Put the Needle on the Record
Painting by Urban DK, spray paint on canvas, 90 x 200 cm - 2005.
Apropos the title: "Put the Needle on the Record", then it is a reference to a sample used on hundreds of hip-hop tracks. This is how it goes: "Put the needle on the record, when the drumbeats goes like this". The sample became world famous when M/A/R/R/S used it in the mega hit Pump Up The Volume and was originally recorded by Criminal Element Orchestra on their Put the Needle to the Record - 12'' from Criminal Records from 1987.
The painting is a tribute to these pioneers of hip-hop.