Coming up as a DJ in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and working with such artists as Ice-T, MC Trouble, Tupac Shakur, En Vogue, Shaggy and Christina Aguilera, DeeJay Artie B. has seen his share of changes when it comes to music trends, popular artists or DJ equipment. Most recently, scratching vinyl with needles has given way to digital DJing. Throughout this transition, Artie B. has remained a loyal fan of Stanton DJ equipment.
When it comes to mixing, few have been in the game as long as DJ Ballistic Billy. A prolific artist who has shared the stage with everyone from Diddy, DJ Skribble, Wyclef Jean, Fat Joe, the late DJ AM, Ice-T, David Banner, Mannie Fresh and Insane Clown Posse, among other superstars. He was also the tour DJ for the multi-platinum Miami-based rap group The 2 Live Crew.
When DJ Esquire first became interested in DJing, in the early 1990s, it wasn't just the hot mixes and scratches that drew him to the turntable. "My biggest influences early on were girls," he admits. "They were my inspiration." But when he started getting into DJing in high school, just as a hobby, he fell in love…with mixing.
DJ Mad Linx has been a powerful force on the radio since 1994. Believing one should always strive for greatness, he continues to seek excellence in all that he does. While staying busy in front of the camera, Linx has never strayed from his passion for turntabling. He regularly DJs and hosts in hot spots around the world, and relies on Stanton’s STR8.150s to get the job done.
When Australian-born, L.A.-based actress Cleopatra Coleman began filming her role as DJ Penelope in the fourth installment of the successful dance film franchise, Step Up: Revolution, she didn't know that the experience would lead her to start booking her own gigs shortly after the shoot wrapped up.
Inspired by top DJs such as DJ Q-Bert, DJ D-Styles and Kid Koala, Alex Sonnenfeld began his DJ career at the young age of 14. He is self-taught, often training up to 12 hours a day. Today, he is not only an active performing DJ, but a teacher as well, eager to share his knowledge with others.
Founded in 2011, The DJ Academy helps aspiring DJs in the New Jersey tri-state area to hone their craft, equipping them with the skills they need for success in the field. Based in the Sound Waves studios, the Academy has already become one of the go-to DJ and production schools in the region.
With a multi-faceted career spanning stints in academia, production, writing, audio design and DJing, Martin Baumgartner has spent much of his life as a student and teacher of music. When he's not making music, he's thinking about it, continually striving to better understand it.
DJ Serafin is a Los Angeles based DJ, known for his electrifying remixes and savvy mixing style. This highly regarded DJ/Producer/Remixer is one of the top performers in the mainstream club/music industrybringing innovative sounds to events and club nights across North America.
Stanton, is helping to inspire a new generation of DJ's and composers with its continued support of music education and DJ learning facilities.
Billy Gotti was born in White Plains, NY [the son of a restaurateur] and raised in both NYC and South Florida, from which stemmed his fascination with a world of entertainment infused with fashion, music, and dance.
Top Cat has been a Stanton equipment enthusiast since the beginning, relying on mixer M.505, turntable T.120C, headphones DJ PRO 3000, needles Skratchmaster.V3, DJ Laptop Bag Jetsetter, computer stand Uberstand and Midi Controls : The SCS.3D & The SCS.3M. Of his experience with Stanton, Top Cat says, "Wherever I go Stanton is right there with me."
Still going strong today, Grandmaster Dee is back in the studio with his Whodini counterparts. And he's relying on Stanton equipment to get the sounds he's looking for with the SM V3 Scratchmaster DJ Cartridge, SA.5-2-Channel Scratch DJ Mixer, Uberstand, SCS.3d and M.207 and says "I've been using Stanton gear for years and it always works great. I know Stanton that's why, I'm a Stanton DJ for life. "
"When I push it to the number, it's on the number! And with the way I DJ, I need a turn table that keeps up with me! They're built like a Tank. They get the job done! Nuff said! (STR8.150)"
"Stanton has taken the turntable to the next level. I prefer the straight arms on the STR8 model versus the ST.150s curved tonearm. I can get heavy handed sometimes but the tone arm stays in the groove along with my Stanton 680's. I'm tearing it up all night without the problems most DJ turntables will give you!"
When it comes to gear, Iddol relies on the Stanton SCS.3m and their Uberstand. He touts the SCS.3m as, “a brilliant little unit. IT is about the size of a DVD case and fits into my gigbag easily, but gives me full control on 4 tracks and all the effects I need in my Ableton setup. Plus, it looks totally amazing with all the touch sensitive faders and control lights.”
STR8.150s, “are rock solid”, “When I perform on ‘em it feels like two tank wheels rollin’…Get out the way!”
“ For that classic, punchy, high end sound without the skipping....The Stanton 680s have always held it down since the beginning...ask yo momma”
“ SCS.3d is a perfect solution for me! It is very practical for traveling, is very easy to use can achieve a lot of effects. Using the SCS 3d in conjunction with Ableton Live, the two interplay perfectly, allowing me to give the best possible performances to my fans.”
