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.

Broadcasting on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB, Brighton, UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com in these timeslots:

Sunday 1st May 2022 at 11pm
Tuesday 3rd May 2022 at 1pm

Saturday 7th May at 2am
Thursday 12th May 2022 at 11pm

Saturday 14th May at 2am
Sunday 15th May 2022 at 11pm

Sunday 22nd May at 10am
Friday 27th May 2022 at 2pm


NEW SHOW: Sunday 5th June 2022 – Poets Without Words

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A C60 mixtape of Electro Funk and Hip hop 12" vinyl that appeared in the Groove Electro Charts from mid April - May 1985. The Read more
A C60 mixtape of Electro Funk and Hip hop 12" vinyl that appeared in the Groove Electro Charts from March to mid April 1985. The Read more
All tracks in this mix featured in the Groove Electro Charts compiled by Groove Records, Soho, UK between January - March 1985. Mixed on Technics Read more
This selection is the fourth C60 mixtape of some of the freshest sounds that appeared in Groove Records Electro Chart during 1984. Read more
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 Read more
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, Read more
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, Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
A mixtape of past and present uses and abuses of cassette tapes. Including new tapes, the never aired and the rarely heard. TracklistingAge of Confusion Read more