TRACKLISTING AJ Meets Davy DMX by Kurtis Blow Bugging Out OGC Rap is Here to Stay (instrumental) by Spyder D “Funk You!” (ALL THE WAY LIVE & ZULU CHANTS) by Afrika Bambaataa & Family Girl Friends Boy Friends by Doctor Rocx And Co Busy Bee’s groove by Busy Bee Heartbreakers by Cold Crush Brothers N.Y.C. (Vocal/Instrumental) by Power Jam Terminator (Vocal Mix) by Kid Frost Triple Threat by Z-3MCs Maneuvers by Keith Le Blanc Don’t Stop the Rock by Freestyle It’s Nasty by Hashim
All tracks have been edited. First Broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB, Brighton, UK on 7th November 2021
TRACKLISTING Talkup (Instrumental) by The Rock Ranger With The Invisibles & Sweet Talking J Space is the Place by Newcleus Dum Dum (Reprise) by Fresh Computer Power by Jamie Jupitor Dance (and Dub) by Egyptian Lover New York Breakdown by CSL and the Boys Next door Will We Ever Learn by Pretty Tony You Ain’t Fresh (Morning Dew Mix) by Boogie Boys She’s Wild by Hiko featuring the Great Peso It’s the Beat by Hollis Crew Cold Rock Stuff (Vocal and Dub) by Hassan and 7-11 The Downbeat by The Sugarhill Gang Shout (Rap & Def Mix) MC Craig Jamming On The Groove & Needle to the Groove by Mantronix A Fly Girl by Boogie Boys Brothers (Club, Dub and Radio Dance Mixes) by The Spin Masters B-Boys Style (Vocal and Dub) by Lil’ Jazzy Jay & Cool Supreme Don’t fess (Vocal and Dub) by Sha-Quan Yvette by Grandmaster Caz Yes, Yes, Ya’ll by Fat Boys The Show by Doug E Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew The Home of Hip Hop (Vocal and Dub) by D.St A Wack Girl (Tony G’s Mix) by Jazzy D AJ Meets Davy DMX by Kurtis Blow All tracks have been edited. First Broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB, Brighton, UK on 3rd October 2021
By the summer of 1985 many Hip Hop producers had moved on from the Electro Funk synthesizers used in earlier releases by Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force, Cybotron, Hashim, Newcleus and the Jonzun Crew, and turned to the stripped down, drum machine, scratching, MC sound of artists such as T La Rock, Marley Marl, The B-Boys, and the ever-growing stream of contributors to the Roxanne answer record saga. In this mixtape I’ll be concentrating on Electro tracks that first hit the Groove Electro UK import charts in June and July 1985. The music of graffiti artists, breakdancers, MCs and scratch DJs, so dust down your tracksuits, get out the lino, pump up the boom box and let’s dance.
TRACKLIST Bonus Beat / Rap Mix / The DMX will Rock by Davy DMX Splashdown (the Hip hop) by Sanny-X & P-Rez Space Invadas by P.C. Crew Bad Boys by Bad Boys Featuring K Love Wrong Girls to Play With (Dub & Vocal) Pappa Austin and Great Peso Marley Marl Scratch (Vocal & Dub) by Marley Marl Featuring MC Shan Girls (Vocal and instrumental) by The B-Boys NYC Cutter by DJ Cutting (Marley Marl) Runaway by Roxanne Shante He’s Incredible by T LA Rock Romeo (Part 1) by The Real Roxanne with Hitman Howie Tee No More Roxanne (Roxanne No More) Zelee Featuring Osé Roxy (Roxanne’s Sister) (Instrumental) DW and the Party Crew Oh Girl (I Wanna Dub Your World) The Great Peso When Bad Things Happen IRT (Interboro Rhythm Team) World Class by World Class Wreckin’ Cru Leader of the Pack by UTFO Girls Love the Way He Spins by Grandmaster Flash Eight Arms To Hold You (Vocal, Dub & Bonus Beats) by Good Squad The Roof Is On Fire (Break Dancers & US Hitmix) Rock Master Scott And The Dynamic Three Crime Of Passion Soft Touch (Hashim) Let’s Jam (Vocal and Instrumental) by The Unknown DJ
First broadcast on Radio Reverb 97.2FM & DAB, Brighton, UK on 5th September 2021 The Groove Electro Charts referred to in this series can be found at the excellent website: www.mikeallencapitalradio.com
A C60 mixtape of Electro Funk and Hip hop 12″ vinyl that appeared in the Groove Electro Charts from mid April – May 1985. The Groove Electro Charts, compiled by Groove Records in Soho, London were the basis of pirate radio shows around the country.
