Thesis Dance is the largest community dance festival in all of Florida. On day 2 of their 3-day dance festival, we introduced Locals I Know to the Thesis Dance community, an incredible day celebrating the art of battling. The event was hosted by Locals I Know member Hans Pierre with, DJ Java J, and DJ Mahay spinning the tunes.
The music in this recap is from the classic battle track "Dueling Banjos," made famous in the 1972 film "Deliverance." This bluegrass composition by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith reached No. 5 on the Hot Country Singles chart in 1973. This track perfectly captures the joy of competitive dance we witnessed Saturday.
The off-center blending of music genres from DJs like Kool Herc, Grand Master Flash, and our favorite genre buster Afrika Bambaataa inspires the video recap. These forefathers of hip-hop produced some of the greatest battle tracks by drawing influence outside the "Black Music" genre.
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