RANDOM RAP RADIO

Chris Forbes [Feat Ten City Marshall Jefferson Todd Terry Kym Mazelle in the studio] – Dawn Raid Show Capital Radio – 31 December 1988 [REMASTERED]

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From exactly 32 years ago, and it may not be Rap or Hip-Hop but this recording is a doozy, and it can’t be kept in the racks for my ears only. It was when some of the biggest names from the finest productions of the year joined Chris Forbes in the studios of Capital Radio; Ten City, Marshall Jefferson, Kym Mazelle and Todd Terry. This was on air in the early hours of the 31st, before their performances on stage at the Brixton Academy for the Old Years Night party session, Metamorphosis II [alongside Norman Jay and legendary Belfast lad, DJ Noel Watson]. The tunes on this tape [80% of them produced by Marshall Jefferson], are another great snapshot of the late 80s club sound.

There are a couple of nostalgic moments; with NMEs’ Simon Gough doing ads for a Fly Records comp and the news bulletin reminding us that Reagan & Bush were being subpoenaed [or was it sub poenaed] to appear at the Oliver North criminal trial. Barney Burnham also points out that in the New Years Honours, Peter Cushing, Penelope Keith and Richard Bryars received OBEs and ‘crafty cockney’ Eric Bristow was given an ‘MBE for services to darts’…

There is a tiny bit of interference on a segment of the Byron Stingily chat but apart from that, it’s a decent sounding tape [apart from a bit of pause button action and the odd digital skip, apols, I dunno why it’s started doing this].

Kym is hilarious doing a ‘bloody awful’ UK accent :] :] :] ], she talks about being from Indiana, her influences, meeting Marshall at her attorneys’ office in Chicago and other singers that ‘couldnt carry a tune in a bucket’. Marshall talks about his output, the Trax Records family and getting a flat in London to allow him to start a label here. And Todd Terry mentions a Swan Lake full-length album ! WT actual F Todd ? A SWAN LAKE LP !!!!???!!!! It’s almost 2021, drop it already !

Richie Rich – Salsa House
Babie And Keyes – Secrets Of Love
Mic Break
The Break Boys – And The Break Goes On

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Chris does the weather and introduces Ten City in the studio….

Ten City – Right Back To You
Ten City – Interview
Ten City – Devotion
Ten City – Interview
Ten City – That’s The Way Love Is
Marshall Jefferson – Interview
Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body

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Marshall Jefferson – Interview
Marshall Jefferson Presents The Truth – Open Our Eyes
Marshall Jefferson – Interview
Todd Terry – Interview
Swan Lake – In The Name of Love
Todd Terry – Interview
Todd Terry Project – Bango
Todd Terry – Interview
Royal House – Can You Party
Kym Mazelle – Interview
Kym Mazelle – I’m A Lover

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Kym Mazelle – Interview
House To House Feat Kym Mazelle – Taste My Love

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Robert Howard & Kym Mazelle ‎– Wait!
Boyz In Shock Feat Carol Leeming ‎– Give Me Back Your Love

Humanganoid shouts to Justin Winks for the tape.

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