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General Base   (Germany)

EuroDance group
Added : 24/01/2000
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First
First - 2nd Edition
Mein Gott, Es Ist Voller Sterne
Back Again
In Trance
Apache
Base of Love
Poison
I See You
Thank U (For Your Love)
On & On
Base Of Love Rebased
Rhythm and Drums
90 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003

Latest General Base news

27/11/2016 : After performing as DJ Red 5 during various 90s concerts, Thomas Kukula is now back as General Base for a DJ Set for an event on December 31st in Essen (Germany). (Thanks to Krasi)

26/07/2004 : Thomas Kukula, General Base's producer, released a remix of Red 5 I Love You Stop'2004 (thanks to Denis "DJ Hooligan" Zhabkin).

04/04/2004 : General Base will appear live on Club Rotation on the 10th of April (Viva TV, 19h, Paris time).

27/03/2004 : General Base's Base Of Love rebased reached #8 in the German official dance chart and #3 in the German DJ Playlist. The video clip is made from the images of the original clip.

14/09/2003 : Finally, the 2003 remix of General Base's hit won't be released officially. Instead, Thomas Kukula will release a remix of Red 5 called Da beat goes reanimated (thanks to Nicolas).

18/06/2003 : General Base released a 2003 version of their hit Poison.

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General Base albums

First First 21st Jun 1993
First - 2nd Edition First - 2nd Edition 22nd Aug 1994

 

General Base singles

Mein Gott, Es Ist Voller Sterne Mein Gott, Es Ist Voller Sterne Sep 1991  
Back Again Back Again Oct 1992  
In Trance In Trance 28th Mar 1993  
Apache Apache 12th Jun 1993  
Base of Love Base of Love 12th Apr 1994  
Poison Poison 10th May 1994  
I See You I See You 7th Feb 1995  
Thank U (For Your Love) Thank U (For Your Love) 29th Jan 1996  
On & On On & On 24th Feb 1997  
Base Of Love Rebased Base Of Love Rebased 13th Nov 2003  

 

General Base remixes

Back Again Back Again 1992  
Apache (Interactive Remix) Apache (Interactive Remix) 1993  
In Trance In Trance 1993  
Poison Poison 1993  
Base Of Love Base Of Love 1994  
I See You I See You 1995  
I See You (Second Remix Edition) I See You (Second Remix Edition) 1995  
Thank U (For Your Love) Thank U (For Your Love) 1996  
On & On On & On 1997  

 

Aliases - Records released under other names

Rhythm and Drums DUG - Rhythm and Drums 1996  

 



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General Base biography

German DJ Thomas Kukula founded General Base around 1990. After several years of DJ'ing in Germany he decided to not only play music, but also to make and produce it. General Base released the single Apache (followed by an interactive remix CD). It was inspired from an instrumental written by Jerry Lordan and recorded by British group The Shadowsand. Single Poison in 1993.

Thomas managed to get disco diva Claudja Barry to do the vocals on Poison, and the result turned out to be a smash hit dance single all over Europe, Israel (where it peaked # 3) and even parts of the United States. The track contained a sound bite of the President of the United States, George H. W. Bush ("leads us to the greatest of all human aspirations"), from his speech at the "50th Anniversary Observance of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms Speech" in 1991. 1993 was also the year for the release of his first album, First.

Later General Base released the singles Back Again and In Trance that very especially popular in the United Kingdom, but didn't quite become as popular as Poison.

In 1994 he teamed up with rapper Michael Kassner and several female singers and produced yet another smash hit, this time mostly played in Germany, Base of Love (# 4 in Israel), and this track was later remixed by both Damage Control and Sequential One (ATB). Then came I See You in 1995 (which peaked # 8 in Israel) and the more upbeat 'underground' rave/hardtrance track Rhythm & Drums in 1996 (released as DUG). A great track that is featured on many compilations world-wide. General Base also did remixes for the Maxx's hits Get-A-Way and No More.

Now that the sound of General Base seemed to go in one direction, the harder and more underground style, Thomas Kukula decided to found yet another group where he could produce the more mainstream dance music while General Base took care of the 'harder stuff'. That's when he started the project Red 5 who has rapidly gained even more success than General Base and the tracks Da Beat Goes, I Love You... Stop ! and Lift me Up are frequently and rapidly played in clubs all over Europe.

Later in 1996 they released a song called Thank U (For Your Love) and in 1997 they released a song called On & On.

2000 : Eskimo released a single entitled Call Me Poison, featuring a sample of the vocals used on Poison.

2003 : Thomas Kukula released as promo vinyl a 2003 remix of Poison, but finally the official release turned out to be a remix of Red 5 called Da beat goes reanimated. Poison 2003 was planned to be be released later...

2004 : they released a remix of their huge eurodance hit Base Of Love. The videoclip used the images of the old 1994. They appeared live on Viva TV show Club Rotation on the 10th of April. All the original team was there : producer, performers, and two sexy dancers.

The female vocalist explained that during these years she had been working with several other projects, and also became a mother of 2 children.

2011 : Former General Base frontman MIC will do the rap parts for Experience Of Music next single Electrical Madness.

Remixes done by General Base :

Maxx - Get-A-Way, No More (I Can't Stand It)
Red 5 - I love You… Stop
The Good Man - Give It Up
X-Pression - There Is The Light

Dance Artists Info © Niklas Adolfsson 1996-1999
Thanks to Shimon O'Hana for the charts positions
Thanks to Nico and Anton "MC Kasper" Skaletsky

General Base biography was last updated Sat, January 31st 2015


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