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They reminisce over you: Electro Rock

February 19, 2011


It’s easy to look back at Hip Hop in the eighties with rose tinted glasses. It was such a great time. But to be able to watch it back like a show reel of the best in class is special. Electro Rock is that show reel; a film of the seminal Hip Hop event held […]

They reminisce over you #3: Mike Allen’s Capital Radio Show

December 8, 2010


When I look back at the eighties, it was Hip Hop that provided the soundtrack to my formative years. Yeah, ok, throw in the odd filler track too – perhaps something by Duran Duran or Spandau Ballet. But, in the main, it was Hip Hop. And more importantly Mike Allen was the conductor, the architect […]

They reminisce over you #2: Covent Garden graffiti

November 4, 2010


Long before Covent Garden took on the more ubiquitous, gentrified look of jet washed paving, high street shops and before lots of sheer glass shop fronts arrived. And way before buskers performed in carefully designated spots, Covent Garden was much more down at heel. It was also a Mecca for graffiti writers from all over; […]

They reminisce over you #1: Spats Hip Hop Club

October 16, 2010


I still have an old flyer from 1986 for Spats Hip Hop Club in London; what is effectively a tatty piece of paper with a permanent crease across the middle. But the flyer’s design brings back such huge memories. If Spats was the Hip Hop Hadron Collider, the breakers were its particles pushing the laws […]

93 ’til infinity

October 16, 2010


What a place to fall in love: Paris. Then imagine what it’s like to fall in love all over again in Paris, to rekindle an old flame in La Ville-Lumière – the City of Lights. It was 1993 and Hip Hop had entered a new chapter after its earth shattering entrance in the eighties yet increased commercialism […]