I purchased my slightly tatty second-hand copy of this unmixed double CD of old-school 1980s Electro and Hip-hop on the strength of the names of some of the acts who feature on it: Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Eric B & Rakim, and Grandmaster Flash. With their familiar material - 'Bring The Noise', 'No Sleep Till Brooklyn', 'I Know You Got Soul', and 'The Adventures Of Flash On The Wheels Of Steel' - they did not disappoint. However, this descriptively-titled compilation really brought real value-for-money, for me, with some new and unexpected discoveries. King Bee's 'Back By Dope Demand', JVC Force's 'Strong Island', Imperial Brothers' 'We Come To Rock', and Mantronix's 'King Of The Beats' all had me grinning, like an idiot, after just one listen. The fact that a fair number of the 31 songs appear to come in their unedited versions is a plus point as well. But the sound quality isn't always the best - as the honest sleeve notes to this plainly-presented addition to the well-received, TV-advertised Electro Breakdance series make clear ("Certain tracks on this album have been mastered from vinyl and therefore may contain the authentic sounds associated with the format.") And the choice of material isn't faultless either. Some of the novelty tracks - Lovebug Starski's 'Amityville' and The Packman's 'I'm The Packman (Eat Everything I Can' - haven't aged well; whilst some of the selections - such as Sharon Redd's 'Beat The Street' and Break Machine's 'Break Dance Party - are a little too smooth-sounding for my liking. But I can forgive everything on hearing the daft but enjoyable track which opens CD2: Harold Faltermeyer's 'Axel F' (otherwise known as the theme tune music to Beverly Hills Cop).