Miriam Zadik Gold

Global Beat

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Review of "The Vinyl Ain't Final", Edited by Dipa Basu and Sidney Lemelle, Pluto £16.99

Sometime in the mid-1970s DJ Kool Herc decides that records just aren't long enough to really rock the party. He buys two of the same record, and mixes them in and out of each other. At his now legendary New York block parties the crowd is moved, the stars collide and hip hop is born.

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