Friday, October 23, 2009

The Latin Rascals

The Latin Rascals were producers\DJ's Tony Moran and Albert Cabrera who produced music for artists including the Cover Girls, TKA, Run DMC, Duran Duran, Information Society, and Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force.
In 1986, the duo released their debut album, "Bach To The Future" on Tin Pan Apple Records. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
The first single, "Macho Mozart" peaked at #14 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in May of 1987 and #32 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
The follow-up single, "Disorderly Conduct\Arabian Knights" peaked at #22 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in November of 1987 and #24 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
In 1989, the Latin Rascals released their sophomore album, "When She Goes" which also didn't make the Billboard albums chart.
The first single, "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood\Life's Too Short" which peaked at #30 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in November of 1988 and #32 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
The second single from the album, "It Must Be You" which peaked at #31 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in April of 1989 and #40 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
In 1999, the duo released a collection album, "Mixmasters Vol. 1" that features music that they have produced.

To see a fan-made video for "Macho Mozart," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3-a8AjXOGo

To see a fan-made video for "Disorderly Conduct," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESSoXfUAyFI

To see a fan-made video for "Arabian Knights," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLPhRohHjYQ

To see the music video for "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-RgL6i5nqk

To see a fan-made video for "It Must Be You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGtqEb8fieI



[updated on 09\06\12]

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