DJ Marley Marl Presents West End Mixtape Sessions [2005] & Grandmaster Flash Presents Salsoul Jam [1997]

West End and Salsoul Records were 2 of the most successful labels of the disco genre,with both having pretty under-stated mixtape make-overs from 2 of Hip-Hops finest over the years.

Feeling the tasteful artwork? Feck that, the mixes are tight. Both mixes feature some rare early Disco-Rap cuts, as well as the more popular end of the labels respective catalogues, both DJs tear up the right breaks, and at the right times. Have a listen and let us know what you think

DJ Marley Marl Presents West End Mixtape Sessions [192]

Taana Gardner – Heartbeat

Sweet G – A Heartbeat Rap

D’bora – No Sense

Diamond D – Fresh Avenue

DJ Divine – Get Into the Mix

Sesso Matto – Sessomatto

B+ – B-Beat Classic

Raw Silk – Do It To the Music

NYC Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait

Mahogany – Ride on the Rhythm

Shirley Lites – Heat You Up [Melt You Down]

Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face

Taana Gardner – Work That Body

Billy Nichols – Give Your Body Up to the Music

Taana Gardner – When You Touch Me

Marley Marl feat. MC Shan – Do Like This


Grandmaster Flash Presents Salsoul Jam [256]


Salsoul Orchestra – Runaway

Loleatta Holloway – Hit And Run

Skyy – High

First Choice – Love Thang

Silvetti – Spring Rain

First Choice – Doctor Love

Aurra – Checkin You Out

Aurra – Make Up Your Mind

Instant Funk – I Got My Mind Made Up

Salsoul Orchestra – You’re Just The Right Size

Double Exposure – My Love Is Free

Salsoul Orchestra – Ooh I Love It [Love Break]

Skyy – Let’s Celebrate

Skyy – Call Me

Instant Funk – Slap Slap Lickety Lack

First Choice – Let No Man Put Asunder

Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation

Skyy – Here’s To You

Double Exposure – Ten Percent

3 responses to “DJ Marley Marl Presents West End Mixtape Sessions [2005] & Grandmaster Flash Presents Salsoul Jam [1997]

  1. Never even heard of these, nice one Craig!

  2. @ceepeeuk – No doubt, a history of buying for record stores durin the 90s kept me in check with alot of these oddball rarities. Good mixes too, hope ye like em fella

  3. Thanks for posting these hard to find gems. Not enough people pay respect to Grand Master Flash’s early mixtape work, without which we wouldn’t have all the mixtape stuff that’s blowing up nowadays.

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