Sounds of the Universe first began as a shop specialising in rare original vinyl - over 25 years ago! We source original vinyl from all around the world - America, Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, Nigeria, Europe, Jamaica and even further afield. We sell original albums, 45s, 12”s (and books too!).

    All our original vinyl is 100% guaranteed. This means if you are not happy with the condition when you receive it, just return it to us and we will refund your money - no problem.

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    Miss ThangThunder And Lightning (1986)Tommy Boy
    Female rap 86 original 12"
      • Original 12"£6.99
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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      Symbolic ThreeNo Show (1985)Reality
      Original Hip hop 12" from 85
        • Original 12"£7.99
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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        Mantronix King Of The Beats Anthology 1985-1988Warlock
        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...
        • mantronix – needle to the groove (12' version)
        • t la rock – breaking bells (12" version)
        • just ice – back to the old school
        • 1. mantronix – needle to the groove (12' version)
        • 2. t la rock – breaking bells (12" version)
        • 3. just ice – back to the old school
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        • 2×LP£23.99
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        Planet PatrolCheap Thrills (1983)Tommy Boy
        Electro on Tommy Boy
          • Original 12"£5.00
            Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl,
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          Felix & JarvisFlamethrower Rap (1982)Quality
          The instrumental of this starts like a mad ESG cut. Heavy Detroit electro/hip-hop boogie funk party tune! Check that B-line!Mint unplayed...
          • Felix & Jarvis – Flamethrower Rap (Short)
          • Original 7"£10.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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          Kid 'N' PlayRollin' With Kid 'N Play (1989)Select Records
            • Original 12"£8.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl,
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            Kid SevilleDo You Have A Car? (1984)Salsoul Records
            Salsoul 12"
              • Original 12"£8.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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              Run-DMCCan You Rock It Like This (1985)Profile Records
                • Original 12"£10.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                Upfront 3Upfront 3 (1986)Serious Records (2)
                  • Original 2×LP£8.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK vinyl
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                  Upfront 2Upfront 2 (1986)Serious Records
                    • Original 2×LP£8.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK vinyl
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                    ZeleeNo More Roxanne (Roxanne No More) (1985)Treasure
                    More answer back antics on the Roxanne story
                      • Original 12"£8.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl in shrink
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                      The Crush ForceThe Buckwheat Dance Rap (1986)Party Crew Records
                      Independent hiphop 12" 1986
                      • The Crush Force – The Buckwheat Dance Rap (Vocal)
                      • Original 12"£10.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
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                      Vicious FourHard Rap (1986)Next Plateau Records Inc.
                      Quality old school rap orig 12"
                      • Vicious Four – Hard Rap
                      • Original 12"£12.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl

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                      L'TrimmGrab It (1987)Time-X Records
                      Excellent Miami bass catchy female groover!
                        • Original 12"£8.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl

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                        VitamixThat's The Way Girls Are (1987)Profile Records
                        hip hop 1987
                        • Vitamix – That's The Way Girls Are
                        • Original 12"£6.99
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl in shrink
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                        NasThe Lost Tapes (2001)Columbia
                          • Original 12"£7.99
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl 12" promo
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                          The Incredible Body MechanixB Boy Your Best (1984)Mirage (2)
                          Nice electro
                            • Original 12"£10.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 12" Vinyl
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                            Fresh CelesteGet It Boy (1987)JR Records
                            Independent Female vocal Miami Bass original 12"
                              • Original 12"£10.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                              Soul DimensionTrash An' Ready (1987)B-Boy Records
                              Ragga/hip-hop 12"
                                • Original 12"£10.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" vinyl in shrink

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                                Miami BoyzNo Money No Love (1990)On Top Records
                                Miami rap
                                • Miami Boyz – No Money No Love
                                • Original 12"£10.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl
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                                The 2 Live CrewThe Funk ShopLuke Skyywalker Records
                                Boomin Miami Bass "The Funk Shop"/"The F--k Shop" both sample the intros of "Sweet Child O'Mine" by Guns 'n Roses and "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" by Van...
                                  • Original 12"£7.99
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = USA 12" vinyl, luke sywalker house bag

