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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Bambaataa, Zulu Nation, Soul Sonic Force – Zulu Nation Throw Down #2

Paul Winley Records (US) [12×33-9] 1980 Classic laidback disco rap track arranged by Afrika Bambaataa and the Harlem Underground Band with raps by Mr. Biggs, Pow Wow & G.L.O.B.E. aka Soul Sonic Force. There are a few of label variations for this release. Originally issued in 1980 as Zulu Nation Throwdown, it was reissued in 1982 as just Throw Down. […]

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G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid – Play That Beat

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 836] 1983 One of the all-time classic hip hop/electro jams featuring MC G.L.O.B.E. from Soul Sonic Force on vocals and Whiz Kid (R.I.P.) on the cut. The track was also the focus of a competition run by Tommy Boy at the time where people had to remix the track and it lead to another all-time classic cut-n-paste […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 823] 1982 Although electronic music was nothing new, this is the track that really kick-started the whole electro sound. The music is by labelmates Planet Patrol who re-used it for their own release “Play At Your Own Risk” and uses elements of Kraftwerk’s “Numbers” and “Trans Europe Express”. It features Bambaataa and Jazzy Jay plus the […]

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Two Sisters – B-Boys Beware

Sugarscoop Records (US) [SS-426 / SS-427] 1983 Great follow-up to “High Noon” and probably the most memorable track featuring Emcee Popper G.L.O.B.E. aka MC G.L.O.B.E. of Soul Sonic Force. It appeared on the Street Sounds Electro Series amongst others. There are a couple of different versions for this release. There is a standard release with three versions of the title […]

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