Maria Nocera (born 1967), known by her stage names, Nocera or DJ Nocera, is a Sicilian-born American club DJ and a trip hop, pop and freestyle singer. She is probably best known for her 1986 Latin freestyle hits “Summertime, Summertime” and “Let’s Go”.
Born in Sicily, Nocera was raised in Parma, Emilia-Romagna (in central Italy), before emigrating to the United States when she was 18 years old.
Nocera signed with independent label Sleeping Bag Records in 1986, and released the single “Summertime, Summertime” that same year. The single, produced by Floyd Fisher and remixed by Kurtis Mantronik, was included in Nocera’s 1987 debut album, Over the Rainbow, and reached #2 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Club Play chart in 1986.The album also featured “Let’s Go”, a track remixed by Little Louie Vega, and written by Peitor Angell. It reached #8 on the Hot Dance/Club Play chart in 1987.
Let’s Go (Club Version) 6:30
Let’s Go (Radio Version) 3:29
Let’s Dub 6:39
Let’s Percapella 4:53
Let’s Go (Bonus Beats) 3:07