Latin Freestyle: S&D

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Overlooked (these days) genre which simply has all the happy-inducing things I like. Electro sounds, diva vocals, snappy hi-nrg snares. Whoo!

Sterling Clover, Monday, 11 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

New tracky answers!

Sterling Clover, Monday, 11 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

viva the latin rascals

stirmonster, Monday, 11 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Freestyle is one of my fave genres as it was some of the only "dance" music played consistently on L.A. radio as I was growing up. The lyrics/vocals can be really cheesy, but there are some awesome productions if you can make it past things like "I'm fascinated by your love boy, and I'm fascinated by your love toy".

There's a series in the US called 'Freestyle Explosion'. Volume 1 (of 6 so far) has among others:

Nice 'n' Wild - "Diamond Girl"
the aforementioned Company B - "Fascinated"
and TKA - "One Way Love"

also seek Corina - "Loving You Like Crazy"
Pet Shop Boys - "Domino Dancing" (album/extended version)

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 12 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

six years pass...

bump, tenuous madonna connections aside I am clueless. Where to start?

I know, right?, Sunday, 10 August 2008 19:44 (eleven years ago) link

Clave Rocks
http://www.discogs.com/release/119203

PappaWheelie V, Sunday, 10 August 2008 20:27 (eleven years ago) link

Exposé probably aged best in my mind.

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Expos%C3%A9

Luis Martinez/Lewis Martinee, along with Frank Diaz, was a damned good production team.

PappaWheelie V, Sunday, 10 August 2008 20:38 (eleven years ago) link

lots of ideas here:

Does anybody up in this bitch like FREESTYLE?

xhuxk, Sunday, 10 August 2008 22:53 (eleven years ago) link

Some great albums (more or less chronological):

Two Sisters Two Sisters (Sugarscoop)
Trinere Trinere (Jampacked)
Cover Girls Show Me (Fever)
Expose' Exposure (Arista)
Company B Gotta Dance (Atlantic)
Pajama Party Up All Night (Atlantic)
Corina Corina (Cutting)

xhuxk, Sunday, 10 August 2008 23:00 (eleven years ago) link

Also:

Sweet Sensation Take It While It's Hot (Atco)

On the peripherary (but hey, if you're gonna count the Pet Shop Boys): Shannon, Miami Sound Machine, Real Roxanne, Lisa M.

More sad boys to match the tough girls: Noel, Coro, Willie and Gil, Timmy T.

xhuxk, Sunday, 10 August 2008 23:14 (eleven years ago) link

just about everything by CONNIE is great. She's at the top of my list. I also like SEQUAL. stuff on Joey Boy is generally good. anything with Pretty Tony production is generally worth checking out.

Latinos down here in Texas go crazy for this stuff. I've been meaning to check out one of those freestyle revival tours for awhile now.

Romeo Jones, Monday, 11 August 2008 00:24 (eleven years ago) link

Nocera's "Summertime, Summertime" is a killer as well. With freestyle, it's really all about bad vocals delivered with the utmost conviction.

Romeo Jones, Monday, 11 August 2008 00:32 (eleven years ago) link

Cool, that sounds like plenty to get me started. So far everything I'm hearing is perfect.

I know, right?, Monday, 11 August 2008 14:32 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8jRfWiLHGY&

meisenfek, Friday, 2 October 2009 12:53 (nine years ago) link

okay, this would be my set if i were deejaying at a club tonight. i think there are clubs in springfield near me that might dig this mix.


corina – temptation (new school freestyle)
the brat pack – so many ways (do it properly part II) (the wild style dub)
raiana paige – rescue me (dub I)
debra torre – conceal your love (urban dub)
knight time – I’ve been watching you (animal’s club)
yvonne deleon – I can’t face the fact (oh, oh facts dub)
sa-fire – don’t break my dub
sa-fire – boy, I’ve been told (rascal dub)
sweet sensation – sincerely yours (charlie dee basement beat version)
sweet sensation – child of love (rock the house mix)
sweet sensation – never let you go (oh oh omar dub)
laissez faire – to be in your arms (club mix)
jaya – if you leave me now (terrific dub)
face – forever yours (club mix)
giggles – what goes around comes around (dub vocal)
charlie rock – missing you (club mix)

scott seward, Friday, 2 October 2009 22:29 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

