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Saturday, November 6, 2010

100% PURE OL'SKOOL HIP HOP LIVE MIX BY CAMILLE & KONTROL TAGGIN IT UP AT KRUSH GROOVE NIGHTS IN ATL!! ENJOY!


I seriously have to say that this mix right here is one of my new favorites. Ya know, one of those mixes from time to time you just relisten to over and over. Being a NY native, ol skool hip hop is in my blood. To quote diggity Das Efx, this is "THE REAL HIP HOP".... and its great to have djs like Camille and Kontrol bringing us back once in a while to the roots of hip hop music...where it all began. Theres one thing I think about when I hear this mix, and thats the "5 Elements of Hip Hop Music" props to legendary Afrika Bambaataa....1. MCING 2. BREAKDANCING 3. GRAFITI 4. BEATBOXIN and last but definitly not least 5. DJING. All these elements right here played a very significant roll in my life growing up in ny, hence the reason I came up with the name "Dj Elementz" It was the first thing that popped in my head, when trying to come up with a dj name. I looked on my floor and there were tons of BBoy Battle Videos on my floor. I reminiced on taggin bridges with my buddy Josh Fuller, Scribbling on little pieces of paper lyrics and battling with buddies. And even though I never beatboxed, I forever back up the fact that beatboxing is one of the most important elements. Without a dj you have no beat, right?? so props to all the beatboxers out there...Doug E Fresh, Biz Markie, Rahzel!!!But seriously, if you wanna be taken into the greatest ol'skool hip hop time warp of your life...check it out! 2 hours of straight ol'skool hip hop mixed live on Krush Groove nights in beautiful ATL. Dont forget to check out my boy Kontrol at link posted below the mix.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2HR LIVE MIX BY CAMILLE & KONTROL AT KRUSH GROOVE NIGHTS IN ATL!


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Friday, November 5, 2010

New Series: Master of the Mix Searches for the Ultimate DJ


We have top chef, top model and even the top hairdresser, but next month Centric and BET is adding top DJ to the mix with a new series called Master of the Mix.

Each week, DJ's will compete for the title and a cool $250,000 in cash from series sponsor Smirnoff. The show begins on November 3 with a party at a luxury home in the Hollywood Hills, then they head out to The People's Challenge, a vodka tasting event in Las Vegas and on to Miami, Los Angeles, New York and London over the course of eight episodes.

The DJ's will be judged on their technical ability, track selection, originality, and crowd response. Kid Capri and famed record producer Quincy Jones will do the judging along with a weekly special guest including music biz veteran Biz Markie.

The fact that the show is being sponsored by a liquor company is a little out of the ordinary. But David Tapscoot, brand director for Smirnoff says it's a natura.,

"Smirnoff has always been a part of the nightlife culture, encouraging responsible partying for years and since we're working with some of the most influential DJs who control the night, the partnership between the two spaces feels natural to us."

The trouble is, alcohol and reality shows usually go together in a very unpleasant way. Shows like Jersey Shore and Rock of Love make a point of showing drunken contestants getting into fights, having sloppy sexual encounters, and a few more disgusting behaviors that have become commonplace on TV.

It's unlikely that Smirnoff wants to see its product associated with such behaviors. They're going to want to present a show where drinking vodka is trendy and classy. Can they make it work? We'll soon find out.