History of the megamix: Cameron Paul Oldschool Medley (Phunkula Edit)

One of the best remix services back in the day was Cameron Paul's Mixx-It. Mixx-it was a DJ only subscription service that ran from 1986 until the mid 90s. Cameron Paul was based in the Bay Area and used to kill it in local clubs and on KMEL with his mixing skills. He also had success in the charts with his remixes, notably Salt'n'Pepa's Push It, which was a global hit. However, Cameron Paul medleys was his best work according to many of his fans. The power mixes and medleys always rocked. Cameron Paul's mixing style was one of the cleanest, smoothest and most musical ever heard. It was always easy to quickly spot when someone else mixed Mixx-It tracks other than Cameron Paul since those mixes were not as high quality.

Here is a real gem from back in the day. A set of Cameron Paul oldschool medleys that have been edited into one long megamix. 100+ tracks in the mix. This has to be one of the best oldschool megamixes ever produced thanks to the skills of Cameron Paul who is now officially the uncrowned king of all oldschool medleys. Hail to the king. I wonder what the man is doing these days? Enjoy.

Mixx-It Classic Old School Medley

Mix by Cameron Paul. Edit by Phunkula.

Dennis Edwards - Don't Look Any Further
Boogie Boys - Fly Girl
Public Enemy - Don't Believe the Hype
Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love
One Way - Cutie Pie
Zapp - More Bounce to the Ounce
Parliament - Flash Light
Parliament - Give Up the Funk
Parliament - Aqua Boogie
Ohio Players - Fire
Brick - Dazz
George Clinton - Atomic Dog
Shalamar - Night to Remember
Commodores - Brick House
Average White Band - Play that Funky Music
Indeep - Last Night a DJ Save My Life
LTD - Back In Love Again
P-Funk Allstars - Pumpin' It Up
Roger - So Ruff So Tuff
Zapp - Dance Floor
Vaugh Mason - Roll, Bounce, Rock, Skate
Sugar Hill Gang - Rapper's Delight
Chic - Good Times
Tom Browne - Funkin' for Jamaica
Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
Howard Johnson - So Fine
Zapp - Do Wah Ditty
Slave - Just a Touch of Love
Junior - Mama Used to Say
Carl Carlton - Bad Mama Jama
Gap Band - Burn Rubber
Whispers - The Beat Goes On
Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
BarKays - Sex-O-Matic
Ohio Players - Love Roller Coaster
Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
Cameo - Word Up
BarKays - Do It
Bootsy - Body Slam
Grandmaster Flash - White Lines
Newcleus - Jam On It
Shannon - Give Me Tonight
Starpoint - Object of My Desire
Funkadelic - Not Just (Knee Deep)
Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey
Vanity 6 - Nasty Girl
Emotions - Best of My Love
Mary Jane Girls - My House
Shalamar - Second Time Around
Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage
Heatwave - Boogie Nights
Fatback Band - Backstrokin'
D-Train - You Are the One For Me
Midnight Star - Electricity
Connie - Funky Beat
Nuance - Take a Chance
Shannon - Let the Music Play
Stone - Time
Rick James - You and I
Heatwave - Groove Line
Gap Band - Early in the Morning
Prince - 1999
Sister Sledge - We are Family
SOS Band - Let's Do It
Brothers Johnson - Stomp
Rick James - Give It to Me
Frankie Miller - Double Dutch
Prince - Sexy Dancer
Lakeside - All the Way Live
Cameo - Shake Your Pants
Funkadelic - Not Just (Knee deep)
RJ's Latest Arrival - Shackles
Prince - Erotic City
Freestyle - Don't Stop the Rock
Prince - Let's Work
Emotions - Best of My Love
Stone - Time
Klymaxx - Meeting in the Lady's Room
Trinere - They're Playing Our Song
Uncle Jamm's Army - I Need a Freak
Laidback - White Horse
Midnight Star - No Parking On the Dancefloor
Mary Jane Girls - Candy Man
Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
BarKays - Do It
Lipps Inc - Funkytown
Teena Marie - Lover Girl
The Time - Cool
Earth Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
Mass Production - Firecracker
Gap Band - Dropped a Bomb
Planet Patrol - Plat at Your Own Risk
Kraftwerk - Numbers
Debbie Deb - When I Hear Music
Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock
Twilight 22 - Electric Kingdom
Dazz Band - Whip It
Rick James - Superfreak
Kano - I'm Ready
+ bits and pieces

