— URB MAGAZINE
Urban Assault (aka Faust & Shortee) have been a powerhouse in the DJ & Production worlds for almost three decades.
Seasoned aficionados specializing in grimy beats that span the gamut of bass heavy genres, the dynamic duo continues to electrify audiences worldwide from the studio & on the live stage via eclectic 4 turntable transmissions, scratched to perfection.
Much like his mythological philosopher-magician namesake, Faust is ahead of the learning curve.
In 1998, Faust made history with the release of the first full-length, all-scratching album in history, the critically lauded, “DJ Faust – Man Or Myth?”
Today, Faust continues to push the boundaries of his production across an expansive range of genres.
Pioneer of an endless series of industry firsts, Shortee is acknowledged as one of the most diverse, technically skilled female DJs in the world.
She’s been described as “The World’s Premier Female DJ” by the Grammy Foundation, & dubbed “Queen of the Scratch World” by DJ Times.
If that’s not enough, Shortee’s teaching & mentoring legacy to tens of thousands of students & future leaders of the DJ universe is unmatched.
In addition to rocking stages globally, Urban Assault are constantly in the studio producing music for various record labels.
They also produce music for their own multi-genre imprints: Heavy Artillery Recordings, Urban Assault Music, 5 Star Records & Arkade Records.
Both were featured in the award-winning documentary “SCRATCH” (Palm Pictures) marking their historical contribution to the art of DJing & Turntablism.
Together their solo & team albums have earned them critical acclaim in major publications like SPIN, URB, Remix, Knowledge, ATM, DJ Times, Rolling Stone, & their music has been featured on networks such as MTV, NBC, CNN, HBO, ESPN & more.
Whether they appear as ‘Faust & Shortee’ or the infamous “Urban Assault”, the duo can’t help but live on the edge of bass & dance music culture.
From underground, urban block-bangers to roof popping dance hits, the dynamic duo always brings fire to the front line, no matter the vibe or occasion!