Family Quest – Sleepwalking

Streetwave (UK) [MKHAN 74] 1986

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Established in 1983, Family Quest were one of the earliest UK rap groups but had only ever featured on 1984’s “Outer Space ’84 Rap” by Automation. The group Dirty Harry, E=Mix, Cheeko MC aka Daddy Hip Hop & Mystery were regular hosts alongside Tim Westwood & DJ Fingers at Spats club in London’s Oxford Street on a Saturday afternoon.

In 1986 they entered a “King Of The Streets” competition on Mike Allen’s Capital Radio show and won. The prize was this track, their only group release, produced by David Toop who wrote the book Rap Attack and released on Morgan Khan’s Streetwave label.

They went on to feature in the cult British hip hop show, Electro Rock aka Hip Hop At The Hippodrome and were the only UK act to appear on stage at the legendary hip hop show UK Fresh 86 at Wembley Arena and appear on the accompanying Street Sounds Electro 13 album.


Side A

Sleepwalking (Wake Up Mix)

Side B

Sleepwalking (Alarm Mix)



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