DJ, Producer, Turntablist, DJ Instructor /
80s, Breaks & Breakbeat, Dancehall, Drum n' Bass, Electro, Electro-breaks, Electro-house, Funky House, Hip Hop, House, Jungle, Techno
|AFFILIATION: Faust & Shortee, Urban Assault, Queens of the Jungle, Twice As Nice, Females wit Funk, Heavy Artillery Recs, 5 Star Recs, Shure, Rane, Serato, Cakewalk, Playboy, Tribal Gear
BOOKING CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org / 404-663-6091
"The ultra-versatile DJ Shortee has become queen of the scratch world. She has become an unquestioned paragon in her field.”
"DJ Shortee is the world’s premier female DJ!!”
SHORTEE IS ONE OF URB’S NEXT 100 (2001): “Within the ever crowding DJ/Producer genre, Shortee's versatility & musical prowess stands out. With her compelling musicianship…she has created a turntable style all her own…& has grown from obscurity to acclaim”
Shortee is recognized as one of the most diverse & technically skilled female DJs in the world & her career is highlighted by an unparalleled series of firsts. Playboy's only official 50th Anniversary tour DJ, first & only female ‘World Class Power Mixer’ on Power 106fm (LA), first female to produce an instructional DJ DVD series, first & only female to produce a turntablist album, first female to produce a battle record, first female DJ endorsed by Shure, first & only female endorsee of Rane, first & only female DJ endorsed by Cakewalk, Shortee has been named “queen of the scratch world” by DJ Times, ranked the #1 Female Turntablist & Hip Hop DJ worldwide, listed in SheJay Magazine’s top 11 female DJs in the world & nominated for the categories of Best Female DJ & Best International Act in the 2008 Drum & Bass Awards (UK).
First female Fever/Buzz Battle of the DJs Champion (1997) & Urb’s Next 100 (2001), Shortee spins Drum & Bass, Breaks, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Rock & House worldwide & her unique contribution to the art of scratching & beat juggling for the last 13+ years earned her a spot as the only female DJ featured in Doug Pray's critically acclaimed movie "SCRATCH" (Palm Pictures). In addition to being featured in many other documentaries, Shortee has also made numerous TV appearances & her most recent is the role of DJ for the Tyra Banks Show on Tyra's club themed episodes & a celebrity cameo in a Sony PSP commercial.
In 1998, Shortee made her production debut on Faust's "Man or Myth" (first turntablist album ever released also featuring Craze & Shotgun), followed by "The Fathomless EP",w/ Faust & DJ Craze containing the first Drum & Bass tracks comprised solely of scratching. In 1999, Shortee's full- length solo debut "The Dreamer" became the first & only turntablist album produced by a female and she has since released multiple joint albums with DJ Faust as well as singles, battle records, remixes, countless mix cds & appeared solo & jointly on numerous compilations. Her music has attracted licensing features & aired on networks worldwide. Recently, Faust & Shortee's song ”Drumcircle" (Digital Soul) is the theme song for "MTV SPORTS UNLIMITED AXXESS" & their remix of India Irie's "Shine" is the theme song for "THE TYRA BANKS SHOW". Together Faust & Shortee have launched 2 labels of their own: 5 Star Records (Battle/DJ Tools) & Heavy Artillery Recordings (Drum & Bass/Breaks) and their drum & bass tune “AWAY’ (Load Recordings UK) is nominated for best jungle/dnb track in the 2008 International Dance Music Awards!
A head professor at The Scratch DJ Academy co-founded by RUN DMC's Jam Master Jay, Shortee teaches 3 courses (Mixing151, Scratching202 & Beatjuggling303) at the Los Angeles branch. In addition, Shortee teaches DJ/Remix courses for the esteemed Grammy Foundation, DJ workshops for LA’s SAE Institute & various instructional tours for Sprite & Channel One News. She’s produced her own instructional DVD series "Shortee's DJ 101", "Shortee's DJ 202" & "Turntable Tune-Up" available worldwide. Most recently Shortee has created 17 DJ instructional videos for the Grammy Foundation entitled “Shortee’s DJ Sessions” releasing online & on DVD in 2008.
Shortee’s DJ sets are seamless whether she appears solo or part of a group & is well-known for her 4-turntable shows w/ DJ Faust as URBAN ASSAULT (Hip Hop/Funk/Drum & Bass). Shortee rocks 4 turntable shows with fellow female turntablist, Annalyze as TWICE AS NICE & she recently joined forces with Reid Speed & MC Tali to form QUEENS OF THE JUNGLE, a 4 turntable female D&B crew.
