Battle at the Palladium (ft. Dr. Butcher and Gudtyme)

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This is an audio excerpt of the first battle I ever entered, the 1991 Northeast DMC Regional Finals. Considering this is a throwback album, It was the perfect way to kick things off. That battle was a significant milestone in my career and in many ways it served as the catalyst for everything that occurred throughout my career from that point on. It starts off with Dr. Butcher's (my mentor) voice talking about how he met and trained me. Then it transitions into the actual 1991 DMC audio. In the background you hear my childhood friend Gudtyme (who appears on THE PROGRAM) cheering me on. He brought a tape recorder to the battle (there were no smart phones back then) and got my whole set on cassette. You can hear how happy and proud he was for me in his voice. He and I met in the 6th grade when I was 12. So to see me compete 7 years later had him mad open. Shit, I was open too!

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from X​-​Files: Lost & Deleted, released July 12, 2015

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DJ Rob Swift New York, New York

Whether it's as a soloist or collaborating with artists like Linkin Park or Blue Man Group, Rob is recognized as a trail blazer in the field of DJing. "I'm just trying to figure out different avenues to introduce people to the art of DJing. It might be through TV, albums, live performances, radio or teaching. However I reach people, the main thing is that we all get to connect through music." ... more

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