SKRATCHPAD 15 YR Anniversary!

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SKRATCHPAD 15 YR Anniversary
Saturday 12/8/18
7th West Oakland
4pm-9pm ~ ALL Ages ~ No Cover Just Culture!

CMG of Conscious Daughters ft. Deeandroid (Legendary tracks: We Rollin’ Deep, Fonky Expedition), Z-Man (Gurp City), Traps, Analog Girlz (Celskiii, Amerrica, Deeandroid), Primo, Mista B & Adept!

DJs in the mix – Vex One, Pone, DJ Bitesize, DJ Don Don, RokFresh, Jus Jones!

As always, have Open Q&A Session w/beats by Johnny Krush & Reid Rich.

Event Sponsored by 7th West Oakland! #Skratchpad#SkratchpadSacramento #SkratchpadLasVegas #SkratchpadDC#SkratchpadSanJose #SkratchpadLA #SkratchpadPDX#SkratchpadHouston #HipHopCulture #HardcoreHipHop#HipHopyadontstooop!

7th West 1255 7th Street, Oakland, California 94608

Skratchpad 2nd Annual Youth Skratch Battle

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2016 DMC US Finals DJ Battle presented by Rane

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2016 DMC US Finals DJ Battle presented by Rane

Sunday, Aug. 28th, 2016

5pm – 9pm

New Parish 1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612


Partyrocking by DJ APOLLO: DMC World Champion

Performances to be confirmed.
Judges (so far) DJ Apollo, DJ 8-Ball, DJ Snayk Eyez, DJ Esquire, Mista B – more tba.

Competitors Include:

DMC Bay Area champ: TRAPS (San Jose CA)
DMC Los Angeles champ: DJ SHAKE ONE (Denver CO)
DMC NYC champ: DJ PERLY (Poughkeepsie NY)
DMC Atlanta champ: DJ JAYCEE (Atlanta)
DMC Tampa champ: DJ J-STORM (Tampa)
DMC Denver champ: ETCHA SKRATCH (Littleton CO)
DMC DC champ: DJ AS-ONE (Rockville MD)
DMC Cincinnati champ: EASE (Las Vegas)
DMC Chicago champ: TOLTECH (Chicago)
DMC San Antonio Champ: AMBIDECKSTRIKS (Chicago)
Special Invite: DJ BOMBEARDO (Cincinnati OH) Chicago Runner Up
Special Invite: SHMEEZE (Los Angeles CA) – Los Angeles Runner Up
Special Invite: SPARECHANGE (Dayton OH) – Cincinnati Runner Up

All Ages. NO Filming

This is DMC’s classic solo showcase style DJ battle. Each competitor will perform a 6 min. routine. The top 3 champs will be determined by our panel of expert judges. The 2016 DMC US Champion will represent the USA at the 2016 DMC World DJ Championships on Sept. 24th in London.


The New Parish – 1743 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612


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Elbo Room presents an Album Release party for La Femme Deadly Venoms

Elbo Room presents an Album Release party for

La Femme Deadly Venoms

Kat 010-Celskiii-Deeandroid-Ladyfingaz
Featuring CMG, Aima the Dreamer
Mista B, Andre
Hosted By Z-Man

Tickets available: Day of show only

Tickets $5 b4 11
$7 after

Friday July 26 10:00 pm

2013 DMC San Francisco Regional DJ Battle

2013 DMC San Francisco DJ Battle

presented by Rane in association with Skratchpad and DJ Cue

Sunday April 28th, 2013

Early Show 2pm-8pm. DMC Battle and Showcases.

Host: DMC World Champ DJ Apollo.

Showcases by DJ Quest & DJ Cue, Conscious Daughters, Celskiii & Deeandroid. Partyrockers: Ameriica and Vex One.

Neck of the Woods 406 Clement St. San Francisco, CA 94118


$15 adv. $20 day of

NO filming is permitted.

Main event page:

Please visit Skratchpad

and DJ Cue:
9pm- ? Afterparty! Skratchpad afterparty begins at 9pm feat. Pam the Funkstress, DNZ, Chickenscratch, Mista-B and Robyn. Continue reading

Mighty 4 BBoy Gerald (RIP) Fundraisers San Francisco x Sacramento

All The Way Live x Master Culture present

(San Francisco x Sacramento)

100% of the proceeds will go to funeral costs.


Saturday: 1/12/13 SAN FRANCISCO
10 Colton St, San Francisco (CityDanceSF)
$20 donation sliding scale (No one will be turned away)

Rotating DJs: Swiftrock, JusJones, Dennis Infante, Derrick D, Mike Boo, Genie G

Hosted by: Remind, Fran Boogie, Bas1

Performances by:
Academy of Villains (America’s Got Talent)
Poptart San Francisco
DJ Cue & Quest of Bulletproof Space Travelers
Skratchpad DJ Showcase (Celskiii, Deeandroid, Mistah B, Nocturnal)

90s era vs 2000s era Breakin Exhibition

SOULebrity (All Styles) comp hosted by Coflo

Emcee freestyle showcase

Open turntables/mic – Clothing vendor room hosted by Skratchpad

Art by:

Food donation by DJ Mr. E of

Interested in vending? Contact


2574 21st Sacramento
$20 donation sliding scale (No one will be turned away)

Rotating DJs: Epik, more TBA
Hosted by: Bush, Ajax 3vs3 Northern California heat (Winner advances to OFF Finals this Fall in San Francisco)
Judges: Kareem, Profo, Joe

All Styles comp – hosted by Phatso
Judges: Tony T, Knowbody, Gutta

Special Thank you to Milestone & Donovan707 for the venue support.

If you cant make it to the jams, you can also donate to Gerald’s funeral costs via paypal to:

Gerald Casterlow was, and always will be, an inspirational person on and off the dance floor.

On the dance floor he inspired people on a global scale with his innovative moves and combinations which lead to winning countless crew and solo competitions across the planet. Gerald’s first competition with Rock Force Crew in San Francisco brought them to the final battle; Rock Force Crew vs Style Elements – a battle which echoed like a cannon blast heard around the world. People outside of California quickly caught wind of this battle and began to take interest. Gerald was one of the first b-boys in California to master the air-flare and quickly added it to his already vast arsenal of moves which aided in two of his most memorable accomplishments in the dance world: 1st place at Battle of the Year in Germany with Rock Force Crew, and 1st place in the 1 on 1 competition at Rock Steady anniversary in New York.

On December 23rd 1998, shortly after winning Rock Steady anniversary, Gerald was in a car waiting for a friend when he received a near fatal injury by a stray bullet to the head, a victim to being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The gunshot nearly took his life but wouldn’t hold this warrior down. He came back and regained majority of his moves and continued to tour and dance with Climax Soul Control while teaching classes at the SCMX Dance Academy in Fresno, Ca.

Outside of his personal career Gerald was a selfless and giving person who loved to share his craft with the community and was never selfish with his knowledge of the art form. A true gift of Gerald was how he could translate his grasp on the concepts behind movement in a manner others could easily comprehend. While teaching others new moves he could analyze them and easily pinpoint what was missing and what could compliment the movement. He would spend hours on end helping others learn new moves while always maintaining a patient and positive energy while teaching.

On December 23rd 2012, 14 years to the day after suffering from the gunshot to the head Gerald suffered a seizure and suffered brain trauma. After two hospitals confirmed the lack of brain activity and Gerald was removed from life support on the afternoon of December 30th and stopped breathing that evening.

Gerald we will miss you dearly and thank you for the Legacy you left the community.

Words by Sean Burgess.


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