“Shortee’s THE DREAMER delivers melody & compositional mastery."
"Eschewing the standard scratch orgy that many DJs indulge in, Shortee's concept album, THE DREAMER (which traces an unusual character's experience as an experimental subject in a dream research center) paint's a lavish soundscape, haunted by echoes of dub, showers of jazz riffs and an ethereal swirl of ambient tones and tabla rhythms."
CMJ NEW MUSIC MONTHLY
“Shortee comes correct with a 16 track CD entitled THE DREAMER that makes the typical major label hip hop release appear lacking in any creativity or originality.”
Don't sleep on this one. Shortee's debut solo release "The Dreamer" was the first ever female turntablist/DJ/producer full length album, making it a first of it's kind! Prepare to be shocked, this girls got skills and she's not only hanging in there with the boys - she's kicking it with a fresh style like no other. Listen to this album and you're guaranteed to hear an assortment of funky beats with fat bass kicks, jazzy bass lines, pianos, trumpets, flutes, soulful scratches, tons of percussion and so much more.
In addition to Shortee's DJ/Production skills, she has been a drummer/percussionist since grade school. Shortee takes her musicians experience and evenly balances it with her advanced DJ skills to create an extremely musical album with a variety of hooks, chorus, bridges and beats that are constantly changing up along with a creative story line, making you want to listen to it again and again. Shortee uses her music to guide the listener through the story of her dreams as she conducts a sleep research experiment. In the story, the dreamer's brain waves emit sound waves as she dreams. The album represents a recording of this experiment. Each song symbolizes a dream and each dream is different - ranging in hip-hop, dub, drum 'n' bass, go-go and swing. All the while creating different situations that the dreamer encounters.
Shortee’s intoxicating concept album “The Dreamer” should apppeal to fans of DJ Shadow, Coldcut, Kid Koala, Q-Bert, DJ Spooky, Faust, Craze, Mixmaster Mike.
"DJ Shortee is the world’s premier female DJ !!”
”Shortee has skills, regardless of her gender. Her solo debut should show all of the females out there who've been discouraged by the overwhelmingly male turntablist/DJ scene that there's hope for them yet. Oh, by the way---this record smokes!”
"The ultra-versatile DJ Shortee has become queen of the scratch world. She has become an unquestioned paragon in her field.”
"It’s on THE DREAMER—a scratch’n’sample concept album –that Shortee establishes herself as a formidable composer and not just Faust’s female sidekick."
“DJ Shortee is the #1 female scratch DJ in the world!”
SHORTEE IS ONE OF URB’S NEXT 100 (2001): “Within the ever crowding DJ/Producer genre, Shortee's versatility & musical prowess stands out. With her compelling musicianship…she has created a turntable style all her own…& has grown from obscurity to acclaim”
“Shortee is the highest profile woman in the world of hip-hop turntablism"
TAKE BACK THE DECKS
"DJ Shortee is the #1 female DJ in the world!"
SPRITE / COCA-COLA / SIMON MALLS
ARTIST BIO :
Shortee is recognized as one of the most diverse & technically skilled female DJs in the world & her career is highlighted by an unparalleled series of firsts. Playboy's only official 50th Anniversary tour DJ, 1st & only female ‘World Class Power Mixer’ on Power 106fm (LA), 1st female to produce an instructional DJ DVD series, 1st & only female to produce a turntablist album, 1st female to produce a battle record, 1st female DJ endorsed by Shure, 1st & only female endorsee of Rane, 1st & only female DJ endorsed by Cakewalk, Shortee has been ranked the 1 Female Turntablist & Hip Hop DJ worldwide & listed in SheJay Magazine’s top 100 female DJs.
1st female Fever/Buzz Battle of the DJs Champion (1997) & Urbs Next 100 (2001), Shortee spins Drum & Bass, Breaks, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Rock & House worldwide & her unique contribution to the art of scratching & beat juggling for the last 12+ years earned her a spot as the only female DJ featured in Doug Pray's critically acclaimed movie "SCRATCH" (Palm Pictures). In addition to being featured in many other documentaries, Shortee has also made numerous TV appearances & her most recent is the role of DJ for the Tyra Banks Show on Tyra's club themed episodes & a celebrity cameo in a Sony PSP commercial.
In 1998, Shortee made her production debut on Faust's "Man or Myth" (1st turntablist album ever released also featuring Craze - 6x DMC champion & Shotgun), followed by "The Fathomless EP",w/ Faust & DJ Craze containing the 1st Drum & Bass tracks comprised solely of scratching. In 1999, Shortee's full- length solo debut "The Dreamer" became the 1st & only turntablist album produced by a female and she has since released multiple joint albums with DJ Faust as well as singles, battle records, remixes, countless mix cds & appeared solo & jointly on numerous compilations. Her music has attracted licensing features & aired on networks worldwide. Recently, Faust & Shortee's song "Drumcircle" (Digital Soul) is the theme song for "MTV SPORTS UNLIMITED AXXESS"& their remix of India Irie's "Shine" is the theme song for "THE TYRA BANKS SHOW". Together Faust & Shortee have launched 2 labels of their own: 5 Star Records (Battle/DJ Tools) & Heavy Artillery Recordings (Drum & Bass/Breaks) and have additional DnB releases on Load Recordings UK.
