O'Flynn John O'Hara Gabrielle O'Jay O'Toole O-Dance O-Mega O-zone O-Zone (2) Oakfield Lisa Oasis OB3 Object Colours Oblio Obsession ODC MC Odessa ODP Odyssey Off Limits Okkio Oky D Ol-Dany and Co Oliva Carlo Olivieri Sergio Olli's Club Olly Omnia Tria On TV On-X Once And Twice Once Off Ondina One 23 One Man One Nation One Shot One Vision One Voice One Way One Way Records One-Beat-One Oneiric Onyx Open Open Arms Open Billet Open Minded People Operative System Ophelia Oppermann Achim Optical II Opus III Oracle Oradei Oral Beat Orange Blue Orange State Orbit 6 Orbita Order 2 Dance Ordu January Organic Vision Orion Orion 8 Orlando ORO Ororo Orue Cristina Osazuwas Osborne Patric Osmania Oss Ricky Other Sequence Ottorongo OUNI Out Of Mind Out Of Order Out Records Out-Da-Way Outlab Records Outline Outta Control Ova Steel Over Records Overbeat Overett Kelly Oz Ozone
German lyricist and record producer Bernd Meinunger aka John O'Flynn is a doctor in agricultural sciences and used to be research assistant in agricultural department of Munich Economic Research Insititut. He started his musical carreer writing songs for schlager/classical artists such as Mireille Mathieu, Peter Mafay, or Nicole... He also worked during many years with Ralph Siegel and Willy Klüter. Several of his songs have represented Germany or other countries in the Eurovision Song Contest (Dschinghis Khan in 1979, Theater and Papa Pingouin in 1980, Johnny Blue in 1981, Ein bißchen Frieden in 1982 which won, Children, Kinder, Enfants in 1985, Laß die Sonne in dein Herz in 1987 which was #2, Lied für einen Freund in 1988 , Träume sind für alle da in 1992 and Wir geben 'ne Party in 1994, Zeit in 1997, Reise nach Jerusalem in 1999, I Can't Live Without Music in 2002, Let's Get Happy in 2003, Cool Vibes and Run & Hide in 2005, If We All Give a Little in 2006 and Just Get Out of My Life in 2009). Bernd lives currently in München.
Alone or with David Brandes and Felix J. Gauder, he stands behind many eurodance acts : Bad Boys Blue, E-Rotic, Missing Heart, the first singles of SEX Appeal, Xanadu, Beat Control, Heart Attack, Desire, IQ Check, T 4 2, The Lovers, Pop Secret, Apanachee, BB Square House Band, Gee-La-La, Fred Feurstein, Dance 4 Color, Vanilla Ninja and Chris Norman. He also wrote lyrics for Lyane Leigh. In the whole, he wrote more than 3800 songs.
Thanks to Daniel Peyer
Artists and groups featuring O'Flynn (John)
Apanachee - Eagle Fly (1995), In Aeternum (2001), Prison Of Passion (2001), Spirits Of Nature (1998)
Bad Boys Blue - From Heaven To Heartache (1998)
Beat Control - Dancing Madness (1994)
Dance 4 Color - More Of The Hot Stuff (1995)
Desire - When I Lose Control (1997)
E-Rotic - Billy Jive (With Willy's Wife) (2001), Don't Make Me Wet (2000), Fred Come To Bed (1995), Fritz Love My Tits (1996), Gimme Good Sex (1996), Help Me Dr. Dick (1996), King Kong (2001), Kiss Me (1999), Mambo No Sex (1999), Max Don't Have Sex With Your Ex (1994), Queen Of Light (2000), Sex On The Phone (1995), Thank You For The Music (1998), Turn Me On (1997), Willy Use A Billy... Boy (1995)
Heart Attack - Eye Of The Tiger (1998), Get Me Going (1994), I Was Made For Loving You (1996), Move Me Stranger (1995)
IQ Check - Gotta Get It Groovin' (1994)
Missing Heart - Charlene (1996), Tears In May (2001)
Nina - Wanna Feel So Good (1997)
The Lovers - Love Me To The Limit (1995)
Voices - Universal Dance (1995)
Rich In To My Brain (1995)
Rich In To My Brain was arranged and mixed by Sylvio Perrone. Executive producer was Fabio Carniel
Thanks to Gianni
Wake Up (1991)
Nite To Remember (15th May 2000)
Born in Berlin in February 15th, 1965. He studied photography starting at the age of 16. At 18, the hip-hop movement caught his attention and he made his first trip to New York. He learned how to do 'pop-locking' from street-dancers and began to write, produce and of course rap. In 1990 he became the rapper et co-producer of Real McCoy. He also co-produced and co-wrote Maxx' album To The Maxximum under the pseudonym of Dawhite. In 1999 he left the group because he had different opinions about Real McCoy's new musical trends. He says he is very disappointed with the orientation they took.
He began playing tennis when he was 14 and has practiced kendo for the past few years. He loves all kind of sports and loves to watch the championships. Currently, he enjoys working on his computer and playing computer games. He has 3 cats called Calico, Cindy and O'Malley. Most importantly, O-Jay wants to stay healthy and and keep in good spirits. Eventually, he wants to be able to spend more time with his family and to make a family on his own.
2000 : he came back on the Eurodance scene as a solo artist, with a single he wrote and composed in memory of his father. Entitled Nite To Remember, it was released on April 2000 and 'it brought back the sound of one of the pioneers in dance music' as O'Jay describes it. The female vocalist featured on this track is called Franziska. O'Jay also decided to slightly modify his name : now he is O-Jay.com, becoming the first artist in the world with an internet URL as a artistname. For therealization of his first album, he collaborated with many other well-known personalities of the Eurodance world : he'd been working for about 2 years with Gary B (ex-rapper of Maxx), and Vanessa Mason (his former partner of Real McCoy) appears as guest vocalist.
2005 : O-jay has been producing many very succesful artists under his label Blue PM. They also did a lot of remixes, for instance for ATC, Rollergirl, Right Said Fred, Jeanette, etc. He still collaborates with Boris Köhler (Gary B). He is currently working on 3 new projects for this year, and 2 Dance oriented groups are in the making. Results will be on the market in March/April this year.
2006 : O-jay was featured by the project Ich Troje (their name means The Three of Them in Polish) for the single Follow My Heart, that will represent Poland at the Eurovision contest. Ich Troje had already represented Poland back in 2003. In March, 2006 Follow My Heart was released as one-track single under the label EMI Poland. Ich Troje presented their song on the 18th of May, but were not selected for the final.
Project produced by O-Jay
B3 - You Win Again (2002 - top 20 Single Germany), I.O.I.O.
(2002 - Top 03 Single Germany, Gold), First (2002 - Top 20 Album Germany
Buddy - Ab In Den Süden (2004 - Top 01 Single in Austria and 3 times Platinum, Top 02 Single in Germany - Gold)
Yvonne Catterfeld - Meine Welt (2003 - Top 01 Album Germany - Platinum)
Daniel K. - The Lions Sleep Tonite (2004 - Top 10 Single German)
Oli P. - Girl you know it´s true (2001 - Top 20 Single Germany)
Right Said Fred - Mojive (2001 - Top 20 Single Germany)
Thanks to Olaf Jeglitza himself for the latest informations
Thanks to Andrei Dinu and Anton "MC Kasper" Skaletsky
Artists and groups featuring O'Jay
Construction - Sex Is Like Fire (1992)
Hype-A-Delics - So What? (1991)
Ich Troje - Follow My Heart (2006)
Masterplan - We Wanna Be Stars (1987)
Maxx - Get-A-Way (1993), No More (I Can't Stand It) (1994), You Can Get It (1994)
Real McCoy - Another Night (1993), Automatic Lover (1994), Come And Get Your Love (1995), Love And Devotion (1995), One More Time (1997), Run Away (1994)
The Alliance - Action (1988), It's Time (album) (1989), Sweat (1989)
Co-producer of N-Trance.
Dominator (7th Nov 1995)
On The Beat (1st May 1996)
O-Dance is a German project. Their first single to be released was Dominator, with a video clip and a B-side entitled Sometimes (I Wish You Were Here). It was produced by H-Two, C. Schwitzke and R. Svojanovski, released under ZYX. The lyrics were written by Graham Dalton. For the second single, On The Beat, they even created an official dance. The music was composed by H. Nitsch and N. Rekelhoff, supervised by Nosie Katzmann . There was a B-side entitled Summertime.
They also released a combiend single along with Sunny O. entitled Wonderland. It also included song Samba Beat, even if it was not mentioned on the tracklisting.
Come Into the Party (14th Oct 1994)
Safe Sex (24th Feb 1995)
Desire (24th Oct 1996)
Dreaming Of A Better World (21st Sep 1997)
Peace And Harmony (16th Apr 1998)
The Mission (7th Oct 1998)
No War (15th Mar 1999)
O-mega are the DJ Antoine Clamaran and the musician Laurent Pautrat. In 1992, they met in a discotheque where Antoine Clamaran was deejaying. Laurent wanted to make him listen to some tracks he had composed. This is how they started collaborating of many project such as 400Hz, Carayaca, D-Plac... and O-Mega. Together they also created their own records company : Clap Productions.
