2022 Showcase
Lineup

Today our committee is proud to announce The Basement Boys as one of our live performers at the 12th annual Weequahic House Music Festival. –DJ Spen, Karizma, and Teddy Douglas. 

 

 

Formed in Baltimore in 1986, the Basement Boys DJ and production collective, including DJ Spen, Karizma, and Teddy Douglas, have been responsible for some of House Music’s most memorable sounds, including their “Strip to the Bone” mix of Crystal Water’s classic, “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)” and gospel House classics such as “God Helps Those (Who Help Themselves)” and “It’s All right.” Individually and as a collective, they are among House Music’s most sought-after DJs, producers and remixers: in 2017, DJ Spen was named Traxsource’s Soulful House Artist of the Year for his work, including “Think (About It)” with Barbara Tucker.

 

 

Also in 2017, Karizma scored an international hit with “Work It Out,“ watch the crowd at the 2019 WPHMF , it then went on to be featured in Google Chromebook’s advertising campaign.

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The Basement Boys

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Today our committee is proud to announce Kevin Kyttle as one of our live performers at the 12th annual Weequahic House Music Festival.. 

"Turn Me On" is the debut single of Vincentian singer Kevin Lyttle. It was the lead single from his self-titled debut album. The song was originally a soca ballad released in 2003, remade into a dance hit for the US release. Featuring Spragga Benz in the radio remix, "Turn Me On" became a worldwide hit, reaching number one in Denmark and peaking within the top 10 in 16 other countries.

Kevin Lyttle

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Today our committee is proud to announce Crystal Waters as one of our live performers at the 12th annual Weequahic House Music Festival.. 

Waters is an American house and dance music singer and songwriter, best known for her 1990s dance hits "Gypsy Woman", "100% Pure Love", and 2007's "Destination Calabria" with Alex Gaudino. All three of her studio albums produced a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Wikipedia





Today our committee is proud to announce Joe Claussell as one of our live performers at the 12th annual Weequahic House Music Festival..








 

Joe Claussell is of Puerto Rican and French descent.[6] He grew up in Park SlopeBrooklyn.[4] He has seven brothers and three sisters.[6] One of his elder brothers Larry, a Latin rock drummer, got him into the music of Led ZeppelinGrand Funk RailroadBlack Sabbath, and Jimi Hendrix, among others.[7] In the late 1980s, he began working at the New York record store Dance Tracks.[3] In 1996, he founded the record label Spiritual Life Music.[6] In that year, he started the party Body & Soul along with Francois Kevorkian and Danny Krivit.[8]

In 1999, he released Mix the Vibe, which included productions from Masters at WorkKerri ChandlerWamdue Kids, and Dimitri from Paris.[9] In that year, he also released a studio album, Language.[10] In 2008, he released another studio album, Corresponding Echoes.[3]

Joe Claussell

Crystal Waters

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Today our committee is proud to announce CeCe Peniston as one of our live performers at the 12th annual Weequahic House Music Festival..

Cecilia Veronica "CeCe" Peniston (/siːˈsiː ˈpɛnɪstən/; born September 6, 1969)[1] is an American singer and former beauty queen.[2][3][4][5][6][7] In the early 1990s, she scored five number one hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play. Her signature song "Finally" reached the number 5 spot on the Hot 100[8] and number 2 in the UK Top 75.[9]

Peniston has performed at private engagements for Aretha Franklin's private birthday party in Detroit, MichiganPope John Paul II in Rome at the Vatican (as a member of the gospel band Sisters of Glory) and the 42nd President of the United StatesBill Clinton, during both of his inauguration ceremonies in Washington, D.C.[10] She was the first foreign female entertainer to perform in post-apartheid South Africa.[10][11] According to Peniston, her vocal range vacillates between "five to seven octaves".[12]

Ce Ce Peniston

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Today our committee is proud to announce Hippie Torrales as one of our live performers at the 12th annual Weequahic House Music Festival..

Hippie Torrales began DJing at the age of 15. He came into recognition in NJ and NY after opening “Docks” with co-partner Nelson “Butchie” Nieves. After establishing himself as an innovative and creative jock, Hippie was recognized and hired to work at Abe’s Disco, which was the forerunner for Club Zanzibar. On Friday, August 29, 1979, opening night at Club Zanzibar – Hippie became the resident DJ and opening jock for the club.

DJ Hippie Torales

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Today our committee is proud to announce DJ Dan Dan as one of our live performers at the 12th annual Weequahic House Music Festival.

DJ Dan Dan/ Dan Shiver is a longtime deejay from Paterson, NJ. He has a large range of musical knowledge and he is an open set deejay. He plays for all types of events including, but not limited to weddings, anniversaries, corporate events, proms and more; but his favorite is playing house music.

Dan loves house music so much that he started a weekly show, called, ‘Soulful House Nation’, where he interviews top artists, deejays, producers, dancers and personalities. His goal ia is to take House music to the mainstream.

Dan can be found on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube under Soulful House. His first love is deejaying and he looks forward to bringing it to you at the Weequahic Park House Music Festival. He’s a party rocker and he brings the FUNN!!!

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Today our committee is proud to announce Evelyn "Champagne" King as one of our live performers at the 12th annual Weequahic House Music Festival..

Evelyn "Champagne" King (born July 1, 1960)[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. She is best known for her hit disco single "Shame", which was released in 1977 during the height of disco's popularity. King had other hits from the early through the mid–1980s including; "I'm in Love" (1981), "Love Come Down" (1982) and "Your Personal Touch" (1985).

Evelyn "Champagne" King

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Ubiquity Soul, known to most as DJ T-Wise is a native of New Jersey and a proud member of the Newark Fire / Police Department. He appreciates the creativity of the east coast music scene and thrives on its active lounge and nightlife community. At the tender age of 10, he was inspired by his mother’s love of music and started to DJ with vinyl. He was surrounded by the active club and radio scene in New Jersey and New York. 

DJ Punch has been one of the most successful DJs to hit the dance music scene having been born in the City of Newark, New Jersey and growing up in an environment rich with soulful music while being influenced by his father who was a drummer and uncle that played the conga. In the mid 70’s he began playing with big name DJs as Disco Chuck Kelly and Ricard Long also Mark IV Disco, G.O.L.D.

 

DJ Punch & Ubiquity Soul

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Martin Gee born and raised in Manhattan, NYC, started djing at the age of 13… Played at venues such as Cielo NYC (Funkbox), Coney Island Boardwalk, Central Park Skaters Circle, Newark Public Library, Cricket Club, Taj 973 Lounge, Weequahic Handball Court & Allure Lounge.

Collaborated with Duce Martinez & Dj Spen on the “That shall not be moved remix),  with more remixes to come.

Currently can be heard on dwildmusicradio.com every Sunday, 11am to 2pm.

Martin Gee