UK Old School Hip Hop Vinyl - 1984


Artist: Family Quest and Automation

Side A:
1. Dancing In Outer Space


Side B:
1. Outer Space 84 Rap

Label: Jungle Rhythm
Year: 1984

Notes: The A Side of this record is a cover version of 'Dancing In Outer Space' by the group Automation, the B Side is the Family Quest crew putting a rap over the cover version music.
If you listen to the accents...
   


Artist: Junior Gee & The Capital Boys

Side A:
1. Check Us Out


Side B:
1. The Break


Label: Tai Wan Records
Year: 1984

Notes: A great electro rap record, this crew consisted of four members:
Junior Gee
DJ Scratch
DJ Ambassador
DD (pronounced Double D on the record)
Although Scratch and Ambassador have the name DJ they are MC's on this track.
The instrumental version on Side B is attributed to Tai Wan, presumably the label house band.






Artist: The Rapologists

Side A:
1. Hip Hop Beat (Kid's Rap)


Side B:
1. Hip Hop Beat (Party Rap)
2. Hip Hop Beat (Street Mix)

Label: Billy Boy Records
Year: 1984

Notes: A classic piece of UK Hip Hop vinyl, this record is a collaboration of various artists.
On Side A 'Kids Rap' features MC's Flakey 'C' and Early Daze, it's interesting to note the name Sevier as a writer on the track, could this be Junior Gee (Paul Sevier)?.
'Party Rap' on Side B features Master MC from Rapattack sound system.
The 'Street Mix' is a DJ cut up version featuring DJ Whiz Kid from New York, his scratches also feature on the other two versions.
The music on all tracks is produced and mixed by Matsermind.







Artist: City Limits & The Mutant Rockers

Side A:
1. Keep It On


Side B:
1. Keep It On Rap
2. Keep It On Jazz

Label: Survivial Records
Year: 1984

Notes: Another collaboration between two crews, City Limits Crew and Mutant Rockers, who would both release their own singles in 1985.
A really overlooked piece of UK Hip Hop vinyl with some really interesting experimental production on the music side by Mutant Rockers. The City Limits boys Pretty Boy Gee and Little Stevie Bee supply the raps and have a decent flow considering this was released in 1984.
Pretty Boy Gee's brother Budd Beadle features on the Saxaphone on this record.








Artist: Four Corner's Of The Earth

Side A:
1. Cut The Beat (Club Mix)

2. Cut In Cut - Out (DJ Scratch Mix)

Side B:
1. Fresh Cut (Dance Mix)
2. Cut Ups (Authorised Duplication)

Label: Jungle Rhythm
Year: 1984

Notes: The scratching on this record is performed by Mastermind.







Artist: Broken Glass

Side A:
1. Style Of The Street (Dance Mix)

2. Streetstyle
3. Street Repeat

Side B:
1. Style Of The Street (Original Mix)
2. Streetbeat


Label: Streetwave
Year: 1984

Notes: A classic slice of UK Hip Hop vinyl and a highlight of the Streetsounds 'UK Electro' album. The record was also released in Germany on ZYX Records.
Broken Glass were a Manchester B Boy crew and featured Kermit who went on to create the Ruthless Rap Assassins. Manchester DJ Greg Wilson also contributed to the track.








Artist: Syncbeat

Side A:
1. Music (Dance Mix)

2. More Music

Side B:
1. Music (Original Mix)


Label: Streetwave
Year: 1984

Notes: This record was put together by Greg Wilson

An incredibly catchy bassline





Artist: Foreveraction

Side A:
1. B.E.D. '34 (Dance Mix)

2. U People (Dance Mix)

Side B:
1. B.E.D. '34 (Original Mix)
2. U People (Original Mix)


Label: Streetwave
Year: 1984

Notes: This record was put together by Greg Wilson

This is a cracking piece of dark moody electro





Artist: Street Sounds Compilation

Side A:
1. Real Time (Retrospective Dub) - Zer-O

2. Music - Syncbeat
3. Style Of The Street - Broken Glass
4. U People - Foreveraction

Side B:
1. Real Time - Zer-O
2. Hip Hop Beat (Street Mix) - Rapologists
3. B.E.D. '34 - Foreveraction


Label: Street Sounds
Year: 1984

Notes: This record was put together by Greg Wilson

An incredibly catchy bassline



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