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Ready, Set, Slide! Big Mucci’s ‘The Set Slide’ going viral

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- 71 North Entertainment's artist Mark "Big Mucci" Wynn, best known for his "Bikers Shuffle" and "Cleveland Shuffle," is gaining new attention for another line dance track - "The Set Slide."

A 2014 production, "The Set Slide" is being given new life via TikTok, where the "Set Slide Line Dance Challenge" is making its way across the world.

"'The Set Slide' is a continuation of the 'Bikers Shuffle.' which was dedicated to the motorcycle community," Big Mucci said. "After that came out, people in different sets, like clubs and social groups, kept coming up to me asking to make a dance for their clubs. I'm not in all those clubs, so this one is just dedicated to all the sets. I even put the roller skaters in there."

The motivation behind Big Mucci's music is to bring people of different backgrounds and ages together through line dancing.

"These groups of people love to do things together, and it's a brotherhood and camaraderie," he said. "'The Set Slide' came out in 2014, but 'Bikers Shuffle' has overshadowed it. That came out in 2009, and now it's 2020, so I think people have done it so much they are looking for something new."

The rebirth of "The Set Slide" is proven in its social media attention. "The Set Slide" video on Big Mucci's TikTok page has exploded to more than 460,000 views, while the page itself, launched in mid-April, has grown to nearly 32,000 followers and more than 100,000 likes. "The Set Slide" on Spotify has swelled to 7,761 streams, a growth of more than 5,000 percent in the last month, and monthly, his Spotify has nearly 25,000 listeners.

Big Mucci's YouTube and Facebook pages have also seen a rise, with 33,000 and 821,000 views, respectively.

"I put 'The Set Slide' on TikTok in the last week of April, and it just took on a whole new life," Big Mucci said. "I put up a clip of me and my partner leading the dance, and people started doing it themselves and reposting it.

"During the pandemic, I wanted to give people something to do at home with their families. Line dance is also a form of exercise, so I think people saw that then went to my YouTube and found more dances they could do together in their living rooms.

Big Mucci's ultimate goal with his music is to bring people together.

"The 'Trail Riders Shuffle' is also going viral," he said. "That one is for trail riders and saddle clubs, which are mostly people in the south that ride horses. It's big in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas, and goes as far over as South Carolina. Thousands of them like to meet up, go on a horseback ride, then meet up in a field and party all night with music and vendors."

Big Mucci's other group-specific hits include his original debut in 1997, "Let Me See Dat Bootie Bounce," "The Birthday Slide," "ReBirth of the Shuffle," "The Mickey James," and the "Breast Cancer Awareness Shuffle."

"I operate by the belief that if people show me love, I show them love back," he said. "If I go to an event, I analyze what is going on and the people's lifestyle, then I incorporate that into a song.

"The music itself makes me come up with the dances when I start grooving to it, and I always make my dances to where everyone can do them - from the little kids to the elders. It's all about bringing unity and connecting everyone together."

After 23 years in the business, Big Mucci said it's amazing his career is still going.

"'Bootie Bounce' came out, and then 'Cleveland Shuffle' went global [and reached No. 44 on the top 100 Billboard Charts], and I've been doing this nonstop ever since," he said.

The music will continue this year, as Big Mucci's fifth studio album, "Big Mucci's Line Dance Movement, Part III," is set to drop by the end of 2020.

Born in Cleveland, the birthplace of Rock & Roll, Big Mucci served his country as a United States Marine. After returning home from serving his country, Big Mucci formed his line dance rap group 71 North Boyz in 1997. In 2004, he embarked on a successful solo career. Big Mucci is praised for the quality of his choreography, flow and beats for beginner and intermediate line dancing.

He has won numerous awards, including Producer Of The Year, Line-Dance Of The Year, Artist Of The Year, Best Rap/Hip-Hop Act Of The Year, The Academy of Line-Dancing's Lifetime Achievement Award, and The State of Ohio Hip-Hop Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Gary Fritzen, Composer, and California Arts Org, Art-In-Relation Team for ‘There Will Be Light’ – You Sing It, New Song Challenge

STOCKTON, Calif -- Gary Fritzen, award winning composer of musical theatre, feeling the weight of the covid-19 pandemic announces a challenge for singers of all abilities and interest to sing his new song, "There Will Be Light."

