Miami Bass' Ten Best Producers and Musicians

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10 and 9. Billy Hines and Frank Cornelius
"He was involved with 4 Sight Records with MC ADE, who was also his son, Adrian Hines. They did 'Bass Rock Express.' Billy was a really nice guy. We distributed his records, and we made records with him. Just a cool, down-to-earth guy. He was with Frank Cornelius and those guys. Frank Cornelius was involved in engineering a lot of those early bass records too. I knew Billy well, and he would do stuff with me at a couple of the studios we had, but he did a lot of his own things also. He had his own record shop and his label up there in Fort Lauderdale."

8. Eric Griffin
"He had a couple real good records. He was a good guy. Dynamix II was the group he had with Norberto Morales. Their label was Bass Station Records. And they did 'Give The DJ a Break.' He also worked a lot with Dimples Tee. He died unfortunately. I think he got shot up in Atlanta in the middle 1990s."

7. James McCauley
"He went by Maggotron. He started with us in the '90s. He was an interesting white guy. Loved that bass music. He was good. I used to use a lot of pseudonyms on all my projects. He posted something recently on Facebook calling me Joe _____ ... You can fill in the blank. Funny guy."

See also: Miami's Top Ten Hip-Hop DJs of All Time



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Rudy Guevara
Rudy Guevara

Yogi Guevara check it out, Danny's in this.

trunkfunk
trunkfunk

Great Story!!!

So many Producers you left off your list, No disrespect to Bruce Greenspan and Mark Boccaccio also co-Produce with me Mc's of Rap - "Domination" & many other Songs but i can't put them so high on the list.

#1 Amos Larkin I Agree!

#2 Dave "Mr Mix" Hobbs Hands down he change the Game!

#3 Pretty Tony had WEDR running he's music when Everybody was fighting the change!

#4 Clay D a mixture of Mr. Mixx & Eric Griffin all in ONE, Dude was Sick with them Beats!

#5 Billy Hines & 4 Sight Records so many Hits doing it all from their own area. Let's not forget he had Mc Shy D first!

#6 Eric Griffin Major hand in helping cleaning our Miami Bass sound up to the Next Level with a blend of Electric sounds.

#7 Sam Latimore - "Ghetto Jump / Let's Rock the Planet"... He put his Hand print in Miami Bass. Dude help me buy my first Drum Machine(Roland 808) Luv!

#8 Uncle Al A True Miami Legend(Rip)

Talking about My Man brought the city together Blacks/ Spanish & Whites was all dancing to he's Sound.

#9 Tim Devine we all learn from him, kept us on all the New Sounds.

#10 Devastator After Mr. Mixx & Clay D he kept the City going HARD with Hits after Hits, Sh!t kept Uncle Luke going strong into the 90's!

Great Article damn I couldn't stop Writing!!!

PS Can't forget me "Dj Cox"

Monique Hernandez
Monique Hernandez

Are you guys going to put up the pictures from Oliver Heldens in Mansion last night?? :)

Mike Adam
Mike Adam

Home of House? Breaks? No. Chicago and NYC are the correct answers. Booty Bass music, Miami was the place. Learn your music history.

Mike Amici
Mike Amici

What kind of a silly question is this? This is Miami, home of house, breaks and bass!! Wreckonize!

sircumvent
sircumvent

Sorry any list absent DJ Crash who worked w/ Giggilo Tony, ADE, Shy-D, and even produced a song pretty much bigger than anything on this list "Security" while w/ the Whiz-Kids is a fraud to me.

alarkcco
alarkcco

@trunkfunk  I think Joe Stone might be doing a "Joseph Stalin" and is trying to "re-create" history. I just wrote this on another blog so excuse me for copying and pasting.

 Okay...those of you in dreamland want to know the truth about how Miami Bass got started? Check the article called "Amos Larkins II on Miami Bass, "Ghetto Jump," and Who Left Luke's Name Off the Sunnyview Label". Amos is my brother and I saw a lot of the magic happen myself. I lived some of it as well.  I know Joe Stone and he wasn't there like that. Hell...I remember once when the song "Ghetto Jump" was so big, Rhythm 98 was doing a live broadcast from the club called "Manhattans" in South Miami. Amos told me that Sam and his partner (the group Krush 2) were M.I.A. If they didn't perform it could ruin the record. He asked me if I could find a friend and be "Krush 2" for an evening. I didn't want to but, that was my brother and he needed me. So I got a friend of my by the name of Eddie (forgive me for forgetting your last name man...) and we only had two hours to practice and get to the club and be ready to perform. Mohammad was the house DJ at Manhattans. I use to Lock and Pop in the clubs and was known for that. They didn't know me for being a rapper.  But I did it that night. I remember that after the second verse Eddie and I both forgot the words. So we just winged it. The crowd ate it up and we got off without a hitch. Mohammad was like “Man…I didn’t know you were a rapper”. Well…I wasn’t. But, I was defiantly a performer. I don't ever remember Joe in the clubs promoting any of the Bass stuff. I remember them giving Luke his credit on the Nezz label and not on the Sunnyview label when Ghetto Jump went national. Make no mistake people...Miami Bass was created in "MIAMI" and Amos was the instrument. I know...I WAS THERE!!!

...Thank you!

trunkfunk
trunkfunk

Agree I put him under the 4 Sight Record label

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