Up Front (freestyle band)

Up Front was a United States-based electro-funk studio project, best known for their 10-minute track "Infatuation".

Up Front
OriginNew York City, New York U.S.
GenresFreestyle, post-disco, electro-funk, garage house
Years active1983-1988
LabelsSilver Cloud

"Infatuation" was recognized and included on various post-disco compilation albums such as The Perfect Beats, Vol. 2, released by Tommy Boy Records.[1]


An early example of the New York Electro sound, "Infatuation" was one of the earliest influences of what would become known as freestyle; the tempo of this song is 122 beats per minute.[2] Infatuation was written and produced by Eddie Colon and Fred Zarr with lyrics by W.Negron. The song was a NYC summer anthem and received heavy rotation on both New York and Miami Radio and clubs. Infatuation was a particular favorite at the Funhouse where DJ John "Jellybean" Benitez, who actually "broke" the track, rocked the house.


Partial singlesEdit

12" single[3]
  1. "Infatuation" (Special Club Mix) - 9:14
  2. "Infatuation" (Short Piano Version) - 5:29
  3. "Infatuation" (Dub Version) - 4:30
  • Written-by: Eddie Colon, Fred Zarr, Winston Negron
  • Mixed-by: Eddie Colon
  • Producer: Eddie Colon, Fred Zarr, Winston Negron


The track can be found on various compilation albums, including:

  • The Perfect Beats, Vol. 2, released in 1998 by Tommy Boy.[4]


  1. ^ "Advertisements". Billboard/Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 4. 17 Oct 1998. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ Brusca, Donny (2006). BPM List 2006: Main Edition (1st ed.). World: Lulu.com, 2006. p. 594. ISBN 1-84728-860-X.
  3. ^ Discogs. "Infatuation". Retrieved 12-16-2011.
  4. ^ The Perfect Beats, Vol. 2 - Review. Retrieved 2011.