Hero No.7

Before Hero Records, the people behind the label, namely Hero No.7, released a few records and were featured on a few mix CDs (some actually bothered to ask us) and so here is a brief history and discography containing a list of everything they’ve put out (that we know about at least).

Before Hero No.7 were a group they were a record label (funnily enough called Hero No.7 Records) and put out 2 releases the first being L’Attitudinal’s “Art Of Muppertry” EP [H7001T] in 1998. This was a solo release from Hero No.7’s Manzo and can be seen pictured below where you can also have a little listen to it :

http://soundcloud.com/hero-no-7/sets/lattitudinal-the-art-of-muppetry

Then in 2000 Hero No.7 Records (the label) released the ‘There Ain’t No Party Like A Hero Party” EP [H7002T] by Hero No.7 (the group)…. the release that saw Hero No.7 make the transition from record label to supergroup. This release featured a combination of top-notch cut-up tunes and a cheeky mash-up and went down well at Radio 1, where it was played by the great John Peel and Steve Lamacq. Check out what it sounds like below.

http://soundcloud.com/hero-no-7/sets/there-aint-no-party-like-a-hero-party-ep

Next Hero No.7 (the group, not the label, although technically they were the same people so its a bit of a moot point) were approached by Sheffield’s 7 Hills Records and this resulted in the release in 2002 of a 7″ single, “Keeping It Real?” b/w “Besomebody [7HLS002]. There were two nicely contrasting tracks on this record, the uptempo and funky b-boy track “Keeping It Real?” was on the A-side and on the B-side was the mellow lounger “Besomebody”. You can also listen to this release below.

http://soundcloud.com/hero-no-7/sets/keeping-it-real

And finally in 2005 came the release of the “The Right Side Of The Tracks” EP [HR001T] on the Hero’s new label, Hero Records. You you can read more about this elsewhere on this site (here infact) and can also listen to below.

http://soundcloud.com/hero-no-7/sets/the-right-side-of-the-tracks

Strangely enough a few people heard some of these releases and put them on the following mix CDs. V2 Japan and Fabric were even kind enough to ask us for permission to use our tracks on their “Spinout 3″ and “The Herbaliser: Fabriclive 26″ CDs. The others we had to find out about ourselves.

If anyone can help us get our hands on a copy or 2 of DJ Jun’s “Funky Burrito” or DJ Masuda’s “Labstract Anthology Vol.7″ mixes then please get in touch.

Masanori Ikeda “Spinout, Vol. 3″ [V2 Japan 2002]
1. Skeewiff – Miniskirt
2. Ursula 1000 – Beat Box Cha-Cha
3. Monsieur Blumenberg – Sciabadabada
4. Freddy Fresh – Used To Be Bad (We Badd Remix)
5. Hero No.7 – Cut Up Party Tune 102
6. esQuire – The Boy Who Invented Rap
7. N.O.H.A. – Set Out (And Fo-Lo-Low Me) (Radio Edit)
8. Tranx-Mission meets Parker – It’s not Unusual (Party Mix)
9. Fluide featuring Baccara – Samba Da Praia (House Mix)
10. Greetje Kauffeld – Tristeza
11. Cubismo Grafico – Jamaica Song (Fukutomi Yukihiro Remix)
12. Boris Godunov – U Amor
13. Fafa Monteco – New York Afternoon
14. Elmeques – Gifted by Nature
15. Tommy Bass – Bow Wow (Remix)
16. Monkey 7 – It All Comes Back On You
17. The Cyrkle – Don’t Cry, No Fears, No Tears, Comin’ Your Way
18. S.C.A.M. – Toffs and Tails (Extended Mix)
19. Skeewiff – The Spider
20. Mo’Horizons – Hit the Road Jack (Pe Na Estrada) (Album Version)
21. De Phazz – Jeunesse Doree (Readymade Remix)
22. ScubaZ – Instant Whip (Extended Original)
23. Soul DuJour – Here We Go Again (Live Element Club Mix)
24. Daft Punk – One More Time
25. Roby J.C. Project – Happening 66 (Original Cut)
26. Delicatessen mixture – Aguas de Agosto (Sunaga ‘t Experience “Sentimental Edit”)
27. The Nightcaps – Love You More

