This transmission is a mixtape of Euro Curios: independently released European music from short-lived bands of the early 1980s – a trip through the synth-pop, cold wave, electro, euro-disco, new wave, minimal and experimental sounds of Continental Europe.
TRACKLISTING Adjudicado A La Danza by Camino Al Desvan from Violines Y Trompetas / Una Fuente Inservible Cassette, 1984, (Spain) Chiquillo 83 by Diseño Corbusier from Nuit Blance (compilation LP) 1984, (Spain) On the beach at Fontana by Fall of Saigon, from Fall of Saigon 12″ EP , 1983, (France) What’s There Left by Nine Circles from RadioNome… compilation LP 1982, (Netherlands) Night Shelter by Stratis from Exotic Cassette, 1982, (Germany) |The Third Autumn by Autumn from Synthesize 7″, 1981, (Belgium) Portrait of Ezra Pound by Electric Party from Play LP, 1982, (Netherlands) La Diferencia by Richenel from La Diferencia (Cassette) 1982, (Netherlands) Spiegelbild by Gorilla Aktiv from Gorilla Aktiv 12/82, Cassette, 1983, (Germany) Du und ich by Xaõ Seffcheque Und Der Rest from Ja – Nein – Vielleicht LP, 1981, (Germany/Austria) Det Ventes Alt by Program 82 from Pictures LP, 1982, (Norway) Clip Eroclap by Vitor Hublot from Aller Simple 12″ EP, 1983, (Belgium) Dance Of The Pessimism by Bi Nostalgia from Dances Of The Pessimism Cassette, 1985, (Italy) Grapsch! (Communist Party Mix) by Die Zwei from Grapsch! 12″ Single, 1983, (Germany) Act On Instinct (Hot Swedish Mix) by Streetlife from Act on Instinct 12″ Single, 1984, (Netherlands) Ivre De Vie by Kevin Morane from 7″ Single, 1980, (Belgium) Yellow Turtles by Gerard Stokkink from Shusaku & Dormu Dance Theater LP, 1984, (Netherlands)
First broadcast on 4th September 2022 on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB, Brighton, UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com
Xelís de Toro is a Galician writer, performer and musician based in Brighton. In this transmission he presents his fourth talk on Sound Poetry as part of his ongoing ‘Poets without Words’ project. In this episode, Xelís looks at the world of Berlin Dada from 1918 including the sound poetry innovations of Raoul Hausmann and Kurt Schwitters.
The talk is accompanied by a mix of archive recordings including voices and sounds emerging from Berlin Dada. In this mix you can hear original poetry performances from Hausmann and Schwitters through to more recent interpretations of their work. The mix also includes interviews with Marcel Duchamp, Richard Huelsenbeck, Tristan Tzara and Man Ray.
Poets Without Words is supported using public finding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Tracklisting Xelís de Toro presents a talk on Berlin Dada, Raoul Hausmann and Kurt Schwitters. Karawane by Hugo Ball, performed by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works), 1985 Kp’Eporium by Raoul Hausmann, 1946 An Anna Blume by Kurt Schwitters, 1932 Die Sonate In Urlauten by Kurt Schwitters, 1932
The ARCHIVE MIX includes: Drei Metronomfassung by Kurt Schwitters, performed by Die Schwindlinge from ‘What A Beauty: Die Ursonate Und Andere Lautgedichte’ CD, 2004 Interview with Marcel Duchamp (1959) Interview with Max Ernst (1960s) Simultangedicht Kaa Gee Dee / WW / Boo / by Kurt Schwitters performed by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works), 1985 Phonemes by Raoul Hausmann, 1957 b b b b et F m s b w (1918) by Raoul Hausmann, 1957, excerpt from Documentary film, ‘Alphabet of German Dada’ Fantastic Prayers by Richard Huelsenbeck from documentary film, ‘Dadascope’ Interview with Richard Huelsenbeck (1959) What A B What A B What A Beauty by Kurt Schwitters, performed by Die Schwindlinge from ‘What A Beauty: Die Ursonate Und Andere Lautgedichte’ CD, 2004 The Real Disuda Of The Nightmare / Obervogelsang / Niesscherzo by Kurt Schwitters, performed by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works), 1985 Soundreel by Raoul Hausmann, 1959 Nießscherzo by Kurt Schwitters, performed by Sprechbohrer