New York City’s DJ Shiftee has translated his intuitive math geek mentality into far-reaching success on the turntables! With a degree from Harvard and 2 unique DMC World Champion titles under his belt, this over- achiever can only be positioned for greatness! Who says you can’t do it all?
On Sept. 12, 2009, DJ Shiftee represented the USA in the 2009 DMC World DJ Finals. He took the title, was automatically inducted into the DMC DJ Hall of Fame and brought the fabled gold Technics turntables back to NYC! This new title places his name along side over 20+ legendary DMC World Champs including Craze, A-Trak, Cash Money, DJ Cheese, Rock Steady DJs (Apollo, Mix Master Mike & Q-Bert), Plus One of Jack Beats, and the late Grand Master Roc Raida.
In 2007, Shiftee also became the only American DJ to date to have won the DMC Battle for World Supremacy title. This victory served as the catalyst for widespread international recognition, allowing Shiftee to take his talent and creativity across Asia, Europe, and the US to some of the world’s biggest clubs and most prestigious venues. Along the way, he has performed on show lineups including The Roots, Talib Kweli, Craze, RJD2, Murs, Klever, A-Trak, Cash Money, The Beat Junkies, X-ecutioners, Z-Trip, and more!
When he’s not teaching the DJ art form at Dubspot DJ & Production School in NYC, Shiftee spends his time figuring out new and innovative ways to rock a party, applying the same Harvard nerdery to the dance floor that made him a DMC World Champ. He also enjoys making goofy videos where prevalent themes are dancing and sandwiches. His other interests include film, comedy, Grind Time Rap Battles, mathematics, and, of course, sandwiches.
Titles & Awards: 2009 DMC WORLD CHAMPION, 2007 DMC Supremacy WORLD CHAMPION, 2008 IDA/ITF Finals, WORLD VICE CHAMPION, 2009 DMC USA CHAMPION, 2007 DMC Supremacy USA CHAMPION, 2009 DMC EAST COAST CHAMPION, 2004 Guitar Center NY/NJ CHAMPION, 2003 DMC Regional NYC CHAMPION, and 2003 ITF Regional EAST COAST CHAMPION.