Episode 10: LIVE ON WHRB – The Roots of Soul Clap

Last week we had the opportunity (thanks to Dave Day) to throw down a live set of house and techno classics as part of Harvard Radio’s 12 hour roots of house and techno marathon hosted by this dude and his boy William. They called it “From the Autobahn to I-94: The Roots of Chicago House and Detroit Techno” but we kind of took it a little broader with alot of NYC tracks and some UK stuff. It felt great to dust off some old vinyl and throw down a live mix on the radio. All the tracks are from 1990 and before and are some of our most major influences and this is the REAL Episode 10 so it’s a good celebration.

We don’t usually bother with listing labels on our tracklists, but it’s important in this case (and we put year too). In the process of putting together the tracklist I found this dude (speaking of roots of Soul Clap and also of east coast rave) and also what this record is that I’ve had forever but never knew what it was (I’m probably a dummy for not knowing – more on this later today)!

Frankie Knuckles – Your Love – Trax (1987)
Jay Williams – Sweat (Dripping Dub) – Big Beat (1990)
Raze – Break 4 Love – Grove Street (1987)
Mission Control – Outta Limits – Deep South (1990)
E-Culture – Tribal Confusion – Strictly Rhythm (1990)
Cultural Vibe – Ma Foom Bey (A Tony Humphries Edit) – Easy Street (1986)
Atmosfere – Dancing In Outerspace – MCA (1979)
Joe Smooth – The Promised Land – DJ International (1987)
K-Alexi – Vertigo – Transmat (1989)
Yazoo – Don’t Go (Re-re-mix) – Mute (1982)
Egyptian Lover – Dance (Long Drum Version) – Egyptian Empire (1985)
Kreem – Triangle Of Love (Dub Mix) – Metroplex (1986)
Master C&J – Face It – State Street Records (1987)
Frankie Knuckles ft. Robert Owens – Tears – FFRR (1989)
No Smoke – Koro Koro – Profile (1990)
Freestyle Orchestra ft. D’Borah – Keep On Pumpin’ (Groove Me Mix) – SBK (1990)
The Underground Solution – Luv Dancin’ – Strictly Rhythm (1990)
Earth People – Dance – Kool Groove (1989)
Alessandro Novaga – Eletronic Drums – White (1980’s)
D-Train – Keep On (Pettibone & Humphries Edit) – Ram’s Horn (1983)
M. Doc – It’s Percussion (Insane Mix) – Jack Trax (1988)
J.M. Silk – Shadows Of Your Love (Fierce Mix) – DJ International (1986)
Rhythm Is Rhythm – Nude Photo – Transmat (1987)
Joey Beltram – Energy Flash – Transmat (1990)
Lil Louis – French Kiss – FFRR (1989)

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