[profile from http://www.djsheep.com/profile 09/11/2009]
DJ Sheep was born in Australia. At the age of 13 he became engrossed in hip-hop culture and was instantly captivated by the scratching he heard in the choruses of hip-hop songs at the time. He purchased his first record and went "looking for the perfect beat," learning about hip-hop, old school rap, electro, disco, jazz, funk, and soul music. His record collection consists of over 15,000 pieces and he is acknowledged worldwide as one of the most dedicated diggers in the game.
In 1995, DJ Sheep set up the world's first website dedicated to scratching culture, turntablism.com. Between 1996 and 1999, he produced local hip-hop parties as well as the Australian and New Zealand tours for DJs Q-Bert, Disk, Craze and A-Trak. In 1996, after touring with DJ Q-Bert, Sheep decided that he wanted to be a DJ and began scratching on his friends' turntables. In 1998 he bought his first set of decks and a mixer. At the same time he created the foundation of his DJ crew, Terntable Jediz with DJs Damage and Krypton.
In 1999, Sheep was contacted by prominent clothing label, ECKO UNLIMITED, to endorse their clothing via a long-standing sponsorship.
Between 2002 and 2003, Sheep won a consecutive sweep of every possible DJ title in his state, including 3 DMC titles, the Technics Ultimate DJ Showdown, and the Stanton DJ Battle. After the onslaught, he announced his retirement from DJ battles.
In 2004, his DJ crew, Terntable Jediz, released their debut album, "All Out War", which featured collaborations linking U.S. and Australian artists. The album and its title track won "Best Australian hip-hop song" and "Best Australian hip-hop album" at the Ozhiphop Music Awards.
In September 2006, DJ Sheep was invited by "world famous super-club," Ministry Of Sound (Taipei), to be the resident DJ in the main room.
In 2007, he formed a DJ duo with rapper/producer J-Zone called, "EXTRA CHEE$E", to revive forgotten tracks in genres such as disco, funk, hip-hop, miami bass, and gangsta rap. In 2007, the duo embarked on their debut tour, performing to enthusiastic crowds across the US, UK, and Europe.
DJ Sheep has performed to crowds in Moscow, United States, Tokyo, Vietnam, Taiwan, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. He has performed and toured with artists such as: The Black Eyed Peas, DJ A-Trak (Kanye West), DJ Q-Bert, Z-Trip, Kid Koala, Lyrics Born, Jazzy Jeff, DJ Craze, Hilltop Hoods, Big Daddy Kane, The RZA (Wu-Tang Clan), DJ Yoda, Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest), The Alkaholiks, Jurassic 5, Roc Raida, Peanut Butter Wolf (Stones Throw), and the list goes on...
DJ Sheep has performed gigs for corporate clients such as Toyota, Lufthansa, Citigroup, Globe, Austrade, Quicksilver, X-Games, Jim Beam, Red Bull, General Pants, Electronic Arts, University of Queensland, and many more!
His unique track selection, scratching and trick mixing skills are what separate DJ Sheep from the majority of other DJs. For bookings please send an E-MAIL
DJ SHEEP - DJ BATTLE TITLES
2003 - 1st Place - QLD Australia DMC Solo
2002 - 1st Place - QLD Australia DMC Solo
2002 - 1st Place - QLD Australia DMC Battle For World Supremacy
2001 - 1st Place - Stanton / Central Station DJ Competition
2001 - 1st Place - Technics Ultimate DJ Showdown
MCs / Groups:
Big Daddy Kane, Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest), Jurassic 5, Supernatural, Cage, Mr. Lif, Atmosphere, Brother Ali, J-Zone, The RZA (Wu-Tang), Sage Francis, Blackalicious, Ugly Duckling, Foreign Legion, Black Eyed Peas, Lyrics Born, Casual, Tajai (Souls of Mischief), Moka Only, Mystik Journeymen, Looptroop, Motion Man & Kutmasta Kurt,1200 Techniques, King Kapisi, Brothers Stoney, Maya Jupiter, Lyrical Commission, Koolism, Hyjack & Torcha, Delta, Hilltop Hoods, and more...
DJ Q-Bert, Jazzy Jay, Z-Trip, Kid Koala, J-Rocc, DJ Revolution, Jazzy Jeff, Mark B, DJ Craze, A-Trak, Infamous, Klever, DJ Romes (Lootpack), Peanut Butter Wolf (Stones Throw), Paul Nice, Scratch Perverts, Shortee Blitz, Plus One (Scratch Perverts), Mark B, DJ Disk, DJ Design (Foreign Legion), DJ Quest (Scratch Hamsters), Roc Raida, DJ Phantom, Dexta, Kuya, DJ Bonez, DJ Yoda, DJ Hype, Icy Ice (Beat Junkies) and more...
Air Force Crew, L.A. Breakers, Wicket, Tuff Kid and more...