Posts Tagged ‘Vinyl Destination’
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the fellas a half-world away. Hong Kong, hit some shops, get some sneaks, rock the spot. Then to Melbourne: Hop a plane and do it again (well, first time for Dayne Jordan but still). Yeah, just another Vinyl Destination episode.
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Vinyl Destination crew are in Hong Kong. No visit to Hong Kong is complete without a trip to the renowned Sneaker Street. DJ Ferno and Dayne Jordan can’t believe their eyes as they peruse the shops in amazement. After the show, Dayne gets a chance to connect with fans old and new. Next up is Sydney, Australia where things get heated for Jeff at the hotel and the show. Later, Steve takes time to reflect on his experiences while roaming the streets of Melbourne.
Luxurious life of globetrotters. Oh look, hot Mickey D’s. Awesome. And hotter hotel rooms. Super awesome. These ‘awesomes’ are sarcastic… just to clarify). Still good times. Watch.
DJ Jazzy Jeff with another Vinyl Destination episode, DJ’s In Paris going hard all across Europe. Top highlights? Number one’s GOTTA be DJ Ferno taking in the first-time-in-Paris experience with childlike wonder. Follow that IMMEDIATELY with Rich Medina talking with the crew right after the Paris leg, just before catching a train to Amsterdam for a break. That’s two. Round out the top three with Jeff’s closing comments about his back-to-nature themed room. Hilarious!
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Vinyl Destination crew end a 10 show, 10 day run in Paris. It’s DJ Ferno’s first time in the City of Lights, so he explores the city and takes in some sights. After a few verses of “Mama I Made It,” it’s off to the gig. Jeff has a show with a dear friend, Rich Medina. The next stop is Amsterdam. With Rich joining the fun, the guys share some valuable information that makes him rethink his phone service. Feeling refreshed after some much-needed time off, the crew gets back in full gear with shows in Dresden, Germany, Warington, England and Oslo, Norway. Along the way, “Tickle me Ferno” emerges and Jeff finds out a tree grows in his hotel room.
Work hard. Party hard. Sure. But when you DJ, the party’s where you are – the Vinyl Destination (boom)!
— Mr Vinyl Destination (@djjazzyjeff215) June 2, 2015
DJ Jazzy Jeff spins at one of his favorite events, The Do Over in Auckland, New Zealand, in this episode of Vinyl Destination. After a great party at the Do Over, the following day, the guys catch a ferry to Waiheke Island for a day out with the folks from Serato. While on the island, Cristopher and DJ Ferno air a disclaimer that potentially could have made for great TV. After some well deserved time off, the guys get back into the swing of things by making their way to Vietnam and no luggage.
Another leg on the Asian tour. Macau is beautiful! Keep it moving… Thailand. Keep it moving… Bangkok, Thailand, in the midst of massive political protest marches; still Jeff and the rest bring the party. Still, keep it moving. This leg, though, is another somethin’ altogether… like a BUG’S leg – a “Man vs. Bug” challenge (um… interesting?). Yeah. Just watch above.
Had three days off… I gotta play somewhere!
– DJ Jazzy Jeff
Hip-Hop and martial arts – there’s a connection. Some real talk where the real work begins again (Manilla, Philippines). Then Jeff the crew is off and running again to Singapore, after getting some KFC. Then Tokyo, Japan. Good times on the rip-and-run-and-fun tour underway. Oh… and there’s barbecue… Korean barbeque!
(And… um… some magic?)
Vinyl Destination | Ep. 20 “Food For Thought” On Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)
I’mo eat me a scorpion… a fried scorpion… it’s gone be good…
– DJ Ferno
That’s how we’re starting? Okay, this is Vinyl Destination. This is the start of the Asian Tour. On the way to Seoul, Korea, to get it popping… like fried bugs… but nah, even though the fellas went hard with the travel (off to the Philippines in a flash), the grub, and the club work. It was a pretty chill episode overall. Enjoy it.
(Bet you want one of those doughnuts though. Bet that up!)
Guard your nuts.
– DJ Jazzy Jeff
Whew! Can we call the last leg of the European tour a wrap already? The guys are worn out – delirious with hunger and fatigue. Almost there though fellas. Three days. But… three days is time enough to get in some serious club jams, traffic jams, airport jams… all starting with the crew jammed into tiny cabs to make their way through Manchester UK the to the first gig in the ep. Real 90s Hip-Hop party in store for the locals. Just for starters. Hit play above for the rest. Hit the jump for some snaps from the clip. Go!
