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StreetSounds Electro-10  (Side A)…

Title: Electro-10  (Side A)
Mixed by: Herbie ‘Mastermind’ Laidley
Year: 1985
Label: StreetSounds
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

StreetSounds Electro-10  (Side A) (mp3)

 

Tracklisting

  • A1: Tricky Tee – “Johnny The Fox”
    Produced by Mantronix
  • A2: Roxanne Shante – “Bite This”
    Produced by Marley Marl
  • A3: Dynamic Duo – “Knights Of The Turntables”
    Featuring Shaquan
    Produced by Matt Noble & Kevin Calhoun
  • A4: 19th Fleet – “Star Raid”
    Produced by Matt Noble & Kevin Calhoun

StreetSounds Electro-10  (Side B)…

Title: Electro-10  (Side B)
Mixed by: Herbie ‘Mastermind’ Laidley
Year: 1985
Label: StreetSounds
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

StreetSounds Electro-10  (SideB) (mp3)

 

Tracklisting

  • B1: Run DMC - “Together Forever”
    Produced by Russell Simmons & Larry Smith
  • B2: MC Craig G – “Transformer”
    Produced by Marley Marl
  • B3: DJ Born Supreme Allah – “Two, Three, Break”
    Produced by Born Supreme Allah
  • B4: Freestyle - “Don’t Stop The Rock”
    Produced by “Pretty” Tony & Sherman Nealy

Hashmoder's "STABBING BASSLINE" Stamp Of AprovalSunday morning, November 14, 2010:   I was walking on Baker Street in Nelson, British Columbia.  All the retail shops were closed except for this particular one which was not supposed’ve been open till 11-am: Urban Legends. I walked in.  Ok, so this store supposedly has over 10,000 new-&-used records.  As I was going through the bin of limited number of 12″ singles, I just happened to find (to my utter surprise and disbelief) this amazing record — unopened and brand spanking new (still wrapped) 12″ single of Dead Or Alive‘s 1985 worldwide hit track You Spin Me Round (Murder Mix). I have been looking for this record since 1987.  I regretted not buying it on 12″ in 1985 when the track was in the charts and stores.  And since then, I’ve searched high and low for it in the Americas, Caribbean and Europe …but no avail.  However, twenty-three years later –of all the places and time in this world & era– there it was in my hands — from a small record store in a small town:  Nelson, British Columbia!  It was meant to happen.  I was supposed to have left Nelson the previous day (Saturday) and driven back home to Vancouver.  I had no reason to stay an extra day in Nelson; I didn’t know why.  When I woke up that Sunday morning, I was craving bacon and eggs.  So I had a good morning brunch at the Hume Hotel. After brunch and full-stomach, I decided to walk-off the heavy meal by window-shopping on Baker Street.  Next thing I know was that I was standing in front of Urban Legends store which was open.  I walked in… less than five minutes later this 12″ was in my hand.  Talk about good KARMA!

Once I got back home to Vancouver the following Monday, I ran to my studio to play this record.  Oh man… THE BASSLINES.  This is one of Stock, Aitken & Waterman most successful international hits of all time.  There’s a good reason why this track still stands the test of time.  Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Murder Mix) receives my Stabbing Bassline Stamp-Of-Approval.

Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round” (Like A Record) (Murder Mix)…

Artist: Dead Or Alive
Title: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Murder Mix)
Year: 1985
Label: Epic Records
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round” (Like A Record) (Murder Mix) (mp3)

 

Music Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round” (Like A Record)…

Hashmoder's "STABBING BASSLINE" Stamp Of AprovalOver The Shoulder is one incredible track (by Ministry) that was way ahead of its time.  Rolling, pounding synth bassline — sequenced with 16TH-notes across the 4/4 bar/measure timescale.  Industrial clinging & clanging sounds.  It was this track which first exposed me to industrial music after watching the music video.  I was like What the ‘F’ …and… What kind of music is that?

To me, I loved those industrial hard-edged sounds over a dance groove.  I was glad to be introduced to the industrial genre not only because it was new and harder core with metal/guitar elements but also because it had electronic drum machines, synthesizers, stuttering voice/word samples, machine grinds, and overly-precessed vocals.

