The Knights Of The Turntables* ‎– Fresh Mess

JDC Records ‎– JDC0041
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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Produced by Curtis Harvey Jr. for Brez Entertainment
Produced by Jim Callon for Proud Sons of the Funkadelic Productions

Thanks to all the Knights: C-Brez, Lil Rockin' G, Chilly G, Cooly-D, & Snowman.
Special thanks to: Jim Callon, the man behind us, God almighty for providing the willpower, thanks to all the D.J.'s who keep the record spinning, and special thanks to the west coast hip-hop movement.

JDC Records Inc. (In the port of Los Angeles)

The Knights Of The Turntables Fan Club:
c/o Knights P.O. Box 5394
Torrance, CA 90510

Brez-Entertainment BMI
Callon-Love Music BMI

JDC Records INC. 567 W. 5th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
Made in the USA
Telex 4996506 JDCINC

Mastered By & Mastered At info is derived from the -RS- etchings in the runout.

Processed (Plating/Metalwork) At (entered as 'Mastered At') info is derived from the L-20383 and L-20383-X type etchings in the runout.

Pressed By info is derived from the S-13568 and S-13569 type matrix etchings, along with the particular stamper/ring impressions in the center label area.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etchings): JDC-0041-A s-13568 -RS- L-20383
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etchings): JDC-0041-B s-13569 -RS- L-20383-X

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November 29, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
Run out etchings, as above, should read: Matrix / Runout (Side A etchings): JDC-0041-A s-13568 -RS- L-20383
Matrix / Runout (Side B etchings): JDC-0041-B s-13569 -RS- L-20383-X

Anything else is a later repress. Another key detail is the lining up of the 2 T's in 'THE' & 'THE', perfectly placed in the curve of the label outer edge & lining up the vertical bodies of the 2 T's in a straight line. Keep em peeled if buying.

As for the music- 'Fresh Mess' & 'Dub' are perhaps the most talked about, for good reason, however 'We Are The Knights' is a stellar electro- rap joint & one of my faves to boot. Clean, tight production (quite unlike 'Techno-Scratch!), fresh scratching, great flow & an ill vocoder. Cream.


November 13, 2016
JDC Records has a record shop in san pedro on 6th street,
it has all there early stuff there


December 10, 2011
Another fine early west coast hip hop record! You can see the influence of P-Funk that is prominent in the genre.


January 21, 2011
First heard this in March 1985 and it blew me away. There is nothing else like it. If was great to find the sample years later - GET OFF YOUR ASS AND JAM - By Funkadelic from 1975. The drum programming is unique, the scratching is wild and the B Side is insane. This 12" sits next to my Reckless 12"


November 6, 2010
There were alot of great electro records released around this time, but if i was forced to pick out one tune as the best, then it would be this one. "Fresh mess"-(jam your radio) is a frantic piece of electro genius. The bassline is prominant throughout the track & a cascade of scratching cuts formed the basis of the track. But for me it's the beat that makes this track stand-out above most releases. The 808 drum program is running riot all over it, with it's snare & handclap blasting out, & that lovely nasal ticking rimshot complete with a very nice synth-line halfway through , makes this an unforgettable track. Quality electro - Enjoy.


January 14, 2010
probably the most insane electro-record is completely nuts, oldschool scratching from mars, crazy beats and FUNNY AS HELL! if you don't got it, go get it, seriously!