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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Doug E. Fresh – Just Having Fun

Enjoy Records (US) [EN-0035] 1984 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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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