Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:
This week on Goin’ Old School we’re going back to one of my first love B-Boy Electro, Electro Funk, Electro Boogie or whatever you want to call it. The Problem is most of the classic cuts from back them don’t have videos, but luckily we can kick off with the quintessential Electro jam, Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force’s ‘Planet Rock’ from 1982
We love some Mantronix round these parts, I think ‘Bassline’ from 1986 is the only classic Mantronix video we haven’t featured yet.
It’s a pity there aren’t more old Egyptian Lover videos. 1986’s Electro Funk fueled ‘Freak-A-Holic’ seems to be the only video he made back then
Before Mantronix was making R&B, Kurtis Mantronik and MC Tee was not only Electro pioneers but the best in their game. From 1984 to 1988 they produced some of the best Electro Hip Hop in the world and constantly reinvented their sound with evolving music production technology, culminating in 1988’s ‘In Full Effect’ album and the ‘Simple Simon (You Gotta’ Regard)’ single.
Well, not really round 2, it’s the same track. We premiered Kurtis Mantronik of Mantronix’s awesome reMix of HURTS’ ‘Wonderful Life’ yesterday, and now we’ve had the go ahead to offer it to you lot as a download!
Read what we said about it here, and download it right here.
Surely this is too good to be true? HURTS’ ‘Wonderful Life’ reMixed by producer extraordinaire, Mantronix’s Kurtis Mantronik!
Following in the footsteps of Arthur Baker, Kurtis Mantronik is the second New York Electro Hip-Hop pioneer to tackle the song (all we need now are reMixes from Afrika Bambaata, Manny Parrish and Grandmaster Flash!) and brings a real old school Electro feel to the track, complete with Planet Rock kicks. I can’t put my finger on why ‘Wonderful Life’ lends itself so well to this kind of reMix…it just does!