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THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

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.

HIP HOP WHAT’S UP DOC?

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 www.acm.ac.uk 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 www.solarradio.com and another pop mix show called “The Party” on the now legal Radio Jackie 107.8 in SW London10-12pm Saturday night www.radiojackie.com “. 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.