The Artists.

The Artists.

DJ Babu

DJ Babu

DJ, Producer

(Dilated Peoples, Beat Junkies)

As the producer and DJ for hip-hop group Dilated Peoples, and an integral member of the infamous Beat Junkies turntable crew, DJ Babu is one of the most prolific DJs in the rap game.

Babu is famous for redefining the art of Beat juggling during the 1997 ITF/Beat juggling category competition, when he first performed his "Blind Alley" Routine.

When it comes to mixing DJ Babu relies on the Event 20/20BAS to bring his Big Ass Sound.

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“After going through Genelecs, Tannoys, Yamahas, Mackies... all the hot monitors of the day, I ended up picking the 20/20s for no reason other than I liked the way they sounded.”
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Sean Divine

Sean Divine

Producer, Mix Engineer

(Jadakiss, YONAS, Freeway, MTV, Paramount Pictures)

Growing up in rural North Carolina, Sean Divine aimed to take his unique production style international. From his college dorm room, he created a collection of diverse instrumentals to license online. To date, his catalogue has received over 20 million plays.

Sean has since produced and mixed for some of the industry's top talents and independent artists, as well as featuring on various television and motion picture soundtracks.

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“I've been confident working with Event since day one. The new 2030 is incredibly well designed, detailed and accurate.”
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Don Cannon

Don Cannon

DJ, Producer

(Outkast, Young Jeezy, 50 Cent)

As a DJ and producer, Don Cannon is responsible for a new sound of major hip-hop anthems that have stormed the airwaves in recent years.

At the age of five Don began his foray into a musical career with his first set of turntables and has never looked back.

His enviable career to date has seen him host some of Atlanta's biggest hip-hop radio shows, and of course his studio is powered by the 'Big Ass Sound' of the 20/20BAS.

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“Finally all in one speaker - highs, bang... What more can I ask for? Not only is the sound superior, but the paint finish gives the studio a better look!”
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Focus

Focus...

Producer, Artist, Songwriter

(Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Busta Rhymes, The Game)

Discovered and immediately signed by West Coast icon Dr Dre, Bernard 'Focus...' Edwards Jr's R&B and Hip-Hop producing talents have seen him awarded a Latin Grammy Award in 2010 for his work with Mala Rodriguez.

In addition to producing for some of pop and hip-hop's finest artists, Focus... has recently released his own debut album The Avant Garde Project.

“FINALLY! A loud speaker with crisp highs and 'knock'. I've been using powered Event 20/20s for years and I love those monitors, but the Opals have far surpassed those. These are my favorite monitors, hands down.”
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Fredwreck

Fredwreck

Producer, DJ

(Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent)

With one of the most enviable resumes in hip hop, Fredwreck has produced for some of the biggest names in the music business including Britney Spears, Kurupt, Eminem, Ice Cube and Lil Kim, as well as serving as the host on MTV Arabia's HipHopNa talent program.

After starting out as a radio DJ on the renowned Wake Up Show, he was signed to Dr Dre's production label and worked on Dre's Chronic 2001 LP.

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“The one thing I always liked about the 20/20s was if you can get it sounding good on those speakers it will sound good on a variety of speakers. And that's something that I really need.”
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Freemasons

Freemasons

Artists, Producers

Producers James Wiltshire and Russell Small first hit the UK club scene as a duo in 2005, remixing tracks from artists such as Faith Evans, Kylie Minogue, Shakira, Jamiroquai, Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé (earning them a Grammy nomination).

In addition to their industry acclaim re-imagining other artists' tracks, Freemasons have released three studio albums and a recent EP.

“When you actually get excited about turning a set of speakers on each morning you know you've made the right purchase. These speakers become your new best friends so quickly it's almost frightening!”
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Mayer Hawthorne

Mayer Hawthorne

Artist, Producer, Engineer

Growing up in Detroit, Mayer Hawthorne's exposure to the Motown sound shaped his direction very early in life.

A self-confessed fan of Smokey Robinson and Curtis Mayfield, Mayer combines a vintage sound with contemporary influences, such as fellow Detroit producer J Dilla, to create his unique brand of music, on which he sings and plays all the instruments in addition to engineering and producing.

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“A lot of times monitors will give you an artificial sound that will sound really good in the studio, but doesn't necessarily translate outside. The 20/20s really give you that true sound that will sound good everywhere.”
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Jake One

Jake One

Producer, Engineer

(De La Soul, 50 Cent, Young Buck, Freeway, M.O.P.)

With an impressive and diverse discography Jake One has managed to bring his sound from the underground to the US Billboard Top 10 charts, working with artists such as De La Soul, 50 Cent, Young Buck and Freeway.

Being in such demand it's a wonder Jake One found time to release three albums himself, White Van Music, The Stimulus Package and Patience.

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“The new 20/20s are like a futuristic version of the original. That's what I want.”
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Klypso

Klypso

Producer, Engineer

(Dr. Dre, Ne-Yo, 50 Cent, Lupe Fiasco, Twista, Too Short, Lil Kim and E-40)

Klypso began his career in music out of his mother and father's garage and he later found fame with the influential gangsta rap artist Too Short with 50 Cent, Twista and Devin The Dude which popularized and brought back big gangsta rap collaborations. Klypso continues to work with many artists and groups including pop/dance group Nuthin' Under A Million (N.U.M).

