Legendary DJ |
Versatile. Accomplished. Legendary. Jonathan Cruz aka DJ SHORTKUT is driven by passion for every genre of music. Shortkut began his career in San Francisco, California in 1987 as a mobile sound-system, progressing on to competing in World DJ Championships since 1994. He has established himself as a professional DJ & global jet setter showcasing his trend setting performances.
DJ Shortkut, is a member of 3 of the most influential DJ crews in history: The Invisibl Skratch Piklz, World Famous Beat Junkies & The Triple Threat DJs. As 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 & innovations to the turntablist culture, while maintaining dance floors internationally playing the latest in music spanning countless genres.
At the forefront of DJ culture & technology, Shortkut is a featured brand ambassador for the World’s leading DJ Software company, Serato and computer technology giant, Intel. He also collaborates frequently for marketing campaigns with premium brands such as Adidas, Nike, GAP, Red Bull, Casio, Roland, IBM, Pioneer DJ & GoPro Music.
While still trotting the globe to an average of 20+ countries annually, Shortkut often finds himself together with other legendary artists such as The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff, Masters At Work, Mix Master Mike, Maseo (De La Soul) Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), and DJ Premier, just to name a few. Performances at renowned events include: The Boiler Room, The Do-Over, and a resident on Damian Marley’s Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise & countless festivals around the world.
Currently in 2019, Shortkut is expanding his repertoire with even more collaborations. He is a judge for the DMC World DJ Championships, producing timeless mixes with Apple Music, booked with constant world tours while teaching masterclasses in various cities. Focused with a fresh & cutting edge vision to add to his incredible music legacy, Shortkut has exciting ventures & technology driven products to re-create, disrupt & inspire the DJ industry once again.
His diverse selection in music, combined with his turntablist roots and a dedicated work ethic, Shortkut establishes himself as one of the most sought after talentsin the entertainment & music industry.