Friday, May 1st, 2009
Founded back in 1999. Film-maker Pritt Kalsi embarked on his project KING OF THE BEATS. For over 20 years he has been involved in Hip Hop Culture, looking for those breaks beats and samples.
In tradition of DJs Such as Jazzy Jay, Marley Marl, Premier and Pogo, Pritt founded what was to be the blueprint for this thing called beat battles. Before the 1999 film KING OF THE BEATS there were no beat battles.
His aim is too keep that vinyl culture alive. From the days when Djs would look for those breakbeats for a $1, turning them into some of the most classic records we all love to this day.
The challenge…..each artist has a budget of £20 to go find records. They have to find the drums, samples and music. They then have to return to their studio and build a beat. Doesn’t sound too complicated? You only have one day to complete the whole task.
Pioneers, legends, established and up and coming artists all share this platform. See how they take on the task, choice of records, how they work in the studio, learn some of their production techniques. Most importantly they all share one common bond, their love for good quality real Hip Hop music.
This is a platform for real artists.
For further information, King Of The Beats bookings and where you can see the next event, don’t hesitate to get in touch with KALA PHOOL.