UK Old School Hip Hop Vinyl - 1985
Artist: City Limits Crew
1. Fresher Than Ever (7" Version)
2. Fresher Than Ever (Instrumental)
1. Fresher Than Ever (Extended Version)
Label: Survival Records
Artist: Four Corners
1. A Million To One (Large Mix)
2. A Million To One (Xtra Large Mix)
1. A Million To One (Giant Size Mix)
2. A Million To One (Massive Mix)
Label: Jungle Rhythm
Notes: Scratching by Herbie Mastermind, got play on pirates
Artist: Mutant Rockers
1. Classical Scratch (First Movement)
2. Scratch My Backing Track
1. The Principles Of Scratch (Volume 1)
Label: Beggars Banquet
Notes: The back cover features a competition
1. Warrior Groove
1. Warrior Groove (Ashante Mix)
Label: Elite Records
1. Warrior Groove: The Saga Continues
1. Warrior Dub - The Final Chapter
2. Jazz Groove
Label: 10 Records
Notes: The remix was released on the Virgin Records dance label 10 Records.
Artist: Hardrock Soul Movement
1. Do It Any Way You Wanna (Jam, Jam, Jam)
2. The Diamond Mix
1. Hardrock Throwdown
Label: Elite Records
Notes: The first release from Dave V.J. and Max L.X. aka Hardrock Soul Movement.
1. One Nation (Def Mix)
1. One Nation (P.A. Edit)
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
1. Forest Fire
3. Rain Forest
4. Sound Chaser
2. Ready-Ready Go
3. Drum Beat
4. Hip Hop Beat (Street Mix)
Label: Bluebird Records
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.