Rocc & Roll

J-Rocc

SoCal turntablist J-Rocc (a.k.a. Jason Jackson) isn't a household name-except in houses that contain enough records to cause hernias in Olympic weightlifting champs. He's best-known as a founding member of the Beat Junkies, a crew of golden-reflexed crate-diggers-including DJs Babu, Rhettmatic, Shortkut and D-Styles-that surfaced in 1991 with a repertoire of decks-terous tricks that would make your head spin (typically on the floor). YouTube has plenty of prime footage of J-Rocc and Beat Junkies making bizarre and funky sounds with only their hands, vinyl and Technics, but this Stones Throw Records mainstay is even better in the flesh.
Sat., March 29, 9 p.m., 2008

 
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