Jeez, do any of you amazing people have Nocera's "Summertime, Summertime" at an audio quality higher than 128? I love this track but being forced to listen to this tinny, thin sound is ruining my life.

nothinbutcuts, Saturday, 5 December 2009 09:07 (nine years ago) link

http://www.sendspace.com/file/9u12bd

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 5 December 2009 13:30 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

I've always loved this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L0H_w9kBx8

Inculcate a spirit of serfdom in children (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 15 February 2010 02:45 (nine years ago) link

ALWAYS had a soft spot for this stuff. Have worked with a couple of the key artists in the Canuck scene (yes, there was one) and even sang lead on a track myself some years ago!

Tantrum The Cat, Monday, 15 February 2010 04:32 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

okay, i made an actual tape mix yesterday and it's ALMOST perfect. and it differs somewhat from my list up above.

side a

the cover girls - inside outside (dub 1)

stacey q - give you all my love (underground mix)

shana - i want you (miami/club remix)

raiana paige - rescue me (club mix)

corina - temptation (new school freestyle)

sweet sensation - child of love (rock the house mix)

knight time - i've been watching you (animal's club)

charlie rock - missing you (radio mix)

side b

yvonne - there's a party going on (party dub)

sa-fire - boy, i've been told (rascal dub)

jaya - if you leave me now (terrific dub)

yvonne deleon - i can't face the fact (oh, oh facts dub)

diva - i wanna break night with you (dub mix)

sweet sensation - sincerely yours (charlie dee basement beat version)

expose - what you don't know (atomix mix)

scott seward, Friday, 23 April 2010 15:53 (nine years ago) link

another great tape to be made would be "Oh, Oh, Freestyle Goes Acid". cuz by the late 80's lots of freestyle singles were including acid remixes and i love those. my mix is pretty trad though. which is why i didn't put any hip-house remixes on my tape either. hip-house and acid were the future - or the now sound at the turn of the 80's - but the swift edits and killer drum programming of classic freestyle is where my heart lies.

scott seward, Friday, 23 April 2010 15:58 (nine years ago) link

ok THIS right here is the genre i really really want to get into and find out more about. mp3s, zips and/or recommendations of buyable compilations would be MUCH APPRECIATED. (pref not youtubes tho.)

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Friday, 23 April 2010 15:59 (nine years ago) link

uhh...Scott? YSI? Looks great.

Bow Before Zeezrom!!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 23 April 2010 16:52 (nine years ago) link

see this thread too: Does anybody up in this bitch like FREESTYLE?

Spencer Chow, Friday, 23 April 2010 18:05 (nine years ago) link

whoops, linked above.

Spencer Chow, Friday, 23 April 2010 18:05 (nine years ago) link

http://www.discogs.com/image/R-150-826221-1212433303.jpeg
someone know the exact name for *this* version of 'Let me be the one' by Sa-fire?

meisenfek, Friday, 23 April 2010 22:12 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

diggin nocera

janice (surm), Tuesday, 6 July 2010 17:33 (nine years ago) link

Awesome tune

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 19:32 (nine years ago) link

posted this on the shannon thread but got little more than badtempered grumbling, it's good though so warrants being on here because of the blatant 'let the music play' nod in the intro.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mvSHevf68o

NI, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 19:41 (nine years ago) link

also, this is AMAZING. brilliant example of latin freestyle 2010, hopefully it's the start of many more:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfG-_JtFD_I

NI, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 19:42 (nine years ago) link

eight months pass...

..for the Omar bit

Phyllis Nelson - i like you (nonSectRadicals Mix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-OjvqGHtdU

meisenfek, Saturday, 2 April 2011 23:15 (eight years ago) link

nine months pass...

üNN - sensor kling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng4cuwKNYOk

meisenfek, Sunday, 22 January 2012 18:09 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

via maura, some Japanese freestyle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVmHJkm6qqU

etc, Monday, 4 February 2013 00:00 (six years ago) link

two years pass...

