January 28, 2009

Visage-Pleasure Boys Remix

The mixer is unknown.

Afrika Bambaataa-PlanetRock
Visage-Pleasure Boys

January 26, 2009

Beat Scratch and Boogie

This mix was done by Rutger "Rutti" Kroese in 1982.

A1 G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid Play That Beat, Mr D.J.
A2 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat
A3 Jonzun Crew, The Pack Jam (Look Out For The O.V.C.)
A4 Jonzun Crew, The Space Is The Place

B1 Planet Patrol Cheap Thrills
B2 Soulsonic Force Planet Rock
B3 Planet Patrol Play At Your Own Risk
B4 Planet Patrol Don't Tell Me

Italian Ice Pizza Boy A Re-mix

This mix was done by DJ Debonaire in 1988.


January 25, 2009

Italian Ice Mars Re-Pumped

This mix was done by Debonaire & Nicky Fish in 1988.

Samples used

The Bar-Kays "Holy Ghost" from Holy Ghost, 1978 (12")
Criminal Element Orchestra "Put The Needle To The Record" from Put The Needle To The Record, 1987 (12")
Eric B. & Rakim "I Know You Got Soul (Acappella)" from I Know You Got Soul, 1987 (12")
George Kranz "Din Daa Daa (Trommeltanz)" from Din Daa Daa, 1983 (12")—US 12" remix
Graham Central Station "The Jam" from Ain't No 'Bout-A-Doubt It, 1975 (LP)
Ofra Haza "Im Nin'Alu" from the Coldcut remix of Eric B. & Rakim's "Paid in Full", 1987[2]
Fred Wesley & The JB's "More Peas" from Doing It To Death, 1973 (LP)
Jimmy Castor Bunch "It's Just Begun" from It's Just Begun, 1972 (LP)
Kool And The Gang "Jungle Jazz" from Spirit Of The Boogie, 1975 (LP)
The Last Poets "Mean Machine (Chant)" from This Is Madness, 1971 (LP)—UK remixes
Pressure Drop "Rock the House (You'll Never Be)" from Rock the House (You'll Never Be), 1983 (12")
Public Enemy "You're Gonna Get Yours (My 98 Oldsmobile)" from Yo! Bum Rush The Show, 1987 (LP)
Run-DMC "Here We Go (Live at Funhouse)" from Here We Go, 1983 (12")
Introduction to The Soul Children's "I Don't Know What This World Is Coming To" from Wattstax: The Living Word, 1972 (LP)(this is the same sample as Public Enemy's Rebel Without A Pause)
Stock, Aitken & Waterman "Roadblock (7" Version)" from Roadblock, 1986 (12")—UK versions
Tom Browne "Funkin' For Jamaica (N.Y.)" from Love Approach, 1980 (LP)
Trouble Funk "Pump Me Up" from Drop The Bomb, 1982 (LP)
Lovebug Starski & The Harlem World Crew "Positive Life" from Positive Life, 1981 (12")—UK remixes


January 18, 2009

DJ Mirage- "2" Devastate "U"

This mix was done by DJ Mirage.

NWA-Something 2 Dance 2
Debbie Deb-When I Hear Music
Unknown DJ-Basstronic
Chilla Frauste - Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose
Soul Sonic Force-Planet Rock
Hashim-Al Naayfish
Clay D-Get Funky
MC Shy D-Shake It
JJ Fad-Way Out
Dynamix II-Feel The Bass
SOS Band-Take Your Time
Rob Base And DJ E-Z-Rock-It Takes Two
Layizon-The Ride Inside
MC Shy D-I'm Not A Star
Laid Back-White Horse
Segment Two-Pump That Body
Kano-It's A War
Freestyle -Automatic
Unknown DJ-Basstronic
Soul Sonic Force-Planet Rock
File 13-Taste So Good
DJ Juanito-War of the World
Domino-Cuties Get Connected
SoulSonic Force-Looking For The Perfect Beat

Bronx Electro 1

The mixer is unknown.

