Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sanny X - Electro '84 Megamix

Jesus, this takes me back.

When I was a nipper, my mates dad was a DJ. On saturdays I'd go up to his gaff and if his dad wasnt there, wed go into the front room where his 1200s and his old GLI were set up, along with tonnes of plastic.

So, whenever he was out we'd carefully record the D.M.C. subscription vinyl that would arrive in his door every month, trying not to leave fingerprints on the turntables...he would have killed us if he thought we were touching his stuff. And, it being 1984, none of this stuff was ever heard in the club he played in.

This mix by Swedish pioneer Sanny X was probably my favourite, and really introduced me to the concept of DJ'ing more than anything I'd ever heard. The blend between 'White Lines' and 'Breakdance Party' was a revelation then, and still gets my admiration every time. Genius.

Tracklist :

1. Shannon - Let The Music Play
2. Break Machine - Street Dance
3. Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
4. G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid - Play That Beat Mr. DJ
5. VHB, The - Beethoven's Fifth (Street) Symphony
6. D.St. - Crazy Cut's
7. Afrika Bambaataa - Renegades Of Funk
8. Herbie Hancock - Rock It (Megamix)
9. Afrika Bambaataa - Frantic Situation
10.Ollie & Jerry - Breakin' There's No Stopping Us
11.Grandmaster Melle Mel - White Lines
12.Break Machine - Break Dance Party
13.Jellybean - The Mexican
14.Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown - Unity
15.Shannon - Give Me Tonight
16.Newcleus - Jam On It
17.Arthur Baker - Breaker's Revenge
18.Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)

Released december 84 on the D.M.C. label.
Uploaded By DJ Mek.


2BiT said...

Aw Yeah!

just picked up a copy of Al Naafiysh over in Brighton, along with a bunch of dubstep records made by folk who prolly weren't even born when that came out!
kids these days etcetcetc ;D

Colz said...

Classic rekkid. Hashim never equalled it unfortunately...Benga sampled it recently for his 'electro scratch' 12. Wonder if he sampled it from some old dirt style record or the original track...?(young folk today)
answers on a postcard folks

P. dantic said...

sanny x is swedish - not english. great mix.

cólz said...

Good Point. Missed that one, Ta ;)