Since the early 1990s the Event 20/20BAS has been a staple of hip-hop music production, with a majority of artists including greats like Grandmaster Flash championing the Event sound early on.
As any real musician knows, the most important part of producing music is being able to accurately hear what is being laid down on the track, and the 20/20BAS was one of the first studio monitors to keep it real - giving artists the ability to hear their true sound outside of a 'record label' studio.
Almost 20 years later Event have reinvented this game-changing speaker, refining the sound to ensure they're still the best speakers in the business while staying true to the character of the original which earned so much love back in the day.
Just like underground hip-hop, Event is all about the music, so it seemed natural that to commemorate the launch of the all new 20/20BAS we teamed up with some its best MCs, Producers, DJs and Engineers to bring together an album that allows the speakers' strengths to shine.
The result is 20/20 Music - 20 incredible artists killing it on 20 incredible tracks, all powered by Event 20/20BAS speakers.
As the producer and DJ for hip-hop group Dilated Peoples, and an integral member of the infamous Beat Junkies turntable crew, DJ Babu is one of the most prolific DJs in the rap game.
Sharing deck duties with Cut Chemist as the DJ team for alternative hip-hop group Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark has well and truly put his stamp on the hip-hop landscape through his solid production.
Revolution has spun and scratched all over the world, for artists including Rakim and Kanye West. He has released two albums himself, and hosts LA radio's renowned Wake Up Show.
A hip hop DJ, producer & rapper, Exile has worked with artists including Mobb Deep, Ghostface Killah, Kardinal Offishall and Jurrasic 5. His album with Eamon, Below The Heavens was critically acclaimed.
GCM is a bi-coastal group of verbal assassins featuring TriState, Montage One, Killer Ben, Killer Kali, Sav Killz, Turbin & Planet Asia. Collectively they have worked with such artists as Wu-Tang, Talib Kweli, Kanye West and Dr Dre.
From audio engineering & production to running the show behind the scenes, writing, releasing and performing, Montage One is truly a jack-of-all-trades. Montage is set to build on 2010's ground breaking album 10.6.2 OGX with 10.6.3 OGX coming in 2012.
Nottz has produced for some of the biggest names in hip hop including Snoop Dogg, Kanye West and The Game, after being discovered by Busta Rhymes.
Oh No was signed to Stones Throw Records who released his debut album The Disrupt in 2004. He has since worked with Alchemist, Redman, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, De La Soul & more. Currently he is in the group Gangrene.
Big Pooh was a member of the acclaimed hip hop group Little Brother, and released a solo album in 2005 entitled Sleepers to positive critical review.
Ras Kass has emerged as one of the most highly regarded rappers, winning acclaim for his skills as a lyricist -in the space of six months, twice earning Rap Pages magazine's Rhyme of the Month award as well as The Source's Hip Hop Quotable honor.
Ron Artiste features the dynamic duo of Chali 2na with his recognisable fast lyrical flow from Jurrasic 5 and Ozomatli, and Roc C, who made his debut appearance on the Oh No single "Move Pt 2".
After selling mixtapes in the underground scene, the duo of Chance Infinite and DJ Khali's breakthrough came through when the hip-hop community put their single "Return" in rotation, with its call to bring back hip-hop to where it used to be.
The original crew consists of like-minded MCs, DJs, and producers who are among California's best: Krondon, Phil Da Agony, Mitchy Slick, Xzibit, Chase Infinite, Planet Asia, DJ Khalil, and DJ Truly OdD.
Styliztik Jones (aka: Stylz, Steezy) has had his music featured on television shows such as Entourage and Desperate Housewives, and shared the stage with Snoop Dogg on the "Puff Puff Pass Tour".
The Away Team is a hip hop duo consisting of MC Sean Boog and producer Khrysis, both of whom are members of the North Carolina rap collective the Justus League.
With engineering credits on ground breaking albums like Dirty Heads' "Any port in a storm" and Rogue Wave's "Descended Like Vultures", major media campaigns with companies like Yamaha Commercial Audio or popping up at FOH at Large festivals and shows across North America, Mundy has been a 'go-to' guy behind the scenes in almost all genres of music for quite some time.
Besides mixing a who's who of hip hop, reggae, bass music, rock and beyond, Mundy is not only a go-to studio mastering and mixing editor but also an in-demand live engineer and system tech.
When the very first pair of 20/20s dropped in the early 1990s they were snapped up and used to mix Quincy Jones' "Q's Jook Joint" album. Fast forward to later that year and Quincy was on stage with engineer Francis Buckley at the Grammys accepting the award for Best Engineered Album... The 20/20BAS had arrived and the game was forever changed.
Those speakers revolutionised the recording industry and secured a place in the hearts of audio engineers and musicians the world over for their truthful reproduction and outstanding sonic character.
Now Event is proud to introduce a new generation of clarity, transparency and definition with the release of the new 20/20BAS. This two-way front ported speaker incorporates a number of fundamental improvements over the original, while remaining true to its tonal character and performance strengths.
The 20/20BAS is all about high output, low distortion and excellent dynamics. From the classic thump of the 808 kick to the sharpest snap of a hi hat; quiet as a whisper or loud enough to shake the walls, the Event 20/20BAS can faithfully reproduce it all, just as the artist intended.
We could keep banging on about why the 20/20BAS is one of the finest speakers on the market, but the true test is to head down to your nearest Event dealer and have a listen to how 20/20 Music really sounds.