DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist (!) play House of Blues Houston tomorrow night (9.20.14), celebrating the musical legacy of the legendary Afrika Bambaataa. You can get tickets here.
Here’s some info from the press release:
As part of the ongoing retrospective into Bambaataa’s enduring legacy, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist have signed on to tell the story of the birth of Hip-Hop in New York through Bambaata’s vinyl collection. This show will reflect a true NYC story stemming back to hip hop’s roots in 1973 and taking the audience through the many facets and eras of the genre and its various cultural influences (ex: Graffiti street art, fashion, punk, funk, etc), as well as showcasing Bam’s influences (from Rap and Soul to Salsa, Calypso and dub) leading up to today.
With Afrika Bambaataa’s blessing, Shadow & Cut dug through The Afrika Bambaataa Master of Records Archive, which was excavated and preserved by Boo-Hooray and now resides as part of the Cornell University Library Hip Hop Collection. Together, they selected 650 pieces of vinyl each from the collection, which they will spin on six turntables backed by a unique visual show to document the imagery incorporating what was happening in the NYC during this time…
This is undoubtedly going to be an interesting and incredible show.