Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Toy Drive & Lots of DJ fun @ Pissed Off Pete's in San Francisco





What's up y'all, I'll be spinning with DJ Mista-B, Mike Boo, Benny Flan, Max Kane, and DJ Cue at Pissed Off Pete's in the Mission in San Francisco.  It'll be a Christmas toy drive!

It will be a fun night of music for a good cause. Please bring a new toy to donate if you can and we'll make sure it gets to a child who will be very grateful.

All good music. All good fun. All good.

Christmas Toy Drive @ Pissed off Pete's
4528 Mission St
San Francisco, California
Free. 21+.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Special Tech DJ Grand Opening Party, Sat. Oct.19, 12-5pm


Special Tech DJ will be celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, October 19, 12pm-5pm.  The party will feature guest DJs Mind Motion, D-Sharp, Mr. E, Joe Quixx, Goldenchyld, and Vinroc!  The event will be hosted by Fran Boogie!

DJ Pone will also be on hand, along with fellow DJ instructor Mista B, to answer any questions you have about DJ classes at Special Tech!

Special Tech DJ is a record shop, DJ school, and computer repair shop all in one.  Special Tech DJ is located in San Bruno, California (just south of San Francisco).

DJ Cue, who helped keep vinyl alive throughout the 1990s at his shop Cue's Records, is back in 2013 with Special Tech DJ!  DJ Cue has assembled a great team of individuals to work together and provide a place of music, technology, and education.  Read the story in URB Magazine!

Check it out this weekend!

Special Tech DJ Grand Opening
Saturday, October 19, 12pm-5pm
@ Special Tech DJ
572 San Mateo Ave
San Bruno, CA 94066
650-278-4228
Free.  All ages.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Skratchpad Crew to present DJ Workshop at H.E.L.L.A. Hip Hop Conference, Sat., Sept. 28!



The Skratchpad crew (including DJ Pone) will be presenting a DJ Workshop at the H.E.L.L.A. Hip Hop Conference on Saturday, September 28, at Skyline Senior High School in Oakland, California.

H.E.L.L.A. (Helping Everyone Live Life Artistically) is a 1-day Hip Hop Conference geared towards: education, celebration, and community. The goal is to educate our youth on the different aspects, lifestyles, and community impact of Hip Hop Culture.

Register for the event at the H.E.L.L.A. website!

Skratchpad DJ Workshop @ H.E.L.L.A. Hip Hop Conference
Saturday, September 28, 8am-5pm
Skyline Senior High School
12250 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA
Register for the event at the H.E.L.L.A. website

Special Tech DJ Open House on Sunday, Sept. 29!


Come one, come all!  Special Tech DJ is a record shop, DJ school, and computer repair shop all in one.

Special Tech DJ will be having an open house on Sunday, September 29 from 12pm to 5pm, in San Bruno, California (just south of San Francisco).  Come meet the staff, including yours truly, DJ Pone!  DJ Pone is on the Special Tech DJ staff as DJ instructor.

DJ Cue, who helped keep vinyl alive throughout the 1990s at his shop Cue's Records, is back in 2013 with Special Tech DJ!  DJ Cue has assembled a great team of individuals to work together and provide a place of music, technology, and education.

Check it out this weekend!

Special Tech DJ Open House
Sunday, September 29, 12pm-5pm
@ Special Tech DJ
572 San Mateo Ave
San Bruno, CA 94066
650-278-4228
Free.  All ages.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Looking at the crowd at the Skrarchpad 10th Anniversary...


Waiting for the battle to begin.

Derrick D rocks the hip hop 45s @ Skratchpad 10th Anniversary...

...put on your dancing shoes!

Trophy and custom MIDI Fighter for the Skratchpad 10th Anniversary battle tonight!

Thanks to Mitch Manchild of DJ Techtools for the creations! No one outdoes Mitch...except for Mitch!

Skratchpad 10th Anniversary - writeup by Billy Jam at Amoeba!

Here's Billy Jam's writeup of the Skratchpad 10th Anniversary on Amoeba Records' Amoeblog.

Shout out to Billy Jam of Hip Hop Slam!


Thurs. Aug 8: Skratchpad 10 Year Anniversary - DJ Battle, Performance by Teeko and More!


Thursday, August 8, 2013 -- SKRATCHPAD is Celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary w/ Special Guests Derrick D (OG Beat lounge), Genie G, Teeko (4OneFunk) & SP's first Westcoast DJ Final Battle Circuit! 1st Place receives DJ Tech Limited Edition Thud Rumble TR-1S Mixer & Custom Midi Fighter, more prizes & Judges TBA!

SKRATCHPAD San Francisco
Thursday, August 8th

Every 2nd Thursday of the Month
@ NECK OF THE WOODS SF, CA
(Formerly known as ROCKIT ROOM)
9 pm-2 am/ 21+/ FREE

Hosted by:
JOHNNY KRUSH ~ " No Cover Just Culture!"
http://facebook.com/johnnykrush

SKRATCHPAD 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY DJ BATTLE FINALS:

DJ FINALISTS WILL BE GOING HEAD TO HEAD - 5 MIN ROUTINE EACH!

