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Snap   (Germany)

EuroDance group
Added : 24/01/2000
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The Best Attack!
World Power
The Madman's Return
Welcome To Tomorrow
The Attack! (The Remixes)
One Day On Earth
The Power of Snap - The Greatest Hits
The Cult Of Snap 1990 - 2003
We Want Your Soul
The Power Greatest Hits
The Power
Ooops Up
Cult of Snap
Mary Had A Little Boy
Believe The Hype
Megamix
Color Of Love
Rhythm Is A Dancer
Exterminate
Do You See The Light
Welcome To Tomorrow
The First The Last Eternity (Till The End)
The World In My Hands
Rame
The Power '96
Rhythm Is A Dancer '96
Gimme A Thrill
See The Light 2002
The First, The Last Eternity 2002
Rhythm Is A Dancer 2002
The Cult of Noise
Rhythm Is A Dancer 2003
The Power Of Bhangra
Ooops Up 2003
Cult Of Snap Remix
Beauty Queen
We Want Your Soul
Excited
Jumping
Rhythm Is A Dancer 2008
2009 remix EP
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Latest Snap news

01/03/2017 : CJ Kovalev took inpiration from Snap's hit Rhythm Is A Dancer for his new single.

21/10/2016 : Snap current rapper Jesse Kolb will be candidate at The Voice of Germany. New season starts from October 20th.

11/06/2016 : Damon Paul brings back his cover of Snap's classic Rhythm Is A Dancer with a 2k16 flavor, still featuring Tony T. Video was directed by Sascha Reich (Clipkid films).

03/11/2014 : A few days ago, Damon Paul released a cover of Snap's classic Rhythm Is a Dancer, featuring Simone Mangiapane.

07/10/2010 : Electric Lady Lab's You & Me which samples Snap's Rythm Is A Dancer peaked as #2 on the Danish sales chart and just entered top 20 on the Danish airplay chart (Thanks to Anders Bøgh)

19/09/2010 : Penny Ford, Snap's current lead singer, is complaining about the fact that a fake Snap! project is currently touring across Europe, using the project's name without authorization. (Thanks to Tavi Meran)

08/08/2010 : Snap's hit Rhythm Is A Dancer was covered by Christopher S & Mike Candys feat. Antonella Rocco.

More news

 

Snap albums

The Best Attack! The Best Attack!
World Power World Power 14th May 1990
The Madman's Return The Madman's Return 1992
Welcome To Tomorrow Welcome To Tomorrow 1995
The Attack! (The Remixes) The Attack! (The Remixes) 2 CDs 1996
One Day On Earth One Day On Earth 2000
The Power of Snap - The Greatest Hits The Power of Snap - The Greatest Hits 11th Dec 2001
The Cult Of Snap 1990 - 2003 The Cult Of Snap 1990 - 2003 2 CDs 14th Jul 2003
We Want Your Soul We Want Your Soul Apr 2006
The Power Greatest Hits The Power Greatest Hits 2 CDs 19th Oct 2009

Snap DVDs et VHS

Snap! Attack Snap! Attack VHS
The Best The Best 18th Aug 2003 DVD

 

Snap singles

The Power The Power 1989  
Ooops Up Ooops Up Sep 1990  
Cult of Snap Cult of Snap Jan 1991  
Mary Had A Little Boy Mary Had A Little Boy Apr 1991  
Believe The Hype Believe The Hype Jun 1991  
Megamix Megamix Sep 1991  
Color Of Love Color Of Love Mar 1992  
Rhythm Is A Dancer Rhythm Is A Dancer Jul 1992  
Exterminate Exterminate Mar 1993  
Do You See The Light Do You See The Light 4th Jul 1993  
Welcome To Tomorrow Welcome To Tomorrow (feat Summer) 24th Jul 1994  
The First The Last Eternity (Till The End) The First The Last Eternity (Till The End) (feat. Summer) 6th Feb 1995  
The World In My Hands The World In My Hands (feat. Summer) 4th Sep 1995  
Rame Rame (feat. Rukmani) 12th Feb 1996  
The Power '96 The Power '96 14th Jun 1996  
Rhythm Is A Dancer '96 Rhythm Is A Dancer '96 9th Oct 1996  
Gimme A Thrill Gimme A Thrill 29th May 2000  
See The Light 2002 See The Light 2002 (vs Plaything) 2002  
The First, The Last Eternity 2002 The First, The Last Eternity 2002 (vs. Tom Novy) 4th Feb 2002  
Rhythm Is A Dancer 2002 Rhythm Is A Dancer 2002 8th Oct 2002  
The Cult of Noise The Cult of Noise (vs Infernal) 2003  
Rhythm Is A Dancer 2003 Rhythm Is A Dancer 2003 27th Jan 2003  
The Power Of Bhangra The Power Of Bhangra 9th Jun 2003  
Ooops Up 2003 Ooops Up 2003 (vs Tomekk feat NG3) Sep 2003  
Cult Of Snap Remix Cult Of Snap Remix (vs Infernal) 27th Mar 2004  
Beauty Queen Beauty Queen (feat Loc) 15th Aug 2005  
We Want Your Soul We Want Your Soul Promo only 2006  
Excited Excited 9th Dec 2006  
Jumping Jumping Promo only 2008  
Rhythm Is A Dancer 2008 Rhythm Is A Dancer 2008 18th May 2008  
2009 remix EP 2009 remix EP 2009  