Vinyl Destination | Ep. 18 “Lessons With Jazz” On Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)
Can I ask you a question… Was it a good fade?
– DJ Ferno
DJ Ferno gets called onto the carpet (er… couch) for a DJ Jazzy Jeff post-show reprimand. Evaluations are evaluations, wherever you work, right? Nah. You probably don’t get a camera shoved in your face the whole time your boss is giving you the talkin’ to… and you don’t likely get a real opportunity to land a ‘counter’ like Ferno did. Haa! Even getting ‘dressed down’ on these Vinyl Destination eps is classic.
It’s all about IMPACT people. Remember that ya young’ns!
Keep watching though: The crew did a double in Manchester, then get over to Preston, UK. Jeff giving love to fans and they mans’n’em, meeting and greeting and signing stuff along the way. Skillz with his commentary added in. Prepare to chuckle.
(Notice how Jeff wouldn’t make the hand gesture he did not understand for the one fan’s pic. That’s not “being rude”… actually, it’s being smart… never know who you may offend, or if you are misrepresenting yourself in some way doing things like that just because someone asks. Careful people! Lots of laughs AND lessons in this episode. Enjoy!)
Good rest-up over the time off. Good van ride over to the hotel in England. Good sound check. Good chill time before the night’s show. Oh, speaking of chill… damn it got cold, right Steve? Bwaahahaa. All in all, no tripping just good times before, up to, and through the party set for this episode of Vinyl Solution. Until the crew gets stuck in the elevator…
We gotta draw straws to see who we gone eat…
– DJ Jazzy Jeff
Uh oh. Drama begins. The fellas get out, but it don’t stop. After the party it the after party NO! It’s a mad dash back to pack and load into the van, to dash over to another show in Ireland (Cork; where Jeff and Skillz kille’m every time with that “Jump Around” apparently), then catch a flight, to do back-shows after that (Bristol, then Manchester).
You probably recognize the work of one Dayne Jordan on the episode’s soundtrack; some of the cuts posted here on the site. Dope,
Enjoy the ep.
Okay, okay. Been a minute since we came with the Vinyl Destination posts. Apologies all around to all appropriate parties. AND sooo… if you are a stickler for watching in order, we do a solid. Start by watching AFTER THE JUMP (start it from the bottom then come here).
So we come to day 3 of European jaunt for this Vinyl Destination episode. DJ Jazzy Jeff and the best in the biz, riding out in the world’s smallest minivan, to Annecy, France. Not always ‘deluxe accommodations’ but chilling. Cookies and chips. Then…to get it IN… Pop Plage!! Then off Belfast, Ireland. Then to London…whew, they’re working people! And before you ask, yes the title is indeed ‘Proper Lube’ and NO… not saying anymore about that here. Watch the vid.
“Community hand towels? I’m cool.”
Vinyl Destination | Ep. 13 ‘Bonnaroo Super Jam’ On Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)
Yessir. Jeff and the rest of the crew have made their way to Tennessee by this episode of Vinyl Destination. They have Bonaroo work to do. Now, if you start the show with wellness advice from Method Man…how crazy might the ep get?
Some of everybody on the set: Meth, his pal Redman… ScHoolboy Q… in there… RZA showed up… Loaded bill for Bonnaroo Super Jam. Enjoy the hijinks and highlights above.
Vinyl Destination | Ep. 12 ‘The Silent Disco’ On Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)
Episode 12… something familiar about it… Oh! On this ep Jeff and the crew jump the big pond from LA to the UK to do a surprise show on the Graham Norton Show. London with DJ Jazzy Jeff putting the perfect spin on a performance by… longtime partner Will Smith! We posted the surprise treat they gave the crowd there here.
There is much more – LA to London to Vegas in record time. And they their way to Tennessee. Some true southern fried chicken plates?
And now Dayne Jordan is embedded with the crew? Cool, cool.
And … WTF … a ‘Silent Disco’? %Party I’m in! Where are my headphones? That looked like mad fun! So much wildin’ and little time for rest. But enough of my jibba-jabba, ride out to Vinyl Destination above!
Vinyl Destination | Ep. 11 ‘Give The Drummer Some’ On Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)
In this episode of Vinyl Destination, DJ Jazzy Jeff and his crew ‘have a Cali week’ in Los Angeles. Jeff links up with drummer Travis Barker to talk about the possibility of doing a show. They chat about gear and do a DJ/Drummer jam session. Got into a lot for what was to be a laid back time. Eventually got over to the grocery store to shop to make a ‘Magnificent Meal’ – and leave a full fridge (like Jeff says a good house guest should) – while staying at the home of comedian buddy Russell Peters (see him in this prior episode here)) while in town. A show in San Diego, then flying out to UK for a day, then back stateside for another show in Vegas the day after… whew! A chill week, then back on the grind like a mutha—-!
