Latanza Waters

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Latanza Waters is a female house music singer who has been featured on several big club hits by various producers and remixers. Her first record, Love Struck, was produced by Dewey B and released in 1995. This union led to the creation of The House Music group Love Tribe which included vocalist Latanza Waters, producer Dewey Bullock, and musician Victor Mitchell. Signed by renowned music A&R Simon Dunmore to AM:PM records in the U.K, Love Tribe’s 1996 cult classic single “Stand Up” reached #1 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, and #23 on the U.K. singles chart in July of that year.

Waters is also the featured artist on two tracks by House Music producer Eric Miller: "Deja Vu" (under Miller's alias "E-Smoove")[1] and "Insatiable" (under the Miller alias "Thick Dick"). "Insatiable" hit Number 1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 2002. Latanza and producer E-Smoove went on to release other songs as well; SubUSA’s releases “Crazy” and “Quiver”, Defected release “Beautiful” (2011), Strictly Rhythm’s release “So Glad”, Slip N Slide’s “Something Special”, and Basement Boys’ release “Ordinary People”.

She has also sung lead on "Mountain Top" by 99th Affair released on Playola (#16 US Dance chart in 2002) and "Bang On" by Purple Kitty released on Nervous Records (#17 US Dance Chart in 2003). Perhaps Waters is best known for the vocals on the 2001 Thunderpuss's reworked version of Love Tribe's smash club hit "Stand Up".

Latanza Waters worked as a teacher in Chicago and is currently writing for tween music company Big Kidz Radio, and authoring children’s books, but still sings and writes songs. Her most recent tracks were her collaborations with Kings of Groove producers Franco De Mulero and Adam Moss called “I’m Lost” released on Purple Music in 2010, and the Defected release “Beautiful”, produced by E-Smoove in 2011. New tracks by Latanza Waters are expected to be released sometime in mid 2014.

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  1. ^ Billboard Hot Dance Breakouts. Billboard. 25 July 1998. p. 36. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 

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