Come Into The Party, released in 1995, featured the voice of Adrian Johnson, who had also contributed, with the vocalist Karine Roiseux, to the anthem Safe Sex. The CD contained an Eurodance mix, a Make Some Noise mix and a Moove mix. It was produced by Loop Production by "Ben" at the 24/24 and then mixed at the AV Studio. It was released under Atoll Music, published by Ascot Music
Desire was with no doubt the better eurodance single released by the project. Once again the rapper was Adrian Johnson. The vocalist was Stéphanie Haïk.
Dreaming Of A Better World was a huge hit in France where it sold more than 250 000 copies and reached # 1.
The vocalist featured on the follow-up singles Peace And Harmony and The Mission was Jessie Hellmers. The single The Mission uses the master recording Music by John Miles and B. Marshall. The B-side is entitled Satisfaction. Once again it was a very big hit and sold gold once again. So did the last single No War.
Afterwards, in 1999, Antoine Clamaran gave up O-mega that he considered to be too "commercial"... and joined the house "french touch" movement.
Antoine Clamaran official website
Thanks to DanceWebSite for the sleeves
Thanks to Laurent Pautrat himself for the detailed discography
Break Free (1993)
O-zone was a project created by Belgian producer Patrick De Meyer. Never featured vocals by Rachel Wallace, who later became frontlady of Garfield in Germany. Break Free featured rapper Jacky Williams and a female vocalist. Both singles were released in 1993.
No relationship with Moldavian boys band O-zone.
Thanks to aldo
Dar, unde esti... (2nd Sep 1999)
1.Fiesta De La Noche, 2.Timpul Trece Fara Noi, 3.M-As Trezi, 4.Te Voi Iubi, 5.Dar, Unde Esti ?, 6.Te Astept, 7.Crede-Ma, 8.In Doi, 9.De La Mine, 10.Ciao Bambina, 11.Oriunde Ai Fi, 12.In Doi (Negativ), 13.Surpriza de Anul Nou,
Number 1 (17th Aug 2002)
1.Numai Tu, 2.Dar, Unde Esti, 3.Sarbatoarea Noptilor De Vara, 4.Number 1, 5.Nopti Fara De Somn, 6.Am Sa Te Chem, 7.Nu Ma Las De Limba Noastra..., 8.Number 1 (Funny Version),
DiscO-Zone (6th Jun 2004)
1.Fiesta De La Noche, 2.Oriunde Ai Fi, 3.De Ce Plang Chitarele, 4.Crede-Ma, 5.Dragostea Din Tei, 6.Printre Nori, 7.Despre Tine (Unu' In The Mix), 8.Dragostea Din Tei (Unu' In The Dub Mix), 9.De Ce Plang Chitarele (Radio Version),
Numai tu (2002)
Despre Tine (2002)
Despre Tine (re-release) (2004)
De Ce Plang Chitarele (2004)
Dragostea Din Tei (19th Apr 2004)
O-Zone was founded by Dan Bălan and Petru Jelihovschi in January 1998 in Chişinău (Moldova). Both were members of pop-rock band Inferialis. Their first song De La Mine was released the same year in October. The project's first album Dar, unde eşti... was released in 1999. The same year, in summer,they did their first tour in Moldova. In December Dan wrote a Christmas song called Sarbatorile de iarna for the Christmas release of the "Tanti Ludmila Show". Since then, this song has becomed a national song for Christmas and New Year Festival and was played everywhere during this period in Moldova.
Afterwards, Petru left the project, since had not intended to make music his career. Dan Bălan held open auditions for new band members. This is how Arsenie "Arsenium" Todiraş eventually persuaded him with his version of Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender. Then Dan Bălan received a call from Radu Sîrbu, asking for a chance to audition for the group. After a successful audition by Sîrbu, O-Zone officially became a trio.
In 2002, they moved to Romania, hoping to gain more recognition. This decision proved to be the good one : their single Despre tine ("About you") became an instant hit, which held the top position on the Romanian Top 100 chart for 3 weeks in February 2003. They released the album Number 1. But the song which brought them worldwide attention, was Dragostea din tei ("Love in the Linden Tree"). It firstly topped the Romanian singles in September 2003, then faded from popularity, before being covered in Italy by Haiducii without permission, which led to curiosity about the original artist. Time Records offered O-Zone a one-year contract, then Dragostea din tei was also released in various other countries in Europe under Polydor Records, becoming an instant hit in a dozen European countries in 2004. The re-release of Despre Tine in 2004 from the same album had similar success across Europe. The viral video Numa Numa Dance helped to slightly boost awareness of Dragostea din tei in the United States, but while the song received moderate to major airplay, most Americans knew it simply as the "Numa Numa Song" and never knew the name of the original song or the group that performed it.
On January 13, 2005, while still very popular, the members of O-Zone announced their disbandment for personal reasons. Their last European concert was held at the 2005 Golden Deer music festival in Romania. The same year, Japanese label Avex Trax gained distribution rights for O-Zone music in Japan, and released the album DiscO-Zone in August 2005 in that country. The album, which included Dragostea din tei, became immensely successful in Japan (over 800,000 units sold in 2005 alone, 12th most popular album of 2005). It was even re-released twice by Avex Trax. An unofficial album entitled Love Me Love Me was released in the US.
2008 : Dragostea din tei was sampled in the song Live Your Life by T.I. and Rihanna, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 in late 2008
La La La (Like Your Firelight) (5th Jan 1996)
This single was released under ZYX. The single contains 5 different tracks.
Thanks to reBeL
Label : Discomagic Oldies
Got 2 Move (1994)
Cos I Feel You (1994)
The singles were released under the Propio records label (also responsible for Co.Ro and GEM). Got 2 Move was written and composed by Brunelli, Fiorentino and Olivieri, released in 1994 (P.R. 1021).
Thanks to reBeL
Souvenir, a cover of OMD, a song was released in 1996 under Spanish label Blanco Y Negro. It was produced by J. Masco and M. Forteza-Rey. Vocals were done by Johnnie Mascow and Mirian Swanson.
U Stole My Heart (24th Aug 1994)
Label : Media records (Italy) ZYX Records (Germany). The CD single included 4 tracks. Behind Oblio stand the composers L. Luisi and M. Cianci.
