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Slijngaard Ray

Slijngaard (Ray)   (Netherlands)

EuroDance member
Added : 20/11/2001
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Three Times A Day
Do You Think I'm Sexy
Get Ready For This
Twilight Zone
Get Ready
Workaholic
The Magic Friend
No Limit
Tribal Dance
No Limits
Faces
Maximum Overdrive
Power Tracks
The US Remixes
Sin Limites
Let The Beat Control Your Body
The Real Thing
Real Things
No One
Kids Like You And Me
Here I Go
Nothing Like The Rain
Do What's Good For Me
Hits Unlimited
Jump For Joy
Spread Your Love
Smoke On Water
When It's My Turn
Mamacita
In Da Name Of Love
What U Waitin' 4
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Latest Ray Slijngaard news

09/11/2015 : Ray Slijngaard (2 Unlimited) released his autobiography, a book entitled My Unlimited Life.

20/05/2015 : Ray Slijngaard (2 Unlimited) did a photoshoot for a Dutch mobile phone campaign.

16/05/2015 : Ray Slijngaard (2 Unlimited) announced that he was working on his first solo EP and on his biography...

02/03/2014 : Ray Slijngaard (2 Unlimited) announced that he was shooting a video today. A new 2 Unlimited single, maybe ?

03/06/2013 : On May 25th, Ray Slijngaard's third child was born : a baby boy named Noah Raymond. A biography about Ray written (in Dutch) by Robert Heukels is planned for August 13th 2013 under title Ongelimiteerd (het grenzeloze leven van Ray Slijngaard). (Thanks to Krasi)

08/02/2013 : During his stay in Paris Ray Slijngaard was interviewed by Paris Gayzik. Read interview here (French version)

08/02/2013 : Discover the videoclip of Ray Slijngaard's current project The Dutchables What U Waitin' 4. (Thanks to Krasi)

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Ray Slijngaard singles

Three Times A Day Three Times A Day 1997  
Do You Think I'm Sexy Do You Think I'm Sexy (feat. Dignity) 1997  

 

Featurings and collaborations

Get Ready For This 2 Unlimited - Get Ready For This 1st Sep 1991  
Twilight Zone 2 Unlimited - Twilight Zone 13th Jan 1992  
Get Ready 2 Unlimited - Get Ready (album) 24th Feb 1992  
Workaholic 2 Unlimited - Workaholic 21st Apr 1992  
The Magic Friend 2 Unlimited - The Magic Friend 3rd Aug 1992  
No Limit 2 Unlimited - No Limit 18th Jan 1993  
Tribal Dance 2 Unlimited - Tribal Dance 26th Apr 1993  
No Limits 2 Unlimited - No Limits (album) 10th May 1993  
Faces 2 Unlimited - Faces 20th Aug 1993  
Maximum Overdrive 2 Unlimited - Maximum Overdrive 8th Nov 1993  
Power Tracks 2 Unlimited - Power Tracks (album) 1994  
The US Remixes 2 Unlimited - The US Remixes (album) 1994  
Sin Limites 2 Unlimited - Sin Limites (album) 1994  
Let The Beat Control Your Body 2 Unlimited - Let The Beat Control Your Body 21st Jan 1994  
The Real Thing 2 Unlimited - The Real Thing 9th May 1994  
Real Things 2 Unlimited - Real Things (album) 6th Jun 1994  
No One 2 Unlimited - No One 19th Sep 1994  
Kids Like You And Me 2 Unlimited - Kids Like You And Me 1995  
Here I Go 2 Unlimited - Here I Go 6th Mar 1995  
Nothing Like The Rain 2 Unlimited - Nothing Like The Rain 6th Jun 1995  
Do What's Good For Me 2 Unlimited - Do What's Good For Me 28th Sep 1995  
Hits Unlimited 2 Unlimited - Hits Unlimited (album) 30th Oct 1995  
Jump For Joy 2 Unlimited - Jump For Joy 22nd Jan 1996  
Spread Your Love 2 Unlimited - Spread Your Love 29th Apr 1996  
Smoke On Water Rock'n Rap Extravaganza - Smoke On Water 1997  
When It's My Turn VIP Allstars - When It's My Turn 21st Jun 1999  
Mamacita VIP Allstars - Mamacita Oct 1999  
In Da Name Of Love Ray and Anita - In Da Name Of Love Jan 2010  
What U Waitin' 4 The Dutchables - What U Waitin' 4 6th Feb 2013  

Productions, co-production, executive production

I'm Loosin' My Feelin' Perfect Point - I'm Loosin' My Feelin' 1994  
Hungry For Love Romy - Hungry For Love 1994  

Compositions

Hungry For Love Romy - Hungry For Love 1994  
Let The Beat Control Your Body 2 Unlimited - Let The Beat Control Your Body 21st Jan 1994  

Songwriting

Let The Beat Control Your Body 2 Unlimited - Let The Beat Control Your Body 21st Jan 1994  

 



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Ray Slijngaard biography

Ex-rapper of 2 Unlimited

Ray Lothar  Slijngaard was born on June 28th,1971 in Amsterdam, in the same hospital (Wilhelmina Gasthuis, which is located in the southern part of town) as Anita Dels, his future partner of 2 Unlimited. He is 1,73 m tall, weights 66 kg and has brown eyes and hair. His father Lothar Rudolf comes from Surinam (he is a cooker) and his mother Ingrid is Dutch (she breeds pure-breed horses). He was a bright student but very lazy. As he was bored in class, he used to write raps. He has a Persian cat.

