Whooooooooooo.. Damm. HOT !!
Dude, I swear you be reading my mind! I just put together a comp from the summers of 84-86. I was just thinking about this record, yesterday after adding 'Beat street' and 'Breaking' to my netfllix que for my son to watch. LOL
When you can't see the angles no more, you're in trouble baby, you're in trouble. Carlito's Way
Sammy, Good lookin in regards to the plate, 99 1/2 by Carol Townes, My man(I never knew the name of the song and artist, My man/LOL), Sammy, I always felt plates like this are dance music plates(Opposed to freestyle plates, My man).
Sammy, Can you give me the definition of Freestyle, Because for years plates like, 'All-in-all', By Joyce Sims, 'Let the music play', By Shannon, 'Crash goes my love', By Loletta Holloway, Etc, Have been called Freestyle plates by cats on the DHP board, Yet, All of those plates have always been dance music plates too me , My man/LOL.
Freestyle or Latin freestyle is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in the early 1980s, and was mostly popular during the mid-1980s through the early '90s. It continues to be produced today and enjoys some degree of popularity, especially in urban Latino and Italian communities, as it did when it first came on to the scene.
Notable performers in the freestyle genre include George Lamond, Collage, Jocelyn Enriquez, Nu Shooz, Johnny O, Sa-Fire, Stevie B, TKA, Judy Torres, Information Society, Exposť, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, La India, Shana, Corina, Nocera, Company B, The Cover Girls, Noel, Pajama Party, Shannon, Will to Power, Sweet Sensation, Seduction, Linear, Lisette Melendez, Angelina[disambiguation needed], Laissez Faire, Cynthia, Coro, and Rockell.
LOL that explains it.. I guess it's that funkee hip-hop combined with some latin flavor elements is what made us call it FREESTYLE back then.. even now it's still very popular for the young generation and some old ballerz lol.
Sammy, Good lookin in regards to the defintion of freestyle, Though, I always felt some of the artists that you mentioned earlier(Shannon, Nu-Shooz, Nocera('Sumertime,Sumertime') Regina, Information Society, Etc, Made Dance music plates, My man(Sammy, I always tried to not categorize music so much for the
Confusion of what is what, My man/LOL), Sammy, If a plate(Record), Can make cats and young ladies get the bone out they're backs on the dancefloor, Then, It's Dance music too me, My man/LOL.
Mike IMO it has to do more with the dancing (freestyle) vs. the actual name of the music although they call it "Latin House" ,"Latin Club" or "Freesyle". Most indentify this type sound to the dancing Freestlye like the Webbo (lol) and other mixed in hip-hop dancing with modern dance if that makes any sense LOL
Sammy, Can a cat do the Gigolo or the Cabbage Patch off of free-style plates too, My man(Sammy, I was on the floor laughin at you're prior comment about the Webbo, My man/LOL), Sammy, Would, 'Watch the Closing Doors',By IRT be considered a free-style plate, My man.
'Watch the Closing Doors', By IRT(1984)
Always thought the Freestyle label to be odd. Would Al NAayfish- The Soul be considered one of the first? It's a far cry form 'Diamond Girl'. LOL 'The soul' was a track that gets played or mixed across Genre's Hip Hop, House, ect..
When you can't see the angles no more, you're in trouble baby, you're in trouble. Carlito's Way
You can dance what you want to anything Mike..all Im sayin is that the webbo was bought on by these kinds of tracks.
"Watch the closing Doors" by IRT is NOT a Freestyle track but still made an impact in the freestlye circut so is Al Naayfish. Both these tracks were also played at the Big Room Clubs and across the land.So when you hear that sound you can bet your ass we played it at the freestyle events LOL
The Devils Nest,Pieces,Peoples,Riddlers (herpes triangle) lol were not spots for this type music till it hit Studio 54,the Pallaidum,Roxy and even Larry Levan played a few nice ones.
Sammy, Mad good lookin for scoopin me up on Free-style, My man, Sammy, I've been to the Devils Nest once during the summer of 1986, Not knowing that the Devils Nest used to be the Disco Fever, My man/LOL(Sammy, I never been to the Disco Fever before during the late 70's/early to mid 80's, Because there we're so many spots to go to in the Bronx during the 70's and 80's, My man/LOL, Sammy, From what i understand, Louie Vega used to mix at the Devils Nest in 1986, My man(The cat who was mixing the night i went to the Devils Nest was rockin with his in 1986, My man/LOL).
Yes Mike. LLV was one of their resident Dj's along with Dj Hollywoood and others.The Nest used to be the Fever that is correct and when Freestyle Music came along it spread like wildfire.I give LLV props for dropping some dope cuts at the club including Running - Information Society of which LLV himself did a remix on at a later time on Tommy Boy Records amoung many other pieces.