Thanks to Fred from Dance Web Site
We Love Elton ()
1.Your Song (Anthem Mix Edit), 2.Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 3.I Want Love, 4.Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, 5.Sacrifice, 6.The Rumour (Anthem Mix), 7.Philadelphia Freedom, 8.I'm Still Standing (Poptastic Mix), 9.Don't Go Breaking My Heart, 10.Rocket Man (Anthem Mix), 11.Someone Saved My Life Tonight, 12.Can You Feel The Love Tonight, 13.Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (Breakbeat Mix), 14.Song For Guy, 15.Your Song (Bonus 12' Mix: Anthem Mix),
We Love Elton (megamix) ()
1.Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, 2.Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 3.Philadelphia Freedom (Definitive Mix), 4.The Rumour (Definitive Mix), 5.I Want Love, 6.Sacrifice, 7.Don't Go Breaking My Heart, 8.Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (Definitive Mix), 9.Rocket Man (Definitive Mix), 10.Can You Feel The Love Tonight, 11.I'm Still Standing (Anthem Mix), 12.Someone Saved My Life Tonight, 13.Your Song (Transensual Mix), 14.Song For Guy,
Only Wanna Be With You (2003)
1.Never Ending Story, 2.Love Insurance, 3.If I Can´t Have You, 4.Shine, 5.Can You Feel It, 6.Kiss Me, 7.The Crying Game, 8.Anytime, 9.Suspicious Minds, 10.If I Could Turn Back Time, 11.Only Wanna Be With You, 12.Life On Mars, 13.How Do I Let You Know, 14.Without You, 15.Love Pains,
Only Wanna Be With You (2003)
1.If I Can´t Have You, 2.The Crying Game, 3.Can You Feel It, 4.Shine, 5.Love Insurance, 6.Kiss Me, 7.Never Ending Story, 8.Suspicious Minds, 9.Tragedy, 10.Without You, 11.State Of The Nation, 12.Venus, 13.I´m Alive, 14.On A Day Like Today, 15.Only Wanna Be With You, 16.The Power Of Love, 17.Being With You, 18.Anytime, 19.Always On My Mind, 20.Viva Viva,
Only Wanna Be With You (2003)
1.Never Ending Story, 2.If I Can't Have You, 3.Shine, 4.How Do I Let You Know, 5.Kiss Me, 6.If I Could Turn Back Time, 7.Being With You, 8.Only Wanna Be With You, 9.State Of The Nation,
Obsessed - We Love Obsession (May 2014)
1.Never Ending Story (1st Chapter Mix), 2.If I Can't Have You (Mighty Mix), 3.Love Insurance (Front Page Radio Edit), 4.I Only Want To Be With You (Almighty Definitive Club Mix), 5.Suspicious Minds (Original Mix), 6.The Crying Game (Global Mix), 7.Can You Feel It (Almighty Pop'd Up Radio Edit), 8.Anytime (Definitive Mix), 9.In Private (Anthem Mix), 10.Somebody To Love (Transensual Mix), 11.On A Day Like Today (12' X-Tasy Mix), 12.Always On My Mind (Almighty Definitive Mix),
Obsessed - We Love Obsession (May 2014)
1.Life On Mars (Matt Pop Club Mix), 2.Son Of A Preacher Man (Almighty Essential Club Mix), 3.Are You Ready For Love (Almighty Club Mix), 4.Believe (Matt Pop Radio Edit), 5.I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten (Almighty Club Mix), 6.State Of The Nation (Almighty Essential Club Mix), 7.It's A Sin (Almighty Boys Radio Edit), 8.Love Insurance (Almighty Reload Mix), 9.You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Matt Pop Club Mix), 10.Love Pains (Almighty Boys Radio Edit), 11.Without You (Almighty Boys Club Mix), 12.If I Could Turn Back Time (Almighty Definitive Club Mix),
Obsessed - We Love Obsession (May 2014)
1.Believe (Matt Pop Club Mix), 2.It's A Sin (Almighty Boys Club Mix), 3.Love Pains (Almighty Boys Club Mix), 4.Son Of A Preacher Man (Almighty Club Mix), 5.Always On My Mind (Wayne G Heavenly Club Mix), 6.Love Insurance (Front Page Mix), 7.Being With You (Definitive Mix), 8.The Power Of Love (Almighty 12' Mix), 9.Can You Feel It? (Almighty Pop'd Up Mix), 10.Only Wanna Be With You (Euro Mix),
I'm Alive / Life Insurance ()
Neverending Story (1990)
Suspicious Minds / I Want You Too Much (1992)
If I Can't Have You (1993)
The Crying Game (1993)
Can You Feel It (28th Sep 1993)
Without You / State Of The Nation (27th Feb 1994)
Only Wanna Be With You (27th Feb 1995)
Anytime (25th Jun 1996)
On A Day Like Today (16th Apr 1999)
Kiss me (2000)
Being With You (1st Feb 2000)
Suspicious Minds / Always On My Mind (3rd Nov 2000)
Venus (25th May 2001)
Absolutely Not (2002)
Sacrifice (16th Sep 2002)
If I Could Turn Back Time (2003)
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (10th Jan 2003)
Love Insurance (2004)
In Private (2006)
Your Song (2006)
Viva Viva (2006)
Upside Down (2006)
The Rumour (2006)
Somebody To Love (2006)
Rocket Man (2006)
Never Ending Story (2006)
How Do I Let You Know (2006)
If I Could Turn Back Time (2006)
I Want Love (2006)
If I Can't Have You (2007)
Always On My Mind (Aug 2010)
It's A Sin (Aug 2010)
Movin On (Sep 2010)
Love Pains (13th Feb 2013)
State Of The Nation (6th Mar 2014)
Believe (May 2014)
Life On Mars (May 2014)
Suspicious Minds (2000)
Production : Hams, Hevans (also producers for Jackie O). Obsession is a project of Almighty Records (also responsible for euro projects such as Rochelle, 4-2 the Floor).
Obsession's first single was the double track I'm Alive / Life Insurance. Then came the singles Neverending Story in 1990 (a cover of a Limalh track) and Can You Feel It in 1993. The follow-up The Crying Game included a B-side called Forbidden Fruit. Miriam Stockley (the voice of Adiemus, and also backing vocalist for Clock's hit Everybody) gave her voice to this single.
If I Can't Have You included a Saturday Mix, an Original Mix, a Disco Mix, and a Pop Mix. It featured once again Miriam Stockley and was followed by a remixes CD. Then came Without You was released with 2 bonus tracks : State Of The Nation and Cloudburst. Released in 1994 too, the single Only Wanna Be With You was composed and written by Mitchell, Norris and Radford. The single contained not less than 6 different mixes : a 7" Mix, a Euro Mix, a NU-NRG Mix, a Mr Smiles Club Mix, a Mr Smiles Dub, and a Mystical Mix.
Anytime featured the voice of Diana Dee. It included 4 different mixes : a 7" Radio Mix, a Definitive Mix, a Trinity Mix, and a Euro Mix. The follow-up Being With You had a great Euro sound with a catchy tune and fantastic vocal performance from the Obsession girls. Having been released to certain territories earlier the same year (to test the response and determine the interest), they added two new Definitive mixes for its international release in November. Being With You (a cover of the Smokey Robinson) was produced by Jon Dixon & Martyn Norris. Can You Feel It (a cover of The Jacksons) was produced by Martyn Norris & Richard Cottle.
Shine was also original song. An excellent song that moved on from the all-too-dates Euro sound of the last few years and gained the kind of respect from DJs and dance music aficionados. It came in 3 versions : a 7" Mix, a Definitive Mix and a Millennium Mix.
Then, after a little pause, came the cover of Bryan Adams' track On A Day Like Today, plus an extra track, the classic song Love Pains (previously Yvonne Elliman, Hazell Dean and Liza Minnelli have enjoyed hits with the very same song). From this time, Obsession kept on releasing cover songs.
In 2000, Kiss Me was released. Originally a Sixpence None The Richer track, the single inculded a Radio Mix, a Definitive Mix, a Dub version and a Lost Words version. The follow-ups Suspicious Minds and Always On My Mind were 2 of Elvis' biggest hits remade here by Obsession. From the pop/trance style of Suspicious Minds to the uplifting Euro-tastic Always On My Mind, this release was sure to be big with all kinds of dance music enthusiasts. It was released under the name Obsession Goes To Vegas.
Then Obsession did a remake of the classic Bananarama tune Venus and gave it a new clubby slant with 3 mixes in total, enough to satisfy most commercial dance tastes. It included a B-side called The Way You Make Me Feel. Sacrifice was the first single from Obsession album We Love Elton. It came with the bonus tracks Your Song and I'm Ready To Believe.
In 2003 they released a new version of Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, Elton John's classic. Obsession's pumped-up dance version was an uplifting and clever interpretation of this song. DJs have absolutely raved about the Definitive Mix. Also included, there was the unreleased Definitive Mix of The Rumour (a song written in the mid 80s by Elton for Olivia Newton John).
Recently, a 3 CDs album called Only Wanna Be With You – The Definitive Collection was released under Almighty records. The first CD featured new remixes produced exclusively for this compilation. The second CD contained a retrospective 20 tracks party megamix, and the CD 3 full unedited versions and all brand new remixes.
2004 : Obsession's Love Insurance was Almighty's second release back in 1991 but strangely, this track was never been released as a CD single! It has though, always remained a favourite for many. So, as a special treat, the classic Front Page Mix had been beefed up and studio enhanced (with fabulous effects), by the current Almighty studio team. It included remixes from Hi-NRG legends Ian Anthony Stephens and the late Rod Warren.
Obsession is currently fronted by three women who each take turns doing solo recordings for various different singles. For the more Disco oriented remakes, Almighty tends to go towards having famous studio background singer Tracey Ackerman take the lead. For more powerful club oriented remakes Jackie "Tasmin" Rawe is the woman with her power voice. For calmer and not so powerful or Disco oriented voices, Almighty often calls upon Amanda Abs, the lady who helped launch both Almighty Records and Obsession in 1989. While Obsession is sung by three vocalists, each vocalist sings one at a time, so far they haven't recorded together under one single.
2006 : Obsession released In Private, a cover of a Dusty Springfield/Pet Shop Boys song from the 80's. Jill Saywood (Jackie 'O') came together with Obsession to sing lead vocal on this re-make. While she was not credited, it was later revealed by Almighty that she was the one who sung the lead on this song, with the members of Obsession singing back-up. She had alsor contributed to the promo If I Could Turn Back Time in 2003.
The same year, many singles followed, most of them only released as mp3 : Tragedy (a cover of the Bee Gees), Upside Down (originally by Diana Ross), Your Song, Rocket Man (2 Elton John covers), The Rumour (originally sung by Elton John & Olivia Newton-John, including a remix by Dancing Divaz), Somebody To Love (a song by Jefferson Airplane). There was also a re-release of Never Ending Story.
2007 : If I Can't Have You was re-released, with many brand new remixes.
Rapper of the Italian project Clock. His real name is Marcus Thomas, and ODC means Original Dance Corporation.
1998 : he was featured by the project Tzant on the single Bounce With The Massive. Then he appeared on Sounds Of The Wickedness. It reached top 20. He also collaborated with The Cool The Fab & the Groovy.
