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#97: Electro Cassette 1985: Vol.1

All tracks in this mix featured in the Groove Electro Charts compiled by Groove Records, Soho, between January – March 1985. Mixed on Technics SL-1200Mk2 from original 12″s and Streetsounds Electro compilations.

TRACKLISTING

Mr Magic – Magic’s Message (Bonus Beat Mix) by Davey DMC & DJ Marly Marl
Fresh is the Word by Mantronix
Step on by Melle Mel
Backstabbin by Eddie D
Queen Of Rox by Roxanne Shante
Dedication by Fearless Four
Drum Machine by MCA and Burzootie
Original Human Beathbox by Doug E Fresh
Def Jam by Jazzy Jay
Pump Me Up by Melle Mel
Itchiban Scratch by Chris ‘The Glove’ Taylor
Beastie Groove by Beastie Boys
Dub it Up by Imperial Brothers
Jam On Revenge (The WikkiWikki Song New Version – Dub Version 1 by Newcleus
Get Loose by Aleem
Lisa’s Coming Home by Latin Rascals
I wonder if I take you home by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
Dub of No Return by Expose
Principles of Scratch by Mutant Rockers

First transmission on Radio Reverb 97.2FM + DAB, Brighton UK on 2nd May 2021

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#96 Electro Tapes 1984: Vol 4

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.

TRACKLISTING
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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#95 Electro Tapes 1984 – Vol.3

This selection is the third C60 mixtape of some of the freshest sounds from the spring and summer of 1984. A time of B-Boys and B-Girls, Fresh MCs, Graffiti artists, Body Poppers, 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.

The music marketed as ‘Electro’ in the UK from 1983 was a blend of early rap, synth pop, funk, R’n’B instrumentals, and experiments with turntables, drum machines, sequencers and synthesisers. Electro was sold as the soundtrack for the Hip Hop activities of breakdancing, body popping, graffiti art, scratch dj-ing and MC-ing.

By 1986 most Electro producers had moved on to work in the growing rap, house, techno and pop industries, leaving behind a few years of space-themed funk tracks, B-boy throw downs, inner-city chronicles and electronic gimmicks; drenched in vocoder, rough raps and loud drum machines. 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.

TRACKLISTING
Electro Tapes Theme by Shax Down Crew
Techno City by Cybotron
Mechanism by Jonzun Crew
Hard Rock by Herbie Hancock
Request Line (vocal) by Rock Master Scott And The Dynamic Three
See The Light / Feel The Heat (Dub Version) by Air Force 1
Three People (Nude Below The Waist) (Super Scratch Mix) by Tyrants In Therapy
Get It Off (Dub) by Trans Lux
Come On, Come On (Don’t Say Maybe) by NYC Peech Boys
Lipservice by Beatmaster
Sensoria by Cabaret Voltaire
Slack (Funhouse Mix) by Slack
When Love Surges (Dub) by Jules Shear
Radio Activity Syndrome (Club Version) by Arcade Gang Feat. Rich Cason
We Come To Rock (We Dub To Scratch Mix) by Imperial Brothers
Future Beat by DJ Flash, Future MCs
Jam on it by Newcleus
Release Yourself (Dub) by Aleem ft. Leroy Burgess
Don’t want you to be by Rama
I Cry (Night After Night) by The Egyptian Lover

All tracks have been edited for this mix.

First broadcast on Radio Reverb, 97.2FM and DAB, Brighton, UK on 7th March 2021.
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#94 Electro Tapes 1984 – Vol.2

This selection is the second C60 mixtape of the freshest sounds that featured in the Groove Electro chart during the Autumn of 1984. A time of B-Boys and B-Girls, Fresh MCs, Graffiti artists, Body Poppers, DJs cutting and scratching on the wheels of steel, Streetsounds Electro compilations, 808 Drum machines, when Hip hop was the culture and Electro was the music, a mix of rap, synth-pop, turntable cut ups and electronic dance music. So, pause buttons at the ready, dust down your tracksuit, lay down some Lino, crank up the Boombox and let’s dance.

