Before FM radio came to Kenya,- when the only choices in radio were VOK /KBC national service,general service and vernacular. If you had a Sanyo or regular radio your musical choices were pretty limited to the choices of government dj’s on radio. Those who were slightly well off maybe had a Grundig radio which could catch BBC, and other foreign stations.
For those of us who were up on things, you made sure you had a source of those ‘radio station’ tapes that used to circulate in the estates. I managed to dig up some selections from dj’s who were popular like Tim Westwood from UK who had the HipHop tapes on lock, then we had David Rodigan from UK – kiss fm, also there was Cut killer from France on some HipHop tapes. There were also tapes from WPGC 95 from DC and couple of tapes form Kiss FM: in NY.
For old times sake enjoy:
Tim Westoood (1994): courtesy fat lace
Funkmaster Flex (1993) (courtesy altrap)[audio:http://musicfiles.s3.amazonaws.com/Funkmaster_Flex_-_Hot_97_Friday_Night_Street_Jams_4.16.1993(2).mp3]
i will post some Rodigan and Cut Killer mixes as soon as i dig them up.