from ‘Ursonate Und Andere Konsequente Dichtung’ CD, 2014 To Eve Blossom by Kurt Schwitters, performed by Ernst Schwitters from ‘An Anna Blume / Die Sonate In Urlauten’ LP, 1958 The Real Disuda Of The Nightmare by Kurt Schwitters, performed by Sprechbohrer from ‘Ursonate Und Andere Konsequente Dichtung’ CD, 2014 L’Amiral Cherche Une Maison À Louer by Tristan Tzara, Marcel Janco, Richard Huelsenbeck performed by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works) LP, 1985 Cigarren by Kurt Schwitters, performed by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works), 1985 Bii Bill (3 Versionen) by Kurt Schwitters, performed by Die Schwindlinge from ‘What A Beauty: Die Ursonate Und Andere Lautgedichte’ CD, 2004 Interview with Man Ray from ‘Surrealism Reviewed’, CD, (date unknown) Dada Into Surrealism by Tristan Tzara, Music by Marcel Duchamp from ‘Surrealism Reviewed’ CD, (1959) Minotaur by Hans Arp from Documentary film, ‘Dadascope’ 1964 Naa by Kurt Schwitters performed by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works) LP, 1985
The voices and poetry are accompanied by a mix of musical recordings from cassettes by Soundless Mind Eraser including excerpts from: ‘Berlin’, ‘Compressed Stylus’, ‘Derric Funes’, ‘Dunes’, ‘Harmonium’, ‘Hummuh’, ‘Loopinalowdrone’, ‘Lost Hours’, ‘Omno’, ‘Suture’, ‘XmasDayXstatic15’ and ‘Polka Ittegil’.
This is followed by a mix of tracks related to the techniques of Berlin Dada: Jump Did-le-ba by Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra, 10″ 78 RPM, 1949 I’ve found a new baby by the Mills Brothers, 10″ 78 RPM, 1935 Drifter Teil by Spiritus Noister from ‘Ursonate For 2 Voices And Musical Environment’ LP, 2003 Oscillations by DJ Spooky feat Kurt Schwitters from ‘Rhythm Science: Excerpts And Allegories From The Sub Rosa Archives’ CD, 2004 Sample & Hold (Wer bitter im Munde hat, kann nicht süßpricken) by Xao Seffcheque from ‘Eins Und Zwei Und Drei Und Vier (Deutsche Experimentelle Pop-Musik 1980-86)‘ LP, 1981 Reading Light (for Raoul Hausmann) by Jaap Blonk from ‘Songs Of Little Sleep’ Cassette, 2014
First broadcast on 7th August 2022 on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB, Brighton, UK, streaming online at www.radioreverb.com
Xelís de Toro is a Galician writer, performer and musician based in Brighton. In this transmission he presents his second talk on Sound Poetry as part of his ongoing ‘Poets without Words’ project. In this talk, Xelís looks at the work of the Italian Futurists including Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Luigi Russolo.
The talk is accompanied by a mix of archive recordings of voices and sounds emerging from Italian Futurists from 1920-1930s. In this mix you can hear original Marinetti’s poetry performances, original recordings and recreations of Russolo’s noise generating machines: intonarumori, the 11 points of the Futurist manifesto, and piano pieces from the time. Poets Without Words is supported using public finding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Tracklisting Xelís de Toro presents a talk on Marinetti and Italian Futurism
The archive mix includes excerpts from: Gracidatore by Luigi Russolo, 2000 Risveglio Di Una Città by Luigi Russolo, 2000 Discussione sul Futurismo di due Critici Sudanesi by Giacomo Balla, 1976 Gorgogliatore (Gurgler) by Luigi Russolo, 1977 Russolo Phone by Atsuhiro Ito & Intonarumori Orchestra, 2002 Ululatore (Howler) by Luigi Russolo, 1977 La Vittoria from Three Dances for Orchestra, Op 32 by Francesso Balilla Pratella, 1978 Anode #4 by Otomo Yoshihide & Intonarumori Orchestra, 2002 Sintesi Musicali Futuriste by F.T. Marinetti & Aldo Giuntini, 1931 La Battaglia Di Adrianopoli by F.T. Marinetti, 1924 Macchina Tipografica by Giacomo Balla, 1985 Canzone Rumorista by Luigi Russolo, 2000 Omaggio by Luigi Russolo, 2000 Arco Enarmonico by Luigi Russolo, 2000 Serenata by Antonio Russolo, 1924 Two Preludes From ‘Gli Stati D’Animo’ by Silvio Mix, 1978 Cinque Sintesi Radiofoniche by F.T. Marinetti, 1978 Futurist Caprice by Matty Malneck & Frank Signorelli, 1930 The India Rubber Man (Foxtrot) by Aldo Giuntini, 1978 Prelude to ‘Prigioneri’ by Franco Casavola, 1978 Parole in Libertà by F.T. Marinetti, 1924 L’Aspettazione from Three Dances for Orchestra, Op 32 by Francesso Balilla Pratella, 1978 Aeroduello by Luigi Grandi, 1978
