Da da da da da”DVNK SINATRV” DJ DUO consisting of (Jared Birdseye) & (Dan Sverdlov). Jared is a producer from Philadelphia and who also facilitates the producer role for VICES . Dan’s  routine Turntablism videos are like no other wich landed him gigs such as araabMUZIC‘s tour Dj.                                                                                                                                                                                                 Follow DVNK SINATRV on all social media to keep up with shows and routine videos! Links below.

Jared Birdseye

Limp Bizkit – Significant Other (1999)
“I have no shame in starting here. I was 11 in 1999 and at that point I was listening to a lot of old school hip hop (Run DMC, Digital Underground, Fresh Prince, etc) and whatever else was on the pop stations at the time. When I heard Limp Bizkit, I was super into it because they had rap on top of rock music and I thought it was pretty cool haha. I got really really into all their stuff, and while I kept listening to new rap music, it completely opened up my taste in heavy music.”

Poison the Well – The Opposite of December (1999)
“When I was 14, I was working part time at McDonald’s. This one dude I worked with was 17 and he would show me bands all the time. He burned a copy of “The Opposite of December” for me and it pretty much changed my life. I went from listening to mostly nu metal to digging for metalcore/hardcore bands on Limewire or whatever program we were using at the time. I became really interested in the local hardcore scene because of it and shortly after started my first band. Poison the Well’s other albums are great too.”

Kanye West – My Deep Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)                                      “Though this is not my favorite Kanye album, I picked this one because it probably inspired me the most. I feel like this is when Kanye really went up a notch with the production and set the precedent for his current work. I was just starting to get into producing at the time, and I remember never settling for mediocrity because I just wanted to make beats as crazy an in depth as the beats on this album. I was very novice, but I did whatever I could to push my stuff to the next level and be more than just loops.”

Hudson Mohawke – Lantern (2015)                                                                                                     “Man, Hudmo is just one of those producers that can hit my sweet spot every time. His synth work is just so raw and the giant booming boxy kicks get me every time. I thought “Lantern” was amazing and his best work yet in my opinion. It’s full of the type of signature Hudmo tracks that I fell in love with, but he also flexes his song writing skills and does amazing work with different vocalists. Also, the record sounds so good haha. It’s just one of those albums that inspires me to work harder.”

Lido – Everything (2016)                                                                                                                             “Everything” is one of the dopest, if not the dopest, record to come out since Soundcloud has become a household name in dance music. Lido has been a huuuge influence to my production since I first heard him on Cashmere Cat’s “Mirror Maru” Remix EP. “Everything” has a wonderful concept and amazing song writing. The sound design is next level for Lido, and the mix great. On a nerd level, my favorite thing about it is that it is mastered at a comfortable listening level and isn’t over compressed to be as loud as everything else. It’s another album that pushes me to be better as both a producer and an engineer.”

Dan Sverdlov
Royce Da 5’9″ – Rock City (2002)
“My brother Art purchased this album when I was in 5th grade, and I brought a burnt copy of it with me to class every day in my clunky Discman ( Skip-Resistant, my ass ). Royce’s lyrics are impeccably paired with production from The Neptunes, Trackmasters, and the G.O.A.T. DJ Premier. ‘Boom’ is one of my favorite songs of all time.”

Dr.Dre – 2001 (1999)
“I can’t imagine life without ‘2001’. The anthems, skits, and features make this Dr.Dre’s pièce de résistance. Xxplosive is a track that I can just throw on repeat and get instantly thrown back to the end of the Nineties.”
 

Queen – Greatest Hits (1981)                                                                                                                    “I know it feels like cheating by listing a Greatest Hits album, but the playability on this one, front-to-back, is simply unmatched by any other. Hit after hit, hearing Freddie absolutely kill all of these songs is an amazing aural experience; Sing-a-longs for days.”

Kanye West – College Dropout (2004) 
“In Chicago, you had a handful of emcees to look up to: Twista, Crucial Conflict, Lupe Fiasco, etc. But, Kanye West was in a league of his own, producing all of his own tracks ( at the time ), and delivering on each one with absolute confidence. One of my fellow classmates, Imran, gave me his copy of College Dropout on the last day of 7th grade, and I listened to it for an entire Summer nonstop.”


George Carlin – You Are All Diseased (1999)                                                                            “Being 9 years old, hearing an old man use every swear word imaginable while spewing the truest statements ever, really helped me mature and get a grasp on current events. Without George Carlin, I probably wouldn’t be the person I am today, not to mention that every one of his stand-ups is truly sample-worthy.”

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