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DJ June New York Club Chart ニューヨーク・クラブチャート– February 25, 2014

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1             Foreigners – Fabolous feat. Meek Mill & Mike Davis

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いきなり始まりがあの有名なIsrael音楽のコーラスをそのままサンプリングしたのから始まる強烈なインパクトのある曲。(Eric B & Rakim のPaid In Full、Public Enemyの”Can’t Truss It”にも使われてた あのOfra Hazaの曲) それに続くビートはFat Joe のMy Lifestyleをそのまま(厳密にはStatic Timeという曲ですが)使ってしまっています。最初のイントロと噛み合ってるのかどうも分からないけど、とりあえず最初に聞いた時のインパクトは大です。でも、全てをオートチューンを使ったことによってぶち壊したような、残念です。

フィーチャーされているラッパーMeek Mill はPhilly出身。アトランティック・シティーからも近いので、私が週末DJをしている ACのパーティーではMeek Mill の曲を頻繁にリクエストされます。

Opening up with Israeli musician Ofra Haza’s powerful “Im Nin Alu,”(also sampled by Eric B & Rakim’s “Paid In Full” and Public Enemy’s Can’t Truss It”)  “Foreigners” sifts into the samples of Fat Joe’s “My Lifestyle” (the original was called “Static Time.”) It has a strong impact at the beginning but I don’t think this flows. Using Auto-tune for the entire track seems to have ruined the effect as well

People request a lot of Meek Mills songs at Province Club in Atlantic City where I dj every weekend as he is from Philadelphia and AC is not far from his hometown.

2.         1UP – Just Blaze

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Just Blazeが大好きなTVゲームのサウンドをサンプリングしたTrap曲。

スーパー・マリオの音も出てきます。昔のJust Blazeプロデュースの曲はこういうゲームサウンドが、いい感じに目立ちすぎずサンプルされたヒップホップでかっこよかったなぁ。もう一度かっこいいヒップホップ作って欲しいです。ちなみにJustに会いたい方は、火曜日のトカチューズデーズに来たら会えます。

Just Blaze loves TV game and he samples Super Mario and turned into trap song. He used to make these signature songs with game sound back in the days. Nice.

Whoever wants to meet Just, come to my Tuesday party, Toca Tuesdays at Sutra in East Village!!

3.         Boss Ass Bitch – PTAF feat. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

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もともとは、もの凄く普通の3人組の黒人おねーちゃんラッパーの曲だったんですが、Nicki Minajがリミックスにはいって一躍有名に。クラブではサビのNicki の部分だけかけてます。「Bitch, bitch……..」て繰り返しているフックがやけに耳に残って離れないです。

PTAF (Pretty Taking All Fades) is a low key black female rap trio until featuring Nicki Minaj for their remix version. Now they are famous! Thanks to Barbz. I play only Nicki’s hooks at the club. She repeats ‘I’m a boss ass bitch,bitch……….’ Now it’s ringing in my ear.

June

DJ June This Week’s Events
Tue Feb. 25                Toca Tuesday @ Sutra Tony Touch w/ Guest DJ Scratch

Thurs Feb. 27            10pm @ bOb (235 Eldridge street b/w Houston & Stanton)
Fri Feb. 28                 11pm @ Providence AC in Tropicana Hotel Atlantic City
Sat Feb. 29                10pm @ Providence AC

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DJ June New York Club Chart – January 21, 2014

1             Public Service Announcement aka P.S.A. – Jay Z

The Black Album

The Black Album

Jay-Z のロッカフェラ・レコーズ全盛期のころにでた「The Black Album」からのシングル。2003年といいますから、もう10年も前なんですね。月が経つのはおそろしく早いですね。当時、私はブルックリンのダウンタウンにあった「ビート・ストリート・レコーズ」というレコード屋さんで働いていました。このレコードがでた時、「かっこいい~!」と店員のみんなで失神しそうになったくらい、衝撃が強くて今でも忘れられません。ジャスト・ブレイズがプロデュース、ビーツがめちゃカッコいいし、ジェイZがのっかっていて最高です。10年経った今でも色あせず、というより、こんなに渋いトラックとベスト・ラッパーの組み合わせは今ではほとんどありえないくらい。素晴らしさを再確認、という感じです。今でもパーティーの定番曲です。

