Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Record Day | Vinyl Destination
DJ Jazzy Jeff and crew set out for another European journey. Before the adventures begins, DJ Jazzy Jeff must keep a 3 pointer tradition going, extending their departure time. Upon arriving in Manchester, the waiting game gets tense while the guys are stuck at the train station without a ride to the hotel. Steve gives some insight to keeping the group one happy family. Before a stop in Charleroi, Belgium the crew celebrates Record Store Day in Manchester where DJ Jazzy Jeff takes to the streets for some digging. A few finds and a quick trip to Belgium bring them right back to the UK for a show the legendary DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’ 9”, aka Prhyme. After 15 years away from playing vinyl records, the show ends with a 45 set from DJ Jazzy Jeff.
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.