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The Kotb team have just returned from Maurizio TheNextOnes annual birthday celebration THE AGE OF AQUARIOUS. A event that not only marks the mans born day, but also celebrates Italian Hip Hop culture.
Not only does the event attract fans and crews from all over Italy it draws people on global scale. Unsponsored unfunded this is a meeting of minds. From the old to to the young.
Cat Twenty Two, has been involved in the Graffiti scene since 1977. A serious record collector to say the least. This event say B-Boys, Graffiti Artists, Diggers, DJs and M.Cs come together. DJ Babyfunk from Osaka Japan surprised everyone with her skills on the turntables. Check out the pictures the event was rammed. Not something ive seen in the UK for a good while. Not a commercial record played.
Once again Obie takes the KING OF THE BEATS TITTLE. Smashing it with a track sampling the godfather of soul James Brown. Other bangers were produced by KBC who’s second beat was a monster. Reminded me of the back beats used in so many of the classic Stretch Armstrong shows. Brasa returned with a great track.
Tales of the Dark side, a trip into the exotic, movie scores an alternative to the breakbeat battles that you know off. Personal favorites FAT FAT and Jayking.
Sparkii Ski performed along side Jazz player Joel Holmes in a improvised set. Reminded me of the very good gigs that people pay good money to see at London’s Jazz Cafe
I would like to thank all those that brought a positive energy and supported the event. The Venue Owners - THE BUNKER in TORINO for their hospitality. DJ Enzo, one of Italy’s most revered artists. Not forgetting to thank Maurizio, for his dedication to the scene, his passion and drive to do the best he can in sharing his love for the culture. Sara, Igi, Fabio and Santi who are forever just happy to be there.
Picture credits – Sara, The Bunker, DJ Enzo, Babby Funk, Sparkii Ski, Pritt Kalsi and IGI