Wednesday, May 6

Revolutions On Air: The Golden Era of New York Radio 1980 - 1988


"New York Radio from 1980 to 1988 was a hotspot where DJ culture, sampling, remixing, and new musical forms mixed and melded, a sonic tidal wave that still reverberates today. In advance of our new documentary, Revolutions on Air, Vivian Host investigates how Shep Pettibone, Mr. Magic, Tony Humphries, and Latin Rascals made the airwaves sing from the Boogie Down to Bed-Stuy to Berlin. New York City between 1980 and 1988 was a crucible of musical styles: hip hop (then brand new) melting together with boogie and electro, disco and funk dancing elegantly towards their doom, New Wave and punk making way for the first strains of house music and freestyle. Nowhere was the intertwining of these threads more obvious than on the radio, where a handful of DJs – themselves producers and remixers in their own right – were creating a conversation between the underground sounds of the clubs and the streets and the mainstream. ..."
Revolutions On Air: An Introduction (Video)
YouTube: Revolutions On Air: The Golden Era of New York Radio 1980 - 1988

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