When it comes to being a pure-bred DJ, there are few who match J-Smoke’s accomplishments behind the turntables. Respected as one of the most skilled all-around DJs in the global DJ community, this New York native brings the best of many worlds to the turntables as a seasoned veteran in the international DJ battle circuit. Coming up as a founding member of the prestigious DJ collective, the Allies, along with DJs A-Trak (DJ for Kanye West & 5-time world champion DJ), Craze (3-time world champion DJ), and DJ turned hip hop super-producer, Develop, J-Smoke and company made DJ history forming one of the most dominant and influential DJ groups to ever hit the international DJ stage.
After achieving a record-breaking amount of world titles with the Allies (the most ever in DJ history), and performing all over the globe with the crew, outside of the group, J-Smoke focused on fine tuning his craft as a DJ to cater his talents to a broader audience.
Applying his world championship winning DJ skills of scratching and beat-juggling to his now signature live DJ sets and critically acclaimed mixtapes, J-Smoke started making his name recognizable in other avenues in the DJ scene. To his merit, J-Smoke's weekly residency party in the Lower East Side section of New York City, went on to be voted "best music" in many local publications. In addition, his mixtapes went on to win numerous mixtape contests, demonstrating the diversity of his talent, and validating him as one of the most well-rounded DJs in DJ world.
These are just the few credentials that made J-Smoke's reputation one that has earned him opportunities to open up for some of the nation's biggest acts including Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, Nas, Jadakiss, Kanye West, and Slick Rick.
ABOUT THE ALLIES
The Allies crew is comprised of DJs J-Smoke, A-Trak, Craze, Klever, Infamous, Spictakular, and Develop. As a collective, the Allies hold over 14 World Championship titles-- more than any other DJ crew in the world. With such an extensive resume, the Allies have broken the tradition of the DJ playing the background and have now stepped in to the spotlight appearing on various television networks such as CNN, MTV, BET, FOX, NBC, and almost all of the major and local magazines and newspapers. The Allies are also working hard to change the standard of being a turntablist. They emphasize all aspects of the DJ such as beat juggling, scratching, body tricks and mixing into their live shows as well as mixtapes, LP's, EP's, battle records, and videos that are available worldwide.
TITLES & AWARDS..
2000 Technics / DMC East Coast Team Champion
1999 ITF Team World Champion
1999 ITF Western Hemishpere Team Champion
1998 ITF Western Hemisphere Team runner-up
October 10, 2003
heads i listened to when i was high school... dj riz, stretch, eclipse, mr mayhem, spinbad, rip-one, double r, revolution, jazzy jeff, alamo, scratch... and of course all the turntablist heads who paved the way... x-men, isp, junkies, 5th platoon, scratch hamsters, and my crew.