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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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The Groove Electro Charts referred to in this series can be found at the excellent website: www.mikeallencapitalradio.com

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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.


The Groove Electro Charts referred to in this series can be found at the excellent website: www.mikeallencapitalradio.com

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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.
The Groove Electro Charts referred to in this series can be found at the excellent website: www.mikeallencapitalradio.com

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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