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The Unknown DJ
DJ Unknown at Eve after Dark
DJ Unknown at Eve after Dark
Drawing from Darryl Davis 1988
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UNKNOWN DJ A WEST COAST LEGEND

Born: Unknown
Real Name: Andre Manuel
Artist Name: DJ Unknown
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The Unknown DJ, born Andre Manuel, is one of the pioneers of West Coast hip-hop. He started as a DJ back in the early 80´s spinning records in Lonzo´s Eve after Dark. In 1984 he first appeared along with Dr. Dre and Daniel Sofer on the title "Rhythm Rock Rap" puplished on the Saturn Label. Daniel Sofer was the musical mastermind behind this production and shortly after Unknown hired him to work on the first track recorded on his own Techno Hop label called "Beatronic".

After that Unknown DJ and
"Perfect Tommy", which was Daniel Sofers  nickname, produced West Coast Classics like "808 Beats" and "Let´s Jam" together. Darryl Davis aka Lyrrad parted in these productions and did the drawings for the famous picture covers and the Techno Hop Logo. 1986 Unknown DJ produced "6 in the mornin" the first Gangsta Rap with Ice T which was the flipside from "Dog´n the Wax". In 1989 Techno Hop released the last record called "C.M.W - This is Compton".

1988 Unknown DJ foundet the Techno Kut label which was known for productions like "Basstronic" , "Breakdown", "Unknown´s House" and "X-men series".

The Unknown DJ continued as a producer for MC Eight's crew Compton´s Most Wanted. He also produced music for artists such as A.L.T., Brownside, H.W.A.,
Bobby Jimmy, and King Tee
.  He gave Yella of the World Class Wreckin Cru his name after a song from Tom Tom Club "Mr. Yellow" and he had idea for the song roaches by Bobby Jimmy and the Critters.

Orginal comment from Unknown: "I conceived, produced, recorded and even did the roach rap on "Roaches" along with Darryl Davis at his home studio after a night of drinking and a phone call to that legend in his own mind Russ Parr (Bobby Jimmy) :+) We gave Russ a few lines and the concept and 5 hours later he and the Critters showed up at Darryl's to drop lyrics on the track he and I made overnight."


Just klick on the cassette to stream the interview.

Interview for West Coast Pioneers
Unknown DJ - Part I
(Techno Hop/Techno Kut)
Moderator:
Stefan Schuetze Sandro De Geatani
Date:
11/2008
Interview for West Coast Pioneers
Unknown DJ - Part II
(Techno Hop / Techno Kut)
Moderator:
Stefan Schuetze Sandro De Geatani
Date:
06/2005
Daniel Sofer and Dr. Dre
Rhythm Rock Rapp
Saturn
SAT 2008
1984
Unknown and Three D
Beatronic
Techno Hop
THR 1
1984
The Unknown DJ
808 Beats
Techno Hop
THR 2
1984
The Unknown DJ
Let´s Jam
Techno Hop
THR 3
1985
Facade
The Groove
Techno Hop
THR 4
1985
Jazzy D
A Wack Girl
Techno Hop
THR 5
1985
The Organization
The Big Beat
Techno Hop
THR 6
1985
Cli-n-tel
2030
Techno Hop
THR 8
1986
Jazzy D
That´s what I did
Techno Hop
THR 9
1986
Ice T
Ya don´t quit
Techno Hop
THR 10
1986
The Mechanic
Sweat
Techno Hop
THR 12
1986
Ice T
Dog´n the Wax
Techno Hop
THR 13
1986
Dee Dee
Ring My Bell
Techno Hop
THR-14
1986
King Tee With DJ Keith Cooley
Playbacks A Mutha
Techno Hop
THR-15
1987
The Best Of Techno Hop Vol.1
The Best Of Techno Hop Vol.1 Album
Techno Hop
THR-1216
1987
King Tee
The Coolest
Techno Hop
THR-17
1987
Dezo Daz Featuring DJ Slip
It's My Turn
Techno Hop
THR-19
1987
Bobby Jimmy and the Critters
Snake
 Macola
MRC-0967
1987
DJ Battery Brain
808 Volt Mix
Techno Hop
THR-20
1988
DJ Battery Brain And Vicious C
Get On Off Yo Butt
Techno Hop
THR-21
1989
C.M.W. (Comptons Most Wanted)
This Is Compton
Techno Hop
THR-22
1989
Unknown DJ
Breakdown
Techno Kut
TK-1201
1988
Unknown DJ And DJ Slip
X-Men
Techno Kut
TK-1202
1988
DJ Battlecat
D.J.-N-Effect
Techno Kut
TK-1203
1988
Unknown DJ And DJ Slip
Revenge Of The X-Men
Techno Kut
TK-1204
1988
Kyna Antee Aka The Mistress
Let It Go
Techno Kut
TK-1205
1988
E.V.I.A.N. And The Atlantis Posse
Techno City
Techno Kut
TK-1206
1988
Unknown DJ
Basstronic
Techno Kut
TK-1207
1988
Mistress, The & DJ Madame "E"
I Got Your Wild Thang
Techno Kut
TK-1208
1989
Professor X
Professor X (Saga)
Techno Kut
TK-1209
1989
Mistress, The & DJ Madame "E"
Mic Jack
Techno Kut
TK-1211
1989
Lonzo & World Class Wreckin Kru
Turn Off The Lights In The Fast Lane Album
Techno Kut
TK-1001
1988
Mistress, The & DJ Madame "E"
Leather & Lace Album
Techno Kut
TK-2001
1989
Unknown DJ
Unknown's House Album
Techno Kut
TK-4001
1990