Dj Disk

Dj Disk

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Biography

Dj Disk was born and raised in San Francisco, and this is where his musical quest began. The year was 1977 when Disk was inspired after seeing the movie Star Wars, and by listening to Kraftwerk on the radio for the first time. At the age of 8 he began a conquest like no other skratch dj in music history. By the age of 11 he began spinning at local venues and competing in dj battles. Disk spread scratching like a virus all over San Francisco throughout the 1980s. Then in 1990 Disk met another local pioneer; Dj Qbert and together they would forever change the art of djing. In 1993 Dj Disk joined the rock steady djs crew along Djs Qbert, Apollo, and Mix Master Mike. This crew soon became the world famous Invisbl Skratch Piklz. From this point on Dj Disk would make history, and become one the greatest and most influential djs of all time. In 1996 he decided to leave the group in order to explore other genres, and introduce the world to the art of turntablism. Dj Disk would go a different route by collaborating with various musicians outside his genre. He would go on to collaborate with legends such as TOSHINORI KONDO, HERBIE HANCOCK, BILL LASWELL, BUCKETHEAD, LES CLAYPOOL, JACK DE JEANETTE, ZAKIR HUSSAIN, ULSTED SULTAN KAUHN, and PRIMUS. He has also played with such artists as FLAVA FLAV, LYRICS BORN, PRIMUS, RANCID, TERRY LYNE CARRINGTON, DJ KRUSH, MIKE PATTON, SERGE, CINDY BLACKMAN, TIM ALEXANDR, BRIAN BLADE, and KARSH KALE. Dj Disk is involved in more than 70 recordings, and more than 30 DVD concerts. He is also a member of Bill Laswell super groups; Tabla Beat Science, Praxis, Material, and Charged. Dj Disk is responsible for coining the term "TURNTABLIST", as he is the first turntablist in dj history. Now the phrase turntablist is a universal term used all over the world. He is also responsible for creating the "Orbit" skratch among others that Djs teach and perform today. Dj Disk is the first dj/turntablist to have and perform with his own band. Disk continues to tour and record throughout the world and will continue until eternity to skratch the surface of the earth!

Discography

Albums:
ANCIENT TERMITES - PhonosycographDISK (DJ Disk)
Released September 1998

LIVE@SLIMS- PhonosycographDISK
Released December-1998

EL STEW
Released 1999

RIMUS
Released 1999 Interscope Records

TABLA BEAT SCIENCE Live @ Stern Grove
Released 2001

RANCID out come the wolves
Released 1999

HERBIE HANCOCK Future 2 Future
Released 2001 Sony Music

Compilations:
BOMB HIP HOP 1995
SHIGGAR FRAGGAR SHOW VOL. 1-5

AXIOM ALTERED BEATS 1997

Peeping Tom 2007

*MORE UPON REQUEST

Set List

A Dj Disk set would typically be one hour long. The set would consist of Dj Disk and his band playing a mixture of hip hop, rock, and electro and turntablism at it's finest.