Cybotron – Alleys Of Your Mind

Deep Space Records (US) [107043X] 1981 Cybotron were formed in 1980 and were an early and influential electronic group consisting of Juan Atkins, Richard Davis aka 3070 and John Housley aka Jon 5. Influenced by the likes of Kraftwerk and the Yellow Magic Orchestra, they released their debut single, Alleys Of The Mind, on their own Deep Space Records label […]

» Read more

Cybotron – Cosmic Cars

Deep Space Records (US) [203053X] 1982 Follow-up to the Detroit hit, Alleys Of The Mind, this track was heading in a more hip hop/electro direction and was released on their own label also as a 7″. As a result of this track, later the same year the group signed to Fantasy and issued a slightly longer 12″ version. It was then […]

» Read more

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. […]

» Read more

Davy DMX – The DMX Will Rock

Tuff City (US) [TUF 120003] 1985 This was the highly successful follow-up to ‘One For The Treble’ and included an electro instrumental plus alternative rap version which featured Queens natives, Leonie J and Sweet Tee. Leonie was the female counterpart to Jerome Prister in Output before appearing on this track rapping in a British accent and Sweet Tee went on […]

» Read more

Kool Moe Dee vs Busy Bee Starski – Recorded Live At Harlem World’s Xmas Rappers Convention 1981

Rock The Discotek Records (UK) [RTDT002] 2016 This is the live recording of the legendary battle between Busy Bee and Kool Moe Dee at the 1981 Harlem World’s Xmas Rappers Convention. It was edited, revitalised and remastered by Jorun Bombay for Rock The Discotek Productions and released on vinyl as a 7″ in 2016. It was issued complete with stamps […]

» Read more

Mr. Magic – Potential 1980

Magic Records (US) [KF 3102] 1980 Following the success of ‘Rappin’ With Mr. Magic’ Tony Pearson released his second single. ‘Potential 1980’ was written by Ellwood Henderson, a songwriter and drummer with The Jimmy Castor Bunch. Once again it was released as a 7″ followed by a 12″ with the additional track ‘Magic Life Coast To Coast’ on the B […]

» Read more

Mr. Magic – Rappin’ With Mr. Magic

Magic Records (US) [CX347ABS] 1980 Mr. Magic aka Tony Pearson from Connecticut (Not to be confused with Mr. Magic aka John Rivas of WBLS Rap Attack fame) was a record store owner and promoter in the 1970’s. It was after hearing Kurtis Blow’s ‘Christmas Rap’ that he decided to record his own track and came up with ‘Rappin With Mr. […]

» Read more

Mr. Magic with Cuzz Band – Magic Life Coast To Coast (Edit)

Stones Throw Records (US) [STH4009] 2003 Originally the B side Mr. Magic’s ‘Potential 1980’ this track was edited by Edan and released as Stones Throw Fan Club 45 #9 and given away free with some copies of their Connecticut hip hop compilation The Third Unheard. The Cuzz Band are percussionist Augustine Cerrino, bassist Eddie Cloud, guitarist Perry Mobley, horns players […]

» Read more

Sha Rock & Lisa Lee w/DJ Jazzy Jay – Recorded Live At Stevenson High School, Bronx, NY, 1981

Rock The Discotek Records (UK) [RTDT001] 2018 Second in the ‘My Heroes On Stamps’ series sees the live recording of legendary female emcee’s Sha-Rock and Lisa Lee at Stevenson High School 1981 with DJ Jazzy Jay. It was edited and remastered by Jorun Bombay for Rock The Discotek Productions and released on vinyl as a 7″ in 2018. Just like […]

» Read more