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Harris Barry

Harris (Barry)   (Canada)

EuroDance producer
Added : 03/09/2000
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The Wailin EP
Wailin
Filter Queen EP
Funk Like Dat
Why'd Ya Let Her
Dive In The Pool
Beg For It
S'cream
95 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

 

Barry Harris singles

The Wailin EP The Wailin EP 1996  
Wailin Wailin 1996  
Filter Queen EP Filter Queen EP 25th Feb 1997  
Funk Like Dat Funk Like Dat Apr 1997  
Why'd Ya Let Her Why'd Ya Let Her 9th Feb 1998  
Dive In The Pool Dive In The Pool 2000  
Beg For It Beg For It 2000  
S'cream S'cream 2002  

 

Productions, co-production, executive production

One of Us Outta Control - One of Us 9th Feb 1997  

 



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Barry Harris biography

Based in Toronto (Canada), the DJ, producer, songwriter and artist Barry Harris started DJing in 1983 on his college radio with the intention that it would lead him to remixing. Actually it didn't and he got frustrated, so frustrated about it that by 1988 he said "screw it then... I'll make my own record". This is how he created the project Kon Kan (a twist on the phrase "Can Con" (Canadian Content) which is the rule that forces Canadian radio station to play 30% Canadian music). That first record was I Beg Your Pardon. By 1989 it went top 15 on Billboard in America and top 5 around the world. He teamed up with the vocalist Kevin Wynne who contributed to the project's album, then left in 1989.

He was co-producer of many Eurodance projects such as Outta Control (with Rachid Wehbi and Kimberley Wetmore) or E-Magine (still with Kimberley Wetmore) and artists like Engelbert Humperdink. He also remixed Ondina's singles. Between 1993 and 1995 Barry Harris also released singles under the name Top Kat (with Terry Kelly). Their single Feel Cool charted well on Billboard's Hot Dance Music Club Play chart. Then he created the project Killer Bunnies with Rachid Wehbi and the vocalist Simone Denny.

In 1998 he moved to Los Angeles. Under the name of Thunderpuss, he produced or remixed tracks with Chris Cox (chairman of the independant label Interhit Records) for Whitney Houston, Amber, Britney Spears, Abigail, Billie Myers, The Tamperer, Duke, Madonna, Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder and many more. Thunderpuss also released their own chart hits : a cover version of I Just Want To Be Your Everything featuring Thea Austin (released fall of 1997), Godzilla (released in May 19th, 1998) and Heroes (June 4th, 1998). The name of the project has its own history : "Chris's wife came up with Erotic Thunderpuss. I thought it was too pornographic, so Chris suggested Thunderpuss. At the time I said well how about Thunderpuss 2000, it sounds a little fun and cartoonish and besides... remixers only get about 3 years to be popular (if they should be so lucky to become popular in the first place!). So we agreed on Thunderpuss 2000. Well much to our surprise we were still hot by the end of 2000. I really didn't want to have an old name... like who would care about Thunderpuss '98... so we just started to drop the 2000 by fall of that year" Barry explains. In only five years , Thunderpuss remixes scored 31 #1's on Billboard's Hot Dance Music Club Play Chart and several more on the Maxi-Singles Sales Chart

With the underground solo-singles Wailin, Filter Queen and Why'd Ya Let Her Barry Harris proves to be a multi-talented dance music producer, remixer, and artist. Why'd Ya Let Her is the follow-up to last years Billboard Top 40 Dance Chart hit Funk Like Dat, which set dance floors on fire in the Spring of 1997.

2000 : Barry Harris released a solo single entitled Dive In The Pool, featuring he vocals of Pepper Mashay (who had also done vocals for the project Acapulco Heat).

2003 : Thunderpuss split in September 2003 to pursue solo projects. "Thunderpuss had just run its course," he said. "I wanted to do other things. I felt it was time for another chapter.". Barry Harris was chosen to be Junior Vasquez’s first guest DJ at Sound Factory's spanking-new Raw party in December. He does a weekly mix show on XM Satellite Radio every Saturday at midnight.

Barry remixed the theme song for the hit show Queer Eye For The Straight Guy entitled All Things.

2005 : Barry Harris remixed To Sir With Love by Chaka Khan in March.

Barry Harris says David Bowie is his biggest idol of all times. Barry has always been a music fanatic all his life in one way or another. Outside of remixing and DJing, he plays guitar, bass and piano

Not to be confused with the jazz artist of the same name.

Remixes and productions as Thunderpuss

Aaliyah - Got To Give It Up
Abigail - If It Don't Fit, Let The Joy Rise
Amber - Above The Clouds, Sexual (Li Da Di), Need To Be Naked, Taste The Tears
Anastacia - Love Is A Crime, Boom
Ayumi Hamasaki - Surreal, Trauma
Ann Nesby - Lovin Is Really My Game (as Thunderpuss)
Backstreet Boys - The Call
Billie Meyers - Kiss The Rain
Boa - Amazing Kiss
Bob Sinclar - Freedom
Boomkat - The Wreckoning, What U Do 2 Me
Brian McKnight - Still
Britney Spears - Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know, I'm A Slave 4 U, I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman, Sometimes
Celine Dion - I Want You To Need Me
Cher - Song For The Lonely
Christina Aguilera - I Turn To You, The Christmas Song, What A Girl Wants, Lady Marmalade
Donna Summer - Love Is A Healer
Enrique Iglesias - Be With You, Escape, Hero
Gloria Estefan - Out Of Nowhere
Janet Jackson - All For You
Jennifer Holiday - Think It Over, A Woman's Got The Power, Alive, Feelin' So Good, Play
Loleatta Holloway - Share My Joyn
Leann Rimes - Can't Fight The Moonlight, Tic Toc
Madonna - Die Another Day, Don't Tell Me, Thunderpuss GHV2 Megamix, What It Feels Like For A Girl
Mary J Blige - Rainy Dayz, No More Drama
Mirwais - Disco Science re-mix with Giorgio Morodor
Shakira - Underneath Your Clothes, Ready For The Good Times
Sonique - Love Is On Our Side, Sky,Your Love Washes Away
Tamia - Stranger In My House
Taylor Dayne - Naked Without You
Whitney Houston - It's Not Right, But It's Okay, My Love Is Your Love, Try It On My Own, Whatchulookinat, Same Script, Different Cast

Barry Harris biography was last updated Sat, January 13th 2018

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