Interview

Melo D Talks West Coast Style of DJing on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

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Melo D, from the legendary Beat Junkies crew, was featured on this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast. The Los Angeles native broke down the West Coast style of DJing and how it compares with the East Coast style.

Melo D also discussed J Rocc’s role in founding the Beat Junkies, the crew’s Institute of Sound DJ school, and more.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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Boogie Blind Remembers Roc Raida on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Boogie Blind, a member of the X-Ecuctioners and Heavy Hitters crews, sat down with the R.O.A.D. Podcast this week. The veteran turntablist and party rocker remembered his former crew member, the late and great Roc Raida.

Boogie also discussed his early DJs with the X-Men, how party rocking is his foundation, East Coast vs. West Coast scratching, and more.

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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’ Hosts Discuss Rising Demand for Female DJs

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On this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew discusses the changes in nightlife noted by the 2018 International Music Summit Business Report. The report points out that while the rates for DJs are decreasing, there is a rising demand for female DJs.

In addition to the IMS Business Report, the guys talk about Meek Mill‘s incident in Las Vegas, Nipsey Hussle‘s clothing store, Wu-Tang Clan‘s recently released documentary, and more.

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DJ Big Ben Talks Art of Quick Mixing on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

DJ Big Ben

DJ Big Ben

On this episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew travels to New York City to sit down with DJ Big Ben.

The veteran DJ discussed topics such as quick mixing, which he’s known for, working with the legendary Mister Cee at Hot 97, and the impact that rappers like Nipsey Hussle and 6ix9ine had on New York.

Watch the excerpt below and the full episode here.

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Related Post: When Should DJs Retire? J. Espinosa Discusses With ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

When Should DJs Retire? J. Espinosa Discusses With ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

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J. Espinosa at the Red Bull Music 3Style World Finals in Taipei, Taiwan on Jan. 26, 2019. (Credit: Jasmine Chang / Red Bull)

J. Espinosa, the Red Bull Music 3Style world champion, sat down with the R.O.A.D. Podcast this week. The renowned Bay Area DJ talked about his experience competing in 3Style, what it’s like being the official DJ for the Oakland Raiders, plus more. At one point, Espinosa and the crew pondered the question: when should DJs retire?

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Jerome Baker III Talks Go-Go, B-More and Jersey Club Music on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Jerome Baker

Jerome Baker
Jerome Baker performs at Lounge 247 in New York. (Source: Instagram)

Jerome Baker III, a DJ based out of Washington, D.C., talks about regional club music and more on this week’s episode of Reflections of a DJ a.k.a. R.O.A.D. Podcast.

In addition to a long career in nightlife, Baker runs Rock Creek Social Club, a creative agency that also hosts a monthly day party. He is involved in the local Broccoli City music festival, and has performed for the Washington Wizards and Washington Redskins.

In the interview, Baker and the crew also discuss his upbringing in Arizona, his own podcast, and DJing with Phase.

Watch the excerpt below and the full interview here.

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Related: Four Color Zack and DJ Scooter Debate Sync Feature on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Craze Talks Freestyling Sets on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Craze

Craze
Craze at Q Nightclub in Seattle. (Credit: Robee Aquino)

Two weeks ago, Reflections of a DJ a.k.a. the R.O.A.D. Podcast had A-Trak and Roctakon on the show to discuss their recent Twitter debate. This week, the show sat down with Craze, who also took part in the argument.

The outspoken turntablist discussed the altercation, among many other topics, such as touring with Kanye West and working with Four Color Zack.

At one point, co-host DJ Crooked asked Craze how he goes about planning his sets. Craze revealed that he didn’t plan his sets until he started working with Zack.

Watch an excerpt below and the full episode here.

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DJ Tina T Talks Competing on ‘Master of the Mix’ on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

DJ Tina T

DJ Tina T
DJ Tina T at Backyard Kitchen & Tap in San Diego, CA. (Source: Facebook)

Following their highly anticipated interview with A-Trak and Roctakon, the R.O.A.D. Podcast sat down with veteran DJ Tina T.

Based in Los Angeles, Tina is best known for founding Camp Spin Off, a DJ camp for teens. She also competed on the third season of VH1’s Master of the Mix reality show and DJ competition.

Tina discussed a variety of topics in the interview, including what it was like competing on Master of the Mix.

Watch an excerpt below and the full episode here.

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Related: A-Trak and Roctakon Address Twitter Debate on ‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’

Yo Yolie Talks Breaking Into Radio and Las Vegas Scene, Gives Advice to Female DJs

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Yo Yolie is a club and radio DJ from the Bay Area who’s now based in Las Vegas. She’s a mixer on San Francisco’s WiLD 94.9 and SiriusXM’s Globalization channel, and rocks crowds from the Bay to Vegas on a regular basis.

DJcity’s MISS DJ BLISS sat down with Yolie to discuss how she broke into radio and the Vegas scene. Yolie also gave advice to female DJs.

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