Herbie Hancock-Rockit
Globe And Whiz Kid-Play That Beat Mr. DJ
Tom Browne-Rockin Radio
Shannon-Let The Music Play
International Music System - Run Away
New Order-Confusion
Captain Rapp-Bad Times
Captain Rock-The Return Of Captain Rock
Hot Streak-Body Work
Gary's Gang-Making Music
Lovebug Starski-You've Gotta Believe
Dimples D-Sucker DJ

Alexander and DJ King Tech-Nations Mix

Here's a really rare one. Before becoming the hosts of the Wake Up Show, Sway and Tech were recording artists on Giant Records. And before they signed to Giant, they were known as The Flynamic Force, and released a classic EP on their own label, All City Records. Sometime between the Flynamic EP and Giant record came this odd, little 12".
Titled "Wild Style" (or maybe that's meant to be the name of the record label; who knows?), is a 12" single of mixes by Alexander (no, I don't know either) for On the Beat Productions. The catalog # is OTB001, which suggests the label is actually On the Beat, and that this is the first and - presumably - last release on that label. They're three instrumental mixes, blending instrumentals of its time like Heavy D's "Somebody for Me," Twin Hype's "For Those Who Like To Groove" and Technotronic's "Pump Up the Jam." And they're actually quite good; dude has mixing skills. And, notably, one track features some slick scratches by King Tech.

Which brings us to the real jewel of this 12"; an all-new Flynamic Force song called "Truly Funky." The song starts out as a mock radio show interview, with Alexander, Sway and Tech being interviewed by Michael Erickson, who hosted his own show on the same station as the WUS. But this isn't an actual radio freestyle pressed on wax, this is definitely a fully produced, original song. He starts out by asking them about their new movement, FFORM, Fighting For Organized Rap Music (I guess that idea didn't last very long, since I never heard it mentioned anywhere else), then Sway starts rapping as the instrumental kicks in. When you think the song's about to end, Michael Erickson comes back on, "yo yo, man, that was truly funky, but uh... that was only three minutes. I paid you for five." Tech says he ran out of beats, so Sway rocks it over a human beat box. Then a fresh drum track blends into the mix. This is just a really good late 80's rap record, at least as good as anything on the Flynamic Force EP, maybe even a little better. The instrumental for "Truly Funky" is also included.

Because I'm utterly unable to break away from my own insignificant traditions, here's a link to Sway and King Tech's myspace page and their official Wake Up Show website. If you haven't checked my main page (and why haven't you, may I ask?), you might be interested to learn that this blog entry is being posted in conjunction with a brand new artists' page I made for the Flynamic Force, so you can see their complete discography (note: I didn't bother including any of the mix CDs and freestyle albums they host, since they don't actually feature music by Sway and Tech).

Permission granted by John W. McKelvey from http://wernervonwallenrod.blogspot.com/search/label/Sway%20and%20Tech

January 17, 2009

Big Apple Production-Vol. 1

The mixer is credited as Ser & Duff in 1982. This was just an alias.

Human League-Don't You Want Me(Dub)
Sharon Redd-Beat The Street
Heaven 17-Let me Go
Rocker's Revenge-Walking on Sunshine
Planet Patrol Play at your own risk
Modern Romance-Can You Move
Bohannon-Lets Start to Dance
Clash-Magnificent Dance
Nancy Martin-Can't Believe
Pressure Drop-Rock the House
Soul Sonic Force-Planet Rock
Nairobi-Soul Makossa
Jonzun Crew-Pack jam
Man parrish-Hip Hop Bebop
D-train-Keep On
Barbara Norris-It's Heavy
Silver connection-Get Up and Boogie (thats right)
Aretha franklin-Jump to It
Howard Johnson-So Fine
James Brown-Sex Machine
Jive Rythm Trax 108 bpm
Rockers Revenge-Walking on Sunshine
Warp 9-Nunk
Edwin Starr-Contact
Yaz-Don't Go
D Train-D Rrain Dub
Toney Lee-Reach Up
Micheal Jackson-Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
Gap Band-You Drop a Bomb on Me
Steve Miller-Abracadabra
ABC-The Look of Love
Carol Jiani Hit n Run Lover
Divine-Step by Step
Bobby O-She has a Way
Paul Parker-Right on Target
Pat Cowley-Megatron Man
Divine-Shoot Your Shot
Donna Summer-I Feel Love
Village People-YMCA
Ronni Griffith-Best Part of Breaking Up
Lime-Baby We're Gonna Love Tonight
Pat Cowley-Menergy
Sylvester Do You Wanna Funk
Lime-Come & Get Your Love

