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Deejay Punk-Roc

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The youngest of six children, 26-year-old DeeJay Punk-Roc is Brooklyn, NY, born and raised. With a father who listened to everything from Barry White to the Isley Brothers, DeeJay Punk-Roc grew up with few musical prejudices. He loved music and loved sharing it, DJing at block parties from the time he was a kid.

“I was up to no good, like everybody else—I just didn’t get caught. The Army took me off the streets and instilled a discipline in me that enables me to do what I’m doing now” —DeeJay Punk-Roc

DeeJay Punk-Roc left high school and home at 16 to join the US military. During his eight years in uniform, Punk-Roc was stationed in Japan, Germany, and England. In addition to discipline, he credits the military with broadening his mind. “It was good to get to my boys. Hanging out, listening to, and making, music…”

DeeJay Punk-Roc returned to civilian life in 1993. Within a year he’d organized a party night called The Busted Speaker at a neighborhood school park. Small groups of kids with beatboxes turned up for a challenge.

With no special agenda—just for pure, spontaneous fun—DeeJay Punk-Roc got together with a friend who had a small amount of studio equipment. Among the tracks laid down was “My Beatbox”—picked up by Airdog Recordings (his UK label) and released on their 1997 Still Searchin’ compilation.

Groups as diverse as The Beastie Boys, Pitchshifter, Korn, and Force MDs have called on DeeJay Punk-Rock for his slammin’ remix production touch. Among those who have paid their respects to Punk-Roc with their own remix tributes: Mantronix, Roc Raida, Run DMC’s Jam Master Jay, Mick Jones’s Big Audio Dynamite.

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  • zdjiangnan

    How can I download the song called ONE MORE BUMP

    15 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Ojotango

    "I've seen children come off that dance floor with crushed ribs, and bloody faces, like soldiers fighting some kind of insane war." "What could persuade a kid to act like that?" "Maybe the greatest persuader there is. Music." Good ol' Quincy!

    24 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Clock-Work

    How you do the things you do...................

    26 Feb 2009 Reply
  • yopizza

    One of the artist I respect the most along with these other mysterious legend such as Explosion Robinson, Mirwais and Day One. They came out of nowhere to show you how divinely creative the human being can be. Just at the time you were starting to think that no artists are really able to create. It was a teenageer dream to see DeeJay Punk-Roc producing again. Punk-Roc! Please Please Please Do I

    15 Nov 2007 Reply
  • hank_kingsley

    whatever happened to this guy?

    14 Jun 2007 Reply

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