Whats he going to fuck up this time
I don't know, fair play for putting this music back out there, there maybe people who will hear these sounds for the first time and discover how great they are. Remember these are great records that shouldn't be forgotten, however for those of us that were there first time around in the 1980's, I'm not sure this will be anywhere near as mind blowing as the orginal Crucials.
Personally I would have gone for classics that didn't feature on the orginals, there are plenty of them, 'King Kut', 'Boogie Down Bronx', 'Beatronic', 'Thee Untold Story', 'New York Breakdown', 'Ya Dont Quit' etc etc. A proper Crucial Electro of classics that were missed by the original series, maybe it would be diffcult to get the rights to include them?
Totally agree with Simmo............. now that would BE a good tracklisting rather than the poor effort so far listed, which we`ve all seen on previous Electro albums ................... a case of flogging a dead horse for nostalgias sake.
You have to remember Kaos that the reason you cite nostalgia is because you heard them the first time around, you've played them countless times and mixed with them too. There are people out there who haven't heard this stuff, they have no idea about the complexity of Hip Hop and those are the people we should all be encouraging along, especially as we here are not going to be around forever.
We can't just let this music die mate, it needs fresh ears and they are out there.
... But surely there could be a regular Old School Hip Hop show on 1 Xtra put together by a DJ that knows the history, I would have thought their would be an audience for it. There must be people that are interested in the history of the culture and where it came from, the sounds of yesteryear.
I agree with the above, Old School Hip Hop is totally ignored by the media, well what I should say is the Old School Hip Hop we listen to is totally ignored.
Unfortunately on the rare occasions that 80's Hip Hop does get some exposure it generally follows the same narrow minded formula, it's basically lazy research on the part of those involved, we always see Run DMC, maybe Grandmaster Flash, then the invention of gangsta rap and that's about it.
It drives me mad when I see MTV Base have an Old School Hip Hop Top 100 video countdown, you will be lucky if you see 3 or 4 videos that we would even consider Old School Hip Hop, and they will always be the same culprits, a Run DMC vid, The Message, It Takes Two, Express Yourself. How can these channels not get hold of videos by the likes of Whodini, Juice Crew, Schoolly D, Jonzun Crew, UTFO, Fat Boys etc.
As for Westwood, I don't think you will ever get him playing old stuff, he has always been about the future and what's gonna be hot next, that's his style. But surely there could be a regular Old School Hip Hop show on 1 Xtra put together by a DJ that knows the history, I would have thought their would be an audience for it. There must be people that are interested in the history of the culture and where it came from, the sounds of yesteryear.