Billy Freekin Dee. In the beginning… there were turntables on a hardwood floor. DJ'ing for the first six months was done on the ground with a case of beer. Eventually he got a table a mpc and better. With this betterness he was able to release 2 mixtapes, produce 4 full length albums, win 2 DMC's and play hundreds of shows. He is now combining all of these experiences together to create one performance that you can dance to or sit back and enjoy. or hate.
Listening to the hey-days of hip hop while growing up in Chicago, Jeffery Logan, better known today as Jel, adored the pioneers of his youth. Now living in Berkeley with the same SP-1200 beatmachine he started out with, Jel is making some of the grooviest electronic cuts around. Piling smooth rhymes over his unique beats, Jel has collaborated with the likes of Mike Patton and Sage Francis, contributed to several different projects, and drops considerable amounts of knowledge on today's generation.
The duo of Cole "Seez Mics" Policy and Jason "t.E.C.K!" Fields are not actually from Washington DC or Baltimore - they call College Park, Maryland home - but their reputation as arguably the best hip-hop duo to come from the greater metropolitan area betwixt Baltimore and DC has been growing steadily since they first came together in 1999. Already under their belt are two LPs, Aisle 2 having garnered the most acclaim and getting them them lots of attention
"Void Pedal combines a time-honored hip hop approach of sampling drum breaks with well structured layers of accessible analog synthesizer riffs to create genre defying sound on his full length debut Omni Color. The first single is "Looking Glass," which follows Chicago traditions in the hip hop department, turn the drums way up and make'em snap, and breaks left with squeaky clean synth lines to give it a new bounce." - Impose Magazine