This selection is the fourth C60 mixtape of some of the freshest sounds that appeared in Groove Records Electro Chart during 1984. A time of B-Boys and B-Girls, Fresh MCs, Graffiti artists, DJs cutting and scratching on the wheels of steel, Streetsounds Electro compilations, 808 and DMX Drum machines, when Hip hop was the culture and Electro was the music.
1 hour of glorious, disposable music, shared on import 12-inch vinyl and cassette tape, that evaded chart exposure and could only be heard on the dance floor or through the sporadic emissions of pirate radio station tower block transmitters.
So, pause buttons at the ready, dust down your tracksuit, lay down some Lino, crank up the Boombox and let’s dance.
Music by Syncbeat
Running by InSoc (Information Society)
Capt. Rock to the Future Shock by Captain Rock
Real Time by Zer-O
Rock The Box (Dub Box) by Sylvester
Dial A Freak by Uncle Jamms Army
Who You Stealin’ From by Guru (Arthur Baker & John Robie)
Jam The Box by Pretty Tony
Egypt, Egypt by the Egyptian Lover
Video Control by X-Ray Vision
Planet Earth (Instrumental) by Dark Star
Commando Rock (Vine Street Mix) by C-Jam & Kid Frost
The Party Has Begun by Freestyle
Lookout Weekend by Debbie Deb
Breakloose (Breakdancin) by The Younger Generation
Juicy Jazz Beats by Key-Matic
Son of Beat Street by Jazzy Jay
Mosquito by West Street Mob
One for the Treble by Davy DMX
B Boy Your Best (Dub) The Incredible Body Mechanix
All tracks have been edited for this mix.
First broadcast on Radio Reverb, 97.2FM and DAB, Brighton, UK on 4th April 2021.
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The Groove Electro Charts referred to in this series can be found at the excellent website: www.mikeallencapitalradio.com