This is followed by a mix of tracks that use noise: M-M-M-Manhattan by Sonic Architecture, from 12″, 1984 Passing Complexion by Big Black from Atomizer, 1986 Money is Flesh by Swans from Holy Money, 1986 Hirnsäge by Einstürzende Neubauten from Kollaps, 1981 Holland Tunnel Dive by impLOG, from 12″, 1980 Be Good to Them Always by The Books from Lost and Safe, 2005 It’s Been A Honeymoon – Can’t Take No Mo by Steve Reich from City Life, 1996 Mind At The End of The Tether by Tack>>Head from 12″, 1985 AfX 6/B by AFX from Analogue Bubblebath Vol 3, 1992 The Hacker by Jeff Mills from Waveform Transmission Vol. 1, 1992 Scrap Metal Music by Scrap Metal Music from Cassette, 1985
First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB, Brighton, UK on 5th July 2022
Xelís de Toro is a Galician writer, performer and musician based in Brighton. In this transmission he presents his second talk on Sound Poetry as part of his ongoing ‘Poets without Words’ project. In this talk, Xelís looks at the work of Hugo Ball, the Cabaret Voltaire and the origins of Dada in Zurich, around 1916.
The talk is accompanied by a mix of archive recordings of voices and sounds emerging from the birth of Dada. In this mix you can hear original Dada artists: Richard Huelsenbeck, Hans Richter, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp and Marcel Janco reciting poetry and discussing their time at the Cabaret Voltaire alongside Emmy Hennings, Hugo Ball, Sophie Tauber, Viking Eggerling and Walter Serner. The mix includes several recitals of sound poems by Hugo Ball. Poets Without Words is supported using public finding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Tracklisting Xelís de Toro presents a talk on Hugo Ball Simultaneous poetry in Galician, English and French by Xelís de Toro Bruitist poem by Xelís de Toro Gadij Beri Bimba – written by Hugo Ball, performed by Xelís de Toro I Zimbra by Talking Heads, 1980 Karawane x 3 – written by Hugo Ball, performed by Xelís de Toro
The archive mix includes: Interview with Richard Huelsenbeck (1959) Wolken, Katzen Und Pfauen and Karawane by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works), 1985 Dada-Sprüche by Hans Arp (1955) from ‘Dada > Antidada > Merz’ Pour Compte by Tristan Tzara from ‘Voices Of Dada’ Phantastische Gebeté by Richard Huelsenbeck, 1967 from ‘Lunapark 0,10’ Seepferdchen Und Flugfishche by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works), 1985 Souvenirs by Marcel Janco from ‘Dadascope’, 1957 Gadij Beri Bimba by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works), 1985 Reading from Fantastic Prayerbook by Richard Huelsenbeck Totenklage by Trio Exvoco from ‘Dada For Now (A Collection Of Futurist And Dada Sound Works), 1985 Seepferdchen Und Flugfishche by Jaap Blonk from ‘Flux De Bouche’, 2003 A Chanson Dada by Tristan Tzara & George Auric from ‘Dadascope’, 1957 Din Daa Daa (Trommeltanz + Dub Version) by George Kranz, 1983
Throughout the mix you can hear excerpts from the following documentary films: Dadascope by Hans Richter 1961 Germany –Dada: An Alphabet of German Dada, 1968
The voices and poetry are accompanied by a mix of musical recordings from cassettes by Soundless Mind Eraser including excerpts from: ‘Berlin’, ‘Compressed Stylus’, ‘Derric Funes’, ‘Dunes’, ‘Harmonium’, ‘Hummuh’, ‘Loopinalowdrone’, ‘Lost Hours’, ‘Omno’, ‘Suture’, ‘XmasDayXstatic15’ and ‘Polka Ittegil’. First broadcast on 5th June 2022 on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB, Brighton, UK, streaming online at www.radioreverb.com
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.
