DJ Shadow is an American legend. His album Endtroducing, released in 1996 was the first album to be recorded with only samples. Times magazine rates it among its top 100 albums of all time! He has been spinning since the early 1990’s, getting his start as a DJ for the UC Davis radio station. Although sampling is his specialty, Shadow is well-known for mixing up his styles. He is heavily influenced by San Francisco hyphy beats and vice versa. I saw his set live at Coachella and I can say that he plays just about everything, even dubstep. His set performed in his famous sphere stage was one of the best shows I’ve seen by a turntablist.
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Drum ‘n Bass producer eventually whose style came to be known as an Intelligent Jungle. In his early years Bukem was a classical pianist and even some influence from Jazz. In the early 1990’s Bukem gained popularity as a DJ and a producer, releasing some major tracks. In 1995, he did an Essential Mix for BBC 1 radio and began working on his record label Good Looking Records. He stopped producing and ran a club night called Speed with another famous Drum ‘n Bass producer, Fabio. He is basically the guy known for introducing a very different style of Drum ‘n Bass that caught on with matured ravers in the underground scene.
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Erick Morillo has been DJing since he was 11 years old. His career took off in 1992 when he collaborated with Latin reggae star El General while attending school to learn audio production. In 1993, he released the track I Like To Move It under the pseudonym Reel 2 Real. It was played out on the radio, movies, TV shows, and commercials. In 1996, he dropped the moniker and developed himself as an underground DJ. With the advice of the owner of Strictly Rhythm label, he started his own label known as Subliminal Records. Subliminal Records is one of the leading house labels in the United States right now and has released countless hits. He has toured over the years and played shows all over the United States and Europe including residencies on Ibiza. Erick Morillo is one of the highest paid DJs in the underground house music scene.
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