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. […]

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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 Sporty. There are a few […]

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Disco 3 – Fat Boys

Sutra Records (US) [SUD 024] 1984 Second and final release from the Disco 3 and this was the track that really got them noticed. The track poked fun at themselves and was a massive hit at the time, prompting them to rename themselves the Fat Boys and continue in a similar style for their future releases. It was also the […]

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Divine – Divine Madness

Memo Records (US) [MEMO 8] 1984   Great release by drag queen Divine (R.I.P.) produced by Danny Weiss of disco group, The Players Association, and Bobby Orlando. The track was aimed at the hip hop/electro market and used vocal samples from his previous releases instead of being a stand alone song. There are no label variations that I know of. Side […]

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Divine Sounds – What People Do For Money

Specific Records (US) [SR-243] 1984 Divine Sounds were a rap group from Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Sty), Brooklyn, New York. The group originally consisted of brothers Disco Ritchie (Richard Dowling) and DJ Mike Music (Michael Dowling – RIP). After writing this track the brothers decided that it would be a good idea for Disco Ritchie to have a rhyming partner. It was at […]

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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 date, a t-shirt, $100 and […]

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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 the Get Fresh Crew. There […]

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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 the bottom. The original promo […]

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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 contest and won the grand […]

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Fantasy Three – Summer b/w The Buck Stops here

C.C.L. Records Inc. (US) [C.C.L. 301] 1984 This is the final release from Fantasy Three and the third release on C.C.L. Records. They treat us to two tracks on this release with music by Hashim, one of which features on Street Sounds Electro 5. Unlike their previous two releases there doesn’t seem to be any label variations for this although […]

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