Mickey Garcia was born at St.Vincent’s Hospital in New York City on October 21st. Mickey Garcia has been a disc jockey playing records at various Nightclubs throughout the New York Metropolitan area such as Copacabana, Bonds International, Studio 54, Roseland Ballroom and New York New York. 1986 While working on B91 WKRB FM, MG produces C-Bank for Next Plateau Records creating his first international hit song titled “I WON’T STOP LOVING YOU” which was also included in the motion picture “Fast Cars”. That same year MG discovers Judy Torres and shortly after signs her over to PROFILE RECORDS. MG Produces & Writes Judy’s first 2 albums. September 1, 1987 MG forms Micmac Records, Inc. A FREESTYLE DANCE POP RECORD LABEL operating in
Many people still wonder why they call her Lil’ Suzy. Well maybe it’s because she was performing at some of
Of Puerto Rican descent, Delilah Cotto was born and raised in the geographical location of Coney Island New York, USA. Delilah Cotto has made numerous appearances on television, guest starring on several programs, and in numerous commercials (including Dr. Pepper). In addition to her television work, Cotto has also appeared in eleven plays and six movies. Cotto started with some bit parts in movies like 1989's “Lean On Me,” and later moved up the scale to much meatier roles in such movies as 2002's John Leguizamo starring movie "Empire."
Raj "What's Happening"
Everybody Hates Chris
Ernest Thomas was hailed by TV Guide as one of
He was the first disc jockey to do a live broadcast for a then Spanish Radio station called Super Q with the original Discoteca al Aire from Casanova’s which became a staple of Miami Radio, and later on opened doors for many other local dj’s. After Super Q a new dance station arrived in the market (Power 96 FM), and Ciro was hired as one of the original mixers along side Phil Jones and a then very young Lazaro Mendez. The famous Disco Lunch mix was created and hosted by Kramer the midday
No other group in the history of Freestyle has been imitated more than The Cover Girls, but regardless of the fact, without the distinctive sound of Angel (OCG), Hits such as Show Me, Because Of You and My Heart Skips A Beat, would have lacked that main ingredient…personality! An ingredient that set The Cover Girls apart from the many other girl groups at the time. Today, Angel continues to perform throughout the country, and while she has experienced many successful recordings as a solo artist, she enjoys performing her classics just as much as her fans enjoy hearing them.
Emerging out of the deep depths of space from a musical dimension, light years away, comes Freestyle Evolution, the pioneers and legends of Electro-Funk-Hip Hop which is the synthesis that spawned a new genre of music today best known as “Freestyle”. This form of music acquired its title and identity from the group’s original name “Freestyle”. These forefathers of this genre, gained worldwide acclaim with their classic dance hits “Don’t Stop the Rock” and “It’s Automatic”. Converting into believers many industry skeptics who once shunned the hi-tech style of music. Now Freestyle Evolution returns on a mission to once again, inundate airwaves and dance floors throughout the universe.
K7 / T.K.A.
TKA originally consisted of Tony, Kayel, Ralph “Aby” Cruz, Ray SPIDER
Originally named “Sweet Temptation”, this group had their first 1986 hit single “Hooked On You” on Next Plateau Records, & was then told by The Temptation’s management that they could not use the name. So they changed it to Sweet Sensation & signed to Atlantic/Atco Records. In 1988, their full-length album “Take It While It’s Hot” was released. Five out of the 8 cuts on the album were hit singles. The original members were Betty Dee, Margie Fernandez, & her sister Mari, who appeared on the first photo-cover version of the “Take It While It’s Hot” album. Sheila Vega replaced Mari in 1989, & the album was then re-released with a new photo featuring Sheila. Sweet Sensation were probably the most Latin influenced of the girl-group Dance/Freestyle acts of their time.
Who could forget the 3 girls from
Born to a Dominican mother and Cuban father and raised in
At just 16 years old, she was “discovered” at a
Originally the backing band for the Arista girl group “Expose”, Miami based Erotic Exotic were at the forefront of the 80’s dance movement known as Freestyle. Their signing to Atlantic Records heralded an unprecedented period in the post Disco era reviving the Dance music scene in
Rockell feat Joe Zangie
In the late 1990s, Rockell had major dance hits with the songs “In A Dream,” “When I’m Gone,” and “Can’t We Try” (a duet with Collage and remake of the Dan Hill and Vonda Shepard 1987 hit song). All of these tracks appeared on her 1998 debut album entitled What Are You Lookin’ At?. She released a second album, Instant Pleasure, in 2000. “Instant Pleasure” included the single “What U Did 2 Me” which made 101 pop in 2001. Her best charting success is in
Brenda K. Starr
She started her career by making a demo of Stacy Lattisaw’s “Love On A Two Way Street”. She started hanging out in places where she felt someone was bound to hear her. In the early 80’s, Brenda then helped out picking up cups at a local roller skating rink in NYC, where she bumped into Harry Bellafonte. At the age of 18, she was signed to Mirage Records, & released her 1985 debut album “I WANT YOUR LOVE”, which included the Freestyle classic “Pickin’ Up Pieces”, as well as “Suspicion”. Brenda later was signed to MCA Records, and shortly after released her 2nd album in 1987 simply titled “BRENDA K. STARR”. This album turned Brenda into an international star. The album contained the singles “What You See Is What You Get”, “Breakfast In Bed”, and Billboards Top-20 hit “I Still Believe”.
"The Future Of Freestyle"
Hector “Sito” Santiago and Jenaro “Jay” Vadell, the duo known collectively as PAIN, got their first start on the now defunct Tazmania Records, releasing the singles “I FEEL IT IN MY HEART”, I’M THE ONE TO BLAME”, “IT COULD HAVE BEEN LOVE” and many others on the label’s popular Tazmania Freestyle series. The duo has recently jumped back full force onto the freestyle scene writing, producing, and releasing their first full length CD “NO MORE TOMORROW”. The CD showcases the duo’s songwriting abilities as well as their unique vocal style. PAIN hopes to help usher in a new era where freestyle music will be accepted on a mainstream level and recognized as the true art form it is.