Manu Dibango – Soul Makossa / 1972
When I heard this song for the first time back in the early 1980’s, I was so impressed that I decided, if I would ever start djing, my dj name has to be Makossa.
Kraftwerk – It’s more fun to compute / 1981
The godfathers of electronic music .. still on the road for over 40 years .. every DJ should have seen them live.
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five – The Message / 1981
No explanation necessary – the biggest Hip Hop anthem ever – for me.
A Number of Names – Sharevari / 1981
Big underground hit during my early DJ days at U4 Vienna, was re-released a few times, decades later.
EManuel Göttsching – E2E4 / 1984
This legendary masterpiece of Electronic music I discovered on a cosmic tape out of Italy, these tapes were a huge inspiration for me and very in demand & popular in Vienna in the mid 1980ies.
Mory Kante – Yekeyeke (Afro Acid rmx) / 1987
The fusion of traditional African & electronic music started in the 1980ies for me.
Jaydee – Plastic Dreams / 1993
This was a blast back in the days .. everybody knows I guess 😉
Cobblestone Jazz – Dump Truck / 2006
one of my fav techno future jazz bangers, legendary live show at the Gilles Peterson’s World Wide Festival 2007, good guy Mathew Jonson.
Pachanga Boys – Time / 2011
Summer festival sun rising anthem #1.
Emmanuel Jal – Kuar (Henrik Schwarz rmx) / 2013
Emmanuel Jal & Henrik Schwarz x Innervisions – hard to top.
Makossa & Megablast – Kunuaka Remixes Part 2 (Stripped Down)
After the success of Part 1, Stripped Down serves up a second EP of fantastic remixes of ‘Kunuaka’ from Makossa & Megablast’s seminal album of the same name. This time Booka Shade, Stereo MCs, DJ T and Jenia Tarsol all come correct. First up are Get Physical label founders and melodic dance-pop icons Booka Shade. They flip the track into something warm and rubbery, with rich and classy melodies dancing over the woody beats. Then come Stereo MCs, whose Connected label is one of the best for lovers of afro tinged and organic house. They remix it into a