Gary has been composing music for over 30 years. With a specialty in musical theatre, you can find some of his published works, such as "Toy Camp" and "Metaphasia" in the Pioneer Drama Services catalog ( Winner of the Schubert Frendrich Playwriting award, he was a winner of the American College Theatre Festival Kennedy Center for best musical score, for "Vanya!"

Mr. Fritzen continued writing musicals for Santa Monica Community College from 1995-2016. Gary has used all of his musical experience to write this song "There Will Be Light" while he works from home as a public High School Music Teacher in the City of Manteca, California ( As he watches the entire world in lock down and comforts his students online that are nervous for the future, Gary felt a need to write a song that brings hope to his family, friends and loved ones.

With this composition, he is challenging singers to learn the song and sing it for their friends and audiences as well. Art-In-Relation, a production company in Southern California, artistic director Jonas Sills, and Gary Fritzen are teaming up to make a donation of $10 for every person who records this song to Direct Relief ( ) charity organization that donates directly to covid-19 relief up to $5,000 total.

Each submission will be screened to be posted on the YouTube channel for the song and posted nationally!

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Links to a lead sheet and instrumental tracks are below the YouTube link.

To submit for this challenge please email a video submission to This can be a mp4 file or a YouTube link.

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* Direct Relief is coordinating with public health authorities, nonprofit organizations and businesses in the U.S. and globally to provide personal protective equipment and essential medical items to health workers responding to coronavirus (COVID-19).
* Direct Relief working in overdrive to get protective gear and critical care medications to as many health workers as possible, as quickly as possible, with emergency deliveries leaving daily for medical facilities across the U.S.
* Direct Relief is coordinating with public health authorities, nonprofit organizations and businesses in the U.S. and globally to provide personal protective equipment and essential medical items to health workers responding to coronavirus (COVID-19).
* Direct Relief is also staging personal protective equipment with regional response agencies across the world, including in the Caribbean and South America through the Pan American Health Organization.

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Elizabeth Gilbert, Soledad O’Brien, and Azure Antoinette unite to bring inaugural TELL(h)ER Storytelling and Empowerment Summit to San Juan, Puerto Rico

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Coming April 24-26, The TELL(h)ER Summit 2020 is dedicated to providing a space for humans of all backgrounds to tell their stories. Not limited to writers and authors; the three-day summit curated by diverse industry professionals guide attendees (or TELLERS) through the expiration of storytelling in a multitude of creative outlets.

TELLERS kick-off the weekend with a groundbreaking keynote by HBO's award-winning journalist, media producer, and philanthropist, Soledad O'Brien. Engage your inner student in a day of inspired learning, transparency, creative entrepreneurship, and curation from International Best Selling Author, Elizabeth Gilbert and the recognized "Maya Angelou of the Millennial Generation," Azure Antoinette.

Music for the weekend to be curated and hosted by BET Networks producer, Dionne Harmon.

Attendees organically rejuvenate and reset while enjoying the beautiful island of Puerto Rico with a flexible, three-day agenda designed for conscious connection and restful reflection. Intentionally held in the U.S. territory, TELL(h)ER wanted to do their part and bring economic growth, compassion and deserved attention to our sister country.

Sponsors include GLAAD, Mark Bonchek of Shift Thinking, Coca-Cola, Changemaker Strategies, and GALS Founder & Partner, Liz Wolfson and Teller Creative GroupTELL(h)ER is proudly pow(h)ered by Squarespace, Shopify, and Marriott Hotels.

The movement jumpstarts in Los Angeles on February 12, 2020 with a women's empowerment panel discussion moderated by Author and Playboy writer, Bruna Nessif. Panelists include Hailie Sahar (Pose), Hydeia Broadbent (HIV Advocate), Stephanie Drachkovitch (TV Exec), and Yris Palmer (Beauty Entrepreneur).

