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!).

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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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        Tim GreeneThe Facts Of Life (1985)Sugarscoop
        E;ectro
          • Original 12"£10.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = 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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              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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                Double TroubleStreet Tuff (1989)Desire Records
                Man like congo natty innit
                  • Original 12"£6.99
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA 12" Vinyl in shrink

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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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                            Planet PatrolIt Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference / Don't Tell Me (1984)Tommy Boy
                            Electro boogie on Tommy Boy mixed by Arthur Baker and John Robie
                            • Planet Patrol – Don't Tell Me
                            • Original 12"£8.99
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = USA 12" vinyl, Tommy Boy house sleeve w/sticker

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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)
                                  ShangoShango Message (1983)Celluloid
                                  Electro groover from Bam Original USA 12" Vinyl NM- /Sleeve NM- (sealed opened once in shrink)100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds...
                                  • Shango – Shango Message
                                  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
                                    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...