DJS REPPIN' FOLLOWING SKRATCHPAD CHAPTERS....
KIDDOMONEY (JIMI HANDTRIX CREW) - LAS VEGAS

DSTRUKT (BEVMO) - SAN FRANCISCO

SMOOVGROOVS (BEVMO) - SAN JOSE

KUT KAOS (UNDER THE TABLE) - LOS ANGELES

RATED R (SLEEPROCKERS) - SACRAMENTO

SPECIAL GUESTS:
TEEKO

SHOWCASES BY:

SLEEPROCKERS

DJ TRAPS

IN THE MIXX with

DJ DERRICK D

DJ GENIE G

DJ PONE

SKRATCH SESSION BEATS with
CHICKEN SKRATCH


ARRIVE EARLY DJs!
OPEN TURNTABLE SESSION starts at 9pm
*DJs Please Bring your Needles, Headphones & Records

Skratchpad shout out to Hip Hop & DJ Community & Music lovers who have supported us over the years to help us keep working towards our mission: "To help preserve Hip Hop culture, elevating the art of DJing, and connecting the music, culture, & people." Much Love & Respect ya'll! Keep it moving.... Skratchpadworldwide.com!

Big Shout out to all of our Sponsors: Thud Rumble, Mighty4, Stokyo, Cues, Rane, ANMLY Clothing, Innofader, BeatsbyDre, Jet Pack, Guitar Center, Mega DJ Center.

MORE INFO:
Skratchpadsf@gmail.com
www.skratchpadworldwide.com

SKRATCHPAD fb page

Friday, July 12, 2013

Prize package from sponsors Stokyo, DJ Techtools, and Jetpack


To the winner of the Skratchpad SF battle. Includes Vestax headshells, Tablecloth slipmats by Dstyles, shirts from Stokyo and Rane, Serato control records, Chromacaps from DJ Techtools, a DJ bag from Jetpack, and more.

Damn, I should have entered.

Next up at the skratchpad SF battle...

Professor Cutfresh cuts it up.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

DJ Pone Cuts Up The Disco Vinyl In San Francisco this Saturday!



Saturday, May 4:  DJ Pone joins his KALX buddy Sergio at Go BANG! in San Francisco!  DJ Pone will be spinning his first ever live disco mix, which will be all-vinyl and turntablism-flavoured to boot!  Go BANG! is the monthly queer-mixed, friends & family, dancer-oriented, DISCO party brought to you the first Saturday of each month by DJs Sergio Fedasz and Steve Fabus.  You can't beat disco and scratching.  Check it out!

More information on the event Facebook page.

Go BANG!
The Stud Bar 
399 9th & Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA
9 pm-3 am/ 21+ / $7 (free before 10pm)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Review of the San Francisco DMC Regional DJ Battle in the Amoeblog

For those who didn't make it out last night, check out my homeboy Billy Jam's report on the San Francisco DMC regional DJ battle in the Amoeblog.

There's a photo of me in the article!  I didn't compete in the battle.  I was managing the stage along with DJ Mr. B.  I also jumped on the turntables for a quick second during the showcase of DJ Quest and DJ Cue, but I couldn't keep up with DJ Quest's awesomely fast electro power scratching.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

DMC San Francisco regional battle results

1st Traps
2nd Neemo
3rd Lazyboy

Congrats to DJ Traps.  An awesome DJ to represent the SF Bay Area at DMC US Finals this year.


Impromptu Scratch-off post SF DMC to win the DJ Techtools giveaway



How we do in SF.

DJ Cue on the decks at DMC SF


DJ Cue and DJ Quest showcase at DMC San Francisco regional DJ battle. Bulletproof Space Travelers!

DJ Quest cuts it up @ DMC SF

DJ Cue and DJ Quest showcase at DMC San Francisco regional DJ battle

Billy Jam sighting!!!!!

...at the DMC San Francisco regional DJ battle

The Rane TTM62 is set up for battle....

DMC San Francisco regional DJ battle!

Sorry, the photo is upside down!

Setting up for the DMC SF regional!


setting up for the DMC San Francisco regional DJ battle!

Custom MIDI Fighter Spectra for DMC San Francisco Winners..

Made by Mitch Manchild from event sponsor DJ Techtools. Custom engraved with the DMC logo. For first and 2nd place. Everyone was jocking the first place one so Froggy was checking out the second place one.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Last Chance to get your DMC San Francisco $15 Pre-Sale Tickets!




It's your last chance get your $15 pre-sale tickets for the DMC San Francisco Regional Battle at Eventbrite. Pre-sales close tonight!  Admission is $20 at the door.

Presented by Rane in association with Skratchpad and DJ Cue:

Watch some of the best turntablists in the Bay Area battle for a chance to compete in the DMC US Finals in New York City!

The battle will be hosted by former DMC World champion DJ Apollo, and will feature showcases by DJ Quest & DJ Cue, CMG of the Conscious Daughters, and Deeandroid & Cellskii!  DJs Vex One and Ameriica will be rocking the party throughout the day!

