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Classic Material Bonus Mix #3: Hip House '89-91

Classic Material Bonus Mix #3: Hip House '89-91

Chart positions

This show was 12th in the global rap chart, 25th in the global hip hop chart and 52nd in the global house chart.

About this time last year I put together a mix of Hip-House tracks as bonus mix for the Classic Material series, which filled a gap in the series' coverage of 1989 which had previously overlooked the short-lived but still pretty important sub-genre of Hip-House. More people liked it than I expected and ever since I've kept stumbling on tracks that I wish I'd included, often tucked away on the b-sides of late 80s albums or 12"s. So here they are, a less focused collection of Hip House tracks from the 1989 hey day of the scene through to around 1991 when the wave was largely over.

As with the previous mix, the cover art is a pastiche of one of Stylus Records' budget Hip Hop compilations from the period: this time 1988's 'Rap Trax!'.


DJ Cruze
DJ Cruze

Some classics in here. Taking me back to my teenage years. I used to love that King Sun track. Nice one @chrisreadsubstance

DJ Glacier


Aymz n HikkyB

Soooo nice to hear some of the lesser played hip-house tracks. Top set, thank you! Absolute tunes at 28mins, 37mins (monie I think?) both completely new to me. Making me wanna buy some new tunes!!!

Danilo Gutierrez

Dope mix.


Thanks for this Chris, excellent selection to get down to in the kitchen 😊 Funnily enough, was listening to Rap Trax at the weekend then this popped up! 🙏


Very, very good, thanks for uploaded


Cracking mix as ever Chris. I hope this hasnt kept you doing more Suburban Architecture material
: )
Thats been great as well.