The decade of the ‘80s gave us the Rubik’s Cube, leg warmers, bright colors, memorable TV shows like Dallas, along with a handful of John Hughes movies and let’s not forget about the music. The music that came out of the ‘80s included innovators like Run DMC, the Beastie Boys and a new era of dance and club hits that we know as Freestyle.
Ten all-stars from the late ‘80s and early ‘90s will hit the stage for a Freestyle Explosion concert at the Stockton Arena on Friday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. that will include rhythmic sounds from Stevie B, Expose, Lisa Lisa, Johnny O, Trinere, Debbie Deb, Stacey Q, Nu Shooz, Freestyle, and JJ Fad.
In 1987, Stevie B performed a club smash, “Party Your Body,” that quickly gained popularity and was the title track for his 1988 album that went gold due to the success of “Spring Love.” In 1989, songs like “I Wanna Be the One,” “In My Eyes,” and “Love Me For Life” were top 40 hits. “Because I Love You” was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 list for four weeks.
“I have been in the music business for three decades,” stated Stevie B. “I started producing and writing and that was the door that opened for me.
“Then I tried to do a couple songs of my own and it just so happened the first song I did “Party Your Body,” took off and that was in 1987 and here we are three decades later.”
Currently Stevie B has released a new album called “King of Hearts” and has written a book called “The Journey of the Perfect Man” that are available on Google Play and iTunes.
To the fans, Stevie B thanks them for supporting him all these years and to look forward to a wonderful concert in Stockton.
Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam have continued to perform their chart toppers for audiences all over which include “Can You Feel the Beat,” “I Wonder if I Take You Home,” “All Cried Out,” “Lost In Emotion” and “Head To Toe.”
With a love for music, Lisa Lisa got into the industry at a young age and knew that this is what she was destined to do.
“I started singing in the church choir for a while and I liked the feeling that everybody else got and the expression on their face when I sang so I had to continue that,” said Lisa Lisa. “Music is my life; besides my kids it is the only thing I want to do.”
At 13, she met the guys from the Cult Jam and they still do live shows together all over the world.
Lisa Lisa released an album a few years ago called “Life and Love” which is a combination of funk, pop, hip hop and some Spanish.
Fans that go to the Freestyle Explosion can expect to hear all the number ones from Lisa Lisa.
“I’ve got to give the fans what they want,” stated Lisa Lisa. “When we get there you are going to have a ball.
“We will take you back to the ‘80s and you are going to love it.”
Dance music creations from Trinere like “They’re Playing Our Song,” “All Night,” “I’ll Be All You’ll Ever Need” and “I Know You Love Me” will be performed at the Stockton Concert with high energy dancers and DJ Ace.
“I give the fans 100 percent every time,” said Trinere. “They know that when I hit the stage I am going to bring it.
“Full of energy, everything is going to be on point from the dancers to an exciting show.”
Spending time in the studio, Trinere is working on a new project and plans to release three new singles off a new album.
The groups of artists have been performing together for several years and consider themselves “family.”
Bringing a blast from the past for fans in the Central Valley, this diverse and talented group of artists is excited to bring the Freestyle Explosion Concert to the Stockton Arena.