DJ Cut Fast & The Devastating MC’s – Lone Rapper

Sensation Records (US) [S-3251] 1985 This was the only release as DJ Cut Fast and The Devastating MC’s. It was written by Wade Hudson and produced by Jerry Bloodrock aka Jerry Evans and Kelly Willoughby. Although it was well received and gained a lot of airplay the group were sidelined by Jerry Evans in favour of Rockmaster Scott & The […]

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Double Dee & Steinski – Lessons

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 867] 1985 In 1983 Tommy Boy launched a competition officially titled ‘Hey Mr. DJ Play That Beat Down By Law Switch The Licks Mastermix Contest’ to find new remixes of G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid’s “Play That Beat” which would hopefully boost sales. The prize was the complete Tommy Boy catalogue of releases to date, a t-shirt, $100 and […]

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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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Death City Boyz – Bopsey Twins

Snowflake (US) [SNO 600] 1985 The Death City Boyz from Hell’s Kitchen, NY, were Andrew Welsh, Fareed Abdallah and John Lindsay with their DJ, Professor Paul. This was their only release and was edited by legendary producer, remixer and “edit king” Omar Santana. It also appears to be the first track to feature input from legendary techno and house DJ, Frankie Bones. […]

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Dynamic Duo – Knights Of The Turntables

25 West Records (US) [TFW 1016] 1985 This was the debut release from Tommy Musto & Tommy Sozzi aka The Dynamic Duo and featured Sha-Quan (Shaquan) on vocals with legendary NYC techno/house DJ, Lenny Dee on the turntables. The concept of hip hop/electro meets the days of old was an idea from Matt Noble of 19th Fleet who went on […]

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D.E.F. featuring DJ Three D – D.E.F. Momentum

Rapsur Records (US) [RP-10010] 1985 Classic track from 1985 and the only release from the Digital Electronic Funk Band. The track features Chill C & Jazzy J.R. Jackson with a little help from Daniel Sofer. It was released on Russ Parr’s label and appears to have no other label variations. Side A D.E.F. Momentum (Hip Hop Mix) [5:50] Side B D.E.F. […]

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