Here is another dope joint we killed back then. lol
I heard this cat actually bought a car wash in Kingsbridge n Fordham RD. lol
Sammy, The plate, 'Silent Morning', By Noel is mad nice, My man(I'm not familiar with the plate, 'Running', By Information Society, My man),Sammy, Hollywood used to mix at the Devils Nest, My man(Though, Hollywood was mad crew with Sal from the Fever, Sammy, Was Sal the owner of the Devils nest too, My man), Sammy, We're you hanging at spots in the Bronx like The Stadust Ballroom(Fish ave and White Plains Road), And Valley Park(Herb Martins terriortory in Co-op City
In The Bronx, Infact, Sammy, Do you remember cats like, 'The Together Brothers', and 'Timmy Hall and his man KBJ', Rockin at the Stardust Ballroom during the mid 70's to early 80's and at Valley Park during the mid 70's to early 80's, My man, Sammy, I'm not trying to change the topic of discussion, But, Do you remember
A drive-in movie theatre by The Hutchinson River Parkway, During the 70's to early 80's(The spot was changed into The Whitestone Multi-plex Cinema during the 80's, My man/LOL), Sammy, That drive-in Threatre was one of the last drive-in movie threate's in New York City before the Drive-in was changed into the Whitestone Multi-plex threatre during the early 80's, My man.
'The Together Brothers', and 'Timmy Hall and his man KBJ' were the SHIT !! wow Mike !! LOL LOL.. also Running was one of those DEEP UNDERGROUND Freestyle cuts.
As far as SAL,I think had a partner running the Nest..cant remember the name but Andy Panda had alot to do on the promotional tip.
LOL at the The Huchinson River Parkway.. yep I remember that animal house lol.. Man,we used to kill shit at the Skating Palace on Bruckner Blvd as well as the Stardust and Che Sensual .. and even Kelly's Furnature (in Southern Blvd) or Casita Maria on Simpson St.. those were the spots.
I still have all my freestyle records.
This was the shit then and still the shit today !!
Sammy, It's funny, I've always felt that, 'Let The music Play', By Shannon was a dance music(Club Music), Plate, My man/LOL, Sammy, The Together Brothers we're the first cats that i seen at the Stardust Ballroom in 1976(Those cats we're vastly under-rated, My man), Sammy, Timmy Hall was down with the Come-off crew
During the late 70's, Though, I remember Timmy Hall rockin at the Stardust ballroom in 1976 too, Along with the work Timmy Hall and KBJ used to do on the college circuit on Long Island during the late 70's to mid 80's(Exhibit A:New York Tech, Old Westbury, Stoney Brook, Adelphi University,South Hampton, Etc, My
Man, Sammy, We're you hanging at Echo Park(Which was located on 179thst and Webster Blvd, Down the block from the PAL on Webster Blvd in the Bronx, My man), Sammy, The Mercedes Ladies, Mean Gene(Theodore's older brother who was down with the L-Brothers during the mid 70's with Flash), Etc, Used to rock at Echo Park and the PAL on Webster Blvd during the mid 70's to early 80's, My man.
LOL Echo Park..wow my old stompin grounds..lol
Mike any track wit that beat is Freesyle LOL
here is a MASSIVE DANCEFLOOR FREESTYLE JOINT LOL
Sammy, It took me a long time to find out the young lady singing on the plate, 'Summertime,Summertime', During the mid 80's, My man(I always loved the plate, Though, I never heard who the artist was whenever i would hear the plate on BLS and i did not want to ask cats the name of the plate while a cat was mixing and i would forget to ask cats at the record stores in Manhattan whenever i would be on the prowl for plates during the mid 80's, My man, Sammy, I used to get plates from Cutting Records during the
Early to mid 90's and Cutting records used to send me a list of plates/CD's that they we're selling and alot of the plates that we have built about in regards to Freestyle we're on the lists of plates that Cutting records had during the 90's, My man, Sammy, If i remember correctly, One of the Latin Rascals had something to do with Cutting records during the 90's, My man(Sammy, I'm very sure you can scoop me up on Cutting records, My man).
Aldo Marin and Amado Marin owned the label and had the Latin Rascals among many other producers.
These 2 cuts were very popular for the Latin Rascals.
Sammy, Good lookin in regards to the information on Cutting Records, My man, Sammy, I always felt the plate, 'Suffer the Consquences', By Rachelle Fleming from 1994, Was vastly under-rated(Produced by Master at Work).
'Suffer The Consequences', By Rachelle Fleming(1994/Masters at Work mix)
That Rachelle Fleming was another hot joint to play back then,the difference is that Suffer and Consequences fall under the "house music" & Club Music category respectively.