- SDGHS 814EP
Renegade Force 12" Available Here.
Previously unreleased six-track demo by forgotten NYC-area band Renegade Force. There is no background information about this recording, a salvaged demo by unknown musicians seeing collaborative release between Snow Dog and Heavenly Star Records (Clyde Alexander & Sanction, Margo's Kool Out Crew, Cloud One). The group's dead-on execution of Zulu Nation/Wild Style-era "live hip-hop band" vibe recalls Positive Force, Doug Wimbish, Planet Patrol, Pumpkin & Friends, and The Harlem Underground Band. The recording's origin is murky, the equipment/instrumentation (all analog by the sound of it) fits the early 1980s NYC landscape, with the influence of the emerging popularity of drum machines evident on "School Disco".