You know what it is. Brother Donte dropped his mix CDs a couple weeks ago that featured his favorite joints of 2016. So, then I took ‘em and then mixtape’d it into one dope mix. This year you’ll hear a mix of Anderson .Paak, Yuna, Chance, NxWorries, Robert Glasper, Nas, Frank Ocean, Tribe, Common, Pusha T, KING, Solange and more. Enjoy!
A Brother Donte & DJ Bizzon Production
Shoutout to DJ Whyte Nite for having me part of his “12 Days Of Christmas” Mix series! Check it.
In case you were low on yams, listen to the “Smooth Out Pt.4″. This is the one that will get you through your work day without even realized you even worked. Yeah, it’s that good.
The Friday Night DJ Series on Chicago’s 91.1FM Vocalo Radio airs each week from 8pm-2am which showcases hour long open-format mixes from the Vocalo Radio DJ Collective. DJ Bizzon’s mixes are featured every third Friday of the month. Listen live at www.vocalo.org.
“As a black man who grew up in the central city, Tyrone Miller had made it. With a degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, he was working as a computer engineer at GE Healthcare.
But six years ago, as part of a GE volunteer day for employees, Miller was helping to rebuild a library at an inner-city school. One of the kids there asked if he’d be coming back. “Of course,” Miller replied, even though he knew another volunteer day hadn’t been scheduled….”
Beginning September 12th, DJ Bizzon will begin “The Scratch Sessions” every Monday from 4-8pm at the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts (926 E Center Street) for the upcoming DJs around Milwaukee. Youth aged between 12-19, no matter the experience level, can learn everything from the fundamentals of DJing, all the way to turning it into a full-time career.
Youth will learn hands-on from DJ Bizzon and other professional DJs with lessons on music selection, scratching, beat matching, event planning and promotions. Lessons will be based on vinyl turntables, as well as Serato DJ and Traktor. If youth have equipment and are able, they are encouraged to bring their own so they continue to practice at home.
As youth grow in their skills, DJ Bizzon will assist youth in creating and thwoing their own events, provide opportunities for them to DJ with him and other DJ guests, as well as work with him at WMSE 91.7FM on his radio weekly radio show, “Those Hip Hop Guys”. This allows youth to make money for themselves and gain experience in the various types of DJ careers that they can follow.
One of the largest barriers for anyone to get involved with DJing is access, which is why The Scratch Sessions are “pay-what-you-can”. The main priority is making their voice heard through the turntables. So even if someone isn’t able to offer anything monetarily, DJ Bizzon doesn’t care. If they want to learn and get involved, there is a place for them. Any money raised will go to support buying more gear and food and space rental costs.
“The youth have something to say and we need to listen.”
“I’m second generation in Wisconsin. My mother was born in Arkansas, my dad was born in Mississippi, and they moved up here to go to college. I grew up on 47th and Center; that’s where I was raised my whole life, the north side of Milwaukee. I went to MSOE for college. I like the size of Milwaukee; It’s not too big, it’s not too small, and I’ve had a lot of unique opportunities here….”