Khan founded the independent Streetwave record label during 1981 to specialise in releasing electro and hi-NRG releases. Within a year of creation, Streetwave began the Street Sounds series of albums; compilations created from some of the hottest 12" imports of the day. These releases made available a selection of the most contemporary dance floor hits within the financial reach of those wanting to hear the freshest sounds.
In the early 1980's a 12" single was priced around £2 and you would pay over £4 for an import 12". The Street Sounds series offered usually 8 to 12 full-length 12" mixes for under a fiver. Understandably, the Street Sounds series was met with considerable enthusiasm and, some might say, mighty relief. This series would run for over 6 years and contain over 50 albums.
By far the most coveted of the Street Sounds releases were the Electro series. These albums introduced the UK to the developing hip-hop scene from America — a stroke of genius that brought electro and early hip hop from the underground to the UK high street and, one could argue, helped in the creation of the UK's hip-hop scene.
Listed below are labels set up by Morgan Khan:
Streetwave / Street Sounds / Westside Records / Hardcore / Radical Records / World Dance Records / Pisces Productions Limited.
- 5 Remix
- 1 Instruments & Performance
- 6 Writing & Arrangement
- 40 Production
- 1 DJ Mix
- 14 Technical
- 9 Acting, Literary & Spoken