Facade – The Groove

Techno Hop Records (US) [THR-4] 1985 Following the death of Louis King, Andre ‘Unknown DJ’ Manuel and Darryll ‘Lyrrad’ Davis formed the group Facade and released this electro funk instrumental. There are a few label variations which are pictured below. Side A The Groove [4:52] Bonus Groove – Drumapella [4:52] Side B The Groove (Drive To Hollywood Version) [7:02]

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Unknown & Three D – Beatronic

Techno Hop Records (US) [THR-1] 1984 “Beatronic” was the product of a collaboration between West Coast hip hop pioneers The Unknown DJ aka Andre Manuel, Louis King aka DJ Three D (R.I.P.) and Daniel ‘Perfect Tommy’ Sofer and was the debut release for Techno Hop Records. I contracted Daniel who was at the time a local studio musician and Oberheim […]

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Unknown DJ – 808 Beats

Techno Hop Records (US) [THR-2] 1984 Second release for Unknown’s Techno Hop label and this is the track that really blew up worldwide and stamped Unknown’s arrival on the electro scene. It was produced by Unknown and another West Coast legend, Darryll ‘Lyrrad’ Davis aka DJ Illrad who, following on from drawing up flyers and t-shirts for the likes of […]

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Unknown DJ – Let’s Jam

Techno Hop Records (US) [THR-3] 1985 Excellent follow-up to 808 Beats and with an awesome cover courtesy of Darryll Davis once again featuring a Police DMX Anti Graffiti Missile crashing into a brick wall with an interpretation of the Los Angeles skyline in the background. The track features a guest appearance from DJ 3D Master Of The Beat aka Louis King […]

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