Artists and groups featuring ODC MC
Clock - Everybody (1995), Holding On 4 U (1996), Keep The Fires Burning (1994), Oh, What a Night / You Give Me Love (1996), Whoomph! (There It Is) (1995), You Give Me Love (1996)
Everlasting Love (1995)
Spanish dance act that was produced by DJ Dez (Felix Fernandez), co-produced by Francisco J. Campos and José Conca and featured vocalist Silvia Rico. Label: Prodisc
Thanks to Ulysses
Saltador Sidelis (2nd Dec 1993)
Good Love (Mar 1994)
Gotta Dance (Aug 1994)
ODP means One DJ Project. It was founded in 1992 by Micke Andersson and Christer Eriksson. Christer had been attending a theater and music school for two years. He had been working with music during his spare time for at least 4-5 years. Micke had been working as a background musician and as a DJ for 11 years (7 years as a professional DJ). This is how he became interested in eurodisco and eurohouse. They met each other in 1992, at a popular "party place" in Stockholm. Christer wanted Micke to become a part of his project because he was a DJ.
In 1993 Fredrik joined ODP. Fredrik worked in a financial company during the year 1994. As for the female vocalists, none of them had been in a music group before taking part to ODP.
The first single was entitled Saltador Sidelis. In the credits, one could read : produced by Dj Micke & Chris.
Their single Gotta Dance was written and produced by Micke Andersson, Stefan Fredin and Christer Eriksson. The vocals were done by by Dame and Ulrika Lindberg who also took part to the lyrics. The track was released in August 1994 under 12Inc Sweden.
The radio version of the second single Good Love was remixed by Basenation (also known as the group Flexx). Good Love was released in November 1994. Lyrics were written by Tina Dolvander. Music & production were done by the usual team : Micke Andersson, Stefan Fredin & Christer Eriksson. An album was planned for release in Spring 1995 but finally it was cancelled.
On the 3rd march 1995, they did a live show in the Swedish city of Haparanda. It was recorded by the radio station SR P3 (which is largest public service network in this country).
Ulrika Lindberg became later a program leader in a dating program in the Swedish commercial channel Kanal 5 during the year 1995.
Thanks to EuroBoy, David Nivin "Captain DJ", Mikoo, Vision and Anders Lennartson for the informations
Love Train (28th Oct 1994)
1.Theme From Odyssey Part I, 2.Riding On A Train, 3.Into The Light, 4.Let Yourself Go, 5.Move Your Body, 6.Get The Feeling, 7.Believe Me Now, 8.Energy, 9.Time For Joy, 10.What A Difference A Day Makes, 11.Talk To Me, 12.Theme From Odyssey Part II, 13.Riding On A Train (U, 14.For Sample,
Boom Boom (29th Mar 1999)
1.Mystery Of Life, 2.Deeper Love, 3.Face To Face, 4.Power Of Tomorrow, 5.Everybody Move, 6.Another Life, 7.All Around The World, 8.Boom Bomm Free Your Mind (feat Gary B), 9.Feeling Of Love, 10.Behind the Masquerade, 11.Lost In Paradise, 12.Face To Face (Original mix), 13.Boom Boom Free Your Mind (DJ Quicksilver mix),
Let Yourself Go (1993)
Talk To Me (1993)
Riding On A Train (22nd Jan 1994)
Move Your Body (13th May 1994)
Into The Light (Sep 1994)
Winter Night (Nov 1994)
Face To Face (14th Apr 1995)
Everybody Move (11th Sep 1995)
Boom Boom Free Your Mind (2nd Jul 1996)
Talk To Me (1993)
Let Yourself Go (1993)
Move Your Body (1994)
Move Your Body (Remixes Vol. II) (1994)
Riding On A Train (1994)
Face To Face (1995)
Everybody Move (1995)
Odyssey is a project by Martin and Giorgio Koppehele. The vocals were done by Lisa Cash aka LC. The lyrics are written by PS I + PS II, Suna Cope who is also responsible for the vocal arrangements.
The first singles were produced and released by Metronome Musik GmbH. Then the group was signed by Intercord.
The single which started it all was Let Yourself Go. It was so successful that a remixes CD followed immediately. Then came Talk To Me (a remixes CD followed) with a contribution of Deon Blue (from Pharao, credited as MD Thomas : Marcus Deon Thomas), Riding On A Train (with a first remixes CD, than another with USURA remixes), Move Your Body (followed by 2 remixes CD, vol I and vol II), and Into The Light (once again a remixes CD was released afterwards) , all of them being superb eurodance tracks.
The follow-up Face To Face, released in 1995, was remixed by Felix J. Gauder then came Everybody Move with remixes by Bass Bumpers. All were gathered on a fantastic album called Love Train.
In 1996 they came back with a brand new single : Boom Boom Free Your Mind, on which you can hear raps by Gary B. The second album Boom Boom was finished in 1998 and released in March 1999 by Intercord.
Not to be confused with the disco-soul project Odyssey (Native New Yorker, Magic Touch...)
2008 : Talk To Me was covered by a project called Triple Bounce, in a hands-up style, with a rapper
Thanks to Christian DTM Nolimits
I Feel The Rhythm (1996)
Label : Fonit Cetra Records. The single was arranged and mixed by Luciano Favarin, N. Zernone and R. Arzuffi, produced by Gianni Militello.
Thanks to DJ Marto Aida
4 Your Love (1995)
Okkio is a duet of a female vocalist and a male singer called Stefano Ravera. 4 You Love was arranged and mixed by Cristiano di Marco, Danilo Rossini and Mauro Fresia. It was recorded and mixed and digital re-editing at the GrandMasterStudio for D.F.R. Records, Tortona (Italy).
Thanks to DJ Marto Aida
All My Love (1995)
All My Love was written by Wilko. Label: N.M.P.
The project featured Dr H.
Oltre La Vita (24th Dec 2015)
1.Musica (Radio Edit), 2.Dentro una favola (Special Rap Edit Mix), 3.Angel (Radio Mix), 4.Voglio volare con te, 5.Anima sei, 6.Make a Wish (T P Remix), 7.Gitano,
Follow Me (1985)
It's All Right (1986)
Angel (18th Jan 2015)
Make A Wish (4th Jan 2016)
Italian producer Carlo Oliva was born in Sardinia. As far as he remember, he always felt a passion for music. He started taking guitar lessons at the age of 10. There was no way he could attend keyboard and synths lessons, so instead he took singing lessons and started composing his first songs. He released Follow Me as Karl Olivas.
In 1987, he started collaborating with Radio Dee Jay till he had to leave for his military service. Afterwards, he started working for RTL then becamme artistic director for Tam Tam Network. He released the single Everybody as Oliva in 1994. He contributed to some eurodance projects, such as Olly, Melvina James, but also did producing for artists such as Carolina Marquez, Art of Love and Safeway.
Artists and groups featuring Oliva (Carlo)
James Melvina - Bad Love (1994)
Olly - Queen Of The Night (1995)
Surprise (2) - Dream (1998)
Italian producer Sergio Olivieri contributed to projects DJ Cornelius, Zero PH, Digital Sappers, KC Spirit, Transit and many more.
Artists and groups featuring Olivieri (Sergio)
B Master J - Dreaming In Your Eyes (1995)
DJ Cornelius - I Like It (1994), Make Me Fly (1995)
Digital Sappers - Dream About Your Love (1995), Out Of Control (1993)
Glamour - Giving My Heart (1993)
House Corporation - I Let You Go (1993)
KC Spirit - Dancing In The Rain Now (1994), What's Your Name (1993)
Open Billet - I Need Love (1994)
Price Alison - I Need I Want (1993)
Shalimar - It's Alright (1995), Your Heartbeat (1995)
Synthesis - Can You Feel The Beat (1995)
Transit - I Wanna Feel You Baby (1994), Somebody (1993), Sweet Heart (1995)
Zero PH - For Your Love (1993), I Need Your Love (1994)
It's Allright (23rd Jun 1995)
The vocals were done by Mo. The single was produced and mixed by Olli's Club (Beckford and Oliver) Sinclair and Wilde (also known for the project Superfly).
Queen Of The Night (1995)
The song featured the solo vocalist Tony B. Label: OLIVER
Thanks to Apho et reBeL
Can't Stop The Movin (27th Jul 1994)
Make It Up (1995)
Label : Who's Di Selecta (Disco-Inn). Musical team : Dr. Mike, Iron Eddy & J.J.B.
The single Can't Stop The Movin', released in 1994, contains a Summergroove mix and a Rap trax mix.
The follow-up was a track entitled Emotions, featured on the compilation Hype Selection in 1995. It was produced and mixed by Dr Mike & Fast Fader at Down Street Studio. Executive producer : Fabio Carniel.
Then came Make It Up which was released in 1995 as vinyl , and a remixes vinyl was out in 1996.
Thanks to reBeL
Just A Dream (14th Feb 1995)
Set Me Free (21st Jun 1995)
The female vocalist of the project is Linda Rocco who alos took part to the writing. The rapper is named Number One. The producers are Thomas Duhm and Ulrich Adams, the singles were mixed by Uwe Sabirowski.
