After opposing views on last week’s hip-hop album, this week we are moving slightly along the music tree to hip-house. Back in the 80’s, hip-hop and house were in their infancy. But, like student cooking, someone wondered what would happen if these two seemingly different ingredients were mixed together. How would that taste?
The hip house scene grew mainly around New York and Chicago (the birthplace of house). A year-and-a-bit ago I actually got Fran a double vinyl of Chicago House Classics as a Christmas present, that she claims never to have listened to. Let’s hope she listens to this week’s album – The Beatmasters’ 1989 debut Anywayawanna.
It is also worth mentioning we are entering 1989, which ahead of 1997, 1971, 2004, 2011 and 1966, is my favourite year in music history. This is represented by their being 4 albums from this year on the adventure, i.e. Fran, I, and hopefully you, will be listening to music from 1989 for the next eight weeks!
Each fortnight Fran and Dave explore a new genre from the Music Tree by choosing an album to represent it. We write about the genre or artist during the fortnight, and post our reviews on Sunday. Want to join the musical adventure? Listen along with our Spotify playlist, and subscribe by clicking the link in the sidebar to get an email every time there’s a new post.