Various ‎– Street Sounds UK Electro

Street Sounds ‎– ELCST 1984
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Mixed



All tracks licensed from Streetwave Records
except B2 licensed from Billy Boy Records

Pack: Red Ranch 4 Carver's

NB. Although each track has individual producer and artist credits, everything except B2 is actually the work of Manchester Elecro-Funk DJ Greg Wilson and associates (including Kermit, who would later go on to join Ruthless Rap Assassins and Black Grape).

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
540090 Various Street Sounds UK Electro(LP, Comp, Mixed) Streetwave 540090 France 1984 Sell This Version
SWLP 33560 Various Street Sounds UK Electro(LP, Comp, Mixed) Street Sounds, Panarecord SWLP 33560 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
ZYX-20037 Various Street Sounds U.K. Electro(LP, Comp, Mixed) ZYX Records ZYX-20037 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
ELCST 1984 Various Street Sounds UK Electro(LP, Comp, Mixed, TP, W/Lbl) Street Sounds ELCST 1984 UK 1984 Sell This Version
ZCELC 1984 Various Street Sounds U.K. Electro(Cass, Comp, Mixed, Blu) Street Sounds ZCELC 1984 UK 1984 Sell This Version



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November 11, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

Hard to believe that this one hasn't had any comments yet - especially as I've noticed quite a few comments elsewhere, which imply that this is considered one of the best in the "Electro" series. It's definitely one of my favourites, and may even have been my first purchase in the series - all I can remember is that by 1986, I owned them all.

Having heard the late, great and much missed John Peel play "B.E.D. '34" on his show (I had taped it, fortunately!) I knew I would have to find the album as soon as I could afford it - I was still at school at the time, so I couldn't just rush out and buy everything that I liked - but soon enough, a copy was mine :)

Listening to it now, I would say it has a quite a different feel to the remaining "Electro"s - it wouldn't have been obvious at the time of course, but it feels like it's mixed by a house DJ, and a lot of the hi-hats/percussion sound quite "housey" as well. Now, we know that there was some overlap/influence between Electro and House, but it's not always quite as obvious as here.

This isn't a criticism, by the way - I quickly moved onto house music as soon as I heard of it, a year or two later - but I think it demonstrates just how ahead of its time some of this music was back then, as records which we would now call "house music" were virtually non-existent at the time, if at all.

Needless to say, this album has stood the test of time for me - it still sounds as good it did when I first heard it.