Love Is ()
Missing You (28th Oct 1996)
This is their one and only single. They competed in a competition held by DJ Bobo to discover new talents. The music and lyrics of I'm Missing You were written by P. Mathis and A. Nager. The tracks were mixed by Take Five Studios Lucerne in Switzerland. The single was produced by P. Mathis, W. Waser and R. Grossrieder for PWR Creative.
Some other tracks were recorded : Plaything, Love Is, What's up, Feel So Good and an Intro. They were never released on an album. Love Is and Plaything were finally released as MP3 some years later.
Song was covered by artist Cari-Mae in 1999.
Thanks to WebDJs
Our Chance (1994)
Catch A Falling Star (27th Jun 1995)
Sunshine And Rain (29th Mar 1996)
This project features the voice of Red. The music and lyrics of Sunshine & Rain were done by Udo Sandmann and Matthias Butenshïn. It was publsihed by B. Mikulski Publishing for SFR Music.
Thanks to reBeL
Command Your Soul (1994)
Command Your Soul was produced, recorded, mixed and arranged by Francesco Marchetti
Into The Night (10th Sep 1996)
Summer Of Love (8th Jul 1997)
Into The Night '2005 (2005)
Producer : John Oakfield (Jonas Ekfeldt)Discovered at the 1996 Midem Conference in Cannes, France by Interhit's Jeff Johnson and Chris Cox and licensed from Sweden's Remixed Records, the 22-year old Ondina (real name : Petra Lundqvist) is fast becoming one of dance music's faces to watch.
Into The Night is an energetic slice of driving Eurodance laced with strong doses of pop hookiness. The single became a Top 10 European hit and one of 1996 winter's hottest dance records. It was a radio hit in several US cities, including New York, Dallas, San Diego, Albuquerque and many more. DJ EFX, one of clubland's most famous names, supplies two amazing progressive house mixes. Barry Harris, the mastermind behind Outta Control and Kon Kan, takes us on a masterful journey through the heart of the underground. Chris Cox will blow the roof off of any club with his magnificent anthem house renditions. Finishing this strong set is Sweden's own Kosmic & Sezam's remix.
The next single Summer Of Love takes the first single's catchy dance/pop sound and turns up the heat adding a bit of Summer fun. Summer Of Love features two mixes : the fun, radio-friendly Balearic Mix complete with ragga chant by MC Milton and the harder-edged Thunder Mix with touches of BBE's progressive dance sound.
2005 : Ondina released a 2005 version of her hit Into The Night.
Thanks to Clément Doin
I'm Going Up (1996)
I'm Going Up featured vocals by Trisha Lingard. It was written and produced by Jonathan Ward and Michael Brkich
Walking On Ice (1994)
Walking On Ice featured a solo male vocalist. Published under Edizioni Ishtar, it was released under label: DDM Records
Just High (5th Nov 1994)
Heaven (10th Oct 1995)
More Than This (6th Jun 1996)
Your Woman (24th Mar 1997)
Bitter Sweet Symphony (15th Sep 1997)
Queen Of New Orleans (10th Dec 1997)
Teardrop (2nd Jul 1998)
Millenium (16th Oct 1998)
No Regrets (26th Jan 1999)
Strong (1st Jun 1999)
It Takes A Fool To Remain Sane (9th Jul 2001)
Mad World (10th Mar 2004)
Apologize (Dec 2007)
Let's Get Down (11th Jan 2008)
Break It Down (13th Mar 2008)
Get Back (14th May 2008)
Eleanor Rigby (14th May 2008)
Sorry (20th May 2008)
Stop & Stare (24th Jun 2008)
Raining Again (22nd Jul 2008)
Be Near Me (4th Nov 2008)
Radio (9th Dec 2008)
Smells Like Teen Spirit (23rd Dec 2008)
Feel (12th Jun 2009)
Extreme Ways (26th Jun 2009)
Drops Of Jupiter (10th Oct 2009)
21 Guns (5th Nov 2009)
Supreme (1st Feb 2010)
My Love (8th Feb 2010)
Rock DJ (Mar 2010)
Drive By (4th May 2011)
Burn It Down (26th Jul 2012)
50 Ways To Say Goodbye (13th Oct 2012)
Candy (4th Jan 2013)
Feel Again (4th Apr 2013)
This'll Be My Year (12th Apr 2013)
If I Lose Myself (9th May 2013)
A Light That Never Comes (11th Jan 2014)
Never Been In Love (26th May 2015)
It's You (5th Jun 2015)
American Dream (17th Jun 2015)
Wake Up (31st Dec 2015)
Hymn For The Weekend (17th Jun 2016)
She's So High (26th Oct 2016)
Future Looks Good (27th Oct 2016)
Wherever I Go (27th Jan 2017)
Twilight (23rd Mar 2017)
Call On Me (30th Mar 2017)
Personal Jesus (4th Jan 2019)
We Appreciate Power (1st Feb 2019)
Rock'n Me (15th Mar 2019)
Bad Liar (29th Mar 2019)
One Less Day (Dying Young) (12th Apr 2019)
Top Of The World (31st May 2019)
Rescue Me (22nd Jun 2019)
Somebody To Love (30th Oct 2019)
All Over The World (30th Nov 2019)
Time (5th Feb 2020)
Blinding Lights (5th Apr 2020)
Didn't I (30th Apr 2020)
Better Days (4th Jun 2020)
Label : Union records
Just High was mixed by Roby Arduini.
Heaven was written by R. Butler, co-produced by A. Gioia, mixed by Roby Arduini, produced by Pagany and Roby Arduini. It featured vocals by Victory.
Artists and groups featuring One Nation
U Street - Counting Stars (2014)
Set You Free (1994)
Label : Discoid Corporation. Set You Free was produced by D. Bianchi and G. Pasi.
Heaven For Everyone (1995)
One Vision was a project of UK label Almighty Records featuring vocalist Pamela Eileen Sheyne. Heaven For Everyone was released under Almighty Records label along with Laura Blake's Save the Best For Last, and under Max Music in Spain
The Best ()
Family Man (1997)
El Condor Pasa (1997)
Moonlight Shadow (1997)
I Totally Miss You (1997)
The Sound Of Silence (1997)
Sealed With A Kiss (1997)
Brown Girl In The Ring (1997)
First Time (1997)
One Voice is a Eurodance project from Poland. They are best known for making Eurodance covers of older songs. Their most popular songs are Family Man and Moonlight Shadow.
The project began sometime in 1997, but could have possibly have been created during late 1996. The names of the members are unknown. They released a number of songs on various Dance World and Star Maker CD compilations during 1997 and 1998. Sometime during 1997, One Voice had planned to release their debut album, titled The Best. It was finally delayed till 1998, and released as One Voice Dance Version 1998.
After this album released, nothing further was released from the project, suggesting One Voice may have ended during 1998.
Thanks to Tyler
This euro project featured a female vocalist, called Sandra Huffman. It was produced by Bruno Guerrini for the label ZYX Music.
Thanks to Alex Capilé
Label of the Italian records compay SAIFAM
Publishing Group specialized into Italian Hi-NRG music.
We Need (1994)
We Need was produced by Antonio Summa. It featured a female vocalist and a male rapper. The Club Version really sounded like a German production like Culture Beat...
Thanks to Gianni
Dream Land (1996)
Label : DUE. Dream Land was an instrumental dream house track (in the genre made famous by Robert Miles and DJ Dado). It was produced by Francesco Alberti and Max Marani.
Faithful Love (1995)
Not To Be You (2nd Apr 1996)
This project was created by P. Rossini and the singles were released under the Italian label DJ Movement records.
Not To Be You was produced, arranged and mixed by Giuseppe Cigala and Verzeletti L. Vocalist could be Ana Paola Melotti.
Faithful Love was produced by M. Scalera, R. Quatraro and S. Montenegro, arranged and mixed by F. Nardulli, M. Scalera, R. Quatraro and S. Montenegro. It featured the voices of the rapper Spencer aka "The Master Voice" and the vocalist Daby (who also both contributed to O.R.O. - I'll Give U My Life).
Thanks to reBeL, Gianni, DJ Marto Aida and Andrew-FK
Where Is Love (1996)
Single Where Is Love was recorded, mastered and mixed at Proyecto Urbano Digital Studio. It was written and produced by J. Muela (aka José Lamuela Arcas) and Rafael Llobet, and featured vocals by Agus and Marian Dacal. It was featured on the Spanish compilations Puzzletron 4, Maxi Pan vol.1, and Jovem Pan FM. Label: Producciones Más Volumen.
Thanks to Ninja
I'll Be There (1995)
Hey Mr DJ (27th May 1996)
Move Me (1997)
Open Arms was a project of Mark Hall and Graham Turner featuring the voice of Rowetta Satchell. Mr DJ was released in the UK under the label All Around the World, in Australia under Festival Records, and in Scandinavia under Mega Records. It was remixed by Motiv8.
