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Thursday, July 14, 2011

K-Rob - I'm A Homeboy

After DJ Cheese won the DMC World Mixing championships in 1986 and pretty much turned the whole competition into what it is now he became an instant celebrity. Because of this, (I would imagine) he also 'guest scratched' on quite a few of Profile's releases in '86 and if you look you can see his name on the label in much smaller print the K-Rob's name which was the order of the day back then as emcees held a stronger position than the deejays even though they started it all off in the first place. But you already knew that. What you might not know is that Cheese himself made an appearance at the now demolished Limit club in my home town in 1986 and someone filmed it as they showed it on the incredibly small TV they had on the wall on subsequent Saturdays. (It was mainly a punk and indie type place but opened on Saturday afternoons for b-boys to hear new stuff and break on the rather large piece of linoleum. It was 50p to get in I think and the music they played was and still is the loudest music I ever heard, almost frightening how loud it was). What I'm hoping here is that someone must still have the tape as it is obviously a priceless archive that some of us would love to see again. It's highly unlikely that somebody from Sheffield frequents this blog but you never know. Oh, and this record is not too shabby either.


Anonymous said...

Now that's what I'm talking about right here! Thanks for the 320 upload of this super classic jam!

Anonymous said...

I was at the DJ Cheese session it was on a Saturday afternoon. My brother Terry and I came with a mate Steve Woods. Terry was at Sheffield poly - we came over from Ellesmere Port. We had bought duck calls to blow on instead of whistles.

moyinka said...

it was a saturday afternoon yeah, finally someone else who was there. i was beginning to think i imagined it..what a day that was. thanks for taking the time Matt.