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History of the megamix: Cameron Paul Mixx-It Power Mixes

Cameron Paul used to kill it in the 80s in the clubs and on the radio with his mixes. Then there was his subscription service for DJs only Mixx-It releases. It was always a treat to get that latest Mixx-It release in the mail every month. Especially the megamixed bridges that linked together the main remixed tracks. These were edited into longer sets that became the power mixes at the end of each year featuring the freestyle, miami bass and dance tracks that were popular on the Westcoast at the time hyped up with the odd classic TR-808 beat or electro jam. If you can get your filthy paws on any early classic Mixx-It releases, then go for it. They are totally worth it.

Cameron Paul was a true master with his characteristic smooth musical flow mixes that featured not only tape edits but also heavy use of the most interesting sections from 12" instrumental and dub versions. Cameron Paul inspired a whole generation of aspiring DJs around the globe with his master mixes. Enjoy!

In the mix '86
Cameron's Beat 1987
Power mix '87 Part One
Power mix '87 Part Two
Late Great Power mix '88 Part One
Late Great Power mix '88 Part Two

All mixed by Cameron Paul

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History of the megamix: Hilltop Boombox Vol 8

And we are back ... Another Phunkula boombox entry with that 80s late night radio FM mastermix style banging all the electro classics on the 1200s, heavy on the TR808, DMX, non-linear gated reverbs, sliced and diced with a few poppy dance tracks added. Just like on WKTU back in day. Enjoy!

Hilltop Boombox Vol 8
Mix by Phunkula

World's Famous Supreme Team - World's Famous
MCA & Burzootie ‎– Drum Machine
Beat Box Boys -  Einstein
Boogie Boys ‎– Girl Talk
C.O.D - Uphill
High Fidelity Three ‎– B-Boys Breakdance
Latin Rascals - Disorderly Conduct
Magnificent Three & Fearless Master ‎– Crush
C. M. Dance ‎– Off The Hook
Rapologists - Hip Hop Beat
Dorothy Galdez ‎– One Love
G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid ‎– Play That Beat Mr. D.J.
Nairobi ‎– Soul Makossa
Section 25 ‎– Looking From A Hilltop
Herbie Hancock - Rock It
The Jets - Cross My Broken Heart
Freeze - I.O.U
Man Parrish - Hip Hop Be Bop
Shannon - Stronger Together
Hashim ‎– Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
Dynamic Breakers - Dynamic (Total Control)
Imperial Brothers ‎– Live It Up
Man Parrish - Hip Hop Be Bop
Hashim ‎– Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
Mikki - Love Emergency
Latin Rascals - Lisa Is Coming
Arthur Baker - Breakers Revenge
Fantasy Three ‎– The Buck Stops Here
Fantasy Three ‎– Summer

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History of the megamix: Stick Em Boombox Vol 7

Phunkula was craving a plate of audio carnage one night so he decided to throw down on the two turntables late night 80s mastermix stylee. Enjoy!

Stick Em Boombox Vol 7
Mix by Phunkula

Willesden Dodgers - Not This President
MC Chill - Bust This Rhyme
Disco 3 - Human Beat Box
Shannon - Do You Wanna Get Away
Rochelle - My Magic Man
Force MDs - Itchin' For A Scratch
Malcolm McLaren - Buffalo Gals
Herbie Hancock - Rock It
Malcolm McLaren - D'ya Like Scratchin
Two Sisters - Scratch This
Cyré - Last Chance
Information Society - Running
Egyptian Lover - You're So Fine
Ready For The World - Digital Display
Renard With No Regard - How Hard Can You Throw It?
Man Parrish - Techno Trax
Shannon - Give Me Tonight
Jenny Burton - Remember What You Like
Jenny Burton - Players
Tina B - Honey To A Bee
Paul Hardcastle - Rain Forest
Tim Greene - The Facts Of Life
Rock Master Scott And The Dynamic Three - Request Line
G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid - Play That Beat Mr DJ
Uncle Jamm's Army - What's Your Sign (Of The Zodiac Baby Doll)
Hashim - Al Naafiysh (The Soul)
Jay Novelle - If This Ain't Love
Sweet Sensation - Take It While It's Hot

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Arthur Baker on Planet Rock

Came across this great article in Sound On Sound online where Arthur Baker discusses behind the scenes details about the classic Soulsonic force track Planet Rock. Read it here. There is also a Red Bull Academy session covering the same story and more. Watch video or listen to the session here.

