UW Ethnomusicology Archives: M.A. Thesis Tape: Hip Hop Demo, 1996  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Title
UW Ethnomusicology Archives: M.A. Thesis Tape: Hip Hop Demo
Dates
1996
Quantity
1 items  :  EC - 1 vct (VHS, sp, stereo, color); DUB - 1 vct (VHS, sp, stereo, color); Duration: 1:29:05; thesis (Ethnomusicology Archives)
Collection Number
1997017
Summary
Tape accompanies Ethnomusicology M.A. thesis of Miles White. It was recorded in DJ B-Mello's studio in his Seattle, Washington apartment; originally recorded on Hi8 vct.
Repository
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
98195-3450
Telephone: 206-543-0974
ethnoarc@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access is restricted.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

DJ B-Mello is a world-renowned DJ based in Seattle, WA. He was a pioneer in the mixtape game, having distributed his street-level mixtapes worldwide, which gave him his break in radio. He spent more than 15 years at Seattle's KCMU/KEXP, spinning and hosting the legendary hip hop shows "Rap Attack" and "Streetsounds." In 2011, DJ B-Mello received the prestigious King County Executives Award for Excellence in Hip Hop.

- http://djbmello.tumblr.com/

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Thesis title: "The High Fidelity Turntable System and the Creation of Hip Hop Music: An Organological Inquiry" (University of Washington, Seattle, Ethnomusicology Division, 1996)

Contents: DJ B-Mello demonstrates hip hop techniques of backspinning, altering speed, mixing, scratching, cutting, punch phrasing, bird chip, on/off, cross-fader, slip mat, and various cartridges.

Documentation: Photo-copy of video log

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • African Americans--North America--Regional and Ethnic Cultures
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • United States
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Strath, Dj (performer)
    • Supreme, Mr. (performer)