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“I have been using 2020s since day one of my journey in music and will continue my legacy using both Event 2020s and 2030s in any studio I work in.”
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James Lavelle

James Lavelle

Artist, Producer, DJ

(James Lavelle, UNKLE, MoWax)

A true chameleon that works across an amazing range of musical genres and roles, James Lavelle is probably best known as the longest standing member and driving force behind UNKLE.

His musical resume started in his early teens as a DJ and promoter, leading to the founding of his record label Mo'Wax, releasing artists such as DJ Shadow, Air and Money Mark.

In addition to his work with UNKLE James has worked on a range of projects of late, including scoring films, DJing and countless remix projects.

“They're f**king great! They've got really great definition of both the quiet and loud sounds. Spot on, the range is fantastic.”
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Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin

Artist, Producer

(The Tea Party)

Jeff's musical credentials are unquestionable. From his time as frontman, guitarist, songwriter and producer of Canadian band The Tea Party, through his successful solo career and recent reunion of the band, Jeff has always been known as an artist that puts everything he has into his music.

For an artist that simply won't comprimise, Jeff naturally uses both the Event Opal and 20/20BAS monitors whenever in the studio.

“I have found the holy grail. The fine folks at RODE have turned me on to the Event 20/20s.
Precision, accuracy and transparency would be an understated description of these speakers. I am truly satisfied.”
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John Merchant

John Merchant

Producer, Engineer

(Bee Gees, Barbara Streisand, Mika)

John Merchant's career spans over 25 years as an Audio Engineer and Producer, starting in the 1980s at The Bee Gee's Middle Ear Studios.

Over the years John has worked with a wide range of artsits such as Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Celine Dion and many more.

In 2008 John was nominated for a Grammy award as producer for the artist Mika.

“For the first 10 years of my career, I used Genelecs. For the last 10 years, I used Adams. For the next 10 years, I'll use the Opals.”
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Montage One

Montage One

Artist, Producer, Engineer

(XZIBIT, DILATED PEOPLES, THE ALKAHOLIKS, STRONG ARM STEADY, HILARY DUFF, WHITNEY HOUSTON)

Montage One is truly a jack-of-all-trades in the music biz. From audio engineering and production for many underground artists, to running the show behind the scenes of huge productions, to writing, releasing and performing his own music around the globe.

Montage One has had nothing but the "Big Ass Sound" of Event monitors on the back-end since the late 90s.

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“If you want to get that sound back that's been lost all this time then you gotta get the new 20/20s”
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Oh No

Oh No

Artist

It was around the age of 11 when making beats won out over video games to become Oh No's most obsessive pastime.

Like his brother Madlib, his father Otis Jackson and his uncle Jon Faddis - Oh No would go on to pursue the family business of music.

In recent years Oh No has collaborated with artists such as Alchemist, Redman, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, De La Soul, Ghostface and many more.

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“Wooooooooooooo! These speakers are meant to tear the walls down... This sh*t got power and great quality... What more can you ask for?"”
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Snake Newton

Snake Newton

FOH Engineer

(Robbie Williams, Duran Duran, Sugababes, MTV Europe awards, The Brits)

FOH engineer Snake Newton has built an enviable reputation as one of the UK's leading live engineers, mixing a wide range of awards shows across Europe including the MTV Europe Awards and The Brits, as well as artists including Duran Duran, Sugababes and most recently for Robbie Williams.

“I could immediately tell that the bottom end was a hell of a lot deeper and the mids were much more accurate... In the past, I've noticed that I sometimes end up mixing guitar-light during long sessions due to listening fatigue. That doesn't seem to happen with the Opals at all.”
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Nicolay

Nicolay

Producer

(The Foreign Exchange)

Dutch producer Nicolay forms one half of Grammy nominated R&B group The Foreign Exchange.

Coming from a background in traditional composition and music, Nicolay met his partner in The Foreign Exchange, Phonte on an internet forum and completed their acclaimed debut Connected via online file exchange.

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“Hearing the new 20/20BAS I can instantly hear the things I need to adjust - I hadn't heard it yet. That makes a good monitor. It shouldn't make your stuff sound good, it should be as truthful as possible.”
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Nottz

Nottz

Producer, Artist

Nottz has produced for some of the biggest names in hip hop including Snoop Dogg, Kanye West and The Game, after being discovered by Busta Rhymes.

One of the premier beatmakers in hip-hop production, Nottz can count Dr Dre and 9th Wonder as some of his biggest fans, and is regularly called "Your favorite producer's favorite producer."

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“I can blast 'em and mix on them at the same time... ”
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DJ Nu-Mark

DJ Nu-Mark

Producer, DJ

Jurassic 5

Sharing deck duties with Cut Chemist as the DJ team for alternative hip-hop group Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark has well and truly put his stamp on the hip-hop landscape through his solid production.

