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DJ QBERT - LIVE w/ DJ Radar / DJ M2 / DJ Akshen & Special Guest DJ Element
Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 9:00 PM (PDT)
Legendary Scratch DJ
Live with DJ Radar
and Special Guest DJ Element
Saturday, November 3rd
Doors 9PM / VIP 8:30PM
$15 Presale / $20 Door / $60 VIP Meet & Greet
VIP Reservations and Bottle Service available via firstname.lastname@example.org
A Hip-Hop DJ showcase will take the stage at downtown Phoenix’s hottest nightclub, as some of Arizona’s finest DJs perform live with world-renowned legendary scratch DJ, DJ QBert. The event will showcase the art of turntablism and scratching as a key element of Hip-Hop culture.
DJ QBERT is widely regarded as the most highly skilled scratching DJ that has walked the planet. His 20-year career of innovating the playing field of DJs and Turntablists worldwide has set off a generation of disc jockeys who are now regarded as musicians and not just DJs who play records. Often referred to as the Jimi Hendrix of the turntables, known to make them sing in complex and unimaginable ways, DJ Qbert has invented the most scratching techniques and musical innovations of any DJ in history. QBert is credited for being the world ambassador of the DJ as a musician and turning the turntable into a respected musical instrument.
DMC World Champion / 2010 America's Best DJ
DJ QBERT - Thud Rumble LTD - San Francisco - DJQBERT.COM
DJ RADAR first got his start in dance music when he and Emile suited up for the Bombshelter DJ's collective in the early '90s. Worldwide dates in Japan, Europe, and North America gave DJ Radar a chance to stretch his electronic palette throughout the decade. Once the new millennium rolled around, DJ Radar connected with jazz pianist Raul Yanez for an amazing experiment. The two recorded the Concerto for Turntables album, fusing a symphony with a turntable as their chief instrument. In March 2001, they made their live instrumental debut at the Grady Gammage Auditorium with the Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra. Aside from his work with Yanez, DJ Radar has released collaborative remixes with Money Mark and contributed to remix albums issued on Bomb, Matador, and Sub Pop. In 1999, Spin magazine hailed DJ Radar as the "ninth best turntablist in the world."
DJ M2 hails from Phoenix, Arizona, renowned for his intricate scratching, technical mixing and hard party-rocking style when he takes over the tables. In 2010, The Source Magazine honored M2 by naming him one of the “Top 30 DJs” in their famous Power 30 issue. In 2011, DJ M2 won first place in a battle with some of AZ’s best in the RedBull Thre3Style DJ Competition. DJ M2 is a member of Monster Cables’ elite group called the Monster DJs, including the likes of DJs QBert, 9th Wonder & more. DJ M2 is a unique and captivating professor of the craft and a spectacle to see mixing live.
DJ AKSHEN, aka Jay Valdez, has become one of Arizona's premier talents. DJ Akshen brings an unmatched energy to his sets as well as a combination of turntable mastery and incredible musical knowledge, which consistently creates a vibe that sets off any party. The only DJ to ever win Arizona Guitar Center’s DJ Spin-off 3 years in a row, DJ Akshen continues to rock crowds at some of the hottest nightspots across the country and overseas. Through seamless mixes and an amazing sense of selection, he can transform any venue into an all-night party!
DJ ELEMENT is a Phoenix native, representing the Southwest's hip-hop scene as a member of Arizona's Furious Styles Crew as well as the infamous Armory Massive. Element fell into DJ-ing while growing up in Phoenix, AZ by way of the Salt River Indian Reservation. His style is eclectic. His repertoire is all-encompassing: Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Dubstep, 80's and everything in between. This DJ is also international. He has guested at events and venues from Korea, Japan, UK, Spain, Netherlands, and Germany. He has opened for heavy hitters such as: A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Krs-One, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, and Slick Rick to name a few. He has also opened for bands such as The Roots, Jane's Addiction, Incubus, and Audiosalve. Element is one of the irreducible components of hip-hop in the Southwest and maintains flexibility and consistency in a genre that is as fluid as the Colorado River. It is a necessary attribute for longevity in a scene that makes auto-tune millionaires and broke musical geniuses.
DJ QBERT LIVE
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ABOUT THE VENUE
Winner of the 2012 Phoenix New Times Best New Nightclub Award, Monarch Theatre is conveniently located across the street from the 3rd Street / Washington light rail stop in the heart of downtown Phoenix. The venue features a spacious main floor and adjacent VIP room with a PK sound system second to none.