ジャスト・ブレイズといえば、毎週火曜日私とトニー・タッチのパーティー「Toca Tuesdays」に午前3時になると必ず現れます(笑)。気さくな性格なので、ついあの有名なJust Blazeということを忘れてしまいがち。個人的にもとてもお世話になっています。今は少し方向性を変えてエレクトロでもかなり活躍中!(さすが、賢いです)いつかまた、ジェイZとコラボ曲を作ってくれることを切に願っています。

When ”PSA” came out as one of singles for Jay-Z’s then final album, The Black Al bum in 2003 I was working at a record store in Downtown Brooklyn called Beat Street Records. We all at the store were blown away when we heard the record. I lost my mind!! Produced by one and only Just Blaze and featured one of the best rappers worldwide, Jay-Z……..what more can I say? It feels strange to celebrate this record after 10 years. After all, the song never went away. “PSA” remains a club-and-concert standard.

Speaking of Just Blaze, he shows up at 3 am at “Toca Tuesdays” every week, the party I dj with Tony Touch. Please come out and say hi to him.

2          Suavemente – Elvis Crespo

これはMerengue(メレンゲ)と呼ばれるラテンの部門の代表曲です。こちらでは、ラテン系以外の人でも誰もが知っている曲。ミックス・クラウドのパーティーでラテンの曲をリクエストされたら真っ先に思い浮かぶのがこの曲。アップテンポで踊りやすいし、ダンスが苦手な人でも大丈夫な1曲です。どんなパーテーでも絶対にはずさない、ありがたい1曲です。

“Suavemente” is a huge hit by Merengue singer, Elvis Crespo Diaz in 1998. Everybody knows this song even non-Latino people as it was a hit both in Latin America and in the U.S. This is my secret weapon to hype-up the party among Latin music lovers.

3          Scenario – A Tribe Called Quest

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Q-Tip & Busta Rhymes

Old School Hip Hopの名曲はたくさんありますが、これは出だしから最後まで大合唱で盛り上がる定番曲。トライブのメンバーとLONS (Leaders Of The New School バスタ・ライムズがいたグループ) のメンバーが入れ替わり立ち替わりテンポよくライムしていきます。途中で変えようとすいるとお客さんに怒られてしまいます。バスタのパートが際立ってカッコいいです。あちこちでカバー(引用)されているのも納得。リミックス・バージョンもこれまた定番曲。特に「つう」なオールド・スクール・ヒップホップ・クラウドには絶対欠かせない名曲といえます。私の火曜日のパーティー、「Toca Tuesdays」では一晩に何回かけてもウケまくりです。

“Scenario” is the song by A Tribe Called Quest and LONS (Leaders of the New School). The song is commonly considered a breakout moment for LONS member Busta Rhymes. I get booed if I try to change record before I play the whole song. “Scenario” is the old school hip hop classic. This is one of few songs at Toca Tuesdays party that I play more than once and still people would go crazy.

DJ June

DJ June

DJ June This Week’s Events

Tue., Jan 21                            Toca Tuesdays @ Sutra Lounge with Tony Touch & DJ Jazzy Joice

Thur., Jan 23             10pm @ Bob – 235 Eldridge Street, NYC

Fri., Jan 24                             Providence @ Tropicana Hotel, Atlantic City

Sat., Jan 25                           Providence @ Tropicana Hotel, Atlantic City

DJ June in TOKYO with Clinton Sparks!! DJ June Club Chart Special Edition– March 30, 2013

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DJ June Club Chart – March 30, 2013

Sorry, no chart this week.

DJ June is in Nippon banging parties with her friend, DJ Clinton Sparks in Tokyo.

