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GRANDMASTER FLASH -
Mainline Music is now taking booking requests for the Grandmaster himself for his
UK tour in early 2011!
There are lots of stories about the birth of jazz and the beginning of rock n’ roll, but hip-hop has founding fathers: one of them is DJ Grandmaster Flash.
The career of DJ Grandmaster Flash began in the Bronx with neighborhood block parties that essentially were the start of hip-hop—the dawn of a musical genre. He was the first DJ to physically lay his hands on the vinyl and manipulate it in a backward, forward or counterclockwise motion, when most DJs simply handled the record by the edges, put down the tone arm, and let it play. Those DJs let the tone arm guide their music, but Flash marked up the body of the vinyl with crayon, fluorescent pen, and grease pencil—and those markings became his compass.
On top of his induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Flash has been the recipient of many awards, including VH1 Hip Hop Honors; The Icon Award from BET in honor of his contribution to hip hop as a DJ; The Lifetime Achievement Award from the RIAA; and Bill Gates’ Vanguard Award. For more info and booking requests email@example.com
Booking now: Wed Feb 09 : Paris, France
Thu Feb 10 : London, UK
Fri Feb 11 : Leysin, Suisse
Sat Feb 12: Available
Thu Feb 17 : Available
Fri Feb 18 : Available
Sat Feb 19 : Available
Check out the video of Flash talking about his immortalisation in the recently
released DJ Hero video game!