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‘Where Hip Hop began…’
On 19th July 1986 history was made with UK Fresh ’86 at Wembley Arena. Now exactly 25 years to the week…
STREET SOUNDS UK FRESH REUNION
Saturday 16th July 2011 at Scala, London
Live Artist Performances and DJ Sets by:
THE B BOYS feat. DJ CHUCK CHILLOUT
MC: BBC RADIO’S DAVE PEARCE
DJs: GREG EDWARDS, MIXMASTER DJ MIRAGE
Nu Electro Stars: DARXID, LEKTROID & XIDUS PAIN
B-Boy Battles & Performances
Street Sounds Memorabilia
Plus Much more…
The Street Sounds UK Fresh Reunion is a celebration of Hip Hop/Electro music and street culture featuring live artist performances and DJ sets by NEWCLEUS, CAPTAIN ROCK, THE B BOYS feat. DJ CHUCK CHILLOUT and ARTHUR BAKER! For those who remember the early days of Electro/Hip Hop this will be one of the most eagerly awaited events in London for many many years. This is where Hip Hop began! Many journalists and music historians have credited the iconic Street Sounds record label and the classic ‘Electro’ series as introducing the Electro/Hip Hop genre to the mainstream UK population as well as launching numerous artists.
After almost 12 months of planning, this will be a night to remember; in the main room will be Hip Hop/Electro and the artist performances. Between the performances we will have a great line up of DJs including MIXMASTER DJ MIRAGE spinning Electro, Hip Hop & R&B; from the original series right up to today’s Nu Electro series. The MC for the evening will be BBC’s DAVE PEARCE. There will also be B-Boy battles, performances and a few other surprises!
Upstairs in the balcony bar there will be a selection of DJs headlined by GREG EDWARDS playing various other Street Sounds genres from classic ‘Anthems’, ‘Rare Grooves’ to ‘Jazz Juice’ and House. In the large foyer will be a Street Sounds Memorabilia and Graffiti Exhibition to walk around and enjoy as well as a special lino area for those who want to get down and show off their B-Boy/Breaking skills.
The Street Sounds UK Fresh Reunion will be filmed and a DVD will be released soon after the event.
£35 in advance. £40 on the night.
7.00pm to 3.00am
What was ‘UK Fresh ‘86’?
‘UK Fresh’ was a groundbreaking Hip Hop event staged at Wembley Arena, London in 1986. The biggest rap event of the 80’s, the concert saw 15,000 street music fans witness some of the biggest underground Electro and Hip Hop artists of the day performing together on one bill for the very first time. The line up included Africa Bambaattaa, Grandmaster Flash, Roxanne Shante, Hashim, Mantronix, Lovebug Starksi, World Class Wreckin Cru, DJ Cheese and Word of Mouth MC’s and many more (full line up see below). Nothing on this scale had ever been attempted in Europe before.
UK Hip Hop History was made – The early days of Electro and Hip Hop…
With Hip Hop and R&B dominating radio playlists, clubland and TV music channels today, it’s hard to imagine a time when it was virtually impossible to hear Hip Hop/Electro music in the UK. Things weren’t much better in the US, MTV refused to play any rap music and radio was ignoring the music in most cases apart from two groundbreaking DJ’s in New York – Mr Magic on WBLS and DJ Red Alert on Kiss FM. Three UK pioneers helped change everything in the UK, Morgan Khan, Dave Pearce and Mike Allen. Morgan Khan an entrepreneurial young British Asian set up a new record company “Street Sounds” in 1982 from a house in Ealing, West London. The concept was to create a new series of albums compiling the hottest upfront street music from America on one album. In those days the only way a fan could buy the latest hot record from New York was by going to a specialist record store and paying a lot of money for an import 12” single. With Street Sounds you could now buy a whole album of the freshest tracks for the price of one import 12”.
Released the Electro classics “Jam On Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song)” and “Jam on It”, “Computer Age (Push The Button)” as well as “Programmed For L.O.V.E” & “We Devolve” (feat. The B Boys) from the Nu Electro series (vol.1 & vol.3 respectively).
Has rocked it with three all-time classic cuts, “Cosmic Blast”, “To the Future Shock” and “Return Of Captain Rock”, “Bongo Beats” as well as the incredible “Dance & Party” from Nu Electro vol.3.
THE B BOYS…
Featured on many of the original Electro series with “Two, Three, Break”, “Cuttin’ Herbie”, “Stick Up Kid”, “Girls”, “Rock The House” as well as “You Know We Rock” & “We Devolve” (feat. Newcleus) from the Nu Electro series (vol.1 & vol.3 respectively).
DJ CHUCK CHILLOUT…
Hip Hop DJ & producer on New York City’s 98.7 KISS FM. Worked with Run DMC on the “King of Rock” LP and mixed Public Enemy’s “Night of the Living Baseheads”.
Legendary Producer/DJ/Remixer produced Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force’s “Planet Rock”, Planet Patrol’s “Play at Your Own Risk”, “Walking on Sunshine” by Rocker’s Revenge. Baker contributed his “Breakers’ Revenge” to the ‘Beat Street’ score and movie soundtrack, which he also helped produce.
DAVE PEARCE (MC for the night – Room 1)
Presented the BBC’s first Hip Hop Show, went on to introduce the early Def Jam tours at Hammersmith Odeon with Whodini, LL Cool J, Eric B and Rakim, Run DMC, The Beastie Boys, Public Enemy. He features on Public Enemys album “It takes a Nation of Millions To Hold us Back”. Created a national rap line “Hip Hop Connection” which then became a Hip Hop magazine. A DJ on Kiss FM, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music & now at BBC Radio 2.
GREG EDWARDS (Headline DJ – Room 2, playing Soul, R&B, Jazz-Funk and Disco).
Greg Edwards was one of the biggest names on the Jazz Funk Soul & Disco scene in London in the late 70’s & early 80’s. His Soul Spectrum radio show & live broadcasts from the Lyceum Ballroom in The Strand on Capital Radio was essential listening for a generation of clubbers.
‘A CELEBRATION OF HIP HOP/ELECTRO MUSIC & STREET CULTURE’