Somebody, released in 1997, was composed by Hall & Turner and included remixed by Clock and the Porn Kings.
2 other songs, I'll Be There and Move Me, were released as promo only.
Thanks to Eurodance Rage
You Got The Dance (5th Apr 1991)
Could Be Rock (8th Oct 1991)
Feel The Power (2nd Sep 1992)
I Want Your Love (11th Jan 1993)
I Need Love (27th May 1994)
Give Me Love (15th May 1995)
Open Billet is a project of Italian Style. The single I Need Love contained a sample which was aleady used in other Italian productions, as well as raps from a female rapper. It was composed by M. Marcolin, produced, arranged and mixed by S. Oliveri, published by Jacomo Music.
A single entitled Give Me Love was released under the label In Out Records in 1995.
Thanks to reBeL
Are You Ready (1996)
Open Minded People is a project from Germany. Their only single was released under Club Zone (a Polygram label) in Germany. Music was composed by Barth, Scheurer and Walter, lyrics were written by Jerbic and Scheurer. The single was mastered by J. Quincy Kramer.
Thanks to reBeL
Label : World Direction. The single was written, arranged and mixed at Zenith Recording Studio by Spada (aka D. Ceragioli), Frank Rubulotta, Gardella (aka Christian Ciardella), Luca Contini and Stefania Dal Pino, produced by Zenith Team.
Thanks to Marian Stoica
Hand In Hand (23rd Sep 1994)
Label : WEA
The single included a Vocal single mix, a Power People mix, an Extended vocal mix, and a Power People short cut. The music was composed by Attack II, Tom Card, Steve Pool, Tom Jacques G. Coin and Th. Adler. The lyrics were written by Tom Card, Steve Pool and Erik Trinkaus (who was also the rapper of the project). It was produced by DMP, and co-produced by Tom Jacques G. Coin and Th. Adler.
Thanks to Fred from Dance Web Site and Necronomic
Achim Oppermann is a German composer and producer that works in collaboration with Achim Sobotta. They stand behind eurodance projects such as Double AA, Double Active, No Limits, Heath Hunter, and Mr Kash, they also co-produced Trixi Delgado's solo single Falling For Your Love. As for their non-eurodance works, Double AA also remixed the single Kayama by Adiemus and collaborated with the singer Pegah for her single A Whiter Shade Of Pale.
Artists and groups featuring Oppermann (Achim)
Double AA - Dancers In The Night (1994)
Double Active - Hocus Pocus (1995), Light My Fire (1994)
Flash - In The Middle Of The Night (1995), You've Got The Music (1995)
La Tour - Falling For Your Love (1996)
Mr Kash - Born To Love You (1994)
Panoramic - In The Midnight (1993)
T'NT - All I Wanna Do (1997), In My Dreams (1999), There Is A Time (1996)
Yoko Dance - Hashima (1995)
Let The Rhythm Groove You (1994)
Move On Up (1996)
Rapper : Charles 'Charly C' Salter. Writers : Miikka Hillos, Kari Kaivola, O. Antero. Producer : Mixmaster K (Kaivola). Label : Remixed records
The writers are from Helsinki (Finland) and are also known for having created the project Naked Eye, and as composers for Waldo.
Remixes by Optical II
Hietikko Amina - Come And Get It (1996)
Sonic Dream Collective - Oh, Baby All (1995), I Wonder Why (1995)
Waldo - Give Me Your Love (1995), Be Bop A Lula (1995), Feel So Good (1995), No Drugs (1995)
Mind Fruit (28th Jul 1992)
1.It's A Fine Day, 2.I Talk To The Wind, 3.Flow, 4.Stars In My Pocket, 5.Sea People, 6.Evolution Rush, 7.Into This Universe, 8.Up, 9.Alzir, 10.Outro,
Guru Mother (1994)
1.Dreaming of Now, 2.When You Made The Mountain, 3.Guru Mother, 4.Hand in Hand (Looking For Sweet Inspiration), 5.Outside, 6.Release The Joy, 7.Elemental, 8.Cozyland, 9.Sushumna, 10.When She Rises,
It's A Fine Day (1992)
I Talk To The Wind (1992)
Evolution Rush (1992)
Hand In Hand (Looking For Sweet Inspiration) (1993)
When You Made The Mountain (1994)
Another Fine Day (2002)
Label : PWL International. Licensed in the US under East West.
Opus III had major success on the UK singles charts and on the U.S. Dance chart. The group consisted of vocalist Kirsty Hawkshaw and producers/musicians Kevin Dobbs, Ian Munro and Nigel Walton. They promoted a strong environmental message.
Their debut album Mind Fruit produced the ambient track It's A Fine Day, a cover of a 1983 single by Jane & Barton, which topped the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1992 and reached number five on the UK singles chart.
The song, now considered a house music classic, was sampled by Orbital on their 1993 track, Halcyon + On + On. Norwegian artist Erlend Øye also covered the song on his album that was part of the DJ-Kicks series). Kirsty, impressed with the Orbital track, returned the favor by appearing in the video for Halycon + On + On playing a daydreaming housewife.
The other single release from Mind Fruit, was I Talk To The Wind. This was not a big chart success in the UK, only reaching #52.
Opus III's second album Guru Mother, with its oniric cover reminding of Chagall, surfaced in 1994 and produced another #1 dance song When You Made the Mountain. Opus III performed it at the French concert Dance Machine 3, together with their first hit single It's a Fine Day. Kirsty was not bald anymore, but short-haired. A third dance chart entry, Hand in Hand (Looking for Sweet Inspiration) hit #14.
In 1994 too, Kirsty visited Drum Club's tribal album Drums Are Dangerous and Solar Quest's album Orgship.
The group split up after their second album. Kirsty Hawkshaw is still a major presence in dance music, lending her ethereal vocals to a number of electronic and dance music artists and tracks, working with BT, Delerium, the Silent Poets, Mr Sam, Lange pres. Firewall, and DJ Tiesto.
1997 : Kirsty released a downtempo solo-single entitled Sci-Clone.
1998 : Kirsty kept on with her solo carreer, releasing Leafy Lane. The same year came her first solo album O<U>T. Miss Jane (David Carlotti and Carmine Sorrentino) did a cover of It's A Fine Day. Their remake was based on samples of Kirsty's vocals from the 1992 version.
1999 : Kirsty was featured on Technique's single You + Me.
2000 : Kirsty appeared on BT's new single Dreaming, on Mike Koglin's A New Day and Swayzak - State Of Grace. She also contributed to Delirium's album Poem and to Visions, an ablum track of Ian Pooley.
2001 : Kirsty was featured by Tiësto on his single Urban Train.
In 2002 Kirsty released a remixed Fine Day under her own name. She contributed to Tiësto's album In My Memory, and to Way Out West's single Stealth.
2004 : Kirsty's kept on collaborating with Tiësto, appearing on his next single Just Be.
2005 : Kirsty released a solo-single entitled Reach For Me. She contributed to Fragma's single Radio Waves.
2007 : Kirsty's recorded a new track : Split.
2008 : Kirsty will release a new album entitled Ice Castle. The style is ambient and will be available on Magnatune. In Jne, she released the single Invisible, a collaboration with Tenishia
Opus III on Wikipedia
Stay With Me (1996)
Oracle was a project created by Danny Mazor. It featured the voice of a solo female vocalist who hid behind the alias of l'Image. Label : Popular records. It seems that Stay With Me was only released as a combined single, along with Bang - Open Arms.
Thanks to Ninja
Sweet Child O'Mine (1995)
Spanish dance act that recorded the cover of the song Sweet Child O’ Mine originally released and performed by Guns N’ Roses. It featured 90%. It was mixed by Francisco Ferri. Label: Bit Music
Thanks to Ulysses
Turn Around (2001)
Label : Hitland. Oral Beat was a project of Lorenzo Angeloni and Argentino Mazzarulli featuring a solo female vocalist.
Thanks to Yane the Greek
Sunshine Of My Life (1995)
If You Wanna Be (My Only) (30th Jan 1995)
Melanie Thornton gave her voice to If You Wanna Be (My Only). The single was composed and written by R. Arduini, Abaribi and Randone. It was released unde the label Italian Style in Italy and under Control Records in Germany.
Sunshine Of My Life featured the voice of Clara Moroni. Once again released under Italian Style, it was licensed under Quality Music and Video in Canada.
The follow-up and last single was out in 1996. It was entitled Runaway, vocals on that single were done by Sandy Chambers, and there was an Antares mix among other mixes.
Thanks to grof pl. and Gianni
Want You Moving (1995)
It's A Mission (Of Love) (25th Mar 1994)
Label : BMG
Thanks to reBeL
Funky Nomads (1996)
Call Me Misha (Baba Dabababa Baba) (1996)
Orbita was a project of Alexander König and Pavel Yesenin. Label: Pikosso Records
Funky Nomads was released as a sun-shaped CD. It featured voice samples by Natalia Vaseyeva, and soprano sax by Victor Yesenin. Call Me Misha (Baba Dabababa Baba) was released as a phone-shaped CD. It featured vocals by Pavel Yesenin and Yutta Cappollo.
