This year’s Coachella saw one of the finest Hip Hop groups of all time reform for a 1 hour set. Jurassic 5 are technically 4 emcees and 2 DJs, known as much for their diverse rhyming styles as they are for the music and DJ skills of DJ Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist. And it’s the section in the middle of this full length Coachella video that is of most interest to we DJs.
Clearly, the guys have attacked various lumps of DJ gear to make their own performance pieces. Nu-Mark starts with a regular Beatthang session, after which assorted modded gear gets rolled out into a double performance from the J5 DJs. Vinyl as a wearable drum machine? Check. CDJ with a shoulder strap? Check. Giant turntable operated by 2 DJs? Double check.
The above video should start at the right place, but if not, jump to 15:00 if you want a live gear fix.
For Jurassic 5 fans, it would appear that this isn’t a one-off event. It sounds like a tour is on the cards. And given the quality of the performance in this video, it’ll be something worth seeing for sure.