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  • Performer: Hashim
  • Title: Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
  • Size MP3 ver: 1392 mb
  • Size FLAC ver: 1726 mb
  • Size WMA ver: 1914 mb
  • Country: US
  • Date of release: 1983
  • Style: Electro
  • Other formats: VOX AHX MOD AU MP1 XM MPC
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Rating: 4.1 of 5
Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)


A1 Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) 6:06
A2 Bonus 1:27
B1 Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) 5:26
B2 Bonus 2:10

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Cutting Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Cutting Records
  • Recorded At – Secret Sound
  • Mastered At – Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs
  • Published By – Dorian Music


  • Edited By, Producer, Mixed By – Aldo Marin
  • Engineer – Jim Lyon*, Tom Gartland
  • Executive-Producer – Amado Marin
  • Mastered By – Herbie Jr*
  • Producer, Mixed By – Jerry Calliste Jr.
  • Written-By – Calliste Jr.*


Sure Force Productions
Sure Shot Edit by Aldo
℗ © 1983 Cutting Records
111 Dyckman Street
NY NY 10040 569-4589

This variation has "handwritten" circles around ℗&© on the labels.

A-side run-out groove etchings:
Herbie Jr :-) Angie :-) Dedicated to Dorian Martinez
"Hey Bro!"

B-side run-out groove etchings:
Herbie Jr. :-)
"Hi Kely"
"Congratulations Papa Whiz Kid!"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): CR-200-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): CR-200-B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ELP11011 Hashim Al-Naafiysh (Remix) ‎(12") ELP Medien & Verlags GmbH ELP11011 Germany 2005
CR-200 Hashim Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) ‎(12", RE, RM) Cutting Records CR-200 US 1987
234.631 Hashim Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) ‎(12", EP) Injection Disco Dance Label 234.631 Netherlands 1984
134.923-5 Hashim Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) (1990 Remix) ‎(12") Injection Disco Dance Label 134.923-5 Netherlands 1990
CR-200 Hashim Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) ‎(12", RE, RM) Cutting Records CR-200 US 1987

Comments (26)