Nice soundtracking in the back[ground] in this episode (contributions from Dayne Jordan).
How good is the timing of this episode? DJ Jazzy Jeff and friends are wrapping the tour and heading stateside in a few days. Why’s that good timing? What… you didn’t know Skillz and Jeff have a gig at Center Stage (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) this weekend? Well, you do now (click here for info)!
In this episode of Vinyl Destination, the crew treks to Biel (Switzerland) before a bit of a baggage snag in Novgorod (Russia). Then… the last night of the tour before hopping the big pond to LA (USA) for the Do Over.
Vinyl Destination | Ep. 9 ‘Kid Cudi Bath Time Music’ On Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)
“Nasty Nas Milkshake…” “…This milkshake is CRAZY!”
RESPECT to Vinyl Destination’s production crew for dropping in that “Room Test” by Dayne Jordan (fi-yah!) into this Episode 9 soundtrack right from the jump!
(Oh, and don’t think we missed Episode 8… it’s after the jump, mickey fickeys!)
DJ Jazzy Jeff, Skillz and the crew on to the next one… on to the next one… on their European tour. Manchester. Brussels. Zurich. Several destinations for this episode of Vinyl Destination. Fine and good… but this travel situation is kinda eff’d up (good shake though). Truth: Touring is not always first class travel and 5 star meals. Work life on the road. But a warm bath while listening to some Kid Cudi makes it all better, of course (wait, what?).
Vinyl Destination | Ep. 7 ‘Letting Go in Amsterdam’ On Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)
Sometimes you just need to let things go, especially when you’re in Amsterdam.
Episode Log – Episode 7, Season 2: DJ Jazzy Jeff and the crew catch up with DJ Shortkut in Amsterdam. First, heading to Rotterdam for a night at Corso, the guys realize they are in town for national 4/20 day.
Vinyl Destination. The guys are ‘Letting Go’ starting now!
They don’t fake or front on Vinyl Destination, at all. However, DJ Jazzy Jeff’s crew don’t spend days off like the average… Then again, they kinda do. Check out Episode 6 of Season 2. You’ll get it. Let’s start in London. O2 Arena. They take in a comedy show. Russell Peters, funny dude. Do they have backstage passes? Kinda. They roll up backstage WITH Peters going to rock the Arena!
Vinyl Destination … ‘Days Off’ … Don’t hate. Enjoy!
Vinyl Destination | Ep. 5 ‘Double Up’ In England, Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)
Now that we’re all caught up with the Vinyl Destinations, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the crew hit us Episode 5 of Season 2.
Picking up and taking off from Sophia, Bulgaria (see Episode 4 here) to England, Jeff and the rest get through a challenging leg of their journey; starting in Coventry, then on to the next one … in ye ole London towne, two hours away. Getting some Mr. G’s soul food, getting it in at 411 Bar and Nightclub. This Vinyl Destination episode – dubbed the ‘Double Up’ – is embedded up top and ready for you to view. Enjoy!
Vinyl Destination | Ep. 4 Ferno’s First Overseas Gig, Moscow And More, Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)
Episode 4. Season 2. Vinyl Destination. Let’s go… to Moscow!
The latest Vinyl Destination(s) for DJ Jazzy Jeff and the crew… overseas to Russia and Bulgaria. Special thing about this leg of the journey: DJ Ferno taking his first trip outside of North America. Stacking the passport stamps. Starting with some hard partying Russkies. Very not bad.
Oh… did you say something? Something about missing Episode 3. Nah, never that. Check after the jump.
Vinyl Destination | Ep. 2 From California To New York, Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)
Episode 2. Season 2. Vinyl Destination. DJ Jazzy Jeff, Skillz and the crew’s destinations include San Francisco to play with and make some cool tools. Meeting up with tech giant Gracenote’s president, Stephen White; Qbert at the Thud Rumble office; and DJ ShortKut at The Mighty. Then onto Vegas for 90’s-themed party at Ghostbar in The Palms Hotel and Casino. Then, leaving the West, the crew ends up in NYC.
Another leg of the journey in the can. On film, and ready for your viewing. Click play, and enjoy the trip.