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).
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?
Friday, 27 May 2011
May's edition of the ABU Takeover Show on the mighty diggedy-diggedy-Disco Scratch Radio Show was well and truly filled with musical goodies.
The music couldn't have been rougher and the chatroom couldn't have been filthier.
Some absences were duly noted - without any pre-arranged written notification I have to say - it was very disappointing to see no-shows from Scenes and Dapster.
Ultimately these individuals are to sit in a small room listening to the Vanilla Ice Is Back Hip Hop 'Classics' album on repeat for a length of time of which I shall determine.
However there were appearances from the usual suspects as well as Crimes and the Chuckle Brothers (giving up precious time planning their upcoming Laugh Your Arse Off Or The Kitty Gets It Summer Tour on Great Yarmouth Pier 2011)
Tracklist: (look away now if you don't want to see the results)
01 Francis Monkman - The Long Good Friday (1980) (Ahhhh, that's the one!)
02 Phill Most Chill - On Tempo Jack (Street Version) (1988)
03 Silver Bullet - 20 Seconds To Comply (Bomb Squad Mix) (1989)
04 Run DMC - Down With The King (1993)
05 Organised Confusion - Who Stole My Last Piece Of Chicken (1991)
06 Cazal Boys - Snatchin' Cazals (1985)
07 Twilight 22 - Electric Kingdom (1983)
08 Master Ace - Four Minus Three (1990)
09 Bronx Dogs - Tribute To Jazzy Jay (1997) (Re-Cut by REPO)
10 Karl Pilkington Skit
11 Biz Markie - Nobody Beats The Biz (Demo Mix) (1988)
12 Above The Law - Untouchable (1988)
13 Captain Rock - Cosmic Blast (1984)
14 Disco Four - Get Busy (1986)
15 Beyond There - The Positive Step (1997)
15 Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh Fresh Crew - Nuthin' (1986)
16 The Funk Trunk 1 - The Mike Curb Congregation - Mickey Mouse March (1974)
17 The Funk Trunk 2 - The Mike Curb Congregation - Burning Bridges (1971)
18 The Funk Trunk 3 - KC & The Sunshine Band - Let It Go (Part 2) (For SCENES)
19 Diamond D & The Psychotic Neurotics - Check One, Two (1993)
20 De La Soul - The Return Of DST (2010) (From the forthcoming album, You're Welcome)
21 Pieces Of A Dream - Mt Airy Groove (1982)
22 Gang Starr - 2 Deep (1992)
23 The Almighty El-Cee - We Have Risen (1987) (For Finchy)
24 Waxer - Blacker Shader Of Dark (2010)
25 Roots Of The Roots 1 - Madness - Night Boat To Cairo (1979)
26 Roots Of The Roots 2 - Kraftwerk - The Model (1982)
27 Vanilla Ice - You Gots To Chill (2008) (For the sado-masochists)
28 Demon Boyz - Northside (1988) (For Inch)
Next Thursday sees the ground-breaking Disco Scratch Radio 50th show. Yes 50 shows! Can you dig it?
It promises to be special so keep em peeled as we shall bring you all the news as we get it as to what's going down.
You DON'T want to miss this one. Thursday 2nd June 2011.
And lastly.....don't forget to use this essential piece of coding as cracked by the mighty RUSEONE during next week's show:
This will enable you to open up a window of the chatroom in a decent size without resorting to magnifying glasses.
Sensei, you're doing a great job but you NEED to sort the chatroom out :-)