StreetSounds (record label)

StreetSounds (Record Label)

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StreetSounds is a British compilation record label, that specialised in urban and electronic club/dance music during the mid 1980s. StreetSounds was an offshoot of producer and promoter Morgan Khan's StreetWave label. The first Streetsounds release was the first edition of the label's core compilation series, StreetSounds 1 in late 1982. This regular compilation series proclaimed itself 'one hour packs of the latest dance packs'. They were composed of full-length versions of (mainly) black club and urban dance music. The tracks were licenced from the US.

History

The StreetSounds formula for compilations was quality track selection, and reacting quickly to trends with a frenetic release rate.

The run of the StreetSounds series coincided with, and helped promote, the rise of electronic dance music during the mid 1980s, at a time when style conscious young adults in the UK were looking for an alternative to rock, pop and post-punk music.

Khan later extended the formula and released other compilation series including jazz-funk, house and high energy genres.

Notable StreetSounds releases included the Philadelphia Story; SOLAR; Love Ballads; and Dance Decade box sets. The Artists compilations, that collected representative tracks from specific artists, and 'Anthems' series (compilations of dance music classics) were also well-regarded. The Japanese instrumental group A.B.'s album called Deja Vu was released on the...
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