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Wednesday, Mar 08 2017 | 10:35
Image: 1575034 How do you define the music of Mantronix? Is it Hip Hop? Electro? Funk? House? Maybe the answer is all of the above (or
is it none of the above?). It is true that Mantronix will be remembered for their multi-faceted sound as well as their ability to
bend and blend genres flawlessly into a cohesive musical tapestry, but they will also most importantly they will be
remembered as musical innovators and sub- genre pioneers.
Kurtis Mantronik and MC Tee formed the group Mantronix In the early 80s. Their Sleeping Bag Records debut:
Mantronix: The Album shot to commercial success on the strength of their debut single, "Fresh Is The Word". The influence
of this groundbreaking debut is still felt in popular music today, having been sampled by the likes of Beastie Boys, Beck,
The Prodigy and more.
Kurtis Mantronik was also as dangerous behind the desk as he was behind the boards. Working as A&R for Sleeping Bag
while signed to the label, Mantronik also helped recruit, sign, and produce for artists such as T La Rock and Just-Ice.
Notable records from this era include, Just Ice's "Cold Gettin' Dumb" and "Back to the Old School" as well as T La Rock's
"Breaking Bells (12" Version)".
Now available for the first time ever, Traffic Entertainment Group in conjunction with Sleeping Bag Records and Warlock
Entertainment present, Mantronix: King of the Beats, The Anthology 1985-1988. This carefully curated double LP compilation
combines the best of Mantronix's work from the early, and arguably, best era of their career into one amazing listening
experience. Whether you are an avid Mantronix fan or are looking for a place to start - this is the collection to wrap your
ears around.

A1. Mantronix - Needle To The Groove (12” Version)
A2. T La Rock - Breaking Bells (12” Version)
A3. Just-Ice - Back To The Old School
B1. Mantronix - Fresh Is The Word (12” Version)
B2. Just-Ice - Turbo Charged
B3. T La Rock - Breaking Bells (Dub Version)
C1. Mantronix - We Control The Dice
C2. Just-Ice - Cold Getting Dumb
C3. Just-Ice - Cold Getting Dumb II
C4. T La Rock - Bass Machine (12” Version)
D1. Mantronix - Bassline
D2. Tricky Tee - Johnny The Fox
D3. Mantronix - Fresh Is The Word ‘88 Available from 31.03.2017
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