Thanks to FER
Turn Me Again (1994)
Order 2 Dance was composed, produced, arranged and mixed by Germano Polli for New Music S.r.l., mastered by Inzadi, published by Lanpi Sas. Label : Meet Records
One Love (1999)
Angela Chinyere Ordu, aka Chi Chi Ordu or January Ordu, was born in 1971. Her father was a Nigerian physician and her Mum a teacher, she has no sister or brother. She says that she started singing before she could even walk... She spent her childhood and youth between Germany, the USA, Nigeria and Great Britain. Back to Germany in the early 90s, she studied business administration at Giessen and Frankfurt but put all her energy into the music.
She started songwriting. She did vocals for B.G. Prince of Rap under the name Chi Chi Ordu, appearing on the tracks Round And Round and Walk Over The Rainbow, on his album The Time Is Now. Meanwhile, she scored success with her own cover band Legere. After moving to Berlin she took the scene name of January Ordu and started working with DJ Company. Together, they toured through Europe and the USA in 1997-98 (via Sony), hitting the US-charts with Rhythm Of Love.
In 1999, she got signed under Universal and released the solo-single One Love under the name January. The single had some success in the German charts. She also did vocals and Jan Delay, Sam Ragga Band (Hamburg), Katja Riemann… and published several recordings with Brothers Keepers (Warner) and on Cool Struttin’ (Polydor).
Then, Angela had to take a pause as she fell sick with lupus. She explains that she "had to slow down my musical career. Surviving a serious crisis in 2006 I had to learn moving, speaking and... singing again".
2008 : back to music, she published Grey Cat on Sisters Keepers album Gender Riots (Echo Beach). Then she joined the live-project Queensland Band, along with Jeffrey Lee Mills (piano), Victor Ocano (bass), Yaw Freeman (drums) and Benedikt Reidenbach (guitar).
Angela Chinyere Ordu on Myspace
Artists and groups featuring Ordu (January)
DJ Company - Cybersex-Lovegame (1995), Rhythm Of Love (1994), Rhythm Of Love (album) (1997)
Take Me Love Me (1996)
Spanish dance act Organic Vision was produced by Gerard Requena. Label: Bit Music
Thanks to Ulysses
Dreamlover (3rd Apr 1995)
Label : Italian Style.
The single featured Mireille on the vocals. It was composed and written by W. Cremonini, A. Gilardi, R. Romanini and R. Signorelli. Executive producer was G. Maiolini. The team gave special thanks to the singer Tiziano Lugli.
Thanks to grof pl.
Behind My Control (1996)
This project has only released one track, the very powerful track Behind My Control, which contained a sample from John Malkovitch saying "it's beyond my control" in Dangerous Liaisons, already used in a song of French singer Mylène Farmer Beyond My Control. It was composed by G. Fanelli, A. Carino and P. Rossini. Label : Wicked Rhythm.
Number 1 (2000)
1.All Of You, 2.Because Of You, 3.A World Without You, 4.Memories Of You, 5.Shattered Dreams, 6.A Love In My Heart, 7.Together Again, 8.Breaking My Heart, 9.Everyday, 10.Seasons In The Sun, 11.Easy Lover, 12.She's Alone, 13.Let Me Go, 14.I'm Dreaming, 15.That's My Love,
Forever Again ()
That's My Love (4th Sep 1993)
Rock My Heart (14th Jan 1994)
Wasting Water (13th May 1994)
She's Alone (11th Jan 1995)
I'm Dreaming (31st Aug 1995)
Here Comes The Night (21st Nov 1995)
Let Me Go (22nd Jun 1996)
Memories Of You (18th Nov 1996)
Breaking My Heart (4th Dec 1997)
A World Without You (Michelle) (25th Feb 1998)
Everyday (7th May 1998)
Together Again (7th Sep 1998)
Easy Lover (12th Jan 1999)
A Love In My Heart (25th May 1999)
Shattered Dreams (15th Feb 2000)
Seasons In The Sun (30th Jun 2000)
All Of You (11th Jan 2001)
Don't Want Your Love (18th Jan 2001)
Such A Shame (26th Feb 2001)
Heat Of The Moment (1st May 2009)
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (29th Oct 2010)
It Will Rain (9th Mar 2012)
This Is The Moment (19th Nov 2014)
Jealous (12th Feb 2015)
Chains (5th May 2015)
Baker Street (17th Jun 2015)
Baby I Love Your Way (25th Jul 2016)
Body Like A Back Road (11th Mar 2017)
Sukyiaki (22nd Jun 2017)
Singing In The Rain (14th Jul 2018)
Dream Small (25th Aug 2018)
Happier (20th Oct 2018)
Records Company : SAIFAM Publishing group (label 21st Century). Orlando, a project featuring a male vocalist, was somehow Mauro Farina's team's answer to the successful comeback of German groups such as Bad Boys Blue or Modern Talking.
Rock My Heart was a cover of Haddaway's hit.
Here Comes The Night was produced by Bruno Rosellini. It was written by Bruno Rosellini and Danilo Ballo.
I'm Dreaming was arranged and mixed by Sylver Miles, produced by Bruno Rosellini, written by Bruno Rosellini, Danilo Ballo, Fabrizio Baldoni and Vince Lancini.
Let Me Go was produced by Bruno Rosellini, arranged by Sylver Miles at Jam Studio, mixed by Arkimede at Charisma Studio, remixed by DJ Alfonso Voto. The team thanked the Sharada Quartet.
Shattered Dreams was produced by Fabio Turatti and Mauro Farina and featured vocals by Victor Fraja.
In 2000, an album was released. It contained almost all the hits, sung by the 2 successive singers of the project (who also did vocal on Den Harrow's I, Den), one of them is Spanish.
Don't Want Your Love was a duet with Morgana. The vinyl included 2 versions of a song recorded as Morgana : Boys And Girls.
She's Alone was re-released in 2003 under the Spanish label Wanchu Music.
Orlando was featured on Two Powers' Tinseltown In The Rain.
Some tracks, never released as vinyl, were recorded under the name of Orlando : Heat Of The Moment, Give it Away, Forever Again, Smile, Joy To The World... They are only available from the SAIFAM online shop as customized CD.
Thanks to Thomas Spiegel, Klems, Sascha Busch, Gianni and Leonardo Marmolejo Maldonado
Artists and groups featuring Orlando
Asia Gang - Ever 2000 (1999), Ever 2000 (2000)
Reggaeton Nation - Body Like A Back Road (2017)
Two Powers - Tinseltown In The Rain (1996)
I'll Give U My Life (1996)
Label: Evidence. I'll Give U My Life featured vocals Daby and raps by Spencer "Master Voice". It was arranged and mixed By F. Nardulli, M. Scalera and S. Montenegro, arranged, mixed and written by Raffaele Quatraro, produced by O.R.O, digitally recorded by Franco Loporchio at N.T.R. Studio. The team thanked Sabina, Zabaione, T. Rischio and F. Pontrandolfo.
Ode To My Family (1995)
Zombie (Feb 1995)
Label : Max Music. Both singles were covers of the Cranberries. Ode To My Family was produced by Miguel Dega and Ricardo Campoy. Zombie was licensed in Germany under Dance Street Records.
Thanks to Fred and Mihail
Spanish vocalist and songwriter Cristina Orue contributed to the eurodance projects Kriss and Kryssy.
Artists and groups featuring Orue (Cristina)
Kriss - Strangers (1996), Tonight (1995)
Kryssy - She's In The Rain (1997)
Label : MCA Music Entertainment GmbH.
This German project was created by the producers Larry & Mike Osazuwas, around a male vocalist and a male rapper (maybe the Osazuwas brothers themselves). Free reminded of some Bad Blue Boys songs. The "boys band" touch of the chorus was compensated by the excellent melody. The promo vinyl contained 2 versions : Extended Version and Radio Version.
Thanks to Alex Capilé
Artists and groups featuring Osborne (Patric)
Patric - Love Me (1994)
Face Of A Stranger (1995)
Produced and written by Axel Breitung. The female vocalist was Christiane Eiben. The single was maybe only released as promo. It was inlcuded in 1996 on the US compilations Dance Blitz 96 and in 1998 on Dance Music Authority - Fuse Energy.
The melody of Face Of A Stranger was also combined on a slower, euro-reggae rhythm with an Arabian flavor, and used in 4ward's song Arabian Holiday (anther of Breitung's numerous projects), available on compilation only.
Canadian rapper Richard John Oss aka Ricky J contributed to projects DFS, Solina and Jefferson Project.
