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Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic ForceLooking For The Perfect Beat

Label:Tommy Boy – TB-831
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Hip Hop
Style:Electro

Tracklist

A1Looking For The Perfect Beat (Vocal)6:56
A2Bonus Beats II2:00
BLooking For The Perfect Beat (Instrumental)
Written-ByA. Baker*, J. Robie*
6:58
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BPM: 120
Produced, Arranged and Mixed by Arthur Baker & John Robie (The Guru's) for A.B.I.

Released in a white shrink-wrapped die-cut sleeve.

There is also a pressing mastered by Herb Powers Jr. with different Bonus Beats II and a bit shorter Instrumental (missing 2 sec. snare drum beat at start).

There is also a mispressing 12" pressed with labels intended for a 7" record.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): TB-831A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): TB-831B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etching): T.B.-831-A MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK TC SMK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etching): TB-831-B *PRESSED AT SOUND MAKERS N.J.*
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 36)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Looking For The Perfect Beat (12", 45 RPM, Single)21 Records2.115Netherlands1983
Looking For The Perfect Beat (12", 45 RPM)Tommy Boy0930.112Germany1983
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Looking For The Perfect Beat (12", 45 RPM)21 RecordsPOSPX 561UK1983
Looking For The Perfect Beat (7", 45 RPM, Single)21 Records21.015Netherlands1983
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Looking For The Perfect Beat (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo)Tommy BoyTB-831US1983

Reviews

  • defendergroove's avatar
    Edited one year ago
    i realy love that stuff. It was very impressive for me in the early 80ies. I remember, i asked my father "how they make
    an human voice sounding electric"? I still love it!
    • telogic's avatar
      telogic
      This 12 has a different mix than later releases the edits and mix are more raw never noticed until I go a second copy there are a few poor edits in this mix
      • DJ343's avatar
        DJ343
        A review inside one of the old Tommy Boy record sleeves said "The most intricate example of space funk ever to hit vinyl." It went to show that the term "electro" was not well known yet in 1982. Looking For The Perfect Beat strongly took off on its own course away from Planet Rock and established its own space. I spent many hours on cardboard listening to this one.