Kenny Dope in collaboration with Get On Down, announce the first release in the Kay-Dee Book Series:”Wild Style Breakbeats” a seven 45 record set in a unique “Kay-Dee casebook” packaging.
The book features the following elements:
- 13 songs total, spread out over seven 45s(each with a different label color)
- Re-edited and Re-Eqed extended audio versions of each song, from original reels
- Extensive liner notes in a 28-page book, including dozens of images – from “Wild Style” director Charlie Ahearn, among other sources – as well as interviews with Fab 5 Freddy, Chris Stein and GrandWizzard Theodore
- The 14th side (the B-side of the seventh 45) features unique etchings with different “Wild Style” graphics
- Unique “Kay-Dee Casebook” packaging – all seven 7-inches fit into a book as self-contained pages
KAY-DEE RECORDS, the online store and label owned and operated by Kenny Dope, takes things to the next level with the debut of its “Book Series.” Kenny’s vision for Kay-Dee’s first book was to create a premium set with a mix of well-known and never-before-seen “Wild Style” photos, in addition to liner notes detailing the stories behind the music of one of his favorite films.
The year was 1981 and young, New York City-based filmmaker Charlie Ahearn was working on what would become one of the most important artefacts in the history of hip-hop music and culture: “Wild Style.” He was scraping by to fund his efforts, which were far from a surefire money-making enterprise. Hip-hop wasn’t even called “hip-hop” at the time, and it was still viewed as a fad, by both nationwide music listeners and a majority of the press.
As Ahearn and his crew continued to film scenes from “Wild Style” (which starred graffiti writers Lee Quinones and Lady Pink, among many other hip-hop and “Downtown” luminaries of the day), they reached an interesting juncture: what music would DJs in the film use in the soon-to-be-legendary live performance scenes?
The director – making a visionary move more than a half-decade before any sampling or music clearance lawsuits would appear – decided that he wanted to control the music to be used in these scenes. They would create their own breakbeats, instead of using known cuts of the day; for instance, The Incredible Bongo Band’s “Apache” or James Brown’s “Funky Drummer.”
While Ahearn headed off to film more scenes, he left these important musical production duties to an up-and-comer who, thanks in part to his crucial role as Phade in the film, would grow to be one of hip-hop’s and graffiti’s most important ambassadors of the 1980s: Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite.
Over the course of a week’s time in the late summer of 1981, the Wild Style Breakbeats sessions were completed and mastered. None of the three principal musicians who played on the Breakbeats were ever in the studio at the same time. And the final number of white-label-only Breakbeats 12-inches was, according to Freddy, only 100, making them some of the rarest “Holy Grail” pieces of vinyl in music history.
The original Breakbeats vinyl was given to the DJs in the film – including GrandWizzard Theodore, Charlie Chase and Kevie Kev Rockwell – who used them in live performance scenes, most of which were completed in the spring of 1982. Interestingly, out of 13 Breakbeats given to DJs, only five were ever used in these performance scenes or on the film’s much-revered soundtrack.
For this premium Wild Style Breakbeats set, renowned DJ, producer, and lifelong “Wild Style” fanatic Kenny Dope obtained the original reel-to-reel tapes from director Charlie Ahearn and went about re-EQing and extending the length of each Breakbeat [most were originally about one minute long]. Thanks to these efforts, all 13 Breakbeats are presented here with top-level audio quality that has never been heard before. Additionally, since only bootlegs of the Wild Style Breakbeats have ever existed, this is the first time they have ever been presented on their own, as an official full album release.
This stunning set with unique “Kay-Dee Casebook” packaging – officially licensed from Charlie Ahearn by Kenny Dope and Kay-Dee Records, and packaged by Get On Down – is a hip-hop junkie’s dream. It presents a crucial rap artifact with the respect it has always deserved but, until now, has not been given. It is sure to sit on your shelf alongside other trophies from the music and culture that has touched the lives of so many over the past four decades. Kenny Dope Wild Style Breakbeats drops 12/08/2014.
More information can be found here.Kenny Dope Wild Style Breakbeats Kenny Dope in collaboration with Get On Down, announce the first release in the Kay-Dee Book Series:”Wild Style Breakbeats” a seven 45 record set in a unique “Kay-Dee casebook” packaging.
EA SPORTS™ and adidas last night hosted an exclusive event to showcase the world greatest sports game FIFA 15 to fans for the first time and celebrate the launch of the new adidas Predator Instinct football boot. A mix of fans, media, VIPs and sports stars including Jarryd Hayne and Will Hopoate were in attendance to show their love of the game.
Hosted by Fox Sports’ Adam Peacock, the event gave football fans an exclusive hands-on experience of FIFA 15 before the game is released on September 25. While he couldn’t be there in person, Tim Cahill spoke to his fans via video and announced that for the sixth year in a row, he will be on the Australian cover of FIFA.
Throughout the night guests were also able to test their instinctive football skills with the adidas ‘Predator Zone’ where they wore the latest adidas Predator Instinct boot to try to hit a number of targets in an interactive, custom-designed soccer goal.
A range of adidas ambassadors including Jarryd Hayne and Will Hopoate were also in attendance who also tried their luck both in the ‘Predator Zone’ and on the field with FIFA 15.EA SPORTS and adidas kick off FIFA 15 and the new Predator Instinct Boot Exclusive event at Carriageworks sees a range of football fans and VIPs #FeelTheGame EA SPORTS™ and adidas last night hosted an exclusive event to showcase the world greatest sports game FIFA 15 to fans for the first time and celebrate the launch of the new adidas Predator Instinct football boot.
Soundfreaq have dedicated their efforts to filling your home with music. And in 2012, with their Sound Kick, they took that a step further with a speaker that was meant to travel with you, fitting in your backpack or briefcase, and offering big sound in a hotel, friend’s house, or anywhere else.
Their newest offering, Pocket Kick, takes that portability to a whole new level. In an even smaller, more convenient package, Pocket Kick offers up huge sound so you’ll never have to be without music. It can fit in your glove box, purse, and yes, even your pocket.
Pocket Kick’s built-in battery lasts up to 10 hours and uses the same Bluetooth technology that’s in everything Soundfreaq product, meaning that if you have a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or anything else equipped with Bluetooth, it can play through Pocket Kick. It even has a microphone that allows for speakerphone calls, giving you more volume and clarity than your phone offers.
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Features: Bluetooth 4.0 wireless Rechargeable battery with 10hrs play time Speakerphone with built in mic Micro USB charging port Line in 3.5mm inputIntroducing Soundfreaq’s Pocket Kick Soundfreaq have dedicated their efforts to filling your home with music. And in 2012, with their Sound Kick, they took that a step further with a speaker that was meant to travel with you, fitting in your backpack or briefcase, and offering big sound in a hotel, friend’s house, or anywhere else.
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