T R A C K L I S T I N G Jive Rhythm Trax 122 BPM (Side B) by Willesden Dodgers Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don’t Stop) by Man Parrish Don’t Make Me Wait (Dub Mix) by Peech Boys Nunk (New Wave Funk) Instrumental by Warp 9 Magic’s Wand (Special Extended Mix) by Whodhini & Thomas Dolby E.T. Boogie by Extra T’s Fly Guy & the Unemployed by Ramsey 2C-3D Cosmic Glide by Captain Rock The Escapades Rap by Futura 2000 The Smurf by Tyrone Brunson Funky Soul Makossa (Rap and Version) by Nairobi And The Awesome Foursome One More Shot (instrumental) by C-Bank featuring Jenny Burton I Dub U by Freeez Rockin’it and instrumental by The Fearless Four Une Sale Histoire Part 2 (Male Version) by Fab 5 Freddy Une Sale Histoire (Female Version) Fab 5 Freddy & Beside The Message (instrumental & Vocal) Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five Granmaster C.I.U.! Infinity and Grandmaster D.ST The Roxy by Phase II Smerphies Dance (Make Your Own Rap) by Spyder-D Trouble Funk Express by Trouble Funk I’m the Packman (Eat Everything I Can) by The Packman Mt. Airy Groove by Pieces of a Dream Buffalo Gals (Scratch) by Malcolm McLaren And The World’s Famous Supreme Team Funkbox Party (Instrumental) by the Masterdon Committee
First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM + DAB, Brighton, UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com on 3rd May 2022
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. The track was ‘Planet Rock’ by Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force, and the genre was Electro Funk (known in the UK as ‘Electro’), which brought together uptempo rap, drum machines, synthesisers, FX heavy extended dub versions, turntable scratching in dancefloor orientated space-themed funk. Planet Rock would go on to sell 600,000 copies, making it one of the highest selling 12″ singles of the 1980s, and spawn years of imitators. 1982 was the year that turned the failing Roland 808 drum machine into a classic instrument, used to this day, and saw the first steps in introducing a generation of worldwide teenagers to breakdancing, graffiti, scratching and cutting, and rap. It gained notice through breakthrough pop hits such as Malcolm McClaren’s ‘Buffalo Gals’, and Melle Mel and Duke Bootee’s raps on ‘the Message’. This mix starts with some of the tunes that preceded ‘Planet Rock’, that influenced its creation and were referenced in the final production, including disco and rap productions by Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa and Tommy Boy records, before playing excerpts from the Planet Rock sessions. The mix ends with a selection of electro singles that followed in 1982.
TRACKLIST Tee’s Happy by Northend (1981) Havin’ Fyn (instrumental) by Cotton Candy (1981) Rap-O-Clap-O by Joe Bataan (1979) Jazzy Sensation (Bronx Version) by Afrika Bambaataa & The Jazzy 5 (1981) Are Friends Electric? by Tubeway Army (1979) Trans-Europe Express by Kraftwerk (1977) Theme from a Few Dollars More by Babe Ruth (1972) Super Sporm by Captain Sky (1978) Planet Rock (Instrumental) by Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Numbers by Kraftwerk (1981) Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Rock at your own risk by Planet Patrol Scorpio by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Pak Man (Look Out for the OVC) by The Jonzun Crew I Need a Freak by Sexual Harassment Pleasure Boys (Dance Mix) by Visage Computer Wars by Began Began On A Journey (I Sing The Funk Electric) by Electrik Funk Body Mechanic (instrumental) by Quadrant Six Message II (Survival) by Melle Mel & Duke Bootee Jive Rhythm Trax 122BPM, Side B by Willesden Dodgers Cosmic Cars by Cybotron Man Made by Man Parrish Mirda Rock by Reggie Griffin & Technofunk The Beat Goes On ( The Lunar Mix ) by Orbit First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM + DAB, Brighton, UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com on 3rd April 2022
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 spanking new: dream-folk from the former Yugoslavia, Canadian post-rock, Scottish drollery, Australian ambience, Turkish-German Electro-Noir, US New Wave, New Age, Spiritual Jazz and Beat Poetry, Japanese Soundtracks, French Art-Rock, Belgian synthwave, Russian Funk, UK Electronics, synth-pop and Alt-Rock, on cassette, vinyl and digital.
