Hashim ‎– Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)

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

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

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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
"P.S."
"Hey Bro!"

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

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

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ruderoy123

ruderoy123

October 24, 2017
edited 28 days ago
This was one of the tracks that opened doors that were closed to rap music, Also it helped break the Electro sound into the mainstream as clubs and radio stations refused to play rap, because pop and disco were the main agenda.
Rap music would get very little air play and you may hear some during the late night shows but not in the day time.
The public could not get enough of the bassline and synths, it was a brand new sound, the DJs had no choice but to play this and all hell broke loose.
This track not only helped lay the foundations but also set the benchmark for Electro and Electronic music, that could be listenable and danced too by the general public.
All music has its defining moment this is once of them.
mediumwaveradio

mediumwaveradio

August 15, 2017
Ha good referencing 808 man, I was one of those kids in pumas, farah slacks, tacchini top and deerstalker in Berlin, Legends, Precinct 13 etc and this tune was the bomb back in the day. Literally changed our lives.
808-MAN

808-MAN

August 11, 2017
edited 3 months ago
The Anthem of all Electro Anthems. Saturday afternoons in a club in Manchester city centre, all full of teenagers with Sergio Tacchini,Ellesse,Kappa all on. Like an Electro youth Club it was. But when Al-Naafiysh came on the lights,Strobed and everyone battle breaked. 1983-84 i think. Jerry Calliste Jr was/is Hashim the man responsible for so many dope beats in so many dope tracks..
Jarren

Jarren

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.
onceadeejay

onceadeejay

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."
CHAIRMANoftheBORED2

CHAIRMANoftheBORED2

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?
davidwebb

davidwebb

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

madizms

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.
duanevinyl

duanevinyl

June 17, 2012
edited over 5 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
Elcobotz

Elcobotz

February 16, 2012
hi
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