Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force ‎– Looking For The Perfect Beat

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TB-831 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(12") Tommy Boy TB-831 US 1983 Sell This Version
810 569-1 Afrika Bambaataa And The Soul Sonic Force* Looking For The Perfect Beat(12") 21 Records, Polydor 810 569-1 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
810 569-1 Afrika Bambaataa And The Soulsonic Force* Looking For The Perfect Beat(12") 21 Records, Polydor 810 569-1 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
POSPX 561 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(12") 21 Records POSPX 561 UK 1983 Sell This Version
0930.112 Afrika Bambaata & Soulsonic Force* Looking For The Perfect Beat(12") Tommy Boy 0930.112 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
810 569-1 Afrika Bambaataa And The Soulsonic Force* Looking For The Perfect Beat(12") 21 Records, Polydor 810 569-1 France 1983 Sell This Version
0930.112 Afrika Bambaata & Soulsonic Force* Looking For The Perfect Beat(12") Metronome 0930.112 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
TB-831 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(12") Tommy Boy TB-831 US 1983 Sell This Version
TB-831, TB-831-7 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(12", M/Print) Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy TB-831, TB-831-7 US 1983 Sell This Version
2.115 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(12", Maxi) 21 Records 2.115 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
TB-831 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(12", Promo) Tommy Boy TB-831 US 1983 Sell This Version
2.115 Afrika Bambaataa And The Soul Sonic Force* Looking For The Perfect Beat(12", Single) 21 Records 2.115 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
TB-831 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(12", TP) Tommy Boy TB-831 US 1983 Sell This Version
810 704-7 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(7") Polydor 810 704-7 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
POSP 561 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(7") 21 Records POSP 561 UK 1983 Sell This Version
21.015 Afrika Bambaataa And The Soul Sonic Force* Looking For The Perfect Beat(7") 21 Records 21.015 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
810707-78 Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force* Looking For The Perfect Beat(7") 21 Records, Ariola 810707-78 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
TB-831-7 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(7", Promo) Tommy Boy TB-831-7 US 1983 Sell This Version
810 704-7 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(7", Single) 21 Records, Polydor 810 704-7 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
0030.620 Afrika Bambaata & Soulsonic Force* Looking For The Perfect Beat(7", Single) Metronome 0030.620 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
12AP 3015 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(12") CBS/Sony 12AP 3015 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
TB-831 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(12", RE) Tommy Boy TB-831 US 1989 Sell This Version
TB-831 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(12", RE) Tommy Boy TB-831 US 1989 Sell This Version
TBCD 831 Afrika Bambaataa And The Soulsonic Force* Looking For The Perfect Beat(CD, RE) Tommy Boy TBCD 831 US 1993 Sell This Version
tb 330 Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force* Looking For The Perfect Beat (Brutal Bill Remix)(12", Maxi, Ltd, Promo) Tommy Boy tb 330 US 1998 Sell This Version
TB330 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat (Brutal Bill Remix)(12", TP) Tommy Boy TB330 US 1998 Sell This Version
TBCD 0330, TBCD 330, tbcd 330 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat (Brutal Bill Remix)(CD, Single, Ltd, Promo) Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy TBCD 0330, TBCD 330, tbcd 330 US 1998 Sell This Version
tb 330 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(12", Ltd) Tommy Boy tb 330 US 1998 Sell This Version
TBCD 330 Afrika Bambaataa + Soulsonic Force* Looking For The Perfect Beat(CD, Single) Tommy Boy TBCD 330 US 1998 Sell This Version
8122-74776-1 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(12", RE) Tommy Boy, Rhino Records (2) 8122-74776-1 UK 2006 Sell This Version
TB-831 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(12", Bla) Tommy Boy TB-831 US Unknown Sell This Version
TB-831 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(12", M/Print) Tommy Boy TB-831 US Unknown Sell This Version
TB-831 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(12", Mar) Tommy Boy TB-831 US Unknown Sell This Version
TB-831 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(12", RE) Tommy Boy TB-831 US Unknown Sell This Version
TB-831 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(12", RP) Tommy Boy TB-831 US Unknown Sell This Version
TB-831 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat(12", RP) Tommy Boy TB-831 US Unknown Sell This Version

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mbailey0619

mbailey0619

June 3, 2017
referencing Looking For The Perfect Beat, 12", RE, TB-831
Hi djsid86, so your soulsonic force has 2 versions on each side? Do you have any pictures of this 12"??
djsid86

djsid86

May 12, 2017
referencing Looking For The Perfect Beat, 12", RE, TB-831

On my copy there are 2 tracks on the B side. B1 is the instrumental and I believe B2 is the same as A2 -- just another Bonus Beats.
encarnita

encarnita

May 6, 2017
referencing Looking For The Perfect Beat, 12", TP, TB-831

Incredible Test Pressing here, as per "Arthur Baker" it must be an earlier pressings! Instead of the Instrumental Version on the B-Side it includes a second Vocal Version, and this 2nd version is unreleased. Generally it's the same Arrangement, but some percussion Sounds are missing and the "Mastering/Mixing" is totally different. And very special is the "Bonus Beats Version" on the B-Side, it's totally unreleased! Different from all existing official releases! As per Arthur Baker this one must be an earlier pressing, seems that they had to decide which versions should be used for the official Release. If you ask me the "Bonus Beats Version" on this Test Pressing is better than the 2 official Bonus Beats Version! I uploaded Sound Samples of the 2 unreleased versions, so check em both out:

unreleased Vocal = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHzgS5MqBms&feature=youtu.be

unreleased Bonus Beats = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlemC5WGzX0&feature=youtu.be
rodrigobreak

rodrigobreak

March 4, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Looking For The Perfect Beat, 7", 810707-78

Brazilian version of the hit "looking for the perfect beat" with exclusive cover that just came out in Brazil. I have to say to collectors and lovers of electro, this record is extremely rare. From when I started collecting records, I have seen no more than two or three copies of this record here in Brazil. Very collectible!

Greetings,

Rodrigobreak
Geebeats

Geebeats

September 6, 2010
referencing Looking For The Perfect Beat, 12", POSPX 561

Wicked old skool Hip Hop tune that stands the test of time for that real true Hip Hop classic sound, peace DJ Geebeats.
DJ343

DJ343

January 15, 2003
referencing Looking For The Perfect Beat, 12", TB-831

A review inside one of the old Tommy Boy record sleeves said "The most intricate example of space funk ever to hit vinyl." It went to show that the term "electro" was not well known yet in 1982. Looking For The Perfect Beat strongly took off on its own course away from Planet Rock and established its own space. I spent many hours on cardboard listening to this one.