The Original Jay Rockwell

Jay Rockwell: Beats, Electronics | Royce Silver: Violin | Rosé Pink: Vocals | Diamond White: Keyboards | Bently Black: Drums, Percussion | Palm Green: Bass guitar | Louis Brown: Horns, Woodwinds

Genre: Hip-Hop & Rap, Noise | Xprmntl

RIYL: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Babyface, David Foster, Gene Page, Quincy Jones, Larry Smith, Rick Rubin, Marly Marl, The Bomb Squad, Dr. Dre, Sir Jinx, Mark the 45 King, Kay Gee, DJ Quik, DJ Muggs, Pete Rock, Premier, Mr. Lawnge, Prince Paul, Organized Noise, The Beatnuts, The Large Professor, Diamond D, Buckwild, T-Ray, QD III, Greyboy, The RZA, Evil Dee & Mr Walt, Ali Shaheed, Salaam Remi, Domino, E-Swift, J-Swift, Kut Masta Kurt, Evidence, Alchemist, No I.D., DJ Shadow, Hi-Tek, Just Blaze, Kanye West, Timbaland, Swizz, Mannie Fresh, Polow da Don, Neptunes, Scott Storch, Cool and Dre, illmind, Madlib, J Dilla

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Synoposis

Inception: San Diego, 2000

Influences: Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Grandwizard Theodore, DST, Jam Master Jay, Terminator X, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kutfather, DJ Rags, 3-Style, ISP, Beat Junkies, X-Men, DJ Noize, P-Trix & IF2, Allies, Swift Rock & STA, Top Rawmen, DJ Swamp, the Empire DJs, Tenshun, Psi Kick

Background:

“My father bought me a pair of turntables in middle school,” says DJ/MC Jay Rockwell, who cites Jam Master Jay as an early influence. While DJing with a local coalition called Playtime Attractions, which included DJ Clobber, he says “We then decided to form the Orchestra. This consisted of the same members of Playtime Attractions, but under a different name. Our mission was to primarily focus on turntablism, improve on our skills, and dominate DJ competitions.”

The group was later joined by DJ R-Type and DJ Virus, branching out into a full fledged electronic indie hip-hop band, making extensive use of samples. “Our music is experimental,” says DJ/MC Jay Rockwell. “We are not receiving any form of royalties from our art. Respect to the original songwriters, record labels, and artists.”

Based in Paradise Hills, their full-length The 1st Experience was rleased in 2009.

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