Sunday, November 7, 2010

DJ Diablo is sharing his collection of NY and UK old school hip hop radio tapes

Once in a while, you feel like hitting a goldmine. Maybe you got that feeling when you first visited my blog :-)
I feld it this weekend when i recieved an email from DJ Diablo: he wants to share his tape collection from 1983 - 1989 on my blog. More then 100 UK and NY radio tapes, from LWR and Solar mixes to Zulu Beat Show material i never heard before.
I'm going to make several posts in the next weeks, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thinking about changing the focus of this blog

Till now my focus regarding this blog was on building the biggest collection of old school live and radio tapes on the web. Not sure it can live up to that, but I have the feeling that it’s time to focus on preservation of the current online collection instead of adding new ones.

I think I have uploaded about half of my collection and this blog became a nice time capsule of hip hop history. At this moment the most requests I get regarding uploading tapes are about re-ups or additional shows from Mike Allen, Mr. Magic, etc.. Because my time is limited I think it’s better to preserve the current online collection then to add a 24th Mike Allen tape or 33th Mr Magic tape. Of course there will be reasons to add new tapes, f.e. when someone thinks an essential tape is missing or another collector want to add tapes to this blog. But I will focus my time and energy on ‘maintenance’. By doing that, this blog will not become a ‘file not found’ graveyard and current and new visitors will find more then enough tapes to start a personal collection and, by doing that, preserve a piece of history themselves. Hopefully that also will motivate some to digitize and share personal tape collections. And if that will be the start of a complete ‘mike allen’ or ‘mr magic’ collection, then that would be great! But it’s not a goal that I pursue.

To all regular visitors, especially the ones who have contributed to this blog in any way: if you have an opinion regarding this: feel free to share it in the comment section.

Monday, August 30, 2010

The L Brothers live at 123 Park, 1979

This is old school for real! So don't mind the static and enjoy this great tape that was shared by Memoryman.
The L Brothers (also known as the 'Love Brothers'), where formed by 3 brothers Livingston: DJ Mean Gene, DJ Cordio and DJ Grand Wizard Theodore Livingston, together with MC Smiley, Master Rob, the Original Kevie Kev and Busy Bee Starski. In 1979 they changed their name in The Fantastic Five.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Latin Rascals - Big Apple Production Vol. 2, 1984

Classic mix from The Latin Rascals (re-up). Released in 1984. Tracklist includes:

Davy DMX - One For The Treble (Fresh)
Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
Cheryl Lynn - Encore
Art Of Noise, The - Beatbox Diversion 10
Malcolm McLaren - Hobo (Scratch)
CD III - Get Tough
Herbie Hancock - Rock-It
Malcolm McLaren - Buffalo Gals
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force - Looking For The Perfect Beat
G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid - Play That Beat Mr. DJ
Man Parrish - Hip Hop Bebop
Sharon Redd - Beat The Street
Bell & James - Livin' It Up (Friday Night)
Trammps, The - Disco
Julius Brown - Party
Shannon - Let The Music Play
Break Machine - Street Dance
Culture Club - Miss Me Blind
C-Bank - One More Shot
John Rocca - I Want It To Be Real
Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
Addams Family Theme
Loleatta Holloway - Crash Goes Love
Eddie B. & Oscar T. - Where's The Beef?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

THE KINGS OF THE TAPE EDIT - The Latin Rascals Special (85 minutes)

The German Radioshow Buschfunk made some great NY radio specials. The next tape is all about the Latin Rascals. It was broadcasted on the 5th of december 2007. Most material will sound familiar if you listened to other Rascal tapes on this blog.