Article from Disco Patrick

A lot of bootlegs medleys were copied from tapes recorded from radio shows or from acetates.
So the names on a medley are mostley never from the real creator of the mix.
There are two stories about the creators of the Big Apple 1.

The first story is about DJ Mikey D'Merola (the creator of the Bits and Pieces 1 and 2).
In a interview he mentioned that he made an acetate of his mix for use during his DJ gigs.
Than he told that someone pirated a copy and released it without giving Mikey any credit.

The second story is: Albert Cabrera and Tony Moran (The Latin Rascals) made a lot of mixes for the radio shows which were originally aired by WKTU in New York.
Somebody recorded it professionally and made a bootleg of it.
If you listen to the style of the mixes which are from Tony and Albert back then it will clearly state them as the creators of it.
It has all their trademarks in it.
I heared from someone who knows Albert, that he had seen the original mastertape of this one (Albert owns it, with the stickers still visible !).
I also heared the story that people who worked at the radio station copied the mixes on 1/4" tape and if the quality was high enough they provided them to the guys who presses bootlegs.

So with this information i'm personally for 100 % shure the mix was made by the Latin Rascals.
It could be that Mikey have been involved with pressing it on vinyl and took all the credit of it.
As far as i know, all the mixes crediting "Ser & Duff" were made by the Latin Rascals.

The second part on JT records (Original Big Apple II) is also credited to "Ser & Duff" and is also exactly in the Latin Rascals style.
JT Records stands for Julio and Tuta (the brazilian guys) bootlegs.

Condensed Article from Discomusic.com

The Big Apple Mix
Many people besides the dancers took notice. Eventually this led him to creating the infamous "Bits and Pieces 1 and 2" DJ mix plates. Shortly thereafter, he cut an acetate with edits of late 70s/early 80s songs for use during his DJ gigs. Well, someone pirated a copy and released it without giving Mikey any credit. This bootleg release was to became the legendary Big Apple Mix. DJ's everywhere were playing it on the dance floor. To everyone's surprise it would be so popular that it was even played by radio stations, especially WKTU in New York City.

Being that Mikey was well known, most industry people were aware that he was the original creator of the Big Apple Mix. Unfortunately some had erroneously assumed that he was also the one who released the bootlegs in the first place and didn't want to work with him. What's interesting is that the many record labels of the day refused to release similar mixes even after seeing the huge success of the "Big Apple Mix." In the end, the most important thing to Mikey is that he knows that everyone enjoyed his work and "that's worth more than money or fame."

In 1982 Mikey married and a year later they both had a child. He continued mixing, but says around 1985 or so that the music was getting tired and was just empty. He kept busy with a family business while playing every now and again. About a year or two ago, Mikey met up with some of his old acquaintances from the golden days of Disco. One of them was Joe Causi who was now back on the air on the newly resurrected WKTU radio which was playing Disco and todays dance sounds. That was it, Mikey was reenergized and after a month was back into the music as if nothing had ever happened.


mp3 http://www.mixcrate.com/yldstyldjmiggy/big-apple-mix-vol-1-hits-of-1982-416657

