Bio: doc bLAdez began his interest in music at a very young age. In the late 1980's, bLAdez' grandfather taught him how to play the harmonium, a classical South Asian Instrument. In the 1990's, bLAdez began his interest in deejaying. Being influenced by UK artists, such as Bally Sagoo and Panjabi MC mixing Hip Hop and Punjabi music, doc bLAdez began spinning at local parties and slowly became one of North America's premier djs. Aside from mixing at parties and mashing up tracks, bLAdez became infatuated with the art of Turntablism in 1997. doc bLAdez won the 2003 Cerritos Guitar Center DJ Battle and later went on to compete for the U.S. Championship. In 2005, doc bLAdez was a finalist in the world renown International Turntablist Foundation DJ Battle in Los Angeles. He has also been the tour dj for the South Asian Hip Hop sensations, Karmacy since 2003, performing across North America. bLAdez has also shared the stage with Bone Thugs N Harmony, Collie Buddz, DJ Melo-D, Mr. Choc, Fatman Scoop, B-21, Bally Sagoo, Tigerstyle, Jay Dabhi, Sandeep Kumar, Jassy Sidhu, Gurpreet Channa, Sandeep, Jason Joseph, Yashraj, Sim Grewal, Panjabi MC, RDB, Dr. Zeus, Punjabi Hit Squad, Nappy Roots, Biz Markie, Gippy Grewal, Jazzy B, People Under the Stairs, dholnation, and many more. Today, doc bLAdez is one of the few djs that can rock a party with his scratches, beat juggles, and body tricks while playing the sickest mix of Hip-Hop, Punjabi, Dubstep, and Drum n Bass.
Chunni Udh Udh by Alaap (retrodub)
Dhol Vajda by Tigerstyle (the blunted bLAdez mix)
Kawan by Bikram Singh and Gunjan (Sweet n Sexy Mix)
Noorie by Bally Sagoo (FRF dnb MIX)
Chaandani Raathe (Sexy Drums Mix)
Dhol, Dark, & Handsome by Dhol Foundation (Tonz of Drumz Mix)
Dil Mangda by Bally Sagoo (Str8 Outta LA Mix)
Rakhde Glassi (Ruckus Mix)
"Please Let Me Introduce Myself"
"Funky Sitar Ride"
"Bedoin Joe" (Mikey Desai ft doc bLAdez) Mixtapes:
"The 5abi B-Boy 3000: LA Style"
-A mixtape like no other. Ranging from hits by Kuldip Manak to DJ Shadow, this mixtape brings the best of classic and new Punjabi music mixed with heavy hitting underground hip-hop tunes of today and yesterday. Including Panjabi MC, doc bLAdez, DJ Shadow, Tigerstyle, Gangstarr, Dan the Automator, Madlib, Tru Skool & Repazent, Ms Pooja, Fatboy Slim, AS Kang, and MajaBlaze. ---------------
"A Walk on the Phunky Syde of Lyfe"
-A chilled out blend of Downtempo, Lounge, and Hip-Hop including; Theivery Corporation, St. Germaine, DJ Shadow ------------------- "Beneath the Surface" -Straight up Hip Hop and Reggae Classics. De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, Atmosphere, Kardinal Offishall, Lexicon, The Roots, People Under the Stairs, Madlib, DITC, Chaka Demus n Pliers, Wayne Wonder, Pete Rock n CL Smooth, Casual, Deux Process, Visionaries, Black Moon, MOP, Bumpy Knuckles, and DJ Krush. ------------------------
-A hitting mix of some of today's hardest hitting drum n bass tunes. Concord Dawn, High Contrast, Calibre, Klute, Juju, Cause 4 Concern, Dieselboy, Bad Company, DJ SS, D-Bridge, D Kay, DJ Marky & XRS, J-Majik, Chameleon, and Aquasky.
NEW LIVE DnB MIX:
doc bLAdez (Five River Fundamentalist, LA)
--Live Turntable Set
1. Draw On Me-- Mutt (bLAdez on the cut)
2. Blood Rain--Spectrasoul
3. Rolling Home--Donnie Dubson
5. Sugar--Bachelors of Science
6. Summer Came--Donnie Dubson
7. Dub Criminal--Drunken Masters
8. Dinky Dub--Marcas
9. Feelin No Way--Dub Tao
10. Forever Soul--Mace & Ed Funk
12. Mosaic--Kubliks & Lomax
14. Sjimmy Shake--Falcon
15. Trying Times--Logistics
16. Infusion--Nosia & Black Sun Empire
17. Detuned--Mutated Forms
18. Wantin’ You--The Outfit
19. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: High Contrast
20. Commix vs. Logistics--Everyday
doc bLAdez’s playlists