2013 Atlantic City DJ Expo - DJ Premier
In case you've been living under a rock and don't know who DJ Premier is, then check the press release below and do lots of google searches to get you familiar! See you guys at the DJ Expo!
HIP-HOP LEGEND DJ PREMIER HEADLINES FOR STANTON AT DJ EXPO 2013
Additional Featured Performers Include Biz Markie, DJ Miss Joy, and DJ Serafin
Stanton® DJ, a part of the Gibson® Pro Audio Division, is once again bringing the future of DJ gear and talent to DJ Expo 2013 in Atlantic City, NJ, August 13-15. Three-time Grammy Award winner, hip-hop legend, and Stanton headliner DJ Premier will kick off this year’s stellar roster of events on Tuesday, August 13 at 3:30 p.m. by spinning on Stanton’s STR8.150 Turntables at booth #500. There will be additional appearances throughout the show by leading Stanton artists Biz Markie, DJ Miss Joy and DJ Serafin showcasing the unique SCS4.DJ USB Mixstation.
DJ Premier, part of the seminal hip-hop duo Gang Starr, has lent his signature style—which seamlessly melds jazz, funk and soul samples—to some of music’s biggest stars, including Jay-Z, Christina Aguilera, Kanye West, Janet Jackson, The Notorious B.I.G, KRS-One and Rakim. The owner of Year Round Records and producer of over 100 tracks, DJ Premier’s recent projects include Year Round Records’ artist NYGz’s Hustlaz Union: Local NYG and The Game’s Jesus Piece. Upcoming projects include a full album for the rapper Nas.
Like DJ Premier, Stanton’s STR8.150 delivers the kind of classic sound that spawned the hip-hop generation. Featuring a skip-proof straight tone arm, industry-leading torque motor and ultra-stable platter, key correction, reverse capabilities, S/PDIF digital out and 50 percent pitch adjustment, the crowning touch is a super-durable base that minimizes feedback.
Famed New York beat-boxer, producer and hip-hop artist Biz Markie; along with DJ Miss Joy resident DJ for the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas; and DJ Serafin, one of the top 10 remixers of all time, who’s worked with Livvi Frank, Jordin Sparks and Britney Spears, will all be working their magic with the innovative SCS4.DJ USB Mixstation. Leave your laptop at home: the SCS4.DJ’s heavy-duty internal processing power, coupled with a high-resolution color display, means that DJs from hip-hop to hardcore can simply plug in a storage device and start mixing using the built-in decks, mixer and effects—no computer required.
Stop by Booth #500 to try out some truly hot DJ gear for yourself, then check out the full schedule of Stanton DJ events and performances. Find out more at http://stantondj.com, and follow the company live on Facebook, www.facebook.com/StantonDJ and Twitter, @StantonDJ4LF.
DJ Premier Set for Keynote Q&A, Plus Performance at DJ Expo
Atlantic City, N.J. - One of popular music’s most legendary DJ/producers is scheduled to make an exclusive appearance at DJ Expo this summer.
At 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 13, hip-hop legend DJ PREMIER will do a one-hour “Keynote Q&A” in the Trump Taj Mahal’s Diamond Room D, where he’ll be interviewed by DJ Times Editor Jim Tremayne. In this Stanton DJ-sponsored session, Premier will discuss his amazing career, his DJ beginnings and musical inspirations-plus he’ll take questions and offer valuable advice to aspiring hitmakers in the Expo audience.
Immediately afterward, Premier will perform a DJ set and do a proper meet-and-greet at the Stanton DJ booth in the DJ Expo’s exhibit hall (at 3:30 pm). Be there to witness the magic from one of the most influential DJs to ever hit the decks or create a record-the one and only, DJ Premier.
DJ Expo-presented by DJ Times and Testa Communications-will run August 12-15 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. The Expo will offer three days of exhibits, four days of educational seminars/workshops, and three nights of sponsored parties and events, like ADJ’s Pizzafest (with DJ Kool) and Promo Only’s annual Summer Sessions party.
Since 1990, the influential producer behind Gang Starr has created a slew of hits for a wide range of artists-from rap icons like Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G. and Nas to pop/urban acts like Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys and Cee-Lo. As an upcoming DJ in Texas, Premier (aka Christopher Edward Martin) was deeply influenced by New York genre pioneers like Marley Marl and he eventually moved to Brooklyn to begin his long and successful professional career.
DJ Premier’s own label, Year Round Records, sports a roster that includes New York group NYGz and Houston-based rapper Khaleel. Also, DJ Premier hosts a weekly two-hour show,Live From HeadQCourterz, on SiriusXM Radio’s Hip-Hop Nation on Fridays.
DJ Times and Stanton DJ are thrilled to have the great DJ Premier at DJ Expo.