January 10, 2009

History of Hip Hop-Lesson 1, 2 and 3

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Lesson Three Tracklisting

0.00-0.03 Otis Reading "Good to Me" from Live at
the Whiskey A-Go Go
0.03-0.10 - John Bonham/Led Zeppelin - The Crunge
0.10-0.14 - John Fitzgerald Kennedy Inaugral Address
0.18-0.25 - Putney Swope Quote 1969 "Got to have Soul!"
0.25-0.42 - Herman Kelly & Life "Dance to the Drummers Beat"
0.43-0.49 - Mars Needs Women Trailer over "Scorpio" by Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band
0.54-0.58 - Buchanan & Goodman "The Flying Saucer"
58 - "Listen to me" by Baby Huey 1.13-1. - Ralph McDonald "Jam on the Groove"
1.46-1. - Incredible Bongo Band Apache , JJ Johnson - "Willie Chase"
1.48- - Hernandoes Hideaway Musical and Ralph Mcdonald
2.04-2.06 - Incredible Bongo Band "Apache"
2.05-2.13 - Newcleus "Jam on it" / Ed McMahon
2.15-2.26 - Dynamic Corvettes "Funky music"
2.30 - "Listen to me" by Baby Huey 2.48-2.58 P-Funk Allstars "Pop Generation" over Ralph Mcdonald
2.58-3.02 - Otis Redding "I've been loving you too long" from Live at the Whisky A-Go Go
3.03- - Afrika Bambaataa "Planet Rock"
3.10-3.21 - Lauren Bacall from "To Have and Have not"
3.23- Human beat box Disco 3
4.04-4.10 - Groucho Marx from "Duck Soup"
4.31-4.40 - Fiorella LaGuardia reading comic strips


Coldcut first came together in the autumn of 1986. Computer programmer Matt Black carried a tape recording that featured the inception of "Say Kids, What Time Is It?", a track he had made for a Capital Radio mix competition, whilst he browsed in the Reckless Records store on Berwick Street, in London. Ex-Art teacher Jonathan More, who worked in the store at the time, listened to the mix, suggesting a separate edit be made of the Jungle Book's "King of the Swingers" - Black had mixed this with the break from James Brown's "Funky Drummer". Using his contacts from his Meltdown Show on Kiss FM and his club night, in January 1987 this mix was released on a white label and "Say Kids, What Time Is It?" became their first single.

Later that year, spurred on by an enthusiastic rep from Island Records, they released their influential remix of Eric B. & Rakim's "Paid in Full," which made the top 20 and was voted best remix of the year. Featuring a prominent Ofra Haza sample and many other vocal cut ups, it is now regarded as both a hip hop classic and a breakthrough in the remix field. The looped rhythm at the heart of the remix can be seen as an early precursor to the Breakbeats genre (one has merely to speed it up to note the similarity). The tracks "Beats and Pieces" and "That Greedy Beat" were soon to follow on the duo's self-run "Ahead Of Our Time" label (a forced acronym results in "AHOOT", and the duo wittily catalogued one release as "AHOT 14U"). All of these tracks were made by the painstaking assembly of spliced tape edits that would sometimes run "all over the room". The duo showed originality and resourcefulness by sampling Led Zeppelin as well as James Brown.

In 1987 Matt Black joined KissFM with his own mixed based show, the pair eventually joining forces, More and Black produced their own radio show, Coldcut Solid Steel.

Their first major hit as Coldcut was the top 10 hit "Doctorin' The House" in 1988, featuring singer Yazz. It was also their biggest hit overall, reaching #6. In the same year, under the guise "Yazz featuring The Plastic Population", they released "The Only Way Is Up", a cover of a Northern Soul gem which brought the song into the House Music era. The record reached no.1 in the UK charts, and the success of this funded more studio equipment for the duo. Their other most well-known hit single was the UK top 20 hit "People Hold On", released in March the following year. It featured singer Lisa Stansfield, whose band Blue Zone UK had been creating a mild buzz with the single "Jackie", and whose charismatic video presence was getting noticed within the industry. She would go on to have a UK chart number one in her own right later that same year, with "All Around the World". Prior to that major hit, Coldcut and Mark Saunders had produced the single "This Is the Right Time", which appears on her debut album "Affection".

