Just-Ice - "Latoya" by Matt Bomarr

just-ice - "latoya" (download) [audio]

Former Brooklyn punk club bouncer Just-Ice has had some heavy hitters taking care of his production over the years.  This album, 1986's Back To the Old School was produced by Kurtis Mantronik (Mantronix), Just-Ice's Kool & Deadly was produced by KRS-One, his fourth album Masterpiece was produced by Grandmaster Flash, and in recent years he's worked with DJ Premier.  As the title suggests, this is classic old school hip hop. buy

HURTS - "Wonderful Life (Mantronix Remix)" by Matt Bomarr

hurts - "wonderful life (mantronix remix)" (download) [audio]

These guys look like Ultravox and sound like Culture Club.  Their single "Wonderful Life" was already a recent favorite of mine before I heard Arthur Baker's awesome remix, and then stumbled on this remix from 80's electro legend Mantronix, which takes the cake as far as these re-workings go.  There's really nothing about this song that would lead you to believe this DIDN'T come straight out of the 80's. website