There is a rattle and hiss as a Subway train hurtles by, the painted metal a riot of colour – a speeding canvas for guerilla artists against the smoking cityscape. This is The Big Apple 1977 and the city is on fire.
In the Bronx, a new kind of hybrid music – a DIY collage of looped Funk and Disco breaks that will one day dominate the sonic landscape – is being born on street corners and in makeshift dance halls. They call it Hip Hop.
In Central Manhattan the lights of Broadway shine down on the throngs clamouring outside Studio 54, as inside Warhol gets down with Grace Jones, and the stars swing from the mirror balls and dance, ankle deep, in glitter.
There’s electricity in the air tonight and the streets themselves feel alive – because this the city that never sleeps, where the party never stops and the night is always young.
Opening on 27 October, Big Apple Brixton will host three themed indoor bars and one themed nightclub based on iconic venues from 1970s New York City. There will also be four private rooms available for private hire including a barbershop, record store, Latino chapel and peep show.
The rooftop venue will feature day and night parties, music line-ups including internationally renowned hip hop, disco and house artists, American street food vendors and seasonal cocktails.
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