Friday, 10 June 2011

How To

I love a 'how to'; they're very helpful for most things in life.

As a tribute to DJ Jazzy Jay playing in Sydney this weekend here's some 'how to' early 80's footage...

'How to scratch' brought to you by Jazzy Jay and Afrika Bambaataa:

'How to battle' brought to you by Beat Street vs NYC Breakers:

Saturday 11th June 9pm
GOODGOD Danceteria
55 Liverpool Street, Sydney

As quoted from the good people at GoodGod:

“Founding member of Hip Hop’s foundational Zulu Nation, Beat Street star and the Bronx’s very own yes, welcome the legendary DJ Jazzy Jay in his first solo Sydney performance ever!

Having a career that's spanned over 30 years, Jazzy Jay is one of the true Hip Hop pioneers. In the early 1980's his DJ skills ruled both NYC's street parties and the city's most famed clubs, including The Roxy and Danceteria. In 1984, Jazzy Jay famously played himself in the role of club DJ in the classic Hip-Hop film, Beat Street. This film took the four elements of Hip-Hop to the masses and became an overground hit in Australia. Marking the 27th anniversary of this groundbreaking film, Jazzy Jay will touch down in Sydney to confirm to us how fun and influential this era was.

Jay went on to become a certified hit machine when he co-produced Afrika Bambaataa's anthemic Planet Rock  and recorded the single: "Jazzy Sensation" as part of the Jazzy 5. He assisted in founding Def Jam and Strong City Records and later collaborated with the finest including The Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Fat Joe, Brand Nubian and more. His experimentation with turntable trickery saw him later inducted into the DMC DJ Hall of Fame and featured in the DJ documentary, Scratch: All The Way Live. - he's done it all!

Get your tickets EARLY from Moshtix!"


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