The Beatbangaz DJ and Music Production Team

“The influence of the Beat Bangaz as a collective and individually cannot be measured across the African hip hop landscape. Pioneers in the field of Hip Hop DJing, radio and television programming, youth developmental work – the dents they cause within and outside the South African entertainment and musical spectrum will be felt for years to come” Dr. Adam Haupt, Senior Lecturer Film & Media Studies – UCT

The ScratchLab DJ Academy

The Scratch Lab DJ Training Facility is the brainchild of Africa’s pioneering DJ collective, THE BEAT BANGAZ (Ready D, DJ E-20 & DJ Azuhl), who with a collective experience that spans more than 30 years now runs this unique DJ school. With its mission to provide education and accessibility in the art of the DJ and producer whilst maintaining a high standard of service, Scratch Lab offers an insightful, inspirational and informed experience. Combining traditional DJ methods and tools with the latest cut throat technology, the training received sets Scratch Lab apart from other DJ schools.

DJ / Turntablist – Radio and TV Presenter / Race Car, Drifting and Stunt Driver / Youth Development and Entertainment Concept Development / Music Production

Grand Master READY D is without a doubt SA’s number one DJ.

He won the SA DMC Championship four times and also won the Western Cape Regional Champs and DJ OF THE DECADE awards.

Various publications rated him amongst the top thirty Hip Hop DJ’s in the world.
Perhaps better known as the DJ for (POC) Prophets of the City, He toured Europe extensively with POC and BVK for a period of 12 years – performing alongside groups like Public Enemy, Fugees, Ice T, Spearhead, James Brown, Rob Swift, Steve D, Will Smith, Black Eyed Peas, DJ Spinna, Jazzy Jeff, Slipknot, Cypress Hill, Eve, Akon, Grand Master Flash, etc
If not behind the Decks – he is producing music for various Artist and TV shows.