Friday, January 8, 2010

45 King @ Grand Groove

Few hip-hop producers can claim the royal resume of this gentleman. The Jersey-based beatsith initially made his name during hip-hop's classic era as the producer of Queen Latifah's early hits, as well as rap's most instantly recognizable party instrumental, "The 900 Number." More than a decade later he proved the timelessness of his talents by supplying Jay-Z ("Hard Knock Life") and Eminem ("Stan") with two of their signature hits. 
More recent years have seen him returning to his DJ-ing roots, deftly constructing sets of original school break-beats, or ones favoring his own productions with equally regal flavor. For instance:

And he hits the decks here tomorrow night. Bow down to this cool ruler of good grooves!

(RSVP to by 6pm Saturday to be added to the $5 reduced list.)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Jazzy On the Mix

Here's Part 2 of the Jazzy Jay how to scratch vid that Monk posted earlier. This oughta give you an idea of how it's gonna go down on NYE - uh, except w/o Bambaataa, the b-boying, and the guy with the white hair and suspenders hanging out by the booth (unless Monk plans an extreme makeover w/in the next 24 hours). Other than that it's gonna be just as live, if not live-r, yo.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Jazzy New Year's Eve

Soul, disco, funk, old-school hip-hop and house are on the menu at APT for the big night, as hip-hop icon Jazzy Jay
—a member of Afrika Bambaataa’s Universal Zulu Nation since the ’70s, and (with the Jazzy Five) one of the creators of the seminal 1981 track "Jazzy Sensation" —joins Grand Groove’s Chairman Mao, Wax Poetics' Monk One and host G-Man for an all-night get-down.

$60 at the door,
Call 212-414-4245 or email for reservations and $40 reduced-admission list! Party kicks off with an Open Vodka Bar from 10pm-11pm; complimentary champagne toast at midnight!

Afrika Bambaataa & the Jazzy Five - Jazzy Sensation

Learn to Scratch With Jazzy Jay! (circa 1983)