740 Boyz

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740 Boyz
Origin New York
Genres Dance, Electronic
Years active 1991-
Associated acts 2 In A Room
Members Winston "Big Win a.k.a. Xientifico"
Joe "Teklas"
Carlos"Chulanito"

740 Boyz is a Dominican-American dance music group founded in 1991, by Winston Rosa aka BIG WIN from New York.

BIG WIN worked with several singers including Shaggy and Afrika Bambaataa. While working in a studio called INS Studios in New York City, he met Rafael Vargas aka Dose Material. Dose Material has been included in the group 2 In A Room.[1]

Their first single, "Shimmy Shake", was successful in France (#2 in late 1995) and Belgium,[2] while it had a little success on the British, German and U.S. charts. A few months later, the second single "Bump Bump (Booty Shake)" was released ; it peaked at #14 in France and achieved a minor success in other European countries, including Belgium and the Netherlands.[3]

In 2003, The Porn Kings vs. Flip & Fill featuring 740 Boyz, reached #28 in the UK Singles Chart with "Shake Ya Shimmy".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elia Habib, Muz hit. tubes, p. 333 (ISBN 2-9518832-0-X)
  2. ^ "Shimmy Shake", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 13, 2008)
  3. ^ "Bump Bump", in various Singles Charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 13, 2008)
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 489. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.