Hashim ‎– Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)

Cutting Records ‎– CR-200
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A1 Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) 6:06
A2 Bonus 1:27
B1 Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) 5:26
B2 Bonus 2:10

Companies, etc.



Sure Force Productions
Sure Shot Edit by Aldo
℗ © 1983 Cutting Records
111 Dyckman Street
NY NY 10040 (212) 569-4589

This variation has "handwritten" circles around ℗&© on the labels.

A-side run-out groove etchings:
Herbie Jr :-) Angie :-) Dedicated to Dorian Martinez
"Hey Bro!"

B-side run-out groove etchings:
Herbie Jr. :-)
"Hi Kely"
"Congratulations Papa Whiz Kid!"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): CR-200-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): CR-200-B

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July 3, 2017

Undeniably one of the top 3 classic original Electro tracks.

I'm at risk of repeating what's already been said below, but the combination of tight beats / chunky bassline / cold synth is undeniable.

Even those little scratch effects don't sound cheesy, which is something in itself altogether given the amount of similar tracks that were spoiled by cheesy "scratching". On Al-Naafiysh they do actually add to the backing percussion effect, never gimmicky.

100% professional, accurate, intelligent production throughout. Quite simply a track you have to acknowledge as legendary.

Also check out Pleasure Boys (Dance Mix). Halfway through the track, there's plenty of opportunity for mixmasters.


February 6, 2016
When I was in college (1984-88), I played this song SO MUCH on my JVC boombox that my buddies began calling me "Krishna" - which probably makes little sense, except that they thought this is what was being repeated throughout the song, when in fact, it was "Fiysh Naafiysh Naafiysh..." This is definitely in my top THREE electro songs of all time, alongside "Planet Rock" and "Clear."


October 23, 2015
On Hashim - We're Rocking The Planet the a-side is an edit by Aldo Marin.

On this record the labels mention some "Sure Shot Edit". Sounds like if side A was the edit version again, if you ask me. Is there someone who knows for sure?


May 1, 2015
What a classic electro tune a popping tune its one of all time classics


September 3, 2014
Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, ... must of juggled this record at least a thousand times.


June 17, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
let me tell ya about these copies and reissues if your copy is dark blue or light blue its a reissue still pressed in 83-87 the original and best is dark purple and there was not a lot pressed in 83 trust me thanks


February 16, 2012
im a big fan of old electro music ... you have inspired me to make my own music
but i have a question ... what for synths you used for this song .. i mean the bassline is VERY POWERFUL
and the pad is so coool....
so the bassline are a moog taurus or what .. pls help me :D



July 18, 2011
Wow,what to say about this?This along with Planet Rock,it is one of the cornerstones of ALL electronic music.Even today nearly 30 years after it's release it sounds futuristic and seriously funky.Massive beats and heartbreaking strings collide to create a track so funky and ethereal that as well as just dancing you can just close your eyes and see all sorts of magical images.This tune is as great as any tune from any genre,EVER.


May 19, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
I was 11 years old in 1983, and this tune came along and changed my world! Without a doubt it is THE most important dance record EVER made! It still to this very day sounds so fresh that you can drop it into almost any DJ set and it will tear the place up! I was a vinyl addict after I scored a copy of this, and that trip to a record store in London (I lived in deepest Essex) without my parents knowing and getting grounded for a month was so worth it! Still a vinyl addict and all due to that amazing feeling of holding this record and opening the shrinkwrap! If you dont own this, you must buy it NOW!


May 13, 2011
edited over 6 years ago

This is without exception THEE badest tune on the planet ever, the most hardest, kicking, brutal electro beats to date, a haunting synth line to kill your loved ones for, a bass line to melt your spine, nothing in the universe gets anywhere near to touching this tune, it is essential to own a copy, this will rock any party and always does......PERIOD. When this drops you find yourself making eye-contact with like minded people and you just nod at each other because you know what's coming.....MAYHEM!!!......God bless you Hashim for gracing us with your genius.....let us all pray that there's an afterlife so we can listen to this forevermore.....Amen.