DJ Name: 8-Ball
Hometown: San Francisco
Trademark saying or philosophy: You've
got to practice your craft and do so on regular basis....get into
a routine of practicing on a daily basis. When I was battling
I used to practice all the time....sometimes from sundown to sun
up....I would lose track of all time.
DJ Crews: Sounds In Effect, Sound In Motion, Tsunami Sound,
Invisibl Skratch Piklz
How would describe the music you spin? 80's Hip Hop and
Discography: includes Shiggar Fraggar Vol. 3 and
contributions to the Turntables by the Bay and Scratch
Attack series and also the Thud Rumble VHS.
DJ battle history: won 1992 West Coast
DMC and 1993 NMS/Superman Battle.
First record you bought: Theme from Star Wars on a seven
Most influential record in your life? First battle record
by D-Styles with the test tone on it.
When did you first DJ? Oh...way back in early eighties...whenever
Toni Basil ("Oh Mickey") first came out ('81) coz I
was trying to mix that with "Designer Music" by Lipps
What made you want to be a DJ? I like mixes and I wanted
to be able to do that.
Most memorable performance? The 1992
DMC West Coast Finals
How do you transport your records to gigs? By car.
Do you play CDs ever at gigs? Sometimes...if I am doing
a wedding or a corporate gig....I am still a mobile DJ.
In your opinion who is the best DJ of all time? Hmmm..it
would be either QBert or Shortkut. QBert because of his influence
on skratch music and Shortkut because of his beat creating....both
great DJs but both very different styles.
Best way for folks to find out more about you: Email me