Stick around for the Skratchpad afterparty right after the battle, with open turntables to get your scratch on, as well as sets by Pam the Funkstress, DnZ, Chicken Scratch, Mista B, and DJ Robynn!

For more information, check out the event Facebook page!

Thanks to event sponsors Guitar CenterMunitioDJ TechtoolsBeats by Dre, and Thud Rumble; also thanks to 2013 US DMC sponsors RaneShureDubspotiDJnow12 Inch SkinzSmokin Shells, Elite Philosophy clothing, and Scratch DJ Academy!


DMC San Francisco Regional Battle
Presented by Rane in association with Skratchpad and DJ Cue
NECK OF THE WOODS - 2nd Floor
406 Clement St. San Francisco, CA 94118
Sunday, April 28, 2pm-8pm / 21+/ $15 adv. @ Eventbrite, $20 at the door
Afterparty $5, starts at 9pm

Friday, April 26, 2013

Listen to a teaser of DJ Pone cutting up the disco hip-hop breaks on Soundcloud!

Sergio has posted my short teaser mix on Soundcloud to get you ready for my turntablized disco mixes next week:

https://soundcloud.com/go-bang/dj-pone-go-bang-may-2013

DJ Pone will be cutting up the disco breaks live on Sergio's show on KALX 90.7 FM on Monday, April 29, 8pm-9:30pm, and will be live in the mix in San Francisco at Go BANG! on Saturday, May 4!

Give it a listen!

Check out djpone.com for details on the KALX live mix and Go BANG!


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

DJ Pone cuts up the disco hip hop breaks on radio KALX, Monday, April 29





Monday, April 29:  As a warm up to his turntablized disco set at Go BANG! that week, DJ Pone will be spinning a short disco hip hop breaks mix as a guest Sergio's show on KALX 90.7 FM on Monday, April 29, 8pm-9:30pm!  DJ Pone will be cutting up a selection of disco tracks and the corresponding hip-hop tracks that sampled them! Tune in to 90.7 on your radio, or listen to the stream live on http://kalx.berkeley.edu/liveplayer.html.


DJ Pone spins disco hip hop breaks on KALX on Sergio's KALX show
Monday, April 29
90.7 FM on your radio or streaming live on the Internet at: http://kalx.berkeley.edu/liveplayer.html 
8pm-9:30pm (PST).

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Shout out to DJ Geo-D, my former DJ student, and rockin' the decks at the Sun God Festival at UC San Diego on May 17...



Geo-D, one of my AWESOME former DJ students is performing at the UC San Diego Sun God festival. Thanks for the shout out in your bio, Geo! I'm proud of you, man.


" From the early age of 13, Geo-D immersed himself in turntablism with the direction of notable artists such as DJ PONE, and DJ Guzie of the Rock-It Scientists."

If you're in San Diego on May 17, check it out. Especially if you're a UCSD student...other performers include Kendrick Lamar and Porter Robinson!

UCSD Sun God Festival info is here.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cellskii in the mix at Skratchpad SF

...shout out to Native Instruments and Innofader...

Snayk Eyz and DJ Robynn getting the decks set up @ Skratchpad SF


DJ Marz, Max Kane, and Snayk Eyz freestyle scratching @ SKRATCHPAD SF


DJ Pone to perform a turntablist set at NOT NY - Gallery Opening Event @ Washburn Studios, Saturday, April 13



DJ Pone will be spinning a turntablist set at NOT NEW YORK, the gallery opening event at Washburn Studio, on the evening of Saturday, April 13, 6pm-10pm.  The invite-only event will showcase artwork from four upcoming local artists, with a special showing from Senz.  DJ Pone will be joined on the decks by a special lineup of DJs.

For more information, read the event write-up on SF Station.


The event is invite-only.  Contact Washburn Studios if you're interested in going:  info@washburnstudio.com.

Washburn Studio is an art and learning space in the SOMA District in San Francisco; DJ Pone teaches scratch classes as part of the Art of DJing lesson series offered at Washburn.  Check it out!



DJ Pone performs a turntablist set at the NOT NEW YORK gallery opening event.
12 Washburn Street, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, April 13, 6pm-10pm.  Invitation only.  For information, email info@wasshburnstudio.com.




Skratchpad SF, Thursday April 11 featuring Digital Martyrs & Max Kane!



Skratchpad San Francsico April Edition: Special Guest performances by Digital Martyrs & Max Kane!!!!
Amazing Zoo Crew will be in the house, with Brigidope & Beats Me.

Plus, we'll be celebrating the Aries Birthdays: Jus Jones, Deeandroid!

SKRATCHPAD San Francisco
Thursday, April 11th
Every 2nd Thursday of the Month
@ NECK OF THE WOODS SF, CA
(Formerly known as ROCKIT ROOM)
9 pm-2 am/ 21+/ FREE

Hosted by:
JOHNNY KRUSH ~ " No Cover Just Culture!"