Royal Cash - Radio Activity (1983 Electro-Funk)
This is one of my favorite electro-funk records of all time. I first heard it on a b-boy mixtape by Storm back in the late 90's. This track has everything, vocoder (check the instrumental for the intro), a killer groove, catchy hook, the over-the-top guitar, even the ridiculous dialog near the end, it's just all-around good fun.
Some of you may recognize it as it was interpolated recently by Tha Dogg Pound for "Cali Iz Active", and also by MC Fosty & Lovin' C for "Radio Activity Rapp" back in 1984. Some of you with finer ears might even recognize the intro drums from Young MC's mainstream hit "Bust a Move".
I believe the original inspiration for the tune came from Kraftwerk's "Radio-Activity" and a cover version by Digital Dance (from Belgium 1979), which I haven't heard (if you have this track I would LOVE to hear it!).