Carlos Berrios

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Carlos Berrios
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Colombian-born New Yorker who started out as a DJ before falling into the editing business in the late 80s. He partnered up with Omar Santana to form the famous Hit Squad who were responsible for re-editing many classic hip-hop and freestyle tracks of the time. He also anonymously produced a couple of well-known bootleg 'mastermix' records in the form of "Bits and Pieces 86" and "Bits and Pieces 87".

With a growing reputation in the underground as a beat master, Carlos was asked to DJ at the mammoth Queens Arena "Lamour East". Soon after, Carlos produced his first two records, "Out Of Control" by Corina, which was penned by Brooklyn's own Frankie Bones, followed by Jasmin's "On The Loose". Carlos then signed to Profile Records as the artist "Only In The Dark" and released his first single "Make Noise", which featured first time vocalist Lisette Melendez. Carlos then got Lisette signed to Russell Simmon's RAL/Colombia label through the Bronx's own Fever Records and scored his first Top 40 hit with his then revolutionary production of "Together Forever". Written by Franc. Reyes, and Frankie Cutlass, this record was credited with rejuvenating the pop dance music scene and led the way to Corina's "Temptation" for Atco Records. A single that found it's way into the Top 10. The only Freestyle Record ever to do so.

Ran After Dark Records in the 1990s (named for the crew he ran with as a youth in New York) and ADM Records in the 2000s.
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Albums

ADMCD-002 Don't Look Back (Session Two) — Carlos Berrios Carlos Berrios Don't Look Back (Session Two)(CD, Album) After Dark Records ADMCD-002 US 2008 Sell This Version
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ADMCD-001 Don't Look Back (Session One) — Carlos Berrios Carlos Berrios Don't Look Back (Session One)(CD, Album) After Dark Records ADMCD-001 US 2008 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

70005 Deadly Medlies Volume 1 — Carlos Berrios Carlos "After Dark" Berrios* Deadly Medlies Volume 1 (EP) After Dark Records 70005 US 1994 Sell This Version
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70009-DJ-EP The King Of Freestyle EP — Carlos Berrios Carlos "After Dark" Berrios* The King Of Freestyle EP (EP) After Dark Records 70009-DJ-EP US 1995 Sell This Version
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BB-001 Running Redux — Carlos Berrios Berrios* vs. Zone* Featuring K7, George LaMond & C-Bank Berrios* vs. Zone* Featuring K7, George LaMond & C-Bank - Running Redux (Maxi) Berrios Beats Records BB-001 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
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BB-002 Believe In Love — Carlos Berrios Carlos Berrios, Sammy Zone, C-Bank Carlos Berrios, Sammy Zone, C-Bank - Believe In Love (Maxi) Berrios Beats Records BB-002 US 2020 Sell This Version
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70008-DJ-EP Deadly Medlies Volume 2 — Carlos Berrios Carlos "After Dark" Berrios* Deadly Medlies Volume 2 (EP) After Dark Records 70008-DJ-EP US Unknown Sell This Version
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ADMCD-003 The Jump Off — Carlos Berrios Carlos Berrios Featuring K7 & Ty Bless Carlos Berrios Featuring K7 & Ty Bless - The Jump Off(CD, Maxi) ADM Records ADMCD-003 US Unknown Sell This Version
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Compilations

AD70017 After Dark Freestyle Vol. 1 — Carlos Berrios Carlos Berrios After Dark Freestyle Vol. 1(CD, Comp) After Dark Records AD70017 US 1996 Sell This Version

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dj1971a

dj1971a

July 13, 2016
edited over 7 years ago
Incredibly talented Freestyle producer, most notably know for his productions involving Corina and Lisette Melendez. Also known for his amazing multi-edits. As of yesterday, there was a video shoot, which I had the honor of being included in, for a documentary shot by The Santana Twins. This took place at my home aka the Freestyle Hall of Fame! They will be interviewing various big time freestyle producers,etc. Our fist guest and interviewee was none other than the legendary Carlos Berrios!!!! I also asked some questions while providing a mix of Carlos' exceptional freestyle work.This is the first of many. Pics just added to my site on the home page. FREESTYLE HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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