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                                  Two SistersB-Boys Beware (1983)Sugarscoop
                                  Fly Girl pressure! Tough female electro/hip hop tune on original press 45. Killer.
                                  • Two Sisters – B-Boys Beware
                                  Worse 'EmTriple M BassProfile Records
                                  Electro rap
                                  • Worse 'Em – Triple M Bass
                                  • Original 12"£8.00
                                    Original USA vinyl Profile house sleeve (wear to sleeve)
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                                  West Coast CrewJail Bait (1985)KMA Records
                                  west coast independent rap, 85. Original vinyl
                                  • West Coast Crew – Jail Bait
                                  • Original 12"£10.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 12" Vinyl in shrink

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                                  MC NubianMalcolm X Like A Father To Me (1992)King Goody Records
                                    • Original 12"£7.99
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 12" Vinyl,
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                                    Warp 9No Man Is An Island (1984)Prism
                                    Electro classic
                                      • Original 12"£8.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA 12" in Prism house sleeve.
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                                      GigoletteI'm Gonna Rock You (1985)Fever Records
                                      Old school female answer to Run DMC stylee rock meets rap on Fever Records (the original Bronx hip-hop nightclub!)Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl VG+/Sleeve...
                                      • Gigolette – I'm Gonna Rock You
                                      Arrested DevelopmentUnited Front (1994)Chrysalis
                                      Orig USA vinyl as new in orig. shrinkwrapOriginal = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ (in shrink) 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds...
                                      • Arrested Development – United Front
                                      Professor Griff And The Last Asiatic DisciplesPawns In The Game (1990)Skyywalker Records
                                      Ex- Public Enemy. Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ (in shrink)100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if...
                                        UTFOYa Cold Wanna Be With Me (1987)Select Records
                                        Go Go meets Electro soundsOriginal = Original USA 12" Vinyl NM- /Sleeve NM- (orig shrink) 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The...
                                        • UTFO – Ya Cold Wanna Be With Me
                                        Big Tony & The T.F. CrewGo-Go Lady (1988)Go Go USA Records
                                        Party Go-Go sounds on indie Go-Go label 88Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of...
                                        • Big Tony & The T.F. Crew – Go-Go Lady (Vocal)
                                        WhodiniBig Mouth (1985)Jive
                                        Original Chicago proto-house 87 from Kenny Jammin Jason Original 12" Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The...
                                          Davy DHave You Seen Davy (1987)Def Jam Recordings
                                          Old skool rapOriginal 12"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not...
                                          • Davy D – Have You Seen Davy
                                          Joyce SimsCome Into My Life (1987)Sleeping Bag
                                          Includes all three massive Mantronix produced hits: "Come Into My Life", "All And All" and "Lifetime Love"!
                                            • Original LP£8.99
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original UK Vinyl
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                                            • Cassette Tape £4.99
                                              Great Original still-sealed cassette tape !!!
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                                            LudacrisStand Up / P-Poppin' (2003)Def Jam South
                                            USA orig  12"
                                            • Ludacris – Stand Up (Radio Version)
                                            E.U.Buck Wild (1989)Virgin
                                            Orig USA 12" 
                                            • E.U. – Buck Wild (12" Mix)
                                            Bobby KondersMack Daddy (1992)Mercury
                                            Tough, tough dancehall meets hip-hop NYC STYLE
                                            • Bobby Konders – Mack Daddy (Album Version)
                                            Sweet TrioFly Guy (1985)Tommy Boy
                                            Female electro jam
                                            • Sweet Trio – Fly Guy (Vocal)
                                            Richie RichMy DJ (Pump It Up Some) (Club Mix) ) (1988)Gee Street
                                            hip-hop 88
                                            • Richie Rich – My DJ (Pump It Up Some) (Club Mix)
                                            Tenor Fly Bright Side Of Life (1994)Mango
                                            Uk reggae/dancehall/jungle original vinyl
                                              MantronixMantronix The AlbumSleeping Bag
                                              Debut LP from the master of the Roland 909 & 707! Amazing drum programming and arrangements. 1985 Hip Hop LP loaded with back to back classics such...