Yesterday continues the 10th anniversary LPCCMF celebration with the popular anticipated House music party. As Mayor Ras Baraka declared that this “House Party” event is the largest attended event in the state of New Jersey, brining crowds in the ten of thousands. New this year, and worth mentioning was the large line-ups of personal tents filling the outer rings of the park. . The house day was hosted by Eddie Nichles, Newark’s own house music expert, and WBLS radio personality Fred “Bugsy” Buggs. With opening session with DJ Klye Smith, Ms Treasa, DJ Lou Alvarez,
She Jay Donna Edwards, followed by DJ Johnny Dangerous.
Monique Bingham excites the audience with her House selections, “Talkin Loud” ,“Get Another Plan”and “We Had a Thing”. Ms. Bingham has been responsible for some of the most poignant, soulful jazz-infused house music of the past 20 years. Her career began with the acid jazz band Abstract Truth in 1995 at Francois K‘s legendary Axis studios.
Steven Lucky Benson returned to the Lincoln House party, with Deep and Soulful House.
House/R&B vocalist Adeva is known for her commanding diva vamps, sang her house charts, (“Respect,” “Warning,” and “I Thank You). She also covered Gospel house singles. Born in New Jersey, Adeva first gained fame in Australia and Europe; her first three singles all peaked at number 17 in the British charts during the first ten months of 1989. A collaboration with U.S. producer Paul Simpson in March of that year also yielded a number 22 hit in England. Her debut album Adeva! gained platinum and gold distinctions in Europe, and an American release did respectably, as did two subsequent albums, Love or Lust? and It Should Have Been. In 1995, dance heavyweight Frankie Knuckles selected her as featured vocalist on virtually all of his Welcome to the Real World album.
Followed by DJ Wayne William
Featured performer of the evening no other than BeBe Winans of the world renown Winans family. He released several albums, first with his sister CeCe Winans, and later as a solo artist. In 1989, BeBe won His First Grammy for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male for his contribution to “Abundant Life”, a track on his brother Ronald’s Family & Friends Choir. He performed two of his popular gospel house selections, “Thank You”, made popular by remix, Louie Vega, and new release Dance. He shared a personal note with the audience, that earlier this year, he was denounced with cancer, and the test results of this week revealed a remission of the cancer spreading, so he had a personal reason to be Dancing and celebrating life.
Special appearance by celebrity Michaels Kenneth Williams of The Wire, 12 Years as Slave and The Gambler.
The evening closeout DJ Hedge