DJ Kool Herc is credited as one, if not the originator, of hip-hop. Kool Herc brought his Caribbean style when emigrated from Jamaica in 1967. He began this new musical journey with the desire to bring the powerful Jamaican Dancehall sound system to play music at parties and in the streets. In 1973 he had created his own sound system
Hip-hop and Rap Music Often times when people hear about Hip Hop/Rap music, they'll paint a picture in their heads of black men cussing, guns, marijuana, lots of gold, and girls looking like prostitutes. Parents and teachers put an image in their kid's head that Rap music is "bad", and they don't want their
I propose that all unsigned rising artist should target the business side of the music industry to be successful in the entertainment business because it allows the artist to be taken seriously and make solid connections that can further his/her career. Learning the works of the music industry also enables a new artist to be further successful and profitable. Recent studies show that most new artists without professional representation and a business mindset have a slimmer chance in getting signed to major or independent labels (Lowry, 2011). Overall, the specific change needed is that unsigned artists should be concentrating on their careers as professionals and not amateurs, thus focusing on the ins and outs of the music business and
Rave culture can be traced back to Normally at a rave, a DJ "spins" to create the music that the ravers hear. The act of spinning is the art of mixing songs together using different pitches, different speeds, and an equalizer to create an ever-flowing, ever-changing wall of sound. In effect, artists record techno songs, which are then reinterpreted and mixed with other techno songs, creating a spontaneous new song.
DJ Kool Herc, also commonly known as Kool Herc is credited for hosting the very first hip hop house party in 1973. Although, this party consisted of playing mostly funk records by James Brown, he radically transformed the way records were played through incorporating only the instrumental version of a song and then quickly switching to the break in a separate song. This way of DJing completely revolutionized the term for the next generations to come and laid the foundation of what current DJ’s follow today. At these infamous parties, DJ Kool Herc would enforce his crowds to partake in a certain style of dance, which was recognized as rapping. He would shout rhymes to encourage the audience to express themselves through dance. DJ Kool Herc
DJ Premier Soundtrack of my Life Christopher Edward Martin, commonly referred to as DJ Premier, was born on March 21, 1966 in Houston, Texas. While DJ Premier was a teenager he and his family moved to Brooklyn, New York. He attended Prairie View A&M University. While at Prairie
a. DJ Kool Herc originated the idea of extending beats and isolating beats by using two record players.
It exhibits many famous DJs and groups from that time. Freestyle MCing is shown with rare footage of one of the godfathers of hip-hop, Grandmaster Flash, pulling off an awesome scratch-mix set. During this time it was not uncommon for scenes such as the ones in the movie to occur in black discos. Robert Ford, Jr. presents this idea in “Jive Talking N.Y. DJs Rapping Away in Black Discos”, by saying that “rapping DJs reminiscent of early r&b radio jocks … are making an impressive comeback here – not in radio but in black discos where a jivey rap commands as much attention as the hottest new disk” (43).
Kool DJ Herc opened the door to the world for many up and comers such as Grandmaster Flash. DJ Grandmaster Flash and his group the Furious Five were hip-hop, greatest innovators, transcending the genres’ party music origins to explore the full scope of its lyrical and sonic horizons. Grandmaster Flash, born Joseph Saddler, began spinning records as a team growing up in the Bronx. By age 19, while attending technical school courses in electronics during the day, he was also d-jaying on a local disco circuit. Over time he developed a series of groundbreaking techniques including “cutting” (moving between tracks exactly on beat), “back spinning” (manually turning records to repeat brief snippets of sound), and “phasing” (manipulating turntable speeds). In short Grandmaster Flash created the basic vocabulary, which DJ’s continue to follow even today (Brewster and Broughton, 2000).
Hip- hop has become a phenomenon throughout youth culture. Many believed hip-hop was only a phase of music like disco, but as the genre continued to expand and evolve, it became clear that hip-hop was here to stay. (History of hip- hop: past, present, future) Hip- hop is made up
a. A new type of club created, given the name ‘The Warehouse.’ 2. Frankie Knuckles is, “The Godfather of House.” 3. Early DJ techniques seen in the “The Warehouse” 4. House music was generally characterized by “repetitive 4/4 beats, rhythms mainly provided by drum machines, off-beat hi-hat cymbals, and synthesized baselines” (Cambell 2012). (insert sound clip here)
Disco is said to have begun in the gay nightclubs of New York City in the mid 1960's. At these clubs Deejays played records from little known black artists and quickly and accidentally began
The Role of Media in the Music Industry When musicians produce albums, they want people to listen to the albums. There is not one specific way for a band or single musician to gain an audience and promote their music. Musicians use many different kinds of media to promote their music. They use visual media as well as strictly listening media. The radio, television, and the internet are all different types of media musicians use to promote their music.
Introduction Electronic dance music (EDM) festivals around the world bring hundreds of thousands of fans together for enormous multi-day parties. New York Ranger (2014) points out that ‘DJs are the new rock stars’.
The first Acid House record was released in the same year by the group of artists formed by Nathan "DJ Pierre" Jones, Earl "Spanky" Smith Jr., and Herbert "Herb J" Jackson. It was created by experimenting with Roland TB 303. The Record was called ‘Acid Tracks’ and it was played for the first time by Ron Hardy at the Music Box. The name originated from the hallucinogenic effect it had in the clubs, for e.g. One of the first UK clubs where Acid House was introduced was London’s ‘Shoom’ opened by Danny Rampling and his wife in 1987, which was extremely exclusive and featured thick fog, and a dreamy atmosphere alongside Acid House. Rampling’s friend, Nick Holloway, who he had been working with on Ibiza over the summer, has also opened a club called ‘Trip’ in 1988 which was made especially for the Acid house music scene.