DJ Jazzy Jeff battles Jeremy Ellis at Philadelphia’s July 4th Welcome America concert with Questlove providing rhythm.
Personally, the old school took the new school to the bus stop, dropped him off, and wished him good luck because Jazzy Jeff completely destroys it.
Dave Livingston says
Totally agree with you. A lot of Ellis's sound was just button-mashing, with no distinct beat or groove.
Paul Spoerry says
Yup, it was kinda weak IMHO… at least in comparison.
jesus galaviz says
old school always wins IMHO.. I am one of the new schoolers that uses touchpads and other new technology but nothing can out-do vinyl..specially when you got a guy just hitting buttons with no rhythm. He tried getting a dubset-like beat at the end but just couldnt nail it. I guess thats why he played the "game-over" sound at the end lol
+jesus galaviz Jeremy has always bigged up the DJ and a lot of his moves and onstage antics pay HOMAGE to the art form. So any competitive battle aspect people want to impose on this performance… keep in mind it's all about RESPECT (flowing both ways). I saw Jeremy KILL it @ WMC at a James Brown party while sharing the stage with Dj Scratch, Dj Cash Money, Dj Spinna… and each one of them had their jaws on the floor! This dopey Mario Bros thing is really not the best thing he could have hit a new audience with IMO but whatever. FYI this is coming from one of those old schoolers, but i'm defending new technology =)
jesus galaviz says
+stopnotplayin yeah I'm sure he is a talented artist cuz he earned his spot on stage along with DJ jazzy .. But we both agree he could of done better.. I understand the battle aspect is not the same as in a scratch battle between 2 vinyl DJs but its hard to not make it friendly competition when you got two people representing 2 different era's of mixing.. And I ain't putting new technology down cuz I use it to make all my music yet I feel it still will never be able to impact people the way vinyl has.. Idk if you'd agree with me on that but that is my honest opinion cheers to the 1s and 2s