The Buggers – The Bugger Groove

Manhole Records (US) [A-92] 1984 Produced by Carlos De Jesus with a little help from Jose “Animal” Diaz who produced the classic track “Clear” by Cybotron. The track also features Latin musician Ricardo Marrero on the organ. There is lots of sample fodder on here including the original sample that Whistle used for their 1985 hit “(Nothin’ Serious) Just Buggin’”. […]

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Butch Cassidy’s Funk Bunch – On A DJ’s Birthday

TNT Records Inc. (US) [TN 1227] 1984 Debut release by Butch Cassidy aka Aaron Allen produced, mixed and with vocoder vocals by Charles Casseus of Key-Matic. Aaron was a part of Spectrum City for a while was Chuck D’s original rhyming partner from 1981. Although this was the only track released as Butch Cassidy’s Funk Bunch he went on to […]

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C-Jam & Kid Frost – Commando Rock

Baja Records (US) [B-52] 1984 Another classic West Coast electro track, this time courtesy of C-Jam and Kid Frost featuring Dr. Rock, formerly a DJ for the World Class Wreckin Cru before they ventured into recording, and The 3 C’s. Production is by Allen Perada aka Lefty and David Storrs aka The Alien Wizard. Side A Commando Rock (Battle Mix) […]

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C.O.D. – Uphill (Peace Of Mind)

Emergency Records (US) [EMDS 6545] 1984 This is the second cover version from C.O.D. and was their final release as this group. The track was originally written by Frederick Knight and recorded by The Gospel Truth followed by Knight himself but was made famous by the Kid Dynamite version that appears on the legendary Ultimate Breaks And Beats series. Side […]

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Captain Rock – Capt. Rock To The Future Shock

NIA Records (US) [NI 1240] 1984 This was the follow-up to the classic ‘Return Of Capt. Rock’ and featured production from the Aleems once again. The lyrics were written by Alonzo Brown aka Mr. Hyde and the track was mixed by Marley Marl and Mr. Magic aka John Rivas. The track was featured on the Street Sounds Electro 5 compilation. […]

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CD III – Summer Jam b/w And You Know That

Vanity Records (US) [AL-689/AL-690] 1984 Third and final release from CD III sees a departure from Prelude. This seems to be the only record released on Vanity although the catalogue number may suggest differently. This time around they opted for two different vocal tracks and no instrumentals. The different catalogue number on each side may possibly have indicated an intention […]

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Chris “The Glove” Taylor – Itchiban Scratch

Electrobeat Records (US) [EB-003] 1984 Legendary West Coast DJ, Chris “The Glove” Taylor teams up with the Alien Wizard aka David Storrs, Karlos Z & Victor Flores to produce this electro/hip hop masterpiece using an array of samples from kids nursery rhyme ‘The Grand Old Duke Of York’ and ‘Jan & Dean meet Batman’ to full effect. Originally released in 1984, […]

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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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Daniel Sofer – One Hundred Speakers

Saturn Records (US) [SAT-2008] 1984 Daniel Sofer was a producer and keyboard player from the West Coast. He worked for Oberheim Electronics where he wrote the manual and recorded the drum samples for the DMX drum machine and in 1982 also released an experimental 7″. Around the same time he had a meeting with Cletus Anderson from Saturn Records resulting […]

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