LWR

SCRATCHMATIC / MIX-TRIX

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.

 

ONE TIME MIX – DJ UNDERCOVER

Tim Westwood broadcast this on his LWR hip hop show in early 1985. It’s a live scratch mix taking Hip Hop Beat by UK group Rapologists as it’s main break. DJ Undercover gives shout outs at the start, as Westwood drops the fader on “the whack motherfathers who stole my records from The Wag”. Undercover flicks on the mic a few times to add some shoutouts, and Westwood can’t help but giggle at the end when ‘You’re Wondering Now’ gets scratched in. With its casual attitude and innovative Ska / Two-Tone sampling, this mix will delight you. Scruffy was a huffy, chuffy tugboat. The sea was wild and rough and dark and stormy!

Tracklist: The Rapologists – Hip Hop Beat, Prince Buster – Dance Cleopatra, Bad Manners – Scruffy the Tugboat, The Specials – You’re Wondering Now. Please get in touch if you can ID the other samples.

DJ HOLLYWOOD – SHOUT MIX

A cassette recording broadcast on the Tim Westwood show, pirate radio station LWR in 1985. Old school live show recording of DJ Hollywood and Brucie B at the Rooftop Club in New York. Features the old mellow breakbeat Ike’s Mood by Isaac Hayes, and Tears for Fears’ Shout. Enjoy Tim Westwood’s early radio style – he says some genuinely nice comments over it. Then next on this playlist is his Capital Radio broadcast of the same tape (use the player’s FWD and REV buttons to hear both versions). Fame and fortune at the discotheque!

Thanks to Russ aka MP3Genius for supplying the Capital recording which was broadcast in 1987. Nice and legal, and pumped up a few more FM watts. Worries tonight!

Tracklist: Ike’s Mood – Isaac Hayes, Tears for Fears – Shout.

EARLY ELECTRO SCRATCH MIX

This ancient ferric cassette tape was discovered deep down in the crate, way beyond the range of metal detectors. It’s a real early mix from 1985 someone sent into to Tim Westwood’s LWR show. This is the oldest radio broadcast on this site. If you happen to know who the DJ was – please, please leave a comment or email studio@mastermix.org

Tracklist: New Order – Confusion, Captain Rock, The Horne Selection – Shine On, Miami Sound Machine – Dr Beat.