DJ SHORTKUT BIOGRAPHY:
Versatile, Accomplished, Legendary, are just a few adjectives that describe Jonathan Cruz aka DJ SHORTKUT. Driven by passion for every genre of music, Shortkut began his career as a mobile sound-system, progressing on to competing in World DJ Championships and establishing himself as the consummate professional DJ.
Shortkut is a member of 3 of the most influential DJ crews in history: The Invisibl Skratch Piklz, World Famous Beat Junkies and Triple Threat DJs. A seasoned veteran in battle DJ competitions, he is responsible for creating some of the most influential turntable routines of all time, literally birthing new techniques to the turntablist culture.
A defining moment of his career was when he embarked on a national tour for the World Famous Beat Junkies 20th Year Anniversary, following a campaign for Adidas Originals "Breathe & Stop" tour throughout Asia co-headlining alongside musical icons, Maseo of De La Soul and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest. A regular guest for the world-renowned "Do-Over" party, and is consistenly marketing and branding campaigns for Nike, Casio, Pioneer Electronics, Grey Goose Vodka and is now a featured artist for GoPro Camera's new endeavor, GoPro Music.
2015 sees Shortkut expanding his repertoire with his own show on Beat Junkies Radio on DASH, judging and headlining along with the ISP at RedBull’s Thre3Style World DJ Championships, releasing a long awaited album with Invisibl Skratch Piklz, and his own widely anticipated solo production release, along with a travel/lifestyle TV program entitled “A Shortkut to The World”.
One of the most anticipated sets yearly is his live 2x4 DJ performance set alongside The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff ,which draws thousands of music lovers wherever it is held. Ending off the year, Shortkut is DJing on Damian "Jr Gong" Marley's sold out Welcome to Jamrock Cruise in the winter, while simultaneously trotting the globe to an average of 20+ countries annually.
A diverse selection in music combined with his turntablist roots,and incredible work ethic, Shortkut establishes himself as one of the most sought after talent in the entertainment / music industry.
O-ii-shi, Sydney's tastiest Hip Hop jam is best known for delivering quality artists and events to Sydney and throughout the Pacific Rim, since 97'.
Artists previously toured and showcased include DJ Revolution, The Beat Junkies (all of them), Expansion Team Soundsystem, P-Money, Scribe, Shortee Blitz, Pogo, Cash Money, A-Trak and many, many more.