DJ Day

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Day (Dj Day), producer and DJ from Palm Springs
Background information
Birth name Damien Beebe
Origin Palm Springs, California, United States
Genres Hip hop, jazz
Occupation(s) DJ, producer, multi-instrumentalist
Instruments Turntable, sampler, keyboard, drums, vocals
Years active 1995–present
Labels Piecelock 70, Melting Pot Music (MPM)
Website

PL70.net - DJ Day

MPMsite.com - DJ Day

Day aka DJ Day (Damien Beebe) is a DJ, producer and musician from Palm Springs, California. He formed the Innernational Crew with DJ Rip One in 1995, and had subsequent appearances with Innernational on Return of the DJ III & Laid in Full. He has worked with Stones Throw recording artist Aloe Blacc and Clutchy Hopkins, as well as remixes for Quantic, Alice Russell, People Under The Stairs and more. He has shared the stage with artists from Amy Winehouse to Eminem in a career spanning the last decade and a half, as well as frequently touring the continents of Asia, Europe, North America and Australia as both a solo Artist and representative of Red Bull Music Academy and the world famous Do Over Club. He has released various singles as a solo artist, most notably "Four Hills" which was nominated for "Track of the Year" by Gilles Peterson's Worldwide show on BBC Radio 1 and used by DC Shoes for their PJ Ladd ad campaign.[1] He currently hosts a weekly Thursday night party at The Ace Hotel Palm Springs.[2]

Full length Releases[edit]

The Day Before [3][edit]

Licensed to MPM for release in 2007.

Land Of 1000 Chances[edit]

Land Of 1000 Chances was Released on February 12, 2013 as a limited edition LP, CD and Digitally on Piecelock 70, an artist collective based in Los Angeles of which Day is a founding member and co-creative director with Thes One.[4] It debuted on iTunes in the top 20 Chart both US and worldwide in the Electronic/Downtempo genre. Prior to its release, It had been in added to several shows: Jon Oliver's Main Ingredient Show,[5] Gilles Peterson’s BBC Radio broadcasts, and was on KCRW’s top-50 playlist for 5 weeks.[6] Gilles Peterson invited Day in to do an interview and exclusive mix, which was posted online on Feb. 5th, 2013.[7]

Though it had not been officially released yet, KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole listed Land Of 1000 Chances the #8 album of the year in 2012.[8] Both the track and the album were promoted by magazines & blogs, including: Impose Magazine,[9] URB,[10] RIK,[11] Music Is My Sanctuary,[12] Okayplayer,[13] Ego Trip Land,[14][15] HypeTrak,[16] This Is Book's Music,[17] Giant Step,[18] Textura (album of the month),[19] BBC Music Review,[20] and PopMatters.[21]

On Feb. 11, 2013, Vevo and Piecelock 70 released the "Land Of 1000 Chances" video on Youtube.

Discography[22][edit]

  • Return of the DJ 3 (Bomb Hip Hop 1999) [23]
  • Laid In Full (Ill Boogie)
  • Emanon “Anon & On” (production, scratches and vocals on "A Day in Exile") (Ill Boogie)
  • Blame One “A Complex Burden” (Polish Pub Music 2004) [24]
  • Credit is Due (7T5 2004) [25]
  • People Music (7T5)
  • 50 (7T5)
  • 52 (7T5)
  • Innernational Comp 1-3 (INL)
  • On the Air (7T5)
  • Summer of Serato (Subcontact Japan 2006) [26]
  • Brazilectro 8 (Audiopharm 2006) [27]
  • Boozoo Bajou - Juke Joint 2 (K7 2006) [28]
  • The Day Before (MPM 2007) [29]

Records[edit]

  • “What Planet What Station” 12”(Milkcrate)
  • “Make You” 7”(Curio)
  • “Lucien” 7” (Subcontact)
  • "Gone Bad" 12" (MPM)
  • "DITS" 7" (Subcontact)
  • "Lovebug" Absence Of Color 5 & 6 12" (Sound in Color)
  • "Primera" 7" (Subcontact)
  • "Got to Get it Right" 12" EP (MPM)
  • Daily Bread 12" (feat. Aloe Blacc & Dr. Oop) (Subcontact)
  • Instant Saadiq 12" EP (feat. Miles Bonny) (MPM)
  • "Kossa" 7" (Anthem Records)

Remixes[edit]

Videos[edit]

Awards and press[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pj Ladd "Step Inside" Dc Shoes Commercial - Youtube
  2. ^ Thursday : ¡Reunión! with DJ Day : Palm Springs Events Calendar : Palm Springs Hotels : Ace Hotel
  3. ^ http://www.mpmsite.com/?area=records&view=detail&id=613
  4. ^ http://pl70.net/land-of-1000-chances-2-12-13/
  5. ^ http://www.jonolivermusic.com/2012/12/04/philip-owusu-in-the-studio/
  6. ^ http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/2013/01/kcrws-top-50-most-played-albums-for-theweek-of-12913/
  7. ^ http://www.gillespetersonworldwide.com/gpww-presents-dj-day/
  8. ^ http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/2012/12/kcrw-dj-jeremy-soles-top-10-albums-of-2012/
  9. ^ http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/-week-in-pop-ablebody-the-deer-tracks-dtvv-sayknowledge
  10. ^ http://www.urb.com/2013/01/11/day-dj-day-mama-shelter/
  11. ^ http://www.rappersiknow.com/2013/01/11/dj-day-mama-shelter/
  12. ^ http://www.musicismysanctuary.com/future-classic-dj-day-mama-shelter/
  13. ^ http://www.okayplayer.com/news/dj-day-mama-shelter-mp3.html
  14. ^ http://www.egotripland.com/day-mama-shelter-audio/
  15. ^ http://www.egotripland.com/day-10-favorite-sample-flips/
  16. ^ http://hypetrak.com/2013/01/dj-day-mama-shelter/
  17. ^ http://www.thisisbooksmusic.com/2013/01/10/record-crack-dj-day-to-release-new-album-with-individual-polariods-on-each-cover/
  18. ^ http://www.giantstep.net/index.php/2013/01/new-track-dj-day-mama-shelter-mp3/
  19. ^ http://www.textura.org/pages/reviews.htm
  20. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/mz4z
  21. ^ http://www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/167854-listening-ahead-upcoming-releases-for-february-2013/
  22. ^ DJ Day Discography at Discogs
  23. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Return-DJ-Volume-III/dp/B000QQVGBU/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_title_0
  24. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Blame-One-A-Complex-Burden/release/1874199
  25. ^ http://dj-day.artist25757.mp3my.biz/albumcredit-is-due/46440/
  26. ^ http://www.domeshotsandfatlaces.com/2011/03/dj-day-summer-of-serato.html
  27. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Various-Brazilectro-Latin-Flavoured-Club-Tunes-Session-8/release/2674929
  28. ^ http://ughh.com/boozoo-bajou-juke-joint-ii/K7R205CD/
  29. ^ http://pl70.net/products/dj-day-the-day-before/
  30. ^ http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/tu/tu130206day_mama_shelter
  31. ^ http://cvindependent.com/index.php/en-US/music/music-news-and-features/item/350-welcome-to-the-reunion-dj-day-keeps-busy-with-collaborations-recordings-and-his-popular-weekly-ace-hotel-show

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