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  • Interview With DJ Nu-Mark

    As a veteran in the west coast underground scene, taste maker DJ and a member of the beloved hip hop group Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark needs very little introduction amongst those in the know. His DJ "toy sets" are a thing of legend in the community and he continues to push the boundaries of live performance. We recently caught up with Uncle Nu about his development as a DJ and life on the road. Enjoy      What was growing up in LA like? What part of the city are you from?    I grew up in North Hollywood, CA....

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  • DJ Personify | Welcome To New Orleans Mix

    Welcome to New Orleans, a mix by DJ Personify, is the first in a new series of DJ mixes curated by Tucker & Bloom. Focusing on regional music, each mix will feature a DJ and record collector who specializes in the musical history of their town.       Welcome to New Orleans: A tribute to New Orleans Funk and Soul is the work of New Orleans native, DJ Personify. Raised in the Crescent City, the die-hard Hip-Hop fan learned early on that many of the samples he discovered originated in New Orleans. He soon became infatuated with the Funk and Soul...

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  • Ask A Flight Attendant | Noel Dunlap

    Last week as I was sitting window side in the exit row on a flight to Philadelphia I witnessed a seasoned flight attendant in a tough situation. The woman sitting in the isle seat my row had someone lift her bag into the overhead and mentioned she appreciated the help because she has "trouble lifting things after having shoulder surgery". The flight attendant, over hearing this, came over and asked the woman if she would change seats because sitting in the exit row required the ability to lift heavy objects. The woman objected profusely and essentially refused to move. This...

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  • Interview With DJ and Producer Doc Delay | Piecelock 70 Records |

    These days the concept of "paid dues" in the DJ world is a fading dream. The DJ forefathers' guides and knowledge were never written down, leaving the new and old generations with a jumbled mess, and a lack of mutual understanding. None of this is particularly important in an age where soon you will be able to tune into a packed club in Ibiza from your living room, and sampling from YouTube videos is practically the norm. It is worth noting that at one point not long ago there were rules surrounding this art and hidden knowledge was paramount to...

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  • 10 Things Turntable DJs Should Pack For Every Gig

    There is nothing worse than showing up to a DJ gig unprepared. Bringing the right cables, backups, and equipment with you is vital to a proper performance and important for piece of mind. Full disclosure here, this isn't a list for mobile DJ gigs ( the ones where you are required to bring a full speaker set up and mobile rig). This list isn't designed for strictly vinyl sets, although a lot of the content crosses over. As a matter of fact this isn't designed to be the end all be all of lists! It is designed to extend beyond...

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