Just Nine

Being fortunate enough to have had an abundance of musical influences early in life such as Jazz, Soul, Funk, Rap, R&B, Electronic, Rock & Roll and many more, the art of mixing and blending vinyl almost came together naturally for Kenichi Thomas aka DJ Just Nine. With the powerful influence of Hip Hop culture, perfecting the craft of DJing consumed his life from a young age. That same desire to perfect his craft has been noticed throughout the Twin Cities and beyond earning DJ Just Nine spots on Rhymesayers Ent. artist Atmosphere’s tours, taking part in Rock the Bells Hip Hop Festival, playing multiple Soundset Hip Hop Festivals and acted as I Self Devine’s tour DJ for five years.

During that time he has also been holding down the decks for Minneapolis hip hop artist Greg Grease as well as playing countless club nights throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. Partnered with Greg Grease, he has performed countless events and festivals including 10,000 Sounds Festival, CMJ Music Festival, Stone Arch Festival, SxSW Music Festival, A3C Hip Hop Festival, SoundSet Festival, RedBull Sound Select and more.

Together with Greg Grease, they also teamed up with fellow musicians MMYYKK, Proper-T, Trelly Mo and Elliot Serber to create the future-funk band Astralblak (formerly known as ZULUZULUU). They have released a debut album, What’s The Price (Sound Verite Records), in 2016 and have toured the US and played countless events such as Soundset Festival, Low End Theory, 80/35 Festival, Afropunk and many others.

Just Nine is a DJ that understands the essence of a Hip Hop DJ; planning sets meticulously by using his craft to grab and hold any crowd’s attention. His precision with cutting and scratching during his live sets is reminiscent of DJ's Jazzy Jeff, Mix Master Mike, and Premier.

Past Shows


May
26
th
2019
Mainroom
May
26
th
2019
Mainroom

Official Soundset After Party

with DÂM-FUNK (DJ SET), Supreme La Rock, DJ SHANNON BLOWTORCH and more!
Dec
22
nd
2018
Fine Line
Dec
22
nd
2018
Fine Line

SNOW FLEX ZONE

hip hop / r&b / funk / house / throwbacks dance party
with Mike 2600, Just Nine, DJ ESPADA and more!
Jul
22
nd
2018
7th St Entry
Jul
22
nd
2018
7th St Entry

BLACK MILK with live band NAT TURNER

with Greg Grease and Just Nine
May
27
th
2017
Mainroom
May
27
th
2017
Mainroom

Soundset Official Before Party

with DJ Abilities, TIIIIIIIIIIP, Psymun and more!
Jan
25
th
2017
Turf Club
Jan
25
th
2017
Turf Club

Andrew Broder

with Greg Grease, Just Nine, Mike 2600 and more!
Nov
7
th
2015
7th St Entry
Aug
1
st
2015
7th St Entry
Aug
1
st
2015
7th St Entry

I Self Devine

with Sarah White, Muja Messiah, The Lioness and more!
Jul
24
th
2015
The Record Room
Jul
24
th
2015
The Record Room

CATCH-808s "No party w/o bass, no bass w/o party"

with Just Nine, Mr. Castle, B-Rock and more!
Jun
22
nd
2015
7th St Entry
Jun
22
nd
2015
7th St Entry
Mar
20
th
2015
The Record Room
Mar
20
th
2015
The Record Room

CERTIFIED DOPE

Espada's B-Day
with Just Nine, Greg Grease, Booka B and more!
Aug
1
st
2014
Mainroom
Aug
1
st
2014
Mainroom

NEW SPACE

with Greg Grease, Shiro Dame, Allan Kingdom and more!
May
24
th
2014
Mainroom
May
24
th
2014
Mainroom

SOUNDSET 2014 OFFICIAL BEFORE PARTY

with Brother Ali, STEP BROTHERS (ALCHEMIST & EVIDENCE), Murs and more!
Aug
23
rd
2013
7th St Entry
Aug
23
rd
2013
7th St Entry

Greg Grease

with Spyder Baybie Raw Dog & 2% Muck, GRRRL PRTY, Just Nine and more!
Dec
14
th
2012
7th St Entry
Dec
14
th
2012
7th St Entry

Greg Grease

with SGLD, Just Nine, BdotCroc and more!
Sep
7
th
2012
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
Sep
7
th
2012
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
May
4
th
2012
7th St Entry
May
4
th
2012
7th St Entry

I Self Devine

with I RULE, MaLLy, Audio Perm and more!
Jan
22
nd
2012
7th St Entry
Jan
22
nd
2012
7th St Entry

I Self Devine

with Brother Ali, Muja Messiah, Alicia Steele and The Endeavors and more!

More Shows

Aug
14
th
First Avenue

An Evening with
UMPHREY’S MCGEE

Oct
15
th
Palace Theatre

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

with Leah Senior
Oct
7
th
Fine Line

The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell

Dec
3
rd
NoonChorus

Mountain Man