DeeJay Punk-Roc

Deejay Punk Roc (born Jon Paul Davies)[1] is a former breakbeat, big beat and hip hop artist based in Liverpool, England. The alias lasted from 1997 until 2002. He provided remixes for Korn, Pitchshifter and Kurtis Mantronik.

Deejay Punk Roc
Birth nameJon Paul Davies, Charles Gettis
OriginLiverpool, England
GenresBig beat, hip hop, breakbeat
Occupation(s)Programmer, remixer, record producer
Years active1998–2000
WebsiteDiscogs Page

Early lifeEdit

Jon Paul Davies was an electronic and house musician under numerous aliases during the 1990s.[2] One of his many aliases was Deejay Punk Roc in 1997. There were initially two different members of Deejay Punk Roc; Jon Paul Davis handled the music production and when playing live, the act was often fronted by a DJ named Charles Gettis,[3] an African-American ex-military serviceman from Brooklyn, New York whom had been drafted into the army at 16 and had DJ'ed in block parties before later residing in Toxteth, Liverpool.[3][4] This at the time baffled music magazines,[5] as Davies never appeared in photos to amplify the mystery of who produced the music. The first DJPR release was the track "My Beatbox" (later featured on the PS1 game Thrasher: Skate and Destroy) in 1997 on Davies' own record label Airdog, on a compilation titled Still Searchin' - A Collection of Speaker Poppin' Electro Beats. Deejay Punk-Roc's debut album Chickeneye followed in 1998, which was met with rave reviews from press such as Vibe[6] and listeners alike. During this he was a prolific remixer for popular nu metal and electronic artists alike. He produced remixes for many artists of the day including Mantronix, the Beastie Boys,[7] Moby and Pitchshifter.

The project was later used for remixes for various artists, including a DJ mix for Mixmag magazine, and DJing at music festivals throughout 1999. A second album, Spoiling It for Everyone was released in 2000, with more hip hop and house influences and with vocals from A.K.P. (All Knew Program), Austin Cole, NZE, Kay-Dee-Kay and 'Choo Choo' Morales. A compilation of remixes and B-sides entitled Thrift Store Classics followed before DJ Punk-Roc was discontinued.

Davies later released music as Trinity Hi-Fi, a trip hop/house collaboration of other artists. He also had many UK Dance Chart successes under various pseudonyms including Player One and Spork. After Davies left the music industry, he became technical director of many successful technology businesses.[8]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Chicken Eye (1998), Independiente
  • Roc Fes '99 (1999), Independiente/Epic
  • Spoiling It for Everyone (2000), Independiente
  • Thrift Store Classics (2002), Air Dog Records

Singles and EPsEdit

  • "Far Out" (1998), Independiente
  • "Dead Husband" (1998), Independiente
  • "My Beatbox" (1998), Independiente
  • "ChickenEye Breaks" (1998), Independiente
  • "ROC-IN-IT" - Deejay Punk-Roc vs. Onyx (1999), Independiente
  • "ECD Attacks Deejay Punk-Roc - Direct Drive 3" (1999), Rhythm Republic/Cutting Edge
  • "Blow My Mind (2000), Yo Mama's Recording
  • "One More Bump" (2000), Independiente
  • "Evolution / One More Bump" - Moroder / Sanchez / DJ Punk-Roc (2000), R-Senal
  • "Special Ops Volume 1" - Giorgio Moroder / Deejay Punk-Roc (2000), R-Senal
  • "Blowpipe Remix"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Deejay Punk-Roc Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
  2. ^ "Jon Paul Davies Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2013-07-18. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
  3. ^ a b "expletive undeleted". undeleted.wordpress.com/tag/deejay-punk-roc/. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  4. ^ "Deejay Punk-Roc – Free listening, videos, concerts, stats and pictures at". Last.fm. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
  5. ^ The Man in the Burt Reynolds Mask|Spin Magazine November 1998, Volume 11, Number 14: "The Man behind the Burt Reynolds Mask" page 44
  6. ^ CMJ New Music Monthly. CMJ Network, Inc. September 1998. ISSN 1074-6978. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
  7. ^ "beastiemania.com". beastiemania.com. 2015-08-08. Retrieved 2015-08-08.
  8. ^ "jonpauldavies.com". jonpauldavies.com. 2013-02-02. Retrieved 2013-02-02.

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