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TELL(h)ER Summit is taking place April 24-26, 2020 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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The 2019 DangerMan Hero Awards Show and Concert Celebrates TV’s First Black Superheroes Actors Carl Lumbly and Simone Missick

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Fourth Annual DangerMan Hero Award Show and Concert will be super special this year! Among the numerous honorees for the night being acknowledged for their community activism are two celebrated thespians who have portrayed history making superheroes on television.

Actors Carl Lumbly, the star of "M.A.N.T.I.S." the first primetime African-American superhero on network television and CBS "All Rise" star Simone Missick, TV's first black female superhero, Misty Knight, on Marvel's "Luke Cage," will be celebrated alongside nine additional illustrious recipients. The occasion is produced by actor, mentor and philanthropist Roger I. Tinsley, the founder of the DangerMan Urban Superhero brand and CEO/President of the DangerMan Education Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

The show will take place at the California African American Museum located at 600 State Drive in Los Angeles. The red carpet and VIP Reception start at 5:30 p.m. with the concert and show starting at 6:45 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. Aetna Foundation is the event sponsor.

The DangerMan Hero Award Show and Concert will be hosted by America's premier R & B historian, Tyrone DuBose. Posthumously receiving the top 2019 DangerMan Hero of the Year award is Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a United States House of Representatives from 1996 until his death in 2019. In addition to Lumbly's and Missick's superhero portrayal acknowledgment, Missick will also receive Best Actor Award for her role as the activist judge, Lola Carmichael, in the CBS legal drama, "All Rise."

The other 2019 honorees include LA City Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr.; youth organizer, Croyce Allen; writer/actress, Adilah Barnes ("Roseanne"); president and CEO California Black Chamber of Commerce, Jay King; education advocate, Rita Loof; Worthy of Love founder, Sister ("Sista") Mary; executive director of Anti Recidivism Coalition, Sam Lewis, and teacher/entertainment specialist, Nicshelle "GoDaWork" Farrow. HBO's "Insecure" will receive the DangerMan Hero Award Best Comedy Series.

For the first time, this year's ceremony will be accentuated with a live concert. Performances include Wu-Tang rapper, Solomon Childs; Aretha Franklin tribute artist, Vicky Love; R & B soul singer, Marva King, R & B soul band LeGrand Sinatra, comedian Sherwin Arae and a special guest appearance by Charles Wright, president of the Watts 103rd Street Band.

"This year is the 21-year anniversary for DangerMan, the fastest growing superhero brand in the world," cites Tinsley. "We are really excited about adding concert entertainment to our affair and we look forward to celebrating the noteworthy accomplishments of all our honorees. DangerMan has remained committed to keeping our streets safe and these heroes are helping to get the job done! The DangerMan Superhero brand is a symbol for justice not for some, but for all Americans."

As a 'real life' urban superhero, DangerMan is an advocate for children's rights promoting literacy, safety and good health. He wages against bullying and also fights human trafficking. DangerMan visits schools and community events encouraging his audience with a motto of "No gangs, guns, drugs, alcohol or tobacco." He has traveled throughout America and Haiti, empowering children to live their best life. "Protect, Promote and Provide" are the pillars DangerMan lives by.

"The DangerMan Chronicles," an internet crime series, is available on DangerMan's YouTube Channel ( ). To hear the DangerMan theme song, remixed by Wu-Tang rapper Solomon Childs, go to .

The DangerMan Hero Award Show and Concert will be live streamed and covered on various social media platforms. For tickets to the Fourth Annual DangerMan Hero Award Show and Concert go to and

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The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and Dirty South Bats Have Joined Forces to Produce the American Sniper Composite Baseball Bat

WINDER, Ga. -- Dirty South Bats today announced that it has joined forces with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) to produce a limited-edition tribute bat honoring American Sniper Chris Kyle that is cutting-edge both in its looks and performance. The 2 5/8-inch composite baseball bat certified for USSSA and BBCOR will be available for players from ages 8 to College with $100 from each bat sale being donated to the CKFF.