TRACKLISTING Alpine Flight by Trans-Millenia Consort (Pauline Anna Strom ) from LP Spectre, 1984 Cool by Pylon from Cool / Dub 7″, 1979 Tamo Daleko (Far Away) by Branko Mataja from LP ‘Over Fields and Mountains’ Coming for your kids by BRiGHTBLACK, 2022 Under Belly by Blawan from Woke Up Right Handed EP, 2021 Maker Of Me by Carola Baer from Untitled Cassette/The Story Of Valerie, 1991 Running Out Of Time by Rexy from LP Running Out Of Time, 1981 Patriarcat by Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem from LP Vous et nous, 1977 Meshes of the Afternoon by Teiji Ito from soundtrack to the film ‘Meshes of the Afternoon’, 1959 Meshes by Sd Laika from LP That’s Harakiri,2014 Venise (Early Version) by Martin Rev from 12″ 3 Raw Takes recorded in 2006, released 2020 White Bird by June11 from Compilation, ‘11000 Dreams’, 2016 Overworld by A.r.t. Wilson from Overworld, 2014 Solo Dance by Michele Mercure from Compilation, ‘Pictures of Echoes’ 2020 Ay Çürüdü by Anadol from LP ‘Uzun Havalar’, 2018 Yasmeen by Jeff Majors from LP, ‘For Us All (Yoka Boka)’, 1986 Sit Down by Ivor Cutler and Linda Hirst from LP, ‘Privilege’, 1983 Diminishing Shine by God Speed You Black Emperor! from Cassette, ‘All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling’, 1994 Poem to Ernie Henry by Gloria Tropp from compilation LP, ‘New Jazz Poets’, 1967 Where Flamingos Fly by Ran Blake and Jeanne Lee from LP, ‘The Newest Sound Around’, 1962 Don’t Challenge Me by Makers from 7″Single, 1972 Hot & Cold by The Same from LP, ‘Sync or Swim’, 1981
First Broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB+, Brighton, UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com on 6th March 2022
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 UK, USA, Canada, Niger, Egypt, Hungary, Belgium, Iran, Jamaica, Tunisia, Finland, Holland, Korea and Ukraine, Electronics, New Age, Folk, Classical, Persian Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Post-Punk, Electro on cassette, vinyl and digital.
TRACKLISTING PO by Gosheven from Antipodal Polyphony (2021) Path to the Cave of the Bear (excerpt) by Alice Damon from Windsong (1981) Something Old by Linda Smith from Something New! (2001) One by One by Connie Converse from Compilation LP How Sad, How Lovely (1954) Listen to the Quiet voice by Dominique Lawalrée from Vis A Vis (1979) Helelyos by Zia from Pomegranates – Persian Pop, Funk, Folk And Psych Of The 60s And 70s (circa 1970) Music De Carneval by Magdy El Hussainy from Habibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World, Part 2 (1972) Bodo by Mamman Sani Abdoulaye from Unreleased Tapes 1981 – 1984 Chinese Beauty by Lennie Hibbert from More Creation (1971) De L’orient a Orion KR Nagati from Tunisia 7″ single (circa 1974) Jo Alkaa Niitty Tyhjentyä by Tomutonttu from LP Hoshi (2021) Portrait of Ezra Pound from Electric Party from Compilation ‘Play’ (1982) Fairy by Glass Domain from Glass Domain 12″ (1991) Form and F a d e by Slow Attack Ensemble from LP Music For Turntable, Guitars and Sampled Instruments (2020) As Long As The Rivers Run by Tucker Zimmerman from LP Word Games (1983) Love No More by the Durutti Column from LP Vini Reilly (1989) Mountains by Okkyung Lee from LP Na-Reul (2021) Insight by Valentina Goncharova from Recordings 1987 – 1991, Vol. 1, (1991)
First Broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB+, Brighton, UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com on 6th February 2022
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. Field Recordings, Electronics, ambience, Jazz, new wave, Hip hop, Poetry, 1930s Japanese Pop, on cassette, vinyl and digital.
