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Mantronix
Mantronix
Mantronix
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock
 
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Formed by now legendary New York producer Kurtis Mantronik and MC Tee, Mantronix are still known as one of the best and most innovative groups from hip-hops golden age. Mantronix were probably the first group to popularise...  more »

      
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All Artists: Mantronix
Title: Mantronix
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 2/7/2006
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock
Styles: Electronica, Old School
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Mantronix - The Album
UPCs: 026656870729, 094631128127

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Album Description
Formed by now legendary New York producer Kurtis Mantronik and MC Tee, Mantronix are still known as one of the best and most innovative groups from hip-hops golden age. Mantronix were probably the first group to popularise samples as pop hooks, although their music actually crossed the boundaries of hardcore rap, electro, techno and house, their music has inspired artists around the world. Their first single; Fresh Is The Word, hit the streets of New York in 1985 courtesy of Sleeping Bag Records. The track had the streets and clubs of New York pumping with its raw beats and East Coast rapping that draws comparisons to Run DMC and LL Cool J. Their second single, Ladies, featured a smoother vocal sound than Fresh Is The Word, and the third single followed just a few months later, Bassline, is another slice of typical mid-80's hip-hop with it's raw beats and energetic rapping, and reached the UK top 40 in May 1986. With its futuristic production Mantronix: The Album was way ahead of it's time when released in 1985 and featured all of their hit singles and some of the rawest hip hop ever released. Now the album has been remastered and features 5 extra tracks - different versions of three of their key tracks. This album is Mantronix best and an essential album for any hip hop fan. EMI. 2006.

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CD Reviews

Classic Hip-Hop at its Best !
08/31/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The beats that were displayed on The Album.Were truly ahead of there time and will contiue to be Sampled for the days to come.In my own opinion Mantronix was then and still is one of the premire groups that ever made this Lady that i call Hip-Hop."
A CLASSIC IS BACK!
05/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a must-have album for any true hip-hop fan. Mantronik's production was truly ahead of its time. As with the sound of hip-hop in the mid to late eighties, the songs contain plently of 808 and 909 drum kicks and snares. This was probably one of the most underappreciated albums in the culture. I'm glad to see it's back. We can only hope that Warlock will reprint 'Music Madness' and Capitol will reprint 'In Full Effect'."
Worth fighting for
Vincent Purdie | Brooklyn, NY United States | 12/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I almost got into a fight arguing whether this Mantronix joint was better than Ultramagnetic. LOL I did say almost but this joint was worth fighting for.

Classic Hip-Hop at it's finest, get it.

I dig in the crates so you don't have to."