DJ Jumbo “Funky Code” [Flatrock 2006]
1. Intro
2. JVC FORCE – Strong Island
3. TDS Mob – TDS Scratch Reaction
4. Handsome Boy Modeling School featuring DJ Shadow & DJ Quest – Holly Calamity
5. Black Rock & Ron – Getting Large
6. Hero No.7 – 101 Bonus Beats
7. Hurby’s Machine featuring Antoinette – I Got An Attitude
8. Tuff Crew – Kick The Ball
9. TD – Feelin’ James
10. Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul
11. Jurassic 5 – Break
12. The Litmus Test – Cut Chemist
13. Del The Funkee Homosapien – Mistadobalina
14. King Of The Beats – Automator
15. Zee Rocks The Copy – The Getdown Is Funky
16. Double Dose – Double Dose
17. Flex With The Posse – Rythm Mode D
18. Antoine – MC Am I
19. Don Baron – Action
20. Free JB Committee – Say It Loud! Free James Brown!
21. Wild Boyz – Supa Badd!!
22. Ultramagnetic MC’s – Traveling At The Speed Of Thought
23. Definition Of Sound – Wear Your Love Like Heaven (Ultimatum Mix)
24. Eric B & Rakim – Pass The Hand Grenade
25. Pimp Daddy Nash – Joe Dropped The Swing
26. Style – The Assassinator
27. Robbie B & DJ Jazz – Heart Of South Philly
28. Stetsasonic – Hip Hop Band
29. Kam – I Want Action (Remix)
30. Black Machine – How Gee
31. DJ Logic featuring John Medeski – French Quarter
32. Pepe Deluxe – B-Boy Breakdown
33. Legion Of Doom – Puttin My Thangs Down
34. Invincible – Double Or Nothin’
35. Brenda And The Tabulations – Let’s Go All The Way (Down)
36. John Davis & The Monster Orchestra – I Can’t Stop
37. Johnny Pate – Shaft In Africa (Addis)
38. Eddie Palmieri – Spirit Of Love

Ulticut Ups! (DJ Yu-Ki & DJ Tahara) “Dig-A-Dig-A-Doo” [Flatrock]
1. Ulticut Introduction
2. Showbiz & AG – Fat Pockets
3. Crooklyn Clan – Crooklyn Kool
4. MC Kenny Krash – In Effect
5. Amazing Jewel T – School Of Hardknocks
6. Princess T – Edit
7. Funkadelic – You Like It Too
8. Area Code 605 – Stone Fox Chase (Remix)
9. TD – Feelin James
10. Deep Posse – Moving On
11. Bizzie Boys – Hold The Lafta
12. Coldcut – My Telephone (Disconnect Mixes)
13. New Mastersounds – Bondo-Sama
14. Hero No. 7 – Keeping It Real?
15. DJ Red Alert, Jungle Brothers – Bonus Pella
16. Cypress Hill – How I Could Just Kill A Man
17. Redman – Time 4 Sum Aktion
18. MC Roni D – Niggaz Get Paid On 15th Ave
19. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Creator
20. Silver Bullet – 20 Seconds To Comply
21. Combination Fresh – The Mexican
22. Ghostface Killah – Got Gats
23. Jollirock The Black Prince – Don’t Miss Me
24. Double Dee & Steinski – Lesson 2003
25. J. Rocc – Junkies Pick
26. Def – Our Own Style
27. DJ Format – 2, 3… Scrape
28. Jurassic 5 – Acetate Prophets
29. PHD – Without Warning
30. PHD – Life On The Edge
31. Freestylers – Ruffneck
32. DJ Smash – Jazz Not Jazz’
33. REM – Radio Song (Monster Remix)
34. Missy Elliott – I’m Really Hot
35. DJ Shadow – Organ Donor (Extended Overhaul)
36. Incognito – Givin’ It Up (Jazzy Beats)
37. Satoshi Tomiie – K-Jee
38. Freak Do Brazil – Mare Grande (Musica Inferral)
39. Love From Lulu – Horny Afro’
40. Sarah Jane Morris – Nothing Comes From Nothing
41. Hard Soul – La Pasion De Gozar
42. Basement Boys – The Violin

