African American Caribbean Cultural Organization of Essex County
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.
The Basement Boys
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.
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. He grew up in Park Slope, Brooklyn. He has seven brothers and three sisters. One of his elder brothers Larry, a Latin rock drummer, got him into the music of Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad, Black Sabbath, and Jimi Hendrix, among others. In the late 1980s, he began working at the New York record store Dance Tracks. In 1996, he founded the record label Spiritual Life Music. In that year, he started the party Body & Soul along with Francois Kevorkian and Danny Krivit.
In 1999, he released Mix the Vibe, which included productions from Masters at Work, Kerri Chandler, Wamdue Kids, and Dimitri from Paris. In that year, he also released a studio album, Language. In 2008, he released another studio album, Corresponding Echoes.
Two time Grammy award nominee CeCe Rogers is a legend! One of the artists who helped establish House music with other artists like Marshall Jefferson, Ten City, Joe Smooth, Frankie Knuckles, Robert Owens just to mention a few.
For more than 20 years CeCe, who personally received his name by the Godfather of soul James Brown himself, was showing his outstanding talent as a vocalist, songwriter and musician on stage all over the world.
As well as a recording artist, CeCe delivered anthems like “No Love Lost“,”Someday” and “All Join Hands” which belong to the biggest songs ever released in the genre of House music.
New York City based, CeCe has worked either on stage or in the studio with Luther Vandross, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Sounds of Blackness, Aretha Franklin, Duran Duran, and he was the frontman of the legendary band Jestofunk who brought us anthems like “Say It Again” and “Can We Live“.
CeCe Rogers is pure soul with a unique, charismatic voice, that is undoubtedly the voice of house!
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
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!!!