There’s a new groove chugging up the charts. If “C’Mon Ride It (The Train),” the bumpin’ new single from Quad City Djs, is any indication, “Get On Up And Dance”, their debut full length, is gonna take you on a rhythmic ride you can’t refuse.
Quad City Djs is the latest outing by Nathaniel “C.C. Lemonhead” Orange and Johnny “Jay Ski” McGowan, the genre-breaking production team whose sizzling track record already guarantees them a place in pop music history.
High school buddies from Jacksonville, Florida, C.C. and JaySki went on to produce major label artists such as Icy J and Three Grand, but it was not until 1993 that they tapped the motherlode with an out-of-nowhere sensation called “Whoot (There It Is)” by their group 95 South. The triple-platinum selling hit ascended to legendary status, becoming an anthem at sporting events as well as the first Bass song in heavy rotation on MTV.
The duo quickly struck again with the single “Freak Me Baby” by sister act dIS-N-dAT, and then wrote and produced the RIAA-certified double platinum single “Tootsee Roll” and the platinum album “199Quad” for the group 69 Boyz. For the d last feat, C.C. and Jay were nominated for a 1995 Source Award, a 1994 Billboard Award for Best Rap single, and three 1995 Soul Train Awards. They were also honored as one of Billboard’s top 10 producers of 1994.
With writing and production work for several film soundtracks under their belts-including Bad Boys (“Five-0, Five-0” by the 69 Boyz) and the RIAA certified triple-platinum Dangerous Minds (24K’s “Don’t Go There”)-as well as such popular tv shows as Martin, NY Undercover, and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, the duo continue to make their mark as they push Bass music into the popular arena.