Cultural Vibe - Mind Games vinyl front and back

Cultural Vibe was created by Winston Jones in the mid 80′s. Its track Ma Foom Bey [watch video below] was one of the biggest and most successful dance track back in 1986. To this day, Ma Foom Bey is still getting played and continuing to stand the test of time. And I do love that track. However, I also really do love Cultural Vibe’s other track Mind Games just as much. Mind Games was also released in 1986 but failed to see any success, overshadowed obscurely by Ma Foom Bey‘s ongoing success and popularity. Ma Foom Bey was purely a legit tribal/house track for the dance-floor. But Mind Games was a deep/house, electronic and emotional VOCAL dance track for the music-listener.  Fantastic rare gem with overall good & clean production with some raw dirt in there, although not as filthy as Ma Foom Bey.  Melodic bassline, synth stabs and echoey/delayed synth marimba-ish chops.  Slightly minimal but hardly crowded nor drowned with a lot of layers.  Solid beats from a Roland TR-707 drum machine.

On side-B of this 12″ particular single of mine is Mind Games (Zans Games) which was later re-titled to Mind Games (Dub Games), thus both of them being and sounding exactly the same as each other.

Cultural Vibe – “Mind Games” (Club Vocal)…

Cultural VibeArtist: Cultural Vibe
Title: Mind Games (Club Vocal)
Year: 1986
Label: Easy Street Records
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Cultural Vibe – “Mind Games” (Club Vocal) (mp3)

 

Cultural Vibe – “Mind Games” (Zans Games / Dub Games)…

Artist: Cultural Vibe
Title: Mind Games (Zans Games / Dub Games)
Year: 1986
Label: Easy Street Records
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Cultural Vibe – “Mind Games (Zans Games / Dub Games) (mp3)

 

Music Video: Cultural Vibe’s most popular track “Ma Foom Bey”…

StreetSounds Electro-4 front coverStreetSounds Electro-4 back cover
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Side-B of this record is bad-ass!

StreetSounds Electro-4  (Side A)…

Title: Electro-4 (Side A)
Mixed by: DJ Morris
Year: 1984
Label: StreetSounds
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

StreetSounds Electro-4  (Side A) (mp3)

 

Tracklisting

  • A1: Steps Ahead – “Radio Active” (6:45)
    Produced by Mike Mainieri & Craig Peyton
  • A2: Pumpkin & The Profile All-Stars – “Here Comes The Beat” (6:50)
    Produced by Pumpkin
  • A3: Herbie Hancock – “Megamix” (Includes: Rockit, Autodrive, Future Shock, TFS, Rough & Chameleon ’84) (6:18)
    Produced by Grandmaster D. St.

StreetSounds Electro-4  (Side B)…

Title: Electro-4 (Side B)
Mixed by: DJ Morris
Year: 1984
Label: StreetSounds
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

StreetSounds Electro-4  (Side B) (mp3)

 

Tracklisting

  • B1Run DMC – “Sucker M.C.’s” (3:15)
    Produced by Russell Simmons & Larry Smith
  • B2: Key-Matic - “Breakin’ In Space” (6:16)
    Produced by Charles Casseus
  • B3: The VHB – “Beethoven’s Fifth (Street) Symphony” (7:03)
    Produced by Vincent Davis
  • B4: Cybotron – “Techno City” (6:55)
    Produced by Cybotron & Ben Grosse
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