Combining his experience as a dj and artist, Victor Valente began broadening his involvement in writing and producing after listening to the 1977 release from Cat Stevens "was a dog a doughnut". In 1985 Victor Valente recorded "Man From Space",…
Combining his experience as a dj and artist, Victor Valente began broadening his involvement in writing and producing after listening to the 1977 release from Cat Stevens "was a dog a doughnut". In 1985 Victor Valente recorded "Man From Space", distributing it as a cassette single independently, leading him towards a success that catapulted Victor's career as an artist and dj. Soon after, with the 80's mixtape scene growing, Victor Valente continued producing more Super V mixtapes which were sold at many well known venues throughout New York City along side other known tape kings such as Kid Capri, Brucie B, Starski, and Ron G.
In 1993 Victor began working with engineer Rock Smith aka Rock Logic, producing mixtapes featuring Rock as MC at Jazzy Jay's to promote Jazzy's studio in the Bronx. The Jazzy Jay's Studio project became a strong addition to Victor's reputation, earning him two Cameo appearances on Rick Ruben's Def America label, doing scratch work and Rock Smith's voice on the tape would catch the attention of producer Franky Cutlass convincing Rock too record the vocals for "Shake whacha mama gave ya" performing under the stage name "Stik E and the hoods on Phatwax Records.
Inspired into taking music and recording more seriously, in 1995, Victor recorded "Surviving with the time", which featured Victor Valente and his close friend & Dj parnter, Richard Lee Sisco both playing saxophone over heavy drums and dj scratches. Instead of releasing the song to the music market, Victor and Richard decided to only play "Surviving with the time" at venues and events, they were booked as djs, making then the only djs in New York City to play the record. 10 years later Victor released "Surviving with the time" on Victor Valente's debut EP "Off The Canvas" on Great Moon Records, in 2005. Changing his tone from the Hip Hop scene, Victor released his 2007 sophmore Ep, "New Life" displaying a more chamber jazz / funk style with songs like "Message From Heaven" and "So Far Away".