The Herbaliser “Fabriclive 26″ [Fabric 2006]
1. Million Dan – Dogz n Sledgez
2. J-Sands (of The Lone Catalysts) – Southern Lady
3. RJD2 – Ghostwriter / Dynamic Syncopation – Ground Zero (featuring Mass Influence)
4. Blufoot – Alphabet Man (featuring Yungun)
5. Hurby’s Machine – I Got an Attitude (featuring Antoinette)
6. Harry Love – Surprize (featuring Verb T, Yungun & Mystro)
7. The Herbaliser – None Other” (featuring Cappo) / DJ Format – 3 Feet Deep (Instrumental) (featuring Abdominal & D-Sisive)
8. James Brown – Talkin’ Loud and Sayin’ Nothing
9. Lefties Soul Connection – Welly Wanging
10. J Rocc – Play This (One)
11. Eric B. & Rakim – Paid in Full (Seven Minutes of Madness) (Coldcut Remix)
12. Demon Boyz – Glimity Glamity
13. Cappo – IDST
14. The Nextmen – Spin it Round (featuring Dynamite MC)
15. The Jackson 5 – It’s Great to be Here
16. Breakestra – Family Rap (featuring Chali 2na, Soup, Double K, Wolf & Munyungo Jackson)
17. Apathy – It Takes a Seven Nation Army to Hold Us Back (featuring Emilio Lopez)
18. The Herbaliser – Gadget Fun
19. Flying Fish – Mr Matatwe (Keep It Up)
20. Hero No.7 – Keeping it Real?
21. The Roots – Boom!
22. Dynamix 2 – Just Give the DJ a Break (12″ Club Version)
23. Diplo – Newsflash (featuring Sandra Melody)
24. Bugz in the Attic – Booty La La

Circus DJS “Live Show Mix (2003-2005)” [Mary Joy Japan]
1. Doc Max Shout Out
2. Circus DJs – Circus DJs No1!
3. Circus DJs – What Is The Circus?
4. Incredible Bongo Rock Band – Apache
5. The Jimmy Castor Bunch – It’s Just Begun
6. Alvin Cash Scott Bros. Orchestra – Keep On Dancing (Instrumental)
7. Toussaint McCall – Shimmy
8. Hiroshi Fujiwara featuring DJ Milo – The Re-Return Of The Original Art-Form
9. Breakestra – Sexy Popcorn Hot
10. The Meters – Same Old Thing
11. Eddie Bo – Hook & Sling Pt.1
12. Samoo – Play Along Pt.2
13. Beat Fanatic – Jogando Capoeira (Remix)
14. Sleeve – Get It On
15. Shing02 – 400 (DJ Krush Ruff Neck Blend)
16. Giorgio – Tears
17. DJ Shadow – Organ Donor
18. Ugly Duckling – Fresh Mode
19. Ugly Duckling – Einstein’s Brazilian Travelogue
20. Ugly Duckling – Turn It Up
21. Ugly Duckling – Rio De Janeiro
22. Starving Artist Crew – Motivate
23. DJ Kou – Smoking!?
24. DJ Einstein & MC Zaakir – Have & Have Nots
25. Diverse Featuring RJD2 & Lyrics Born – Explosive
26. Mix Master Mike – Full Range Eargasm Bounus
27. Donny Hathaway – Ghetto (Circus DJs Remix)
28. Stetsasonic – The Hip Hop Band
29. Mantronix – King Of The Beat
30. Showbiz & AG – Party Groove (Instrumental)
31. Showbiz & AG – Soul Clap
32. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Creator
33. Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul
34. Steinski – Ain’t No Thing
35. Liquid Liquid – Cavern (The Cut Chemist Rocks A Missile Silo Mix)
36. De La Soul – A Roller Skating Jam Named “Saturdays”
37. Z-Trip – The Get Down – Z-Trip
38. DJ Nu-Mark & Pomo – Unwind
39. Hero No.7 – Besomebody

