Here representing Britain in the 1986 Disco Mix Club championship is DMC regular Chad Jackson. Featuring the Set It Off break that was huge in this year, plus other instrumental biggies like Mr Magic Man by Rochelle, Axel F Harold Faltermayer, Alice Full Force plus more. Standard choice of samples to scratch, one or two needle skips which seemed to be forgiveable in 1986. Chad came a well-deserved second place behind DJ Cheese. This recording is from Robbie Vincent’s show on Radio London.
Mix by Mr Magic. Played on and recorded from London pirate radio station Kiss FM in 1985. Spun by Richie Rich on his 94FM Non-Stop Hip Hop show. Dirty distorted low-quality audio on this one. The addition of spoken samples from Richard Pryor make this a well-produced, rare gem.
Tracklist: Fat Back Band – I found Lovin’, Unity – James Brown & Afrika Bambaataa, Fatback – Girls on my Mind, Dyke & the Blazers – Let a Woman Be a Woman Let a Man Be a Man, The Moments and The Whatnauts – Girls, Whodini – Mr Magics Wand, and other girly related tunes which you’re welcome to ID.
Recorded from the early days of Kiss 94fm on Paul Oakenfold’s show. He credits himself and engineer Woody Wood. This one has the Conway Brothers Turn it Up as it’s foundation break. Features great choice of tunes, some pop and rock (One Night in Bangkok, Easy Lover) which gave it a distinct feel, a little different to most other mixes of its time. This recording is actually a join of two broadcasts, the original recording suffered interference so there’s a ‘live pause button edit’ at 1’15” when the mix was broadcast again a week later. Good deep 94fm voice overs in this one
Update April 2018: Since 2009 WallabyFC has maintained an archive of Oakenfold mixes at oakenfoldmixes.com . Plenty of great listening there. Respect to Wallaby for providing a tracklist: Conway Brothers – Turn It Up (Instrumental), Cybotron – Clear (Remix By Jose “Animal” Diaz), Hashim – Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) (B1, CR-200), Alexander Robotnick – Problèmes D’Amour (Original), Kool & The Gang – Fresh (Remix), ID?, George Kranz – Din Daa Daa (Dub Version), ID?, DeBarge – Rhythm Of The Night (Long Version), ID?, ID?, ID?, ID?, Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five – Pump Me Up (Original Mix), Boney M. – Kalimba De Luna, Animotion – Obsession, ID?, Cymande – Bra (Danny Krivit Re-edit), Rock Master Scott And The Dynamic Three – The Roof Is On Fire (Club DJ), Diana Ross – Swept Away (Extended Mix), C.O.D. – In The Bottle (Vocal), Martin Circus – Disco Circus, Phil Collins – Sussudio (Extended Remix), Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess – Release Yourself (Dub), Cosmetic With Jamaaladeen Tacuma – So Tranquilizin’ (Special Dub Mix), Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – Easy Lover, Jeff Lorber – Step By Step, Murray Head – One Night In Bangkok, Wish Featuring Fonda Rae – Touch Me (All Night Long). If you can help ID the unknowns please get in touch, and copy in WallabyFC too. Cheers!
London’s Kiss FM began broadcasting illegally on 94fm in October 1985 and soon Colin Faver played this mind-blowing scratch-mix late evening on 10th October. Heaps of raw roughness in this beautiful beast. Thanks to Colin Faver for playing the request and the Aero shout out – you are sadly missed…
Use the player’s forward and back buttons to hear and download all three versions.
Tracklist: Malcolm McLaren – Do you like scratching? Grand Master Flash – Adventures on the Wheels of Steel, La Pregunta – Shangri La, Herbie Hancock – Rockit, Chic – Good Times, G-Force feat. Ronnie G & Captain Cee – Feel the Force, Lovebug Starski – You’ve Gotta Believe, Kurtis Blow – Party Time, Incredible Bongo Band – Apache, West Street Mob – Break Dance Electric Boogie, Freeze – AEIOU, Man Parrish – Hip Hop Don’t Stop, Malcolm McLaren – Buffalo Girls, plus some other samples.
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.
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 solarradio.com
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracklist: New Order – Confusion, Captain Rock, The Horne Selection – Shine On, Miami Sound Machine – Dr Beat.