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Oct 30, 2017

“Are you a promoter, DJ, or producer? Or aspiring to be? Then this documentary ‘Pioneers of the Modern Party’ is required watching…”

Uncle Jamm’s Army: Pioneers of the Modern Party

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.

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.

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