Drop – Beat Bytes

12″, Beat Bytes, 1987

More mid-80s turntable cut-ups from anonymous creators. The Scratchmasters boot credited this to DJ Head. Possibly aka Pete Smith. Or maybe Cesare, sometime KLF/JAMMs DJ. We’ve seen this credited to all three and more besides. When we bought it, it was tagged by the record store guys as “Beat Bite” by Drop. Whatever it’s called, this is in essence a massive mash-up of every classic early Public Enemy track. And there’s nothing wrong with that. 200 copies only. More information very gratefully received.

UPDATE And after we posted this first time around, we received that info too…

Chez (DJ Cesare) here just flying through… It’s actually “Beat Bytes” by Drop, released as a white label promo in 1988. Drop were DJ Cesare with engineer Pete Smith. It was recorded ‘live’ using only 2 turntables and a mixer, layering beats and scratches onto an 8 track tape machine in Gee Street Records’ basement.

There you go, straight from the horse’s mouth, as it were. Thanks, Chez! You’re the man.

A. Burn the Place pt 1 (5:56)
B. Burn the Place pt 2 (6:03)

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