WARNING! Please do not purchase this record from any super large commercial chain store. These stores have never supported this type of music and only do so now in order to appear cool & current. If you decide to buy this record please only purchase it from a knowledgeable specialty shop or local mom & pop store or smaller businesses that have supported this music from it´s inception. Super chain stores have never had the time or focus to search out cutting edge underground music! They can only react once the specialty shops & underground labels have created a market for the music, then all of a sudden they and the major music labels start wanting the music because they know they can overpower the small labels and network of retailers that made this music possible with their massive advertising campaigns and pre-fab artists, that do weak imitations of what the music really is, and worse it´s 10 to 12 years late. We have 2 questions for you: 1. Would you watch or read news that was 12 years old? 2. How long you gonna let them do this to you? - Support your local Retailers & Specialty Shops out - UR
Aztec Mystic - Jaguar (played at 45 rpm). I used to spin Hip-Hop at 45 rpm in the mid 80’s for a short period. Then I found out a couple years later that some DJs in Detroit were doing something similar. It was referred to as “Detroit Jams” from there to The Northeast. Seeing videos like this remind me “yep, that really did happen!”
On July 19th 1986 the UK witnessed what was and still is the biggest live UK Hip Hop event to this day. Hosted by Mike Allen it featured an amazing line up of many of the top Hip Hop recording artists of the day, who performed one afternoon and one evening show at Wembley Arena. The event was organised as part of Capital Radio’s ‘Capital Music Festival’ and also had input from the Street Sounds record label who released a 12” single by Hashim called ‘UK Fresh ‘86 The Anthem’ and an album Hip Hop/Electro 13 to celebrate the event.
Recorded live in a Brooklyn warehouse at Reconstrvct back in April, this Commodo set has been kept top secret due to the amount of fire dubs the man shot at us that night. Until today. Finally, the day has come, and you can stream/download/rewind/repeat.