Bryce and Base became friends in elementary school and soon started making music together. In 1986, they released their first record, "DJ Interview", independently. It was not a success.
"We used to play it at parties, and people used to tell us to take it off," E-Z Rock told The Morning Call in 1991.
Two years later, though, the duo earned a label deal with "It Takes Two," built around a key bit from Lyn Collins's much-sampled "Think About It." The song hit No. 3 on the Billboard dance charts and has since become a prize sample itself, appearing in works by Snoop Dogg, Ciara and Girl Talk.
The duo's follow-up, "Get on the Dance Floor," was also a minor hit. E-Z Rock and Rob Base later teamed up for Base's 1994 album, Break of Dawn.
The cause of E-Z Rock's death is unknown. His contemporaries took to social media to mourn the loss:
R.I.P Skip (DJ E-Z Rock) my friend. My brother. http://t.co/SDYn1QasCF— Rob Base (@Robbasemusic) April 28, 2014
R.I.P. TO EZ ROCK FROM ROB BASE AND EZ ROCK YOU WILL TRULY BE MISSED. .— BIZ MARKIE (@BizMarkie) April 27, 2014