 

Snap remixes

Mary Had A Little Boy Mary Had A Little Boy 1990  
The Power The Power 1990  
Ooops Up Ooops Up 1990  
Cult Of Snap Cult Of Snap 1990  
Rhythm Is A Dancer Rhythm Is A Dancer 1992  
Color Of Love Color Of Love 1992  

 

 



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Snap biography

Producers : Benito Benites (Michael Muenzing), John 'Virgo' Garret III (Luca Anzilotti)

Snap began with the many pseudonyms used by the two Frankfurt based producers and composers, Michael Muenzing and Luca Anzilotti. As DJ's they were only too aware of the preconceived notions about German productions and decided to list themselves in the credits of Snap's first album as Benito Benites and John Virgo Garrett III. The mystery continued with the comings and goings of the singers who occupied the stage

With their dancefloor anthem The Power the name Snap became, practically, overnight, the world-wide trademark for top class dance music. The record was first released on the Wild Pitch Records label in America with the credit "Power Jam featuring Chill Rob G". Chill Rob G was among the many artists sampled on the record. However, after the first 30,000 sales, problems with Chill began to manifest themselves and they sought a replacement. This is how Turbo B became Snap's rapper. Jackie Harris (it is said that Turbo B met her at a concert when she was working for Moses P, according to others she was Turbo's cousin) was credited for providing "guide" vocals, and appeared in interviews. Penny Ford was the other vocalist of the group. Snap version of The Power included a sample taken from Jocelyn Brown's single Love's Gonna Get You without authorization. It also sampled King Of The Beats by Mantronix. It also opened with a somewhat enigmatic line in Russian talking about Personal Companion device.

Snap were described as unconventional musical trailblazers, and soon become one of the most internationally successful German pop acts in history. Who or what Snap really were seemed to be a secret for the chosen few ! Snap themselves, whether consciously or not, helped fan the mystery.

Snap's fame was strengthened by the succession of hits that followed – Oops Up (inspired from The Gap Band's funk anthem), Cult Of Snap and Mary Had A Little Boy, which was covered by Stax.

Their debut album, World Power went on to become one of dance music's few mega-sellers.

The second album, The Madman's Return produced another No. 1 smash with Rhythm Is A Dancer. Featuring the voice of Thea Austin, inspired from the melody of Newcleus - Automan, it was the second most sold single in France for the year 1992. Strangely, at the beginning, it was not chosen to become a single. Turbo B did not like it, so Colour Of Love was released instead, and flopped. Eventually Rhythm Is A Dancer was released without Turbo's agreement. This may be one of the reason why the collaboration with Turbo ended.

One year after, the follow-ups Exterminate, then Do You See The Light, featuring Niki Harris, were released. They did not include any male rap. Niki had sung with Madonna for 7 years, she was introduced to Snap's producers via Penny Ford. Exterminate became another million-seller.

With Welcome To Tomorrow the story continued. The first single and title track, reached the charts back in October and the second, The First The Last Eternity was released in March. The next single to be lifted from the album is to be The World In My Hands, once again featuring Summer (Paula Brown) on the vocals and supported by an amazing new futuristic video due to be debuted during late August around Europe.

Then followed the oriental-like single Rame which was sung by  Rukmani. It did not have that much success. The Power '96 was recorded with Einstein. All the recent videos were made in-house by the producers themselves and shot using the creative talents of their long-time collaborator Angel as director.

2000 : After some years of silence, Snap was back with a new single Gimme A Thrill. Turbo B was back back too, with a new female vocalist named Maxayn. She previously worked with stars like Tina Turner, Michael Bolton, Cher or Whitney Houston. The video was shot in Mexico.

2002 : Snap kept on with remix versions of their old hits. After See The Light 2002, they released a track called Eternity 2002, followed by Rhythm Is A Dancer 2002.

2003 : and the cover releases continue... They released a new remake of their anthem The Power. It is called The Power Of Bhangra. They were said to be recording a new album with Turbo B.

In July they released a remixes compilation called Cult Of Snap 1990 - 2003. The first CD contained remixes (by well-knows DJs and remixers such as DJ Tomekk, Tom Novy, Fragma, Xavier Naidoo etc) and the second CD contained the original versions. On the Danish version of the album, CD1 has a 16th track, wich is Infernal vs Snap The Cult of Noise.

In September Ooops Up 2003 was out.

2004 : in January, Snap featuring the 4 girls of NG3 appeared live at the German winter show Apres-Ski Hits 2004. They sung their current single Ooops Up 2003.

Snap's biggest hit The Power was used for the latest T-online ad campaign. It appeared previously on the soundtrack of the movie Bruce Almighty.

