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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    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
    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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    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...
      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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      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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        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...
          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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              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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                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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                            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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                            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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                              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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                                        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
                                            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
                                              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