Kurtis Mantronik was always ahead of the
times. Back when rap pioneers like Run-
DMC and LL Cool J were rapping over
stripped-down, minimalist beats,
Mantronik, via his group Mantronix with
MC Tee, was pushing the boundaries of
hip-hop sonic landscape beyond hard
drums and DJ scratches. With “Bassline,”
the signature track from his debut selftitled
album, he fused electro-funk elements
with vocoder and synthesizer,
resulting in a dynamic new sound that
was often imitated but never equaled.
Get On Down is proud to present this classic single on a brand new 7” blue vinyl pressing, featuring the vocal and instrumental versions.