The Bat will be priced at $399.99 and available to ship on Thanksgiving, November 28, 2019, at and

"When the writer of the 'American Sniper' movie and great friend, Jason Hall approached me about doing a very cool, iconic 'Dirty South Baseball Bat,' I was all in," said Taya Kyle - wife of Chris Kyle - the American Sniper. "The design with the iconic skull and Chris' crosshair over the right eye honors our friend and fellow SEAL, Ryan Job. It makes for a meaningful piece full of Chris's spirit, ideal for any collector of Americana, patriot, baseball fan or those touched by American Sniper and our story."

Dirty South Bats CEO Tony Mastandrea, said, "Dirty South Bats is honored to be partnering with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and their worthy cause of restoring military families and keeping families together. To pair an American-hero with an American-made top performing baseball bat for Americas past-time sport is truly humbling. The look we get from the kids who see and use the bat for the first time is absolutely priceless."

Kyle added, "Our relationship with Dirty South Bats will go a long way in helping our Foundation connect with even more service couples. We help veteran and first responder families by committing to be with them through two years unique programming. The gift of a safe place at home helps the whole family survive and thrive. Dirty South Bats are American to the core! These badass bats are even made right here in the USA! So many give their lives to serve us - be a part of hitting home runs for them by helping us save their family - one badass Dirty South Bat at a time!"

Mastandrea further stated, "Dirty South has such a loyal, grass-roots and organic customer following that we have no doubt they will come-out in droves to support this worthy endeavor. Our customers have supported so many other worthy charitable causes in the past and this will be no exception."

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) mission is to Honor GOD, Country and Families who serve. It is focused on changing the worlds for this generation and the next by recognizing and strengthening military and first responder marriages through unique programs and powerful partnerships.

Dirty South Bats is an American manufacturer of high-performance composite baseball and fastpitch bats. Dirty South Bats are handmade from composite materials in Winder, Georgia, making every bat unique which is geared for the elite player. Using a low-volume production process ensures the highest quality of product while maintaining its unique sound solidifies that Dirty South Bats are designed to have the most allowable pop. Dirty South Bats is the only manufacturer that produces 100% of its bats in the USA, and they can equip your player from pee-wee to college.

Dirty South Bats are available for purchase at and customers can demo their bats any time of the year with direct shipping.

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Twista, Veronica Vega, DJ G-Love, Crazy Town X with R1ckOne and more to Perform at ‘Soundwaves 360 Music Event’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Los Angeles is in for a massive infusion of harmonious ripples when "Soundwaves 360° Music Event" rolls on to the boulevard on Thursday, November 14 at the Academy LA. Party goers will be able to surf a kaleidoscope of genres with acts ranging from hip hop to rock. The evening, presented by Brandi Irwin Productions and G-Love Productions, will be flooded with talent.

Headliners include the legendary hip hop artist, Twista, known as one of the world's fastest rappers; "Love & Hip Hop: Miami's" own Veronica Vega; world renown music producer and artist DJ G-Love and rap infused rockers Crazy Town X with R1ckOne(tm). Music throughout the night will be provided by alternating DJ's. The Academy LA is located at 6021 Hollywood Blvd. Red carpet is at 7:00 p.m. and doors open at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at ( ).

Brandi Irwin, the event host and co-producer cites "Soundwaves 360° Music Event" as a full spectrum of hip hop musical art. "We are so excited to present this explosion of diverse talent! Hip hop as a culture is really a culmination of a variety of styles and sounds. 'Soundwaves 360° Music Event' will be a festival vibe in a nightclub setting. Everyone will be able to groove to their favorites while experiencing a medley range of rhythms. Los Angeles has not yet experienced a night quite like this."

"Soundwaves 360° Music Event" will be Twista's first Los Angeles performance in four years. The Chicago based entertainer, who once held the title of "Fastest Rapper in the World" according to Guinness World Records, is a veteran multi-genre talent. His 2004 single, "Slow Jamz" (also featured on Kanye West's debut album "The College Dropout"), featured West and Jamie Foxx and became a number-one hit in the US.

Recording artist and nationally known DJ/ promoter DJ G-Love is one to watch. He will make his L.A. performance debut during the evening, with his single releases, "True Lies," and "Miss My Flight." His new album project "Chasing A Grammy," via Empire Distribution, is slated to drop soon.