DJ Jun “Funky Burrito!” [?]
1. Ozomatli – 1,2,3,4
2. Jurassic-5 – Swing Set
3. Resin Dogs – Gimme A Break
4. Dynamo Productions – Steppin’ It Up
5. The Wiseguys – Start The Commotion
6. King Coleman – The Boo Boo Song
7. Don Pierce – This Funky Thing
8. Bus People Express – Augusta Georgia
9. The New Mastersounds – Nervious
10. Charles Pryoe & Power Of Love – Funky Junkie
11. Lee Fields & The Explorers – Soul Dynamite
12. Zee Rocks The Copy – Speed It Up A Little Faster
13. Overlord X – They Can’t Handle It
14. Ministers Of Black – One Of Kind
15. The Kings OF Pressure – Give Me The Mike
16. Sir Joe Quarterman – So Much Trouble
17. Stezo – Put Your Body Into It
18. Sir Ibu Of Divine Force – Ibu Gets Lyrical
19. Alvin Cash – Keep On Dancing
20. The Golden Toadstools – Silly Savage
21. Naomi Davis – Promised Land
22. Freddie Wilson – What Would It Be Like
23. Gus Lewis – Let The Groove Move You
24. Al Trahan – Can I Feel It
25. El Pooks – I Could The Impossible
26. Dyke & The Blazers – Let A Woman Be A Woman
27. Stetsasonic – Sally
28. Kev-E-Kev & AK-B – Listen To The Man
29. MC Jewel With DJ Screen – I Am A Poet
30. 2 Black 2 Strong – Only The Strong Survive
31. Pretty Tone Capone – Case Dismissed
32. Pretty Tone Capone – Sexy
33. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Men At Work
34. Cool Breeze – Watch The Hook
35. The DOC – Whirlwind Pyramid
36. Style – The Assassinator
37. Eddie Skratch & DC – Flaming Flares
38. Fine Young Cannibals – I’m Not Satisfied
39. Stetsasonic – Speaking Of A Girl Named Suzy
40. Scacy & The Sound Service – ?
41. Wee Wille & The Winners – Ger Some
42. The Kickin’ Mustangs – Kick’
43. Africadelic – Afro Beat

1. Johnny Otis – Jams
2. Sammy Gordon & The Hiphuggers – Upstairs On Boston Road
3. The Sugarman Three – Funky So & So
4. Breakestra – Humpty Dump
5. The Vibrettes – Humpty Dump
6. Outlaw Posse – Outlaw In Effect
7. James Brown – Mother Popcorn
8. James Brown – Talkin’ Loud & Sayin’ Nothing
9. Big Daddy Kane – Keep ‘Em On The Floor
10. Big Daddy Kane – Warm It Up Kane
11. Big John Hamilton – Big Bad John
12. Hero No.7 – Cut Up Party Record 102
13. Powercut Crew – Powercuts
14. Funkadelic – Youu’ll Like It Too
15. Eearth Wind & Fire – C’Mon Children
16. Masta Ace – Ace Iz Wild
17. Kobalt 60 – Kaos From Order
18. Suspeckt – Throwdown
19. Little Pauly Ryan – Little P Fills The Room Up
20. The Brotherhood – Beats R Ruff N Rugged
21. The Brotherhood – Put Up Or Shut Up
22. Maestro Fresh Wes – Bring It On
23. Sham & The Professor – Murder On My Hands
24. Barry Blue – Cancel ‘Em All Out
25. Blade – Mind Of An Ordinary Citizen
26. Blade – Clear The Way
27. Katch 22 – Service With A Smile
28. Katch 22 – Bite The Hand That Feeds
29. DJ Bombjack – Lesson 7
30. Kobalt 60 – Concrete Show
31. Hardnoise – Serve Tea Then Murder
32. Mic Force – It Ain’t Over
33. Kings of the Wild Frontier – Theme From 17
34. Hero No.7 – Cut Up Party Record 101
35. DJ Prince Ice – Dope MixVol.2
36. Most Valuable Poet – Just The Two Of Us
37. Nile Kings – Listen To The Night
38. Cold Crush Brothers – Cold Crush
39. UBC – Take It To The Top
40. Dynamic Corvettes – Funky Music Is The Thing
41. Rare Function – Disco Function
42. Al Foster Band – The Night Of The Wolf

DJ Masuda “Labstract Anthology Vol.1″ [Peacemaker Orchestra]
1. Intro Featuring Sparlha
2. Smeets Featuring Sparhla – Olentangy Detour
3. Panacea – Limitles Pages
4. Panacea – Freedom Theory
5. Kero One – Musical Journey
6. Cushman – Eliot Lipp
7. Omega Watts – Stay Tuned
8. Starving Artists Crew – Newport Sunset
9. Urbs & Cutex – Right Where
10. Climber – Reparations
11. Omega Watts – Full Swing
12. Asio Kids – On The Move
13. Modill – Moves
14. Zone I – Temperture
15. Lushlife – No Foundation
16. Braille – Hip Hop Music
17. Staffro – Realize
18. Staffro – Jazz Studies 2
19. Hero No.7 – Roots Of A Hero
20. Cosiner Bittersuiter – There After
21. DJ Shadow – What Does Your Soul Look Life
22. Fragment – Tsubomi
23. DJ Ryow – Taste Of Supreme
24. Funky DL – Life Goes On
25. Master Mosquito – No Vacancy
26. Embodied – Tip Of The Iceberg
27. Coldcut – Mr Nichols

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