HISTORY OF FREESTYLE MUSIC CIRCA 1985
History of Freestyle Concert & Dance Party
“I Wonder If I Take You Home” “Can You Feel The Beat”, “All Cried Out” “Head To Toe”, “Lost In Emotion”, and “Let The Beat Hit ‘Em”
“Change On Me”, . “Endless Nights”, “Thief of Hearts”, “What Will It Take” and “Love Me Tonight” “ Like A Star”, “If I Had The Chance” and “Thinking About You”
C-Bank: Bringing their unique style and sound for a rare live performance, C- Bank has a legacy of classic dance hits, which helped to originate and popularize the sounds that fans came to know and love as Freestyle music. In fact, C-Bank might be credited with creating the beats, hooks and music that pre-dated Freestyle music, laying the groundwork for the legendary artists and sounds that make up the History of Freestyle Music.The Classic Dance track “One More Shot” took dance radio and floors by storm, as it climbed the charts and the hearts of all who were falling in love with the new “Heartthrob” sounds, as fans and radio programmers were starting to coin the phrase to describe the instant classic by C-Bank “I Won’t Stop Loving You” was another anthemic song released by C-Bank during the early years of Freestyle. “Perfect” was another hit for C – Bank which described perfectly a sound that has remained in the pop and dance music memory banks of thousands of fans who will never forget the music of their lives
Sundance: A Chicago born and raised Hip House original, Sundance was known as the Queen of Hip House Music when she debuted as a featured artist on Chicago Hip House Legend Fast Eddie’s “Git On Up”, a song that was certified as a gold record by Billboard Magazine. The success of that song led to Sundance to appere a variety of songs, music videos and album compilations. After the success of “Git On Up”, Sundance has been a trendsetter, a pioneer, a prominent Chicago personality, and a Legend in Hip House Music. Her impact changed the rules of the game, and it continues to this day.
“Scars of Love”, “Don’t Be Afraid”, “X Ray Vision”, “One Way Love” ,“You’re The One For Me” K7, “Zunga Zeng”, “Hi Di Ho”, and “Come Baby Come”.
“Bad of the Heart”, “Without You”, “Look Into My Eyes”, and his ballad with Brenda K. Starr “No Matter What”. “In My Life”, “Where Does That Leave Love” , “I Want You Back
Fast Eddie was one of the premier DJs of the early Chicago house movement. His talents earned him spots on WGCI and WBMX. During that period, he produced one of his first singles “Can You Dance”, circa 1986. In 1987, In 1988, Eddie scored one of his biggest hits with “Acid Thunder” However, it was the track “Hip House” that really established his career as a producer. Eddie popularized the genre of hip house.He scored several hits on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including “Git On Up” (featuring Sundance), which spent a week at number one in 1989, Later that year, he released “Make Some Noise”. Eddie made two collaborations that are considered under the genre of ghetto house. The first of these is titled “Booty Call” with DJ Sneak and the other is titled “Pump It” with DJ Funk. Both songs gained a lot of airplay on radio and in clubs.
“Legendary Chicago DeeJay Tim Spinnin’ Schommer has been a fixture in the Chicago music scene for 2 decades … Club DeeJay, Radio MixMaster for B96, Billboard Dance Music Reproter, Remixer, Producer, On-Air personality, TV Host, and A graduate of Disco-Tech, and can now be heard Friday Nights on Chicago’s i101.”
“Out of Control”, “Give Me Back My Heart”, “Temptation”, “Whispers”, and “Now That You’re Gone”
Together Forever”, “A Day In My Life Without You”. “Goody Goody”, “Never Say Never”, “Time Passes By”
Chicago Hip House Rap Star White Knight began his career aworking out of his Logan Square community and with some reknowned Chicago House Music Dancers, who would accompany him as he traveled the World wide performing his new brand of Dance/Rap music that came to be known as the Chicago Hip House. White Knight caught the attention of International Record Labels, who wanted to capture his live sound and distribute them to the masses. White Knight not only signed recording deals with a RCA/BMG, he was on the JIVE Records, which allowed classic hit “Yo Baby Yo” became a Hip House music anthem, as it was released and re-produced for several record labels around the world – it has become one of the most copied and sampled sounds in dance music in the past 25 years. White Knight has the distinction of having his song “Keep It Movin’ (Cause the Crowd Says So) featured prominently on the classic television show 21 Jump Street, Beverly Hills Cop and 60 min in addition and Coca-Cola that showcased the microphone and production skills has made him on of the founding fathers of Hip House Music around the globe.
Lidell Townsell was a house-music artist from Chicago, Illinois. He originally released numerous singles on the Trax and D.J. International labels. He released one album, Harmony, on Mercury/PolyGram Records as Lidell Townsell in 1992. Two singles from the album were smash hits in the US, “Get with U” and “Nu Nu” Currently his smash hit with Pit Bull & Austin Mahone “Mmm Yeah” is blowing up around the world
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