'Downtown Rockers' features Tom Tom Club’s characteristic upbeat fusion of electro and funk. The album was mixed by Ed Stasium, who also recorded and mixed Talking Heads '77 and umpteen Ramones classics.
Known for timeless hits such as "Genius Of Love" and "Wordy Rappinghood", Tom Tom Club was formed by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, two of the three founding members of Talking Heads. “Genius of Love” has been sampled countless times, most notably by Mariah Carey , who hit #1 with her version “Fantasy,” but also Grandmaster Flash, Tupac Shakur, T.I. and the Black Eyed Peas. In 2002, Frantz and Weymouth were inducted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.