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?
Watch the excerpt below and the full episode here.
With the Canelo Álvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin boxing match going down on Saturday, it seems right to share this Mexico-themed routine from J. Espinosa. Watch above to see him throw down a quick yet potent performance for Serato.
J. Espinosa at Fluxx Nightclub in San Diego on Sept. 24, 2016 (via Facebook)
From holding down the airwaves at Los Angeles’ Power 106 and San Francisco’s 99.7 NOW! to rocking clubs and Oakland Raiders games, J. Espinosa is one California’s busiest DJs. The Bay Area native is also an accomplished battle DJ, having won the Red Bull Thre3style US Championship in 2015. Check out his five must-have travel items below.
Serato Control Vinyl, Red Bull Thre3style Edition
“I got a pair of really dope white control vinyl when I was in Japan last year for the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals. I barely ever use them, but just having them in my bag reminds me of my accomplishment.”
Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
“What can I say? Sometimes I be greasy. I can’t be in pictures looking like I just jumped out a french fry basket!”
“I have a phone charger that never leaves my bag.”
“I can’t focus if my fingernails get too long. I get self-conscious about them, so I always keep some nail trimmers with me!”
Jason Markk Quick Wipes
“I gotta keep my kicks fresh when I’m on the road, and we all know that your shoes are gonna to get stepped on at least 89 times when you run to the restroom during your set. These wipes work great for on-the-go touch-ups if you’re a neat freak like me.”
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