Preparations III by Del Lumanta from Preparations (2019) Tower Bridge North Bascule Chamber by The London Sound Survey from ‘Thames’ (2013) #14 by Nite Jewel from No Sun (2021) Forest Run by Joseph Shabson from Anne (2018) Petals Have Fallen by Coby Sey (2017) Bluest by Tomaga from Extended Play 1 (2019) Echolotion by Pamela Z from Echolocation (1988) Il Pavone by Maria Monti from Il Bestiario (1974) Bluest by Tomaga from Extended Play 1 (2019) Hybla by Finis Africae from Finis Africae (1985) Tarde De Núpcias by José Mauro from Obnóxius (1970) Asama Smoke by Akasaka Koume from cassette compilation: Longing For The Shadow: Ryūkōka Recordings, 1921-1939 Record of a Living Being by Fumio Hayasaka from Record Of A Living Being Soundtrack (1955) God Bless the Child by QOW Trio fromQOW Trio (2021) Woodsah by Dean Blunt from Black Metal 2 (2021) Black Woman by Linda & Sonny Sharrock from Black Woman (1969) William Shakespeare Sonnet 33 and 55 / Friendship Dance by Willie Dunn from The Pacific (1980) Home: “Ruitor” by Richard Pinhas from East West (1980) Hollywood Dream Trip by Syrinx from Tumblers from the Vault (1970) A Kind of Promise by Claire Rousay from a softer focus (2021) Over and Over by Beach House from Once Twice Melody (2022)
First Broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB+, Brighton, UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com on 2nd January 2022
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 year that saw a gradual move away from the early Electro Funk style of uptempo 808 drum machines, layered synth basslines, lush chords, vocoders and space party themes established in Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force’s 1982 blueprint ‘Planet Rock’. The new sound used harder, sparser Hip hop beats topped with brag raps chronicling the challenges of life in the city. With the international success and rock crossover stylings of Run DMC’s ‘Raising Hell’ LP with its lead single, ‘Walk this way’ and the Beastie Boys major label debut, ‘Licensed to Ill’, 1986 saw the establishment of a new money-making Rap music industry, leaving many original electro producers either retired or seeking new dancefloors with the emerging sounds of House, Acid and Techno. 1985 saw the last Street Sounds Electro compilation before the series was renamed Hip hop Electro to refelct the change in sound. By 1987 the word Electro had been dropped altogether. In a similar vein, in February 1986 the Groove Electro Funk Chart was renamed the Hip Hop chart.
All of these Electro Tape mixes have been greatly helped by the website: www.mikeallencapitalradio.com – home to Groove charts from 1984 to 1988.
Two, Three, Break (Part II – The Sequel) by DJ Born Supreme Allah Warrior Groove by DSM Yellow Panties (Instrumental) by Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde Don’t stop the rock (Vocal & Dub) by Freestyle The Dream Team is in the House! (instrumental) by L.A. Dream Team What’s Your Sign (Of The Zodiac Baby Doll) (Vocal & Instrumental) by Uncle Jamm’s Army Star Raid (Club Version) by 19th Fleet Slow and Low by Beastie Boys Together Forever (Krush-Groove 4) (Live At Hollis Park ’84) by Run DMC Transformer ( Vocal Mix & Def Mix ) by M.C. Craig “G” I can’t live without my radio by LL Cool J Freshest Rhymes In The World (Vocal & instrumental) by Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde Fat boy’s Scratch by Fat Boys A Christmas Rhyme by Audio Two We’re Treacherous by Symbolic Three featuring D.J. Dr. Shock Bust this Rhyme (Dub Version) by MC Chill Featuring D.J. Kid Finesse & Beatmaster T Veronica by Bad Boys Featuring K Love If I ruled the world (instrumental) by Kurtis Blow We Just Want To Have Fun (Gangster Boogie Dub) by MC Jazzy Jeff P.S.K.What Does It Mean? by Schoolly D Inspector Gadget by The Kartoon Krew Bassline by Mantronix Mission by Bad Boys Featuring K Love
First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB+, Brighton, UK and streaming on www.radioreverb.com on 5th December 2021