Miami Bass' Ten Best Producers and Musicians

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2. Clay D
"He ended up going with Steve Alaimo and Ron and Howard Albert over at Audio Vision. But first, he was with me and Amos in the studio. He used to say, "Imma put my nine up your ass," and he was talking about his shoe, his size-nine shoe. It was a simpler, more peaceful time when bass ruled, and not fuckin' bullets. He produced a bunch of stuff, but I don't know how much credit he got. I liked him and his energy a lot."

1. Amos Larkins
"Amos was a young bass player and a producer that was involved with and started hanging around Henry Stone's TK Records studios right toward the end of that era. And he was there right when Henry started up F.H.L. Productions in the same warehouse right there in Hialeah at 495 SE 10th Court.

"He was a co-writer on Connie's 'Funky Little Beat.' He did some stuff with Luke that we were involved with. Luke used to bring guys to the studio to record, and we manufactured some records for him. But one time, Amos left Luke's name off a record, and I don't know how he got the number to the house phone, but he called and I picked up and he started saying, 'You motherfuckers, left off my motherfuckin'....' and I said 'Go fuck yourself!' and I hung up.

"He called right back all pissed off and I said, 'Don't call here talkin' shit to me. If you've got a problem, let's work it out and we ended up talkin' like gentlemen and I said that if the record sells well and we go to repress it I would make sure personally that it had his name on it. And I made sure his name got on there.

"So that was Amos Larkins."

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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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