In 1998, MegaMen jumped right into success with original productions released DJ mix CD series “In The Mix”on K Tel records. Later that year MegaMen wowed legendary A & R Gladys Pizzaro and stepped onto the world stage with Strictly Rhythm release “Hands Up (What ?)” under the pseudonym Ghetto Stylez. This break through club banger was well received by the Electronic Dance industry being licensed for re-issue on Tribute Records in Spain and featured in DMA (Dance Music Authority - Vol 6 Issue 11 - Nov 1998) being labeled by magazine reviewer Markie Gee as a “floor filling beast.. one of the most energetic releases on Strictly Rhythm in some time.”
The late 90's, saw MegaMen in motion as the duo remixed on “I Luv You More” performed by NYC underground dance-floor diva Kimara Lovelace on King Street Sounds and then followed up on Strictly Rhythm adding their unique touch to “Are You High” by Wamdue Project. In 1999, MegaMen released on William Rosario's independent vinyl imprint Sweatin' Records which spun off the single “Get on Down” bridging the gap between records and mp3 format by successfully climbing to #1 Funky House Music Chart on the now defunct mp3.com. MegaMen now begin to envision the future blazing a trail in NYC, injecting a brand of sound into the underground House Music bloodstream and beyond, this brand is called 'Ghetto Soul'..
At the turn of the millennium, MegaMen combined a diverse blend of raw electronic flavors, hip hop, and afrobeat, transforming their production and remixing chemistry into a live dj mix show called “The Ghetto Soul Sessions” spinning on 4 turntables in unison with live performers, pioneering live streaming video dj sets using the PC to broadcast the dj sets to PC's around the globe on Down Shift Radio. This new platform paved the way for releases on Waako Records with Yo Shorty feat the slick rhymes of Big Ro layered on a deep broken beat groove reminiscent of Kenny Dope “Buggin' on Percussion”, the release received 8 out of 10 stars and a steller review on Gods of House Magazine, this new hybrid sound of hip hop and house music caught the attention Grammy nominated Todd Terry when MegaMen opened up for the house music legend during 2002 Media Music Expo at Centro Fly and during an radio interview as he declared The MegaMen as the rising sound of electronic dance music.
During the early 2000's, MegaMen continue to introduce the world to Ghetto Soul as the duo secured a P & D deal and generated their first label imprint MegaMen Sounds with vinyl showcasing their original productiions distributed to record outlets around the globe. MegaMen style also resulted in The Ghetto Soul Sessions DJ mix CD compilation. William Rosario & DJ Dimension continued to heat up Ghetto Soul, rocking clubs from NYC to South Beach Miami and highlighted during an interview for MoveMent Magazine in Japan with Tokyo correspondent Brent Csutoras describing the chemical composite of The MegaMen as “magic”.
Back in the studio the duo continued to blaze that “magic” remixing “Everybody” produced by Robbie Rivera on Episode Records, headlining the CD compilation release “Live from NYC: which featured Afrika Bambaata, Pussy 2000, Soul Providers as well as MegaMen themselves released on ZYX Music, Germany. MegaMen also delivered a follow up DJ mix CD compilation Ghetto Soul Sessions: The Sequel on Benz Street a division of Sony Red which included a CD release signing appearance and performance at Virgin Mega Store in Times Square and Union Square in NYC and a guest DJ appearance on The Roof Television Show (Mun 2 Network) during Winter Music Conference in South Beach Miami.
In 2004 MegaMen are now poised to launch the to the next level when ½ of the production team, DJ Dimension was involved in a near fatal accident that change the course of the rising Ghetto Soul brand. This shift in energy caused an unwanted impact which forced the team to pause focus on the MegaMen project, entering a stage of self development for William Rosario and
DJ Dimension, who both made a pact to one day complete what has been written in the stars. MegaMen continued to release music with appearances on numerous re-issues of their classic tracks including re-issue of MegaMen remix of Kimara Lovelace - "I Luv You More" now a certified classic on King Street, 10 Years of Deep House Compilation on ZYX Music and numerous releases on their respective labels Sweatin' Records and next dimension music.
Throughout the years Big Will Rosario and DJ Dimension have remained the best of friends and each member of MegaMen has continued to ingrained a solid foundation in the electronic music industry ...
