Thursday, July 25th - $10
DJ SWAMP (Beck's tour dj / 1996 USA DMC Champion)
DJ Skwid (mix tape dj from Stockton, CA.)
DJ Ill Media (Psychokinetics)
DJ Enki (Citizenz)
Master Mixer Joe Quixx
DJ Swamp is known for his turntablist antics including breakbeats, scratching, juggling, and destroying LPs and vinyl without ever losing the beat. As a solo artist, and DJ, Swamp, who recently issued his debut hip-hop disc, Never Is Now, is even more dynamic. In concert he's been known to cut himself with shards of shattered vinyl records, scratch a diamond-tipped phonograph needle across his tongue and blow fire. Onstage, huddled between a pair of turntables, his unkempt long hair, black polished fingernails and aggressive antics make Swamp look more like a death metal dude than a DJ. "Being sinister is kind of the common thread to everything I do," he said. "There's a lot of different styles, but it's all about the creepy music and the phat beats. I'm probably the hip-hop equivalent to Rob Zombie." Swamp has recorded on studio tracks with Beck, Kid Rock, Crystal Method, Morcheeba, The Dandy Worhals, Devo, Save Ferris, The Dust Bros, Kool Keith, Weird Al Yankovic and has remixed songs for the Beastie Boys, Rob Zombie, Fantastic Plastic Machine and Papa Roach to name a few. But Swamp is best known for his stint as Beck's tour DJ from 1996-2000. Swamp performs with L.A.'s Ill Media (Psychokinetics), Stockton's mix tape king DJ Skwid, Berkeley's DJ Enki (Citizenz) and former Wake Up Show dj Joe Quixx at Bomb Hip-Hop's weekly The Real Deal at Storyville. 21+. 10p-2a, $10
Thursday, August 1st - $10
AZEEM (Craft Classic / Garage Opera)
MORGANICS (all the way from Australia)
Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist
Jeff da Big Man
Azeem is well known up and down the West Coast for his stint in Spearhead as well as his solo debut album Craft Classic (Stray) and his EP Garage Opera (Heratik). This Bay Area master craftsman spits lyrical gems on his hit song "Rubber Glue", Azeem's hilarious vocals are perfectly suited for DJ Zeph's funky horn laced beats. "Rubber Glue" was released on Azeem's full length album Craft Classic and the song reached #2 on CMJ rap chart. Azeem performs with Marc Stretch of Foreign Legion acting at his dj. Also making a special appearance from Australia is ex MetaBass'n'Breath MC Morganics. MetaBass ('95 - 2000) were voted Best Hip Hop Act at the Dance Music Awards '99, toured Australia numerous times and twice toured the US performing with artists like RUN DMC, Mos Def, Ozomatli and Spearhead. They had a number of releases in Australia and two in the US through Bomb Hip-Hop including their last one The Life and Times of A Beatboxer. Morganics will perform his unique brand of rap and beatboxing, showcasing songs from his new LP Invisible Forces. Spinning this night will be Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist (True Skool), DJ Seven, Cinnamon Underpants and Jeff da Big Man. 21+. 10p-2a, $10
Thursday, August 8th - $10 before 11pm / $15 after
GRANDWIZZARD THEODORE (NY - the inventor of scratching)
DJ Quest (Space Travelers/Live Human)
Marc Stretch (Foreign Legion)
plus the Skratch Attack DJs featuring dj's
Pone, Platurn, Teeko, Stoic, Munkifunk, Billy Jam
GrandWizzard Theodore, by all accounts, invented the idea of scratching a record by moving it back and forth in 1975 and consequently kick starting the ever-growing global turntablist movement. In the late '70s, he was a DJ with the L Brothers (along with his brother Mean Gene who played with Grand Master Flash). He then started the Fantastic Five (a.k.a. Fantastic Freaks) a crew who figures large in the history of "old-school" hip-hop. Theodore also created the musical score for the ground-breaking 1982 film "Wild Style", clips of which are featured in the documentary SCRATCH (Palm Pictures) which comes out on DVD Aug. 13th. The low-budget dramatic film Wild Style, directed by Charlie Ahearn, features everyone from The Cold Crush Brothers, Fantastic Five, Busy Bee, Grand Master Flash and a host of influential graffiti writers and hip-hop dancers, is regarded as the most accurate portrayal of early hip-hop in existence.
In the summer of 1975, Theodore, at the age of 13, unintentionally invented the scratch. "I used to come home from school everyday and play records. This one particular day, my mother banged on the door yelling at me because the music was too loud. When she walked in, I still had my hand on the record that was playing and I kind of moved it back and forth. When she left, I was like 'Yo! That sounded kind of cool. I better experiment with that!'" His initiative to take this accident and recognize it as a means of making original music was pure creative innovation. "I always wanted to be different from other DJs. I kept perfecting my idea so that when I did it in front of an audience it would sound dope."
The GrandWizzard continues to rock parties internationally, judge DJ battles and teach DJ master classes. He was inducted into the DMC Technics DJ Hall of Fame (1998) and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Turntablists Federation (ITF). GrandWizzard Theodore served as an esteemed panelist at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's "Hip Hop: A Cultural Expression" Conference (1999) and when the exhibit traveled to the Brooklyn Museum of Art (2000), he taught a phenomenal DJ Master Class, with DJ Perseus. GrandWizzard Theodore brings his old school party rocking style to San Francisco August 8th at Storyville.
Veteran Bay Area DJ Quest who is known for his solo work and his membership of both the Bullet Proof Space Travelers and Live Human also appears at Storyville on this night. What makes Quest unique is his versatile and often unusual approach to turntable manipulation. "I like to do scratches that don't sound like scratches," he says. Without a doubt DJ Quest, who is featured in the new Doug Pray directed documentary Scratch, is one of today's most talented and versatile turntable artists and one who will be around for many years to come. Also slated to spin - Marc Stretch from Foreign Legion and the Skratch Attack DJ's (Pone, Platurn, Teeko, Stoic, Munkifunk, Billy Jam). 21+. 10p-2a, $10
Thursday, August 15th - $10
CYBRID (live electro band)
DJ EFX and 2 FRESH (live on 4 turntables)
Raw B (KUSF)
Kevvy Kev (KZSU)
More Info Coming Soon...
Promoted by David Paul from the Infamous Bomb Magazine/Parties/Website