Afrika Bambaataa & Family – Funk You!

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 870] 1985 First release taken from Bambaataa’s second album “Beware (The Funk Is Everywhere)” with production from Fats Comet and featuring vocals from Double Cross MC’s, Dynamic Force, Shango, Soul Sonic Force and more. There is a standard release with 5 tracks which includes a hidden track on side A and also a hard to find […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & Family – Who Do You Think You’re Funking With? (Test Pressing)

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 865] 1985 Unreleased track from the “Planet Rock” album produced by Fats Comet and featuring Melle Mel with the addition of Busy Bee & Ikey C on the B side. This only ever made it to the test pressing stage and was never released. Side A Who Do You Think You’re Funking With? (featuring Melle Mel) […]

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Death City Boyz – Bopsey Twins

Snowflake (US) [SNO 600] 1985 The Death City Boyz from Hell’s Kitchen, NY, were Andrew Welsh, Fareed Abdallah and John Lindsay with their DJ, Professor Paul. This was their only release and was edited by legendary producer, remixer and “edit king” Omar Santana. It also appears to be the first track to feature input from legendary techno and house DJ, Frankie Bones. […]

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Fantasy Three – It’s Your Rock

Specific Records (US) [SR-143 / CJP-1001] 1983 Classic debut release from Silver Fox, Charlie Rock & Larry D aka Fantasy Three produced by Master O.C. and as sampled by the likes of Pete Rock, Wu-Tang, De La Soul, 2 Live Crew, etc. There are a few label variations of this. It is believed that there was only one test pressing […]

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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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Gifted 4 – Sounds Of The Mic / Temper

Variety Recording Service (US) [Acetate] 1984 The Gifted 4 consisted of MC Mr. J aka Ricardo James, MC Mighty Mike aka Michael McCormick, Guy Master aka Guy Reuben, Chris Cross aka Chris White and DJ Amin. This was their first recording as a group and featured the tracks from their only 2 officially released singles, produced by Di’Mon Brown. They […]

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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Birthday Party

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-555] 1981 This was the groups second release for Sugar Hill and included elements which would be used on the future Grandmaster Flash hit ‘Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel’. There are a couple of slight label variations pictured but there is also one not pictured which has the additional text Sugarhill Music Publ. Ltd. (BMI) […]

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U.T.F.O. – Hanging Out / Roxanne, Roxanne

Select Records (US) [FMS 62254] 1984 This is the second release from UTFO and is in a similar style to Beats and Rhymes with fast raps and a singing chorus but was very much overshadowed by the B side. ‘Roxanne Roxanne’ was based on a recreation of Billy Squier’s ‘The Big Beat’ and was about dissing a fictitious girl called […]

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