If you don’t know your Grandmaster Flash from Public Enemy, then
Whether you enjoy old or new hip hop, the Time Machine delivers
A thing to note, if you’re a big fan of original hip hop, make sure you get down to The Liquid Room early or you’ll miss the section of the set that celebrates the original and early masters. When N.W.A and Afrika Bambaataa starts playing on the decks, you’ll be glad you made the effort.
Something could also be said for the arrangement of tracks, with better mixes made at certain parts of the night. That said, it was the kind of night where every single person who walked onto the dancefloor never left. hip hop is a style of music that unites people, and on an occasion like this it became even more apparent as there were individuals that came alone, seeking out the sheer pleasure in simply listening and dancing to arguably one of the most important and influential genres to ever have emerged.
As the room slowly became more and more packed, the music took a turn into the 90s with Dr Dre, 2Pac and Jay Z, followed by the noughties with the likes of Kanye and those currently relishing in riding the Hip Hop wave like Kendrick Lamar. It included music that spans decades that drew in a diverse demographic. Whether you enjoy old or new hip hop, the Time Machine ultimately delivers what it sets out to do — to transport you back to a time when you had hope and remind you to never lose it.