Battle Sounds "1997 Whitney Biennial Cut"

Battle Sounds "1997 Whitney Biennial Cut"

Battle Sounds Hip-Hop DJ Documentary

The first of it's kind documentary about Hip-Hop DJ's, primarily those that participated in competitive battles (later to be known as Turntablists). Shot over a period of three years, the project captured the grass root movement efforts of DJ culture at a pivotal moment in it’s evolution.

Features DJs:
Grand Wizard Theodore, Grandmixer DSt., Aladdin, Steve D, Q-bert, Mixmaster Mike, Apollo, Rob Swift, Roc Raider, Mr. Sinister, 8-ball and more.

This is the first and only publicly released version of the fim. It was created for the The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, a part of its historic Biennial exhibit, which features "a collection of the most relevant contemporary american art work". Excerpts from a longer unfinished version of the film appear in this version of the project. Proceeds from the sale of this production go toward releasing more unseen and finished versions of the film. There are over 200 hours of archives recorded.

running time: 60 minutes +

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    Battle Sounds is the first of it's kind documentary about Hip-Hop DJ's, primarily those that participated in competitive battles (later to be known as Turntablists). Shot over a period of three years, the project captured the grass root movement efforts of DJ culture at a pivotal moment in it’s ...