Afrika Bambaataa & The Jazzy 5 / Kryptic Krew – Jazzy Sensation

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 812] 1981 MC Sundance, Master Bee and Charlie Choo began as MC’s for the legendary Disco King Mario before leaving with Mario’s DJ, DJ Jazzy Jay, to join Afrika Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation. They were later joined by Master Ice and formed part of the Soul Sonic Force, however, due to the large size of […]

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Afrika Bambaataa, Zulu Nation, Cosmic Force – Zulu Nation Throw Down #1

Paul Winley Records (US) [12×33-8] 1980 The original Zulu Nation Throwdown over a laidback disco beat performed by the Harlem Underground Band. This version features The Cosmic Force. The group didn’t really have set members, it was whoever Bambaataa wanted to rap at the time. This Cosmic Force featured Chubby Chubb, Ice Ice, Ikey C & Lisa Lee. There are […]

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Awesome Foursome – Funky Breakdown

Partytime Records (US) [PT 107] 1984 The Awesome Foursome are DJ Gizmo, Mike Master, Milk Dee and Sugar K. After appearing on the Streetwise release, Funky Soul Makossa, in 1982 with Nairobi, this is the groups second release and was again produced by Arthur Baker and engineered by Chris Lord-Alge. It also appeared, although misspelt, in 1993 as a Canadian double […]

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

Label: Paul Winley RecordsReleased: 1980Format: 12″Country of Origin: USStyle: Disco Rap 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 […]

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Cold Crush Brothers – Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold

Label: Profile RecordsReleased: PAL-7056Format: 12″Country of Origin: USYear: 1984 Artist Bio click here   This was the third single from the Cold Crush Brothers and featured Caz and the crew bragging about their rhyme skills. It was mixed and engineered by Charlie Chase and the legendary Elai Tubo. There are a variety of labels for this release which are pictured below. Following a […]

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Cybotron – Clear

Fantasy (US) [D-216] 1983 This was the groups second release for Fantasy and really propelled them into the hip hop/electro limelight courtesy of the Jose “Animal” Diaz remix which featured on many compilations, most notably on the UK’s own Street Sounds Electro series. Industrial Lies on the B side was a more Kraftwerk style track similar to their previous releases […]

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Cybotron – Cosmic Cars

Deep Space Records (US) [203053X] 1982 Follow-up to the Detroit hit, Alleys Of The Mind, this track was heading in a more hip hop/electro direction and was released on their own label also as a 7″. As a result of this track, later the same year the group signed to Fantasy and issued a slightly longer 12″ version. It was then […]

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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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Davy DMX – The DMX Will Rock

Tuff City (US) [TUF 120003] 1985 This was the highly successful follow-up to ‘One For The Treble’ and included an electro instrumental plus alternative rap version which featured Queens natives, Leonie J and Sweet Tee. Leonie was the female counterpart to Jerome Prister in Output before appearing on this track rapping in a British accent and Sweet Tee went on […]

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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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