Tracklisting

Electro Tapes Theme by Shax Down Crew
Soundchaser by Paul Hardcastle
Breakdown New York Style (Incredible Dub mix) by Rusty P & The Sure Shot
Cut Loose (My Fellow American) by Democratic Three
Once Upon Dub (edit) by John Rocca
Operator (edit) by Midnight Star
Tebitan Jam (edit) by Ice T, The Glove & Dave Storrs
Time is Running Out (Last Minute Mix) by Jonzun Crew
Techno Scratch by Knights of the Turntables
Tour De France (Francois K Remix) by Kraftwerk
My House On The Nile (edit) by Egyptian Lover
Taste So Good (edit) by File 13
Freaks Come Out at Night (edit) by Whodini
Disco 3 (edit) by Fat Boys
The Pure by Captain Rock
Cosmic Blast (12″ & Electro 6 Edit) by Captain Rock
Fresh, Wild, Fly & Bold (Dub and Radio Edit) by Cold Crush Brothers
Metal Beat (Extended Version) by Herbie Hancock
Itchin’ For A Scratch [Instrumental] by Force MD’s
What Are We Gonna Do? (edit) by Ultimate 3 MC’s
Rough Cut (Dance Mix) by Kid Frost T.M.S.
Break Out (edit) by Tom Browne from Tommy Gun LP
B-Boys Breakdance (Instrumental) by High Fidelity Three

First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB, Brighton, UK on 7th February 2021.

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#93: Electro Tapes 1984 Vol. 1

South London. It’s a Saturday night in the Autumn of 1984, A teenager sits by the radio, spinning the dial, in search of new sounds, like the ones he has heard rocking the charts from time to time. And then, there it is, the new sound, on 102.8 FM, pirate station JFM, DJ Paul Dodd presents the Electro Funk Chart: top selling import 12″s from Groove Records in Soho.

This mix is some of the freshest sounds from the Autumn of 1984. A time of B-Boys and B-Girls, Fresh MCs, Graffiti artists, Body Poppers, DJs cutting and scratching on the wheels of steel, Streetsounds Electro compilations, 808 Drum machines, when Hip hop was the culture and Electro was the music, a mix of rap, synth-pop, turntable cut ups and electronic dance music. So, pause buttons at the ready, dust down your tracksuit, lay down some Lino, crank up the Boombox and let’s dance.

 

TRACKLIST
Electro Tapes Jingle by the ShaxDown Crew
Dynamic (Total Control – Club Mix & Dub Edit) by Dynamic Breakers
Rockin’ it (Main Mix & Dub Edit) by M.C. Flex & the FBI Crew
Renegades of Funk (Edit) by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
Breakdancer (Radio Mix & Club Mix Edit) by The Boogie Boys
Boogie Down (Bronx & Dub Edit) by Man Parrish
Masters of the Scratch by Master O.C and Krazy Eddie
Megamix II. Why is it Fresh (Short & Long version Edit) by D.ST
Automan (Dub Edit) by Newcleus
Mean Machine (Dub Edit) by D.ST & Jalal
5 Minutes (B-b-b Bombing Mix Edit) by Bonzo Goes To Washington
Check us out (Edit) by Junior Gee & The Capital Boys
We’re Rocking the Planet (side 1 & 2 Edit) by Hashim
Scratchin’ 100 Speakers (Edit) by Daniel Sofer and Dr. Dre
Beat Freak by (Electro 6 & Album Version Edit) Bobby Broom
Breaker’s Revenge (Beat Street & Long Version Edit) by Arthur Baker
Reckless (Club Mix Edit) by Chris “The Glove” Taylor, David Storrs and Ice T

First broadcast on 3rd January 2021 on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB, Brighton , UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com

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Transmission #92 – Artists in Lockdown

Transmission #92

Currently Off Air brings you Artists in Lockdown: music, poetry, streamed bathtub theatre and immersive gameplay stories, readings from a new novel, nonsense and reflections on a strange year from artists with links to Brighton: Yael Karavan, Tim Harbridge, Silvia Mercuriali, BRiGHTBLACK, Dave Stephens,  Sentimental Punk, mumdadandthekids and Xelís De Toro.

Tracklisting:
Intro
Rogue Molecule 1 by Dave Stephens
About Endings and Beginnings by Yael Karavan
Coming Back to Life by Tim Harbridge
Rogue Molecule 2 by Dave Stephens
Swimming Home (excerpt) by Silvia Mercuriali
Excerpts from Feral River (translated by John Rutherford) by Xelís De Toro
readings by Beka, Eddie, Jamie, Nina, Polly, Paul, Suzanne, Tessa and Janina.
Rogue Molecule 3 by Dave Stephens
Lost in the Fog by Sentimental Punk
Bashana Habaa by Yael Karavan
Rogue Molecule 4 by Dave Stephens
There’s a Killer Here by BRiGHTBLACK
Les Allumettes (Jacques Prevert) read by Yael Karavan
Birthday Song by Yael Karavan
Rogue Molecule 5 by Dave Stephens
Xmas Song (live at the Bleeding Hearts Club) by Mumdadandthekids
Rogue Molecule 6 by Dave Stephens
Inside the Granfather Clock (4 tape looks for walkman) by Graph Paper Shirts

