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Performer: Mantronix
Title: The Album
Country: US
Released: 1985
Style: Electro
Category: Hip hop
Rating: 4.6 ✦
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The Album is the debut album by the group Mantronix. The NME placed the album at number 10 on its year-end list of best albums of 1986. Bassline" (Kurtis Mantronik, MC Tee) – 5:26. Needle to the Groove" (Mantronik, MC Tee) – 3:41. Mega-Mix" (Mantronik, MC Tee) – 5:35. Hardcore Hip-Hop" (Mantronik, MC Tee) – 6:18. Ladies" (Mantronik, MC Tee) – 6:55. Get Stupid "Fresh" Part I" (Mantronik, MC Tee) – 3:52. Fresh Is the Word" (Mantronik, MC Tee) – 5:31.

Mantronix's efforts on Mantronix: the Album and its effect on early hip hop and electronic music is perhaps best summed up by music critic Omar Willey's observation in 2000: Featuring "Fresh Is the Word" and the new tracks "Bassline" and "Electro Mega-Mix," Mantronix defined the new sound of electro-funk. Mantronix's second album, Music Madness, was released in 1986. While MC Tee's rhyming style on the album continued in the traditional b-boy fashion of the times, Mantronik's club-oriented production and mixing in Music Madness tended to attract more electronic dance music and electro funk aficionados than hardcore hip-hop fans. During this period, while Mantronix was signed to Sleeping Bag Records, Mantronik was employed by the label.

Same as this release: Mantronix - The Album, except for a different design of the labels. Fresh Is The Word" and "Needle To The Groove" recorded and mixed at INS. All other songs at Al Cohen Studio. Mastered at Frankford Wayne

Needle to the Groove. Hardcore Hip Hop. Ladies. Get Stupid "Fresh", Part 1. Fresh Is the Word.

This excellent 1985 LP was way ahead of its time; while the rapping of Mantronix's partner MC Tee is pure mid-'80s New York hip-hop, the production is anything but conventional. On gems like "Needle to the Groove," "Bassline," and the hit "Fresh Is the Word," you can hear the parallels between Tee's rhyming and the East Coast b-boy rhymes that Run-D. LL Cool J, and the Fat Boys were providing in 1985. But the album's high-tech, futuristic production sets it apart from other New York hip-hop of the mid-'80s, and even though one of the.

Mantronix: The Album has undergone a strangely accidental evolution to its status as a lost hip-hop classic: Beloved by veteran heads yet considered incredibly dated in the sample-artisan Dre/RZA/Pete Rock/Primo 90s, it's since started sounding a lot more like a well-aging and prescient forebear of Southern bounce and hyphy

Mantronix: The Album is the first proper album by a Jamaican-born producer named Kurtis Mantronik (nee Curtis Khaleel). It’s about forty minutes of electro-flavored old school hip-hop, a meager seven tracks that managed to subtly change the face of the genre and influence a bevy of upstart electronic-minded musicians. A somewhat large claim, but pretty truthful. It’s one of those ubiquitous old school classics that hip-hop fiends hold in special regard. At the same time though, it’s largely forgotten by most

Debut album by production whiz-kid Mantronix, one of the most important acts in the mid-80s hip-hop. Pioneers of drum machine, sample technology and art of the remix. Features NYC club anthems ‘Needle to the Groove’, Fresh Is The World’ and ‘Bassline’ (UK top 40 hit). This is raw hip-hop and electronic music of the highest calibre. Cult classic proudly reissued by Demon Records on 180gm heavyweight black vinyl with printed inner sleeve.

Mantronix - The Album. Mantronix Format: Audio Cassette. Page 1 of 1 Start overPage 1 of 1. This shopping feature will continue to load items. King Of The Beats: Anthology 1985-1988.

Tracklist Hide Credits

This Side
A1 Bassline
Edited By – The Latin Rascals
A2 Needle To The Groove 3:41
A3 Mega-Mix
Edited By – Charlie Dee Diaz, Chep Nuñez, Diamond Two, The*
That Side
B1 Hardcore Hip-Hop 6:11
B2 Ladies 6:54
B3 Get Stupid "Fresh" Part I 3:48
B4 Fresh Is The Word 3:48

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sleeping Bag Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Sleeping Bag Records, Inc.
  • Recorded At – I.N.S. Studios
  • Mixed At – I.N.S. Studios
  • Recorded At – Al Cohen Studios
  • Mixed At – Al Cohen Studios
  • Published By – Beach House Music
  • Mastered At – Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs


  • Art Direction [Album] – Michael Mendel
  • Mastered By – Herb "Family Man" Powers*
  • Photography By – Geoff Spear
  • Producer, Written-By, Mixed By – Mantronik*, MC Tee


"Fresh Is The Word" and "Needle To The Groove" recorded and mixed at INS. All other songs recorded and mixed at Al Cohen Studio.

Track B1 listed on back cover as "Hardcore Hip -Hop" - note the space after the word 'Hip' and before the dash '-'
Vinyl label side A also with print failure
Track B3 only listed as "Get Stupid Fresh" on vinyl label.

Jacket Made in Canada

© & ℗ 1985 Sleeping Bag Records, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (hand etched on A side): TLX-6-A "MANTRONIX RULES THE HIP HOP" !!! HERbIE Jr :v) ANGIE ✩
  • Matrix / Runout (hand etched on B side): TLY-6-B HERbIE Jr :v)
  • Matrix / Runout (stamped on A & B side): MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK
  • Matrix / Runout (Vinyl Label side A with misprint): TLY-6A
  • Matrix / Runout (Vinyl label side B): TLY-6B
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TLX-6 Mantronix The Album ‎(LP, Album) Sleeping Bag Records TLX-6 US 1985
V 407736, V 407.736 Mantronix The Album ‎(Cass, Album) 10 Records, Virgin España, S.A. V 407736, V 407.736 Spain 1986
DIX 37 Mantronix The Album ‎(LP, Album) 10 Records DIX 37 UK 1986
CDIX 37 Mantronix The Cassette ‎(Cass, Album) 10 Records CDIX 37 UK 1986
none Mantronix The Album ‎(CDr, Promo) EMI none UK 2006