Awesome Foursome – Funky Breakdown

Partytime Records (US) [PT 107] 1984 The Awesome Foursome are DJ Gizmo, Mike Master, Milk Dee and Sugar K. After appearing on the Streetwise release, Funky Soul Makossa, in 1982 with Nairobi, this is the groups second release and was again produced by Arthur Baker and engineered by Chris Lord-Alge. It also appeared, although misspelt, in 1993 as a Canadian double […]

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Arthur Baker – Breaker’s Revenge

Atlantic (US) [0-86931] 1984 The ultimate b-boy anthem from one of the most iconic moment in hip hop movie history when New York City Breakers battled Rock Steady Crew at the Roxy in the cult movie Beat Street. Produced by the legendary Arthur Baker and edited by fellow legends, The Latin Rascals with vocals courtesy of Gavin Christopher (R.I.P.), brother […]

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Automation – Dancing In Outer Space

Jungle Rhythm (UK) [SWE-T 2] 1984 One of only two releases by Automation. This is a great electro funk cover version of the classic 1979 UK jazz funk track by Atmosfear produced by Garry Hughes and Peter Hinds. The group was really a session group consisting of some of the original members of Atmosfear plus other lesser known musicians. The flip features […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force – Frantic Situation

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 849] 1984   Another banging release this time featuring Shango, another group formed by Bam. This is the fourth release from Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock” album and was also featured in the movie Beat Street. It was released in a full picture cover showing a scene from the movie. A later reissue was released in the new […]

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