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One of the most innovative producers of the old-school/electro era, Egyptian Lover's Greg Broussard recorded a parade of singles during the mid-'80s that proved influential for decades. Influenced himself by Kraftwerk/hip-hop soundclashes like Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock" and Man Parrish's "Hip-Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop)," as well as the extroverted black-lover soul of Prince and Zapp, Broussard began recording from his Los Angeles base in 1983. One year later, he emerged with the breakdancing anthem "Egypt, Egypt," released on the Freak Beat label. Similar to excellent tracks being produced all over America -- from Detroit (Cybotron) to New York (Mantronix) -- "Egypt, Egypt" and successors "What Is a DJ If He Can't Scratch," "And My Beat Goes Boom," and "Computer Love (Sweet Dreams)" spent much time in DJ crates during the '80s and '90s. Broussard also released several LPs from the mid-'80s through the '90s, highlighted by 1984's On the Nile (practically a greatest-hits compilation), 1986's One Track Mind, and 1994's Back from the Tomb. He returned in 2006 with Platinum Pyramids, continued to perform live -- including dates with M.I.A. -- produced a track for Rye Rye, and, in 2015, released the long-in-the-works 1984. The following year, Stones Throw compiled 1983-1988, a proper anthology of Broussard's early highlights. It included a couple re-edits from label boss Peanut Butter Wolf, who sampled "What Is a DJ If He Can't Scratch" during his early-'90s partnership with MC Charizma. ~ John Bush & Andy Kellman
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  2.   Egypt, Egypt
  3.   And My Heart Goes Boom
  4.   Girls
  5.   The Lover
  6.   You're So Fine
  7.   Freak-A-Holic
  8.   What Is a DJ if He Can't Scratch?
  9.   Computer Love
  10.   Beyond The Beat
  11.   Freaky Deaky Machine
  12.   Electric Encounter
  13.   Kinky Nation (Kingdom Kum)
  14.   I Need a Freak
  15.   I Cry (Night After Night)
  16.   Dance
  17.   Unreal
  18.   Computer Power
  19.   Yes, Yes, Yes
  20.   Egyptian Lover Theme
  21.   And My Beat Goes Boom
  22.   World of Girls
  23.   Throw It Back
  24.   The Dark Side of Egypt
  25.   Sexy Style
  26.   Egypt's Revenge
  27.   Dance Erotic
  28.   One Track Mind
  29.   The Alezby Inn
  30.   Come On
  31.   Problems of the World
  32.   5¢ Camel Ride
  33.   Future Tech
  34.   Beyond the Galaxy
  35.   To 1985
  36.   Zombies
  37.   P.E.L.F.
  38.   Popper's Anthem
  39.   Dance 2 My Beat
  40.   She's So Freaky
  41.   Belly Dance
  42.   Killin' It
  43.   Into the Future
  44.   Ultimate Scratch
  45.   Dial-a-Freak
  46.   Yea!
  47.   The 808
  48.   Sintropolis
  49.   Release to the Beat
  50.   Pyramix (Intro)
  51.   Planet E
  52.   Picturesque
  53.   Party
  54.   My Lil Telephone Freak (Dial-A-Freak, Pt. 2)
  55.   My House (On the Nile)
  56.   Move Your Body
  57.   Livin' on the Nile
  58.   I'm So Freaky
  59.   I Want Cha
  60.   Gotta Have Ya
  61.   Get High, Get X'D, Get Drunk, Get Sex'd
  62.   Do Your Thang
  63.   Dance Floor
  64.   Ooo Baby Dance
  65.   Everything She Wants
  66.   Make It Talk to Me Baby
  67.   Voices
  68.   Freakin on Friday
  69.   The World Keeps Turning
  70.   Got to Get It
  71.   Tryin To Tell Ya
  72.   Work, Freak, Pump That Body
  73.   Spray It Super AJ
  74.   Perfection
  75.   Seduced
  76.   International Freak
  77.   Keep It Hot
  78.   electrohiphopfunkoldschoolpartyjam
  79.   -3
  80.   Los Angeles
  81.   Soiree at the Shindig
  82.   Bounce That Bootie
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