Nu's innovative DJ routines and creative stage show have made him a favorite of crowds all over the world, sharing the stage with the likes of Mos Def, The Roots, RUN DMC, Green Day, and Outkast.

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“The 20/20s checked me when mixing. If I'd mix on another set of speakers and jumped back to the 20/20s I could tell when the vocal mix was being buried. They gave me a nice reference on where to go with my mix.”
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Alan Parsons

Alan Parsons

Artist, Producer, Engineer

(Alan Parsons' Project, Pink Floyd, The Beatles)

From his early days at Abbey Road Studios where he engineered for The Beatles, Paul McCartney, The Hollies and Pink Floyd amongst many others, through to his time at the helm of The Alan Parsons Project and later as a solo artist, Alan has always been a pioneer and innovator in the art of audio recording.

Alan used the original Event 20/20 monitors since their introduction in the 1990s, and has recently moved over to the Opal.

Alan Parsons
“The Opals are epic!”
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DJ Revolution

DJ Revolution

DJ, Producer

Revolution began his DJ career at just 12, using a pair of old turntables from his attic and a homemade mixer that his Grandfather put together for him.

After mixing records for a few years he stumbled across a Grandmaster Flash record and his life was forever changed.

In addition to having spun and scratched all over the world, and for artists including Rakim and Kanye West, Revolution has also released two albums himself. He also hosts LA radio's renowned Wake Up Show.

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“I went to the store and demoed all kinds of monitors. I ended up buying the 20/20s.”
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Rhettmatic

DJ Rhettmatic

DJ, Producer

A major force behind the creation of Southern California's first turntable band, the Beat Junkies, is a multi-faceted musician known to the world as DJ Rhettmatic.

Born Nazareth Nirza, his artistic contributions to the music industry have placed him, along with his fellow members of the Beat Junkie crew, at the top of the DJ universe.

Possessing unstoppable visions of excelling in this art form, Rhettmatic unites music enthusiasts around the world by sharing his unparalleled skills and talent.

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“The Event 20/20 monitors are classics...
I used them during the late 90s at various recording studios for various recording projects, but I never owned a pair. The 20/20 gives you a good range of frequencies for referencing & mixing. In Hip-Hop, bass is a big requirement in the production and the 20/20s give you that great low end”
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RZA

RZA [Wu-Tang Clan]

Artist, Producer, Actor, Author, Filmmaker

The RZA needs no introduction. As the musical soul of legendary hip-hop act Wu-Tang Clan RZA has changed the face of rap and hip hop music forever.

Consistently acclaimed as one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time, RZA has also released several solo projects including the soundtracks to Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai and Kill Bill (vols I and II).

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“Opal's bass extension is unprecedented in an 8" woofer, while dimension and image remain intact. Listening to these monitors is a pleasure, full of thump and detail. You can push these as hard as you want with no distortion. Opals are set to be the new standard in music production and engineering.”
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DJ Skribble

DJ Skribble

DJ, Producer, Engineer

Skribble has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, including Wyclef Jean,Grandmaster Flash, Common, Wu Tang and even the Notorious B.I.G.

From his early days as a member of Young Black Teenagers to his work on New York's Hot 97.1 and even as a host on several MTV shows, DJ Skribble has redefined the hip-hop and house DJ persona.

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“I've been an Event user for quite some time now. Just when you think they created the ultimate studio monitor, they top it with the Opals! My mixes have never sounded better!”
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Carl Siegel

Carl Siegel

Producer

Carl A. Siegel is a seasoned music producer for TV and Film.

Working with reputable names such as MTV, VH-1, Access Hollywood (NBC), and the USA Network composing music for the hit television show "Burn Notice" has made him known for his music production as well as his signature sound.

“From mid, to high, to low frequencies the 20/20s give you a completely true sound.”
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Claude Von Stroke

Claude Von Stroke

DJ, Musician, Label Manager

Claude's real name is Barclay, a guy raised in the suburbs of Detroit who wanted to be a filmmaker but always had a knack for music. After several different film careers of varying success he moved to San Francisco and started dirtybird records.

Tour wise, Claude has headlined almost every major club, festival and basement after-party in the world. The outdoor dirtybird parties in San Francisco's scenic Golden Gate Park have also become a legendary summer destination point for both locals and international travelers.

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“I create and mixdown my music on a pair of Opals every day that I am in the studio. They sound incredible and I have come to rely on them for every piece of music that has my name on it.”
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Zo!

Zo!

Musician, Producer, Artist

Detroit-area born and raised producer Zo! is the keyboardist and live band musical director for Grammy nominated group The Foreign Exchange.

Influenced by a wide range of music genres introduced to him at an early age, Zo! utilizes multiple layers of thick instrumentation to shape his compositions, as demonstrated on his 2010 released solo album, SunStorm.

Zo! has used Event monitors in his studio since 2003.

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“The sounds that I hear coming out of my 20/20BAS monitors can be described as full and accurate. They give me exactly what I look for during my mixing process - A reference that I know that I can trust”
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