DJ JEDI is the latest addition to the world renowned Rootdown Sound system. He is also currently the resident turntablist for the recently reunited Grammy Award-winning hip hop pioneers, DIGABLE PLANETS. As a result of touring with the DP's, he's had the privilege of headlining with them at virtually every major music festival in the world, including, but not limited to, COACHELLA, LOLLAPOLOOZA, BUMBERSHOOT in Seattle, and the SONAR FESTIVAL in Barcelona, Spain. Along the way, he's had the privilege of sharing stages with the likes of superstars such as The Breakestra, Crown City Rockers, DJ Shadow, King Britt, Lyrics Born, The Procussions, Z-Trip, Weezer, Erykah Badu, Madonna, and countless others.
Prior to touring with Digable Planets, Jedi was the in-house selector for the Tony Award-winning RUSSELL SIMMONS' DEF POETRY JAM ON TOUR from 2003-2004, which allowed him to perform in such marquee venues as the World Famous APOLLO THEATRE in Harlem, N.Y. and THE SYDNEY FESTIVAL in Australia. He holds down a myriad of residencies in the L.A. area, including Downbeat 720, an open mic venue for high school kids, which he co-hosts with actor/poet Joe Hernandez-Kolski. In July of 2006, Joe and Jedi won EMMYS for their work on Downbeat Showdown, the television spin-off of Downbeat 720. His 70 minute, genre-busting musical opus, "Eclectic Sessions," as well as his love letter to his favorite hip hop collective the DP's, entitled "Blowout Breaks," are currently available at FAT BEATS, WORKMEN'S OUTLET, 33THIRD.COM, TURNTABLELAB.COM, and anywhere quality cds and mixtapes are sold. While Jedi's influences may stem primarily from hip hop culture, he also carries a deeply rooted appreciation for the classic soul, funk, jazz, rock, dance, and pop music that hip hop so heavily draws from. He believes strongly in the power of music to bring people of different cultures and backgrounds together in ways that they otherwise wouldn't, and is never too proud to whore out his services for weddings, bar mitzvahs, industry showcases, and birthday parties. As Jedi and Occasional Guests Mix Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Original Breaks, and Beats. New episodes go up around the beginning of each month, so be sure to stay CONNECTED by checking back.