Monster Energy and 9910 are proud to present…
7" of pleasure tour!
featuring all vinyl sets by
DJ Scratch was introduced to EPMD by Jam Master Jay at the Run's House Tour after DJ K LA Boss left EPMD. Impressed by his skills, the two designated DJ Scratch as their official D.J. by their second album Unfinished Business in 1989. His presence was felt with his powerful cutting and scratching techniques that are heard on various tracks. Aside from scratching, on Business As Usual, he produced the track «Funky Piano», «Rampage» and in 1991 worked on a remix for «I'm Mad» off the «Rampage» 12" single.
In 1992 Scratch produced «Scratch Bring It Back, Pt. 2 (Mic Doc)» and briefly worked with DJ Magic Mike after EPMD broke up. Soon Scratch made a name for himself as a producer for Busta Rhymes and the Flipmode Squad off Busta's debut album in 1996. By 2003 DJ Scratch became a well distinguished and revered hip-hop producer after working with 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, DMX, The Roots, Q-Tip and other notable acts.
Scratch was the Resident DJ for three nationally aired TV Shows; Hip Hop Hold Em', Fox 5's Uptown Comedy Club and B.E.T.'s Rap City, The Basement. Scratch's film credits include Juice, The Original 50 Cent, Backstage, Fly By Night, Rhyme & Reason and Spike Lee's controversial film Bamboozled. In addition, Coca-Cola commissioned Scratch to produce & feature in their first DJ commercial, «3 DJs».
In 2016, DJ Scratch helped fill in for A Tribe Called Quest's DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad on their final album We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service due to Ali producing the soundtrack for the Luke Cage TV series with Adrian Younge at the time.
Music is Illo’s life — Its almost as if he had no choice. Drawn to the bass guitar at an early age, he eventually graduated to keyboards and piano and discovering turntables at the age of 14. Years later he has easily become one of the top Djs in Canada. He is part of the 2 most established Dj crews in the country — The Eh! Team & The Stylusts — and brings a uniquely Canadian party-rocking experience to every show he plays. Well known for his original remixes and finesse when conceptualizing mixes, his skills have brought him to the best clubs in the world, and covered by the best blogs on the internet. Come see why Dj Illo has been added to every parties Eh list!!!
Before technology brought the art of DJing to the masses, DJs were an elite group who had the dedication and determination to master it’s technical intricacies, and the skills and style to grab the world's attention before the days of YouTube, SoundCloud and even the Internet. DJ Pump is one of the lasting members of that group, and for over 20 years has been bringing his unique brand of party-rocking to lucky audiences around the globe.
Though he first gained notoriety as one of Canada’s top turntablists, grabbing both the DMC and ITF national crowns and other top DJ awards, Pump has since continued to prove that he’s about more than just impressive tricks. In fact, he effortlessly balances all of the qualities that make a world-class DJ: he’ll empower you to discover new music while helping you to remember the old, playing even the most classic joints in ways you’ve never heard before; he’ll seamlessly blend genres from hip-hop to funk, trap to soul, and disco to house in one evening without ever skipping a beat; and he’ll do it all with the same unmatched flair that has earned him the respect of his peers around the world as one of the best in the game and one of Canada’s DJ crown jewels.
Over the years, Pump has shared the stage with the likes of A-Trak, Diplo, DJ AM, Grandtheft, Keys N Krates, J Rocc, Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Public Enemy and Snoop Dogg, among others. When he’s not keeping dance floors moving behind the decks, he is also an accomplished producer, known especially in the DJ community for his edits and remixes that bring some of that unmistakeable DJ Pump flavour to any set.
In a world where the DJ has become a dime a dozen, Pump is as real as it gets. Whether rocking the world’s biggest clubs or its most intimate hidden gems, his sets are an experience that you won't forget.
with DJ Echo & DJ ACiD WaSH