TRACKLISTING Stick Up Kid by B-Boys Private Lessons by Master OC and Krazy Eddie King Heroin (Martian Mix) by Jazzy Jef Yo My Little Sister (Roxanne’s Brothers) by Crush Groove Non-Stop by Sweet Trio Itchin for a scratch by Force MDs I wanna be a B-boy by Newcleus King Cut / Bonus Beats by Word of Mouth and DJ Cheese Society Rap (instrumental remix) JSA The Battle by Sparky D Vs The Playgirls Facts of Life / Facts of Dub by Rock Squad You Talk Too Much (Instrumental) by Run DMC 19 (Destruction mix) Paul Hardcastle At the Marble Bar/Scratching Galaxies (Dub) by Death Comet Crew R9 by Cybotron Celebrate! (Everybody) (Vocal & Instrumental) by Globe & Pow Wow We are the Future by The Future M.C.’S D.E.F. Momentum by D.E.F. Featuring D.J. Three D “Dub” (The Knights Fly To Mars And Venus, With Their Dog, Woodpecker, And Cat!) by The Knights of the Turntables First broadcast on 4th July 2021 on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and DAB+, Brighton, UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com. The Groove Electro Charts referred to in this series can be found at the excellent website: www.mikeallencapitalradio.com
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 Groove Electro Charts, compiled by Groove Records in Soho, London were the basis of pirate radio shows around the country, as well as Mike Allen’s Capital Radio Show.
TRACKLISTING Dance (remix) Egyptian Lover Future Model 500 No UFOs Model 500 808 Beats (Club Mix) The Unknown DJ Fresh Mess (Jam…Your Radio) The Knights of the Turntables The Principles off Scratch / Scratch My backing Track (EDIT) Mutant Rockers It ain’t tough Arabian Prince Juice The World Class Wreckin’ Cru Five Minutes of Funk Whodini Rap-O-Matic Rap (Moron Mix Edit) Dumb Guys Street Girl Spoonie Gee Killers Ice T and Dave Storrs Waiting for Your Love (instrumental) Sweet “G” I need a Beat LL Cool J Larry’s Dance Theme (Tribute To The Electric Boogiers) Grandmaster Flash Classical Scratch Mutant Rockers Roxanne Roxanne UTFO & Full Force Life is a Ghetto (Vocal and instrumental) Dr Freshh Sounds Of The Mic Gifted 4 Brooklyn Style Choice MC Going Down Ronnie Hudson & The Street People Pump Me Up Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five First broadcast on 6th June 2021 on Radio Reverb 97.2FM+DAB, Brighton, UK, streaming on www.radioreverb.com The Groove Electro Charts referred to in this series can be found at the excellent website: www.mikeallencapitalradio.com
All tracks in this mix featured in the Groove Electro Charts compiled by Groove Records, Soho, UK between January – March 1985. Mixed on Technics SL-1200Mk2 from original 12″s and Streetsounds Electro compilations.
TRACKLISTING Magic’s Message (Bonus Beat Mix) by Davey DMC & DJ Marly Marl and Mr Magic Fresh is the Word by Mantronix Step off by Furious Five Featuring Cowboy, Melle Mel & Scorpio Backstabbin by Eddie “D” Queen Of Rox (Shante’ Rox On) by Roxanne Shante Dedication by Fearless Four Drum Machine by MCA and Burzootie Original Human Beatbox by Dougy Fresh Def Jam by Jazzy Jay Itchiban Scratch by Chris ‘The Glove’ Taylor Beastie Groove by Beastie Boys Drum beat / Zero One by Universal Funk Dub it Up by Imperial Brothers Jam On Revenge (The WikkiWikki Song New Version) – Dub Version 1 by Newcleus Get Loose by Aleemfeaturing Leroy Burgess Lone Rapper by D.J. Cut Fast & The Devastating M.C.’s Lisa’s Coming Home by Latin Rascals I wonder if I take you home (Shep Pettibone Re-Mix) by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam Axel F (Latin Rascal Hammer Mix) by Det Reirruc & Latin Rascals Dub of No Return by Expose Can you rock it like this by Run DMC World Destruction by Time Zone
First transmission on Radio Reverb 97.2FM + DAB, Brighton UK on 2nd May 2021
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. LISTEN AGAIN COMING SOON The Groove Electro Charts referred to in this series can be found at the excellent website: www.mikeallencapitalradio.com
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.
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.
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 Brownefrom 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