A Drum Machine Obsession Mix

Get On Down launch their Beatbox book with a 45 minute mix of their favourite drum machine anthems

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Roland TR808

Without the likes of the Linn LM-1, the Oberheim DMX or the Roland TR-808, some of the world’s greatest pop songs would not exist. No “Thriller”, no “When Doves Cry” and no, erm, “Me So Horny”. With cheap software studios and trap-clap plug-ins dominating today’s music production, many think that the era of the physical drum machine is dead. But not author Joe Mansfield, who has lovingly compiled Beatbox: A Drum Machine Obsession for Get On Down, the essential pictorial guide to the greatest robot drummers in history. To celebrate its publication, we asked the Get On Down crew to make this killer tribute to their favourite drum machine anthems of all time, from Prince and Herbie Hancock to Madonna and Marvin Gaye.

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Tracklist:

1. Intro

2. Tear For Fears – Shout

3. Original Concept – Knowledge Me

4. Beastie Boys – Slow Ride

5. T La Rock – Its Yours

6. Run DMC – Sucker MC’s

7. Falco – Putting on the Ritz

8.  Loose Ends Drum Beat

9. Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing

10. Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together

11. George Michael – I Want Your Sex

12. Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight

13. Mary Jane Girls – All Night Long

14. Schoolly D – P.S.K

15. Stevie Knicks – Stand Back

16. Vanity 6 – Nasty

17. Yaz – Situation

18. Beastie Boys – Brass Monkey

19. Freeze – I.O.U

20. Roxy Music – Same Old Scene

21. Falco – Der Kommissar

22. Prince – Kiss

23. Shannon – Let The Music Play

24. Kraftwerk – Trans Euro Express

25. Kraftwerk – Boing Boom Tschak

26. Herbie Hancock – Rockit

27. Art of Noise – Beat Box

28. Hall & Oats – I Can’t Go For That

29. INXS – I Need You Tonight

30. Mantronix – Bassline

31. Maze – Joy & Pain

32. Joe Mansfield – Set It Off (Remake)

33. Blondie – Heart Of Glass

34. Mr Fingers – Can You Feel  it

35. Joe Mansfield – Let’s Get it Started (Remake)

36. Madonna – Vogue

37. Inner City – Goodlife

38. Farley “Jackmaster”  Funk  – Love Can’t Turn Around

39. Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Starting Something

40. Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams

41. Prince – Little Red Corvette

42. MC Esoteric – LM1 Drum Computer

43. Human League – Don’t You Want Me

44. The Time – Jungle Love

45.  Prince – 1999

46. Joe Mansfield – 199 (Remake)

47. Trio - Da Da Da

48. Dee Lite – Who Was That?

49. Lady Gaga – Government Hooker

50. New Order – Blue Monday

51. Stacey Q – Two of Hearts

52. Eddie Murphy – Party All the Time

53. LL Cool J – Going Back to Cali

54. Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock

55. Gary Numan – Night Talk

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