A head professor at The Scratch DJ Academy co-founded by RUN DMC's Jam Master Jay, Shortee teaches 3 courses (Mixing151, Scratching202 & Beatjuggling303) at the Los Angeles branch. In addition, Shortee teaches DJ/Remix courses for the esteemed Grammy Foundation, DJ workshops for LA’s SAE Institute & has done various instructional tours for Sprite & Channel One News. She has also produced an instructional DVD series "Shortee's DJ 101", "Shortee's DJ 202" & "Turntable Tune-Up" in which she teaches how to mix, scratch, beat juggle & features interviews with other top DJs & MCs in the industry.
Shortee is seamless whether she appears solo or part of a group & is well-known for her 4-turntable shows w/ DJ Faust as URBAN ASSAULT (Hip Hop/Funk/Drum & Bass). The duo has played on 6 decks with Danny the Wildchild as THE BOMB TOUR (Hip Hop/D&B) & Shortee rocks 4 turntable shows with fellow female turntablist, Annalyze as TWICE AS NICE (Drum n Bass & Breaks). Shortee has recently joined forces with Reid Speed & MC Tali to form QUEENS OF THE JUNGLE, a 4 turntable female Drum & Bass crew.
Shortee has released countless mix tapes & CDs since 1995. Most recently they include "BASSDRIVE" (Drum & Bass), "MASHED"(Hip Hop, Rock, 80's, Mashup), "RISE"(Drum & Bass), "XYZ BACK2BACK SESSIONS VOL. 4"(Drum & Bass), "THUMP" (Breaks) & "AIRPLAY" (Hip Hop). She's also well known for her "PLAYBOY 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR" series & her team mixes with Faust including the "URBAN ASSAULT" series (D&B), "HIP HOP MEGA MIX" series (Hip Hop/Breaks/Funk/Soul) as well as a team mix w/ Annalyze "TWICE AS NICE" (Breaks/ D&B).
Her skills & productions have earned her acclaim in countless publications & sponsorships. Performing at high profile events for Playboy, New Line Cinemas, Tiffany & Co., Sprite, Frito Lay, Activision, Channel One, Private Celebrity events & Television wrap parties as well as Winter NAMM shows, Grammy Foundation, WMC & Remix Hotels. Playing alongside such world-class artists as Craze, Q-bert, KRS One, Supernatural, Method Man, Mixmaster Mike, Z-Trip, Roni Size, High Contrast, Carl Cox, Andy C, Pendulum, Dieselboy etc, a seasoned globetrotter, Shortee performs all over the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, London, Scotland, Amsterdam, Italy, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, El Salvador & more!
LABELS: HEAVY ARTILLERY / 5 STAR RECORDS / L.O.A.D MEDIA / BOMB / FUTURE PRIMITIVE / STRAY / OM / K-TEL / UNIVERSAL MOTOWN / MISHPUCKA / TINO CORP / UBI SOFT / PALM PICTURES / SCION / CMJ / EYEKISS FILMS
MOVIES, TV & VIDEO: SCRATCH / SONY PSP / TYRA BANKS SHOW / MTV'S DATE MY MOM / MIXTRESS X / VINYL IS A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND / GIRL / CNN's HEADLINE NEWS & SHOWBIZ THIS MONTH / SPINSTERS / NBC's HIP HOP NATION / SHORTEE'S DJ DVD SERIES / PETE TONG'S FASTTRAXX
RADIO: POWER 106fm / KISS FM / XM SATTELLITE RADIO / SIRIUS
BATTLES: 1997 FEVER/BUZZ BATTLE OF THE DJS CHAMPION
SPONSORSHIPS: SHURE / RANE / CAKEWALK / STANTON'S FINAL SCRATCH / TRIBAL GEAR
TOURS: PLAYBOY's 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR / URBAN ASSAULT DNB / THE BOMB TOUR / TWICE AS NICE / QUEENS OF THE JUNGLE / 3 THE HARD WAY / FATHOMLESS TOUR / HONEYMOONERS TOUR / SPRITE D-TOUR / CHANNEL ONE TOUR / GRAMMY FOUNDATION
MAGAZINES: URB / MIXMAG / DJ TIMES / ROLLING STONE / RINSE / CMJ / THOUSAND WORDS / FRANK / PLAYBOY / MOBILE BEAT / CREATIVE LOAFING / REMIX / DJ MAG / WASHINGTON POST / NY TIMES / ALTERNATIVE PRESS / XLR8R / INDEPENDENT WEEKLY / VENUS / MUZIK / XXL / SPIN / ELEMENTAL / TRACE / VICE / INSOMNIAC / RAYGUN / HITS / LOTUS / SCRATCH (and many more.)
CREWS: URBAN ASSAULT / CITIZENZ / TWICE AS NICE / QUEENS OF THE JUNGLE / FUTURE PRIMITIVE SOUND / SPACE KADETS COLLECTIVE / SCRATCH DJ ACADEMY / FEMALES WIT FUNK /AT LARGE ENTERTAINMENT / EXPERIENCE MANAGEMENT / METROPOLIS