Alien Starr – World Of Ecstasy / Music-A-Lizer

Label: Starr Jamm RecordsReleased: 1985Format: 12″Country of Origin: USStyle: Electro This is the only release by Alien Starr aka George Williams and was released on his own Starr Jamm Records out of Ohio. Forgot the soul ballad and disco funk tracks and go straight to the vocoder electro funk of ‘Music-A-Lizer’. George was not only the main vocalist but also wrote, produced and […]

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Cosmic Touch – Nothing Ever Changes

Serious Gold (US) [SG 1009] 1983 Classic piece of vocoder electro rap and the sole release by Cosmic Touch, written by Ronnie Gee, reggae artist Johnny Clark and jazz trombonist Craig Harris and released on Serious Gold which was a sub label of S.M.I. The track was mixed and arranged by Ronnie Gee, engineered by Steve Breck and produced by reggae […]

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Project Future – Ray-gun-omics

Capitol Records (US) [8555] 1983 Classic vocoder electro about hard times in the 1980’s with high taxation and high inflation released at the early part of Ronald Raegan’s presidential career (Raeganomics). The track was written and produced by Rahni Harris & keyboardist David Spradley with help from David Sandridge from the soul group Dayton and Ted Currier. This appeared on […]

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Rodney Stepp – Break-Out

Chique Records (US) [CQ 1084] 1984 Jazz, R&B performer Rodney Stepp emerged onto the music in the early 1960’s as part of the high school ensemble, The Diplomatics. They released an obscure dance track called “Hum Bug” which has been sample fodder for various hip hop producers. The track was also re-released on Egon’s Now-Again Records in 2003. After serving […]

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West Street Mob – Break Dance-Electric Boogie

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-460] 1983 West Street Mob began as a boogie, funk & soul group featuring Bill McGee, Sabrina Gillison & Warren Moore plus producers (and Sylvia Robinson’s sons), Joey Robinson Jr. & Leland Robinson. Their first album in 1981 included a nice cover version of the classic breakbeat “Get Up And Dance” by Freedom and they also […]

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Whodini – The Haunted House Of Rock

Jive (US) [VJ 12015 / JD-1-9026] 1983   Great Halloween rap and second release from Whodini, produced by the UK’s Willesden Dodgers with an excellent vocoder mix on the flip. There are a few label variations for this release which are pictured below. The first pressing had a VJ… catalogue number with the artist name incorrectly spelt Whodoni and was […]

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