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The Original Jazzy Jay
Strong City Records, Premiere Artists Group, New York, USA
When it comes to the foundations of hip hop, Jazzy Jay certainly laid a couple of hefty cornerstones. A disciple of Afrika Bambaataa, Jazzy started out as a DJ in the Bronx, bringing the new sound to the New York masses, before he joined the team of Bam and Arthur Baker cold chillin’ in the studio. They captured plenty of funky sensations on tape, one track being the pioneering Planet Rock, which proved a hit among astronauts and robots alike. Since then, Jazzy helped found Def Jam records in the ’80s with Rick Rubin, working alongside Public Enemy, LL Cool J, and the Beastie Boys, before setting up his own studio and helping groups like Brand Nubian, A Tribe Called Quest and Fat Joe to launch their careers. Jazzy Jay is the final word in hip hop DJing, and production.
DJ JAZZY JAY (Universal Zulu Nation / Bronx, NYC) IN SYDNEY!
Universal Zulu Nation Chapter 61 and GOODGOD present…
DJ JAZZY JAY
2 hour live set playin’ old school hip hop, funk & b-boy classics!
“Celebrating the 27th Anniversary of ‘Beat Street'”
Founding member of Hip Hop’s foundational Zulu Nation, Beat Street star, the Bronx’s very own… yes, welcome the legendary DJ JAZZY JAY as he lands to rock GOODGOD this Queen’s Bday long weekend!
Witness the mix master in his first solo Sydney performance ever! Jazzy is set to lay down a blistering 2 hour set of True School Funk, Hip Hop + B-Boy/B-Girl Breaks that are sure to have you pop lockin’ and body rockin’! He has promised to serve up that old skool flavour taking you back to an era when Hip Hop was all about the funk, the boogie and the party!
Having a career that’s spanned over 30 years, Jazzy Jay is one of the true Hip Hop pioneers. In the early 1980’s his DJ skills ruled both NYC’s street parties and the city’s most famed clubs, including The Roxy and Danceteria. In 1984, Jazzy Jay famously played himself in the role of club DJ in the classic Hip-Hop film, Beat Street. This film took the four elements of Hip-Hop to the masses and became an overground hit in Australia. Marking the 27th anniversary of this groundbreaking film, Jazzy Jay will touch down in Sydney to confirm to us how fun and influential this era was.
Jay went on to become a certified hit machine when he co-produced Afrika Bambaataa’s anthemic Planet Rock and recorded the single: “Jazzy Sensation” as part of the Jazzy 5. He assisted in founding Def Jam and Strong City Records and later collaborated with the finest including The Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Fat Joe, Brand Nubian and more. His experimentation with turntable trickery saw him later inducted into the DMC DJ Hall of Fame and featured in the DJ documentary, Scratch: All The Way Live. – he’s done it all!
You know it! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Get your tickets EARLY!
ZULU NATION DJs: DJ Mathmatics, DJ MK-1
SPECIAL GUEST DJ: Mike Who?
PERFORMANCES BY: Mirrah, Brethren, Juse Crew, All Consciousness Crew
Sat June 11, 9pm Queens Birthday Long Weekend
GOODGOD Small Club, 55 Liverpool St. Chinatown.
Facebook event for ticket info etc
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