Warp 9 – Beat Wave

Prism (US) [PDS 485] 1983 This is the third release from Warp 9 and once again there are two different promo copies. One is the same as the general release with a dub mix but the other contains two different length radio versions and has a slightly different catalogue number. Promo Only Release [PDS 40085] 1983 Side A Beat Wave […]

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Warp 9 – Light Years Away

Prism (US) [PDS 460] 1983 Following the success of “Nunk”, Golden and Scher recruited Ada Dyer as a female vocalist for this second release. Milton ‘Boe’ Brown, Chuck Wansley and Ada were now the face of the electro funk group Warp 9 and in my opinion, this was their finest moment. There are a couple of label variations for the […]

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West Street Mob – Break Dance-Electric Boogie

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-460] 1983 West Street Mob began as a boogie, funk & soul group featuring Bill McGee, Sabrina Gillison & Warren Moore plus producers (and Sylvia Robinson’s sons), Joey Robinson Jr. & Leland Robinson. Their first album in 1981 included a nice cover version of the classic breakbeat “Get Up And Dance” by Freedom and they also […]

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Whodini – Nasty Lady

Jive (US) [JD1-9169] 1983   Fourth US release for Whodini this time produced by legendary German producer Conny Plank (RIP) who was responsible for Kraftwerk’s early releases. The only label variations that I know of are the slightly different layouts of the promo and general release versions. Side A Nasty Lady [5:52] Side B Underground (Street Version) [4:40] Nasty Lady […]

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Whodini – The Haunted House Of Rock

Jive (US) [VJ 12015 / JD-1-9026] 1983   Great Halloween rap and second release from Whodini, produced by the UK’s Willesden Dodgers with an excellent vocoder mix on the flip. There are a few label variations for this release which are pictured below. The first pressing had a VJ… catalogue number with the artist name incorrectly spelt Whodoni and was […]

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Whodini – Yours For A Night

Jive (US) [JD 1-9114] 1983 Third US release to be taken from Whodini’s debut album. The track was produced by Roy Carter and the Willesden Dodgers and features vocals from R&B artist Tashan who later debuted as a solo artist on Def Jam in 1986. The only label variation that I know of is a slightly different layout between the […]

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Xena – On The Upside

Emergency Records (US) [EMDS 6541] 1983 Brooklyn native Lisa Fischer began her recording career by supporting and providing backing vocals for the likes of Melba Moore, Billy Ocean, Chaka Khan, Roberta Flack, etc. In 1983 she recorded her debut single under the stage name Xena called ‘On The Upside’ for Emergency records produced and mixed by Chris Barbosa, Chris Lord-Alge, […]

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