Apart from being one of the greatest records ever made, it was this that made me want to get serious behind the decks.
02. Visual - The Music's Got Me (Prelude) 1983
Uplifting, great vocals, bassline & groove. I can still picture Greg Wilson, back in '83, chop-mixing this to great effect at Legend, Manchester. After seeing Greg, I definitely wanted to be a DJ!
03. D Train - Keep On (Prelude) 1982
I could've chosen pretty much any D Train 12"! They're all excellent. Incredible production for it's time! I chose this because it was their longest (!)
04. Gary's Gang - Makin' Music [Dub] (CBS) 1982
Eric Matthew was an amazing writer & producer. This is just one his many masterpieces! A massive Electrofunk floorfiller.
05. Herbie Hancock - I thought It Was You (Columbia) 1978
Vocoder vocals at their best! A very complicated piece of music that sounds so simple.
06. Dan Hartman - Vertigo/Relight My Fire (Blue Sky) 1979
I still get bowled over by this guy's talent for writing & producing. Just brilliant!
07. Malcolm McLaren and World's Famous Supreme Team Show - D'Ya Like Scratchin? (Charisma) 1982
From the 'Scratchin' LP which has a great atmosphere throughout of New York radio in '82. Phone requests etc. A style of radio that, very sadly, is long gone.
08. Kraftwerk - The Robots (Capitol) 1978
How brilliant and influential are these? Blew me away when I first heard this nearly 30 years ago!
09. Assia & Doc Gyneco - Mauvais Garçon (EMI) 2002
I'm quite a fan of French RnB (yes, really!). There's some amazing stuff being made out there. They have a great talent for melodies & production.
10. The Eagles - One Of These Nights (Asylum) 1975
Eagles are brilliant. Melodies, arrangements etc etc. This one they got everything just right.
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