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Red Bull’s Music Academy and Scratch DJ Academy - SPCL GST at Soundfest 2012
SPCL GST Noun: Veteran DJ, Producer, Teacher, Director with the ability to produce distinctive sounds by moving a vinyl record back and forth on a turntable while optionally manipulating the crossfader on a DJ mixer.
Philadelphia, New York City, Charlotte and his current city Raleigh are places he has held down residencies working independently with Red Bull’s Music Academy and Scratch DJ Academy. SPCLGST is directly affiliated with the National Bboy League and his reputation for hosting BBoy battles throughout North Carolina earned him an invite to play for the 2010 National Bboy League finals in Arizona. He has shared the stage with many talents including Dj Kool Herc, Rob Swift, Jazzy Jeff, ZTrip, Dj Lord, Dj Flash, Little Brother, and Yelawolf to name a few.
SPCL GST explores all genres of music seamlessly blending them with artistic flair and a precise skill set. His educated knowledge of music of all types ensures a set list of ever changing, upbeat, mix-matched genre based entertainment, leaving any crowd’s musical appetite beyond satiated. Some would say that Dj’s play music, those that have had the pleasure to here him would disagree. It is evident when watching and listening to THIS Dj that the music is streaming through his soul to his turntables.
SPCL GST joins 25 other North Carolina DJs to play at this years Soundfest Raleigh 2012 -- Raleigh's FIRST DJ Showcase by the DJ's for the DJ's.
The event will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 4:00 PM at Longbranch. Located just 1/2 mile inside the Raleigh Beltline (I-440) at the Wake Forest Rd. exit, Longbranch is a multi-club entertainment venue in Raleigh NC and has showcased some of the biggest names in the US.
Soundfest started as a vision by Kristen “DJ KStones” Stoneman to put together an event showcasing DJ's. Stoneman states: “In an industry where the "DJ" is such an important part of the nightlife, Soundfest was formed to show homage to our talented NC DJ's in hopes to create unity between genres and the community, and gain respect of our peers.”
Last year in its inaugural event, 15 DJs participated and drew in a crowd of over 300. This years show will feature 26 local DJ's from the Carolina's and is sure to bring in a huge crowd.
Sponsors for the event include: Red Bull, Vitamin Water, Lazyday, DRL Toons, N The Mix Inc., Fourever Proud Apparel and Troy Jacques Jermaine PR and event production.
For tickets to Soundfest 2012 Visit http://www.soundfestraleigh.eventbrite.com for details.