MP3 Basement Boys Productions - History Of House Music
Teddy Douglas and DJ Spen - mix up a mouth-watering slice of spiritually-kissed house on this Double Mixed CD. Music from a veritable who''s who includes Martha Wash, Ann Nesby, Taja Sevelle, Crystal Waters, Those Guys and their own Jasper Street Company.
22 MP3 Songs
ELECTRONIC: House, ELECTRONIC: Dance
It was 15 years ago when the first sounds came rumbling from a basement studio in Baltimore USA as three young DJ friends began making music on a 4-track recorder... Little did The Basement Boys know that they would evolve into one of the most respected and acclaimed names in the world of dance music. Over the years The Basement Boys have witnessed an ever changing musical landscape, but their goal and their focus to consistently create, release, and expose quality sounds has never changed, achieving both commercial success and underground credibility.
To celebrate, reflect, and showcase their fifteen years of dedication and ability to deliver truly soulful sounds, delving into their extensive repertoire of gospel, house and garage, The Basement Boys unleash an awesome two-disc set of their finest productions, lovingly mixed by DJ Teddy Douglas and DJ Spen. The 15th Anniversary Compilation takes you on a spectacular 22 track musical outing of historic sounds that have emitted from their Baltimore studio. Featuring early underground Gems such as 33 1/3 Queen''s "Searchin''" and "Tonite" by Those Guys, to the career launching tracks of Ultra Nate and Crystal Waters, cuts featuring the cream of soulful vocalists such as Kenny Bobien, Ann Nesby and Martha Wash, and the recent success stories such as Taja Sevelle, Fertile Ground, and Jasper Street Company; this compilation is a culmination of the hard-work and vision of The Basement Boys production team and indeed an education for any music lover.
The original Basement Boys Production team was Jay Steinhour, Teddy Douglas, and Thommy Davis. Davis left to pursue other ventures in 1989, about the time DJ Spen joined the team. Along with musicians Irvin Madden (bass), Gary Hudgins (keyboard), Wayne Cooper (guitar), and Victor Williams (percussion), the Basement Boys have been responsible for some of clubland''s biggest anthems. Following the success of their debut single, "Love Don''t Live Here", signed to Jump Street Records,the Boys rose to commercial prominence producing Ultra Nate''s debut album "Blue Notes In The Basement" for Warner Bros., as well as her 2nd album "One Woman''s Insanity". Meanwhile, they were quickly becoming underground club faves with their singles. In 1991, they reached Gold Record status as the production team behind Crystal Waters, with her global smash hit "Gypsy Woman", and in 1994 with "100% Pure Love", from her gold Mercury LP-"Storyteller" (her second album). In 1992, they produced the debut album for R&B duo Mass Order on Columbia Records, spawning the international club hit "Lift Every Voice (Take Me Away)".
Their studio wizardry has been well documented in the charts and on dancefloors the world over under their Basement Boys guise as well as Those guys, 33 1/3 Queen, 007 and Jasper Street Company monikas. They have remixed high profile artists such as Michael Jackson, Erykah Badu, Angie Stone, Lenny Kravitz, and Paula Abdul, and, even with mainstream acceptance, the Basement Boys have remained true to their DJ roots, remixing underground artists like Shaun Escoffery, Bob Sinclair, and The Shamen. In addition, they continue to expose and nurture new talent on their own label, Basement Boys Records, which was established in 1995 later launching their Gospel imprint God¹s House Records and their experimental label, Elephunk Records.
Over their 15 year plus involvement with music, The Basement Boys have always had their ears to the future, with a knowledge, respect and love of the past. Their solid disco, soul, R&B, and even rock roots have given them an open mind and ear for discovering fresh sounds and talent, and with an array of new artist projects like Marcell, Vinx, Those Guys and Mudfoot Jones under way, you can be sure that the rumblings of soulful sounds from their Jasper Street studio will continue to move one and all.
CD 1 MIXED BY TEDDY DOUGLAS
1 BASEMENT BOYS - LOVE DON''T LIVE HERE/THOSE GUYS - DIALOGUE (ACCAPELLA)
2 ULTRA NATE - ITS OVER NOW
3 THOSE GUYS - TONITE
4 MASS ORDER - LIFT EVERY VOICE
5 33 1/3 QUEEN - SEARCHIN
6 CRYSTAL WATERS - GYPSY WOMAN
7 MARTHA WASH - LEAVE A LIGHT ON
8 JASPER ST COMPANY - A FEELIN''
9 XAVIERA GOLD - BAD GIRLS
10 CRYSTAL WATERS - 100% PURE LOVE
11 THOSE GUYS - LOVE LOVE LOVE
CD 2 MIXED BY DJ SPEN
1 AUDRA LOMAX - GIVIN'' ALL MY LOVE
2 KENNY BOBIEN - YOU GAVE ME LOVE
3 007 - DO YOU BELIEVE
4 DJ SPEN - CRAZE AT MIDNIGHT
5 TEDDY DOUGLAS/LOUIS RADIO - THE VIOLIN
6 SPENICH - I''M BLESSED
7 JASPER STREET CO - GOD HELPS THOSE
8 ANN NESBY - PRAISIN HIS NAME
9 TAJA SEVELLE - SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL
10 THOSE GUYS - AMERICAN POEM
11 FERTILE GROUND - LIVING THE LIGHT