is recommended that you buy advance, or arrive early to ensure a spot. “The Music” you ask? What does MoPo play? Usually, when a DJ says “Everything” we roll our eyes because we think we got a brush off. In this case, “Everything” is the GODS HONEST TRIPLE TRUTH. MoPo calls his style “Electric Nostalgia” ; a combination of 40 years of popular dance music, mixed seamlessly over modern club beats. You’ll hear funk, soul, breakbeats, house, drum and bass, dubstep, reggae, latin music, balkan music, african music… A world of music. What MoPo also does, maybe better than any other DJ, is ROCK. He plays rock. He remixes rock, and he rocks at it. From the Beatles, to Zeppelin, to Radiohead to obscure indies, MoPo’s “ReBoots” will make your head spin.