Death Comet Crew – At The Marble Bar

Beggars Banquet (UK) [BEG 130T] 1985 Death Comet Crew are Michael Diekmann aka B Lan 3, Shinichi Shimokawa & Stuart Argabright. This was their debut single release and featured two tracks with Rammellzee, who was an occasional member of the group. The EP was remixed in 2005 and released on a CD in Japan entitled “This Is (Re)Phop”. It then […]

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Grandmaster Richie Rich – Don’t Be Flash

Spin Offs (UK) [12 OFF 2] 1985 This was the follow-up to ‘Check It Out’ once again produced by label owner Greg James, David J. Lilly and Richie Rich and was the final release for Spin Offs. Side A Don’t Be Flash (Vocal) [4:50] Flash Bonus Beats (Instrumental) [1:14] Side B Flash Scratch (Instrumental) [4:50] Don’t Be Flash (Radio) [3:31]

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Grandmaster Richie Rich – Check It Out

Spin Offs (UK) [12 OFF 1] 1984 This is the debut release by one of the UK’s finest DJ’s off the time, Richard Morgan aka Grandmaster Richie Rich and one of only two on the short-lived Spin Offs label which was the natural addition to the hugely successful retailer, ‘Spin Offs – The one stop DJ shop’, in Hammersmith started […]

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Family Quest – Sleepwalking

Streetwave (UK) [MKHAN 74] 1986 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 […]

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World’s Famous Supreme Team – Hey DJ

Island Records (US) [0-96956] 1984 See Devine The Mastermind aka Se’Devine Price and Just Allah The Superstar aka Jazzy Just formed The World’s Famous Supreme Team in 1979 when they began hosting and deejaying parties. Their name quickly spread and they landed a radio show on WHBI alongside the legendary Mr. Magic (R.I.P.) before he moved to WBLS. The show […]

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Hardrock Soul Movement – The Beat Is Mine

Elite (UK) [DAZZ 56] 1986 This is the third and final release for Elite and sees the group turn rappers for once. The usual 808 sound is still prevalent plus a small sample from Cerrone’s “Rocket In The Pocket” and some added catchy female vocals on the chorus. The flip is a subtle remix of their classic track “Double Def […]

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