DJ JS-1 is a DJ, producer, and graffiti artist that hails from Queens, NY. He got his start by participating in local DJ battles and releasing mixtapes.
In 1999, JS-1 got his national break by appearing on the MTV show “Deejay Day” and a year later at MTV’s New Year’s Eve Millennium. During filming, the DJ met the renowned beatboxer Rahzel, resulting in JS becoming the beatboxer’s DJ since then. DJ JS-1 and Rahzel would continue to tour as a beatbox-DJ group all over the world.
The DJ has worked with some of hip-hop’s greatest. In 2001, he released “Essentials” featuring KRS-ONE and Rahzel and “Take a Loss” featuring Kool G Rap. During this time he released three albums: Ground Original in 2002, Claimstake in 2003, and Audio Technician in 2005. The famed Rocksteady Crew initiated the DJ into their ranks in 2002.
His mixtapes Mashed Potatoes and In Da Trunk have resulted in attention from The Source and MTV.com. His streak of working with famed emcees continued with The Common Collection, hosted by rapper Common in 2006.
DJ JS-1 has toured with the likes of John Legend, Common, and De La Soul, as well as Method Man, Redman, and DJ Premier.