DJ Elastic

DJ Elastic

BandHip Hop

A soulful blend of hip/hop/jazz/with a touch of funk. Caters more to the ear of underground lovers. Influenced by the likes of Pete Rock, J-Dilla, DJ Spinna, J-Rawls and Supa C(Pittsburgh, PA).

Biography

One of the few DJ's in the Midwest(Indiana, Indianapolis, USA) to use real vynil to rock a show! Born and raised in the Cleveland/Akron, OH(USA) area. Loved and appreciated all types of music from an early age(Epecially Soul and Jazz). Actually started collecting vynil records seriously in 1995 when I met DJ Supa C in Pittsburgh, PA. As a disciple of Supa C, learned the art of crate digging, DJing and producing. Infuenced by the production of Pete Rock, DJ Spinna, J-Dilla, J-Rawls, and other underground producers. Passionate about Jazz, Funk, R&B, Soul, Reggae, Hip Hop(underground), and world music. When I DJ a set, I play original cuts sampled by many producers but not given much radio airplay. James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Curtis Mayfield, Quincy Jones, Ahmad Jamal....Just to name a few. Most leave a DJ Elastic show satisfied with the selection of musical genres and the originality of musical arrangement. Also produced songs for up and comming hip hop acts Sol Villa, Big Black, and Excalibur(Atlanta/Cincinnati/Detroit/Cali connection). Music caters to the open minded individual looking for rare funk, soul, and jazz blended together with the underground hip hop movements. As a producer think J-Dilla Donuts style with a touch of DJ Premier, Pete Rock and J-Rawls. Just a lover of good music, and that comes across during the show!

Discography

Will be releasing Sol Villa(Underground Hip Hop/R&B) compilation in November 2007.

Tuesday Night Sessions(Collaboration with Hip Hop/R&B/Sous Artist, along with DJ Edge of Indianapolis) Feb 2008.

Set List

Djing a Set:
Mos Def, J-Dilla, Mad Lib, Marvin Gaye, Neptunes, James Brown, Micheal Jackson, D'Angelo, Common, Slum Village, Dudley Perkins, Pharoe Monch, Sergio Mendez, Joe Tex, Heatwave, Patrice Rushen, Al Green, Roy Ayers, Bob Marley, Dawn Penn, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Steve Miller Band. Old School Hip Hop(Dougie Fresh, Gangstar, DJ Kool, DJ Spinna, Brand Nubian, Sadat X, Cooklyn Dodgers, Medina Green, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Pharcyde, Soul Sonci Force, Salt N Pepa, Beatnuts, Diamond D, Slick Rick, Eric B and Rakin, The Roots, Special Ed, Biz Markie, etc......) Can rock a set from anywhere from 2 to 3hrs.