Veronica Vega, one of the stars of "Love & Hip Hop: Miami" is known for her single "Wicked," which features Pitbull, and her viral hit "Pay Me." Her new single, "A Million," featuring Quavo, has over 10 million hits on YouTube.

Crazy Town X, one of the first hybrid brands to mix equal parts urban and suburban with their rap infused rock sound, are in the midst of their 20-year anniversary tour with this appearance and have plans to release their new album, "The Beautiful and Insane." R1ckOne(tm), well known for his work with the Black Eyed Peas, will perform alongside Crazy Town X.

"Soundwaves 360° Music Event" will bring the night full circle with a lineup of headliners, independent artists and local talent. For more information, tickets and talent updates, go to ( ).

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Superstar DJ Datsik Addresses His Absence and Looks to the Future

MIAMI, Fla. -- After an 18-month self-imposed hiatus, Datsik, a leader in the dubstep world, surfaced with a statement explaining his absence, which he posted on his Facebook page.

After extensive touring over the last decade, he sought help for mental health issues that he opted to come to terms with. In the following heartfelt statement, he discusses and addresses his past and his plans for the future.

In short, he says, "Over the last 18 months I've been taking much needed time to look in the mirror and work on improving myself through introspection and therapy.

"I will always look back at this past year and a half as the most important and the most challenging time of my life because it provoked the most significant growth and change I've ever undergone. It's opened my eyes to the moral duty I have as a member of the EDM community, and society as a whole."

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Rayah, The Royal Poodle Promotes Gender Equality and Healthy Learning and Working Relationships

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Dr. Vickie Cox Edmondson, an academic and management strategist, today announced that she has entered into a partnership with actress, Adrienne Unae to introduce Rayah, The Royal Poodle, LLC. to enhance the career opportunities and influence of girls and women of color. Holding to the belief that making sound judgments early on is fundamental to success, the partners plan to infuse art, wonder, into values-based leadership learning and development activities to drive successful personal and organizational outcomes.

Their first objective is to introduce Rayah (Ra-yah), a live character poodle, whose "go high and if I can do it you can too" persona makes her the perfect role model for promoting gender equality, and healthy learning and working relationships - two issues that influence the well-being and success of girls of all ages. November is a month in which many of us give thanks and shift our focus from ourselves to others. It's a great time to bring women of all demographics together to look at problems facing Black and Brown girls in our community and say how can we work together to fix that? Plans are to partner with organizations that struggle to attract and retain members of underrepresented groups, and with social and service organizations that seek to enhance the lives of women.

"Before women of color can get to the head of the decision-making table, an intentional effort must be made to champion them early on and spark their interest in pursuing careers in attractive top-paying fields where diversity in key decision-making roles is historically lacking. Adrienne Unae's acting skills can be that spark," said Cox Edmondson.

Adrienne Unae replied, "I am very excited to team up with Dr. Vickie Cox Edmondson to awe-inspire girls to be the best they can be as part of Rayah's Royal Kingdom. It is an amazing opportunity for the girls, their moms and supporters, and me."

Fans or Royalists of any age or demographic can join Rayah's Royal Registry by visiting

About Rayah, The Royal Poodle, LLC.:

Rayah, The Royal Poodle LLC. is an organization promoting social and economic mobility that leads to gender equality and healthy learning and working relationships. The target audience is "girls of all ages" with a special emphasis on Black and Brown girls and women in leadership positions, and careers in STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. For more information about Rayah, please visit

About Adrienne Unae - Actress and Performance Improvement Specialist - MBA, and EdD Candidate:

Has historically used her professional theatre, dance, and behavior therapy training to enhance social and life skills of "underserved" and "at-risk" youth and women. Her strengths extend to strategic planning/implementation, capital raise, action research, and ROI analysis. Member of ISPI, Actors Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA. Find more at (478) 216-7148

About Dr. Vickie Cox Edmondson - Academic and Management Strategist:

Known as drstrategymom and the author of "The Thinking Strategist: Unleashing the Power of Strategic Management to Identify, Explore and Solve Problems," Vickie Cox Edmondson, Ph.D. is an educator, business consultant and champion of first generation college students and members of historically underrepresented communities. Find more at (404) 513-6970.

