Live at The Do-Over
Philadelphia, San Francisco United States
Turntablism royalty galore at The Do-Over: Jazzy Jeff and Shortkut go back to back with a classics-laden hip hop set. Live in San Francisco.
After cutting his teeth around Philly's block parties where the competition was ruthless, Jeff Townes aka _(artist-name)Jazzy Jeff_ quickly made a name for himself with his natural flair for cutting and scratching. But it wasn't until he spun at a party on _(artist-name)Will Smith_'s mum's block that Jeff met his comrade in arms and long-standing musical partner. Their debut LP _(album-title)Rock The House_ was mostly made in Jeff's basement, but that still didn't stop their blend of party jams, goofy humour, and adolescent narratives from striking a chord from Philly to Jersey to DC and New York. It didn't prepare the duo for what was to follow however, as their second LP _(album-title)He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper_ scooped them a Grammy Award, before nationwide fame arrived with their TV comedy show 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air'. He went on to create the production company A Touch Of Jazz, and helped a raft of Philly musicians achieve critical and commercial acclaim, among them _(artist-name)James Poyser_, _(artist-name)Musiq Soulchild_, _(artist-name)Vikter Duplaix_, and _(artist-name)Jill Scott_. From working with greats like _(artist-name)Roy Ayers_, _(artist-name)Questlove_, or _(artist-name)Mac Miller_, Jeff's creative energy and boundless enthusiasm is infectious. Just like his Philly partner Jeff, _(artist-name)DJ Shortkut_ has been making major contributions to the world of turntablism for more than twenty-five years. In fact, he’s probably the only DJ in history to claim membership in three of the most influential and long-lasting DJ crews ever: Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Beat Junkies and Triple Threat DJs. Besides his indisputable skills in all competitive aspects of his craft, his often marathon-like sets never forget what’s most important: Do not leave the crowd without a strong beat to step to.