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Babel  (Region: North West - Chapter: Seattle)

Babel started going to parties where EDM was played predominately in the late 90's. The first thing that he noticed was the artist , and how the music captivated the crowd. In 1998 he decided to purchase his first mixer and turntables. First starting with breaks and electro trying to create a unique blend of Detroit Electro and the west coast funky desert breaks. After a year he discovered Jungle when a friend suggested a record store in Ann Arbor called Dubplate Pressure. In 1999 Babel released a "Junkyard" Hip-Hop/Jungle fusion mix under the moniker dj Alias on Silent Records, and was distributed through Long Range. The Devil May Care mix cd opened up consistent bookings within the Hip-Hop community for Babel. Performing with such artist's as Binary Star, Slum Village, Common Sense ( Common), Paradime, Eminem, D12 and hosted the second room to the 99 Detroit Blaze Battles. In 99 Babel, Bobo, and dj Jared created The Interchangeable Turntable Oddities one of few turntablist bands in Michigan at the time. He began to create a new and unique style that became a buzz around Ann Arbor, Flint, and Detroit. He called the style Ill-Step combing Hip-Hop 808 bass lines and beats over jungle amens and reggie vocals. In 2000 Babel linked up with Detroit turntablist Steelo and started working on a new concept with the like minded dj. Three turntables and two mixers to sync his Ill-Step idea.

In 2002 Babel moved to Chicago, and took a small hiatus from production and djing. Shortly after the move to Chicago he got the production bug bite once again. Going back to his love for jungle and Drum and Bass Babel started right were he left off. Now he travels state to state rocking crowds of 100's into the 1,000's. He has countless mix releases and tunes on multiple labels. His affiliates include M.I.A. dnb crew (Murda In America) RIQ YardRock USA, Combat Records,Dub Chamber Records, and Warlord Dubplate . In 2013 Babel has moved to the Seattle land area, and plans on releasing a few new tunes on Combat. His first solo EP. Jungle Gangsta debut on Dub Chamber Records 9/13. While trying his hands in the world of Ragga Jungle, and pushing the sound into the future.



Babel's Mixes