Sometime in the 1970s, New York City gave birth to the Hip Hop movement. The inner-city culture quickly embraced this fresh genre, and DJs from all over The Bronx became local legends for their party music. By crafting early funk, house, and electro beats, artist Afrika Bambaataa pioneered in this arena, helping to lay the foundations for what was to follow. A perfect example of this was Bambaataa and Cosmic Force’s early 80s single “Zulu Nation Throwdown”, which fused dance
August marks the peak for summer festivals and parties in the UK and this is easily present in the array of line-up’s we’ve selected this month. Exciting label showcases, grandeur birthdays and our top Notting Hill carnival options feature this month. Enjoy! Saturday the 4th fabric: Ben Klock, Mr. G (Live), Randomer & More @ fabric, Clerkenwell https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1097184 Klock plays for 5 hours in the EC1 basement for his final London appearance this year.
Lo-fi house DJs occupy a nostalgic space in which hip-hop influences, heartfelt lyrical sampling, relentless kick drums and woozy synths blend together to infiltrate a large proportion of the not-so-underground, Internet age dance music scene. Amongst them is Felix Clary Weatherall (Ross From Friends), a British DJ who released ‘Family Portrait’ on July 28th speaks to a deeply personal influence- his parents, who found their commonality in the dance music of the 1990s. Releas