An Inspirational celebration of all things Soul music. DJ, Production Manager, Master-Mixer and Record historian Master J takes you on a Soul-Unique journey each week to unleash timeless rarities from the Vinyl Vaults to unleash the feel good memories that lye dormant within your deepest inner mind, LPs have their own showcase! whilst we go Inside the 12" Planet Producers gives the finest artists and Musicians the ultimate respect that they deserve! Requests & dedications get Undiluted treatment and then there is Dance Decade.After 20 years feeding the dance floors leading up to 2002 and 18 years producing & hosting Soul A:M I have compiled an ensemble of fine media from Jazz Fusion Disco Funk Dance rarities Classic house and Acid Jazz that I feel compelled to share each and every Soul A:M Sunday morning. True music lovers rejoice and appreciate the crackles pops and history of my personal record collection, Recorded live from the Vinyl Studio's London UK enjoy! MJ.
SOUL A:M Pres 1989 DANCE DECADE 80s
This episode brings us to the year it all changed! Whilst we still had the very popular wine bars and disco pubs to feel the groove within this Star-date we lived for the night life, From a UK perspective up and down the United Kingdom night clubs dominated the dance landscape from Wigan to the West End the sound of Chicago house set the tempo us to feel free...whilst Soulful Jazzy Flava’s would make a welcomed return 1990 and beyond! this year ironically would reflect a decade before where disco evolved honestly only to become demonised through blatant hijacking by the mainstream to curb its meteoric rise that elevated its popularity threatening the very fabric of the music industry.Here we are in ten years on and yet again out of the ashes of Disco comes this raw sound that emerged once again from the Hispanic & Black underground only to once again take control... the critics said it just would not last! Welcome back back to the very definition of dance music 1989 this weeks conclusion to my favourite timeline of music... The Dance Decade.
SOUL A:M Pres 1988 Dance Decade 80s
With the Music industry experiencing one of the biggest transformations in over a decade, the dance floor spaces we were accustomed to around a bar or disco pub were about to be assaulted as the sound of the underground previously shunned by the yuppie wine bar scene were about to create their own stage bigger, louder and more progressive than any sound experienced post Disco.Garage house had hit our shores as early as 1985, but it was about to evolve once more! Infected with the signature British sound with bpm’s cranked up to meet the elevated heartbeats of both excitement...and a prescription on enhancements that some needed to fuel the desire to hyper dance to the acid house sounds best experienced at undisclosed locations to heighten the excitement to attend a Rave.Hip Hop, Dance Soul and house now known as Classic all took centre stage...Exciting time for those who like myself were at the right age, at the right time to live and breathe this exciting period of change! The irony is this same change happened a decade before with Disco... Coincidence !! or Planed??Welcome back to the Star-date 1988 this weeks Dance Decade 80s
SOUL A:M Pres 1987 Dance Decade 80s
Within this Soul-Unique episode our music and its origins are in jeopardy of dilution as corporate labels and media yet again spin their web of deceit and lies tempting our artists of soul towards the darker side of fame and fortune.With many contracts not worth the paper that they were written on our sound was at risk of disappearing into popular culture forever, But there was hope as raw Hip Hop & now Classic House withstood the temptation to dilution forging there own empires that the mainstream said would not last. Within this Year they would all Sound clash together on the precipice of change this eclectic mix of high hats, Bass Beats n rhymes would make for one undiluted excursion for true music lovers everywhere... Music is just not celebrated in its purest vinyl format anymore to share Joy without gain… Make sure to like and review to keep the vibe alive…Welcome back to the Star-date 1987 this weeks Dance Decade.
SOUL A:M Pres 1986 DANCE DECADE 80s
Amongst the bright lights and commercial awareness of our music being thrusted onto the centre stage our artists stand front and centre on the cusp of Fame.Those envious, corrupt and greed filled glares of envy were about to pounce with the objective of twisting our pure sound, Manipulating the very DNA of our Dance code and the worst thing of all… It started from within.At this stage the virus of deception was minuscule, For this years contend was potent vast and varied from Hip Hop to Club Classic Soul with many anthems celebrated locally in micro clubs that infected the high streets nationally bringing the sound of Underground soul tempting the mainstream.Within this year the Tarquins of the financial sector armed with Filofax’s dared to mingle with regular wine bar goers to embrace the euphoria that swept our nation…Welcome back to the Star-Date 1986 this weeks Dance Decade.
SOUL A:M STAR-DATE 1985 DANCE DECADE 80s
We were so alive! A stark contrast from the Cold War that was playing out on the theatre that is life, Within this very Star-Date we sought Dance music on LAND-Dance-Floors SEA-Soul boats and AIR-Pirate radio. What you will be able to hear if you listen very carefully to this weeks production is the last year that the artists were able to create because their very soul compelled them to sing out and share what message lies within... This Year sees an unwanted attention from the record labels spearheaded by so called music moguls of the commercial market as they lye in wait with envious eyes to coerce, manipulate and tempt artists of Soul into diluting their pure sound for awareness fame and fortune... If this sounds familiar this same agenda happened a decade before in the 70s with Disco and a decade before that with the commercialism of original 60s R&B cemented by the Stax Tamla Motown sound. Do you see the pattern… One thing was assured... Our music was simply Solid Soul enjoy.Welcome back to the Star-date 1985 this weeks Dance Decade..
SOUL A:M STAR-DATE 1984 DANCE DECADE 80s
Welcome to the year that all of the hallmarks indicated that Soul Music artists got it so right, Producers continued to enhance the values pioneered in the previous decade whilst to evolution of dance music spilled over onto popular music, culture, tv and film.A culmination of Ghetto, street Rap, hip hop & electro morphed...enhanced mainly by airplay from the UK's pirate radio scene,An explosion of fashion saw a steady incline of sports wear brands become institutions whilst all of this played out amongst a cold work as two superpowers played out politics to a game of Russian roulette tempting the other into pressing the button first...Welcome home to the nearly wasn’t 1984 Dance Decade 80s.
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