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Johnny Breaks Chicago

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Johnny Breaks Chicago
Johnny Breaks Chicago (aka Johnny B) has been pushing the breakbeat scene longer than anyone in his home town ‘Chicago, IL’.

Starting on turntables at the age of 10 he quickly took hold of freestyle and house music. House music and freestyle has it’s roots planted deep within the city walls. It seemed splicing tapes together during the house and freestyle mixes was just another way for him to keep the ‘funk’ going. It wasn’t until he moved to Florida that he heard a genre of music called ‘breakbeat’. Studying tricks from DMC finalist DJ Craze and performing in a mix-off against DJ Exotic E at ‘In The Dark Dj Store’ and later being judged by world renowned DJ Laz & DJ George Acosta the following years, Johnny realized his calling –

Moving back to Chicago to pursue his career in entertainment he started pushing what he learned in Florida here in Chicagoland. The road has been a continuous uphill battle with the Chicago music scene. Johnny would have to fly down to Florida to ‘The DJ Superstore’ working with Herbie, ‘Carjul’s Miami’ and ‘In the Dark records’ working with Edgar V and listen through breakbeat tracks and then fly back to Chicago, just to play breakbeat (prior to any internet). The record stores in Chicagoland had not a single breakbeat record in stock.

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