Record label, “The activities of Grandmaster Flash regarding the Wheels of metal, ” Sugarhill reports, 1981. Inscribed To my friend Micheal, Grandmaster Flash
This can be his rembrance of this occasion and their journey down plastic memory lane. And do not miss their set list at the conclusion. — The Editors
The Cooper-Hewitt nationwide Design Museum holds events within their breathtaking yard on Friday evenings throughout the summer time, every one of which comes with a guest DJ. I happened to be conversing with someone there and suggested — half jokingly — since I had what was, to my knowledge, the best collection of rap and dance 12 inch records of any middle-aged white guy in Sleepy Hollow, New York that I thought I would make a good guest DJ.
Now, this claim may or might not really be real, however the Cooper-Hewitt made a decision to place me personally to the test. Since you may be aware, they asked me personally to end up being the DJ for the following party at the National Design Awards, on October eighteenth, 2006.
Therefore, this weekend that is past we took place into the cellar and mentioned three hefty containers of documents which hadn’t heard of light of time much more than two decades. And I also wondered: would they nevertheless work?
Once I first relocated to new york during summer of 1980, we found an innovative new practice. We began likely to nightclubs,
And I also began records that are buying. Like any self-respecting 70s-era college student, we currently owned a significant number of LPs that we had dragged beside me from a single dorm space to a different. But it was one thing brand brand new. I nevertheless purchased, state, the most recent Elvis Costello or the new speaking minds, but my genuine passion ended up being looking for many track I experienced heard on Friday night at Danceteria like “Chant No. 1 (I do not require This stress On)” by Spandau Ballet (prior to they joined their treacly “True” stage). Continue reading “Vinyl Fetish In 2006 Michael Bierut had been the DJ when it comes to National Design Awards.”