TDK MA90 metal cassette tapeYou think you know House? You don’t know Jack! Is it Jack Music? House? Garage or Chicago Groove? It’s 1987 and we finally decided on a name for the genre – House it is. Many years later we still dance to House, and all its wonderful mutations. Here’s the original, a real crackerjack mix by Paul Dakeyne, lifted from the Disco Mix Club February 1987 LP.

Tracklist: Mel & Kim – Showing Out,  Nitro Deluxe – Let’s Get Brutal, Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley – Jack Your Body, The Force – It’s Ok, It’s Ok, Home Wreckers – Jackin’, Jesse’s Gang – Real Love, Raze  – Jack The Groove, Wired – To The Beat Of The Drum, The House Master Boyz & The Rude Boy Of House  – House Nation,  J.M. Silk – I Can’t Turn Around, MTR – The Walk, Adonis – No Way Back, Denise Motto – I.M.N.X.T.C.


A classic mastermix by Les Adams in May 1985. Compare this with Hip Hop What’s Up Doc and you’ll see a continuity of style and quality. This happy soul one was taped from pirate Solar Radio not long before it closed down forever. Actually it wasn’t forever, Solar Radio is successfully broadcasting today, and has been since its 1998 re-launch. Tune in at

Tracklist: Jenny Burton – Bad Habits, Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, Chaka Khan – Eye To Eye, Mass Extension – Happy Feet, Kurtis Blow – The Breaks, Kurtis Blow – Partytime, G.L.O.B.E. & The Whizz Kid – Play That Beat, Mr DJ, Trouble Funk – Pump Me Up, Claire Hicks – In The Bush, Steve Arrington – Feel So Real, Samson & Delilah – I Can Feel Your Love Slipping Away, Haywood – Roses (sorry no Roses here, the tape ran out).


Mixed by Les Adams – the Mix Doctor. Featured on Disco Mix Club April 1985 album. Played to death in 1985. Excellent quality recording, direct from vinyl.

Les Adams is truly Mr Mastermix. He recorded mastermixes of the highest quality back in the day, including ‘Madonna Goes to the Doctors’, ‘The 31 Track Megamix’, ‘Doctors Orders’ and dozens more. Under the name LA Mix he released original tracks and two albums on A&M and had 5 national chart hits including “Check this Out”. In 2005, Les contacted Mastermix Dot Org to say what he was doing: “I still DJ 5 nights a week in clubs. I lecture DJ skills at The Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey I have two radio shows, “Dancefloor Classics”, a 70’s / 80’s classic jazz funk and soul show on on Saturday night 8-10pm on Solar Radio Channel 879 on Sky digital and at and another pop mix show called “The Party” on the now legal Radio Jackie 107.8 in SW London10-12pm Saturday night “. Wow, busy man.

Tracklist: Eddie and Soul Band – Shaft, T Connection – Let Yourself Go, Van Twist – Shaft, Paul Hardcastle & Universal Funk – Ready Ready Go, Man Parrish – Hip Hop Be Bop, Rockers Revenge – Rocking on Sunshine, Midnight Star – Operator.