Night Owl Chat: New York City Electro, Circa 1982

You can’t really define electro music except by the way it makes you feel. Oh, you can say that it’s a mix of Kraftwerk and hip hop. But all you really want to do is get out on the dance floor and sweat. Many a dark and sweaty basement party in 1980s NYC was fueled by Africa Bambaataa and Planet Patrol. So, to lead you into the night, a little trip down my memory lane.


Planet Patrol – Play At Your Own Risk


Orbit – The Beat Goes On


Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock


Cybotron – Clear


Man Parrish – Hip Hop, Be Bop


Strafe – Set It Off


Dance away, night owls!

39 Responses to “Night Owl Chat: New York City Electro, Circa 1982”

  1. 11 JER
    August 5, 2014 at 10:40 pm

  2. 12 vcprezofan2
    August 5, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I was right in the end, just one Lionel song. Sometimes it not nice being right. :-/

  3. August 5, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Wowee! The First Daughter of Rwanda must be 7′ tall! POTUS and FLOTUS look downright short beside her! 😉

  4. 18 JER
    August 5, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    LOTS OF PHOTOS OF PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FIRST LADY – White House Dinner: https://www.flickr.com/photos/statephotos/sets/72157646159301566/

  5. 20 forus50
    August 5, 2014 at 10:55 pm

  6. 21 anniebella
    August 5, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Beautiful pictures of POTUS,FLOTUS and the African leaders.

  7. August 5, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    A gazillion sorries LL! Wasn’t paying attention and posted this:


  8. 29 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 5, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    LL, I’m chair dancing right along with you! Love Planet Rock!

  9. 31 isonprize
    August 5, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    SET IT OFF!!! Wheeeewww!!! I have partied my axxxxzzzzz off to that song!!! 🙂

  10. 34 vcprezofan2
    August 5, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I think I’ll head to bed. Sweat Dreams, y’all!

  11. 36 Jeff
    August 5, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Not sure if anyone is interested or not…

  12. 37 globalcitizenlinda
    August 5, 2014 at 11:21 pm

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