How It All Got Started
By Harold (DJ Chips:The Electric God) Barber
From 1975-1980 Fantasia Brooklyn’s powerful mobile DJs rode the crest of the once popular disco laden era. This was the era when African mobile DJs ruled all the clubs in the five boroughs of NYC. These DJs had massive powerful sound systems that they had to transport to and fro from one gig to the next. It was a time when the name of the DJ got people to come to that a particular club or party.
Fantasia was a part of that group of famous mobile DJs like Cameron (Grandmaster) Flowers, Pete DJ Jones, Plummer, Maboya, Rip and Cliff, Mike the Magician, Ron Yates, Nu Sounds, Al Green, Kool Herc, Black Arrow, Kool Dee, Frankie D, Electrified Sounds, Vinnie Kango, Big John Ashby, Disco Stompers, Soul Bros, Mike and Mike, Gregg Myers, Spike & Carisma Funk, Tangueray, Larry D (helped Fantasia get established) Dagger, The Smith Bros., Cosmo D, and QJ Simpson, just to name a few.
This site is dedicated to the African American mobile DJs, who from the early seventies to probably the 1980’s, reigned supreme in the dance clubs and on WBLS radio airwaves. And this website honors their pioneering contributions to this now booming dee jaying industry.
Fantasia’s history is well documented here: We came, we saw, we thumped!!
Fantasia who consisted of DJ Chips, MC Larry B. Jimmy G, and Action Jackson sound engineer extraordinaire were the “Ghetto Superstars” of a bygone era.
I want to personally thank “THE ROADIES” whose blood and sweat helped lift and load all that heavy equipment for us:
Ingram Walker aka Beaumont aka DJ Fan
Curtis Childers aka C.A.C.
Charles Towe aka Motown
Laverne Jackson aka Rapp3
Larry Grant aka B. L