DJ Babu’s Blind Alley Routine at 1997 ITF

DJ Babu is a hip hop legend. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of watching Dilated Peoples, Beat Junkies or The Visionaries perform live with Babu then you know how live a show feels with a DJ like Babu working the beat instead of simply pressing play and letting the track run behind the vocals.

DJ Babu, is a Filipino-American DJ and producer. One-third of the hip hop group Dilated Peoples (alongside Rakaa, Iriscience and Evidence), Babu is also a member of the Beat Junkies DJ crew, and together with rapper Defari forms the duo the Likwit Junkies.

Babu has won multiple competition titles Including the Vestax World Championships and multiple ITF titles. As a revered battle DJ he has appeared in and hosted numerable videos. DJ Babu is famous for redefining the art of beat juggling during the 1997 ITF/Beat juggling category competition, when he first performed his “Blind Alley” routine. Under the name “The Turntablist”, produced perhaps the genre’s most popular battle record, 1996’s Super Duck Breaks, which sold over 10,000 copies.

DJ Babu Scratches and Performs Blind Alley Routine For Fellow DJs

DJ Babu shows off his skills for other DJs on this radio show by scratching over the beat before jumping into his Blind Alley Beat Juggling routine.


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