Listen: DJ Salva 808 Remixes Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five's Seminal Hit "The Message"

City Beat Records out of Germany is easily the most authentic old school-oriented label out there aside from perhaps Dominance Electricity, and so it should be no surprise then that its mastermind, label boss DJ Salva 808, would take up the feat of remixing what may be the most important of all the pioneering Hip Hop track of all time: The Message, by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

Reworking those classic beats would be no easy task as you can imagine, and yet DJ Salva 808 does it with keen productions skills, being careful as to maintain that essential cadence of the original, adding to the mix his own impeccable scratches, and not forgetting to rework those unforgettable vocals from legendary rappers Melle Mel and Duke Bootee.

Please take a moment to watch this very special tribute video, and if you are not familiar with City Beat Records' impressive discography, you owe it to yourself to start now. Make sure to check out most of all, their "Underground Electro" series, that has seen everyone from Newcleus, and Egyptian Lover, to Maggotron, and even legendary group Freestyle appear on these classic records.