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History of the megamix: We Come To Rock Boombox Vol 6

Here is a phresh new Phunkula boombox mix for all you fans of 80s electro. Same recipe as before, a selection of krusty old electro 12"s megamixed, sliced and diced for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

We Come To Rock Boombox Vol 6
Mix by Phunkula

Beat Box Boys - Punch
Nitro Deluxe - Extreme
Incredible Body Mechanix - B-boy Your Best
Art Of Noise - Beatbox
Davy DMX - Have You Seen Davy
Masterdon Committee - Funkbox 2
Mr Mixx & Two Live Crew- What I Like
Hashim - It's Nasty
Rodney O & Egyptian Lover - Your Chance To Rock
Air Force 1 - See The Light / Feel The Heat
Planet Patrol - Cheap Thrills
Cybotron - Clear
Imperial Brothers & Whiz Kid- We Come To Rock
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock
Kraftwerk - Home Computer
Duke Bootee & Melle Mel - Message II (Survival)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Scorpio
Kraftwerk - It's More Fun To Compute

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History of the megamix: Where is my DMX? aka Oldschool Electro Megamix Vol 3

Yes. Finally. Phunkula has been back on the two turntables and a brand spanking new megamix is now available. Leech by clicking on the pic below and listen to the late night dance party mix, as broadcast on 107 Phresh FM, earlier this year.

Where is my DMX?
Mix by Phunkula

Point Blank MC's - What The Party Needs
Ray Rock & K.C - The Incredible Ray
Boogie Boys - Run It
Disco Four - School
Worse 'Em - Triple M Bass
Roxanne Shanté - Runaway
High Fidelity Three - Satisfaction
Beat Box Boys - Einstein
Art Of Noise - Close-Up
Rock Squad - Facts of Life
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Dance on your knees
Tim Greene - The Facts Of Life
Rock Master Scott And The Dynamic Three - Request Line
G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid - Play That Beat Mr. D.J.
Kraftwerk - Tour de France
Cybertron - Clear
Twilight 22 - Electric Kingdom
Twilight 22 - Siberian Nights
Hashim - We're Rocking The Planet
Unknown DJ - Let's Jam
Egyptian Lover - Egypt
Kraftwerk - Numbers
Divine Sounds - What People Do For Money
Future - Nuclear Holocaust
Tricky D - Letters
Knights Of The Turntables - We Are the Knights
Kraftwerk - More Fun to Compute
Paul Parker - One Look
Giggles - Hot Spot
Sa-Fire - Let Me Be The One
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force - Can You Feel The Beat
Hashim - Al-Naafiysh
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock
Chris "The Glove" Taylor - Itchiban Scratch
Malcolm McLaren - Hobo
West Street Mob - Hobo
B-Boys - Two, Three, Break
Infinity and Grandmixer DST - Grandmixer Cuts It Up!
Rock Steady Crew - Digital Boogie
Malcolm McLaren - Buffalo Gals
Ollie And Jerry - Electric Boogaloo
Break Machine - Are You Ready
Herbie Hancock - Rock It
Monet - Give In to Me
Nolan Thomas - Yo! Little Brother
Whodini - Five Minutes Of Funk
Mantronix - Simple Simon
John Carpenter - President Is Gone

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History of the megamix: Bite This! Boombox Vol 5

M^2 0wnzored the hip hop scene when he tore it
up with his beatbox and SL1200s back in 85-86.

The raw energy and soundscape created with a simple
beatbox, tight cutting and basic EFX still sounds
phunky phresh over 20 years later. Producers to this
day still continue to bite his beats.


