Stones Throw representative J Rocc will be flying in from the States to bless us with a two hour set selecting a mixed bag from his extensive and eclectic record collection on Sunday bank holiday.
Sunday 25th August 2013
Doors: 11:00PM – 4:00AM
Price: Early Bird £8, Advanced £10, Door £12
One of the original turntablists, J. Rocc founded the Beat Junkies in 1992 with Melo-D and Rhettmatic, but has done just as much on his own as in a group setting. He began DJing in the mid-’80s with a California group named PSK. Soon after forming, the Beat Junkies became a seminal force in the rise of instrumental hip-hop, including core member Babu plus future stars Shortkut and D-Styles.
In addition to numerous mixtapes and his own production for Stones Throw releases, J. Rocc has been the DJ for Madlib’s live shows, was a member of Jaylib (Madlib & J Dilla) during the group’s live events, and collaborated with Madlib on Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to J Dilla.
J Rocc has had releases on Stones Throw, Now Again, Sound Junkies, as well as doing mixes for the likes of FACT Magazine and a Thank You Jay Dee CD series, amongst many others.
P Nuts – With past Beat Bar appearances supporting acts such as DJ Premier, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio, and Jeru The Damaja, P-Nuts returns to the Leeds finest venue to warm up for the one and only J-Rocc. Known for his turntablist tricks and tight mixing P-Nuts creates his own signature sound laden with heavy use of loops and the creation of live mash ups. This time round we will be treated to an eclectic set of Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Jazz, House, Reggae and more, all expertly scratched and mixed by the man himself.