Knights Of The Turntables – Techno Scratch

JDC Records (US) [JDC0034] 1984 The Knights Of The Turntables were a DJ collective based around Gerard ‘Lil’ Rockin G’ Burton, Curtis ‘C-Brez’ Harvey Jr. and Mad Mixer RMG. They never intended to release their own tracks but C-Brez worked for JDC at the time and Jim Callon, the label owner, was interested in making hip hop. C-Brez suggested The […]

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Knights Of The Turntables – Fresh Mess

JDC Records (US) [JDC0041] 1984 Following Techno Scratch the Knights were joined by Cooley D & Snowman for their follow-up, “Fresh Mess”. This included their own vocal release, “We are the Knights”, which featured Chilly G on vocoder rap. There are a few variations for this release, although like a lot of JDC releases this seems to have been continually […]

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Key-Matic – Jazz Up & Hip Hop

Next Plateau Records (US) [NP 50025] 1984 The follow up to the classic “Breakin In Space” and another great track in much the same style as their previous release. Once again vocals are from Charles Casseus and Najee makes another appearance on the saxophone, however, there’s no mention of Wizard K-Jee. There are a couple of label variations for this […]

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Key-Matic – Breakin’ In Space

Radar Records (US) [RDR-12014] 1984 Following on from R&B/disco hits such as Toney Lee’s “Reach Up”, Status IV’s “You Ain’t Really Down” and Richie Scotti’s “The Break”, this is the debut release from Key-Matic and was a huge electro/hip hop crossover. It featured vocals from Charles Casseus and early appearances from saxophonist Najee and Bomb Squad member, Keith Shocklee aka […]

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Kid Frost T.M.S. – Rough Cut

Electrobeat Records (US) [EB001] 1984 This is the debut release by Chicano rap legend Arturo Molina Jr. aka Kid Frost and features DJ Yella of World Class Wreckin’ Crew & N.W.A. fame on the turntables plus production from The Alien Wizard aka David Storrs. It was the first release on Electrobeat Records, a label started by Storrs & DJ Pepo. The artist […]

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