Hip hop may have originated with two turntables and a mic but the boom box is arguably just as iconic. So whilst the current hipster fascination with the cassette format may be getting some attention, hip hop heads have never lost their affection for the C90, and the hiss and click of anticipation when “play” is pressed. It’s a perfect vehicle for the kind of head-nodding, dusty beats showcased by the excellent Acorn Tapes label.
Local heroes Elements team up with tape based label ‘Acorn tapes’ to bring Wun Two, Beat Pete and Klaus Layer all the way from Germany for a rare, one off show. It is not often that these beat heads step out of Germany so to have them at Hifi Club in Leeds will certainly make for a special evening.
With support from Hashfinger, Sangria Kong and Acorn Tapes DJs including Tom Dyer / TMCT, Dan Crow and ELWD be sure to expect live beats and head bopping dj sets from start to finish. To accompany the music there will be a tape stall with many offerings from Acorn Tapes themselves. Now’s the time to dig out your old Walkman and get that cassette collection sorted.
Check out the links on the Acorn Tapes page, and DON’T SLEEP on those tickets or you might get left behind….