Rhythm Roulette: DJ Jazzy Jeff

DJ Jazzy Jeff  came up with Back for More by Al Johnson—“classic”—Say No More by rock act Les Dudek, and the 1973 self-titled album by funk act Reuben Howell.
Jazz got the chance to work with a brand new Serato software plug-in called Sample that integrates with Serato’s O.G. production software, Pitch ‘n Time. As the name suggests, Sample allows users to chop samples and manipulate them freely. BPMs can be adjusted to the utmost extreme without any loss of audio quality. A highly intuitive interface allowed Jazz to quickly find, chop, key-shift, and time-stretch samples.

Watch below how the magic came to life, and let us know your thoughts.


DJ Jazzy Jeff & MICK: Summertime Vol. 8

Summer wouldn’t be summer without a annual DJ Jazzy Jeff mixtape.  For seven straight summers the illest DJ to ever touch some turntables has blessed the people with his amazing mixes.  The cookout-ready set is packed with tunes from the likes of JAY-Z, Pharrell, SWV, Heavy D, Barry White and much more.  Stream the mix below and enjoy.


DJ Jazzy Jeff & The PLAYlist “Chasing Goosebumps”

The album was recorded in just 7 days with the entire process documented via Facebook Live.  Some of the world most renowned artists who contributed to the album were The Roots’ James Poyser, TDE’s new artist SiR, Eric Lau Masego, from the group Foreign Exchange Eric Roberson, and of course Dayne Jordan, and many more.

According to DJ Jazzy Jeff:

Chasing Goosebumps exemplifies the sincerity and soul-bearing emotion that only comes from unhindered creativity. Not genre-specific, the album is an eclectic, yet cohesive, mix of soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, pop and samba. From the melodies to the lyrics, Chasing Goosebumps is moving and provocative, tackling topics like social injustice, relationships, love and the music industry. Vocalist Glenn Lewis serves as the perfect vessel for these stories of frustration, anger, hate, inspiration, love and hope. His distinctly familiar voice navigates the range of topics and music styles with effortless delivery.

Chasing Goosebumps is musically as diverse as the artists who brought it to life, The PLAYlist. More than a supergroup, The PLAYlist is a movement that promotes authenticity in music and empowers artists to remain true to their craft. For The PLAYlist, Chasing Goosebumps is reassurance that real, meaningful music is not a lost art. Chasing Goosebumps is not the end of an era. It’s just the beginning

The full list of credits:

DJ Jazzy Jeff (Executive Producer)
Vidal Davis (Producer, Musician, Sound Engineer)
Daniel Crawford (Keys, Producer)
Stro Elliot (Producer, Musician)
Teeko (Producer, Musician)
Kaidi “Agent K” Tatham (Musician, Producer)
Steve McKie (Drummer)
Eric Lau (Producer, Sound Engineer)
Glenn Lewis (Singer, Songwriter)
Eric Roberson (Singer, Songwriter)
Aaron Camper (Singer, Songwriter)
SiR (Singer, Songwriter)
Dre’ Harris (Musician, Producer)
Maimouna Youssef (Singer, Songwriter)
Muhsinah (Singer, Songwriter, Producer)
Carvin Haggins (Songwriter, Producer)
Aaron Draper (Percussion)
Masego (Producer)
Dayne Jordan (Songwriter, MC)
Demien Desandies (Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Producer)
Kenny Wright (Songwriter, Producer, Sound Engineer)
Johnnie “Smurf” Smith (Keys)
Wayne Moore (Bassist)
Montez Roberts (Sound Engineer)
Kelo Saunders (Studio Manager, Sound Engineer)
Ivan Barias (Songwriter, Producer)
Ant Bell (Keys)
Rich Medina (Songwriter, Spoken Word)
James Poyser (Keys, Producer)
Jeff Bradshaw (Trombone)
Rick Tate (Saxophone)
Matt Cappy (Trumpet)
Anthony DeCarlo (Guitar)
Clayton Reilly (Trumpet)
Simon Martinez (Guitar)
Harry Wilson (Songwriter, Musician)
Kevin Hansen (Guitar)


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DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Vinyl Destination: This Is Life

Hello out there in the internet world.  Ive been on this web series for some time now, it just has taking me some time to put it on Something About Nothing (S.A.N.).  This series follows the world famous DJ Jazzy Jeff as he travels the world bringing wonderful music to the masses via the turntables.  I hope you guys enjoy this series as much as I do.  Check out this weeks episode down below.