DJ Shortkut: Independent Spotlight

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Written by Marco Negrete


DJ Shortkut is a rap DJ from San Francisco California. Shortkut is a founding member of three of the most iconic DJ crews in history, Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Beat Junkie Sound and Triple Threat DJs. Shorkut is one of the most respected turntablists of the west coast.


In 1987 at the age of 12 Shortkut began DJing, and joined his first DJ crew “Just 2 Hype” not that long after. At the age of 18 Shortkut was one of the founding members of “Invisibl Skratch Piklz” along with other DJ’s like Mix Master Mike, Q-Bert and DJ Disk. The Pikiz became one of the most influential DJ crews of the 90’s. 


Shortkut success lead to a membership in the Beat Junkies. There Shortkut did remixes for Ras Kass and Ozomatli. In 2003 Shortkut’s other DJ group “Triple Threat” released their debut album “Many Styles.”


Shortkut is a numerous West Coast/USA DMC title holder, and responsible for creating some of the most influential DJ routines of all time. Shortkut turntable skills are second to none. Check him out on his Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube account.

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