First released in 1983, Wild Style‘s position as the definitive hip-hop movie remains pretty much unassailable. The film, which follows the travails of graffiti artist Zoro as he falls in love and dodges the feds, serves as a manifesto for New York’s fledgling B-Boy culture, featuring classic rapping, breaking and graffing set-pieces. Grandmaster Flash, The Cold Crush Brothers, Queen Lisa Lee and Fab 5 Freddy (as main character Phade) all make appearances, and it’s been sampled on everything from Illmatic to The Go! Team’s Thunder Lightning Strike.
Mr Bongo were lucky enough to release the classic Wild Style Movie Soundtrack to celebrate the iconic flick's 25th anniversary. 5 years later its time for another celebration. This time its Tim Westwood and Eglo's Alexander Nut taking the honours with a dedicated Wild Style party at Oval Space, East London. Westwood and Nut will be playing their sets after a screening of the film in its entirety.
The party takes places on the 7th December. It runs from 8.00pm until 2.00am; head here for tickets and further information.
Thanks to Fact for the information.