Whether playing in front of a sold-out crowd or jamming alone in his studio, Billy Morrison finds strength in strumming his guitar. Though the guitarist recently returned from performing on tour with Billy Idol, the creative soul, who also sings, acts, and most recently, DJs, is already back to work, focusing on new projects.
Inspired by top DJs such as DJ Q-Bert, DJ D-Styles and Kid Koala, Alex Sonnenfeld began his DJ career at the young age of 14. He is self-taught, often training up to 12 hours a day. Today, he is not only an active performing DJ, but a teacher as well, eager to share his knowledge with others.
Born and raised in St. Andrew, Jamaica, DJ Skinny has drawn on the rich, multicultural music of his Caribbean background, along with the sonic styles of U.S. and European musicians, to create a sound influenced by everything from Reggae, Hip-Hop and R&B to House, Rock and Country. Even when the young artist still lived in his homeland, Skinny already possessed a strong reputation as a song writer and recording artist.
Dancing dominates the downtown Las Vegas club scene, with thousands of people swaying every night to the hypnotic grooves of some of the world’s best DJs. One of the premier practitioners of this craft is DJ Miss Joy, who has been wowing crowds in Las Vegas since 2002, when she put on her first show at Rain the Nightclub at the Palms Hotel and Casino.
At the tender age of 10, DJ Young 1 is fast becoming a rising star. The youngest and recent graduate of the Scratch DJ Academy’s Los Angeles location, Young 1 already has several high-profile appearances on her fast-growing resume. Some of her high-profile gigs include the San Francisco Supper Club; San Francisco, Los Angeles and Oakland Pride Celebration and Parades; DJ Spark’s Birthday Bash; WNBA Los Angeles Sparks MVP Picnic; 2013 Grammy Awards Gifting Suite; and additional appearances on behalf of Gibson Pro Audio and Scratch DJ Academy.
Since 2007, DJ Nena Chula has steadily risen to the ranks of DJ royalty, playing gigs throughout the world. Hailing from Stuttgart, Germany, she’s renowned for her signature style of combining electronic beats, classic hip-hop and new-school hits, along with her high-energy shows, which draw hundreds of fervent fans with their festive, all-night-party atmosphere. Talented and charismatic, she is one of the brightest stars in today’s DJ scene.
When it comes to funky, bring-down-the-house dance music, there is no better practitioner than Roy Davis, Jr. Since the early 1990s, the Chicago-born DJ and producer has been captivating fans across the world with soul electrica, a musical style he pioneered that melds electronic disco, R&B dance house, soul, hip-hop and electronic music.
When it comes to mixing, few have been in the game as long as DJ Ballistic Billy. A prolific artist who has shared the stage with everyone from Diddy, DJ Skribble, Wyclef Jean, Fat Joe, the late DJ AM, Ice-T, David Banner, Mannie Fresh and Insane Clown Posse, among other superstars. He was also the tour DJ for the multi-platinum Miami-based rap group The 2 Live Crew.
When DJ Esquire first became interested in DJing, in the early 1990s, it wasn't just the hot mixes and scratches that drew him to the turntable. "My biggest influences early on were girls," he admits. "They were my inspiration." But when he started getting into DJing in high school, just as a hobby, he fell in love…with mixing.
DJ Mad Linx has been a powerful force on the radio since 1994. Believing one should always strive for greatness, he continues to seek excellence in all that he does. While staying busy in front of the camera, Linx has never strayed from his passion for turntabling. He regularly DJs and hosts in hot spots around the world, and relies on Stanton’s STR8.150s to get the job done.
With a multi-faceted career spanning stints in academia, production, writing, audio design and DJing, Martin Baumgartner has spent much of his life as a student and teacher of music. When he's not making music, he's thinking about it, continually striving to better understand it.
DJ Serafin is a Los Angeles based DJ, known for his electrifying remixes and savvy mixing style. This highly regarded DJ/Producer/Remixer is one of the top performers in the mainstream club/music industrybringing innovative sounds to events and club nights across North America.
Stanton, is helping to inspire a new generation of DJ's and composers with its continued support of music education and DJ learning facilities.
Billy Gotti was born in White Plains, NY [the son of a restaurateur] and raised in both NYC and South Florida, from which stemmed his fascination with a world of entertainment infused with fashion, music, and dance.
Still going strong today, Grandmaster Dee is back in the studio with his Whodini counterparts. And he's relying on Stanton equipment to get the sounds he's looking for with the SM V3 Scratchmaster DJ Cartridge, SA.5-2-Channel Scratch DJ Mixer, Uberstand, SCS.3d and M.207 and says "I've been using Stanton gear for years and it always works great. I know Stanton that's why, I'm a Stanton DJ for life. "
"When I push it to the number, it's on the number! And with the way I DJ, I need a turn table that keeps up with me! They're built like a Tank. They get the job done! Nuff said! (STR8.150)"
"Stanton has taken the turntable to the next level. I prefer the straight arms on the STR8 model versus the ST.150s curved tonearm. I can get heavy handed sometimes but the tone arm stays in the groove along with my Stanton 680's. I'm tearing it up all night without the problems most DJ turntables will give you!"
STR8.150s, “are rock solid”, “When I perform on ‘em it feels like two tank wheels rollin’…Get out the way!”
“ For that classic, punchy, high end sound without the skipping....The Stanton 680s have always held it down since the beginning...ask yo momma”
When it comes to gear, Spark uses KRK speakers, both the VXT and Rokit series, for her monitoring purposes. Her gig equipment list is jam packed with Stanton products including, the SCS.3, STR8.150 turntables, C.324 CD players, the Uberstand, DJ Pro 3000 headphones, and the M.207 mixer.
For both the road and studio experience, Stryke turns to Stanton. "Stanton has always been there to help my DJ career take it to the next level. From top to bottom, Stanton's been there. I'm currently a huge fan of their Uberstands. I use them on tour and in the studio. I've also been loving the SCS controllers."
DJ Anneli is renowned for having a knack for picking the perfect track to meet the needs of the dance floor, giving crowds what they want at every gig, and to do this she relies heavily on her Stanton 3000 headphones.
Now residing in sunny South Florida, DJ Bigz tears down the club scene four nights a week. Known for his unique style of craft and old-school intuition, Bigz continues to defy odds by spinning the hottest music with over-the-top performances.
Whether he's on the road or in the studio, Alien Tom relies heavily on his gear, the centerpiece of which is the Stanton SA3 and SA5 mixers. He touts the Stanton mixers saying, "The EQ on my Stanton mixer is the most musical I have ever used." Tom utilizes both digital and vinyl mediums.
“The Stanton DJ Pro 3000 headphones are phenomenal. For the past year I haven’t used any others… and because of the quality of sound and comfort, now I can’t use anything else! “I am now going to a Stanton M.207 mixer, but for about 4 years I’ve used the Stanton SA-3 (2-channel Mixer)."
MISS MEE, DJ, Producer and Label Manager based in Brussels (Belgium), the heart of Europe, where a variety of influences cross each other.