Real Name: Isaac DeLima
Position: DJ Instructor (Herndon)
Isaac DeLima aka DJ I-DEE, has carved out a name for himself in the world of scratch music, having already conquered the battle scene by winning three of its most prestigious titles–the Disco Mix Club (DMC) USA Supremacy, Scribble Jam and Gong World Supremacy–all within six months of each other and by the age of 19. Past winners include internationally recognized names including DJ Q-bert, Mixmaster Mike and DJ Craze. At age 20, he decided to leave his battle career behind and focus on creating new music by using the skills he developed as a deejay. And now, a seasoned DJ and performer at the age of 21, DJ I-DEE has most recently released his debut full length album of original material SOLITUDE via Adiar Cor Records in the summer of 2008.
DJ I-DEE is constantly searching for new and innovative ways to blur the lines between genres. His winning performance at the DMC USA Supremacy saw him mix hip hop, hard rock, 80’s pop and Darth Vader all while entertaining the crowd with his incredible stage presence. He honors the past with his style of producing, while still maintaining a new sound.
DJ I-DEE began his DJ career at the age of 10, growing up in suburban Washington DC, where he would sneak into his older brother’s room and practiced scratching using his turntables when he was out of the house. He began battling in 2002, leading to his victories in 2006. Since retiring from battles, he has moved on to perform his signature sets, including live DVD mixing, around the world in places such as England, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Brazil, Taiwan and China. DJ Q-bert recently said of I-DEE, “…just as b-boys are dancers, I-Dee reminds us that DJs are entertainers.”
Most notably, DJ I-DEE has shared the stage alongside artists such as Lady Sovereign, Fat Joe, 3 Doors Down, Jean Grae and Pete Rock. He has also produced tracks for Jean Grae, Royce Da 5’9″, C-Rayz Walz and more.
DJ I-DEE has captivated the international press being spotlighted in Scratch Magazine, URB Magazine, Remix Magazine, XXL Magazine, Teen Vogue Magazine, MTV United Kingdom, The Miami Herald, The Washington Post, Fox Sports Net, Telemundo, Univision, Okayplayer.com, The Associated Press, Ortofon DJ News Magazine, Hip-Hop Connection UK Magazine and the front cover of the Miami New Times. Most recently, I-Dee was recently featured on G4TV’s “The Mix” sponsored by DJ Hero.