Ol' Dirty Sundays W/ Grand Wizard Theodore X Rok One 5/22/16

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Ol' Dirty Sundays at Crowbar says
This month is the month of the ODS 5 year anniversary so we decided to bring back the one and only Grand Wizzard Theodore to rock. Being hailed as the inventor of the scratch and also a hip-hop pioneer makes this man history to watch live. Last time he came to ODS the place was slammed and he did the damn thing like a true legend does. As an added bonus we're bringing back the crowd favorite aka Brooklyn's own ROK-ONE for a sure shot ODS jawn.

Residents: CASPER x LESAGE

Guest DJs: GRAND WIZARD THEODORE (Inventor Of The Scratch | NYC) x ROK-ONE (Brooklyn)

Grand Wizzard Theodore (born March 5, 1963) is an American hip hop DJ. He is widely credited as the inventor of the scratching technique.

Born Theodore Livingston in Bronx, New York, Theodore's brother, Mean Gene, was his mentor, and began to teach him the technique of DJing during his childhood years. In addition to scratching, he achieved renown for his mastery of needle drops and other techniques which he invented or perfected. Theodore also apprenticed under Grandmaster Flash.

Though variants of the story exist, it is generally accepted that Grand Wizard Theodore was playing records at a high volume in his bedroom. Fed up with the noise his mother entered and ordered him to turn the music down. At this point he looked away from the turntable to face her. While his mother lectured him he continued slowly moving the record back and forth, which produced a sound all its own. When she left the room he was intrigued by the sound the vinyl made when manipulated in this fashion. After months of experimentation he introduced this technique at a party and thus scratching was born. Many forms of popular music have since used the technique.

In the early 1980s, Theodore was a part of the group Grandwizard Theodore & the Fantastic Five. They released "Can I Get a Soul Clap" in 1982. He was also featured in the 1983 film Wild Style, as well as contributing to the film's soundtrack. He explains the origin of the scratch in the documentary, Scratch.

Theodore's phrase "Say turn it up" from his track "Fantastic Freaks at the Dixie" was sampled by hip hop and rap acts such as Public Enemy (on the track "Bring the Noise"), Bomb the Bass (on the track "Megablast") and many others.


Each party will be complete with GUEST DJ's dropping gems and special sets, as well as the hosts and resident selectahs, DJ CASPER & DJ LESAGE dropping your favorite "feel good" records.

To complete the vibe, each week will also feature LIVE artists from the area painting/spraying, local B-Boy crews catchin' wreck, PLUS JAM DISH will be on the grille cooking up delicious Jamaican food for all the party people in the place.

DRESS CODE = whateva man!

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