Davy DMX – One For The Treble (Fresh)

Tuff City / CBS (US) [4Z9 04955] 1984

After moving to Hollis, Queens at a young age, David Reeves aka Davy DMX taught himself to play the guitar, bass, drums and keyboards before perfecting his turntable skills and replacing DJ Run as Kurtis Blow‘s DJ.

He formed the group Orange Krush with bassist Larry Smith (R.I.P.) and drummer Trevor Gale. The group only had one release, “Action”, which featured R&B vocalist Alyson Williams but they also played a major role in some of hip hop’s early releases, most notably by providing the music for Run DMC‘s first albums, ‘Run DMC’ and ‘King Of Rock’.

Prior to his debut solo release Davy also provided backing vocals for a number of releases from Kurtis Blow and produced tracks by Spoonie Gee, Spyder C and Output. Taking his name from the Oberheim drum machine, ‘One For The Treble’ is the first solo release from Davy DMX.

This track was reissued in 1995 on the Tuff City subsiduary label, Ol’ Skool Flava, and backed with the previously unreleased ‘Davy’s Scratch’. It was then reissued again in 2014 as a 7″ backed with his follow-up single ‘The DMX Will Rock’.


Original Tuff City/CBS release [4Z9 04955] 1984

Side A

One For The Treble (Fresh) (Vocal Mix) [6:32]

Side B

One For The Treble (Fresh) (Instrumental) [5:46]
Bonus Beats [1:48]

Ol’ Skool Flava Reissue [OSF 121007] 1995

Side A

One For The Treble

Side B

Davy’s Scratch

Tuff City Reissue 7″ [TUF 45 0903] 2014

Side A

One For The Treble (Fresh) [4:35]

Side B

The DMX Will Rock [4:32]



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