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Prymrr Headlines at Alienstock Debuting New Songs

RACHEL, Nev. -- Prymrr, the 13-year-old rapper and dancer, known internationally for her lead appearance in Sia's "Never Give Up" music video, has just announced her intent to take the stage and debut her newest songs at Alienstock in Rachel, Nevada.

Before Sia's video, Prymrr first gained international acclaim at age 10 for her acting and activism as the badass little girl rapper in Pussy Riot's "Straight Outta Vagina." Her first single "GAMBLiN," released when she was just twelve, won an academy award for Best Performance in a Music Video from the Young Artists Academy.

After false accusations and rumors that Alienstock was cancelled, Prymrr confirmed her appearance with the event organizer Connie West. With thousands expected to attend and artists traveling in from all over the country, Prymrr knew this once-in-this-universe experience was the perfect venue to debut her newest songs, giving an exclusive sneak peek into her upcoming album.

Alienstock is the original, on-location, extraterrestrial gathering of internet-centric friends and meme enthusiasts from all across the planet.

Prymrr was first approached to perform at Alienstock after meeting and interviewing the Storm 51 meme creator Matty Roberts, who hails from her hometown Bakersfield, Calif. However, When Roberts severed ties with the Alienstock Festival and decided to make an appearance at a one-night Vegas EDM show instead, Prymrr reached out to West to confirm her support of the Alienstock Festival in Rachel, Nevada.

"I considered following Matty to Vegas," said Prymrr, "but when I learned the Vegas venue wasn't taking in any of the other artists from the original Alienstock Festival, and that Connie was on her own with the organizing, I reached out to all the artists and we all agreed to ban together and keep this unique festival alive."

Alienstock, organized by West, is a one-of-a kind festival held in the middle of the Nevada dessert in the town nearest to Area 51, the infamous government research center rumored to study UFOs and aliens.

The Alienstock Festival atmosphere will be very different that the glitz of a Vegas show. Artists and attendees will be at the festival for a weekend of stars, camping, music, art, and communing over the unknown of aliens and UFOs. Prymrr's upbeat rap songs will add an atmosphere of positive celebration, unity, and out of this world hype.

Many feel the positive gathering of like-minded travelers and friends will be a time to share new music, relax and make new friends. "People come to Rachel to meet people and to interact, I hope people will go away with friendships," West said in a recent interview.

Alienstock has been planned since July and is locally approved and supported, with volunteers stepping in to ensure the movement survives the loss of Matty Roberts involvement in the festival.

Alienstock will feature 2 stages, 35+ artists, a band stage headlined by Boots Electric (of Eagles of Death Metal), Willy Savage (@willy_savage), and an EDM stage headlined by DVDDY (@dvddymusic) and Prymrr (@prymrr) WITH FULL LINE UP TO BE ANNOUNCED in the coming days. There will be music all day, both days.

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DJ Throdown, aka Ross Volpe, Continues Reign as America’s Best DJ, Capturing Second Consecutive DMC US Finals DJ Championship

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Washington, D.C. area's very own and most eccentric turntablist entertainer, DJ Throdown, AKA Ross Volpe, continued his reign as "America's Best DJ" by again winning the prestigious DMC US Finals DJ Battle. DJ Throdown will represent America on September 28 in London at the DMC World DJ Championships, where last year he finished 5th best in the world.

Based on the scores of a panel of former DMC champions, DJ Throdown, the "Sultan of Scratch" beat a large group of regional finalists in winning the 2019 DMC competition.

DJ Throdown is a DJ party fixture at nightclubs throughout America and Europe. He was born and raised and attended high school and college in Virginia. He also spends time teaching aspiring, young DJs in the DC area.

Throdown has teamed with his brother, award winning filmmaker Andrew M. Volpe of Crooked Foxes Productions - - to produce "Cat Scratch Fever (The Cat Video)," a comedy PSA film short about the benefits of pet adoption, which will be unveiled at future film festivals.

No matter what the outcome of the London competition, DJ Throdown said he will continue to produce influential music, adding, "I want to meld hip hop sounds from the golden era of old school music I listened to when I was younger and recast it with a more lively sound suitable for future club goers."

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