Infernal vs. Snap! Cult of Noise reached highest position #9 in the Danish Charts. Released on the 29th of March, it included mixes by Infernal and Roy Malone, as well as mixes by the two Rmx Contest winners Chris Korte and Michael Bruder. The names of all participants in the contest had been printed onto the inner sleeve.

2005 : Benito Benites and John VIRGO Garrett III spent the summer in Los Angeles and New York recording tracks for the new album which was planned to be released in 2005. They met Sarah J. and Loc in Los Angeles and decided to record with them the forthcoming album. The new single is called Shake That Ass which was spontaneously recorded on the last studio day in New York with Loc and the Jettsonz who are the producer team behind Nina Sky (Move your Body).

Meanwhile, everytime a TV appearance was needed, Thea kept on performing on Rhythm Is A Dancer, while Turbo B along with Ouided Khachnaoui (who had been vocalist for the Garcia project), or sometimes Penny Ford, appeared on The Power.

August : the album was finished and the chosen new single was finally entitled Beauty Queen. It featured Loc the new singer, who recorded the song in New York earlier this year. It was released on vinyl on the 15th of August. The 12" club mix of Beauty Queen was backed by a Richard Grey remix as well as The Power of Shanghai, again a new remix of The Power by Snap vs Motivo. Another remix was done by Mark Spoon.

2006 : in January the video of Beauty Queen was released. The brand new album should be entitled We Want Your Soul and it was at first planned for release during Spring. But nothing came out yet...

The next single to be released was entitled Excited, featuring a female vocalist (Sarah Martin). A promo vinyl was released on the 26th July. The same day, another promo vinyl, this time containing 2 songs, We Want Your Soul (based on a Clash London Calling sample) and Shake That (which contained a musical sample of Jean-Michel Jarre), was also released.

Excited was finally released as vinyl in December.

2007 : new single The Power by Tom Novy vs The Rock & Snap covered Snap's original hit.

2008 : Snap will be among the projects featured on the All 90s concert in Copenhagen on 31st May. In September, a new single entitled Jumping, performed by Sarah Martin and Loc, was released.

2009 : in March, I Got The Power sample was used by Big Ali feat. Dollarman on their single Hit The Floor. Niki Harris released a duet with Perry Twins entitled Bad, Bad Boys, on 24th March.

During summer, they released a promo EP with 5 new versions of their biggest hits. Vitamin T did a remake of Snap! hit Rhythm Is A Dancer, released under Lab records. In September they released a new club remix to the song Exterminate made by DJ Tom Novy.

2010 : Snap is currently represented on stage by Penny Ford and the new rap artist Benjamin Lowe. Like almost every year, Snap are releasing new remixes of their hit Rhythm Is A Dancer. Entitled Rhythm Is A Dancer Remixes 2010, it will also include the original version.

2011 : Romanian singer Anda Adam recorded her own version of Colour Of Love.

2014 : Damon Paul released a cover of Snap's classic Rhythm Is a Dancer, featuring Simone Mangiapane. Snap is currently fronted by Penny Ford who tours with singer/rapper Jesse Kolb aka JL.

Remixes done by Snap :

Clubland featuring Quartz - Let's Get Busy (Pump It Up) (1990)
The Human League - Don't You Want Me (1995)
Poltergeist - Vicious Circles (1996)

Dance Artists Infos
BMG
Snap official website
Snap at Free Album Network
Thank to Apho, Anders Bøgh, Zubochistka, Nico, Anton "MC Kasper" Skaletsky, Apho, Denis "DJ Hooligan" Zhabkine and Nico for the latest infos

Snap biography was last updated Tue, February 2nd 2016

Charts (singles)

Australia Austria Belgium Denmark Finland France Germany Ireland Italy Netherlands New Zealand Norway Sweden Switzerland UK USA
The Power #13 #3 #15 #2 #5 #4 #1 #6 #3 #3 #1 #1 #2
Ooops Up #4 #2 #34 #2 #2 #8 #2 #2 #2 #5 #35
Cult of Snap #27 #2 #3 #6 #15 #5 #12 #5 #8
Mary Had A Little Boy #18 #9 #4 #3 #13 #7 #4 #8
Megamix #22 #15 #5 #7 #17 #5 #10
Color Of Love #4 #9 #6 #36 #6 #6 #4 #54
Rhythm Is A Dancer #3 #1 #11 #1 #1 #1 #1 #1 #11 #4 #2 #1 #1 #5
Exterminate #50 #9 #18 #3 #2 #5 #4 #9 #7 #2 #2
Do You See The Light #8 #40 #13 #9 #20 #10 #10
Welcome To Tomorrow #11 #4 #9 #32 #13 #6
The First The Last Eternity (Till The End) #7 #15
The World In My Hands #53 #44
Rame #34 #24 #34 #28 #40 #50
The Power '96 #12 #42
Rhythm Is A Dancer '96 #58
See The Light 2002 #66 #14
Rhythm Is A Dancer 2003 #32 #10 #13 #7 #46 #35 #17
The Power Of Bhangra #21 #34
Ooops Up 2003 #69 #6
Rhythm Is A Dancer 2008 #23

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