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

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched/stamped): MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK HERbiE JR :v) ANgiE ✬ "DEdiCATED To DORIAN MARTiNEZ" "P.S." "HEY BRO." A-1 ⟷ CR - 200 - A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched/stamped): MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK HERbiE JR :v) Hi KEllY!! "CONgRAdulATioNs PAPA Whiz KID" A-1 ⟷ CR- 200 -B

Other Versions (5 of 38) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ELP11011 Hashim Al-Naafiysh (Remix)(12") ELP Medien & Verlags GmbH ELP11011 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
CR-200 Hashim Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)(12", RE, RM) Cutting Records CR-200 US 1987 Sell This Version
none Hashim Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) (8xFile, FLAC, RM) The Store For Music none Asia 2018
234.631 Hashim Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)(12", EP, Single) Injection Disco Dance Label 234.631 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
BCM 20758 Hashim Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)(CD, Maxi) BCM Records BCM 20758 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version


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May 1, 2019
Record was a breakthrough in the days, was a favorite for breakdancing in Washington Square Park New York, You would most definitely find me any day in the week battling! What great memories!


August 3, 2018
Love the comments, label.aside. im still wondering what was the inspiration behind the track. Why would you make this vocal? What does it mean ?


October 24, 2017
edited over 2 years 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.


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.


August 11, 2017
edited over 2 years 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..


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.