Friday, January 13, 2017
Rhythm Roulette | Mr. DJ
Mr. DJ is a producer’s producer. An Atlanta legend, he’s a member of the Dungeon Family and the unsung hero responsible for creating some of Outkast’s greatest tracks. Credited individually for classics like “Elevators,” and “Da Art of Storytellin,'” he eventually linked with Big Boi and Andre 3000, forming like Voltron to make up the production team Earthtone III. Besides Outkast, he’s also produced music for Lenny Kravitz, Bubba Sparxxx, Goodie Mob, Killer Mike and 8Ball & MJG, amongst many others. For this episode of Rhythm Roulette, we stopped by the Atlanta record shop where Mr. DJ selected Michael Jackson’s “Off The Wall,” J Dilla’s “Donuts,” and a Stones Throw compilation “The Buzz.” Two modern day hip hop records is definitely not something he was expecting to cop, out of the norm compared to previous pickings. From there, we headed to the legendary Stankonia Studios to see what he chopped up. The result is something that would make any ATLien proud. Rhythm Roulette | Mr. DJ Subscribe to Mass Appeal here: http://goo.gl/LqG3wZ
Shon Roka (pronounced Shaun Roca) the DJ also known as Shaun Ortega was born on the west-side of Chicago. He started gaining fame as a bboy in 1991 and later became a member of a well known crew called the BRICKHEADZ. He would perform for such artist and events such as The Roots, KRS One, Immortal Technique, Dougie Fresh, Common, Rhymefest, Cypress Hill, Pharoah Monch, Nas, Diddy, Mariah Carey, Taste of Chicago, Lollapolooza, Looptopia, B96 Summer Bash just to name a few. The BRICKHEADZ also won many breakin' competition nationally and internationally. While Shon Roka was being active as a bboy he was working on his craft of being a DJ. DJing for w/ Nike, Jordan, Under Armour, Adidas, Vans, Uprise (Chicago) Skateshop for numerous in-stores, sporting events, galleries and corporate outings. Also Shon Roka is a resident DJ post Covid in Chicago at McGee's, Tantrum, Imbibe and Harbee's. While being a DJ, he has been teaching music production and the Art of Skateboarding through Maggie Daley's After School Matters. Also known as Gallery 37. For more information contact via email.