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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Barone – Shake It Up (‘Til Ya Drop)

Silver Blue Records (US) [4Z9 05114] 1984 Marcus Barone released one album as a member of electronic, disco band The Ring before releasing this electro pop track in 1984 with a little help from legendary 80’s producer & remixer Shep Pettibone. After a career as a studio musician in the 80’s, writing tracks such as “Right There” by Two Sisters, […]

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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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