Transmissions

The second in a two-part mix of tracks that followed the release of Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force’s 12″ single ‘Planet Rock’, forty years ago, in April 1982.
Planet Rock helped define a new genre, eventually known as ‘Electro Funk’, which brought together 808 and DMX drum machines, synthesizers and FX- heavy extended dub versions, as a backdrop to uptempo raps on space themes and the struggles of late 20th century city living. The emergence of Electro Funk in 1982 introduced a generation of worldwide dancers and teenagers to the crafts of breakdancing, body popping, graffiti, rap and turntable scratching.

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The second in a two-part mix of tracks that followed the release of Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force's 12" single 'Planet Rock', forty years ago, Read more
In this transmission, we'll be heading back 40 years, to April 1982 and the release of a 12" dance track that launched a new genre. Read more
In this transmission you can expect to hear music that has been under-played and overlooked, from the rediscovered and the unjustly neglected to the brand Read more
In this transmission you can expect to hear music that has been under-played and overlooked, from the unjustly neglected to the brand spanking new, from Read more
In this transmission you can expect to hear music that has been under-played and overlooked from UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Italy, Spain, France and Japan. Read more
In this mixtape, you'll hear electro and hip hop tracks that first hit the UK import charts in November and December 1985. 1985 was a Read more
TRACKLISTINGAJ Meets Davy DMX by Kurtis BlowBugging Out OGCRap is Here to Stay (instrumental) by Spyder D"Funk You!" (ALL THE WAY LIVE & ZULU CHANTS) Read more
TRACKLISTINGTalkup (Instrumental) by The Rock Ranger With The Invisibles & Sweet Talking J Space is the Place by NewcleusDum Dum (Reprise) by FreshComputer Power by Read more
By the summer of 1985 many Hip Hop producers had moved on from the Electro Funk synthesizers used in earlier releases by Afrika Bambaataa and Read more