Mantronix – "Got To Have Your Love"
A heavily influential electronic rap group, Mantronix was led by the innovative producer Kurtis Mantronik, who combined sounds of techno and house with hip-hop in ways that would rub off on DJs and producers of all kinds after him. Considering that arcade culture and hip-hop were basically growing up alongside each other in the '80s, it makes sense that a lot of the sounds overlap, because many musicians were probably using the same equipment for different styles. Thus parts of songs, like the bass on “Got To Have Your Love," have a very similar texture to arcade soundtracks like Ninja Warriors and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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