February 20, 2013 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-EllisWho remembers DJ Grandmaster Flash and his group The Furious Five from back in the day? Well the Jazz Cafe have some great news! For two dates in April the well-loved DJ will be putting on a show full of his solo hits and popular records with his famous rap team for all to enjoy.
“DJ Grandmaster Flash and his group the Furious Five were hip-hop’s greatest innovators, transcending the genre’s party-music origins to explore the full scope of its lyrical and sonic horizons. Flash was born Joseph Saddler in Barbados on January 1, 1958; he began spinning records as a teen growing up in the Bronx, performing live at area dances and block parties
“By age 19, while attending technical school courses in electronics during the day, he was also spinning on the local disco circuit; over time, he developed a series of groundbreaking techniques including “cutting” (moving between tracks exactly on the beat), “back-spinning” (manually turning records to repeat brief snippets of sound), and “phasing” (manipulating turntable speeds) — in short, creating the basic vocabulary which DJs continue to follow even today.”
And this is why he is still known as one of the greatest in music history. Get your tickets online today to see The Grandmaster in action on Saturday April 20th and Monday April 22nd.
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