Two-thirds '80s electro, funk, and hip-hop.
One-third new(ish) music inspired by it.
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This show (like most of MTT Year 2) is no longer available for download here. Get in touch with me at the email address listed at the top of this page if you want a copy of it.
This post was updated on 2020/10/05.
- Kraftwerk / Trans-Europe Express (Long Version) [Loop] 00:00
- Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force / Looking For The Perfect Beat (12" Vocal Version) 00:56
- Akamagoo / Electro Beats 05:46
- C.O.D. / In The Bottle 07:16
- Paul Hardcastle / Sound Chaser 12:35
- G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid / Play That Beat Mr. D.J. 17:15
- Newcleus / Jam On Revenge (Special Re-Mix) 20:40
- Project Future / Arcade Lover 23:59
- Synthman / Me & My Moog 27:25
- DMX Krew / String Theory 30:41
- Circuits / Forces 34:28
- Prime Dominance / Theme Of Swift Rock (Original Video Mix) 37:23
- Menusha & The Girls / You Boys (Can Boogie) 41:52
- Davy DMX / The DMX Will Rock 46:19
- Whodini / Magic's Wand 49:08
- Man Parrish ft. Freeze Force / Boogie Down (Bronx) 54:27
- Man Parrish / Boogie Down Bronx (Gescom Remix) 59:03
I'm a fan of 1980s electro (and funk, and hip-hop) but I'm by no means an expert. The selection here represents a few of the New York electro tracks I've been able to find in used bins over the last ~15 years. If you like the style, please seek out articles or other DJs who specialize in it, because there's a lot more. (And so much of it is really, really good.)
There is some new music here, of course. Prime Dominance and Menusha & The Girls on Dominance Electricity, DMX Krew on Strange life, the Akamagoo track on Elektrodos. But the newest-to-me is Reeno's two releases here, Me & My Moog and Forces. Reeno has a bandcamp page full of excellent funky, synth-y electronic music. Those two tracks, and his work in general, are my recommendation this week.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, specifically Mr. Magic's Wildstyle Pirate Radio, was floating around in the back of my mind while mixing this. It wasn't the first place I'd heard this style of music, but it definitely was the first time I'd heard some of these tracks. Mr. Magic was of course a real, and notable, person in his own right; check out the discogs link above and his wikipedia article for more information.
And that's it. Will be back next week with a more low-key set.