UK Old School Hip Hop Vinyl - 1985


Artist: City Limits Crew

Side A:
1. Fresher Than Ever (7" Version)
2. Fresher Than Ever (Instrumental)

Side B:
1. Fresher Than Ever (Extended Version)

Label: Survival Records
Year: 1985

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Artist: Four Corners

Side A:
1. A Million To One (Large Mix)
2. A Million To One (Xtra Large Mix)

Side B:
1. A Million To One (Giant Size Mix)
2. A Million To One (Massive Mix)

Label: Jungle Rhythm
Year: 1985

Notes: Scratching by Herbie Mastermind, got play on pirates



Artist: Mutant Rockers

Side A:
1. Classical Scratch (First Movement)
2. Scratch My Backing Track

Side B:
1. The Principles Of Scratch (Volume 1)

Label: Beggars Banquet
Year: 1985

Notes: The back cover features a competition



Artist: D.S.M.

Side A:
1. Warrior Groove

Side B:
1. Warrior Groove (Ashante Mix)

Label: Elite Records
Year: 1985

Notes: 



Artist: D.S.M.

Side A:
1. Warrior Groove: The Saga Continues

Side B:
1. Warrior Dub - The Final Chapter
2. Jazz Groove


Label: 10 Records
Year: 1985

Notes: The remix was released on the Virgin Records dance label 10 Records.



Artist: Hardrock Soul Movement

Side A:
1. Do It Any Way You Wanna (Jam, Jam, Jam)
2. The Diamond Mix


Side B:
1. Hardrock Throwdown
2. 


Label: Elite Records
Year: 1985

Notes: The first release from Dave V.J. and Max L.X. aka Hardrock Soul Movement. 



Artist: Masquerade

Side A:
1. One Nation (Def Mix)

Side B:
1. One Nation (P.A. Edit)

Label: Streetwave
Year: 1985

Notes: There are two vinyl releases of this record, this version features the 'Def Mix' which was the Hip Hop version featuring Junior Gee and M.C. Westrock. The 'Def Mix' was mixed by Mike Allen, I have a recording of Mike getting very excited when playing the record for the first time on his show, he was obviously very proud of his work!!



Artist: Paul Hardcastle / Universal Funk

Side A:
1. Forest Fire
2. Panic
3. Rain Forest
4. Sound Chaser


Side B:
1. Zero-One
2. Ready-Ready Go
3. Drum Beat
4. Hip Hop Beat (Street Mix)


Label: Bluebird Records
Year: 1985

Notes: This collaboration album featured one side by Paul Hardcastle and the other by Universal Funk which was an alias for Herbie Mastermind. The music is very much on the electro funk tip, Mastermind also featured on scratching duties for the first two Paul Hardcastle tracks on side one. The track 'Hip Hop Beat (Street Mix)' is the Rapologists track that was released on Billy Boy Records in 1984 that was produced and mixed by Mastermind.

The above track 'Forest Fire' features a bass line that sounds very similar to Richie Rich's 'Check It Out', did Richie borrow heavily from this track?
This is one of the Paul Hardcastle tracks that features scratching by Herbie Mastermind.
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