Turne Flynn Edwards aka DJ Turne was born in Amsterdam after his parents met each other there in the late 70s. Both his parents came from far far away, as his dads roots lead him to the "motor city" : Detroit, Michigan, USA and his moms leading him bac..
Turne Flynn Edwards aka DJ Turne was born in Amsterdam after his parents met each other there in the late 70s. Both his parents came from far far away, as his dads roots lead him to the "motor city" : Detroit, Michigan, USA and his moms leading him back to Capetown, South Africa.
Now to understand where this young man is really coming from you need to know who his parents are. His father Jango Edwards is considered to be one of the craziest funniest groundbreaking comedians of the 70s and 80s. His mom the talented art photographer Cindy Marler. His dad Jango would take his son all over the world on tour in Turne's early years which of course gave him a broad perspective on things. Growing up around his dad's band, stages, theaters, studios, festivals and its lifestyle all over the world Turne got inspired and did what came natural and started getting into the performing arts as well... He would perform on stage at the age of 3, played in a movie at 4 and one at 5. Learnt how to play drums, piano, bboy on the streets for money with a little hat to collect cash. And even hosted his own segment in his dads show : the great "zebra boy" at age 6.
While growing up his dad would introduce him to different things in life... one of them being : music. Not only was music a big thing in the house, his dad even made a couple of albums in his time and would introduce Turne to various styles : the first being Motown.. a couple of years later at the age of 7 Hip Hop...
Now years would go by with turne finding himself more interested in Music and its influence. Using tapedecks to make mixtapes to bring smiles or messages on peoples faces was his new thing. Turne would want to share great music with anybody he would meet. Meanwhile he was still questioning the purpose of his name... trying to understand its purpose and why.
Well it wasn't untill he was 17 he finally touched the 1s and 2s.. which would lead him, his name and his life to a whole new stage.
Now for the passed 13 years Turne has been playing all over The Netherlands and parts of Europe and built a following amongst music connoisseurs as one of the leading hip hop, rnb, soul, disco, funk, pop, rock, electro, house, eclectic anything goes DJS. Dedicted to expanding and developing the discipline of turntablism while giving the crowd a night to remember... his sets are full of energy due to his tight mixing combined with tight scratching and his ability to read the crowds needs. Combined with his musical knowledge its a shure shot!
Turne's skills have enlivened the proceedings at a number of club nights, concerts, shows, festivals, trade fairs, launch parties and after partys. He has been featured on various radio and tv shows and has been covered by various (online)magazines. A regular for the notorious Fubu and Phat Farm partys in Germany back in the day.
Clubs like Paradiso, Escape, Melkweg, Sugar Factory, OffCorso, Watt, Westergasfabriek, CZC, Maassilo, Ekko, Tivoli, Effenaar, Musk, de Rechter, LVC, Neue Schwanstein, Club Flex, Powerzone, Hotel Arena, Jazz cafe, Bitterzoet, Jimmy Woo, Medias etc are all places he has rocked for various partys/ festivals such as : Boss, Islander, MTV Punica Jam, Knockout, Sffmkrs, Rock the Bells, Mysteryland, Lowlands, Still Ill Festival, Uitmarkt, Soulstar, Roffest, Salsalounge, Hells Kitchen, BO!, Beatloverz, HipHopessentials @ the Tropenmuseum, Bananas, Latin Village etc.
Turne has opened up and played for various artists including : Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Black Eyed Peas, Red & Method, Nas, Maya Azucena, De La Soul, Slumm Village, MOP, Heavy, Talib Kweli, Dilated Peoples, Kool Herc, Anthony Hamilton, Illa J, Dead Prez, Gentleman, DJ Spinna, Obie Trice, Dudley Perkins, Ghostface, Technine, Dj Craze, the Dogg Pound, Jeru the Damaja & Evidence amongst others.
In 2006 Turne dropped "Turne it up" a dedication to Dilla (mixtape) of which many across the world consider it to be a classic it was downloaded more than a hundred thosand times within weeks.
Turne has dropped more than 15 mixtapes since 2006.
In 2006 & 2008 he played and starred in "Skills" a theater play by MC as himself.
In 2007 the Royal Museum of the Tropen asked him to plan an event and take care of the programming for HipHop Essentials in the Royal Tropen Museum. The first time such an event would go down in the Netherlands in a royal museum.
Turne has done scratches for various artists including Zwart Licht, Extince, Tim Beumers and Ali B
Turne has always been thinking outside the box.
Now at 30 a proud father of 2 gorgeous daughters Turne is set to take the world by storm. Putting his focus on producing his own album and joining forces with POW! nobody will stop him in his quest to certify his spot as one of the all time greats!