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STREET SOUNDS UK FRESH REUNION SAT JULY 6TH!

July 12, 2011

Another reminder of the Street Sounds  UK Fresh reunion happening in London this Saturday July 16th.  Details below …. should be a hot night!

‘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, we are proud to announce the 

STREET SOUNDS UK FRESH REUNION

 

Saturday 16th July 2011 at Scala, London

 

Live artist performances and DJ Sets by (so far confirmed): 

 

NEWCLEUS

CAPTAIN ROCK

THE B BOYS feat. GRANDMIXER D.ST

ARTHUR BAKER

 

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MC:

 

BBC RADIO’S DAVE PEARCE

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DJs:

 

GREG EDWARDS, MIXMASTER, DJ MIRAGE

and more…

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Nu Electro Stars:

 

DARXID, LEKTROID & XIDUS PAIN

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B-Boy Battles & Performances

Graffiti Exhibition

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 by NEWCLEUS, CAPTAIN ROCK, THE B BOYS feat. GRANDMIXER D.ST and ARTHUR BAKER!  For those who remember the early days of Electro/Hip Hop this will be one of the most eagerly awaited events inLondon 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 mainstreamUK 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. 

Tickets available from the Street Sounds website (www.streetsounds.co) or from Ticketweb

Ticket Prices: £35 in advance.  £40 on the night.

Door Times: 7.00pm to 3.00am

 

What was ‘UK Fresh ‘86’?

‘UK Fresh’ was a groundbreaking Hip Hop event staged at Wembley Arena,Londonin 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 fromAmericaon one album.  In those days the only way a fan could buy the latest hot record fromNew Yorkwas by going to a specialist record store and paying a lot of money for an import 12” single.  With Streetsounds you could now buy a whole album of the freshest tracks for the price of one import 12”.

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