Lady Crush & DJ Jazz – MC Perpetrators

Executive KAM Records (US) [KAM-4] 1986 Following her success featuring on Tim Greene’s ‘Facts Of Life’, Lady Crush was encouraged to record again. This was her follow-up recording, produced by and featuring Tim Greene, who also has a guest verse. It also features Philadelphia native DJ Jazz (Robbie B & DJ Jazz). There was a bit of a debate as […]

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Alfonso – Time Bomb

Prism (US) [PS 2006] 1986 Alfonso Ribeiro first gained recognition when he played the lead roll in the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid. He also appeared as a dancer in Pepsi’s 1984 commercial featuring Michael Jackson and then landed a role in the TV series Silver Spoons. In 1985 he wrote a dance instruction book called Breakin’ And Poppin’ […]

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Afrika & The Zulu Kings – The Beach

Posse Records (US) [POS-1222] 1986 This was the more uptempo follow-up to “Cars”, an idea put together by Vansilk using replayed elements from Eric Clapton’s “Layla”. The track was once again produced by the artists and was mixed by Afrika Islam and Grandmaster Caz. There are a couple of Japanese reissues of this track complete with additional dance remixes plus […]

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Afrika & The Zulu Kings – Cars

Posse Records (US) [POS-1221] 1986 Afrika Islam learnt the art of mixing and producing under the guidance of Afrika Bambaataa. He was a DJ and MC for the legendary Rock Steady Crew and was also a brief member of the World Famous Supreme Team before moving to Los Angeles where he became good friends with Ice T. They teamed up […]

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L.A. Dream Team – The Dream Team Is In The House!

Dream Team Records (US) [DTR-631] 1985 This was the final release as a group on their own label before getting a major label deal with MCA. Once again there are a few label variations. The original release had a full picture sleeve with a red label and had the artist name L.A. Dream Team on the label but The Dream […]

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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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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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Fresh Gordon – Fresh Commandments

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 882] 1986 Nice vocoder hip hop from Fresh Gordon featuring assistant producers The Jazz and Mark Morales aka Prince Markie Dee of the Fat Boys. “My Fila”, featuring The Jazz, was a response to Run DMC’s “My Adidas”. This was to be his penultimate release. He also released “Feelin’ James” in 1987 before settling into his […]

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