D Spliff has been One with the turntables since the age of 12. With a strong desire to skratch records, he one day tried imitating the opening skratch to De La Soul's 'Saturday' on one of his cousins' old Elvis records....and nailed it perfectly. While developing his style, his influences ranged from Grandmixer DXT, Dj Fuze, Dj Jazzy Jeff, Mister Magic (RIP), Kool Dj Red Alert, Silver Surfer, Clark Kent, Pete Rock, Chill Will, Roc Raida (RIP), and FunkFlex, in just about that order. Being a self-taught Dj (meaning no videos/books/ schools), he pretty much learned different skratches on his own.
Spliff later began finding his way into the DMC and Guitar Center Spin-off Battle circuits, where he advanced to many state finals, a Regional final in Washington DC, and judged such battles along side legends such as Jazzy Jay and The Awesome Two (Special K and Teddy Ted). While living in Bayonne, another Dj (Dj Daluzion bka Dj Hardline) moved into the downstairs part of his house where he learned the basics on how to spin Drum'n'Bass / Jungle music. It was at this point Spliff became an 'all-around Dj', spinning and remixing basically anything that caught his ear, while always keeping it the essence of the Hip Hop culture - always skratching, always mixing, and forever making heads nod and feet move.