Mantronix – Fresh Is The Word

Sleeping Bag Records (US) [SLX-00014] 1985 Jamaican born Kurtis Khaleel (Kurtis Mantronik) began as an in-store DJ for Downtown Records in Manhattan. It was there that he met Haitian born Toure Embden (MC Tee). The two became good friends and decided to produce a demo which led to them signing with Sleeping Bag Records and releasing this, their debut release, […]

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Man Parrish – Hey There, Homeboys

Sugarscoop Records (US) [SS-433] 1985 Although this is by far the last track from Man Parrish it’s the last hip hop/electro track of the period covered. It features a vocoder intro then the vocal talents of the same two receptionists, Theresa and Tracey, that appeared on the Two Sisters releases and worked at Sugarscoop. Manny & Raul wrote the lyrics and […]

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Main Attraction – (Don’t Be) Lost For Words

Easy Street (US) [EZS-7521] 1985 The Main Attraction were Dimples D, China Doll & Paradise and first featured as a group on Master O.C. & Krazy Eddie’s “Masters Of The Scratch” in 1984 before releasing this track the following year, produced by Dave Ogrin and (Master) O.C. Rodriguez Jr. The promo copy only has the club vocal version on both […]

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