1979 - Rap History Mix by DJ Scientist & Dejoe

In much the same style as our Classic Material events in London, Berlin’s Rap History crew have been running a monthly party documenting rap’s history year by year over the last couple of years. Sharing our passion for the classic moments in rap’s history we’ve exchanged opinions, mixes and DJ appearances over recent years. Here’s a mix put together by Rap History residents DJ Scientist and Dj Dejoe for their 1979 party, which takes in notable rap, funk and disco tracks from 1979 in a pretty raw, vinyl only cut up sort of style: Listen to the mix via Mixcloud.

And for those of you who would like to dig deeper still, more impressive is former ITF Champion, Marc Hype‘s Rap History ‘Prequel Mix’, a deftly executed cut up of well known pre-rap breakbeats which formed the backbone of early rap jams and were later popularised by compilation series such as Ultimate Breaks and Beats.

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