The B Boys – Rock The House

Label: Vintertainment RecordsReleased: 1983Format: 12″Country of Origin: US This was the follow-up to “Two, Three, Break” and was the second release for Vintertainment. While “Cuttin’ Herbie” followed the same style as their previous release and focused on Chuck’s DJ skills, “Rock The House” featured Donald D who’s lyrics were later sampled by the likes of the Beastie Boys, DJ Spinna and more […]

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Bobby Broom – Beat Freak

Arista (US) [AD-1-9260] 1984 Bobby Broom is one of the world’s premiere jazz guitarists and has performed with the likes of Art Blakey, Stanley Turrentine and Miles Davis, to name a few. He recorded a handful of albums but only released a couple of singles, “Beat Freak”, taken from his second album “Livin’ For The Beat”, being his last one. […]

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Broken Glass – Style Of The Street

Streetwave (UK) [MKHAN 17] 1984 Hailing from Manchester, Broken Glass were one of the UK’s best known breakdance crews in 1984 and appeared on several TV shows such as The Tube and CBTV. They danced at Manchester’s Hacienda nightclub where they would regularly take to the stage while DJ Greg Wilson played the latest electro tunes. Two of the crews […]

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Captain Rock – Capt. Rock To The Future Shock

NIA Records (US) [NI 1240] 1984 This was the follow-up to the classic ‘Return Of Capt. Rock’ and featured production from the Aleems once again. The lyrics were written by Alonzo Brown aka Mr. Hyde and the track was mixed by Marley Marl and Mr. Magic aka John Rivas. The track was featured on the Street Sounds Electro 5 compilation. […]

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Fantasy Three – Summer b/w The Buck Stops here

C.C.L. Records Inc. (US) [C.C.L. 301] 1984 This is the final release from Fantasy Three and the third release on C.C.L. Records. They treat us to two tracks on this release with music by Hashim, one of which features on Street Sounds Electro 5. Unlike their previous two releases there doesn’t seem to be any label variations for this although […]

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Forevereaction – B.E.D. ’34

Streetwave (UK) [MKHAN 19] 1984 Third track from Broken Glass, this time under the alias Forevereaction and the third release taken from the Street Sounds UK Electro album. Side A B.E.D. ’34 (Original Mix) U People (Original Mix) Side B B.E.D. ’34 (Dance Mix) U People (Dance Mix)

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G-Force – Feel The Force

SMI (US) [SM-12-4061] 1983 Great release from G-Force and one that helped kick start the whole Street Sounds Electro series of albums. The track was produced by and featured Ronnie Gee of Raptivity fame and 70’s disco producer Will Crittendon aka Captain Cee who had his own Willpower Records as a subsiduary of S.M.I. There are a two variations for […]

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Great Peso & Mr. Nasty – It’s Time To Rock

C.C.L. Records Inc. (US) [C.C.L. 401] 1984 Classic electro/rap track and fourth release on CCL Records as featured on Street Sounds Electro 5. Features a rap from Great Peso and his brother Kenny G, production from Peso’s crew mate Master O.C. of The Fearless Four and Aldo Marin, music by Pumpkin (R.I.P.) and scratches by Krazy Eddie. Side A It’s […]

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Hardrock Soul Movement – Do It Any Way You Wanna

Elite (UK) [DAZZ-43] 1985 Originally part of the UK’s legendary Mastermind Roadshow, Max L.X. & Dave V.J. parted from the DJ collective sometime around 1984. They had completed several remixes with Mastermind for artists such as Aretha Franklin, Scritti Politti, Loose Ends, etc and also helped mix the classic Street Sounds Electro series of albums but went the solo route […]

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Hashim – Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)

Cutting Records (US) [CR-200] 1983 Jerry Calliste Jr. aka Hashim began his career promoting events while at school. His first successful event was a DJ battle between DJ Grand Wizard Theodore and DJ Whiz Kid (R.I.P.). He began his actual music career as a janitor for Tom Silverman at Tommy Boy Records and was refered to Tom by Whiz Kid […]

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