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Friday, Dec 04 2015 | 06:27
Image: 1601193 The second half of previously unreleased Aurra recordings produced
by Slave-founding member Steve Washington. The Album was
recorded in 1983/84 just after the Salsoul years with his wife
Sheila who had just finished writing and touring with The Brides
Of Funkenstein. Plans were made for it’s release on Quincy Jones’
newly formed Qwest Records, but legal troubles complicated it’s
release. No one was quite sure what happened to the master tapes,
not even Steve himself. Body Rock represents the final chapter in
the Aurra catalog.
This is Electronic Funk and R&B at it’s finest, recorded during a
pivotal year in Modern Funk music. Post-Disco, right at the beginning
of Hip-Hop’s finest hour when Boogie and Electro music was making
the scene in New York. Making this an important milestone in music
and documenting the inception of the drum machine. The grooves
smoke, as Washington delivers the Dayton Funk style. Mean and
lean basslines, irresistible hooks & towering vocal riffs with crisp,
tight dance rhythms.

Key Selling Points
- Produced by Steve Washington (Slave, Civil Attack, George Clinton)
- Featuring vocals by Sheila Brody (Brides Of Funkenstein, Public Enemy) & Mark Stevens (Taka Boom, Chaka Khan)
- Liner notes by Dam-Funk
- Full Analog production from the original 2”” tapes recorded in 1984

1. I’ll Let You Go
2. It’s Up To You
3. Somebody
4. Are You Foolin’ Around
5. Who Are You
6. Body Rock
7. Danger Zone Available from 18.12.2015
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