Bite This! Boombox Vol 5
Mix by Phunkula

B-Boys - Two, Three, Break
O.G.C. - Bugging Out
Rockmaster Scott and the Dynamic Three - It's Life
Stetsasonic - Just Say Stet
Roxanne Shante - Queen Of Rox
MC Shan - Down By Law
Marley Marl - Marley Scratch
MC Shan - Beat Biter
UTFO - Bite It
Roxanne Shante - Bite This
Whodini - Big Mouth
Z3 MCs - Triple Threat
Word Of Mouth - King Kut
Whodini - Five Minutes Of Funk
Fat Boys - Big And Beautiful
Wreckin Cru - World Class
Pumpkin - King Of The Beat

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History of the megamix: Where is my 606? aka Oldschool Electro Megamix Vol 2

Finally. Another electro megamix straight from the phunkadelic lab.
Now, where is my 909?

Where is my 606?
Mix by Phunkula

Run DMC - Hard Times
Gucci Crew II - Truz n Voguez Ho
Kraftwerk - More Fun To Compute
Egyptian Lover - Egypt Egypt
Beat Club - Security
Knights Of The Turntables - Techno Scratch
Kraftwerk - Home Computer
Pretty Tony - Get Some
New Order - Confusion
Soulsonic Force - Looking For The Perfect Beat
Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
Jonzun Crew - Pack Jam
Warp 9 - Light Years Away
LA Dream Team - Rockberry Jam
Two Live Crew - What I Like
MC Globe and Whiz Kid - Play That Beat
World Famous - Hobo
Nocera - Summertime
Debbie Harry - In Love With Love
Awesome Four - Funky Breakdown
Beatbox Boys - Give Me My Money
Dynamic Breakers - Dynamic
Kraftwerk - Musique Non-stop
Davy DMX - One For The Treble
Boogie Boys - Zodiac
Rochelle - Magic Man
Man Parrish - Boogie Down Bronx
Captain Rock - Return Of Captain Rock
Sugar Style - 909 (The Beat Is Mine)
Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
George Kranz - Din Daa Daa (Trommeltanz)
Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock
Imperial Brothers - We Come To Rock
B.O.S.E. - Rock The World
Kraftwerk - Numbers
Pretty Tony - Jam The Box
Captain Rock - Captain Rock To The Future Shock
Freestyle - Don't Stop The Rock
Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock
Klymaxx - Meeting In The Ladies Room
Mikki - Love Emergency
Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
Gangsters Of Freestyle - Get The Hoe
LA Dream Team - Calling On The Dream Team

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History of the megamix: Soul Show 1983 Edit Mix

More Boomboxes will be released but it is a painfully slow process, which I will not go into here. The good news is that there is a 48 min Boombox mix which will be released soon.

  History of the megamix: Soul Show 1983 Edit Mix

Meanwhile I found this little funky gem for all you old school phunksters out there. It is an edit mix from 1983 that was produced with 36 records and our friend Mr Razorblade and his palster Woody the Block. The mix has that raw energy from early splice mixes and originally aired on Ferry Maat's Soul Show back in 1983 on TROS Radio in the Netherlands. Check out the Soul Show Web Site for more info.

Artists spliced and diced include D Train, Sharon Brown, Man Parrish, Howard Jones, Human League, Vanity 6, Teena Marie, Rocker's Revenge, BBQ Band, Whispers, Evelyn King, Skyy, Time, Central Line, Gap Band etc.

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History of the megamix: Vigilante Boombox Vol 4

Phunkula brings another boombox edition. You know the score by now. Uno. Dos. Tres. Quatro. Keep rocking it.

Vigilante Boombox Vol 4
Mix by Phunkula

Arthur Baker Dub - Crash Goes Love
Hard Rock Soul Movement - Double Def Fresh
Paul Hardcastle - Forest Fire
Beatmaster - Lip Service
MC Shy D - Rapp Will Never Die
C.O.D. - In the Bottle
Tyrone Brunson - El Smurf
T La Rock - Breakdown
Rochelle - Magic Man
Joyce Sims - Lifetime Love
Bretaña Negra - Funky Nassau
Boogie Boys - Break Dancer
Flash & Furious Five - The Truth
Newcleus - Make It Live
Too Quick & Monzie D - Intelligence
Rake - Street Justice
Paul Kersey - Say Hello To My Little Friend

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History of the megamix: Prime Kuts Boombox Vol 3

Time for another Phunkula old school 80s electro megamix with 808 beats,
vocoder jams and the odd edit to spice shiznits up.
Napoleon Dynamite fans, spot Cube on that Stereo Krew track ...

Enjoy and keep mixing it up!

