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DJ Kool Herc and Grand Wizard Theodore

Angus Batey, New Musical Express, May 1997

DJS KOOL HERC and Grand Wizard Theodore, who recently played in London as support to the Chemical Brothers, may not be up there with yer Carl Coxes or yer Junior Vasquezes in the current deckspinning hall of fame. But without these two, pretty much every aspect of today's music scene would be unimaginable. For in New York in the early part of the 1970s, Herc and Theodore invented breakbeats and scratching. Forget Old School – this is the Original School. Pay attention at the back of class...

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