The subsequent 1989 album "What's That Noise", released on Ahead of Our Time and distributed by Big Life records, featured reggae vocalist Junior Reid, the fictional George Jetson (on the single "Stop This Crazy Thing") and Mark E Smith. The United States version was distributed by Tommy Boy Records and featured Tommy Boy artist Queen Latifah rapping over the (previously instrumental) track "Smoke This One". Latifah's rap was decidedly anti-drug, while Coldcut's reggae dub-ish instrumental had tongue-in-cheek connotations of marijuana appreciation by virtue of its title.[citation needed] Its UK follow-up, "Some Like It Cold" released in 1990, also featured a collaboration with Queen Latifah.

In 1991, whilst touring Japan, they conceived and started their second record label, Ninja Tune, which continues to release diverse music by a small army of like-minded artists. In 1997 the duo unveiled their own real-time video manipulation software, VJamm. Coldcut's current live and DJ sets rely on video as much as records, taking the concept of multimedia performance into largely uncharted territory.

Conceptually, Coldcut owes as much to the ideas of beat writer and cut-up theorist William S. Burroughs, 1970s art / industrial group Throbbing Gristle, and the religious writings of J. R. "Bob" Dobbs as they do to Hip Hop originators like Grandmaster Flash or later innovators Double Dee and Steinski.

Recognizing the power inherent in Burroughs' cut-up technique and its presence in hip hop music, Moore and Black have relentlessly pushed the D.I.Y. ethic and an understanding of play as a means of fostering greater interaction with and understanding of the world. The similarities between this ethos and that of hacking need hardly be stated. Ninja Tune uses a corporate facade to communicate via the marketplace itself, an idea first implemented by Throbbing Gristle via their own Industrial Records imprint.

One of the key aspects of the Ninja Tune ethos, Stealth, implies that their following of DJs and listeners are "agents" in a Burroughsian sense, propagating the D.I.Y. ethic of play as an essentially subversive act by replaying and manipulating media under the radar of mainstream culture. In 2003, Black worked with Penny Rimbaud (ex Crass) on Crass Agenda's Savage Utopia project. In 2006, Coldcut released the album Sound Mirrors which has helped build up a massive underground audience thanks to the popularity of the single True Skool. The song itself features an Indian sample from a cult Bollywood era making the track incredibly popular on the bhangra and desi scene and with much of British Asian urban culture.


Coldcut-Beats + Pieces bw/That Greedy Beat

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This mix was mixed by Coldcut in 1987.

Beats & Pieces

DJ Maestro-Cali Cuts Dance Kraze

DJ Maestro - New Dance Kraze Just A Sample

Ths mix was done by DJ Maestro in 1988.

Rodney O & Dj Joe Cooley-Everlasting Bass
Rodney O & Dj Joe Cooley-Nobody Diss Me
Sir Mix-A-Lot-Posse on Browaday
Joeski Love-Pee Wee's Dance
Sweet Tee & Jazzy Joyce-It's My Beat

January 9, 2009

World Class Wreckin Crew-World Class Mega Mix '89

This mix was done by DJ Battery Brain in 1989.

CJ Mackintosh

CJ Mackintosh Intro: Without a doubt, CJ is one of Britain's most prolific and successful remixers and when it comes to DJing, no other can touch his supurb mixing abilities.

His musical education started spinning on his older brother's decks. After a year of refining his art, CJ secured a residency at the renowned Film Flam club. This in turn lead to creating mixes for Serious records and then in 1987 CJ became the World DMC mixing champion.

