It was 1986 when three young friends Jay Steinhour, Teddy Douglas and Thommy Davis first decided to make music on a 4-track recorder and sent sounds reverberating through a basement studio in Baltimore, USA. Producing music through raw creative expression, with each adding their own unique flair, and practically writing the book on what it means to be part of a true underground movement... Together, they formed the Basement Boys.
Basement Boys Celebrate 100 Releases
Mainstream acceptance was inevitable, but despite working with superstars Michael Jackson, Erykah Badu and Angie Stone, the Basement Boys always remained true to their DJ roots throughout. In 1989, Davis left the group and DJ Spen entered the fold to keep the Basement Boys moving full speed ahead. By 1995 the Boys started exposing and nurturing new talent on their own label, Basement Boys Records, evolving the group into one of the most respected and acclaimed names in the world of dance music.
Now in 2021, Basement Boys Records proudly announce their 100th single release and 30th year in the music business as an active recording label! And to celebrate we've forged a spotlight that showcases all the finest moments, including a considerable selection of classic releases, best of the Basement Boys DJ Charts and plenty of other nuggets of gold to uncover. With their ears forever tuned to the future you can be sure that the rumblings of soulful sounds from the Basement Boys will continue to move us for years to come.
Celebration of Basement Boys 100th Single Release
Take a trip down memory lane with the 100th release Basement Boys stream. Including two and a half hours of DJ sets from the crew, messages and memories from the likes of Louie Vega, Karizma, Navasha Daya, alongside plenty of other OG underground house goodness
True House Stories w/ Teddy Douglas (Part 1)
This story begins with Teddy Douglas sharing his humble beginnings at the record shop. How he arrived with the production name Basement Boys and meeting Thommy and Jay. How important The Tony Humphries Mastermix radio show on New York Radio 98.7 WRKS FM and having your record played. His first record deal on Jump Street Records and meeting superstar diva vocalist Ultra Nate'.