Growing up in suburban Washington D.C., DJ I-Dee (born Isaac DeLima) began his DJ career in the mid-nineties at the tender age of 10, where I-Dee would sneak into his older brother’s room and practiced scratching on his turntables while he was out of the house. With nothing but school, homework and video games, time was ample for the turntable prodigy to perfect his craft. In 2002, I-Dee was ready to make his transition from the bedroom to the live stage. Little did he know, a handful of extremely prestigious victories were right around the corner…
DJ I-Dee has carved out a name for himself in the world of scratch music and is within a small handful of turntablists who have left an impeccable record on the DJ battle circuit. In 2005-06, he conquered the battle scene by winning three of its most prestigious titles–the DMC (Disco Mix Club) USA Supremacy, Scribble Jam and Gong World Supremacy–all within six months of each other and by the age of 19. With recognition accomplished, I-Dee was then able to elevate his career and perform his eclectic sets around the world in such places as England, Australia, Czech Republic, Ireland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Brazil, Taiwan, and China.
With a battle career fulfilled and touring lifestyle engraved, he switched his focus on creating new music as a producer by using the skills he developed as a deejay. In 2008, I-Dee was already seasoned turntablist and on the heels of releasing his debut LP “Solitude” on the late Grandmaster Roc Raida’s Adiar Cor records.
“…just as b-boys are dancers, I-Dee reminds us that DJs are entertainers.”
- DJ Q-Bert
(San Francisco, USA)
Fast forward to 2010, I-Dee is back with his 2nd album of original material entitled “DJ’s Have Feelings Too… But Can’t Rap”. With his signature playboy hat on top and flip-flops below, the future still looks bright for the 23 year-old turntable funnyman.
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