from Victoria BC
Instruments: Turntables details
Contact DetailsDegree One
I'm Degree One... DJ, Promoter(Hip Hop Concerts, Clubnights, Events and Records) and Graphic Designer. I've tried to be an integral part of the cultivation of the Victoria hip hop scene for the past 18 years.
Starting off as an MC for Victoria's first recognized Hip Hop Group Sound Advice, I then branched out into other areas of the hip hop scene and started my radio career on air at CFUV 101.9 FM hosting Spittin' Rhymes hip hop mixshow in 1992. I was on-Air at CFUV with various shows for nearly 10 years!! I then hosted The Clock Radio Show; Victorias first hip hop radio show on Commercial Radio, Friday nights from 12mid. 2am on CFEX Extreme 107.3 FM for one year from 2001 - 2002 until the station unfortunately decided to flip it's format and get rid of it's specialty shows.
As the Victorias foremost hip hop concert promoter I've been responsible for bringing to the city such artists as....
Jurassic 5, Jedi Mind Tricks, Snoop Dogg, 2 Live Crew, Swollen Members, The Pharcyde, Ice Cube, M.O.P.,
Digital Underground, Talib Kweli, Moka Only, Digable Planets, Rihanna, Ice T, Mr. Lif,
De La Soul, DJ Honda, Abstract Rude, Del the Funkee Homosapien, Cage,
Aceyalone, Mix Master Mike, Jeru the Damaja, DJ Craze, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Rahzel, Roc Raida, Fat Lip, Blackalicious, Defari, Kool Keith, Mood Ruff, The Coup,
Hieroglyphics, Dres of the Blacksheep, Living Legends, Black Eyed Peas, DL Incognito, Afu-Ra, Afrika Bambaataa,
Maestro Fresh Wes, Casual, Funkdoobiest, DJ Jam, Planet Asia, The Rascalz, Daz and Kurupt, Tha Alkaholiks, Wordsworth, WC, Mike Relm, Choclair, Ray Keith, Soul Slinger, K-OS, Babu, Kardinal Offishall, DJ A-Trak, Lateef, The Visionaries, Rifleman, Zion I, Rhettmatic, Riddlore?, Jully Black, Masta Ace, The Micronauts, Funkdoobiest, DJ Z-Trip,
DJ Food, The Herbaliser, Busdriver, Saukrates, DJ A.Vee, Birdapres, Scratch, Foreign Legion, Lexicon, Young Buck, DJ Drez, Mr, Complex, DJ Whoo Kid, Ugly Duckling, Buck 65, DJ Vadim, The Arsonists, Classified, Defari, Kid Koala & The Bullfrog Band, The Caribbean Super Stars Steel Band, Checkmate, El Fudge, KutMasta Kurt, DJ Cash Money, K'Nann, The Beatnuts, Black Attack, Baby Blue Soundcrew, Peanut Butter Wolf, Soul Survivors, Souls of Mischief, Jah Orah and MORE....
As well as concerts I have been involved in the creation and promotion of, as well as DJ'd at Victoria's hottest hip hop clubnights such as...
The Blueprint(96 -97), Elevation(97), The Connection(97-2000), Dyn-O-Mite Wednesdays(99-00), Thurs. - Sat.(at Diesel 00-01), Thurs. - Sat.(at Diablos 02-03), Caramel Fridays(04-06), >>remedy tuesdays(04-05), Dirty Dirty Thursdays(05) Supreme Saturdays at Sugar Nightclub (06) and Champion Sound at Upstairs Cabaret (06).
I ran street promotions for BMG Music Canada on Vancouver Island from 96 2000 and continues to do street and club promotional work for BMG, Universal, Virgin-EMI and Sony. I also introduced Vancouver Island to the Worlds foremost DJ contest, The Technics/DMC DJ Mixing Contest for the first time in 1998 which has since has become a highly anticipated yearly event.