Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ

Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ

Mark Katz


it is all concerning the scratch in Groove Music, award-winning track historian Mark Katz's groundbreaking e-book in regards to the determine that outlined hip-hop: the DJ.

Today hip-hop is a world phenomenon, and the sight and sound of DJs blending and scratching is regular in each nook of the realm. yet hip-hop used to be born within the streets of latest York within the Seventies while a handful of youngsters begun experimenting with spinning vinyl files on turntables in new methods. even supposing rapping has develop into the face of hip-hop, for almost forty years the DJ has confirmed the spine of the tradition. In Groove Music, Katz (an beginner DJ himself) delves into the attention-grabbing international of the DJ, tracing the paintings of the turntable from its humble beginnings within the Bronx within the Nineteen Seventies to its meteoric upward thrust to international phenomenon this present day. in keeping with wide interviews with working towards DJs, historic examine, and his personal own adventure, Katz offers a heritage of hip-hop from the viewpoint of the folk who invented the style. the following, DJs step as much as speak about a variety of issues, together with the transformation of the turntable from a playback equipment to an software in its personal correct, the hugely charged aggressive DJ battles, the game-changing advent of electronic expertise, and the complicated politics of race and gender within the DJ scene.

Exhaustively researched and written with the entire verve and effort of hip-hop itself, Groove Music will satisfaction skilled and aspiring DJs, hip-hop fanatics, and all scholars or students of renowned tune and culture.

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