Love the comments, label.aside. im still wondering what was the inspiration behind the track. Why would you make this vocal? What does it mean ?
Born a Catholic, Jerry Calliste Jr. converted to Islam in 1982 and changed his name to Hashim which means "Decisive" in Arabic. The Soul is a core concept within Islamic thought and philosophy.
Nothing personal
This was one of the tracks that opened doors that were closed to rap music, Also it helped break the Electro sound into the mainstream as clubs and radio stations refused to play rap, because pop and disco were the main agenda.Rap music would get very little air play and you may hear some during the late night shows but not in the day time. The public could not get enough of the bassline and synths, it was a brand new sound, the DJs had no choice but to play this and all hell broke loose.This track not only helped lay the foundations but also set the benchmark for Electro and Electronic music, that could be listenable and danced too by the general public.All music has its defining moment this is once of them.
Ha good referencing 808 man, I was one of those kids in pumas, farah slacks, tacchini top and deerstalker in Berlin, Legends, Precinct 13 etc and this tune was the bomb back in the day. Literally changed our lives.
LOL could you do the Windmill with no hands though? lmao. Last Christmas we had a party at a family members, I tried to Break and cracked 3 ribs lol. True that, but i was drunk i i didnt even realise until the morning. Spend boxing day morning in A and E at Hospital.
The Anthem of all Electro Anthems. Saturday afternoons in a club in Manchester city centre, all full of teenagers with Sergio Tacchini,Ellesse,Kappa all on. Like an Electro youth Club it was. But when Al-Naafiysh came on the lights,Strobed and everyone battle breaked. 1983-84 i think. Jerry Calliste Jr was/is Hashim the man responsible for so many dope beats in so many dope tracks..
Undeniably one of the top 3 classic original Electro tracks.I'm at risk of repeating what's already been said below, but the combination of tight beats / chunky bassline / cold synth is undeniable.Even those little scratch effects don't sound cheesy, which is something in itself altogether given the amount of similar tracks that were spoiled by cheesy "scratching". On Al-Naafiysh they do actually add to the backing percussion effect, never gimmicky.100% professional, accurate, intelligent production throughout. Quite simply a track you have to acknowledge as legendary.Also check out Pleasure Boys (Dance Mix). Halfway through the track, there's plenty of opportunity for mixmasters.
When I was in college (1984-88), I played this song SO MUCH on my JVC boombox that my buddies began calling me "Krishna" - which probably makes little sense, except that they thought this is what was being repeated throughout the song, when in fact, it was "Fiysh Naafiysh Naafiysh..." This is definitely in my top THREE electro songs of all time, alongside "Planet Rock" and "Clear."
On Hashim - We're Rocking The Planet the a-side is an edit by Aldo Marin.On this record the labels mention some "Sure Shot Edit". Sounds like if side A was the edit version again, if you ask me. Is there someone who knows for sure?
What a classic electro tune a popping tune its one of all time classics
Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, Its,Its time, Its, ... must of juggled this record at least a thousand times.
let me tell ya about these copies and reissues if your copy is dark blue or light blue its a reissue still pressed in 83-87 the original and best is dark purple and there was not a lot pressed in 83 trust me thanks
@duanevinylthe purple one listed in discogs is also a reissue
hiim a big fan of old electro music ... you have inspired me to make my own musicbut i have a question ... what for synths you used for this song .. i mean the bassline is VERY POWERFULand the pad is so coool....so the bassline are a moog taurus or what .. pls help me :D
No moog on this. It's just a korg poly 61 and an 808 for drums.
thx ... and the drumkid is a roland 606 ?
this is
Wow,what to say about this?This along with Planet Rock,it is one of the cornerstones of ALL electronic music.Even today nearly 30 years after it's release it sounds futuristic and seriously funky.Massive beats and heartbreaking strings collide to create a track so funky and ethereal that as well as just dancing you can just close your eyes and see all sorts of magical images.This tune is as great as any tune from any genre,EVER.
I was 11 years old in 1983, and this tune came along and changed my world! Without a doubt it is THE most important dance record EVER made! It still to this very day sounds so fresh that you can drop it into almost any DJ set and it will tear the place up! I was a vinyl addict after I scored a copy of this, and that trip to a record store in London (I lived in deepest Essex) without my parents knowing and getting grounded for a month was so worth it! Still a vinyl addict and all due to that amazing feeling of holding this record and opening the shrinkwrap! If you dont own this, you must buy it NOW!
This is without exception THEE badest tune on the planet ever, the most hardest, kicking, brutal electro beats to date, a haunting synth line to kill your loved ones for, a bass line to melt your spine, nothing in the universe gets anywhere near to touching this tune, it is essential to own a copy, this will rock any party and always does......PERIOD. When this drops you find yourself making eye-contact with like minded people and you just nod at each other because you know what's coming.....MAYHEM!!!......God bless you Hashim for gracing us with your genius.....let us all pray that there's an afterlife so we can listen to this forevermore.....Amen.
Thanks peeps for all the props. I truly appreciate your kind words. Be sure to also visit me on Myspace http://myspace.com/hashimmusic, Twitter http://twitter.com/hashimmusic http://www.twitter.com/official_hashim and facebook Fan page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hashim/6765519670, Hashim Music facebook group www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7240228386.
Agree with'yall. Gotta say this song ranks #1 in my greatest hip-hop/electro cuts of all time. The incredibly thunderous bass synth showcases how daring and innovative Hashim was, sparkling with one single song hip hop subgenres such as Miami and Electro Bass. Thank God for Discogs, where I can still find copies of this seminal 80's tune. By the way, there's a remix on a Cutting Records compilation that is awesome too. http://www.discogs.com/Various-Cutting-Remixes-Vol-1/release/48937 Cheers from Brazil.
No one can argue that this one single captures the soul of hip hop. I grew up wasting cardboard boxes and tearing holes in the knees of my addidas sweat pants listening to this cut. I get goosebumps whenever I hear the words "It's Tiiiime!" If you want to bring any party back in tempo just break out two of these and start cutting it up. And I have never heard a remix of this jam that has outdone the original.
This is one of those records where you have to say: thank God (or indeed Allah) for the re-press! Without a doubt this song is timeless and maybe that is the reason why Rockstar Games used it in their game GTA: Vice City. Hashim's Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) was an instant breakers anthem responsible for much worn lino, bald patches and twisted ligaments! Fat beats, ruuude bass synth and mad vocoder, who could resist! Al-Naafiysh's place was instantly assured in the Hip-Hop hall of fame....How many times have you heard those immortal lines "It's Time" and "Just Feel It" cut to oblivion on two decks?
I have to agree with jay - this is an amazing track for the year it was made, and the production is excellent. It has repetive scratching low in the mix. While scratching on a lot of these older records can be suicide, it's used quite well here to add a complex level of texture and rhythm. That's where the strong production comes in absolutely essential to the overall quality of the track. Soulful bassline and beautiful, athmospheric synth melody. The bass kick and snares are spot-on for an electro track. The sequencing is also nice: the track progresses from dry, straight up electro rhythm to dreamy, melodic electro and back again. Actually, I shouldn't even say "sequencing" - this was probably recorded live! Hashim definitely had skills. Why even bother making straight-up electro today? It was perfected in 1983!
After 20 years, almost every tune sounds dated, not just electronica. Now, throw this on the decks and listen to it...I'll wait...Can you believe your ears? Without a doubt, one of the TOP 10 all time electro songs. This song established the future of all dance music. Its trance-like sounds, the scratching...God (or was it Allah?) smiled on Hashim!

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