Beginning our new series exploring musical genres and the influential artists and songs that have characterised and inspired us, Hollin Jones uncovers the beginnings of Hip Hop.  

Old skool 

DJ Kool Herc, looking cool. 
It’s either a drum machine or a missile guidance system. 

Hip hop don’t stop 

Can anyone guess what DJ Shadow’s favourite format is?

Enter the Wu-Tang 

Cypress Hill. Don’t make them mad. 
I have no idea what any of this means but it looks very energetic.

Boom bap 

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Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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