This October, CAS is celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of the most significant hip hop albums: A Tribe Called Quest ‘Midnight Marauders’

Along with De La Soul, Jungle Brothers and Queen Latifah, A Tribe Called Quest were part of Native Tongues, a hip-hop collective modeled on Afrika Bambaataa’s Zulu Nation. On their third LP they balanced socio-political consciousness with light ditties about getting a milkshake underpinned by kickin’ jazz-funk grooves. It reached Number One on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop charts and remains A Tribe Called Quest’s most commercially successful effort. Read more about the album here.

Join us to first listen to music that either inspired or was relevant to this LP such as Jungle Brothers, De La Soul and Queen Latifah followed by the story and contemporary relevance of the album. Then the lights go down, the volume goes up and we play the album from beginning to end on vinyl on our audiophile hi-fi. Listening guidelines apply.


Sunday, 3 November, 5 to 8 pm

The Hanbury Arms, 33 Linton Street, London N1 7DU

Tickets: £8 on the door and £8 + service charge here

Presenter: Steve Yates

Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC CartridgeRega P9 TurntableKlimax DSM with PreampLinn Klimax Solo Power AmpsChord Signature Speaker CableChord Signature Tuned Aray interconnectsISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond Loudspeakers

New York City

Sunday, November 10

The Panther Room at Output, 74 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Tickets: $10 on the door and online here

Presenter: Very Very Special Guests

Audio Menu: Rega Apheta MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Moon 310 LP Phono Preamp, Moon P7 Line Preamp, Cardas balanced cabling, MC2 Power Amplification, Funktion-One Loudspeakers

Portland, Maine

Sunday, November 10, 5 – 8 pm

The Empire, 575 Congress Street, Portland ME 04101

Tickets: $5 on the door and online here

Presenters: Dispatch Magazine and Spose

Audio Menu:Grado Gold 1 Moving Iron Cartridge, VPI Traveler Turntable with phono stage, Classe CP-800 Preamplifier, Classe CA-2300 Power Amplifier , Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond Loudspeakers, Transparent Audio Interconnects and Cabling, BDI Mirage Hi-Fi Stand