The hip hop culture as it is today wouldn‘t exist without the DJ‘s. They created the foundation for the elements to grow. When it comes to djing in the hip hop scene, you will always hear the same three names, Kool Herc, AfriKa Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash, referred as the „holy trinity“. Sure there were other DJ‘s having an important role in the scene but those three were the one‘s who opened a new dimension to the world.
DJ KOOL HERC – FATHER OF HIP HOP
Known as the main founder of Hip Hop and his block parties. The first parties took place in an empty apartment in the Bronx. He always drove in his cabriolet with two huge spe- akers and turned the music up so everyone knew about his mixing skills and upcoming parties. He was the first one playing two vinyls at the same time of the same song and to extend the breaks in the records. This technique was called “the merry go round”. With this technique he became the creator of the breakbeats and so influenced the whole b-boy scene.
One of the first records he was extending was “Incredible Bongo Band – Bongo rock” on which everyone were throwing their moves.