Prime Kuts Boombox Vol 3
Mix by Phunkula

Stereo Krew - She's A Skag
B-Boys - Girls
Ice T - Ya' Don't Quit
Monet - Do You Remember
Original Concept - Can U Feel It
Gucci Crew II - The Beat Goes
Mantronix - Needle To The Groove
CP Party Beats (Mantronix/Wreckin Kru/Cold Crush & Charlie Chase)
Egyptian Lover - So Fine
Project Future - Ray-Gun-Omics
Freestyle - Don't Stop The Rock
Kraftwerk Beats
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Firecracker
Egyptian Lover - Egypt Egypt
Georgio - Lover's Lane
Unknown DJ - 808 Beats
Uncle Jamm's Army - Dial A Freak
Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock
Uncle Jamm's Army - What's Your Sign
Uncle Jamm's Army - Naughty Boy
Kraftwerk - Tour De France
Professor X - The Saga Of Professor X
Kraftwerk - Numbers
+ bits and pieces from your grandma's record vault

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History of the megamix: Beatronic Boombox Vol 2

The Beatronic Boombox Vol 2 megamix is now available. More Phunkula 80s electro carnage with the usual suspects featured in the tracklist. How many times can you mix the Hashim beat without wearing down your Ortofons?. Enjoy!

Beatronic Boombox Vol 2
Mix by Phunkula

Mantronix - Who Is It
Rappers Convention - The Wiggle
Sly Fox - Let's Go All The Way
Word Of Mouth - Coast To Coast
T La Rock - Bass Machine
Word Of Mouth - King Kut
T La Rock - Back To Burn
Captain Rock - Cosmic Blast
DST - Earth Beat
World Famous - World Famous
Shannon - Let The Music Play
Shannon - My Heart's Divided
Xena - On The Upside
Imperial Brothers - We Come To Rock
C-Bank - Get Wet
Invisibles - Donkey Kong
Twilight 22 - Siberian Nights
Pretty Tony - Lookout Weekend
Nairobi - Soul Makossa
Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock
Divine Sounds - What People Do For Money
Hashim - Al-Nayfyiish
Paul Hardcastle - Rain Forrest
Dominatrix - Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight
Reggie Griffin - Mirda Rock
Jelly Bean Benitez - The Mexican
Latin Rascals - Hallelujah!

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History of the megamix: OG Boombox Vol 1

This is the Phunkula OG Boombox Vol 1 Megamix. All you leechers can get it .
Remember to keep it close to the edit. Bigg up to all megamixers out there.

OG BoomBox Vol 1
Mix by Phunkula

Boogie Boys - Breakdancer
Kraftwerk - Muzique Non-stop
Confunkshun- She's a Star
Art of Noise - Beatbox
Warp 9 - N.U.N.K
BarKays - Sex-O-Matic
Dynamic Breakers - Dynamic
Malcolm McLaren - Hobo
Nuance - Loveride
Warren Mills - Sunshine
Herbie Hancock - Rock It
Shannon - Give Me Tonight
Xena - On the Upside
Information Society - Pure Energy
Hashim - Al-Naafyish
Dorothy Valdez - One Love
Arthur Baker - Breaker's Revenge
John Rocca - IOU
The Future - Nuclear Holocaust
Lisa Lisa - Can U Feel the Beat
Dynamic Three - The Roof is on Fire
Latin Rascals - Axel F
Paul Hardcastle - Nineteen
Rama - Don't Want You To Be

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History of the megamix: Disconet Top Tune Medleys

Came across a couple of Disconet year medleys recently that rate high on the mozzarella meter. However, there are moments of great mixing and phresh editing in selected parts, not to mention the high 80s flashback factor. Never realized the connection between Sugarscoop and Disconet mixes until I found these gems. Enjoy.

