Beats Buttons and Bass: Hip-Hop's Legacy of Reinvention | College of Arts

Beats Buttons and Bass: Hip-Hop's Legacy of Reinvention

Date and Time


MacKinnon 107


Niel Scobie of Western University will demonstrate how the turntable and mixer, Roland TR-808 drum machine, and digital samplers helped hip-hop develop from a Bronx-based sub-culture to a global phenomenon creating reverberating effects on popular music around the globe.

Live Preview 12:00 – 1:00pm

Post-Concert Lecture 2:30-4:00pm

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.