Chris Read – “Classic Material” Hip Hop Mix Series

Classic Material is a movement. Boasting seventeen contributors with some of the UK’s finest DJ talent, Classic Material celebrates “30+ years of recorded rap music through a series of events, exhibitions, mixtape releases and more.” Each month focuses on paying tribute to a defining era or year in hip hop’s history via “music, design, photography and film.”

Record collector, former BBC 1Xtra resident DJ, and hip hop historian of sorts, Chris Read functions as the curator of the Classic Material mix series. All the mixes are streamable online and free for download. June saw the 8th edition of the series, focusing on the hip hop of 1994. Stream and download below.

Download Classic Material, Edition #8: 1994 [MP3]

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Giant Step Presents BBC 1Xtra’s Benji B At Hudson 7/13

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Giant Step‘s eighth installment at Hudson welcomes back British DJ and underground tastemaker Benji B on Monday, July 13th.

The once producer for Gilles Peterson’s award-winning Worldwide radio show on BBC Radio 1, Benji B has since produced and presented his own Deviation Sessions on BBC 1Xtra for the better part of the last decade.  Don’t miss Benji spinning his heavy slabs of soulful, summer dance music at New York’s best Monday night party.

Hudson Hotel
356 W 58th St.
New York, NY 10019

7PM – 11PM
21+ w/ID

Free with RSVP