Barone – Shake It Up (‘Til Ya Drop)

Silver Blue Records (US) [4Z9 05114] 1984 Marcus Barone released one album as a member of electronic, disco band The Ring before releasing this electro pop track in 1984 with a little help from legendary 80’s producer & remixer Shep Pettibone. After a career as a studio musician in the 80’s, writing tracks such as “Right There” by Two Sisters, […]

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The Buggers – The Bugger Groove

Manhole Records (US) [A-92] 1984 Produced by Carlos De Jesus with a little help from Jose “Animal” Diaz who produced the classic track “Clear” by Cybotron. The track also features Latin musician Ricardo Marrero on the organ. There is lots of sample fodder on here including the original sample that Whistle used for their 1985 hit “(Nothin’ Serious) Just Buggin’”. […]

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Broken Glass – Style Of The Street

Streetwave (UK) [MKHAN 17] 1984 Hailing from Manchester, Broken Glass were one of the UK’s best known breakdance crews in 1984 and appeared on several TV shows such as The Tube and CBTV. They danced at Manchester’s Hacienda nightclub where they would regularly take to the stage while DJ Greg Wilson played the latest electro tunes. Two of the crews […]

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Bobby Broom – Beat Freak

Arista (US) [AD-1-9260] 1984 Bobby Broom is one of the world’s premiere jazz guitarists and has performed with the likes of Art Blakey, Stanley Turrentine and Miles Davis, to name a few. He recorded a handful of albums but only released a couple of singles, “Beat Freak”, taken from his second album “Livin’ For The Beat”, being his last one. […]

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Butch Cassidy’s Funk Bunch – On A DJ’s Birthday

TNT Records Inc. (US) [TN 1227] 1984 Debut release by Butch Cassidy aka Aaron Allen produced, mixed and with vocoder vocals by Charles Casseus of Key-Matic. Aaron was a part of Spectrum City for a while was Chuck D’s original rhyming partner from 1981. Although this was the only track released as Butch Cassidy’s Funk Bunch he went on to […]

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