Dr. Bruce Campbell aka DJ Junior and DJ Skeme Richards
October 15, 2022 | 2pm – 4pm
Painted Bride – 5212 Market Street
Pay What You Can – Suggested Donation $15
Come learn, connect and network with professor Dr. Bruce Campbell aka DJ Junior of Eavesdrop Radio (WKDU 91.7FM) and Record Breakin’ Music. He will be sharing his journey and lessons of balancing social justice and advocacy in his role as an academic, creative and record label founder. This interactive workshop is ideal for individuals looking for innovative ways to infuse social justice strategies into their work. Active participants will leave the workshop with an action plan tailored to their desired goals for equity. Internationally known DJ and cultural ambassador Skeme Richards will be providing the soundtrack for the session.
Channing Billups – Project Creator
Originally from Florida’s Gulf Coast, Channing has spent the last several years involved in Philadelphia’s arts scene collaborating with a number arts organizations and producing independent interdisciplinary arts projects in music, theater, sketch comedy and podcast spaces.
Bruce Campbell Jr., PhD.
Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr., also known as DJ Junior is a Philadelphia based scholar, label owner, radio host and DJ. Junior is the owner of Record Breakin’ Music (RBM), a Philadelphia-based boutique record label that has a straightforward approach to releasing quality new music with a soulful foundation. He founded Eavesdrop Radio over 20 years ago. A WKDU 91.7FM weekly three-hour show he now co-hosts with lil’ dave, Eavesdrop Radio is a staple for music heads tuning in for jazz, soul, hip hop, latin grooves, afro-beat and everything in-between. Junior also produces and hosts the Dust + Dignity podcast which explores the connections between social justice, leadership and music and is an active DJ spinning soulful vibes locally, nationally, and internationally.
As an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Arcadia University in suburban Philadelphia and the Director of the Educational Leadership Masters and Supervisory Certification programs, the aim of his career has been embedding relevant issues of diversity and social justice into his teaching, scholarship, and service in the education field. He highlights experiences of underrepresented groups so that professionals and institutions can serve these communities more effectively. Additionally, he teaches courses in educational leadership, organizational change, urban education, social justice, cultural competency, international musicology, qualitative research methods and program evaluation. Being equally passionate about his work in the music and art communities as well as academia, Dr.Campbell has created a wonderful balance of the two fields he loves. Whether behind the lectern, the mic or the turntables, he continues to seek opportunities to proclaim social justice.
When you think of Philadelphia’s rich history of musical contributions, you instantly notice that it is also a city known for birthing some of the greatest internationally known DJ’s who are masters of their crafts. One such person who has deep roots and connections to the City of Brotherly Love is Skeme Richards. What started as a hobby in the early 80’s has turned into an amazing musical career taking him across the globe as a professional DJ and music connoisseur to play for events small and large, from night clubs to festivals, art galleries to film premiers and even to play guest spots on both independent and commercial radio.
Digging and spinning genres across the board, from Hip Hop to House, Funk & Soul classics to Disco, Jazz and beyond, Skeme keeps things classic and refreshingly new while continuously striving to separate himself from the pack. While maintaining originality in his brand, he keeps his first class status as a true party rocker all while satisfying and educating the partygoer at the same time. Quality is always of the utmost importance and the Skeme Richards brand has become synonymous with being a global cultural ambassador in connecting audiences of diverse backgrounds worldwide.
Skeme Richards is known within a large circle of Funk & Soul aficionado’s, DJ’s, vinyl heavyweight collectors, artists and record labels and has toured playing 7” vinyl during some of the most unique and successful nights across the globe with his Butta 45’s party which began in 2009. Not one to be a format purist and sticking to what has become the now trendy 45, he’s known for packing crates of Disco 12” as well while toting them on flights globally to entertain his audience and also
maintaining a long standing tradition of what the DJ has been known for, his personal selections. No matter the genre, Skeme Richards fits the bill with his delivery, vast musical knowledge and understanding of what it takes to rock a party by reading the crowd properly and reacting accordingly.
With only 24 hours in a day, Skeme wears many hats that show his dedication to music. On the other side of the musical spectrum, he is also a writer and journalist who reviews vinyl releases from labels and artists across the globe on his Nostalgia King site which is the go to source for DJ’s globally to find out the latest releases that he gives the co-sign to. Over the years, labels have come to trust his ear and taste in music as the testing ground for new releases that he often introduces to dance floors months in advance before they they’re officially released. Over the years, he has also contributed content to print publications including Disco Patrick’s Hot Stuff Magazine (Netherlands) and Street Love Magazine (Germany).
Through his dedication and love of the music, the self-proclaimed “Nostalgia King” has built his brand as a “tastemaker” of sorts and continues to “make and break” records in the same fashion that many of the great DJ’s in the past. As a world traveler, you can find Skeme playing parties across the globe and touching down in some of his favorite destinations including London, Amsterdam, Germany, Russia, New York, Los Angeles, Japan, China and Korea and has shared stages with some of the best DJ’s and performers globally.
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