Various ‎– New York vs L.A. Beats

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ELCST 1001 Various New York vs L.A. Beats(LP, Comp, Mixed) Street Sounds ELCST 1001 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ELCST 1001 Various New York Vs L.A. Beats(LP, Comp, Mixed, TP) Street Sounds ELCST 1001 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZCELC 1001 Various New York vs L.A. Beats(Cass, Comp, Mixed, Blu) Street Sounds ZCELC 1001 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZCELC 1001 Various New York vs L.A. Beats(Cass, Comp, Mixed, Red) Street Sounds ZCELC 1001 UK 1985 Sell This Version

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smileyface88

smileyface88

September 29, 2017
referencing New York vs L.A. Beats, LP, Comp, Mixed, ELCST 1001
There seems to be a pressing fault with this one, you can hear a different track under "we are the knights"
drambuee

drambuee

April 23, 2013
referencing New York vs L.A. Beats, LP, Comp, Mixed, ELCST 1001

Not as well known as the main Electro series but for me this is the pinnacle for track listing and mixing. As mentioned in the other comments below, the L.A side was mixed so well you couldn't tell which elements were from hip hop don't stop and which were from Release yourself. That mix transition is an example of 2 tracks that were made for each other. This is the most under rated , Perfect L.P. ever
Doodlebug_2

Doodlebug_2

August 5, 2008
referencing New York vs L.A. Beats, LP, Comp, Mixed, ELCST 1001
I used to have the original to this and it's true, the mixing on these Vinyl compolitions were phoenomninal. Credit to the guys on the wheels of steel. If you had some of the originals, and I did. This was because I used to hang out at Groove Records in Soho, which was where every DJ in London got the latest imports from the East Coast and the West Coast. The shop no longer exsists and is now sadly a sex shop! Music was the other reason to hang around Soho on a Saturday ahem!
stevealoha

stevealoha

February 14, 2008
referencing New York vs L.A. Beats, Cass, Comp, Mixed, Red, ZCELC 1001

This is probably my favourite cassette of music. It was the first Electro tape I bought (after hearing Electro 8 on holiday as a teenager) anyway, it's the most futuristic and funk filled thing ever. It truly blew my mind and even when I listen to the battered tape now it still sends shivers down my spine.

From the opening bars of each side, the crisp 808 beats and metallic snares are just perfect. All the tracks are bonafide Electro classics and the mixing from over 20 years ago is on point even when the BPM changes considerably.

This was the first time I heard 'Hip Hop Be Bop', 'Itchiban Scratch' and more and is truly amazing.

If you have even just a passing interest in 80's Electro you should try & get a copy of this, it's a definitive release.

scyates

scyates

September 16, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing New York vs L.A. Beats, LP, Comp, Mixed, ELCST 1001

This record is exceptional for two reasons (that is, if you're into oldschool electro)
1: the tracklist is outstanding
2: the way the tracks are mixed is more than I can express in words... Absolutely tremendous. One can't hardly hear where one track stops and where the other one starts! after I first heard it back in the days it took me years to realize some of the tracks were two rather than one single track. This goes more for the LA side, where tracks fluently merge into one another. The style on the NY side is different (but equally well done) in that the tracks have more pronounced, but original, transitions.