Big Ups With Jeyone

Name, Location, What You Do:

Jeyone. Washington DC/ Va. Turntable killer and record digger.

Influences:

Oh man there’s been a lot over the years. some of the first were the ISP., X-men & Beat Junkies. DJ Shadow. DJ Swamp. DJ Craze. DJ Premier. DJ Spinbad.

Favorite Records at the Moment:

I’m a big fan of the Dusty Donuts and Wax Nerds 45’s.

Best Digging Story:

Well I’ve been a pretty hardcore digger since ’96 so there’s quite a few.  One that sticks out is back in the beginning of building my first collection.  Back in the good ole days of stuffing record sleeves to get the most you could for your 25 cents a record. lol. i I found an untapped junk store out in downtown Newport News Va. Bad news for those who know. Most of my DJ friends thought I was insane for even going out there. I found a stock pile of what would be about 150-200 crates. I walked up with a crate full and asked how much. He said what do you drive? huh? what do you drive? “A truck”, I replied. He replied “well you must love vinyl.  If a white boy has the balls to be out here looking for records., you can have em all for $150.”  All???!!!! Yep. He blessed me! I had to call my brother to bring his truck to help me. 😂😂😂

I mean there was everything in this collection. Rough shape mind you, but for someone who was just getting started DJing in clubs, it was a gold mine! Every James Brown record I needed. including the 12 inches. Tons of classic hip hop 12″s. Man it was crazy. Back when going to shady places paid off, or first moving to DC. and finding the Wild Style sound track. O.G. test pressing!

Favorite Mix and Why. Any Genre, Any DJ.

The first mix to inspire me to really follow the direction of playing everything was DJ Spinbad’s first ’80s mix. Then years later DJ AM’s Lohan mix confirmed to me that I had made the right choice. Back then it was very weird for a DJ to play everything “hip hop style” and not just play the breaks. but actually play the music and cut it up.

LP, 12”, or 7” format?

I’ll always be a hip hop 12 inch singles guy.  That’s my 1st love. I’m sucker for everything on Nervous records and all sub labels.

Junk Food You Can’t Live Without:

Well I’m pre-diabetic now, so I had to cut out all sweets cold turkey some years back. Before that it was donuts. I really miss those.

Most Memorable Gig Played:

One, DJing along side DJ AM at a big stadium event in D.C. a couple of years before he passed.  Two, playing an all Gang Starr mix in the vinyl days on my radio show for DJ Premier and Guru when they were on their promo run for The Owners album.

Record That Never Leaves Your Record Box:

Run DMC “Peter Piper”.

Shout Outs, Last Remarks, and Gig Info:

Shout out to my wonderful wife and the people who have shown love and support for the kid! much love and respect to all!

Dig Deeper!

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