I didn't put up a tracklisting for the last ABU Show so I've been through it and made one. Probably the most varied one you'll ever hear.
01 Gangbusters - from Wild Style OST (Repo Edit)
02 Kev Luckhurst - Wild Style Lesson - from Wild Style OST
03 Blondie - Pretty Baby
04 Kurtis Blow - Rappin' Blow (Instrumental)
05 The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
06 Fab 5 Freddy - Change The Beat
07 Cymande - The Message
08 The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
09 Crime Cut - from Wild Style OST
10 Down By Law - from Wild Style OST
11 Rammellzee & Shockdell At The Amphitheatre - from Wild Style OST
12 The Apples - Killing (In The Name Of)
13 William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got
14 Specifik - Rotate The Wax (Instrumental)
15 Ice T - Dog'n The Wax (Instrumental)
16 The Clash Ft Futura - The Further Escapades Of Futura 2000
17 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force - Looking For The Perfect Beat
18 DJ Supreme - Impeach (The Sequel)
19 Manzel - Space Funk
20 Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
21 Grover Washington Jnr - Knucklehead
22 Bronx Style Bob - NY Ninja (Instrumental)
23 Rammellzee Vs K-Rob - Beat Bop
24 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes - The Love I Lost
25 Nubian Crackers - Beat 35
26 Cold Crush Brothers & Fantastic Freaks - Basketball Throwdown
27 Pieces Of A Dream - Mt. Airy Groove (instrumental)
28 DJ Shadow - Aye
29 Repo136 - Muggy Bonehead
30 Rammellzee - Live at Antenna Club UK (1982)
31 Blondie - Rapture
32 Cuckoo Clocking - from Wild Style OST
33 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel / Adventures…. (Scratch Perverts Mix)
34 Pumpkin - King Of The Beat (Instrumental)
35 Beastie Boys - Cooky Puss
36 James Chance and the Contortions - Contort Yourself
37 Sequence - Funk You Up
38 John Coltrane - Acknowledgement (from A Love Supreme)
39 Jefferson Airplane - Today
40 Jurassic 5 - Swing Set
The ABU & Disco Scratch Summer Madness!
Well, we've both talked about it, chewed the fat and given you hints but now both myself (Repo) and Waxer can finally give you the whole damn skinny on the event of the summer.
The date is Saturday June 22nd, the event is Summer Madness where you will find yourself maxing and relaxing in the company of other like-minded members of the whole Ageing B-Boys and Disco Scratch fraternity.
You need no reminding of how exactly it is that we roll. We put on no airs or graces and refuse to take the whole hip hop mindset as seriously as we may have once done as an angry young African Medallian-wearing teenager.
Just like the evening surely will be at Summer Madness, the mood is mellow now and all we want to do is kick back and chill with a cool bottle, can or glass of our favourite tipple, chinwag and listen to some great, classic hip hop and cot-damn funky breaks.
Whilst there you will be chatting to people that previously you may have only communicated with in the Disco Scratch chatroom but now you can see what they are like in person!
Pull up a chair, discuss the finer points of nodding your head on the up or downbeat with JimCee and Bit; discover just what goes into preparing the finest cookies with LG's Biscuit Roulette; ask Mrs Waxer in person if it is actually a diploma or a degree? The sky really is the limit, folks.
We have purposefully decided NOT to call this event a jam because we are not booking any acts to perform. However due to the spontaneity of this culture we love (not live, c'mon unless you're Westwood) then if anyone feels like dropping some lyrical outpourings on the mic then, just like Aviva Insurance, we got your back.
We have plans for you all to get interactive up in here should you wish to. Two activities that are designed to keep you steppin', brother man, are Rap Karaoke and Scratch-aoke. Get on the microphone as the liquid refreshment is the key to unlock that patter you've kept locked in your dome for 20 years and unleash it over a familiar beat.
Drop that famous scratch you've practiced so many times over your favourite tune. Scratch like Eric B and win a prize!
Summer Madness will also bring to you something that Waxer and myself feel is almost unheard of, especially around hip hop circles.
This is an effort to get family together. The Disco Scratch Thursday Night Wives are cordially invited, nay, begged to attend this gathering. And not only that but if you have kids then WE WANT THE SHORTIES!
Yes, we are proud to give you a special event that will give your kids the opportunity to shine and be a part of the day. For two hours the music selection will be provided by the dj's of tomorrow. Your cherished offspring can play 4 or 5 tunes each and get a taste of what being behind the wheels of steel with a booming system is like. Don't have vinyl? We have Traktor. We got your tunes. We taking care of bidness, yo.
The sun will shine. And what else do we need to keep the funk flowing? This party needs a Hip Hop Pub Quiz, you say? Way ahead of you, tough guy. Like the J-Beez, we got it like that. Teams of 4 are needed here - however Whirlwind D is in a team of one, possibly bound and gagged to let everyone else in with a chance. Drop the knowledge and prove to your missus that all those years of reading vinyl run-out grooves have certainly not been in vain.
With the sun beating down on your baseball hat, we're sure the need for grub will be most anticipated along with your bring-your-own-beer. A BBQ with the sweetest meat this side of The Real Roxanne will be handled by a team of hip hop honeys to provide you with a mouth-watering selection of chicken, burgers, sausages and ribs.
And of course a Bouncy Castle and Water Slide for the little 'uns and a Hot Tub for the mums and dads.
The whole thing kicks off at 2pm with the booming system toned down to a chilled-level at midnight where we can carry on until the small hours.
The venue is in a large, spacious house with ample parking in a quiet lane situated in the South-East of England.
This is not only a family affair but a modest one, too. We are keeping the numbers down to 40 adults.
Tickets are £10 each and a Family Ticket is available at £30. A one adult/one child option is also available at £15.
(The above Paypal button has cut-off the information on the Single Ticket option. It should read: Single Ticket (One Adult or One Child).
The last date to purchase, should there still be tickets available, will be Friday May 31st. Don't sleep on this.
This is a non-profit event and should any profit be made it will go straight back into the kitty to buy booze! How you like them apples?