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Thursday, March 17 • 7:50pm - 8:50pm
DJ Toure (Between Sets)

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Toure “DJ Toure” Duncan of Hieroglyphics grew up playing drums in church and at school. Drums were his first instrument, then he studied piano, took piano lessons as a child. Interest into drumming led to production, started Djing at the age of 12 in the 6th grade. Started purchasing equipment as a pre-teen and began to teach himself the art of Djing and the skills to become a producer. Playing Drums and being in Oakland which had a strong music scene, he was influenced by a variety of musicians and musical styles. From Hip Hop to Gospel to R&B. Sonic influcences Hieroglyphics Attended elementary school with Casual in the 4th grade, they became friends. They kept their relationship strong. A-Plus, Tajai and Opio lived close by in the neighborhood over the hill from Toure’s home, and they began to form a crew. When Del officially started the Hieroglyphics crew in the late 1980s, Toure was Casual’s DJ and the crew began to come together. Independent Production Incubator for the Bay Area As a producer of hits for Hieroglyphics crew and the solo and group members, Toure began to make a name for himself as a producer in the Bay Area. He began to branch out with production for Dolla Will who was signed to Too $hort’s record label. Since that time he has worked with many independent artists in the Bay Area including Too $hort, E-40, Father Dom, Beeda Weeda, Goapele, and many others. With his production company, 101% Music, Toure has singlehandedly acted as an incubator for new talent in the Bay for Hip Hop, Rap, Soul, R&B and other genres of music. Renown for his DJ skills, he has been featured as a DJ on songs including “That’s How it Is”, Casual’s first single, As a tour DJ Toure has traveled the Americas, Canada and internationally to Japan as a DJ and member of Hieroglyphics and rocked stages alongside the X-Ecutioners, Mos Def, Wu-Tang, Nas, Common, Talib Kweli and countless others. As a drummer Toure has toured as a member of Mystic’s band alongside Black Eyed Peas in Canada and the United States.
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DJ Toure (Between Sets)

Toure “DJ Toure” Duncan of Hieroglyphics grew up playing drums in church and at school. Drums were his first instrument, then he studied piano, took piano lessons as a child. Interest into drumming led to production, started Djing at the age of 12 in the 6th grade. Started purchasing... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2011 7:50pm - 8:50pm
Scoot Inn 1308 E. 4th St.

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