Surface - Falling In Love edmonton68

June 12, 2012
Also, 'Feels So Good' from the same album is a great tune.

Cash Money & Marvelous - Where's The Party At? as reviewed by edmonton68

July 31, 2010
This is one of my favourite hip hop albums. I saw DJ Cash Money win the 1988 DMC world championship and at the time his prowess on the decks was unrivalled. His ‘M.C.’, Marvelous comes up with some pretty good rhymes as well. This album has the 12” releases like: ‘Ugly People Be Quiet’, ‘The Mighty Hard Rocker’ & ‘ Real Mutha for Ya’, But it also has lesser known gems like: ‘Time Is Up’, ‘Marvelous’ Drawers’ & a track I still play all the time, ‘All About Partyin’’ This is a solid album from, for me, the golden era of hip hop.

Mary J Blige* - I Am as reviewed by edmonton68

June 18, 2010
My review only concerns the ‘Moto Blanco Club’. This, like most Moto Blanco mixes is an up tempo dance, pop jaunt with plenty of strings, a classic Moto Blanco keyboard riff accompanied by euphoric crescendo reaching sound effects and a digitally altered Mary J Blige vocal. Moto Blanco fans will know exactly what I mean. I’m a big fan of these two guys and this for me is their best work of recent months. Keep ‘em coming guys …..

B.B. & Q. Band* - Genie as reviewed by edmonton68

July 25, 2009
edited over 7 years ago
If you’re a fan of 80’s soul & funk, you’ll probably remember this album from its first release back in 1985. This is a re-issue of the ‘Genie’ album, but bundled in with the original track line up are a host of remixes by the likes of Shep Pettibone and Ben Liebrand. Some of these remixes were released as 12” singles following the original release of the album. The bands lead vocalist, Curtis Hairston had one of the most underrated voices of that era. There’s no doubt about it, he was a class act. His performance on this album is outstanding. Even with the added bonus of all the extra remixes, the title track ‘Genie’ IMO is still the pick of the bunch on this release. In closing, if you want to replace your old vinyl copy of ‘Genie’ you can’t go wrong with this…

The 2 Live Crew - 2 Live Is What We Are as reviewed by edmonton68

July 14, 2009
This release is from when The 2 Live crew were a serious hip hop act and this is a straight up hip hop album from the days before all that stupid swearing shit. Except for 'We Want Some Pussy' of course. Good production, accompanied by very decent cutting & scratching with some good quick fire rapping as well. Shame they went the way they did with later releases. I rate this as one of the best hip hop albums in my collection.

AC Soul Symphony - What's Happening as reviewed by edmonton68

May 26, 2009
edited over 9 years ago
The multi talented Dave Lee teams up again with fellow Sunburst band member Pete Simpson, this time in the guise of AC Soul Symphony. They provide us with this classy soulful house offering. It’s a classic up-tempo Dave Lee production topped off with silky smooth vocals from Mr Simpson. I’m listening to the track as I write this review. It’s the musical equivalent of being fed grapes by a beautiful woman. What more could you want?

Joey Negro - Nite:Life 08 as reviewed by edmonton68

February 13, 2009
I’m a mix album aficionado and this is by far one of the best in my collection. If you’re into deep, sexy, soulful house then you’ll find the track selection on this album pure quality. I can’t say there’s a bad track on the album. The only thing I will say is, I find the final track an odd choice, only because it’s not in the same vein as the rest of the album. Highlights for me are: David Bendeath, Miguel Migs, Brothers Of Soul and Kenny Bobien. Honestly though, it’s all good. Joey Negro (real name Dave Lee) is a very talented artist, producer and remixer. He is also an expert on the decks. The mixing on this album is sublime. A seamless 74 minutes of music which flows effortlessly from one track to the next. This album comes highly recommended.

Africa Bambaata And The Soul Sonic Force* - Planet Rock as reviewed by edmonton68

February 12, 2009
I was 14 years old when this was released in 1982. I first heard it a year later when one of my school mates got hold of a copy of “The perfect Beat” album. For me, this is a real landmark track from the early electro days. It starts off with what later turned out to be probably the most sampled hip hop vocal intro ever. With Arthur Baker’s high production values, stabbing orchestral riffs, driving bassline, haunting keyboards, sound effects and a relentless rap by The Soulsonic Force “Mr. Biggs Pow Wow & MC Globe” this track is without doubt a hip hop classic. There have been various remixes since its first release, but none for me have surpassed the original extended version. I still play it regularly to this day….


2 Puerto Ricans, A Blackman And A Dominican - Do It Properly! as reviewed by edmonton68

August 10, 2008
edited over 9 years ago
For me, this is one of the best house tunes of it's time. The classic Adonis "No Way Back" bassline still sounds as good today as it did over twenty years ago. I could listen to that bassline all day long. With numerous vocal samples: JM Silk, Chip-E, Steve 'Silk' Hurley to mention a few, stabbing edits and a romping keyboard riff this track was, and for me still is an absolute stormer. Nearly ten minutes of pure class. Add this to your collection, it's a must.