For many, Grandmaster Flash is the international face of hip-hop and turntablism around the world, and has been ever since he pioneered the art of mixing. Born Joseph Saddler in New York in 1958, Grandmaster Flash is the man who invented the cue button, plus techniques like backspins, scratching and punch phrasing, thus changing the face of DJing forever.

Immortalized by Blondie and feted by the hip hop cognoscenti, Grandmaster Flash is the man who turned the humble record deck into an instrument as potent as the piano or guitar. He was the first DJ to put out a rap record and in ‘Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel,’ he created an aural template that let the world at large into the secrets of the New York ghettos. Years later – on top of no less than 11 studio albums – his biggest selling, multi-platinum hit singles such as ‘White Lines’, ‘The Message’ and ‘Flash To The Beat’ still resonate today.

If Afrika Bambaataa provided the ingredients and Kool Herc a rough method, more than any other, it was Grandmaster Flash who refined the recipe and turned hip hop from a borough’s novelty into a worldwide phenomenon. Proof of all this came in 2007 when Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the first ever hip hop or rap artists to be accepted.

Friday 31st October 2014, 7:00 pm| 2:00 am curfew | Tickets: £16.50 Adv | GET YOUR TICKETS HERE:

Ticket price includes entry to the Wanted! Dead or Alive Halloween Fancy Dress Party afterwards!

Strictly Over 18s (Photographic ID may be required to gain entry)

Flavourmag have teamed up with and we have 3 pairs of tickets to give away for this awesome night. For your chance of winning a pair, all you have to do is these 2 simple things:

Follow both @Flavourmag and @TheGarageHQ and then simple click the tweet button below.

[Tweet “If I win a pair of tickets to #GrandmasterFlash @TheGarageHQ on Fri, who wants to come with me?”]

Winners will be chosen at random and contacted via twitter direct message, so be sure you are following us both. Good Luck!