1. VIDEO: "Founding Fathers" at the Maysles Cinema This Thurs, 2.24.11

    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:

    Founding Fathers
    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.




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    • Sarah Honda

      I want to go!

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    • http://www.eldsusa.com dexter

      real interesting site. I lived through the early era , Nu sounds (JD and Rick, Dance master, Donny L ) hanging out at 127 park in emhurest queens) JD of nu sound could move the crowd on the mic ) The disco twins from Astoria, King charles. Good times , Fire island , pat Lundy's work song, and the drummers beat were some songs of the day. I also spun and handled the mic alittle. 127 park was nicknames : booty land : guess why? Been to Flowers shows , Peter DJ jones and DJ hollywood (no dought hell on the mic) Got a good questions for you real Old school folks " where did you get the bullet tweeter from....only real DJ on the street will know" I remember hanging with Mr Magic on Cannal street He use to work in a speaker shop there . we would all go in the back and mix it up. we all had dreams of making big....guess what this was before he did at WBLS (RIP)....frankie croaker was the chief rocker " put your foot on the rock and don't stop.. Lets not forget :good times and plate making at sunshine records

    • dj mike c

      i need to write about pete dj jones,send me address or e mail dj mike c brooklyn