Monday, January 5, 2015
AlphaTrion (RftA/WMD) | South Got Something To Say
A b-boy mix featuring new and old funk, all stuff I've been playing at battles for years. If you've ever asked me about a track, chances are it's on here. Part of a DJ’s job is education, expose people to new music. To that end, I’ve provided a tracklist for everything I played in the mix, if you download it. However, rather than providing just the artist and title so you can plug it in YouTube, I’ve only provided hints. It could be the name of a Label, a studio, an engineer, a musician, re-editor, a place...you get the idea. You’ll have to do some googling. For newer artists I’ve made it pretty easy so you can get to their website or their label’s within probably one search, other stuff is gonna take some digging. Along the way, hopefully you'll learn a lot more about the music of this culture than just a new url to bookmark. Thanks for your support. Providing the mix for free, but if you dig it and want to support, there's a donate link above. Artwork by A. Altenderfer (adamaltenderfer.com) Enjoy, -AlphaTrion
Labels: AlphaTrion, Bboy, BGirl, BHZLife, BHZLife BLOG, Breaks, Brickheadz, DJ, Funk, Mix, Music, Shon Roka, Soul, SoundCloud, South Got Something To Say
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.