Joakim Makes a Mix From Afrika Bambaataa’s Record Collection

It’s not quite soundboard-quality or as smooth as a digitally-enhanced Serato mix, but the following Joakim set is worth a listen due to it being the hip-hop equivalent of an archaeological dig. Much like Crazy Legs, BreakBeat Lou and Grand Wizzard Theodore before him, Joakim recently had the chance to grip Afrika Bambaataa’s legendary record collection and treat it like a crash course in beats and breaks. Interested in checking it out yourself? Head down to Gavin Brown’s Enterprise between now and August 10th for a close-up look at Bambaataa’s vinyl archive before it lands in Cornell’s library collection.