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 selection is the second C60 mixtape of 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.
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.