Afrika & The Zulu Kings – Cars

Posse Records (US) [POS-1221] 1986 Afrika Islam learnt the art of mixing and producing under the guidance of Afrika Bambaataa. He was a DJ and MC for the legendary Rock Steady Crew and was also a brief member of the World Famous Supreme Team before moving to Los Angeles where he became good friends with Ice T. They teamed up […]

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Afrika & The Zulu Kings – The Beach

Posse Records (US) [POS-1222] 1986 This was the more uptempo follow-up to “Cars”, an idea put together by Vansilk using replayed elements from Eric Clapton’s “Layla”. The track was once again produced by the artists and was mixed by Afrika Islam and Grandmaster Caz. There are a couple of Japanese reissues of this track complete with additional dance remixes plus […]

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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 effect. Originally released in 1984, […]

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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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Disco Daddy – Zodiac Rhymes

California Gold (US) [MJ 5028] 1983 Disco Daddy began as a DJ and party promoter in the mid to late 1970’s. He used to have DJ battles with DJ Tracy aka Ice T hosted by Unique Dream Entertainment aka Uncle Jamm’s Army and went on to form the LA Breakers who performed at the 1984 Summer Olympics. The crew featured […]

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The Radio Crew – Breaking And Entering

Rainbow Television Workshop Inc. (US) [No Catalogue #] 1983 The Radio Club opened in 1980 and was a legendary west coast hip hop spot run by Super A.J. It closed for a while in 1983 but reopened as the Radiotron and appeared as the focal point in the hit movie Breakin’ aka Breakdance. It was closed down in 1985 due […]

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Spin Masters – Brothers

Electrobeat Records (US) [EB 004] 1985 The Spin Masters were brothers Henry Garcia aka Hen-Gee and Eric Garcia aka Evil-E. This was their debut release and was written by the duo with Ice-T and features music by David Storrs. They became members of Ice-T’s Rhyme Syndicate and Evil-E became Ice’s DJ, featuring on many of his classic tracks. They appeared […]

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