The Wake Up Show's DJ Revolution hits Cairns
Mad skills: DJ Revolution's online video show The Cut. Warning: some explicit lyrics.
In the world of hip-hop, it doesn't come much bigger or influential than Los Angeles turntable wizard DJ Revolution.
As the man on the wheels of steel for The Wake Up Show with hosts Sway and King Tech, the world's most syndicated hip-hop radio show, DJ Revolution (pictured) has been responsible for breaking some of the world's biggest names in rap, including Eminem, Xzbit, Common and many others.
With more than 12 million listeners a week, DJ Revolution and The Wake Up Show set the agenda for hip-hop not only in his native USA, but across the globe.
But it doesn't end there.
Aside from his legacy as DJ, producer and editor at Power 106 in Los Angeles, Revolution has lent his amazing scratch techniques and production skills to many artists, including Dilated Peoples, Canibus, Chino XL, Tha Alkaholiks, Mystic and Bootcamp Click.
He has released three full-length solo albums and a collaboration with fellow Wake Up Show hosts Sway and King Tech on one of America's biggest hip-hop labels, Interscope, as well as lending his many musical talents to film and television productions, most notably the soundtrack to Jet Li's 1997 martial arts cult classic Black Mask. Yet it's in a live format where you'll catch Revolution at his absolute best.
Cutting, juggling and scratching with military precision, Revolution tears up the club wherever he goes, leaving dance floors in a state of frenzy with his combination of bangin' hip-hop hits and turntable wizardry.
In the world of automated mixing and David Guetta glamour, this is a man who reminds us what the art of DJing is all about.
DJ Revolution performs at Gilligan's on Thursday, December 6, with doors open 8pm. Tickets at the door.
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Wheels of steel: US hip-hop legend DJ Revolution.