Red Bull 45s came to Tampa on March 3rd Thursday over at Czar in Ybor City with a massive headline of awesome djs all rocking strictly 45rpm records back to back on 4 dj setups! The headline consisted of Diamond D, Rich Medina, Rob Paine, and dj Shakey, with end of the night headliner Kenny Dope with local djs Chang (myself), Blenda, and Mega! It was a night of many rare & known old school musical gems being banged from funk, soul, rock, reggae, dancehall, disco, to hip hop!
The turnout was awesome spanning a multitude of cultures, ages, races, and styles which can be a rareity in this area to see normally together on one night. The event was also hosted & mced by Yo Majesty's Shunda K during the 4 dj setup showcase where each dj had 10 minutes to jam their own collection of 45s. Many b-boys were in the house dancing, breaking, and pop locking to the beats, and even NYC Hip Hop dj legend Charlie Chase showed up for a visit.
Not known to many Charlie Chase is now residing in the Tampa area, so it was cool to see the Old School hip hop heads out to. Many great comments after the event on my Facebook page on how unique & great the music and party was. One of the highlights for sure was watching Diamond D cut up and backspin those 7" records like they were 12"s! Amazing.
The variety was great with the reggae/dancehall stylings of Rob Paine, the disco/hiphop/funk/80s stylings of Rich Medina, the rare groove/soul/vocal stylings of Shakey, to the Old School funk/disco/rock breaks of Diamond D. The night ended with Kenny Dope rocking his massive collection of rare 45s that had many in awe by the end of the night.