C-Jam & Kid Frost – Commando Rock

Baja Records (US) [B-52] 1984 Another classic West Coast electro track, this time courtesy of C-Jam and Kid Frost featuring Dr. Rock, formerly a DJ for the World Class Wreckin Cru before they ventured into recording, and The 3 C’s. Production is by Allen Perada aka Lefty and David Storrs aka The Alien Wizard. Side A Commando Rock (Battle Mix) […]

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C.O.D. – In The Bottle

Emergency Records (US) [EMDS 6535] 1983 Although pictured as a trio on some European sleeves, C.O.D. was actually the production duo of Man Parrish and Raul Rodriguez (R.I.P.)…again! (Two Sisters, Rama, etc). Tired of being ripped off by record labels they created C.O.D. (Cash On Delivery) with the idea to be paid once a track was finished instead of waiting for […]

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C.O.D. – Uphill (Peace Of Mind)

Emergency Records (US) [EMDS 6545] 1984 This is the second cover version from C.O.D. and was their final release as this group. The track was originally written by Frederick Knight and recorded by The Gospel Truth followed by Knight himself but was made famous by the Kid Dynamite version that appears on the legendary Ultimate Breaks And Beats series. Side […]

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Captain Rock – Cosmic Glide

NIA Records (US) [NI 1234] 1982 Captain Rock aka Ronald Greene originally began his career in hip hop as DJ Ronnie Green and was the live DJ for Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde. Although not a member of the Harlem World Crew he lived across the street from the club and was familiar with everyone involved. The Aleems (Taharqa and […]

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Chris “The Glove” Taylor – Itchiban Scratch

Electrobeat Records (US) [EB-003] 1984 Legendary West Coast DJ, Chris “The Glove” Taylor teams up with the Alien Wizard aka David Storrs, Karlos Z & Victor Flores to produce this electro/hip hop masterpiece using an array of samples from kids nursery rhyme ‘The Grand Old Duke Of York’ and ‘Jan & Dean meet Batman’ to full effect. Originally released in 1984, […]

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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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Daniel Sofer – One Hundred Speakers

Saturn Records (US) [SAT-2008] 1984 Daniel Sofer was a producer and keyboard player from the West Coast. He worked for Oberheim Electronics where he wrote the manual and recorded the drum samples for the DMX drum machine and in 1982 also released an experimental 7″. Around the same time he had a meeting with Cletus Anderson from Saturn Records resulting […]

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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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