Not sure if this belongs here or on the Environ thread, but Morgan Geist's new project The Galleria is an explicit freestyle throwback/homage:
http://www.gottadancedirty.com/2015/06/02/the-galleria-calling-card-mezzanine-ep/

etc, Saturday, 4 July 2015 12:52 (four years ago) link

it definitely belongs here. so great!

stirmonster, Saturday, 4 July 2015 15:37 (four years ago) link

Love this

the story of ilm: an ottyssey (wins), Saturday, 4 July 2015 17:00 (four years ago) link

ten months pass...

Another "via maura" thing:

http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2016/05/freestyle-trading-cards

http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/specials/freestyle-oral-history/

Anyone remember the name of the now-gone-from-YT Toshiki Kadomatsu above? Brad?

etc, Monday, 9 May 2016 23:10 (three years ago) link

Pretty Tony seems charming, throwing his gun at Trinere to make her sing at 4:30 AM.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 10 May 2016 01:13 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

watched this

http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2009/03/04/159342/TrueLoveDVDWeb.jpg

and discovered

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRFGOqYKm-Y

Ludo, Saturday, 23 July 2016 19:23 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

My man!!

You left off a personal fave, though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qltlG9zLGzg

yuh yuh (morrisp), Saturday, 16 February 2019 02:55 (six months ago) link

oh man

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 16 February 2019 02:59 (six months ago) link

Rocking that list right now!

Alfred, I’m very curious about your thoughts on a South African song that’s part of this little poll I organized the other day. I mentioned there how it somehow reminded me of Latin Freestyle (it must be in the air!)

(Nayobe’s “Please Don’t Go” features twice on your list btw)

breastcrawl, Saturday, 16 February 2019 10:15 (six months ago) link

https://www.laweekly.com/music/10-freestyle-jams-for-people-who-know-shit-about-80s-freestyle-music-8840009

4. India, "Dancing on the Fire" (1988)
Today, India is best known as a salsa singer; she won a Latin Grammy for her album Intensamente con Canciones de Juan Gabriel in 2016. However, her 1990 debut solo record, Breaking Night, is the link between freestyle and house with production from Jellybean Benitez, "Little" Louie Vega and Mantronik. The standout cut from the album is the Benitez-produced "Dancing on the Fire" with its dramatic synth lines and India's intense vocal workout. Originally released as a single in 1988, "Dancing on the Fire" is pretty late in the game for freestyle, which began to wane at the start of the ’90s, and the singer isn't all that well-known for her work in this area. Outside of her salsa records, India is widely recognized in the house music world, particularly for the now-classic Masters at Work track "I Can't Get No Sleep."

curmudgeon, Saturday, 16 February 2019 13:04 (six months ago) link

Alfred, did you get a chance to check out that song? I’m still curious what you think!

xp

breastcrawl, Monday, 18 February 2019 16:59 (five months ago) link

two months pass...

this guy is an inspiration

There are basically only two demographics in the US who even know what “freestyle” music was and this is one of them https://t.co/ymjDywbMVK

— Arielle Castillo (@ariellec) May 10, 2019

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:52 (three months ago) link

amazing

dyl, Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:39 (three months ago) link

at the end did he literally put a stogie in his mouth and say "take it eassss"..?

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 11 May 2019 18:53 (three months ago) link

big time tommy knows the hurt

the more i learn about Tommie the more i relate to him pic.twitter.com/aLW0iR9jZw

— 🇲🇮🇰🇴 (@mikejonesfl) May 9, 2019

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 11 May 2019 21:09 (three months ago) link

Tri- State Old School Forevah

Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 11 May 2019 21:32 (three months ago) link

look out for numba one
but don't step in numba twoooooooo

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Monday, 13 May 2019 16:47 (three months ago) link

this guy is my new fav insta account

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Monday, 13 May 2019 18:49 (three months ago) link

The milkshakiest of ducks, surely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtLVSyUgiro

he helped this youtube clip of the song go from 300 views (3 months ago) to 8,800

maura, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 22:12 (three months ago) link

tommie spreading the gospel.

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 22:16 (three months ago) link

os 4 life

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 22:49 (three months ago) link


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