This fall, DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist will be embarking on a nationwide vinyl-only “Renegades of Rhythm” tour, honoring legendary hip-hop vanguard Afrika Bambaataa. They will play Toronto’s Guvernment on September 1st, 2014.
Check out DJ Shadow’s brand new EP ‘Liquid Amber’ here.
As part of the ongoing retrospective into Bambaataa’s enduring legacy, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist have signed on to tell the story of the birth of Hip-Hop in New York through Bambaata’s vinyl collection. This show will reflect a true NYC story stemming back to hip hop’s roots in 1973 and taking the audience through the many facets and eras of the genre and its various cultural influences (ex: Graffiti street art, fashion, punk, funk, etc), as well as showcasing Bam’s influences (from Rap and Soul to Salsa, Calypso and dub) leading up to today.
With Afrika Bambaataa’s blessing, Shadow & Cut dug through The Afrika Bambaataa Master of Records Archive, which was excavated and preserved by Boo-Hooray and now resides as part of the Cornell University Library Hip Hop Collection. Together, they selected 650 pieces of vinyl each from the collection, which they will spin on six turntables backed by a unique visual show to document the imagery incorporating what was happening in the NYC during this time.
Into The Crowd Magazine & Magnum PR will be giving away a pair of tickets to their Sept 1st show in Toronto (see details below). If you’d rather not leave it up to chance, you can grab your ticket here.
Into The Crowd Mag (@IntoTheCrowdMag) August 26, 2014
For an extra entry, in the spirit of the tour itself, leave a comment on the FB post with a story about a song that has inspired you in some way.
Contest ends Saturday August 30th at noon EST. This event is 19+. Good luck!