He finds himself handsome and nice, he loves women and admits he is not very faithful to them. He loves cooking, dancing, rapping, boxing, but also his mother and his mobile phone. He drives a sports car : a Honda Space Shuttle (some said a Ferrari...). His favourite Eddie Murphy and Kim Basinger. His preferred book is The Silence Of The Lambs. He is fascinated by paranormal and bouddhism. He'd really like to stop smoking. His favourite colour are black and blue. He would like to spend a holiday on Mars.

Ray was a chef (cooker) at the Netherland's Schiphol Airport, and he dreamed of becoming a musical star. He also was a breakdancer. But, he said, 'I didn't realize I could make a career of it.' A friend of his, also a rapper, Marvin D, was a member of a successful rap group. But during one show, the crowd wasn't hyped, so Ray took the mic, 'and started rapping. The kids went crazy and I guess that's what started it all.'Before long, he was put in touch with producers Jean-Paul DeCoster and Phil Wilde . He also suggested bringing in a female vocalise who turned to be Anita, a singer he knew from the club scene in Amsterdam.

While he was rapping for 2 Unlimited, he found some time to appear in a Dutch TV film entitled Do The Right Thing which dealt about racial problems. he finally bought a big house in the center of Amsterdam to live closer to his parents. He hanged all his gold records at the walls of his new home. He likes training his raps in his bath because the acoustic is good there. The song of 2 Unlimited he likes the least is Maximum Overdrive.

After 5 hectic years as 2 Unlimited rapper, his contract ended in 1996. Anita and him both decided not to extend it for another 5 years. After they left 2 Unlimited, they were going to call themselves the A & R Foundation or just simply Ray & Anita. Many record companies offered them a lot of money to go on together, but because Anita wanted to do more dance stuff and Ray wanted more Hip Hop/R&B (he especially likes Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and Snoop Doggy Dog, who is his favorite. He also likes old school like The Sugar Hill Gang, and the Naughty by Nature) they decided not to go on together.

Another explanation could be that, contrarily to what they usually say during interviews, Anita and Ray were a real couple, but finally success separated them.

Ray is busy with his own record label, called Raymar Productions then renamed Rayvano Records after his son, which he runs with his partner, again Marvin D. He also produces T.O.F (Funk It Up, Feel This Groove, Jump Around) Other releases include happy hardcore group A.K. with Just A Dream, and X-Ray even has jungle groups. There was also a project with a group created by Turbo B, the Porno Boys.

In August 1996 he recorded a cover track called Smoke On Water with Ian Gillan (from Deep Purple) under the name Rock'n Rap Extravaganza. The single was produced by the Bolland Brothers, released in Europe in 1997 and in Japan in 1998.

In April 1997 Ray released his first solo single called Three Times A Day, simply under the name Ray. The single was composed and produced by Jay Vendenberg and Eddy Zoëy, released under his label Rayvano. 3 X a Day was an R&B track, unfortunately. R&B was the kind of music he really likes and that's why he chose for this style. The single went #66 in the local charts. An album was also planned, with the same name, but finally never released.

The same year came another single, Do You Think I'm Sexy, feat Dignity.

Later on, Ray teamed up with VIP allstars. In 1999, with the rapper Strezz and Orpheo (ex Ke-Shaw) he recorded When It's My Turn. Then came Mamacita the same year (a remixes CD was even released in 2000).

2004 : No one has any recent news from Ray. Unverified rumors say is in a bad period since he has ran out of money. Which is somewhat surprising since he still owns the rights of the texts he wrote for 2 Unlimited, which should bring him about 200000 euros yearly. He could have kept on taking drugs (accorded to people who met him, such as Daniel Peyer and Gerd Jakobs, he used to smoke haschish, drink vodka with Anita, and take cocaine to be able to cope with the pressure at the time when he was in 2 Unlimited) recorded When It's My Turn.

2008 : Ray now lives in Monte Carlo with his wife and children. He currently has plans to release a new single called The Anthem to be taken from a new album entitled Alien Nation under the name Raytec in September.

2009 : Ray and his family now live in the south of Spain. In January, Ray started working on a dance track with Rachel Stevens, a cover of the Wendy Moten classic Come In Out Of The Rain. In April, for the first time since 13 years, he performed with Anita on the stage of the show I Love The 90s. One month later, they performed for the Queen's Day in Amsterdam.

2010 : Ray recorded a track on Frans van Essen's new album.

Next Dance Generation © 1997-1998 by CJ Pelupessy
Thanks to Deniel Peyer, Tavi Meran, Gianni and Dance Music News.

Ray Slijngaard biography was last updated Sat, January 31st 2015


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