He began his career as a record boy in 1971 as hip-hop first appeared in the Bronx, and he eventually became a DJ at the Disco Fever club in 1978.
Starski recorded his first single, “Positive Life“, on the Tayster record label in 1981.
Later, he recorded a song for the soundtrack of the 1986 film Rappin’, which was released on Atlantic Records, before recording his first album, House Rocker, on Epic/CBS Records.
This featured his most successful chart single, “Amityville (The House on the Hill)“, aparody song named in reference to the film The Amityville Horror (itself based on alleged supernatural activities surrounding the DeFeo murder case) was a #12 hit in the UK Singles Chart,and hit the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. in 1986.
Lovebug Starski and World Famous Brucie B also worked together at the Rooftop Roller rink in Harlem during the 1980s.
A five-year jail sentence curtailed Starski’s activities throughout the late ’80s, but in the ’90s he began DJing again with old pal DJ Hollywood.
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