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Name: Jazzy Jeff
Music Style: Hip-Hop
Outlar-Listed Events: 3
Outlar Cross-references: Grandmaster Flash, "Little" Louie Vega, Kenny Dope Gonzalez, Dj Cash Money, The Revenge, Sarah Sweeney, Rennie Pilgrem, The Nextmen, Loz, Dj Spinbad, Benji B, D-Bridge, Paul McGuire, Dr Bob Jones, A-Trak, 6th Borough Project
Jazzy Jeff Intro:
Townes is one of Philadelphia's best-kept secrets. Maybe he's best known as the onetime partner to rapper-turned-superstar-actor Will "The Fresh Prince" Smith. Whether working homespun magic on mega-hits like "Parents Just Don't Understand," Smith's TV series and even a production credit on Smith's current Big Willie Style, Jazzy Jeff
personifies suburban homeboy cool - a musical style that's funky and chilled. But what's often overlooked about Jeff is that he was one of rap's most influential spinners from waaay back; a DJ quicker than lightning who could scratch that itch, find a sonically pure (but sweetly reminiscent) moment and knock the bottom out of a breakbeat quicker than you could say "Grandmaster Flash
at the wheels of steel." When not spinning in the land of the good groove - at hip-hop locales like Smoke and the blue horizon of Fluid - Townes has been seen and heard in the company of "Little" "Little" Louie Vega
and Kenny Dope Gonzalez
, the two DJ/artist/producers known as Masters At Work. The three spinners recently collaborated on Vega & Gonzales' Nuyorican Soul epic - easily one of last year's best records. At his B-day bash look for the New York dynamic duo to give a li'l sumpin back to Philly's own master jammer.
DJ Jazzy Jeff
, formerly of Jazzy Jeff
and the Fresh Prince, from Philly, was one of the best scratchers and turntable artists of his day. He is widely regarded as the inventor of the 'transformer' scratch, but it is reported from very reliable sources that someone else created the transformer, Dj Cash Money
named it, and Jazzy Jeff
was the first DJ to put it on wax. Jazzy Jeff
created the chirp scratch, which can be found on the "magnificent Jazzy Jeff
" and "getting jiggy wit it." Jazzy Jeff
should also be remembered as the first corporately sponsored dj and designer of the first mixer to be made specifically for the scratch dj, the modern classic, Gemini 2200, or the Jazzy Jeff
Past Jazzy Jeff Events ( 1 Listed )
Saturday 27th August 2005 (8 Years Ago) - Creamfields 2005|
Basement Jaxx, Faithless, Audio Bullys, Cagedbaby, Richie Hawtin, Yousef, Jazzy Jeff, Roni Size, Andy C, Felix Da Housecat, Jon Carter, Justin Robertson, Touché, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk,...
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