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The Untouchable DJ Drastic "Where’s The Party At?" Touch Magazine United Kingdom Feature (July 2008)

August 13, 2008

Touch Magazine (United Kingdom) Features – July 2008

Where’s The Party At?
Edited By Mark Devlin


Any Touch reader that happens to be visiting Big Bad New York City would be well advised to seek the whereabouts of the city’s Untouchable DJ Drastic.

It’s difficult enough competing in the Hip Hop DJ game; but being a contender in the place that started it all requires an extra creative edge. It’s a challenge that Brooklyn-born Daniel M. Johnson, better known as DJ Drastic, has embraced fully.

From low-key beginnings spinning at neighborhood parties, Drastic’s determination to better his life by doing something meaningful saw him acquire both the party-rocking skills and the business-minded approach to start spinning at some of the more celebrated clubs across the bridge in Manhattan.

Radio-wise, Drastic first presented his appropriately-titled “Grind Session” mix shows on AOL Radio and New York college radio station WSIA. He has taught mixing skills to aspiring DJs at New York’s famous Scratch Academy, founded The Coalition DJ Network as a collective of key urban music DJs and supported artists; most notable being MIMS for whom he is largely responsible for breaking along with the banger “This Is Why I’m Hot” to U.S. radio.

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NOTE: Touch Magazine is defunct as of July 2008.
Adapted From Touch Magazine (July 2008)