Like people have DJ heroes nowadays, I had edit heroes back in the days: guys super skilled in “The Art Of Tape Editing”. For me personally, the most skilled were the New York Latinos. Since they all had their own style, after a while I could even recognize who did the edits simply by hearing them. My personal heroes were:
- Chep Nunez
- The Latin Rascals (Albert Cabrera and Tony Moran)
- Omar Santana
Here some videos with know-how on tape editing, followed by some easier editing, building up to some seriously skilled editing; leaving you with some example releases of my favorite edit artists. In the future, I will post here also some of my own tape editing work.
Here explanation on how to do tape editing:
Here a video of some easy edits:
Here a video on some advance edits:
A very special version that almost consisted of tape edits all the way through from the beginning till the end. Done by a few editing artists, Chep Nunez and The Latin Rascals.
Latin Rascals – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (All Star Edits):
My personal favorite and absolute number 1. Very good at clean editing, great in arranging them to sometimes leaving me with a “wow” and an open mouth, asking myself the question: How the f**k did he do that?. Unfortunately he died in a burned down house.
Mantronix – Simple Simon:
The Latin Rascals
A duo for a change, who worked a lot with Arthur Baker and John Robie. The 2 guys who were responsible for producing Afrika Bambataa’s Planet Rock and Freeze IOU amongst a lot of other productions. The Latin Rascals even ended up doing edits in remixes that Arthur Baker did for people like Diana Ross (Swept Away) and Darryl Hall & John Oates (Out Of Touch). Later started producing house stuff in the 90′s but not really my cup of tea to be honest.
Artist United Against Apartheid – Sun City (Edits from about 3:48 mins):
For me usually easy to recognize because of his chaotic sounding edits sometimes, but also leaving the wow-effect on my face from time to time. Some of you might even recognize his name since he went producing hardcore in the 90′s.
Sweet Sensation – Hooked On You is my absolute favorite of his work: