Mar 2011 22

Movement never lies,
It is a barometer telling the state of the soul,
Weather to all who can read it
-Martha Graham

IRC Dance Movement is a beautifully shot and choreographed three-minute music/dance short film by Seb. from Shueti, for the rocking Dutch breakdance, hip/hop crew Illusionary RockAz.

Reblogged from:

More video of them in action here.

A Hip Hop-Punk-Rock-Electronic-Cultural-Historical Excursion with Afrika Bambaataa
Sep 2009 03

Nardwuar the Human Serviette (who is a very eccentric but thorough and prolific interviewer) conducted this interview with Afrika Bambaataa (aka the “Grandfather” and “Godfather” and The Amen Ra of Universal Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound). Who is widely credited as being one of the Deejays that created the vinyl record looping technique that birthed Hip Hop songs. In this interview Afrika Bambaataa details the evolutionof Hip Hop music and culture from diverse influences as he sees it. The interview also reveals the relationship between Hip Hop and the Punk Rock sub-cultures.

The first point of call is the vinyl album Bongo Rock by the Incredible Bongo Band which, has been sampled extensively in Hip Hop since, but was first used by Afrika Bambaataa, Grand Master Flash and DJ Kool Herc at the early Hip Hop parties.

The next recording artist mentioned was King Tim III who is credited by some with releasing the first rap recording on 12” vinyl with the Fat Back Band in 1979.
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UK B-Boys vying for supremacy
Jul 2009 31

A little insight from Wiki: A B-boy or B-girl is a person devoted to hip hop culture, more specifically, bboying/break-dancingCrazy Legs of Rock Steady Crew explains the origin of the term – “the word b-boy originated from Kool Herc … b-boys and b-girls – break boys, break girls”.

Check out footage from the UK B-boy Championships in June where Aspecks was in attendance:

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

The UK B-Boy Championships – World Finals are to be held on Oct 11th and 12th in London and will be hosted by Crazy Legs himself. Tickets available here.

Never too old to dance
Jun 2009 02

Granny has got some moves!!!!

Especially for a seventy year old. We love the point she makes that anybody should be able to do anything regardless of the prevalent stereotypes associated with various sub-cultures. The fact that she takes it seriously and has skills gives even more credence to her point of course.

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