Various ‎– New York vs L.A. Beats

Street Sounds ‎– ELCST 1001
Street Sounds Electro – NY vs LA
Vinyl, LP, Mixed, Compilation

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N.Y. Side
A1 Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Planet Rock
Producer – Arthur Baker
A2 Hashim Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
Producer – Jerry Calliste Jr.
A3 Captain Rock The Return Of Captain Rock
Producer – The Fantastic Aleems*
A4 Aleem Release Yourself
Producer – Tunde Ra Aleem
A5 Man Parrish Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop)
Producer – Herbie Hancock, Material
A6 Pumpkin King Of The Beat
Producer – Pumpkin
A7 The B-Boys Two, Three Break
Producer – Vincent Davis (2)
A8 The Russell Brothers The Party Scene (SV)
Producer – Larry Joseph, The Russell Brothers
A9 Fresh 3 MC's Fresh
Producer – Bill Moore, Dave Ogrin
A10 Whodini Freaks Come Out At Night
Producer – Larry Smith
A11 UTFO Roxanne, Roxanne
Producer – Full Force
L.A. Side
B1 L.A. Dream Team Rockberry Jam
Producer – Tracy Kendrick
B2 The Unknown DJ 808 Beats
Producer – Andre Manuel
B3 D.E.F. feat. DJ Three D D.E.F. Momentum
Producer – DJ Three D, Russ Parr
B4 World Class Wreckin' Cru Surgery
Producer – Lonzo Williams*
B5 Egyptian Lover Egypt, Egypt
Producer – Egyptian Lover
B6 World Class Wreckin' Cru Juice
Producer – Lonzo Williams*
B7 The Unknown DJ Let's Jam
Producer – Andre Manuel
B8 Egyptian Lover Girls
Producer – Egyptian Lover
B9 Uncle Jamm's Army Naughty Boy
Producer – Roger Clayton
B10 Knights Of The Turntables Techno-Scratch
Producer – Jim Callon
B11 Knights Of The Turntables We Are The Knights
Producer – Curtis Harvey (2), Jim Callon
B12 Chris "The Glove" Taylor Itchiban Scratch
Producer – Chris "The Glove" Taylor, David Storrs


Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side A): MPO ELCST 1001 A₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side B): MPO ELCST 1001 B₁

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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
ELCST 1001 Various New York Vs L.A. Beats(LP, Comp, Mixed, TP) Street Sounds ELCST 1001 UK 1985 Sell This Version


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September 29, 2017
There seems to be a pressing fault with this one, you can hear a different track under "we are the knights"


April 23, 2013

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


August 5, 2008
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!


September 16, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

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.