J Rocc (Beat Junkies/Stones Throw)

Focal Point Presents Pass The Peas featuring

J Rocc (Beat Junkies/Stones Throw)

Deejay Saurus (Fader Moves), DJ Platurn (45 Sessions), Chungtech, DJ Smokestack

Sunday 4/07

3:00 pm (event ends at 8:00 pm)

The New Parish

Oakland, CA

$10.00

This event is 18 and over

The Rock Steady / Courtyard Daytime Party

J Rocc (Beat Junkies/Stones Throw)
J Rocc (Beat Junkies/Stones Throw)
One of the original turntablists, J. Rocc founded the Beat Junkies in 1992 with Melo-D and Rhettmatic, but has done just as much on his own as in a group setting. He began DJing in the mid-'80s with a California group named PSK. Soon after forming, the Beat Junkies became a seminal force in the rise of instrumental hip-hop, including core member Babu plus future stars Shortkut and D-Styles.

In addition to numerous mixtapes and his own production for Stones Throw releases, J. Rocc has been the DJ for Madlib's live shows since the early 2000's, was the 3rd member of Jaylib (Madlib & J Dilla) during the group's live events, and collaborated with Madlib on Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to J Dilla.

J. Rocc is currently working on a solo album for Stones Throw.
Deejay Saurus (Fader Moves)
Deejay Saurus (Fader Moves)
Deejay Saurus is an Oakland based DJ, Producer and Engineer who has toured the world and worked with various Hip Hop acts and live bands, but can be found last Satudays in SF at Laszlo, where he hosts the Champion Sound party with fellow funkateer, Max Kane of 4ONEFUNK. If not exploring his passion for record digging and the archeology involved collecting vinyl, The Prehistoric B-Boy can be found teaching Youth Digital Sound Arts and Turntablism classes throughout the Bay area.
DJ Platurn (45 Sessions)
DJ Platurn (45 Sessions)
If you don’t know, you’d better ask somebody: DJ Platurn lives music. An 18 year veteran of the DJ game, his career has seen him rock parties worldwide including engagements throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, Canada, South America, Scandinavia, and countless venues in his home base of Northern California. He is a DJ adamant on sharing the world’s music with the music lovers within, a mission he’s proudly been succeeding at since he first threw down as a teenager.

The 80‘s and 90’s brought him to Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop brought him to the samples, the samples brought him to love and appreciation, and he brings all of these to the table when he steps behind the decks. His selection skills and ability to turn any venue into a “OOOOHHH SNAP!” fest have earned him a devoted following with those who share his passions for the art form of spinning and great music. He’s bringing it to the people because he knows they deserve it.

In 2013 DJ Platurn will leave no party unrocked. You’ll want to be there to see it.
Chungtech
Chungtech
Chungtech is a So-Cal born and Oakland based DJ can be regularly found throughout the Bay Area sharing her love for all things funky with the Sweaterfunk & Skratchpad fams. In addition to searching for the perfect beat, she can be found getting nerdy on the screenprinting tip, and has a weakness for anything on Rappers Rapp Disco Co. or Saturn Records.
DJ Smokestack
DJ Smokestack is an Oakland based B-boy, DJ, and avid Funk connoisseur. Along with crews Forever We Rock & Horsepower, Smokestack represents a rich tradition of b-boying fundamentals in Northern California. Smokestack also reps La Pelanga, currently holding down the 4th Sundays at La Pena. In addition to their contributions to their culture an community, Chungtech and Smokestack are part of the collective that host the Accepted Eclectic weekly radio show on Alldayplay.fm Mondays from 6-7PM.
Venue Information:
The New Parish
579 18th St
Oakland, CA, 94612
http://www.thenewparish.com/