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OSW: Synth Jams


I had to go a little bit to the left this week, since I’m still trying to assemble a followup to Back In The Day, Volume 3. Don’t worry it’s coming! I just happen to have some imports coming in this week, so stay tuned.

Meanwhile, last night (after a long, long day at work), I was in conversations with Prime, Charles of Flowink, and the infamous Todd Kelley, talking about the group named Kraftwerk. The conversations led into other groups and more tracks in the same vein, which then coalesced into:

Old School Wednesday : Synth Jams.
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01 – Yellow Magic Orchestra – Computer Games
02 – Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock
03 – Freestyle – Don’t Stop The Rock
04 – George Kranz – Din Daa Daa
05 – Kraftwerk – The Telephone Call
06 – Carol Hall _ Orbit – The Beat Goes On
07 – Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force – Looking For The Perfect Beat
08 – Egyptian Lover – And My Beat Goes Boom
09 – Herbie Hancock – Rock It
10 – Paul Hardcastle – Rainforest (original version)
11 – Nuance – Take a Chance
12 – Kraftwerk – Numbers (Komplete Version)
13 – Laid Back – White Horse
14 – Egyptian Lover – I Need A Freak
15 – Soul Sonic Force – Play At Your Own Risk – (12” mix)
16 – Twilight 22 – Electric Kingdom
17 – Kraftwerk – Tour de France

Special thanks to Prime, Flowink and Todd for causing it today. Enjoy.

21 Responses “OSW: Synth Jams”

  1. ms. alex
    1 March 2006 at 08:39

    This is kickin’! Oh, if I could just burn these on a CD, I’d be one happy chick. Thx 4 da grooves!

  2. 1 March 2006 at 11:16

    tour de france is one of my fav KRAFTWERK JAMS… i have that on cd maxi…
    im gonna fuk you up for the egyptian lover

  3. 1 March 2006 at 11:21

    This is like the soundtrack to my rollerskating days when I was a youth.

  4. Thierno
    1 March 2006 at 11:27

    EJ, wassup? You took me back to those “Breakin'” days LOL. Kraftwerk, Bambaataa & Hardcastle? Man, when u take it back u take it way back. Interesting how these sounds are heavily influencing current-day Hip Hop tracks, with the 808, analog synths and all. Good stuff, my man. Peace.

  5. 1 March 2006 at 11:46

    Mmkay – how does this sound? “Black chick, early 30’s in search of employment after being “released” from previous job for trying to poplock and do the robot at her desk?”
    Loving it!

  6. 1 March 2006 at 14:14

    Ah… The Kraftwerk. Man, I totally forgot about Telephone Call until you brought it up.
    Boing.. Boonchock!!!!

  7. 1 March 2006 at 15:40

    Man, I was playing “Take a Chance” just the other day!
    “Electric Kingdom”…too sweet!

  8. 1 March 2006 at 18:16

    I was looking for my parachute pants and my Members Only jacket. Nice!

  9. MoniMoni
    1 March 2006 at 18:42

    NO YOU DIDNT!!! PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! (Poplocking and doin the Smurf right now!!)
    P -L- A- Y..if you play with me
    It’s at your risk that I’ll set you free!!!

  10. chica
    2 March 2006 at 08:23

    Nikki took the words out of my mouth!
    “Numbers”…speechless. The comments tell me that I’m in good company! Thanks EJ!

  11. 2 March 2006 at 16:11

    Damn EJ, we must really be kindred spirits because I have been dying to make a playlist like this one, and you’ve done it perfectly. I could not think of enough records for me to put it down so thanks for this bruh!! I hope you throw a couple of these joints into slipback.
    Holla at your boy!
    Peace

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  • 4 March 2006 at 06:59

    Awww sh*t! You’re dropping bombs like Hiroshima! Man, so many of my faves here… and you even dug out some Nuance. :-)

  • 5 March 2006 at 08:50

    oh man this brings back memories

  • 7 March 2006 at 20:50

    if you wanna ride?…Don’t ride the White Hoss!
    Thank Mr. EJ…I needed this…plus the convo LOL

  • Ms Berry
    8 March 2006 at 02:41

    Awwwwww, helll! Egyptian Lover was my nucca back in the day.

  • Ms. Berry
    8 March 2006 at 02:43

    OK, this is so 1984-85…in dance class we used to jam to all of these songs on a classic boom box!

  • Bruce
    11 March 2006 at 11:43

    Thanks so much for the Din Da Da sample. I’ve searched endlessly to find out how composed it.

  • 11 March 2006 at 18:59

    Man…this is the mix. When is the bootleg mix CD comin out?

  • Ariya
    12 March 2006 at 13:48

    Damnit EJ, I leave the net, try to bone up on my music list, and you’re still making feel like I have to play catch up. Kick ass list. Will definitely check these artists out now.

  • Clint
    11 April 2006 at 21:38

    Damn!!! Added to my favorites. I’ll listen everyday and turn back the hands of time. Thanks for the memories again. Now if you could make something in the Men Without Hats genre era, remember “Our House”?.

  • Jaydd
    28 April 2006 at 10:22

    Thank you, thank you. I couldn’t even google search and find the jam ‘Computer Games’. EJ, did I say thank you…

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