Disconet 1985 Top Tune Medley
Mix by John Matarazzo & Mike Arato

Alisha - Too Turned On
Aretha Franklin - Who's Zoomin' Who
Skipworth & Turner - Thinking About Your Love
Pointer Sisters - Dare Me
Shannon - Do You Wanna Get Away
Lisa Lisa - I Wonder If I Take You Home
Steve Arrington - Dancing In The Key Of Life
Colonel Abrams - Trapped
Madonna - Into The Groove
Exposé - Point Of No Return
Miami Sound Machine - Conga
Phyllis Nelson - I Like You
Dead Or Alive - Lover Come Back To Me
Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round
Aretha Franklin - Freeway Of Love
New Order - Perfect Kiss
Angie Gold - Eat You Up
Go West - We Close Our Eyes
Patti LaBelle - New Attitude

Disconet 1984 Top Tune Medley
Mix by Mike Arato & John Matarazzo

Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy
Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days
Laura Brannigan - Self Control
Dominatrix - The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight
Newcleus - Jam On It
IRT - Watch The Closing Doors
Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
Madonna - Lucky Star
Shannon - Give Me Tonight
Diana Ross - Swept Away
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Miami Sound Machine - Dr. Beat
George Kranz - Trommeltanz
Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
Prince - When Doves Cry
Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life
Katie Kissoon - I Need A Man In My Life
Two Sisters - Destiny
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes
The Pointer Sisters - Jump

Disconet 1983 Top Tune Medley
Mix by Mike Arato & John Matarazzo

Men Without Hats - Safety Dance
The S.O.S. Band - Just Be Good To Me
Yaz - State Farm
Herbie Hancock - Rockit
Madonna - Holiday
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Freeez - IOU
Shannon - Let The Music Play
Lime - Angel Eyes
Irene Cara - Flashdance
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
Thompson Twins - Lies
Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Michael Sembello - Maniac
Pointer Sisters - I'm so Excited
Michael Jackson - Thriller

Disconet 1982 Top Tune Medley
Mix by Casey Jones

Evelyn King - Love Come Down
Sharon Brown - I Specialize In Love
Vicky D - This Beat Is Mine
Patrick Cowley - Get A Little
D-Train - Keep On
Rocker's Revenge - Walking On Sunshine
Man Parrish - Hip Hop, Be-Bop
Sharon Redd - Beat The Street
The Human League - Don't You Want Me
Yazoo - Situation
Paul Parker - Right On Target
Chas Jankel - Glad To Know You
Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
Planet Patrol - Play At Your Own Risk
Angela Clemmons - Give Me Just A Little More Time
Patrick Cowley - Megatron Man
Lisa - Jump Shout
Ronnie Griffith - Breakin' Up
Donna Summer - Love Is In Control
Dazz Band - Let It Whip
Sylvester - Do Ya Wanna Funk
Lime - Come And Get Your Love
Lime - Babe, We're Gonna Love Tonite
Laura Branigan - Gloria
Viola Wills - Stormy Weather
The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men
Toni Basil - Mickey

Disconet 1981 Top Tune Medley
Mix by Mike Arato & John Matarazzo

Taana Gardner - Heartbeat
Tom Tom Club - Genius Of Love
Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper
Billy Ocean - Nights
Gino Soccio - Try It Out
Project - Love Rescue
Rick James - Give It To Me Baby
Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus
Kelly Marie - Feels Like I'm In Love
Vivien Vee - Give Me A Break
Carol Jiani - Hit 'n Run Lover
Midnight Powers - Dance, It's My Life
Boystown Gang - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
The Jackson - Walk Right Now
The Bank - Lay All Your Love On Me
Three Degrees - Set Me Free
Tantra - Hills Of Katmandu
Phyllis Nelson - Don't Stop The Train
Lime - Your Love
Royal Philarmonic Orchestra - Hooked On Classics

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History of the megamix: Big Apple Productions II

In 1984 the Latin Rascals released a killer razor blade edit mix under the name of Peter Duff as a bootleg 12". Check this shit out. Pure genius. Cut it up Whiz. Where is my Revox B99? Props to Disco Patrick for the label scan. There are other volumes in the series but this one is my favorite. Obtained my copy downtown in Denver at a place that also pimped all the NY Scratchmaster bootlegs back in the early 80s. Click on the pic to leech.