When it comes to gear, Spark uses KRK speakers, both the VXT and Rokit series, for her monitoring purposes. Her gig equipment list is jam packed with Stanton products including, the SCS.3, STR8.150 turntables, C.324 CD players, the Uberstand, DJ Pro 3000 headphones, and the M.207 mixer.
For both the road and studio experience, Stryke turns to Stanton. "Stanton has always been there to help my DJ career take it to the next level. From top to bottom, Stanton's been there. I'm currently a huge fan of their Uberstands. I use them on tour and in the studio. I've also been loving the SCS controllers."
B-Side has spun at the hottest clubs in over 26 countries! Been featured and photographed in over 12 international music magazines; Performed live broadcasts & interviews on more than 10 radio / video stations, globally. You name it, Australia, Japan, Holland, U.K., Germany, all over the U.S., Canada & everywhere in Latin America.
DJ Anneli is renowned for having a knack for picking the perfect track to meet the needs of the dance floor, giving crowds what they want at every gig, and to do this she relies heavily on her Stanton 3000 headphones.
When DJ’ing, Devine uses the touch-sensitive, Stanton SC SYSTEM 3. “It’s been wonderful for my DJ setup, using Native Instruments Traktor Pro DJ. The SC System allows me to control all the parameters in a very fluid gestural way.” Undoubtedly, the fluidity of the workflow helps Devine achieve that signature “ear-tearing” sound.
Now residing in sunny South Florida, DJ Bigz tears down the club scene four nights a week. Known for his unique style of craft and old-school intuition, Bigz continues to defy odds by spinning the hottest music with over-the-top performances.
"Recently, I have added the SCS.1M to my studio set up as my main control surface. It has tons of flexibility which allows me to get my hands back ON the mix in my Ableton sessions and has proven itself to be a vital piece in my productions. "
"The SC System was a no brainer. It’s compact, lightweight for train travel and has the best of both CD decks and Vinyl turntables plus more. The lack of a needle (and skipping that is caused by the wear on the time code vinyl), ability to run 4 decks virtually with full control, and the full control of Traktor make this the ideal system."
His tables of choice: the Stanton STR8-150's. "I love the Stanton STR8-150 Turntables. I use them at home in my studio and when ever I bring my own gear out to a gig or on tour. They're very solid and have a strong motor and plenty of features. I love that there are Start/Stop buttons on 2 different sides of the platter". He continues, "being able to adjust the pitch range to +/- 50%, the break speed and having a reverse feature are great for me."
Whether he's on the road or in the studio, Alien Tom relies heavily on his gear, the centerpiece of which is the Stanton SA3 and SA5 mixers. He touts the Stanton mixers saying, "The EQ on my Stanton mixer is the most musical I have ever used." Tom utilizes both digital and vinyl mediums.
"My practice with the SCS 3D has made me a decent scratcher on all types of equipment, be it my Stanton T-80, or the new love in my life the SCS 1 series. I hope that more people begin to see the SCS 3 as not only a tremendous set of midi controllers for the experienced DJ, but a great place to start to the aspiring scratcher."
“The Stanton DJ Pro 3000 headphones are phenomenal. For the past year I haven’t used any others… and because of the quality of sound and comfort, now I can’t use anything else! “I am now going to a Stanton M.207 mixer, but for about 4 years I’ve used the Stanton SA-3 (2-channel Mixer)."
“I have been rocking Stanton needles exclusively for years, I travel a lot and do tons of gigs and these needles never fail me, indoors, out, heat, cold, sweat, they always track no matter if I am scratching, doing tricks or just rocking crowds.”
Miss Match raves about the Stanton DJ Pro 3000 Heaphones, and their hi/lo pass options, as they “reduce the stress and fatigue on [her] ears”. She also utilizes ST-150 Turntables, which she describes as, “no nonsense turntables”. She continues, “I especially see this in the fact that there is no fiddly, messy ground wire to attach, there are no confusing buttons and FX you don't need. It's just a heck of a reliable and solid machine”. Miss Match also uses the Stanton C.324 CDs and a Stanton RM.406 Mixer.
When it comes to gear, DJ Paul T relies on Stanton products. “In my twice weekly residency and gigs, there are 2 Stanton products that are standard packed in my DJ bag-the Scs3d and Uberstand. They have become a necessity and a standard set-up in my DJ rig. The Scs3d allows me to do multiple triggers of cue points cutting and editing on the fly.”
Endorsed since 2002 by Jands Electronics as the Australian endorsee for all DJ related items from Stanton Electronics, originally being the ambassador for the Final Scratch digital DJ system and currently demonstrates the new SCS1 and SCS3 midi controllers.
MISS MEE, DJ, Producer and Label Manager based in Brussels (Belgium), the heart of Europe, where a variety of influences cross each other.