Cazal Boys – Snatchin’ Cazals

Tempre Records (US) [T1837] 1985 This is the one and only release by the Cazal Boys and features an uncredited DJ Jazzy Jeff in his vinyl debut. Jeff actually used some of the lyrics for ‘The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff’ – ‘So check out Jazzy Jeff on the cold cut scratch’. The track was reissued in 2016 on Dusty Donuts as […]

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Choice MC – Brooklyn Style

Rocky Records (US) [RR 4003] 1985 Debut release from Choice MC’s (Jeffrey D, Keithy B, Stevie D and Fresh Gordon) produced and arranged by Delano “Rock” McLaurin and Fresh Gordon which featured on the Tuff City/Smokin’ release “Smokin Raps”. The label incorrectly stated Choice MC and not MC’s and there are a few label variations which are pictured below. Some […]

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Choice MC’s / Fresh Gordon – Beat Of The Street b/w Gordy’s Groove

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 871] 1985 Second release by Choice MC’s and the first to feature Gordon Pickett aka Fresh Gordon as a solo artist. Gordon went on to release a couple more records for Tommy Boy before choosing to remain on the production side where he felt his talent really was. “Gordy’s Groove” was a last minute record put […]

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D.E.F. featuring DJ Three D – D.E.F. Momentum

Rapsur Records (US) [RP-10010] 1985 Classic track from 1985 and the only release from the Digital Electronic Funk Band. The track features Chill C & Jazzy J.R. Jackson with a little help from Daniel Sofer. It was released on Russ Parr’s label and appears to have no other label variations. Side A D.E.F. Momentum (Hip Hop Mix) [5:50] Side B D.E.F. […]

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Davy DMX – The DMX Will Rock

Tuff City (US) [TUF 120003] 1985 This was the highly successful follow-up to ‘One For The Treble’ and included an electro instrumental plus alternative rap version which featured Queens natives, Leonie J and Sweet Tee. Leonie was the female counterpart to Jerome Prister in Output before appearing on this track rapping in a British accent and Sweet Tee went on […]

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Death City Boyz – Bopsey Twins

Snowflake (US) [SNO 600] 1985 The Death City Boyz from Hell’s Kitchen, NY, were Andrew Welsh, Fareed Abdallah and John Lindsay with their DJ, Professor Paul. This was their only release and was edited by legendary producer, remixer and “edit king” Omar Santana. It also appears to be the first track to feature input from legendary techno and house DJ, Frankie Bones. […]

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Death Comet Crew – At The Marble Bar

Beggars Banquet (UK) [BEG 130T] 1985 Death Comet Crew are Michael Diekmann aka B Lan 3, Shinichi Shimokawa & Stuart Argabright. This was their debut single release and featured two tracks with Rammellzee, who was an occasional member of the group. The EP was remixed in 2005 and released on a CD in Japan entitled “This Is (Re)Phop”. It then […]

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DJ Cut Fast & The Devastating MC’s – Lone Rapper

Sensation Records (US) [S-3251] 1985 This was the only release as DJ Cut Fast and The Devastating MC’s. It was written by Wade Hudson and produced by Jerry Bloodrock aka Jerry Evans and Kelly Willoughby. Although it was well received and gained a lot of airplay the group were sidelined by Jerry Evans in favour of Rockmaster Scott & The […]

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Doctor Funkennstein – Scratchin’ To The Funk

Label: Sound Makers RecordsReleased: 1985Format: 12″Country of Origin: USStyle: Go-Go;DJ During a studio session recording scratches for Doctor Rocx & Co.’s ‘Takin It To The Floor’, DJ Cash Money was introduced to a guy named Max Kidd, a producer and promoter plus owner of T.T.E.D. Records. Impressed by his skills he suggested that Cash did a mix of go-go releases from his label […]

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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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