Soon afterwrds, CJ hooked up wilh Dave Dorell and joined his group Nasty ROX taking over from Nelle Hooper (Soul II Soul/Massive Attack). With Dorell and two members of Colour Box, they created the seminal House track "Pump Up The Volume" by M.A.R.R.S. This was an international hit and was responsible for opening up the pop market to Dance Music as we know it today.

With his background of scratching, hip hop, house and garage and his mastery in the recording studio, CJ gradually progressed to more remixes, feeling more at home behind a 48 track desk than two technics. Coldcut, D-Mob, De La Soul, UFO, Innercity and Loose Ends are just some of those who have benefited from his genius. The word was out that CJ Mackintosh was a remixer with a unique style beyond reproach. His services wculd be demanded by some of the finest musical talent in the world. Projects followed for Sounds of Blackness, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and D'Angelo.

CJ is also one of the best know DJ's on the Garage scene, gaining the respect of his peers on both sides of the Atlantic



January 8, 2009

DJ CJ Mackintosh-Upfront 3

This mix was done by CJ Mackintosh & Tosca in 1986.

Robbie B & Jazzy J - Rock The Go Go
UTFO - Split Personality
Ultra Magnetic MCs - Ego Tripping
Jewel T & LTC - Believe It Or Not

DJ Chad Jackson- Upfront 2

This mix was done by DJ Chad Jackson in 1986.

The Real Roxanne - Bang Zoom Lets Go Go
Eric B - Eric B For President
Salt & Pepa - Ill Take Your Man
MC Boob aka Steady B - Bring The Beat
Steady B - Yo Mutha

DJ Evileddie- Upfront 1

This megamix was done by DJ Evileddie in 1986.

Cutmaster DC - Brooklyns In The House
Spyder D - I Cant Wait
Ice T - Ya Dont Quit
MC Boob - Do The Fila
MC Boob - Pee Wees Dance

January 6, 2009

Summer Breeze-Mastermix 89


Side A

Side B
Bits and Samples 89

Summer Breeze-Mastermix 88

January 2, 2009

Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince-Megadope Mix

This mix was done by Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince in 1987.

Didn't Even Try It
Just One Of Those Day
Girls Ain't Nothin' But Trouble
Just Rockin'
The Magnificent
A Touch Of Jazz

January 1, 2009

DJ Spin Kut -Rapp Mix Master No. 2 & 3

This mix was by DJ Spin Kut circa 1988-1989.

Kool Mo Dee-Wild Wild West
Poetry 'N' Motion - Killer Daytons
Audio Two-Top Billin'
Cash Money And Marvelous-Ugly People Be Quiet
Eric B & Rakim-Paid In Full
Kid Flash-Hot Like Fire
Sweet Tee-It's Like That Y'all
Public Enemy-Bring The Noise

Hip Hop Madness

The mixer is unknown.

DJ Spin Kut-Rapp Mix Masters #1

This mix was done by DJ Spin Kut circa 1988-1989.

Rapp Mix Masters #1
LL Cool J I Can't Live Without My Radio
Z-3 MC's Triple Threat
Symbolic Three No Show
Boogie Boys You Ain't Fresh
Dana Dane Nightmares

I.B.P. Just Rockin'

This mix was done by Lil Rockin G in 1988.

Awesome Foursome-Funky Soul Makossa
Where's The Beef
Royalcash-Radio Activity
Section 25-Looking Over A Hilltop
Captain Rapp-Bad Times
Planet Patrol-Play At Your Risk
Twilight 22-Electric Kingdom
Public Enemy sample
Unknown And Three D-Beatronic
Gucci Crew-Sally
Divine Sounds-What People Do For Money
Uncle Jamm's Army-The Roach
Man Parrish-Hip Hop Bebop Don’t Stop
Reggie Griffin-Mirda Rock
Melle Melle-Survival
Newcleus-Jam On It
Newcleus-Jam On Revenge
Egyptian Lover-Girls
Funkadelic-One Nation Under A Groove
Yes-Owner Of A Lonely Heart