Artists and groups featuring Oss (Ricky)
DFS - Me Lay Lo (1996), Ou Ee Ou (1994), The Hustle (1996)
Jefferson Project - Do It With Me (1996)
Solina - Give It Up/Body And Soul (1996)
Outside Looking In (1995)
Spanish dance act Other Sequence was produced by Alejandro Piqueras Ramírez, Fernando Rodríguez and Miguel Molina Parejo. They released single Outside Looking In (Dream Sequence hit cover). Outside Looking In was recorded and mixed with 20 Bit Digital Recording Technology at A.F. Studios. It was followed by Imagination one year later. Label: Bol Beat.
Thanks to Ulysses
Free The Marihuana ()
Fuck You (1992)
Gimme Love (1993)
House Is Not A Crime (1994)
Ottorongo is a project of C. Wybouw and S. Feys. Gimme Love was released under EMI -Odisc Publishing.
Tracks such as Eena Eena, Fuck You! or Owe Yo was released in 1992 in Belgium under the label Holy Hole. Maybe it's the same project, maybe not.
Thanks to Hurry K'N
Gonna Dance With You (1996)
O.U.N.I. was actually a mistyping... Real name was O.V.N.I. Project. Gonna Dance With You featured vocals by Sammy B. (Samantha Boni) Composed by Davide Daccico, Davide Marsilio and Giorgio Spagna, it was mixed at Alamode Studio by D. Marsilio. It was producer and arranged by Davide Daccico and Davide Marsilio. Label: Domino Records
Thanks to Andrew-FK
1.Intro, 2.Destination Nowhere, 3.Summerdream (Edit), 4.Paradise, 5.Groovin', 6.All Because of You, 7.Take Me To Your Fantasy, 8.Without You, 9.Love Explosion, 10.Waste of Time, 11.Im Coming Out, 12.Groovin' (House Mix), 13.Destination Nowhere (Factual Beat Mix), 14.Summerdream (Original),
Show Me (Your Magic Side) (1995)
Destination Nowhere (1995)
Show Me (Your Magic Side) was produced by Mikkel deMib at Teen Town Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark. The Horse Cock mix was done by DJ Aligator Project.
They released an album in 1995. It featured vocals from Anja (lead vocalist of eurodance project Zoom), Anne-Loise Mathiesen, Bukie Bates, Niels Helmark, Raph and Sim.
Thanks to Vision and Abelito
The Life Goes On (1996)
The project features the raps of Tony Dyer aka Tony T and a female vocalist. The single was recorded at Dance Master Records (Germany) and appeared on compilation Dance Dance Dance 8
Thanks to Necronomic
Sublabel of Discomagic Records, this label was active during 80's-90's, and was mainly specialized into Italo Disco / Italo House.
Movin' Up (2000)
Movin' Up was written by Roberto Romano and Valentina Ducros, produced, arranged, and mixed by Roberto Romano.
Thanks to Marian Stoica
Italian label. All releases were produced by F. Zafret.
Just Remember (7th Oct 1994)
Label: Dig It International
Outta Control (19th Nov 1996)
1.One of Us, 2.Sinful Wishes, 3.Because We're In Love, 4.I Wanna Feel The Music, 5.Lonely Times, 6.Never Give Up (On a Broken Dream), 7.Tonight It's Party Time, 8.Our Love, 9.Together In Electric Dreams, 10.Take Control, 11.Sinful Wishes (The Boomtang Mix), 12.Tonight It's Party Time (Peak Hour House Anthem), 13.One Of Us (Hard House Vox),
Tonight It's Party Time (17th Oct 1995)
Sinful Wishes (19th Nov 1996)
One of Us (9th Feb 1997)
Together In Electric Dreams / For You I Will (4th Nov 1997)
Membres : Barry Harris (singer, producer), Kimberley Wetmore (female vocalist)
Outta Control features Barry Harris, a producer better known for E-Magine and Kon Kan, who scored the international and top 15 U.S. hit I Beg Your Pardon back in 1989, Rachid Wehbi, an extraordinaire keyboardist and the powerful vocals of Kimberley Wetmore.
One of their first hits was Tonight It's Party Time. Featuring Simone Denny, entered the Top 50 hit on the Billboard Dance Chart and also went Top 10 in DMA. Virtually every cool radio station in the U.S. has played this in the mix and it has now been licensed worldwide. Mixes included the Euro Mix, the Euro Odyssey Mix, and Chris Cox's Peak Hour House Anthem. It contained some elements picked up in the track Weekend (by James Calloway and Leroy Jackson).
The new album from Outta Control is perhaps the best dance album of this year. It contains 10 tracks, including the previous hits Tonight It's Party Time, the version of Joan Osbourne's hit One Of Us and their last single Sinful Wishes. It has also other vocalists, like the Toronto diva Miss S., D.J. Terry Kelly (Top Kat), Simone Denny (on Tonight It's Party Time) and Kon Kan himself. He appears in the remake to Giorgio Moroder's Together In Electric Dreams which also contains For You I Will which is not available on the album. By the way, Moroder has also given a hand in this album, that presents the best of today's eurodance music. There are also 3 house remixes of the singles, but the album is so good that they are neglegible.
In Love With You (Baby Baby) (24th Oct 1994)
Magic Night (26th Jun 1995)
A Little Step Of Peace (1st Dec 2012)
Singer, guitar player and songwriter Ova Steel (real name : Owen Standing) was born in Zaire. He then made his way to London, Paris, then Berlin and finally Cologne. There, he matured into a much sought-after performer at galas, in discotheques and on TV.
He started his carreer as member of the Bad Boys Blue project (he toured with the project only one year, in 1993, but was never considered as a full-time member since he had signed a solo-contract with Coconut records). His singles were released under Coconut records. His team included as background dancer Heike Unger from Köln. His first single was entitled In Love With You. Realaesed in 1994, it featured a radio edit, an extended version, and a Club mix. The follow-up Magic Night included a radio edit, an extended version, a house Mix, a Club mix and a Dance Mix.
1997 : he wrote lyrics for Blackdraft - Where Is Your Dream.
Artists and groups featuring Ova Steel
Ova Steel - Magic Night (1995)
Italian label, responsible among others of projects such as Margot (Extrasensual 1993), DJ Kharma (A Name 1995), Church Sister (Sexy Body Move 1993), Red Feat. Roxanne (Nothing Is Bad 1993), Frank D. (Let's Sing 1993), Expression 4 (I Can Dance And Fall In Love 1994, I Dream Your Love 1995), Big Beat Generation (Keep Givin' All My Love To You 1994), Karen B. (Natural Woman 1994), Active Box (Love Sensation 1995), Marc Ivan feat. Amanda (Rockin' Dancing Shoes 1995), Max Mad (Don't Let Me Down 1995) and The Sensitives (Tell Me The Way).
Thanks to reBeL
Are You Ready (1994)
Are You Ready featured vocals by Elen. It was composed and arranged by Michele Galeazzi, DJ Marco Talini and DJ Stefano Natali, mixed at No Smoking studio in Sarzana (Italy). It was licensed under Disco Magic UK
Follow Your Heart ()
Born on 19th of March 1972 in Ipswich, Kelly began her singer carrier in SL2. Before she was a model, her mother made her take dance and singing courses, and took part at the age of 17 to TV-programs as dancer. She has been Cappella's female vocalist between 1993 and 1995.
Before she was a member of Cappella she liked to be solo-artist. Already 2½ year she was busy with her solo career, and Cappella was just something that came betheen, it was a change she could not refuse. After the first CD the atmosphere within Cappella was going down more and more and she left Cappella get on with her solo career, here first solo single was entiteled : Follow Your Heart under the name of Kelly-O. Apparently she stopped her solo career, because she is back with the group SL2, with a new single called On A Ragga tip '97.
She is still a single person, even if there were rumours about her living with Brian of the boys band East 17. She lives in London in a 5-rooms house she shares with her best friend Lily. She says she is extravert, honest and self-confident... Even if she finds her feet too big. She like gymnastics, swimming, sleeping, looking at photo albums and going shopping. For her the worst thing in life is loneliness. She also hates liars. She admires Madonna. She loves dolphins.
Around 2004, Kelly used to work on radio Vibe FM, in Norwich. She is married and has children
Thanks to Klems
Love Is All Around (1995)
Oz is the name of the solo female vocalist.
The single was written and composed by Alain Chbeir and Fernando de Meersman. Label : IPN / Dance Pool (Sony). Background vocals were done by Oz and Eugénie Pimba. The Venus maxi mix and the Magical maxi mix were arranged by Fernando de Meersma. The Underground radio mix was arranged by Francesco de Palmeri, mixed by Felice Palmeri. The Trance mix was arranged by Renoar Madri Olowan and Fernando de Meersma, and mixed by Felice Palmeri
It appeared on the compilations Power Dance 3 in Belgium, Dance Blitz 96 in the US, and Dance Pool Party Eté 95 in France.
Thanks to Astralys
Movin' With Me ()
Movin' With Me was written and composed by Marcello Maffioletti, Righen and Massimio Zucchelli, produced by Righen (Tiziano Giupponi). Label: Let It Beat Records