Shortee’s released 32 mix tapes & CDs since 1995 including "MASHED"(Hip Hop, Rock, 80's, Mashup), "DOGS ON ACID"(Drum & Bass), "THUMP" (Breaks) & "AIRPLAY" (Hip Hop). She's also well known for her "PLAYBOY 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR" series & her team mixes with Faust including the "URBAN ASSAULT" series (D&B) & "HIP HOP MEGA MIX" series (Hip Hop/Breaks/Funk/Soul).This year DnB veterans Digital & Phantasy commissioned Shortee to create a complex turntablist mix for the highly anticipated “Jungle Story Album” which features her remixes & exclusive original tunes by her crew Urban Assault & is releasing on Easy/Sativa Records in May 2008.
Her skills & productions have earned her acclaim in countless publications & sponsorships. Performing at high profile events for Playboy, New Line Cinemas, Tiffany & Co., Sprite, Frito Lay, Activision, Channel One, Private Celebrity events & Television wrap parties as well as Winter NAMM shows, Grammy Foundation, WMC & Remix Hotels. Playing alongside such world-class artists as Craze, Q-bert, KRS One, Supernatural, Method Man, Mixmaster Mike, Z-Trip, Roni Size, High Contrast, Carl Cox, Andy C, Pendulum, Dieselboy etc, a seasoned globetrotter, Shortee performs all over the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, London, Scotland, Amsterdam, Italy, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, El Salvador & more!
LABELS: HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDINGS/ 5 STAR RECORDS / LOAD MEDIA / BOMB / FUTURE PRIMITIVE / STRAY / OM / K-TEL / UNIVERSAL MOTOWN / MISHPUCKA / TINO CORP / UBI SOFT / PALM PICTURES / SCION / CMJ / EYEKISS FILMS / EASY / SATIVA / RESTLESS NATIVES / MANHATTON FILMS
MOVIES, TV & VIDEO: DOUG PRAY’S SCRATCH / SONY PSP / TYRA BANKS SHOW / MTV’S DATE MY MOM / MIXTRESS X / VINYL IS A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND / GIRL / CNN’s HEADLINE NEWS & SHOWBIZ THIS MONTH / SPINSTERS / SHORTEE’S DJ DVD SERIES / GRAMMY FOUNDATION’S DJ SESSIONS / PETE TONG’S FASTTRAXX / MTV BANGKOK’S CHANNEL V / NBC’s HIP HOP NATION / CBS NEWS / ROCK THE CROWD
RADIO: POWER 106fm (LA) / KIIS fm (FL) / XM SATTELLITE RADIO / SIRIUS / MIX REVOLUTION / BASSDRIVE RADIO
BATTLES: 1997 FEVER/BUZZ BATTLE OF THE DJS CHAMPION
SPONSORSHIPS: SHURE / RANE / SERATO / CAKEWALK / TRIBAL GEAR / SCRATCH DJ ACADEMY / GLOWTRONICS
TOURS: PLAYBOY’S 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR / URBAN ASSAULT DNB / THE BOMB TOUR / TWICE AS NICE /
3 THE HARD WAY / FATHOMLESS TOUR / HONEYMOONERS TOUR / SPRITE D-TOUR / CHANNEL ONE TOUR / DIVINE MIX TOUR / PRINCE PAUL’S INDY 5000 TOUR / QUEENS OF THE JUNGLE / GRAMMY PRO SESSIONS
MAGAZINES: URB / MIXMAG / DJ TIMES / ROLLING STONE / RINSE / CMJ / THOUSAND WORDS / FRANK / PLAYBOY /
MOBILE BEAT / CREATIVE LOAFING / REMIX / DJ MAG / ATM / KNOWLEDGE / BPM / WASHINGTON POST / NY TIMES / ALTERNATIVE PRESS / XLR8R / INDEPENDENT WEEKLY / VENUS / MUZIK / XXL / SPIN / ELEMENTAL / TRACE / VICE / DOA / INSOMNIAC / RAYGUN / HITS / LOTUS / SHEJAY / SCRATCH (and many MANY more….)
For Bookings Contact:
Agent: Michelle Levy
3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd #314
Studio City, CA 91604
ph - (818) 985-9510
fax - (818) 985-9520