Sept.4th – Dj and M.C. Kurtis Mantronic was born Kurtis El Hahleel in Kingston , Jamaica , on this day in 1965.
His group Mantronix were an influential hip-hop group in the mid 80’s who influenced other groups in hip-hop , new jack swing , house and electronica.
Their 1985 song “Fresh Is The Word” was an underground hip-hop classic.
Mantronic released 5 albums over the years with Mantronix and 1 solo album ; “I Sing The Body Electro” on Oxygen Music Works Records.
Mantronic has been very prolific in techno and house music in recent years , doing production work for Fatboy Slim , The Chemical Brothers , Liberty X , Junior Senior and Kylie Minogue.
Last edited by True Father Allah; 09-04-2011 at 08:32 AM.