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18 November 2017

Back in 2005 if you were a Hip Hop head then Behind The Beat was your ultimate coffee table book. It captured producers in their living spaces and included the iconic black & white photo of J Dilla sitting in a stark, clean living room, just him at a table with a sampler.

Independent producers and DJs have been busy creating world class music in bedrooms, kitchens and garages for years. Meanwhile, photographer Raph Rashid has traveled the globe, gaining access to these inner sanctums, one by one. The tremendous variety of set-ups and layouts used by in-home producers is artfully documented in the pages of Back to the Lab. Intimate photos of the creators amongst their instruments, gear, record collections and ephemera offer unprecedented access.

Notes about the producers, their environment and “essential” releases round out this love-letter to the underground, featuring Flying Lotus, Just Blaze, El-P, Ant, DJ Babu, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Lord Finesse, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dabrye, Waajeed, Oddisee, Alchemist, Harry Love, Oh No, Diamond D, Khalil ,DJ Vadim, Kenny Dope, Jake One, Rhettmatic, Format, Young RJ, Plutonic Lab plus more.

Don’t miss the official book launches going down in November including a Q&A session with Hau (triple j Hip Hop Show) in Canberra and Sydney.


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Canberra Theatre Centre and Grindin’

Special Event / Other

120 minutes

This show is not suitable for children.

The Link Foyer

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