Listen to “The Halftime Show w/DJ Riz & DJ Eclipse 89.1 WNYU March 4, 1998 (1st”, the latest DJ mix released by DJ Eclipse on MixCloud. This mix is 02:27:52 mins long. If you dig this mix, then check out more of DJ Eclipse’s mixes his mixcloud page.
Here’s the first ever episode of The Halftime Show. Riz and I stepped to Lynn Gonzalez who at that time had the Wednesday night slot and asked her if she wanted to join forces. After some initial hesitation she agreed and thus The Halftime Show was born. Unfortunately Lynn wasn’t able to make the first show, but in her place was T.O. Sweet who had his own show on WNYU. Listening back the show was definitely a little rough around the edges, but we made it work. Riz spun the first half of the show and I spun the 2nd half (70:33). We had A-Butta and L-Swift of Natural Elements as our guests (92:44) which led to a couple dope freestyle sessions (96:16 & 104:25). Mr. Len from Company Flow was hanging out with us in the studio as well. This was before Serato and CDJs so every time we had to play an exclusive we would have to stop the mix to throw on the dat. A lot of the music played represented what was also going on at Fat Beats at the time. The good ol’ days.
Hip hop,DJ Riz,DJ Eclipse,The Halftime Show,Natural elements
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About DJ Eclipse
DJ Eclipse, renowned indie Hip Hop tastemaker, first gained national notoriety while djing for 3rd Bass front man MC Serch in the early 90’s. His reputation grew in the mid 90’s by filling in for Stretch Armstrong on his weekly 89.9 radio show on WKCR and then later for Mayhem on 89.1 WNYU. He joined Wild Pitch Records in ’94 and became the National Director of Retail Promotion until their closing in ’95. Then, DJ Jab, the owner of a small basement record store called Fat Beats, brought Eclipse in to help out on weekends. It wasn’t long before Fat Beats became a worldwide company with Eclipse overseeing all of their retail operations. Around this time, NY also saw the birth of Eclipse’s seminal crew Non Phixion, which played a pivotal role in the indie renaissance of the mid 90’s. During these years, Eclipse established himself as the “go to” DJ for all the local Hip Hop events at Wetlands, S.O.B.’s, Vinyl and most notably, Tramps. In ’97, after spinning at many of the “Break Beats” parties at The Point in the Bronx, Crazy Legs put Eclipse down with the legendary Rock Steady Crew as one of the RSC DJs. By 1998, Eclipse started The Halftime Radio Show with DJ Riz and Lynn Gonzalez. Later on he could still be heard on on 89.1 WNYU with DJ Skizz on Wednesday nights from 10:30 PM – 1:00 AM (EST). As a producer, some of Eclipse’s notable credits include remixes for O.C. (“Time’s Up” & “Born 2 Live”), Nas, N-Tyce, the Modern Jazz Quartet (Rebop-The Savoy Remixes), a couple party joints for AV8 & Nervous Records and the Fractured Breaks battle records series just to name a few. In addition to running the Fat Beats NY store, operating Uncle Howie Records with partner ILL BILL and touring with La Coka Nostra, Eclipse joined DJ Premier on his “Live From HeadQCourterz” radio show as a “relief” DJ when Primo is on tour. The show aired on Sirius Satellite Radio on channel 40 Friday nights from midnight to 2 AM (EST).
Now he flexes on Rap Is Outta Control on (SiriusXM). Rap Is Outta Control is a weekly mix show hosted by DJ Eclipse and DJ Riz. The Sirius XM show airs every Sunday evening from 10pm-12am EST on Shade 45.
We’re out here in Melbourne, Aus jamming this mix. Amazing E, thankyou
Song of the min 06:51?
@DJ NelsonMercado Lol at the “like so many nickles&dimes” SOLATZO reference you picked wifey,& i’s wind down flick,GodfatherUno,paz hermano, another DJEclipse sure shot, HISTORIC!!!! Thx for a stellar weekend, out of all i’ve peeped I’m wondering what show other than the one best of 90-91 show,in what’05 MANY FAZES”I’mHip” could be on,you know or yea you do ha BigBeat’s 1st HIP-HOP Pressing, thought about HankLove,for a sec,& it clicked. 1ness family
Laster “Searchin 4 Meaning”
What track is at 52:40
Mass Influence “Space Cases”
Song of the min 24:09?
Dope as usual
Awesome. throwback to the 90. thx E
Yo, mixcloud is funny. Yall’ were playing the Jay Z – A Million and One Questions instrumental & mixcloud says it’s the Machine Gun Kelly joint, HA!!!
Dj Eclipse got those dope undergound shows in his pocket and he must share them
Yeah—boyeee thank you for sharing.
Dope. More of these please!!!