Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpios Furious 5

GARDEN STAGE – SATURDAY

As the age of Disco drew to a close, music fans the world over were
ready for an injection of freshness. The year was 1979 and a new urban
sound had found its feet on the East Coast of America. In Englewood,
New Jersey a three-piece called SugarHill Gang were soon to become
the forefathers of Hip Hop, as the success of their hit single ‘Rapper’s
Delight’ was released, eventually selling 8 million copies, taking them
global.
Meanwhile, in the projects of South Bronx, legendary turntablist
Grandmaster Flash had assembled with The Furious Five, who were
simultaneously spreading ‘The Message’ and liberating dance floors
around the world with a new ‘Freedom’. Following Flash’s departure
from the group The Furious Five would go on to achieve UK Top 10’s
with historic numbers such as ‘White Lines’, ‘Step Off’ and ‘Beat Street’.
After years signed to the same label ‘SugarHill’, both acts are reunited
for one of Hip Hop’s finest moments of the year. Fans are in store for the
biggest old school showdown of the year, as SugarHill Gang’s Hen Dog,
Master Gee and Wonder Mike combine forces with Furious Five’s Melle
Mel and Scorpio to deliver a double billing, which will have the UK
shufflin’ ‘the freak’ all night long. Any heavy lifting following the gigs is
probably not advisable – we’re talking about pioneers of the phrase
“‘Get your hands in the air” here.
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