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1984 Vinyl Releases

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Der Mer – Fall Out

Tashamba (US) [KON 3032] 1984 This is the debut release by Der-Mer aka Lawrence P. Dermer, a Miami based producer, songwriter, singer and keyboard (synthesizer) player. It was produced, arranged and written by Noel Williams, best known for co-writing Bob Marley’s “Buffalo soldier”, and released on Noel’s Tashamba Records. Noel also recorded under the alias King …

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Double Dee & Steinski – Lessons

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 867] 1985 In 1983 Tommy Boy launched a competition officially titled ‘Hey Mr. DJ Play That Beat Down By Law Switch The Licks Mastermix Contest’ to find new remixes of G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid’s “Play That Beat” which would hopefully boost sales. The prize was the complete Tommy Boy catalogue of releases to …

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Doug E. Fresh – Just Having Fun

Label: Enjoy RecordsReleased: 1984Format: 12″Country of Origin: USStyle: Electro Following his release as part of the Boo-Dah Bliss Crew and a movie appearance with the Treacherous Three performing “Santa’s Rap” in the movie Beat Street, this is the debut release by Doug E. Fresh (Dougé Fresh) as a solo artist and features DJ’s Chill Will and Barry Bee prior to them being called …

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Doug E. Fresh – The Original Human Beat Box

Label: Vintertainment RecordsReleased: 1984Format: 12″Country of Origin: USStyle: Electro This was the second release for Doug E. Fresh (Spelt Dougy Fresh on the label) and was produced by label owner, Vincent Davis. There are a few label variations for this release, all of which have the same track listing but are easily identified by the label address around …

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Dynamic Breakers – Dynamic (Total Control)

Sunnyview (US) [SUN 419] 1984 Airborn, Spider, Kano & Flip formed the breakdance crew The Dynamic Breakers along with an outsider named Duce as a spin-off from the much larger Dynamic Rockers. They have featured in a few movies such as The Exterminator, Delivery Boys & The Last Dragon. They appeared on a televised talent …

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