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Blaze

April 19th, 2015

Formed:
1984 in Newark, NJ

Genre:
Dance

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Blaze

Biography

The New Jersey production team known as Blaze authored a number of deep house anthems from the 1980s and '90s, including “If You Should Need a Friend” and “Lovelee Dae” under their own name as well as “Hideaway” by De'lacy and “My Desire” by Amira. Signed to a contract with Motown (ostensibly for their R&B/pop crossover potential) in 1989, the trio of Josh Milan, Kevin Hedge and Chris Herbert issued one solid album for the label before embarking on a career short on LPs but long on stellar productions for a variety of artists. The production wing of Blaze, namely Milan and Hedge (the latter a former gospel singer) began as early favorites on the New York/New Jersey garage scene of the mid-'80s. The pair, both DJs and fans of Tony Humphries' sets at the Newark club Zanzibar, began producing in 1984 and made a name for themselves two years later with a pair of garage classics, “If You Should Need a Friend” and “Whatcha Gonna Do” (with vocals by Colonel Abrams). Remixes and additional production for British synth-popsters ABC led to a recording contract with Motown in 1989. With semi-permanent vocalist Chris Herbert added to the lineup, Blaze released their debut album 25 Years Later in 1990. Though the single “So Special” did well in the clubs, it wasn't quite the crossover Motown expected and the group was dropped.

Top Albums


1. Most Preciou..

2. :Re-Release

3. Found Love (..

4. Most Preciou..

5. Remixed Vol…

6. Blaze Produc..

7. The Best of ..

8. Wonderful Pl..

9. When I Fall ..

10. Found Love -..

11. The Instrume..

12. The Rising S..

13. Most Preciou..

14. Love Is On t..

15. Breathe (fea..

16. The Best of ..

17. The Best of ..

18. Most Preciou..

19. Most Preciou..

20. A Wonderful ..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Shout Mighty Death Pop! Box Set 4:51 $1.29
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10 Bodies Psychopathics from Outer Sp.. 3:37 $1.29
3.

Astrology Instrumentals Project 6:58 $0.99
4.

Sunday Morning Drive Instrumentals Project 5:58 $0.99
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Microboards Instrumentals Project 6:36 $0.99
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Just Having Fun Instrumentals Project 7:13 $0.99
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Cexx Instrumentals Project 5:12 $0.99
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Celestine Prophecy Instrumentals Project 7:28 $0.99
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Where You At? Instrumentals Project 4:33 $0.99
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Sapporo Instrumentals Project 7:58 $0.99
11.

Sapporo Papa Records Presents Sound.. 7:58 $0.99
12.

Sapporo Papa Records & Reel Peo.. 7:58 $0.99
13.

Most Precious Love (feat. Barbara Tu.. Most Precious Love (feat. B.. 5:45 $0.99
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Most Precious Love (feat. Barbara Tu.. Most Precious Love (10 Year.. 8:08 $0.99
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Most Precious Love (feat. Barbara Tu.. Most Precious Love (10 Year.. 7:33 $0.99
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Most Precious Love (feat. Barbara Tu.. Most Precious Love (10 Year.. 6:17 $0.99
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Most Precious Love (feat. Barbara Tu.. Most Precious Love (10 Year.. 5:45 $0.99
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Most Precious Love (feat. Barbara Tu.. Most Precious Love (10 Year.. 8:19 $0.99
19.

Wishing You Were Here [Joey Negro Ex.. Defected Presents House Mas.. 8:04 $1.29
20.

Most Precious Love (World Sketch Rem.. Most Precious Love (World S.. 6:22 $0.99
21.

Be Yourself (feat. Joi Cardwell) [Re.. Finest NY House 2014 7:25 $0.99
22.

I Think of You (feat. Amira) Defected Presents For the L.. 5:27 $1.29
23.

Most Precious Love (feat. Barbara Tu.. Defected Presents For the L.. 7:12 $1.29
24.

Wishing You Were Here (Joey Negro Du.. Kenny Dope Presents Dope Ja.. 5:21 $1.29
25.

Do You Remember House (Bob Sinclar C.. Defected Presents Glitterbo.. 5:46 $1.29

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