Monday, July 23, 2012

Across the Fader DJ Battle Round 4 (Pre-elim's)

Last weds. we had our fourth round pre-elims.

Advancing from this round is DJ's Jeffrey One, & Lenny Ducano (watch video, for his insane body tricks).

So Far the finalist are
1. Moded
2. 1Nemcis
3. Dynamix
4. Kid Cut Up
5. Dini
6. Gingee
7. Lenny Ducano
8  Jeffrey One

Our last battle is on August 15th (with try outs on August 4th) then its off to the finals, which if your in the L.A. area you don't want to miss this!!

Check the video from our round 4 below

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

X Games 2012 / Battle try-outs this Sat.

Last Sunday,

Davey got the chance to perform @ X Games 2012 w/ Pigeon John & Flynn Adam. This was at the / ford stage.

Astro was gracious enough to hook up the So Gnar guys with a quick Technics & TTM57 setup. As well as a JBL monitor setup. Astro's gear was used by Murs, DJ Keebz, Qbert, Duffle Bag Divas, & Mike Menert (pretty lights music).

Check out Rootbeers (Pigeon John, Flynn Adam, Davey Rockit's) video from Sunday

Also, Saturday (July 7th) is our DJ battle try-outs. Be sure to enter/sign-up for your chance to win $10,000 in prizes. As always, contact us @

Astro AVL
6615 San Fernando Rd.
Glendale, CA 91201
or (818) 549-9915

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Across the Fader Round 3 recap

Last night was round 3 of our Across the Fader pre-elims.

We saw alot of competitors from the previous rounds compete this time as well as some new comers.

It was another heated battle, they seem to get better and better each round. Our judges DJ Fuse, DJ Los, & DJ Serafin really had some constructive criticism to give the contestants. DJ Gingee & DJ Dini advanced to the finals leading into a sudden death round leaving Dini in 1st and Gingee in 2nd.

Check out the video below

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So far the competitors advancing to the finals are
1. DJ 1Nemcis
2. DJ moded
3. Dynamics
4. Kid Cut Up
5. Dini
6. Gingee

The next try out is July 7th and pre-elim on July 18. As always contact us @ Astro AVL 6615 San Fernando Rd. Glendale, CA 91201 or (818) 549-9915 to sign up.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Across The Fader Pre-Elims this Weds 6/13/12

It's that time again, this Weds we will be having our Round 3 of the pre-elims.

So far competing we have DJ's Questions, Gev, Patch, Super J, Gingee, Dini, Magnus, Jeffrey 1, GC, & Artimus.

Our special guest judges will be DJ Serafin, DJ Los (power 106), & DJ Fuse (power 106).

As always you can watch the battle live at our UStream Page @

Power 106, Fox News 11, and some of L.A's best food trucks out front.

Stop by and support your local DJ's, admission is free.

Astro AVL
6615 San Fernando Rd.
Glendale, CA 91201
or (818) 549-9915

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Astro DJ battle coverage on Fox 11 News

Last night, Fox 11 aired their coverage of our Across the Fader DJ battles. They will also be filming during the rest of our battles.

Astro would also like to thank Fox News 11, Power 106, Mackie, Rane, & Pioneer DJ for their help, as well as all the competitors.

Monday, May 21, 2012

DJ Gear Review: Pioneer HDJ-1500 headphones

The Pioneer HDJ-1500's arrived in the shop today. Lucky for you, we unboxed a pair to review for your enjoyment.

Upon opening the headphones I quickly noticed the removable headphone jack & included bag (just like the previous HDJ-1000). Pioneer also stepped up their "comfort game" with super padded ear pads.

This is an added plus, with most gigs lasting up to 3 hours headphones tend to start hurting the tops of your ears after the first hour. This is not the case with the Pioneer DJ HDJ-1500's. 

Pioneer used the same headphone cord as their HDJ-500 model. The end of the cord is threaded with a locking pin on the sides of the cable, ensuring that the cable will not be "pulled-out" of the phones.

The hindges connecting the cups to the headband seem to be made from the same materials as the HDJ-2000 models, which is an extra heavy-duty plastic. The band itself is extremely flexable & well made.

As we tested the audio quality, we couldn't help but compair them to the HDJ-2000's. The bass was great! Plus added highs & mids make them great for the studio, or in the club. It specs @ Frequency range: 5Hz — 30kHz, Impedance: 32Ω, Maximum input: 3500mW, & Output sound level: 108dB.

With a US map pricing of $179.00 I highly reccomend these headphones for the beginner, pro, or studio producer. As always you can pick these up @ the shop located at Astro AVL 6615 San Fernando Rd. Glendale, CA 91201 or (818) 549-9915

For more info on the HDJ-1500 you can visit Pioneer @

- Davey Rockit, Astro AVL

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Across The Fader 2 pre-elims, Round 2 (recap)

Last nights battle once again was super heated! For those who missed, you can watch the entire battle below.

All the competitors brought their A game, and we also had some of L.A's best in the house battling. Dynamix (redbull thre3style, & king of L.A champ) & Kid Cut Up took 1st and 2nd place.

Astro would like to thank our Sponsors Pioneer DJ, Mackie, and Rane for providing prizes, as well as Power 106 for bringing their team to rock & give out goodies!

If you haven't tried out, the next round is June 2nd and Pre-Elims June 13th. So far advancing to the Finals we have DJ 1Nemcis, DJ Moded, DJ Dynamix, & Kid Cut Up. Only 6 more competitors will advance.

Check out Last nights video below

Stream videos at Ustream
As always there is still time to sign up. Call or stop by the shop @ Astro AVL 6615 San Fernando Rd. Glendale, CA 91201 or (818) 549-9915 ask for DJ Toxic!

DJ Qbert @ Astro AVL 1997

This was filmed back in 1997 in what is now our lighting show room. I love how Q starts this session how with a raw scratch solo then the beat drops. Qbert has been a big supportor of astro , including being one of our DJ school Mix Labs first sponsors. Enjoy and be sure to check Qbert out @

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

DJ Battle Tryouts this Sat. 5/5/12 @ 11:00 - 2:00 pm

Think you got what it takes to win $10,000 in prizes? This Saturday we will be holding our 2nd round Try-Outs for DJ's to advance to the pre-elims.

Give us a visit @ Astro AVL 6615 San Fernando Rd. Glendale, CA 91201 or (818) 549-9915 ask for Toxic.

Last battle was insane, so don't miss out.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Astro Across The Fader DJ Battle 2 (recap)

Last night we held our monthly Across the Fader battle. This was a pre-eliminary with two contestants advancing to our finals.

It was a heated battle, with DJ 1Nemcis & DJ Moded advancing to the semi-finals. All 10 of the competitors brought their A game, making it one of our best battles to date. You can watch the stream of it below

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The way our battle works ( to breakdown any confusion ) is this.

Try-Outs - 10 contestants advance to pre-elims, any number of contestants can compete
Pre-Elims - 2 contestants advance to semi-finals

We hold 5 of these rounds (each have a try-out, & pre-elim) , leaving 10 contestants to duke it out in the Semi-Finals.

Semi-Finals consist of one battle, leaving 3 DJ's to advance to the final round.

Final round winner, will win $10,000 worth of gear provided by Pioneer, Mackie, Korg, Rane, AMDJ, & many more.

Who was your favorite DJ of the night? Discuss below.