Big Apple Productions II
Mix by Latin Rascals

Davy DMX - One For The Treble
Kurtis Blow - AJ Scratch
Art Of Noise - Beatbox
Herbie Hancock - Rockit
Malcolm Mclaren - Buffalo Girls
Soul Sonic Force - Perfect Beat
Globe And Whiz Kid - Play That Beat
Sharon Redd - Beat The Street
Bell And James - Livin It Up
Tramps - Disco
Shannon - Let The Music Play
Soul Sonic Force - Renegades of Funk
Freeez - I.O.U.
Newclues - Jam On It
Man Parrish - Hip Hop Bebop
Shannon - Let The Music Play
Break Machine - Street Dance
Nairobi - Soul Makossa
C Bank - One More Shot
Imperial Brothers - We Come To Dub
John Rocca - I Want It To Be Real
Hashim - Al Naafiysh
Guru - Who Are You Stealing From
Loleatta Holloway - Crash Goes Love

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History of the megamix: Lesson One - The Payback Mix

In 1983 Tommy Boy announced a remix contest. Double Dee and Steinski killed it and won. Their mix was released as a promo 12" and has been boolegged to death ever since. Lesson Two and Three bang out the beats but do not compare to the original. Click on the pic to leech.

Lesson One - The Payback Mix 
Mix by Double Dee & Steinski

Globe and Whiz Kid - Play That Beat Mr DJ
mixed with bits and pieces from:
Malcolm Mclaren
Funky Four
Culture Club
Humphrey Bogart
Peech Boys
Herbie Hancock
Grandmaster Flash
Trouble Funk
+ more

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History of the megamix: Scratchmasters Jam

Continuing the preservation of 80s megamixing history, Phunkula presents the New York Scratchmasters Jam series of bootlegs that were released as mostly one-sided 12"s back in 1984-1985. These were better mixed and multi-tracked than the Scratch Party Series and still rock harder than AC/DC to this day. The standout is the Beatbox release (vol 5) with its multi-tracked classic electro goodness. Those were the days, skipping class, taking the bus downtown to pick up the latest Scratchmaster bootleg. Props to Disco Patrick for the label scans. Click on the pics to leech.

Scratchmasters Jam #1
Mix by ?

Laid Back - White Horse
Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
Deele - Body Talk
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Until You Get Enough
Globe And Whiz Kid - Play That Beat
Art Of Noise - Beat Box
Davy DMX - One For The Treble
Xena - On The Upside

Scratchmasters Jam #2 
Mix by ?

Cameo - Strange
Malcolm McLaren - World Famous
Art Of Noise - Beat Box
Klymaxx - I Need A Man
Hashim - Al Naayfyiish
Newclues - Jam On It
Orbit - The Beat Goes On
Pretty Tony - Fix It In The Mix
Midnight Starr - No Parking On The Dance Floor

Scratchmasters Jam #3: Scratchmasters Revenge 
Mix by ?

Aleem - Release Yourself
Mikki - Love Emergency
The Time - Jungle Love
Debbie Deb - When I Hear Music
The Future - Nuclear Holocaust
Newcleus - Computer Age
Invisibles - Donkey Kong
Section 25 - Looking From A Hilltop

Scratchmasters Jam #4: The Rap 
Mix by ?

Whodini - Friends
Kurtis Blow - AJ Scratch
Kurtis Blow - 10 Million Stories
Fat Boys - Fat Boys
Fresh 3 MCs - Fresh
B-Fats - The Wop
Whodini - 5 Minutes Of Funk
Pumpkin - King Of The Beat
Masterdon Committee - Funkbox

Scratchmasters Jam #5: The Beatbox 
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Beat Box Acapella
Sylvester - Rock The Box
Section 25 - Looking Over The Hilltop
Pretty Tony - Jam The Box
File 13 - Taste So Good
Afrika Bambaataa - Planet Rock
Captain Rock - Captain Rock to the Future Shock
Numbers - Kraftwerk
Paul Hardcastle - King Tut
Debbie Deb - Lookout Weekend
David Van Tiegham - These Things Happen
Guru - Who U Stealin From
Mikki - Love Emergency
Hashim - Al Naafyish
Hashim - Were Rockin The Planet

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History of the megamix: Z-Rock Scratch Party

Back in the early 80s there was a series of bootleg 12"s released with multi-tracking scratch mixes on the Z-rock label. The mixes were kind of sloppy but captures the emerging DJ megamixing energy that could be heard on late night "black" radio stations at the time. This is what I spent my lunch money on back in the day at the local record store in tha West. Phunkula brings these lost gems for your enjoyment in a lame effort to preserve megamixing history (props to Disco Patrick for the label scans). Click on the label pics to leech.

