‘The Party Scene’

Certainly one of the illest electro rap tracks ever, The Russell Brothers’ one and only record was produced by Lionel Joseph in 1983. Joseph mainly produced disco releases for West End Records, but this was before dance music had become so fragmented and specialised, and Joseph was able to wave his magic hand across most genres. Based in New York, he also had his own label, Electric Ice… that’s a hot label name.

Not much info is available on The Russell Brothers and as I found no photos of them, here are some NYC “party scene” shots from 1983-84. These amazing photos were taken by Ricky Flores; please visit his Flickr photostream for the full collection… with enough feedback he’ll hopefully publish a book.

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