The term “House Legend” isn’t something we take lightly here at King Street, and when words & sounds collide you will find jOHNNYDANGEROUs aka Foremost Poets. Philadelphia born and raised in Newark, NJ he has been reshaping dance & funk music as well as spoken word for over 20 years. From his beginning career as resident DJ at Club America with Kerri Chandler, Johnny is one of the original 1990 inventors of the “Deep House Sound” that infuses future funk and spoken word. Best known for the jOHNNYDANGEROUs atomic bomb “Problem 13 (I Beat That Bitch),” expect to hear other classics as well as remixes hand selected by Johnny such as “Only Yourself,” “Emerald City,” and “Lights Out,” “MoonRaker,” and “King Of Clubs.” This release also premiers his brand new track “I Feel Life.” Remixers and other producers include Supernova, Mr. V, Pasta Boys, Aki Bergen, and Paul C & Paolo Martini.
King Street Classics once again takes you back to the glory days of the label with “Back In Time Vol. 3.” Started in 1993, King Street Sounds has released some of the most iconic dance music ever created with the third volume of this popular series including artists ManFriday(P.K.A. Larry Levan & Brody Williams), Urban Soul, Danny Tenaglia, Bassmental, LY, Stephanie Cooke, Dennis Ferrer, Louie Vega, Ananda Project, Kerri Chandler, Big Moses, Brian Mc Dermott, Danell Dixon, Scott Wozniak, Mateo & Matos, Cevin Fisher, and MORE!
Quentin has made a name as THE go-to remixer for major label R&B hits, delivering genre-shattering dance hits by Chaka Khan, Mariah Carey, Shakira, India.Arie, and Floetry. His original productions have him winning the respect of musically diverse A-List DJ’s Danny Tenaglia, David Morales, Carl Craig, Frankie Knuckles, Pete Tong, Roger Sanchez, Deep Dish, Derrick Carter, Francois K, Joe Claussell and Danny Krivit.
His edition of King Street‘s Mix The Vibe compilation series reflects this risky behavior, laying down a variety of tracks from vocal house and vocals laid over techy tracks to straight up techy and afro-house tinged electronic / tribal cuts.
Coming from a background rich in music and culture, it is no wonder that Frankie Feliciano has become one of the house music community’s most respected denizens. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Frankie was raised in a home filled with music. His grandfather was a musician in Puerto Rico, his father played and sang in bands in New York, and the television at home regularly featured Spanish-language variety shows that showcased music from around the world. As a DJ, Frankie since has gone on to play at renowned parties all over the world, from Angelsof Love in Italy to Dance Ritual in NYC. Frankie is a superb DJ, with brilliant programming and technical skills. He is also an amazing producer whose productions have garnered him acclaim for years. Frankie has produced such gems as “Don’t Ever Give Up” (Innervision) and “Missing You” (Kim English), as well as the hot Latin-jazz “Boogalu” project and the Body and Soul flavored sound of “The Real Thing,” his first King Street production. He has also produced achingly beautiful remixes of anthems such as “Ain’t No Running Away” (Paula Ralph), “Father” (Kenny Bobien), as well as brand-new mixes for this year’s funky, chart-topping cut, “It’s Yours” (Jon Cutler & E-Man). When asked about his musical tastes, Frankie had this to offer: “I’m a moody person, so I guess I make moody music. Rarely would I want to make a “stomp your feet and shout” kind of record. I listen to a lot of dark jazz, and Brazilian songwriters, who are always dark, poetic, and have a lot of irony to their songs.” Now with his own label and production company, Ricanstruction, Frankie is swiftly advancing on his musical journey. With this “Mix the Vibe: King Street Ricanstructed” compilation, he takes us on a jazzy, Latin, dark, yet deliciously bumpy ride, with King Street classics such as Kimara Lovelace‘s “Misery” and “Little” Louie Vega‘s “Souffle H,” as well as unreleased tracks by Big Moses and Frankie himself. Enjoy this ricanstruction of your ears and your body language in this rhythm-filled 68 minutes of King Street and Nite Grooves magic! Taken from liner notes by Lorie Caval.
MIX THE VIBE: RON TRENT is set available through King Street Classics/Nite Grooves. From the “Windy City” to the “Big Apple” and around the world, RON TRENT has time and again entertained music goers and has brought to life a soulful tapestry of deep vibrating bass lines and afrocentric beats both as a producer and a DJ. With eighteen years of experience on the wheels of steel, it’s no surprise of his levels of quality craftsmanship and the success he has encountered. “Urban Afro Blues” is a unique and superbly blended collection that presents productions and remixes from artists as Francois K, Kerri Chandler, Boyd Jarvis, Julius Papp, Chris Brann, Nick Jones, Joe Claussell, and so many more. With 28 songs on the track listing plus 2 x Continous Mix, the MIX THE VIBE: RON TRENT “Urban Afro Blues” is indubitably a great value for your money!
King Street Classics is taking you for a musical throwback with the next edition of our “Back In Time Vol 2.” VA compilation! Focusing on the rich and classic history of King Street Sounds, we’ve compiled 18 of both new and old classics ready and willing to rock dance floors worldwide! Classic NYC heavyweights include Kerri Chandler, Urban Soul, Cevin Fisher, Danny Krivit, and jOHNNYDANGEROUs. New classics include work from Mateo & Matos, Ralphi Rosario, Jazz-N-Groove. X-SYSTEM, Sound Of Soul, Marques Wyatt, Eddie Amadour, Big Moses and Nick Jones!