MAN KIND 7" 45 RPM
DKR-053 - MANKIND - THEM A HUSTLER 7"
DKR-054 - MANKIND - SOME GIRLS WICKED & WILD 7"
RYTHEM TRACK 7" 45 RPM
DKR-068 - ANTHONY SELASSIE - VARIETY 7"
More '80s digital heat from Sydney 'Mankind' Francis! Re-presenting two of Mankind's best early digital tunes, both of which slightly pre-date his classic double-sider 'These Three Girls/Country Life' (still available from DKR!). "Them a Hustler" is on a killer one-away digital riddim, which utilises the sleng teng bassline, yet stands alone. "Some Girls Wicked & Wild" is a duet with an unfortunately nameless female singer, definitely one of the best combi tunes we've heard, again using a great one-off digital riddim. Both of these now very-rare tunes were originally released only on 7-inch in JA, in tiny pressings, dubiously and inexplicably with bogus artist credits. No matter though, they are back now for all to enjoy, further proof of just how amazingly fertile the '80s digital era was, and how many great tunes from it are still being brought to light!
Next tune from Callo Collins' Rythem Track label is a late '80s monster from our man Anthony Selassie. Around this time Selassie was a young artist hanging with the Youth Promotion crew as well as Callo's Rythem Track crew. This rugged live-digital (played, not programmed) tune was cut at Music Mountain studios, and to us has a similar vibe as the great live-digital Leggo Sounds releases we put out a while back. "Variety" was until recently very obscure, being released only in NY, on a 12" on the Genesis Music label, operated by a former Bronx record shop. Look out for more Anthony Selassie tunes from DKR in the future, and be sure to check out his other Rythem Track tune "Busy Body", which we released a while ago, still available from DKR.
Mankind - Them a Hustler
Mankind - Hustling Version
Mankind - Some Girls Wicked & Wild
Mankind - Some Girls Wicked & Wild Version
Anthony Selassie - Variety
Anthony Selassie - Variety Version
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