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Dr. Funnkenstein & DJ Cash Money

Members:

Dr. Funnkenstein aka Maxx Kidd, DJ Cash Money

Real names:

Carl Lomax Kidd, Jerome Hewlett

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 and paid him a very small fee to do so. The end result were two one-take scratch mixes which became known as ‘Scratchin To The Funk’.

Part 1 was based solely on Trouble Funk’s ‘Pump Me Up’ whereas Part 2 mixed it up with ‘Drop The Bomb’ by Trouble Funk and scratches from ‘We Need Some Money’ by Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers.

The mixes were released on Sound Makers Records by Doctor Funnkenstein, an alias for Max Kidd which he used to avoid the groups on T.T.E.D. finding out his true identity and demanding increased royalties.

There have been a few label variations for this release which are pictured below.

 

Contrary to popular belief, I am assured by Cash Money that the first pressing actually credited him on the label. When Cash found out how well the record was selling he enlisted the help of lawyers to try and obtain royalties but to combat this, Max just removed the name DJ Cash Money from the label.

There is also a hard to find promo which features shortened versions of each mix. Both sides are identical and feature short versions of Part 1 & 2 on the same side. An additional promo also has pink print.

Another release has a DJ copy label on the B side and there is also a 2000’s reissue which includes DJ Cash Money on the label but is easily identifiable by a different style apostrophe.

Black and white image of DJ Cash Money after winning the 1988 World DJ Mixing Championships

Scratchin' To The Funk [1985]

Label: Sound Makers Records
Catalogue #: TTED-3014
Year: 1985
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

 

 

Side A

Scratchin’ To The Funk (Part I) [12:40]
 

Side B

Scratchin’ To The Funk (Part II) [12:31]
 


 
Notes: First pressing which includes a credit for DJ Cash Money.

Label: Sound Makers Records
Catalogue #: TTED-3014
Year: 1985
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

 

 

Side A

Scratchin’ To The Funk (Part I) [12:40]
 

Side B

Scratchin’ To The Funk (Part II) [12:31]
 


 
Notes: White label with pink print. Aside from the colour print there are a few other differences between this and other issues.
 
  • The label name is in capital letters unlike other pressings
  • Instead of ‘Accounts Receivable Series’ it just has ‘Receivable Series’ which is also in capital letters.
  • An abbreviation is used for Doctor (Dr.).

Label: Sound Makers Records
Catalogue #: TTED-3014
Year: 1985
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

 

 

Side A

Scratchin’ To The Funk (Part I) [12:40]
 

Side B

Scratchin’ To The Funk (Part II) [12:31]
 


 
Notes: DJ Copy printed on B side label.

Label: Sound Makers Records
Catalogue #: TTED-3014
Year: 1985
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

 

 

Side A

Scratchin’ To The Funk (Part I) [12:40]
 

Side B

Scratchin’ To The Funk (Part II) [12:31]
 


 
Notes: No credits for DJ Cash Money.

Label: Sound Makers Records
Catalogue #: TTED-3014
Year: 1985
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

 

 

Side A

Part I. Scratchin’ To The Funk [4:45]
Part II. Scratchin’ To The Funk [3:25]
 

Side B

Part I. Scratchin’ To The Funk [4:45]
Part II. Scratchin’ To The Funk [3:25]
 


 
Notes: Radio version with shortened tracks. No DJ Cash Money credit on label.

Label: Sound Makers Records
Catalogue #: TTED-3014
Year: 2005
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

 

 

Side A

Scratchin’ To The Funk (Part I) [12:40]
 

Side B

Scratchin’ To The Funk (Part II) [12:31]
 


 
Notes: Easily distinguished from earlier pressing. Note the different style apostrophe used in the title.

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