Disc Jockeys better known as ‘DeeJays’,
‘DJs’, or ‘Selectaz’, are an interesting genre of artists.
They play an important part in keeping parties and events
alive – especially when these parties/events involve people
who love to dance.
It is the NE version of Jeopardy
where instead of guessing the answer, the contestants
guess the category. The celebrity host Alex Trebek reads
the question, the card reads “Jazzy Jeff, Clue, and Fat
Man Scoop” for $1,200. You can be rest assured that the
lucky winner knows the category to be Disc Jockeys.
A DJ selects and plays prerecorded music
for a selected audience whether it is a club party, wedding
party or political forum. The art of juggling is known
as dj’ing and it varies from DJ to DJ. Some DJs work with
turn tables while some others work off laptops; some others
work in groups, while some prefer to do their own thing.
The following artists all fall under the same category
of Dee Jays, but they are as different as they are alike.
Enjoy the art that keeps you shaking your *cough*!!!
Sound System: 745 Entertainment
Genre: Hip Hop/Dancehall/Nigerian
Place of Origin: Nigeria
Other: DJ Zimo deejayed two out of
three nights at the Annual NRC Nigerian reunion - Philly
The Art of Juggling according to DJ Zimo:
The art of is creating a unique sound out
of 2 records to become the same song.
For more info visit www.745entertainment.com
Sound System: Kings Eye Mix
Place of Origin: St. Thomas – U.S.
Based : Currently in New York City
Other: Not only is Negus Shabaka
a DJ, he is also a musician, poet and writer.
The Art of Juggling according to Negus:
Nuff people want to be a Selector for a
Sound System, but nuff a dem cyaa play no chune. Quite
simply, they can't juggle. Juggling is an art that first
requires the learning of two technicalities. Firstly,
the Selector has to know hundreds or records, CDs, and/or
mp3s (including the name of the artist) from memory. Without
knowing what songs to play and where they are located,
the Selector will very likely flop the dance. Secondly,
the Selector must be able to mix songs. If he or she is
unable to make smooth transitions from one song to the
next, de vibes nah go nice. These two skills usually take
years to develop, but some likkle hurry-come-up Sound
Bwoy always think it's easy when they see and hear big
Sound play Nowadays, computer technology makes these technicalities
easier to accomplish, but it still takes some due diligence.
And after these two skills have been mastered, the Selector
will be well on his or her way to playing songs in an
order and manner that is pleasing to the crowd. He will
be well on his way to mastering the art of juggling.
For more info visit http://www.negushabaka.com
Genre: Hip hop, R&B, Dance Hall
Reggae, Naija Hip hop, Old School, Deep House
Place of Origin: Nigeria
Based: Chicago, Illinois
Other: Dj Dee Money has been DJing
for 5 years now.
The Art of Juggling according to Dee
Beating Juggling is the act of manipulating
turntables or cd players and a mixer to make a composition.
I use Technique 1200 turntables, pioneer DJM 500 mixer,
Qsc amplifier and Eliminator speakers.
For more info visit http://www.dis-productions.com/
Featured Djs: King Fudge and Orio
Sound System: Vybz Machine
Place of Origin: King Fudge is from
Jamaica, Orio is from Dominica
Based: Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania.
They also do a lot of traveling.
The Art of Juggling according to VybzMachine:
We are reggae selectors so we do reggae
juggling. There are two types of reggae juggling, sound
clash jugging and dance juggling. Sound clash juggling
includes a selector and mc, the selector (dj) playing
the dubs. Dubs are customized tracks remixed by artists
for the sound system, for example T.O.K and Sizzla have
created dubs for VybzMachine - check out the website and
you'll hear some in our audio section. While the selector
plays the dubs, the mc tries to "get a forward" - crowd
ovation which usually includes raising your hands and
cheering for the dubs. Dance juggling like Sound clash
juggling also includes a mc and selector, the selector
mixes the tracks and the mc hypes up the crowd by shouting,
dancing, giving dance instructions and so on. That is
the art of reggae Juggling.
For more info visit http://www.pittsburghreggae.net
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