Additional music used:
‘Between the night and the new day’, ‘Walk into twilight’, and, ‘In the winter we thought of light’ by Porcelain

ARTIST LINKS
Yael Karavan
Tim Harbridge
Silvia Mercuriali, Tickets for Swimming home here
Xelís De Toro – Feral River available at www.smallstations.com
Dave Stephens – Older work : website:
Newest work: Dave Stephens (@davestephensart) • Instagram
Sentimental Punk
BRiGHTBLACK

First broadcast on 6th December 2020 on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB, Brighton , UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com in these timeslots:
Sun 6th December 2020 at 11pm
Tues 8th December 2020 at 1pm
Thursday 17th December 2020 at 11pm
Sunday 20th December 2020 at 11pm
Friday 1st January 2021 at 2pm

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Transmission #91 – Cassette Tapes

Drawings on a Bus by Television Set from Emma Hauck’s Letters [The Tapeworm]
Oddlight by Re/search/er from FC1​-​6 (Selected Electronic Songs) [self-released]
Sax Pest by Christopher Brett Bailey from Sax Offender [Pastel Heck]
Dreamscape 1 excerpt by Dark Half from Moon Through Dark Trees [Third Kind Records]
Wired Wing by Charla’s Brainstorm from Journey into Charla’s Mind [self-released]
Lloyd Clark Smithie’s Sextet Now I Know the Reason from If I Had a Pair of Wings Jamaican Doo Wop Vol. 2 [Death Is Not The End]
Solo Dance by Michele Mercure from Pictures of Echoes [Freedom To Spend]
Delureos by Zigo from Selección Magnética 1982 / 1996 [Discrepant]
Stress by Quum from Selección Magnética 1982 / 1996 [Discrepant]
I’m Not Psychic, Obvs by All Cats Are Beautiful from a/c/a/b e/p/3 [Third Kind Records]
My Son Jim by People Like Us from Recyclopaedia Britannica [Sucata Tapes]
Excerpts by Grup Ses from Program #02 – A Mixtape of Turkish Rap [Discrepant]
Hidden Machine by South City Hardware from Redirected Midi [Third Kind Records]
Anzar by Marta De Pascalis from Anzar [The Tapeworm]
Familiar Feelings In New Places by Bary Center from Guide Me Through The Hills Of Your Home [Third Kind Records]
4 TRACK 24: Delayer #3 by T H I S I S N O T H I N G
The Runaround by Sufjan Stevens, Lowell Brams from Aporia [Asthmatic Kitty Records]
VKIM by Nate Scheible from Prions And Scrapie [unifactor]
Clear Nakayama Munetoshi from Reboot a Repetition
[Muzan Editions]
Asleep by Davide Luciani from Calming Counts
[The Tapeworm]
Rehearsal Pt 1 by Jiyeon Kim from Long Decay and New Earth
[The Tapeworm]

First broadcast on 1st November 2020 on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB, Brighton , UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com in these timeslots:
Sun 1st November 2020 at 11pm
Tues 3rd November 2020 at 1pm
Thursday 12th November 2020 at 11pm
Sunday 15th November 2020 at 11pm
Friday 27th November 2020 at 2pm

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Transmission #90 – Cassette Tapes

A mixtape of past and present uses and abuses of cassette tapes. Including new tapes, the never aired and the rarely heard.

Tracklisting
Age of Confusion & Moon Child by Prophetas from Maury Island Reverie [Discrepant]
Untrum by Bleed Air from s-t [superpolar Taïps]
Ancient Kasbah Lays in ruin – Merzoug viper Mix by Ross Alexander from Memorias vol.2 Live Dub Versions [Discrepant]
Spirituals by Jachna-Ziolek-Buhl from Animated Music ppt49 [Pawlacz Perski]
Strandfynd from Thet Liturgiske Owäsendet from Det Var Folk Där Ute. Dom Är Borta Nu. [Opal Tapes]
Mindscapes by Rupert Lally from Strange Systems [Third Kind Records]
Excerpt From Improv 24 April 2013 by Hassni Malik & Nicholas Langley from Music By Hassni Malik & Nicholas Langley [Third Kind Records]
I saw You by Peter Kardas from I Saw You [Echo Ocho]
Adam’s song by Peter Kardas from I Saw You [Echo Ocho]
Snyrk by Ball Geographie from Live at Budokan [superpolar Taïps]
4 track 24: Inside the Grandfather Clock (7 tape loops for walkman) by Graph Paper Shirts
The End by Morusque from The End of Music [wabi-sabi tapes]
Preview by Grup Ses from Program #02 – A Mixtape of Turkish Rap [Discrepant]
Walk Away by Life’s Track from Race Against Time [Opal Tapes]
Ibex Ribbon by Deep Space Duo from Spacetones [Love All Day]
A Pale Cloth That Covers The Eyes by J. Carter from Rejoice! [Opal Tapes]
Spectacular Items by Portland Vows from Living Posthumously [Third Kind Records]
Warm Room (excerpt) by John Macedo from Left Behind [The Tapeworm]
…An Ending by Andy Fosberry from When Comfort Is Stranger [Third Kind Records]

Broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB+, Brighton, UK, streaming online at www.radioreverb.com in these timeslots:
Sun 4th October 2020 at 11pm
Tues 6th October 2020 at 1pm
Thursday 15th October 2020 at 11pm
Sunday 18th October 2020 at 11pm
Friday 30th October 2020 at 2pm

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Transmission #89: Lockdown Tapes

Currently Off Air brings you Lockdown Tapes: music, talk and sound experiments from artists from Brighton and beyond: Yael Karavan, Tim Harbridge, Dave Stephens, Soundless Mind Eraser, Sentimental Punk, Ethan Persoff, Sylviane De La Fleur, Stenorette, Jonnny Schlackman, Blacksunburstdaydream, Meno Likke ((Loops))

Coast to Coast (from Tel Aviv to Dorset) with Yael Karavan & Tim Harbridge.
Once the humans had left
From a deep dark place Dave Stephens
Experiments with Chance No.2 Soundless Mind Eraser
On ‘Breakthrough by Konstantin Raudive’
Warsaw Yael Karavan.
Enemy Of The People Sentimental Punk
Earth, Take Four Ethan Persoff from “This is the TRUTH!” (Music for Pandemics and Home Cooking)
Opening Scene Ethan Persoff from ““THE APARTMENT”— A Recovered Memory of Chicago, 1996.
The language of malfunction Sylviane De La Fleur
Marble Not Thunder Stenorette
I’m not a poet / Give Up on Me by Tim Harbridge
Sōsēji variations Jonnny Schlackman
Tunneldown by Blacksunburstdaydream
Turn on your Sacred radio Meno Likke ((Loops))

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MIXCLOUD

Broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB+, Brighton, UK, streaming online at www.radioreverb.com in these timeslots:
Sun 6th September at 11pm
Tues 8th September at 1pm
Thursday 17th September at 11pm
Sunday 20th September at 11pm
Friday 2nd October at 2pm

ARTIST LINKS
Yael Karavan
Tim Harbridge
Dave Stephens – Older work : website:
Newest work: Dave Stephens (@davestephensart) • Instagram
Stenorette
Ethan Persoff
Sentimental Punk

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Transmission #88: Lockdown Tapes

Currently Off Air brings you Lockdown Tapes: music, talk and sound experiments from artists with links to Brighton: Yael Karavan, Xelís de Toro, Alejandro Vargas, Tim Boat, Dave Stephens, Alsace Lorraine, Blane Chooley, Blacksunburstdaydream, Suz Almond and Calhau!

TRACKLISTING:
The Story behind Neanderthal by Tim Boat
Audio Dances by Yael Karavan
Shir Leshira by Korin Allal, read by Yael Karavan
Lying in which wardrobe? by Dave Stephens
Galician Radio Memories by Xelís de Toro
Improvisation Xelís de Toro & Alejandro Vargas
Sea Swimming Suz Almond
On a Beach Part 3
The City Not the City (live from Wild Park) Blacksunburstdaydream
Automatic Walkman Poetry 27/7/20 Blane Chooley
Dis, quand reviendras-tu by Barbara, read by Yael Karavan
Ngoni improvisation by John Berry
I love you like Porn by Alsace Lorraine, Accordion by Joe Watson
Bófiacult by Calhau! from LP Tau Tau
Walk along Pilgrim’s Way to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Field Recording
Lotus Flower Garden by Woodgoblins

ARTIST LINKS
Tim Boat
Yael Karavan
Suz Almond
Alsace Lorraine / Tim Harbridge
Xelís de Toro
Calhau!

Dave Stephens – Older work : website:
Newest work: Dave Stephens (@davestephensart) • Instagram
Dave Stephens’ Lockdown films:
Come Heaven and Homework
Stalactite, Stalagmite

MIXCLOUD
PODOMATIC

Broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB+, Brighton, UK, streaming online at www.radioreverb.com in these timeslots:
Sun 2nd August at 11pm
Tues 4th August at 1pm
Thursday 13th August at 11pm
Sunday 16th August at 11pm
Friday 28th August at 2pm