There’s a load of good mixes about at the moment: this one is Monk One doing a mix themed around the classic 80s hip hop documentary, Bram Van Splunteren’s Big Fun In The Big Town, that has recently got a DVD release from Five Day Weekend.
This is really well put together, using excerpts from the film along with tracks from the era. As with everything that’s on WWHD this is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If you’ve never seen the film in question it’s definitely worth checking out. I may have to get the DVD as I’ve only ever seen it off a fuzzy VHS cassette. If it’s got some decent bonus footage then I’m definitely in.
Here are some clips from a programme I used to watch when I was a youngster – Behind The Beat, part of BBC 2′s youth programme schedule called DEF II that was Janet Street Porter’s brainchild. Other programmes that they showed was Snub TV, Rapido and Dance Energy. It was also the slot to watch The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air -around 6pm on weekdays. I used to have a lot of the Behind The Beat episodes on video tape but I think they’ve all gone now. Watching the Public Enemy at the Hammersmith special while eating my dinner turned my 11 year old brain inside out.
Massive shout out to Gizmo from Skratchworx and TheOriginal808Beats for putting these clips up on Youtube.
Here’s the first two parts of the last session at The Bottom Line, a disco/funk/boogie night that is now on hiatus. There’s a few jumps and what not during the mix which is due to having a Bilal from House Party situation – if someone was dancing to near to the right turntable it jumped. I’ve been having a few Bilal from House Party situations recently. I had to tell a woman with a bad 80s poodle perm to stop bumping and grinding so close to me as she kept bumping the table. Anyway, here’s the links and tracklists.
DOWNLOAD TBL FEB PT 1
DOWNLOAD TBL FEB PT 2
Tracklist for part 1
You’re Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else – Jones Girls
Let Me Do It – Halo
Johnson Jumpin’ – Johnson Products
Feel So Real (Won’t Let Go) 12″ – Patrice Rushen
Heart’s Desire – Don Blackman
Theme Song From ‘which Way Is Up’ – Stargard
Margo’s Kool Out Crew – Death Rap
Keep Her Happy – Phillip Wright
Can You Handle It – Sharon Redd
Such A Feeling (Part 2 & 3) – Aurra
Tito – Red Astaire
stick together (theo parrish re-edit)- minnie riperton
Tracklist for part 2
This Is Something For The Radio (Rap Remix) – Biz Markie
Extra T’s – ET Boogie
You are the one – AM-FM
Cuttin’ It Up – L.T.D.
Dazz – Brick
Weak at the Knees – Steve Arrington’s Hall of Fame
Drop The Bomb – Trouble Funk
Atomic Dog – George Clinton
Strategy – Archie Bell & The Drells
Watching You – Slave
Inside Out – oddysey
Standing On The Top – The Super 3
Hips – Mtume
Self Made Millionaire 12
South Bronx – The Bottom Line