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Hip-Hop/Rap: Instrumental Hip-Hop Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop Moods: Type: Lo-Fi Avant Garde: Sound Art Moods: Type: Background Music

By Location
United States - California - LA

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DJ Earl-e

Earl-E makes hip-hop. His art comes from a place where expression is not only encouraged, but vital. From DJ's plugging into streetlights in the Bronx, to MC's pounding out beats on lunch tables, or writer's bombing trains to get their work seen, art always finds a way.
DJ Earl-E doesn't use a MPC or a SP-12. He doesn't use Pro Tools or Logic, or the current industry standard for production.
He is a Disc Jockey. A Samplist. An Audiophile and Artist. His tools over the years have included: turntables, records, tape loops, 4-track recorders, drums, drum machines, samplers, ADAT's, DAT's, microphones, effects pedals, computers, pens, pencils, paper, cameras, shovels, sticks and stones, and the infinite inspiration of countless family and friends.
Like a fine chef in the kitchen, he explores many flavors, some subtle, and some, rich and profound. With the finest ingredients and classic technique, he pays respect to tradition while expanding the limits with an unapologetic sense of adventure. Letting spontaneity be the first rule of freshness, his sublime craftiness lets you hear and experience something new with every listen.
DJ Earl-E doesn't make one-hit wonders, he makes ALBUMS, each one master crafted from concept to cover art. He draws you in like the genius of a master painter, then weaves a story that captivates like a great novelist, each chapter building on the previous, yet a separate trip all it's own. Understanding that the details add up to a whole, he pays attention to the flow, hoping that you'll never have a desire to press "skip" on your CD player.
DJ Earl-E is the exotic Wax Gardener, daily tending the soil of his vast vinyl library. Using cuttings and harvesting sonic seeds, he propagates new and beautiful blooms and interesting arrangements. He calls it hip-hop, but presents it in the spirit of what is was before it was called hip-hop, ya dig?
Earl-E has been DJing parties since 1991, starting out at KRUI 89.7 FM at the University of Iowa. He has brought his flavor to cities all over, from First Ave. in Minneapolis to the Cabana Club in L.A. He has been producing and working with MC's for nearly as long, opening for acts like Run DMC and Slick Rick, and throwing down at underground spots like Project Blowed in Los Angeles. He has played and toured with live bands and recorded an album, Noisemaking 101, with the band Soul Scribes in 2007. He has released three solo albums also: Breaka Don (1998), Environ Mentalz (2003), and Wax Onomatopoeia (2009), and produced Life Sentences with long-time collaborator, Prose, in 2007. He currently resides in Redondo Beach, CA with his wife, daughter, and dog.