Watch: Rise of the DJ and the 808 in 80’s LA – Red Bull Music


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If like us you’ve read ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’, watched ‘Hip-Hop Evolution’ on Netflix and are yet to miss an episode of Resident Advisors Real Scenes series, then this needs to be next on your watch list.

Uncle Jamm's Army: Pioneers of the Modern Party - Red Bull Music Academy

Red Bull Music Academy in association with Your’s Truly provide an informative and intriguing insight into the birth of West Coast Hip-Hop. Unlike the majority of Hip-Hop documentaries, that tend to focus on Dr Dre, NWA Gangster rap and Flash, ‘Pioneers of the Modern Party’ endeavours to delve a little deeper and farther back.

At only 17 minutes it’s a swift watch, yet despite its short run time you still get a palpable sense of how pioneering and thrilling it would have been to attend an Uncle Jamm’s Army party.

Uncle Jamm’s Army: Pioneers of the Modern Party

Other recommended watches would also include; Why We DJ – Slaves To The Rhythm, Eden and the Daft Punk documentary ‘Unchained‘.