Our "Under the Influence of ego trip Pt. 2" documentary film series kicks off for 2011 this coming Thursday, February 24th, with Founding Fathers - a fascinating and at times controversial history of DJs, emcees, and promoters in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan, and their roles in hip-hop and NYC sound system culture. While the Bronx may be the acknowledged birthplace of hip-hop and home to its greatest and most storied innovators, this excellent film presents the largely untold story of folks like the Disco Twins, DJ Divine, Nu Sounds, King Charles, Pete "DJ" Jones, DJ Hollywood, and others who were putting it down in the other boroughs during the original school era. Screening info:
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 7:30
Maysles Cinema / 343 Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Blvd.
(b/t 127th & 128th Streets) NYC, 10027
2 or 3 train to 125th St.
Suggested donation: $10
Buy advance tix here .
And some cool vid clips from the film after the jump...
Founding Fathers trailer.
Fab 5 Freddy on Brooklyn's DJ pioneers.
Pete "DJ" Jones talks about how a beef shortage in NYC circa 1970 led to restaurants staying open after hours as discos.