Saturday, March 8, 2008

Heavy Duty Breaks (Illuminated megamix, 1984)

Various Artists - Genres - Dance - Heavy Duty Breaks

Here's an album that Illuminated Records put out in 1984 that is comprised of a 15-minute label roster megamix on each side: the songs segue from one to the next without dropping the beat (with continuity provided by a beatbox). Each clip is a teaser for the full-length version. Illluminated had an impressive lineup of "gothic funk" bands; here are the songs included in the two side-long mixes:

Side 1
400 Blows: Pressure
23 Skidoo: F.U.G.I.
Out: Tough Enough
Dormannu: The Dread
Zazou: M'pasi Ya Pamba
400 Blows: Grove Jumping
23 Skidoo: Coup
400 Blows: Declaration of Intent

Side 2
Executive Slacks: Our Lady
Data: Blow
Portion Control: Raise the pulse
Data: Blow
Portion Control: Go-Talk
Power to Dream: Faith Healer
Tara Butler: Up against the wall
Power to Dream: Faith Healer
Sex Gang: Dieche

Get it here or here.

12 comments:

cnow77 said...

Great site you have here. It's not often you find this stuff available. This is the music I grew up on and it's great to hear it again. A lot of it I have on vinyl, but it has been collecting dust for years. Please keep up the hard work. It's very much appreciated.

Fantod said...

Thank you for the kind words, I certainly value them!

Eden 263 said...

Fantod, Thank You a thousand times. This is a record from my adolescence that I treasure to this day, but mine skips like a mad thing!

Herbal T said...

Hi Fantod, great blog I will be raiding it over the next few days.
This post is what got me here - it is so good to hear this again.

Will link you in from my world.

Thanks.

Herbal T

Herbal T said...

By the way - is this from your vinyl or did you find it online?

Also - would you mind if posted this? I will of course credit you.

Herbal T

Herbal T said...

By the way - is this from your vinyl or did you find it online?

Also - would you mind if posted this? I will of course credit you.

Herbal T

Fantod said...

Hello Herbal T -- sorry for the delay in responding, I've been away. To answer your quesion, this is a rip from my own vinyl. I don't mind if you post it too, but I ask that you include a link back to this post as well. Oh wait, I see you already have, well that's cool. Nice blog you've got there!

Best,
Fantod

Herbal T said...

Thanks for that my friend.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for putting this up. I have a copy of this on 12". I found it when back in 1998 or 1999 a charity. I was about 13 or 14 and had just got into techno. This blew my mind and opened my musical horizons to no end. I can’t thank you enough for posting this.

Fantod said...

You're welcome, thanks for visiting!

the saucer people said...

In the age of Americanised global 'rap' hegemony its sometimes difficult to remember back to the early eighties & the degree to which electro/rap/hip-hop was still, to a large degree, an oppositional "outsider" music (Rapper's Delight aside!). So much so that avant-garde "industrial" aesthetes like Illuminated Records in the UK felt the same kind of 'kinship' the no-wave/post-punk NY scene did with its indigenous "black" musical neighbours (of course the 'Buffalo Gal' mischief of the late McLaren upsets this neat US/UK correlation!).

This is a fascinating document of musical history and many thanks for sharing it.

As a side note, I would really like a copy of this in 320 and as I have no record player anymore, if anyone who has a deck and a means to rip and wants a vinyl copy of this which you can pick on Discogs for £4-£6 (near mint!). I am happy to send a fiver to them and all I ask is they do me a decent rip of it!
contactmeat: jackamo23ATgmailcom

absolute madness its going so cheap isnt it?!

the saucer people said...

My offer for anyone who is thinking of buying a vinyl copy of Heavy Duty Breaks is still open!

I have heard different versions of Heavy Duty Breaks and the mystery is finally cleared up; in addition to the album there was a 12 inch single released on Illuminated:

Heavy Duty Breaks - Heavy Duty Breaks
Illuminated Records ILL 5512
Vinyl 12 Inch 1985
1985

A1 Heavy Duty Breaks (Radio Version)
B1 Heavy Duty Breaks (Bonus Beats)

There is a near mint copy of the 12 going for £2!!! would be interested in paying for that as well in return for a good vinyl rip for anyone out there still collecting vinyl!