Best Soul DJ

DJ Forrest Getemgump

With a record collection 10,000 deep and an old-school sound all his own, DJ Forrest Getemgump's skills on the ones and twos are unparalleled. And why not? The Akron native was raised in New York, where he rubbed shoulders with everyone from Grandmaster Flash to Bootsy Collins, and made his name as a world-renowned B-boy and master of breaks. These days, you'll find him playing classic soul tunes as often as he spins Afrika Bambaataa. From Stax Records releases to obscure local soul numbers from folks like Cleveland's Brute Force, DJ Forrest's set lists keep the dance floor streaked in sweat. And he spins his wax all over, from B-boy conferences in Cleveland to battles in Berlin, Germany.