Opening Sets By: DJ Bonds & SCETCH (The Specialist)
FREEDOM OF BEATS is a platform for DJ’s to express themselves without any musical limitations.
The mantra is: NO PLAYLIST. NO FORMAT. NO RESTRICTIONS.
The audience will enjoy listening to an eclectic musical selection from some of the world’s most respected DJ’s on a (4) Turntable Jam Session.
NO PLAYLIST. NO FORMAT. NO RESTRICTIONS.
FREE before 10PM w/ RSVP to: www.freedomofbeats.com
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.
DJ Nu-Mark: Nu-Mark began DJing at the age of 13 in Los Angeles. Over the course of the last two decades, he has amassed a collection of over 35,000 records and refined his production skills and performance to the point where he is widely recognized as one of the key figures in DJ culture.
As a member of the critically acclaimed, gold-selling Hip-Hop outfit, Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark graced the group with precision production and cutting edge stage routines. Best known for his production on the raw anthem “What’s Golden” such creativity only hinted at the visionary creativity Nu-Mark has explored since Jurassic 5’s breakup in 2006.
Today Nu-Mark experiments with children’s music toys and constructs full DJ sets around toys most people dispose of by the time their kids are old enough to read. He has toured the world, remixed songs for Nas and Damian Marley, created songs for Saturday Night Live’s Lonely Island and constructed the Tropical Funk Mix “Take Me With You,” a breathtaking blend of Latin, Afro-Beat and Balkan Beat. Most significantly, after more than three years of brainstorming, experimenting and collaborating, he has finished his debut solo album Broken Sunlight, which reveals his influences and innovations into a jaw dropping collection of heart felt music.