During the mid 2000’s House Music pioneer Big Will Rosario now flexed his Hip Hop skills launching a party breaks label Breakin' Necks and credited on more than 400 party break tracks in his career on labels AV8, Nervous (Wreck Records), Cutting Records, Dolo Records, Universal Records, Univision Records with several of his unreleased remixes being featured by 105.1’s Marley Marl and Pete Rock’s (Future Flavas Show) Hot 97’s Funk Master Flex, Jazzy Joyce, DJ Cocoa Channel & Angie Martinez, resulting in a tour throughout Europe which include the Heineken Arena for an audience for over 30,000 fans. In 2009 Big Will Rosario returned to the House Music realm, quickly making an impact becoming the first ever to remix the Todd Terry classic “A Day in a Life” released on a limited vinyl pressing. The versatile style of William Rosario has captured attention as he is entered into the 2016 Grammy ballot in best Dance category for "Power" on Dopewax then again the following year in Best Dance Remix category for his version of "Freedom House" again on Dopewax, unleashing a string of hot releases and remixes on labels Nervous Records, InHouse Records, Made in Miami, Metrotrax, MoBlack, Open Bar Music, Arawakan Records, Good For You Records, next dimension music and as well as on his own imprint, Sweatin' Records .
DJ Dimension re-emerged in Phoenix, Arizona, began spinning at venues as mild mannered Joseph Mercado, while going onto launch record label next dimension music in 2005 embracing the digital age, creating a stage for producers worldwide becoming one of the first labels to directly service Beatport and going on to licensing music onto compilations for esteemed labels such as Nervous Records, Jockey Club Ibiza, Armada Music, Groove On, Wax n’ Soul, Big City Beats. Joseph Mercado has remained a force in the DJ circuit making his mark at major venues in Phoenix and touring cities nationwide along side top DJ's such as Eddie Amador, Marc De Clive-Lowe, Doc Link, Aaron Ross, Gene Hunt, Charles Feelgood. In 2012, the Cosmic party was launched quickly becoming one of the most sought after events in Phoenix area running a span of 3 years, showcasing a diverse blend of hard hitting DJ talent reaching Las Vegas, Miami and eventually back to his hometown of NYC. Joseph Mercado continued to keep the House Music vibe pumping on airwaves worldwide on 92.7 FM (Phoenix) The Pulse Saturday Night dance party mix, Ibiza Radio, Kiss FM in Australia, ChillLover Radio and has been interviewed on The Bungalow Show - Electronic Music Spotlight on Radio Phoenix and more recently by Sonoron Sol Films as part of a documentary focusing on amazing and innovative artists in Arizona.
"Don't call it a comeback , we been here for years. "
Joseph Mercado returned to NYC introducing his Cosmic party to The Big Apple in 2014, reconnecting with William Rosario performing the Ghetto Soul Sessions as MegaMen for the first time in 10 years. Soon enough the spark caused a flame and in 2015 Big Will Rosario and Joseph Mercado join forces again in South Beach Miami, this time to celebrate next dimension music 10 anniversary during Winter Music Conference 30 featuring a legendary lineup of Todd Terry, Eddie Amador and Hip Hop pioneer Marly Marl. The event was a huge success with many industry supporters in attendance, paving a way for the new wave of MegaMen.
In 2018, this avant garde electronic music duo celebrates a mega-milestone 20 years of Ghetto Soul as Joseph Mercado transforms into Dj Dimension powering up with Big Will Rosario. regenerating the symbiotic fusion of MegaMen, once again performing “magic” and reaching new success unleashing a flurry of diverse releases including, the afro-electric party bumping “2am Night Cap” featuring the fluid flow J-Murk hyping the dance-floor madness peaking at #1 on Traxsource Electro House Music and selected on "Fresh Finds Basement" Spotify editorial playlist based on music trends and data, resulting in massive amounts of streams worldwide. MegaMen flex their styles on Kenny Dope imprint DopeWax with "Afro Tech Rhythm" on Dope Wax selected on Traxsource Essential, Hype & Weekend Weapons chart, garnering support from top Afro House Music influencers resulting in Top 100 success peaking at #10. MegaMen have also signed an upcoming release to NYC indie heavy hitting label
Nervous Records as well as a mega collaboration with legendary platinum producer RK Jackson (Finally, CeCe Peniston)
Currently MegaMen are powered up and scanning deeper into the future of Ghetto Soul ….
stay tuned for more "magic" from these dance floor innovators !