- from Seattle, WA
With their unique set up of rapper and drummer only, this Seattle duo consisted of Da Blasta (voice) and Ratboy (drums & tracks.) Featured twice in Billboard, they were also on the cover with a feature article in the debut issue of Paul Allen's Experience Music Project magazine. The accolades continued as Turntable Bay was voted "Band of the Year" and "Rap Band of the Year" for Mass Magazine's Music Awards. Its first single was also picked for "Best of Home Jams" by prominent Seattle radio station, KUBE.
In its day, Turntable Bay was a solid touring outfit. They performed with Ol' Dirty Bastard, Ice-T, Run DMC, Sunny Day Real Estate, the Geto Boys and numerous colleges, festivals and venues around the U.S.
The duo disbanded in 2005. The group's music continues to be licensed for film, tv and advertising (MTV, FOX, ESPN, Showtime, Paramount Pictures, etc.) Press
"Turntable Bay's is the most bluntly hypnotic hip-hop since early Cypress
Hill." - Alternative Press
"This Seattle duo plays some of the best stripped down, lo-fi hip hop anywhere." - Willamette Week
"...this CD doesn't lack a thing. Turntable Bay can definitely hold their own." - aXis
" Words are drawn out, lovingly lolled over, before being allowed to leave the room. The beats are stoned, laid back and smooth. Mostly excellent."
- The Stranger