The Electric Boogaloo Founding Members
After seeing legendary group the Lockers perform on television, Sam was inspired to create his own dance style. Around the years of 1975-1976 Sam created a set of movements that evolved into the styles known today as popping and boogaloo (boog style). In 1977 Sam founded the Electronic Boogaloo Lockers, who later became known as the Electric Boogaloos.
Currently Sam is still getting down and is the active leader and member of the EB’s. A true innovator of funk styles, Sam has helped push the boundaries to where they are today.
As a kid growing up in Fresno, California, a young Pete started down his road as a dancer by watching Soul Train and doing the robot.
In 1978 Pete started to learn the popping style from his older brother Sam who he would always watch dance. “I had to learn how to pop first because boogaloo was too difficult for me”.
Popin Pete has gone on to innovate styles/moves like crazy legs, ET, spider man and sleepy style. Currently Pete is helping spread popping and boogaloo knowledge all over the world with the other EB members.
Skeet started dancing as a young kid growing up in the streets of Los Angeles. Skeet started out locking and soon after started popping with his cousins Boogaloo Sam and Poppin Pete around 1978. In 1979 Skeet became an official member of the EB’s and has gone on to become a pioneer and innovator of the dance styles popping and boogaloo.
Skeet is currently helping spread funk styles knowledge through shows, appearances and classes around the world.
After seeing the Electric Boogaloos on Soul Train Suga Pop told a friend that one day he would become an Electric Boogaloo member.
Pop moved to LA to start his career in music and dance and ended up meeting EB members Poppin Pete and Skeeter Rabbit at the Playboy Club where they were doing a show. Suga Pop was boogaloo family from the start and officially joined the group in 1997.
Suga Pop is also a prolific music producer and has produced artists from Cypress Hill to Booya Tribe. Pop is currently working on a CD to be released in the near future.
The latest addition to the Electric Boogaloos, Mr. Wiggles is a pioneer in the hip hop movement. He was born and raised in the South Bronx, and was raised on hip hop during it’s earliest years.
Wiggles takes pride in his accomplishment of being in two of the most famous and top dance groups in hip hop and funk styles history: The Electric Boogaloos and the Rock Steady Crew.
For more information about Mr.Wiggles visit Mr. Wiggles Online or Mr. Wiggles Hip Hop.