Genre: Down-tempo / Funk / Hip Hop
Location New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Profile Views: 40280
Last Login: 12/23/2010
Member Since 8/13/2004
Type of Label Major
BioDJ Yamin aka Ben Epstein has been Djing and Producing for over 15 years. His love for Hip-Hop spawned his quest to find the source of all the samples that were being used in the songs he loved. Digging through the dusty record bins he discovered such artists such as Bill Withers, P-Funk and The Meters. He put his knowledge to use and started a radio show called "The Grooveyard" on WMFO which lasted for over 7 years. His first release as a producer was in 1994 with a breakbeat beat record called "5 Finger Breaks" produced alongside Moosaka. He has DJ'd with several Hip-Hop groups such as P.O.E. and III Kings and has opened up for such acts as Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Crown City Rockers and The Violent Femmes. He is the founder of Beats Not Bombs, a political organization that gathers artists and activists together to raise money and awareness for such groups as Amnesty International and Campaign to Ban Landmines... .. .. ..
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InfluencesSly Stone, Cut Chemist, Stevie Wonder, Luke Vibert, DJ Spinna, Miles Davis, D'angelo, Hi-Tek, Bob Marley, Sade, Donny Hathaway, Eddie Hazel, Prince, Ramsey Lewis, Yusef Lateef, Shuggie Otis, Amp Live, Buju Banton, Elliot Smith, Ahmad Jamal, John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Cymande, The Abyssinians, Leonard Cohen, Bad Brains, Roots Manuva, Danny Breaks, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Dr. Dre, Israel Vibration, Prince Paul, Grover Washington Jr, Premier, Zeb, J. Rocc, Moondog, James Brown, Idris Muhammed, Ron Carter, Sean J. Period, Michael Jackson........
4 Songs | Sep 21, 2008