19th Fleet – Star Raid

Label: Midnight Sun RecordsReleased: 1985Format: 12″Country of Origin: USStyle: Electro 19th Fleet were actually the production duo of Kevin Calhoun (R.I.P.) and Matt Noble and this track was a result of their experimentation with sampling, synthesizers and drum machines. Not bad for a bit of ‘messing about’. The duo worked on a lot of hits of the time, helping to birth the Latin freestyle […]

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Alien Starr – World Of Ecstasy / Music-A-Lizer

Label: Starr Jamm RecordsReleased: 1985Format: 12″Country of Origin: USStyle: Electro This is the only release by Alien Starr aka George Williams and was released on his own Starr Jamm Records out of Ohio. Forgot the soul ballad and disco funk tracks and go straight to the vocoder electro funk of ‘Music-A-Lizer’. George was not only the main vocalist but also wrote, produced and […]

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Bambaataa, Zulu Nation, Soul Sonic Force – Zulu Nation Throw Down #2

Label: Paul Winley RecordsReleased: 1980Format: 12″Country of Origin: USStyle: Disco Rap Classic laidback disco rap track arranged by Afrika Bambaataa and the Harlem Underground Band with raps by Mr. Biggs, Pow Wow & G.L.O.B.E. aka Soul Sonic Force. There are a few of label variations for this release. Originally issued in 1980 as Zulu Nation Throwdown, it was reissued in 1982 as just […]

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Chain 3 – Graffiti (New York City Style)

Label: Bivak RecordsReleased: 2009Format: 12″Country of Origin: Holland Bronx Native Chain 3 was a graffiti artist through the mid 1970’s to early 1980’s. He wrote under various aliases including Tee Bag 170, Dr. Phibes, Ash, Word, etc. and was a co-founder of one of the most influential graffiti crews, T.D.S. (The Death Squad). The crew featured fellow writers Dondi, Skeme, Case2, Zephyr, Mr. […]

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Cold Crush Brothers – Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold

Label: Profile RecordsReleased: PAL-7056Format: 12″Country of Origin: USYear: 1984 Artist Bio click here   This was the third single from the Cold Crush Brothers and featured Caz and the crew bragging about their rhyme skills. It was mixed and engineered by Charlie Chase and the legendary Elai Tubo. There are a variety of labels for this release which are pictured below. Following a […]

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Cold Crush Brothers – Punk Rock Rap

Label: Tuff City / CBS RecordsReleased: 1983Format: 12″Country of Origin: US Artist Bio click here Following their single ‘Weekend’ for Elite, the Cold Crush Brothers signed to Tuff City and released this far more commercial single which featured the lyrics “Oh My God” as used by Doug E. Fresh on his single ‘The Show’. There are a couple of label variations for […]

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Cold Crush Brothers – Weekend

Label: Elite RecordsReleased: 1982Format: 12″Country of Origin: USStyle: Disco Rap Artist Bio click here This is the debut vinyl release for the Cold Crush Brothers and here are a couple of notable label variations. I’m not sure which release came first but there is a blue label version with white text and also a blue label with silver text which also includes the additional text […]

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K-9 Corp – Dog Talk

Label: Capitol RecordsReleased: 1983Format: 12″Country of Origin: US Classic slice of electro rap as featured on Street Sounds Electro 1 and featuring Pretty C. The track samples was produced by George Clinton & Archie Ivy and was actually recorded in the same studio and on the same day as Clinton’s ‘Nubian Nut’. It also sampled ‘Atomic Dog’ and is backed with his […]

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Kool Kyle The Starchild – Do You Like That Funky Beat (Ah Beat, Beat)

Label: Enjoy RecordsReleased: 1980Format: 12″Country of Origin: USStyle: Disco Rap Kyle Brinson aka Kool Kyle began as a b-boy with the likes of Kurtis Blow. He was introduced by a friend to DJ Hollywood and went on to rock the mic for him on occasion. His talent led him to sign with Bobby Robinson’s Enjoy Records and he became the first solo MC […]

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Micronawts – Smurph Across The Surf

Label: Tuff City RecordsReleased: 1982Format: 12″Country of Origin: USStyle: Electro Following his debut release as Teletron in 1981 and his production for Maximus III ‘Rock It Out’ in 1982, Barry Michael Cooper joined forces with Aaron Fuchs to produce Tuff City’s debut release ‘Beach Boy’ by Verticle Lines. I haven’t included it here as it’s not really hip hop/electro. His friendship with Aaron […]

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