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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: DJ Icy Ice on the Struggles of Being an Asian DJ in the 90s

'R.O.A.D. Podcast': DJ Icy Ice on the Struggles of Being an Asian DJ in the 90s

On last week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew sat down with DJ Icy Ice of the World Famous Beat Junkies. The legendary Los Angeles DJ explained the obstacles he experienced as an Asian DJ trying to enter the LA nightclub scene in the 90s.

DJ Ice Ice also spoke about starting the first Asian hip-hop party in Los Angeles called “The Source.”

Watch an excerpt above and the full interview here.

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DJ Shadow Performs With De La Soul and Beat Junkies on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

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DJ Shadow and De La Soul recently performed their new single “Rocket Fuel” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The legendary DJ and hip-hop group were joined by Melo-D and Babu from the Beat Junkies and a horn section.

“Rocket Fuel” appears on Shadow’s new album, Our Pathetic Age. You can download the track on Beatsource.

Watch the performance above.

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A Look Inside the Beat Junkies’ DJ School

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In April, the legendary Beat Junkies crew launched a DJ school called The Beat Junkie Institute of Sound. Located in Glendale, California, the school offers fundamental and specialized DJ courses, workshops, and private lessons, all taught by members of the crew.

The Beat Junkie Institute of Sound puts on an emphasis on the foundation of DJing. For example, students start by learning with original vinyl and then move to digital. Its state-of-the-art facility features 12 workstations, a merch store, and a “longtagon,” which is a table for group scratch sessions.

Power 106’s DJ E-Man recently took a tour of the institute and spoke with instructors DJ Babu and Mr. Choc. While he was there, he saw a scratch session that included DJ Premier. Afterwards, E-Man spoke with Premo about what it means to be a DJ today.

Watch the video below.

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D-Styles Routine for ‘Watch The Sound’

D-Styles demonstrates his mastery of the turntables in a new episode of “Watch the Sound” — a video series from The World Famous Beat Junkies. In this episode, D-Styles cuts up a collection of samples from Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s “Nuthin’ but a G Thang” to create something entirely new.

Related: D-Styles & Melo D Peform on the MikiDz Show