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History of Hip Hop: 1980s (Live at Big Chill London)

History of Hip Hop: 1980s (Live at Big Chill London)

About the show

Playing tracks by

Eric B. & Rakim, Trouble funk, The JB's, Grandmaster Flash, KEV E KEV & AK B and more.

Generally speaking I'm not a massive fan of posting mixes recorded live at club nights - it's just never possible to convey the atmosphere of the night to someone sitting listening at home and it's inevitable that something won't come off quite as clean as you would have liked to have done.

I feel much that way about this mix, but Mixcloud's History of Hip Hop night at Big Chill last year was such a fun night that I felt like I had to post this despite the odd imperfection. Over the night, 6 DJs (Vadim, MK, Blakey, Disorda, Breakin Bread and I) each played one hour of music from a specific era of hip hop history. I handled the 80s element with plenty of classics, a few less well known cuts, some disco rap and a few relevant breaks. I forget the name of the guy on mic duties but the hosting is kept to a tasteful minimum and gives you at least a little feel for the crowd.

Here's a little video of some of the night:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPuRc6Fcr1s

Comments

chellyg
chellyg

I love this!

dsw99a
dsw99a

I graduated high school in 1985, a really nice representation of the feel of that era. I'm a fan.

risaboy
risaboy

Yes

Tromatic
Tromatic

Lets have another one loving it

Simon Worth

bardzo dobrze !!!

George Roberts

Yeh to Sunday!

kkrockwell

Dope!

clé ohh yeah

great finale, awesome!

Seth Fried

Got my diploma from Old School. The mix got me hopping at the Hip.

Richard
Richard

Nice, i like