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Sat 6/2/18

BreakBeat Lou Show 205

Record connoisseur and collector, music lover and historian, Louis Flores, better known as “BreakBeat Lou,” is a staple and legend in the music and entertainment industry. As a disc jockey and music producer, Breakbeat Lou is most recognized for creating “The Ultimate Breaks and Beats” Compilation with the Leonard “BreakBeat Lenny” Roberts. This seminal series has been sampled by many of hip-hop’s elite producers like DJ Premier (Gangstarr), Large Professor, The Bomb Squad (Public Enemy), Dr. Dre, Marley Marl and countless others. The series has been instrumental in the production of countless classic recordings over the years. Contemporary producers such as J Dilla, Salaam Remi, Rhettmatic, Mr. Len, Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez and Just Blaze continue to depend on the compilation. Flores’ work with UBB became the blueprint for sampled music and remains relevant and integral to hip-hop music and culture. The UBB Collection has also birthed various genres of music such as Drum & Bass. As a DJ, Breakbeat Lou has shared the stage with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, KOOL DJ Red Alert, GrandWizzard Theodore, Biz Markie, Todd Terry, Rich Medina, Q-Bert, Lord Finesse, Boogie Blind, DJ Scratch and countless others. He has rocked from intimate club venues to festival stages, including Soundset Festival in Minneapolis, MN and the A3C Conference in Atlanta, GA. His record collection is elevated by the signature element of rare and un-findable 45s and recording sessions.

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