Therefore… Over The Shoulder gets my Stabbing Basslines stamp of approval.

Ministry – “Over The Shoulder” (12″ Version)…

Artist: Ministry
Title: Over The Shoulder (12″ Version)
Year: 1985
Label: Sire Records Company

Ministry – “Over The Shoulder” (12″ Version) (mp3)

 

Music Video: Ministry – “Over The Shoulder”…

Sharpe & Numan – “Change Your Mind” (Extended Version)…

Artist: Sharpe & Numan
Title: Change Your Mind (Extended Version)
Year: 1985
Label: Polydor

Sharpe & Numan – “Change Your Mind” (Extended Version) (mp3)

 

The first time I heard LL Cool J was when I was at the movies.  There he was …right before my eyes …making his first film debut in Krush Groove and literally performing to the audience for the first time his debut track I Can’t Live Without My Radio.  It blew me away!  By the time the release of his first album Radio made it to Starsounds record store in Toronto, Canada, I was one of the first to get a copy.  The LP version of You’ll Rock is not as wicked as this remix posted here, but nonetheless it’s still good.  I considered LL Cool J to be one of my first serious, solid and harder/core rappers in the music scene of 1985, as he was the first rapper/artist to be signed with Def Jam Recordings (hence, the story of Krush Groove movie was somewhat like the real story of how Def Jam got started).

LL Cool J – “You’ll Rock” (Remix)…

Artist: LL Cool J
Title: You’ll Rock (Remix)
Year: 1985
Label: Def Jam Recordings

LL Cool J – “You’ll Rock” (Remix) (mp3)

 

Early LL Cool J’s film & music debut in Krush Groove (1985)…

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StreetSounds Electro-9  (Side A) & (Side B)…

Title: Electro-9  (Side A) & (Side B)
Mixed by: Herbie ‘Mastermind’ Laidley
Year: 1985
Label: StreetSounds
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

StreetSounds Electro-9  (Side A) & (SideB) (mp3)

 

Tracklisting

  • A1: Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew – “The Show”
    Produced by Dennis Bell & Ollie Cotton
  • A2: Bad Boys – “Bad Boys”
    Produced by David Eng & Anthony Dick
  • A3: D.ST – “The Home Of Hip Hop”
    Produced by D.ST
  • A4: Kid Frost – “Terminator”
    Produced by Dave Storrs
  • B1: The World Class Wreckin’ Cru - “World Class”
    Produced by Lonzo & The Wreckin’ Cru
  • B2: Mantornix – “Needle To The Groove”
    Produced by Aaron Mantronix
  • B3: Fat Boys – “The Fat Boys Are Back”
    Produced by Kurtis Blow
  • B4: Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three - “The Roof Is On Fire”
    Produced by Jerry Bloodrock

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StreetSounds Electro-8  (Side A)…

Title: Electro-8  (Side A)
Mixed by: Herbie ‘Mastermind’ Laidley
Year: 1985
Label: StreetSounds
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

StreetSounds Electro-8  (Side A) (mp3)

 

Tracklisting

  • A1: Sparky Dee vs. Playgirls – “The Battle”
    Produced by Spyder “D”
  • A2: Davy DMX – “The DMX Will Rock” (Rap Mix)
    Produced by David Reeves Jr.
  • A3: Aleem- “Confusion”
    Produced by Tunde-Ra Aleem & Taharqa Aleem
  • A4: D E F – “D E F Momentum”
    Featuring DJ Three D
    Produced by Three “Three D” King & John J. R. Jackson

StreetSounds Electro-8  (Side B)…

Title: Electro-8  (Side B)
Mixed by: Herbie ‘Mastermind’ Laidley
Year: 1985
Label: StreetSounds
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

StreetSounds Electro-8  (SideB) (mp3)

 

Tracklisting

  • B1: Marley Marl - “Marley Marl Scratch”
    Featuring MC Shan
    Produced by Marley Marl
  • B2: The B-Boys – “Girls”
    Produced by Vincent Davis
  • B3: The Papa Austen With Great Peso – “Wrong Girls To Play With” (Dub)
    Produced by Master OC with Chain 3
  • B4: NYC Cutter - “DJ Cuttin”
    Produced by MMI
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