If you are in Tokyo area on April 3, you should definitely check her party with DJ Clinton Sparks at Ginza Genius.

Info: http://blog.livedoor.jp/genius_tokyo/archives/1763506.html

Who is DJ June?

If you don’t know who she is, here’s her bio we created for you.

 

DJ June Bio

“DJ June is one of the best club DJ’s in the world.”

The Source “Hip-Hop Icon” DJ Scratch

XXL DJ June Story

XXL DJ June Story

After rocking New York City’s elite nightclubs and the most popular venues in Los Angeles, Miami and Atlantic City, DJ JUNE has quickly emerged as one of the world’s elite female DJs. Black Eyed Peas, Diddy, Janet Jackson, Jermaine Dupri, Wendy Williams, Lil Kim, Vivica A. Fox, Jim Jones, and Fabolous are among the many celebrities who can attest to her turntable wizardry at numerous all-star special events, CD release parties, and birthday celebrations.

Collaborations with a who’s who of DJs including Grandmaster Flash, Funkmaster Flex, Biz Markie, DJ Premier, Kid Capri, Red Alert, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Herc, DJ Enuff, DJ Scratch, Tony Touch, Clark Kent, Jazzy Jeff, Quest Love, Q-Tip, D-Nice, Just Blaze, Marley Marl, Clinton Sparks, Spinderella, Mr.Cee, MC Lyte, Eric Sermon, and many more have earned her respect among the greatest spinmasters. June has raised the roof over the past seven years throughout Manhattan nightlife including The China Club, Copacabana, The Roxy, Avalon, Duvet, Exit, and Justin’s, as well as The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Time Warner Center, W Hotel, Time Hotel, and Empire Hotel. In Atlantic City she’s spun at Caesars Hotel & Casino and Trump Taj Mahal. June has also cut and scratched at special events for MTV, Nike, Blackberry, Def Jam Records, Bad Boy Records and J Records, and ruled Los Angeles for three years as the official DJ for Playboy magazine. She was also featured on a five city promotional tour for the Flavor Unit Entertainment film “The Perfect Holiday” starring Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Gabrielle Union, and Morris Chestnut.

DJ June draws the crowds to her current weekly Manhattan gigs at Sutra (with Tony Touch), Sky Room, XVI, and BOB, and every Friday and Saturday to Providence AC at the Tropicana Hotel Casino in Atlantic City. Her media appearances include MTV, MTV2, BET, Court TV, NYC-TV, as well as magazines XXL Scratch, Swede, Haunt and Hush.

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DJ June

Born in a small town near Kobe, Japan, June’s first foray into music was playing saxophone and creating beats which led to recording her own instrumental album. After working in a record shop in Osaka and teaching herself how to operate the 1’s and 2’s, her love of music inspired her to move to New York to pursue a career as an audio engineer. After graduating from the Institute of Audio Research, June became a studio intern but found the lack of professionalism among her colleagues disappointing. She returned to the retail music business working at one of New York’s most respected vinyl records shops, Beat Street Records in Brooklyn. Despite her limited English at the time, she amazed the customers with her comprehensive musical knowledge. Soon her regular clientele included every significant DJ in the New York City area and from around the world. She evolved into the store DJ, and her skills so impressed The Source “Hip-Hop Icon” DJ Scratch (Jay-Z, Run-DMC, Diddy, Busta Rhymes, EPMD) that he became her mentor and they’ve worked together for the past five years. “DJ June is one of the best club DJ’s in the world,” says Scratch. “I don’t put her in the female DJ category.” June is humbled to be associated with a turntable legend. “I had read about Scratch,” June says proudly. “I am so excited to be working with him.”