Scratch Party #1 
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Malcolm Mclaren - Buffalo Gals
Grandmixer DST - Crazy Cuts
MC Frosty - Radioactive Rapp
Shannon - Let The Music Play
Midnight Starr - Electricity
Twilight 22 - Electric Kingdom
Cybotron - Clear

Scratch Party #2 
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Art Of Noise - Beatbox
Malcolm Mclaren-Hobo
Cameo - She is Strange
Glass - Bedrock
Newcleus - Jam On It
Globe And Whiz Kid - Play That Beat
Hashim - Al Naafiysh
Bar Kays - Freakshow On The Dancefloor

Scratch Party #3 
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VHB - Beethovens 5th
Klinte Jones - In The Heat Of The Night
Chuck Chill Out - Hip Hop On Wax Vol One
Jay Novelle - If This Ain't Love
Rama - Don't Want You to Be
Divine Sounds - What People Do For Money
Knights of The Turntables - Techno Scratch
The Deele - Body Talk
Lakeside - Raid
Active Force - Rise Up
Dazz Band - Swoop

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History of the megamix: Where's My 808? aka Oldschool Electro Megamix Vol 1

Phunkula mixes electro classics and beats to bring back that 80s late night megamix mayhem that rocked the airwaves around the world back in the day. Remember KISS, WBLS, KDAY and all the pirate stations all over the world from London to Amsterdam? Listen closely to spot your favorite electro jam or beats in the mix. Respect to the true pioneers of the razor blade edit Latin Rascals and all the mastermixers who started it all. This mix is a couple of years old now but the music in it is timeless.

Where's my 808? Megamix 
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Nolan Thomas - Yo Little Brother

Word of Mouth - King Kut

Black Britain - Funky Nassau

Nuance - Love Ride
BBQ Band - Dreamer
Kraftwerk - Musiq Non-Stop
Bar-Kays - Sex-o-matic
Malcom McLaren - Hobo
Beatmaster - Lip Service
Cover Girls - Show Me
Nocera - Summertime
Sweet Sensation - Hooked On You
TKA - Come Get My Love
Cyre - Last Chance
Man Parrish - Boogie Down Bronx
Man Parrish - Hip Hop Be Bop
George LaMond - Bad of the Heart
Monet - Give In To Me
Sly Fox - Como Tu Te Llama
Shannon - My Heart's Divided
Rochelle - Magic Man
Human League - Fascination
Shannon - Give Me Tonight
Stevie B - Party Your Body
Stevie B - Dreaming Of Love
Dynamic 3 - Roof Is On Fire
Hashim - Al-Nayyfyiish
Nairobi - Funky Soul Makossa
Break Machine - Break Dance Party
Pretty Tony - Jam The Box
Bambaata - Planet Rock
Kraftwerk - Numbers
Paul Hardcastle - Rain Forrest
Captain Rock - Captain Rock To The Future Shock
Egyptian Lover - So Fine
Kraftwerk - Telephone Call
Egyptian Lover - Ultimate Scratch II
Bambaata - Perfect Beat
Two Sisters - B-Boys Beware
Future - Nuclear Holocaust
Cybotron - Clear
Bambaata - Renegades Of Funk
Egyptian Lover - Egypt Egypt
Twilight 22 - Electric Kingdom
Uncle Jamms Army - Dial A Freak
Kraftwerk - Numbers
Laid Back - White Horse
Chaka Khan - I Feel For you
Bambaata - Planet Rock
Captain Rock - Return of Captain Rock
Hashim - Al-Nayyfyiish
Guru - Who Are You Stealing From
Hashim - We Are Rocking The Planet
Newcleus - Jam On It
Model 500 - Night Drive
Imperial Brothers - We Come To Rock
Two Live Crew - Throw The D
Kraftwerk - Tour De France
Egyptian Lover - Girls
Jive Trax Beat
Goon Squad - Eight Arms To Hold You
Pretty Poison - Catch Me
Brenda K Starr - Picking Up Pieces
Indeep - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
Dynamic 3 - Request Line
Globe & Whiz Kid - Play That Beat
Dynamic Breakers - Dynamic
Man Parrish - Boogie Down Bronx
Newcleus - Jam On It
Beat Box Boys - Give Me My Money
Whiz Kid - Hip Hop Beat
Two Live Crew - What I Like
Tricky D - Letters
Debbie Deb - When I Hear Music
Bambaata - Planet Rock
Divine Sounds - What People Do For Money

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