DJ Signify

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DJ Signify
OriginBrooklyn, New York, United States
GenresInstrumental hip hop
Occupation(s)Producer, DJ
InstrumentsSampler, turntable
Years active1996-present
LabelsLex Records, Bully Records, Grandgood, Four Ways To Rock, Cease & Desist
Associated actsAesop Rock, Buck 65, Sixtoo, Blockhead, Sage Francis

DJ Signify is an underground hip hop producer from Brooklyn, New York.


DJ Signify's first album Sleep No More, featuring collaborations with Sage Francis and Buck 65, was described as "hip-hop at its darkest and most chilling"[1] and earned him accolades as a "master beatsmith."[2] His second album Of Cities was similarly described as "dense, bleak instrumental hip-hop," reminiscent of Burial's Untrue and Tricky's Maxinquaye.[3]




  • Untitled (2003) with Grandmaster Caz
  • Winter’s Going (2004)
  • Unclean Vol. 1 (2004)
  • No One Leaves (2005) with Six Vicious
  • Nobody's Smiling (2007) with Blockhead


  • Signifyin’ Breaks (1996)
  • Mixed Messages (2000)
  • Teach The Children Vol. 1 (2004)


Compilation appearances[edit]


  1. ^ "DJ SIGNIFY No More Sleep". The Milk Factory. March 2004. Archived from the original on 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2010-04-24.
  2. ^ Pemberton, Rollie (2004-04-19). "DJ Signify: Sleep No More". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010-04-24.
  3. ^ Owen B. "DJ Signify - Of Cities". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 2010-04-24.