She continues to work closely with DJ Scratch including hosting her “Toyko Drift” show every Wednesday night on his Internet radio station, www.ScratchVision.com. “I am honored to have gone from Beat Street Records where I sold records to Scratch to becoming his protégé and a member of his team,” says June.” I am very proud to work with him and also to work with Tony Touch (Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Sean Paul) on “Toca Tuesdays” for the past four years at Sutra. He’s a legend and he’s my big brother. I am very lucky to work with them every week.” Touch is also honored to work with her, simply saying, “DJ June is the best!”

Another iconic admirer is DJ/music producer Just Blaze (Jay-Z, Eminem, Drake, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Usher). “DJ June is one of the brightest talents in the NY nightlife scene today,” states Blaze. “She always surprises me with her selections, which doesn’t happen too often these days. Rock on girl!”

June’s DJ career began in 2005 when a Beat Street client who was a promoter hired her for her first gig at a Miami club. She was an instant success, and another client hired her to spin at his 667 club in Brooklyn. What began the first week as an empty venue soon became jam packed in three weeks with an endless line around the block. Word of an incredible Japanese female DJ who could spin the best in house, electronica, R&B, hip-hop, reggae, dance, top 40, and old school classics rocking downtown Brooklyn brought out all the stars and promoters. She was immediately in high demand for the most prestigious events and the most popular clubs in New York.

Now June is helping others follow in her footsteps by hosting DJ seminars in Japanese in New York. “My goal is to continue to hone my skills and work all over the world like my colleagues DJ Scratch and Tony Touch.” June says. “I am proud to be a DJ who plays a wide variety of music. Many DJs are limited to playing only one style. I can play one format depending on the taste of the audience, or when I host my own club nights, you’ll hear everything-house, reggae, R&B. hip-hop, electronic, top 40, dance, etc.”

Last year June fulfilled a dream of returning to Japan to perform for the first time in her native country. Now with new upcoming projects including a compilation CD in Japan, DJ June is ready to reach her goal of becoming a true international DJ spinning across the globe!

(Bio by: Ken Simmons)

DJ June Club Chart – February 26, 2013

DJ June Club Chart – February 26, 2013

1. Higher – Just Blaze & DJ Baaur

Just Blaze

Just Blaze

ジャスト・ブレイズがジェイZの”You Don’t Know”をサンプリングした新しいトラップ・ミュージック。某大物ラッパーをフィーチャーしたリミックスを近々リリースするらしい。サプライズ……楽しみ。

Produced by none other than Just Blaze, “Higher” features Jay-Z’s “You Don’t Know” sample became an instant hot Trap hit on the floor. Remix with a surprise guest rapper is on the way!

2. Let Me Clear My Throat – DJ Kool

DJマーク・ザ・45キングの「ザ・900ナンバー」のブレーク・ビーツにのせてDJクールがラップしている、始めから終わりまでみんなでラップしながら盛り上がる曲。DJの必須アイテムです。20近くも経つのに若い人たちがみんな知っていて驚き…….。

A song, DJ Kool rapped over the main loop taken from “The 900 Number” by DJ Mark the 45 King is still a Hip Hop classic even among young kids. This song came out almost 20 years ago and still banging!

3. Freaks – French Montana feat/Nicki Minaj

レゲエの名曲、ダグ・E・フレッシュとリル・ヴィシャスの「フリークス」のリメイク、ヒップホップ版。「マーダー・シー・ロート」で有名な Bam Bam リズムでニッキ・ミナジとフレンチ・モンタナがいい感じでライムしている。

Montana connects with producer Rico Love, who samples both Chaka Demus & Pliers’ Murder She Wrote and Li’l Vicious and Doug E. Fresh’s Freaks. Montana’s nonchalant approach and accentuate guest Nicki Minaj’s ever-changing, eccentric flow.

dj-june-new-photoDJ June This Week’s Events 2013

Tue., February 26                        Toca Tuesday @ Sutra Lounge (16 First Avenue) with Tony Touch

Thu., February 28                        Bob (235 Eldridge Street)

Fri., February 29                        Providence @ Tropicana Hotel, Atlantic City

Sat., February 30                        Providence @ Tropicana Hotel, Atlantic City