Der Mer – Fall Out

Tashamba (US) [KON 3032] 1984 This is the debut release by Der-Mer aka Lawrence P. Dermer, a Miami based producer, songwriter, singer and keyboard (synthesizer) player. It was produced, arranged and written by Noel Williams, best known for co-writing Bob Marley’s “Buffalo soldier”, and released on Noel’s Tashamba Records. Noel also recorded under the alias King Sporty. There are a few […]

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Disco 3 – Reality

Sutra Records (US) [SUD 018] 1983 Prince Markie Dee, Kool Rock-Ski and Buff Love aka The Human Beat Box (R.I.P.), collectively known as the Disco 3 were discovered after entering a talent show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 1983. After gaining the attention of Charles Stettler, who became the group’s manager, they released their debut […]

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Dimples D – Sucker DJ’s (I Will Survive)

Partytime (US) [PT-101] 1983 Debut and only solo release from Queensbridge native Dimples D aka Crystal Smith. It was also the debut production from her boyfriend of the time, Marley Marl and was a response to Run DMC’s “Sucker MC’s”. Many of the vocals were then sampled & scratched on future Marley releases. She went on to form the all-female hip […]

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DST – Crazy Cuts

Island Records / Celluloid (US) [0-96972] 1983 Second release from Grandmixer D.St. featuring a little help on production from Material and the added vocals of Bernard Fowler. The first pressing was released in a die cut company sleeve and after successful sales the second pressing included a full picture sleeve. The only label variations I know of are to do […]

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Dynamite Two – Can’t Stop (Till I Reach The Top)

Silver Screen Records (US) [SSR112] 1983 Debut release from Henry G & Ernie D aka the Dynamite Two featuring Jazzy Jay on the cut. There are no label variations that I know of but there is a rare 12″ single sided acetate of the title track. Normal Release Side A Can’t Stop (Till I Reach The Top) [5:28] Party Rap […]

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