1986 in the mix – leggit home from school, set the tuner to 92.5fm LWR and pop in a cassette for some serious pause button pushin – it’s Tim Westwood’s hip hop show. We spread the word, told our friends and kept it locked. This raw dubplate pressure is a splice of two mixes. First is Scratchmatic – Sound of the Street from 1984, then at 2’10” you hear Mix-Trix – In Vibe released in 1983. Plus a cheeky snatch of 2 Live Crew at the start.
Bonus Beats: you get the full vinyl versions of both bootiful bootlegs – use the player’s forward and back buttons. Strictly illegal here on nine two five!
Sound of the Street tracklist: Joystick – Dazz Band, Planet Rock (Instrumental) – Afrika Bambaataa, Beat Box – Art of Noise, Owner of a Lonely Heart – Yes, Numbers – Kraftwerk, Planet Rock – Afrika Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force, Thriller – Michael Jackson, Miss Me Blind – Culture Club, Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper, Jam on It – Newcleus, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life – Indeep, Dial-A-Freak – Uncle Jamm’s Army feat. Egyptian Lover, Clear – Cybotron, She’s Strange – Cameo, Buffalo Gals – Malcolm McLaren, Bedrok – Glass, Electric Kingdom – Twilight 22, One for the Treble (Fresh) – Davy DMX, It’s a Shame – Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, (1982), Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) – Hashim, Change the Beat (Female Version) – Beside, Jam Master Jay – Run-DMC .
In Vibe tracklist: Owner of a Lonely Heart – Yes, Tour De France – Kraftwerk, Body Talk – The Deele, Hard Times – Run-DMC, One for the Treble (Fresh) – Davy DMX, No Parking (On the Dance Floor) – Midnight Star, Sucker M.C.’s – Run-DMC, Spoonin’ Rap – Spoonie Gee, Freak-A-Zoid – Midnight Star, Jam Master Jay – Run-DMC.