Much love to the Invisible Flow blog for posting this. For the uninitiated, a battle or scratch record is used by DJs to scratch or beat juggle (play bars of the same song on 2 turntables and cut back and forth.) during a gig or at a DJ battle. I have several of these, but this is the first ever from 2 female DJs that I am personally aware of. I'm sure Shortee has made a couple with her husband, DJ Faust. Big up to Shortee and 1 Step for doing their thing on this. Can't wait to buy this and try it out. A preview is available at Turntable Lab.--K
RELEASING APRIL 2007 – 5 STAR RECORDS PRESENTS:
SHORTEE & STEP1
'This battle record makes me wanna battle again!!!'
- DJ CRAZE
6x World Champion: 3x Solo DMC World Champion / 2x Team DMC World Champion / 1x ITF World Champion
'Guy or girl, you're a straight up loser if you don't own doubles of Bikini Wax! A must have for any bedroom or battle DJ.'
- DJ I-DEE
DMC USA Supremacy Champion / Gong DJ Battle World Champion
“Bikini Wax is probably one of the smartest battle tools invented covering all the specific needs of a scratch DJ. After a few uses, this tool may highly replace my trustee record…Sorry 'Scratchy Seal', you’re going to have to make some room!”
- TYRA FROM SAIGON
Founder of Females Wit Funk
“Yo, this record is fire! Samples are fresh, beats are gangsta...Shortee & Step1 are really takin this shit to the next level!”
- DJ ANNALYZE
DJ Quik Summer Tour '06 / Lady Soveriegn New Years '07
DJ Shortee (Urban Assault, How2DJ, Females Wit Funk) and DJ Step1 (Females Wit Funk) bring you BIKINI WAX , the first battle record produced exclusively by female DJs: a collector’s item and instant classic. Strong enough for a man but made for a woman, this is a must-have tool for both female and male turntablists worldwide.
BIKINI WAXboasts quality beats, locked grooves, skipless drums, skipless scratch sounds, and a skipless tone. The two-minute scratch sentence – engineered at 100 BPM – is packed with original and classic samples that all DJs will love to cut. The extensive collection of hard-hitting, unique battle phrases guarantees that turntablists can throw strong punches in competitions. Shortee and Step1 have assembled a wide variety of material… not just the same recycled samples found on most battle records. From the beginner who wants classic scratch sounds to the advanced DJ who needs disses, skipless tools, and dope beats for juggle and scratch routines, BIKINI WAX covers all the bases. An indispensable record for battling, practice, and production, this ground-breaking project has garnered attention on a global level.
DJ Shortee is recognized as “queen of the scratch world” by DJ TIMES magazine. Her career is highlighted by an unparalleled series of firsts: she is the first & only female ‘World Class Power Mixer’ ever on Power 106 FM (LA), the first female to produce an instructional DJ DVD series, the first female to release a turntablist album, and the first female DJ endorsed by Shure and Rane. Shortee’s skills earned her a spot as the only female DJ featured in Doug Pray's historic documentary SCRATCH (Palm Pictures). She is also a head professor at the Scratch DJ Academy, co-founded by RUN DMC's Jam Master Jay.
DJ Step1 is a veteran of hip-hop who has impressed audiences with her acclaimed old-school mix CD Back in the Day. In 2005, she became the first and only mixtape battle champion on KDAY Radio (LA), and she has produced scratch choruses for numerous hip-hop artists. For over twenty years, Step1 has been immersed in hip-hop. She was the professor of a course called Writing about Hip-Hop at Florida State University, and she published a web site about the history of hip-hop culture in 2001.
MySpace Link: www.myspace.com/bikiniwaxrecord