Tuesday, 30 September 2008
THE HOP @ THE END CLUB 1999 - DJ SEMTEX & DJ KOFI
In 1996 if you lived in London there were no hip hop clubs going on. DJ 279 had stoped doing his night "Flava of the Month" which was legendary, and Westwood was doing the temple but nothing regular.
The Hop took place once a month at the End club in London's West end, and it was THE spot if you wanted to hear hip hop. The idea of the club night was just to play good hip hop whether it be old or new, and the sound system in there was one of the best in Europe at that time. Myself MK,alongside Diablo, and Shortee blitz tore it down every month for nearly 4 years, and it was the sickest night.
This was a real legendary night, and was also my first residency. It was basically where i learnt alot. In 1999 i had to go to New York to do shows with Roots Manuva, so i called in my homeboy Semtex to do damage whilst i was away and the spot got blown.
Check out this live recording with DJ Kofi and Semtex from march 1999.....Both dj's tearing it down......Those were the days!!