Anthony Moriah - Whatcha Doing Now? - Dtension - US House
Track ListingA1 Whatcha Doing Now? (Full Intention Mix) (6:25)
A2 Whatcha Doing Now? (Acappella) (2:57)
AA1 Whatcha Doing Now? (Full Intention Dub) (5:09)
AA2 Whatcha Doing Now? (Full Intention Northside Dub) (4:52)
Media Condition » Near Mint (NM or M-)
Sleeve Condition » Very Good (VG)
|Title||Whatcha Doing Now?|
|Format||Vinyl 12 Inch|
Other Titles by Anthony Moriah
Some Other Artists in the US House Genre• Ultra Naté • Inner City • Ten City • Byron Stingily • Cevin Fisher • Funky Green Dogs • DJ Pierre • George Morel • Ce Ce Peniston • Robbie Rivera • Juliet Roberts • Armand Van Helden • Janet Jackson • Roger Sanchez • Groove Junkies • Todd Terry • Junior Vasquez • DJ Disciple • Sounds Of Blackness • Richard F. • Urban Soul • Nu Colours • Thick Dick • Full Intention • Kings Of Tomorrow • Mass Order • Angel Moraes • Pound Boys • Dajaé • Honesty 69 - Lil Louis • Ann Nesby • Luther Vandross • DJ Duke • Adeva • Kim English • Choo Choo Project • Georgie Porgie • Tyree • Terry Hunter • Jason Jinx •
Some Other Artists on the Dtension Label• Full Intention • Definite Grooves • Debbie Pender • Full Intention & Essence • Soul Avengerz & Kat Blu • Disconnection & Sabrynaah Pope • First Choice • Full Intention & Deep Down • Disconnection • Full Intention & Hustle Espanol • Deep Down • Full Intention & Shena • Full Intention & Essence (12) •
Information on the US House GenreThis Genre includes house releases on US record labels from the early 80's to present
US: late 1980s – early 1990s
Back in America the scene had still not progressed beyond a small number of clubs in Chicago, Detroit, New York, and New Jersey. Paradise Garage in New York City was still a top club, although they now had Todd Terry, his cover of Class Action's Larry Levan mixed "Weekend" demonstrated the continuum from the underground disco to a new house sound with hip-hop influences evident in the quicker sampling and the more rugged bass-line. While hip-hop had made it onto radio play-lists, the only other choices were Rock, Country & Western or R&B.
Other influences from New York came from the hip-hop, reggae, and Latin community, and many of the New York City super producers/DJs began surfacing for the first time (Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez, Junior Vasquez, Danny Tenaglia, Jonathan Peters) with unique sounds that would evolve into other genres (tribal house, progressive house, funky house). Producers such as Masters At Work and Kerri Chandler also started pioneering a richer Garage sound that was picked up on by 'outsiders' from the worlds of jazz, hip-hop and downbeat as much as it was by house aficionados.
In the late 1980s Nu Groove Records prolonged, if not launched the careers of Rheji Burrell & Rhano Burrell, collectively known as Burrell (after a brief stay on Virgin America via Timmy Registford and Frank Mendez), along with basically every relevant DJ and Producer in the NY underground scene. The Burrell's are responsible for the "New York Underground" sound and are the undisputed champions of this style of house. Their 30+ releases on this label alone seems to support that fact. In today's market Nu Groove Record releases like the Burrells' enjoy a cult-like following and mint vinyl can fetch $100 U.S. or more in the open market.
Influential gospel/R&B-influenced Aly-us released "Time Passes On" in 1993 (Strictly Rhythm), then later, "Follow Me" which received radio airplay as well as being played in clubs. Another U.S. hit which received radio play was the single "Time for the Perculator" by Cajmere, which became the prototype of ghetto house sub-genre. Cajmere started the Cajual and Relief labels (amongst others). By the early 1990s artists such as Cajmere himself (under that name as well as Green Velvet and as producer for Dajae), DJ Sneak, Glenn Underground and others did many recordings. The 1990s saw new Chicago house artists emerge such as DJ Funk, who operates a Chicago house record label called Dance Mania, which primarily distributes ghetto house. Ghetto house, along with acid house, were house music styles that were started in Chicago.