Catch Grandmaster Flash At ADE Beats For 50 Years Of Hip Hop Celebration
Words: Rhys Buckham
October 18, 2023

ADE celebrates 50 years of Hip Hop during its ADE Beats conference with no other than the genre’s founding father and turntable legend Grandmaster Flash. The Hip Hop and turntablism pioneer joins the ADE Beats conference on Saturday, October 21st for an exclusive keynote and Q&A taking visitors on a journey through the evolution of Hip Hop and DJ culture.

Grandmaster Flash is one of the original founders of Hip Hop who became world famous for his revolutionary and disruptive way of looking at the DJ and his equipment. He has influenced generations of DJ’s and Hip Hop and electronic music artists with his pivotal role in the development of using record players and vinyl to create new music, perfected the technique of splicing and mixing breaks with two turntables, scratching and so much more, laying the foundation for turntablism and helping turn DJ’s into fully fledged live acts. For their enormous impact on modern music, Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as the first Hip Hop group ever.

ADE Beats is the annual platform for hip hop, bass and beats, and takes place at Felix Meritis on Saturday, October 21st. Tickets for ADE Beats can be bought here: