IITS TRUE SKOOL
OLD SKOOL + NEW SKOOL = TRUE SKOOL!
True Skool is a live experience that fuses definitive classic vibes with the freshest new talent around. In the spirit of edutainment, the event is designed to educate, entertain and inspire. Veteran hip hop producer, presenter, tutor and IITS founder Fusion and his IITS team work in conjunction with a collective of young event managers to bring the night to life. The concept was developed by Industry In The Streets (IITS) in summer 2011, and has now grown to include several new nights that celebrate various aspects of the culture:
Digijam is a real time music and visual experience that brings the audience into the action as collaborators in a 21st Century Soundclash. We invite progressive producers, visionary animators, live MCs and dancers to collaborate with an audience, ready to put their tech to the test. Everything from vintage Akai samplers to Android apps and iPad screens will be commandeered in the name of creative expression.
TAKE A BREAK
Take A Break is a fresh spin on live music that celebrates the beats that made hip hop. Join The IITS Band as they step into the spotlight for a night featuring performances, emcee ciphers and turntablists scratching beneath the surface to give you a serious dose of funk, soul and rare groove.
IITS TRUE SKOOL SPECIAL
Industry In The Streets’ flagship event brings it all together with an explosive line up backed by the IITS band, along with top DJs, battle MCs, fresh visuals and much more! Inspired by the culture of hip hop and its ability to redefine creativity, IITS True Skool celebrates old skool values while showcasing fresh ideas and new skool talent.
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN…
Featured acts for our inaugural event at the Vibe Bar, Brick Lane included drum‘n’bass legend MC Det, lyrical heavyweight RoxXxan, graffiti artists and all female b-girl dance crew La Bella Mafia. Feedback from performers, industry guests, media blogs (such as MOBO.com) and the 300+ audience members made the demand for the night clear.