ZANG TUMMM TUMB ARTICLES “the first draft of history”


MASTERMIND ROADSHOW pioneered the scratchin ‘n rappin, cuttin ‘n struttin hip hop package idea in London, the crew currently consisting of Herbie, Dave, Max, KC, CJ, DA, Jam and Macho Moore. Listening to the early American “mastermix” records they originally assumed that all the mixing was done live, without tape edits, and thus set up an elaborate multi-deck system on which several jocks worked simultaneously to build up their own marathon quick-cut megamixes. It wasnt until theyd got their technique down pat that they realised this is not how the records are remixed! Catch ‘em if you can, and youll hear  — 

  1. ITS YOURS, T.L.A. Rock & Jazzy J, US Partytime
  2. HERE COMES THAT BEAT!, Pumpkin & The Profile All-Stars, US Profile
  3. RUN-D.M.C. (various), Run-D.M.C., US Profile LP
  4. HIP HOP ON WAX — VOLUME 1, DJ Chuck Chill Out, US Vintertainment
  5. HUMAN BEAT BOX, Disco 3, US Sutra
  6. THE HIP HOP BEAT, The Rapologists, Billy Boy Records
  7. BEAT STREET (various), Soundtrack, US Atlantic LP
  8. CAVERN, Liquid Liquid, US 99 Records EP
  9. UNDER FIRE/A.J. SCRATCH, Kurtis Blow, US Mercury
  10. BEAT BOX (original), Art Of Noise, ZTT