ReturnWe Were There - XX: A Millenium Mixtape by Kapi
The turn of the century affected the direction Montana was taking as the company embarked on new directions. They were also times of change in music, with technology providing democratization to produce and publish songs globally. New styles of electronic music entered the mainstream. Just like we saw in the evolution of graffiti and the beginning of street art, genres and sub-genres began to emerge that served as the soundtrack of a vibrant hip-hop culture.
THE MUSIC OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM
In hip-hop, the discipline of breakdance was taking over again. Hundreds of annual events spread all over the world brought together bgirls and bboys who met to dance to the new styles that DJs were playing. Graffiti was ubiquitous, adorning the sets of breaking battles or taking a prominent role on countless album covers and party posters.
The early 2000s were the years of sounds derived from breaks and funk. New terms such as breakbeat, nu-breaks, nu-disco, electroclash and deep funk, featured on the crates in vinyl stores all over the world.
A TIME OF CHANGE
Kapi, who was both a graffiti writer, DJ and bboy, continued to evolve his musical selections. He would would spend hours checking for new releases at all the stores that he could visit on his trips. It was the time when Montana had caught fire and was reborn, new technologies were developed that would influence the way writers and street artists painted and also the first flagship graffiti brand stores were opened. They were revolutionary times.
In the mixtape that accompanies the latest chapter of We Were There, Kapi revisits tracks published between 1999 and 2004 which represent that era and the energetic attitude that pushed Montana Colors forward.
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