On the fourth and final installment of the Perfect Beats series, there are plenty of meat-and-potatoes electro hits (like C-Bank's "One More Shot" and Afrika Bambaataa's "Looking for the Perfect Beat"), but there are also lots of oddities to add flavor.
More ass-shaking artifacts from the early-'80s dawn of electro, hip-hop, and freestyle. This might be the least distinct disc in the set, but in such great company, that's hardly a put-down. Of all the volumes, number 3 hews closest to the strictures of the compilation's subtitle, "New York Electro Hip-Hop + Underground Dance Classics, 1980-1985," though Heaven 17's "Let Me Go" came out of England and was in no sense underground.
Part 1 of Tommy Boy's comprehensive compilation of early electro, hip-hop, and freestyle hits concentrates on the fundamentals.
Compilation Grand 12-Inches 15 meeting in the huge amount of tracks on each day and the mood, and maybe the same attitudes and beliefs! Nowadays Ben is again fully involved in music, making Grandmixes in a new format on and he again has his In The Mix show on Radio Veronica. Grand 12 Inches Exclusive, A special version only appearing on this series, due to being never released before, restored to excellence or extended beyond all other versions available. Its Ben Liebrand managed again to create a stunning selection of the finest and most unusual dance and disco classics.
Packaging-wise and title-wise, the Rhino label's Hip Hop: The Collection is as generic as they come, but after that, all complaints are minimal. Get it at the right price, and it doesn't even matter that the theme is mega-broad and that the T.I. hit isn't one everyone knows, because when a collection goes from Afrika Bambaataa's seminal electro-rap "Planet Rock… Don't Stop" to Missy Elliot's "Get Ur Freak On" with barely any filler in the middle, the freak is on and the planet is certainly rocked. The set jumps time periods at will, and yet the sequencing works, so consider it a time capsule or a portable party, because it's both.
This compilation proudly presents hot songs 90s from all over Europe. Enjoy great hits and mixes by DJ Tomcraft, Afrika Bambaataa, La Cross, Aqua and many more…