Hi my name is jprime.
I’m a breaks/hiphop/scratch DJ from Vancouver Island, and I have been on the turntables for 12 years now. I began with a love for old skool hip hop, funk, and turntablism inspired by such DJ’s as Q-Bert, Babu, Cut Chemist, and DJ Shadow. My sound reflects that today as I lace breakbeats with dashes of scratch flavour and hip hop.
I run a radio show out of London, UK every Tuesday night (7 – 9 PM PST) on the worlds #1 online breakbeat radio station NSBRadio.co.uk (4 years Breakspoll winner).
The show is “Canadian Back Breakin” and this year my show won the “Best Radio Show” award on the station, and I won “Best North American DJ.” I also took home 3rd place in the NinjaTune records / Mixvibes DJ contest this year.
I am also one half of the breaks duo “Vipercorps.” We have 5 releases (digital and vinyl) out so far on Lucky Break Records (Germany) and Breakz R Boss Records (Canada), with 3 new tracks already slated for release in 2011. You can find us on Beatport, Juno, and Trackitdown. There are also tracks, radio archives, photos, articles, and other info on myself and my projects at www.viperfunk.com
I’ve had the pleasure of playing with heavyweights like Deekline, Stanton Warriors, Hexadecimal, Mat the Alien, and DJ Czech. Highlights from this year so far include headlining NSBRadios’ breakbeat night at Mardi Gras in New Orleans. 2011 is looking like a strong year of performances in Canada and the U.S., and a tentative finish with a show in the U.K. near the year’s end.