Los Angeles, CA – Much like magicians, turntablists tend to keep their coveted moves to themselves, and only once a student is proven worthy of their secrets are they privy to their master’s teachings. In the Hip Hop world, it’s essentially DJ code to keep juggling routines and other over-the-top tricks locked up in a vault. So when D-Styles of The World Famous Beat Junkies initially suggested the idea of a DJ school, fellow Beat Junkies DJ Rhettmatic and DJ Babu were skeptical. In fact, it took years for them to warm up to the idea. Fast-forward to 2017 and The Beat Junkies have officially opened the doors to the Beat Junkie Institute of Sound in Los Angeles.
“We come from a generation where you don’t really share your techniques or your secrets unless you’re in the same crew,” Rhettmatic explains to HipHopDX. “Once we hit our 20 year anniversary mark, which was in 2012, it was almost like a resurgence. From there, we realized we should take advantage of it, so eventually we got into having our own digital record pool. Once we got that going, we were thinking the next step. The idea of teaching