Here’s the nineth volume of the collection!!!
Years: 1994-1995-1996 The tracks included are mixes or remixes from the original 12″ maxi-singles.
01. MR. PRESIDENT – Coco Jamboo [Extended Version] 5:42
02. ACE OF BASE – Beautiful Life [12” Extended Version] 5:45
03. FUN FACTORY – Celebration [Slam Rap Extended] 4:28
04. CAPPELLA – Move On Baby [House Mix] 5:27
05. HADDAWAY – Fly Away [Extended Version] 6:43
06. CAPTAIN HOLLYWOOD – Love And Pain [Maxi Mix] 5:53
07. NINA – Until All Your Dreams Come True [Club Mix] 5:27
08. PHARAO – I Show You Secrets [Mystery Of Music Mix] 6:11
09. LA BOUCHE – Be My Lover [Club Mix] 6:26
10. BLUE SYSTEM – Laila [Blue Dance Mix] 6:00
11. MASTERBOY – Generation Of Love [Ipanema Maxi Version] 5:49
12. CULTURE BEAT – Take Me Away [Extended Mix] 6:55
13. BASS BUMPERS – Keep On Pushing [12” Club Mix] 6:08
1996 saw Mr. President ease away from its dance roots in favor of a lighter, more exotic sound. The new sound was first featured on the reggae-inspired 1996 hit Coco Jamboo. Not only did the song become the band’s highest hit to date in Germany, Australia and Switzerland (where their previous singles charted highest), Coco Jamboo became the first Mr. President single to chart in the UK peaking at #8 (but only 2 small hits following) and in the United States, peaking at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100. The full-length album on which Coco Jamboo was released, We See The Same Sun, boasted two more additional singles which were largely successful in Europe.
“Beautiful Life” was released by Ace Of Base in the Autumn of 1995. In North America it was the first single released from the album The Bridge; in Europe it followed “Lucky Love”. The song was written on January 1, 1994 by band member Jonas Berggren while he was in the Canary Islands. His earlier song “The Sign” had just hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Berggren incorporated gospel elements into the song, and the single proved quite successful worldwide, reaching #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December, 1995 and on the UK Singles Chart. It also hit #1 on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.
In 1995, Fun Factory released their second album, Fun-Tastic, which contained several hits such as “Celebration” (Included in this volume), “Do Wah Diddy”, “I Love You”, and a rap remake of “I Wanna B With U” from their first and second albums. By this time they began to become more popular throughout Europe, and even saw some of their songs chart in the USA and Canada.
“Celebration” was a very popular hit and it was the soundtrack of the spanish tv-advertisment of “Estrella Dam” Beer.
“Move On Baby” was released was released on February 10, 1994 and was the third one from their second album U Got 2 Know. The song had a great success in many countries, particularly in the Netherlands and Switzerland where it topped the chart. The song also reached #7 on the UK Singles Chart and Hot Dance Club Play in the US.
“Fly Away” by HAddaway It was the first single from his second album “The Drive” and was released in April 1995. The song was a hit in several countries, particularly in Switzerland, the Netherlands and Israel where it reached the top 10. However, it achieved a minor success in France and Belgium.
“Love & Pain” by Captain Hollywood” was the second single from his third album “The Afterparty”. The remix included in this volume was remixed by Masterboy.
Nina, who was the voalist of great hits like “More And More” and “Only With You” for Captain Hollywood, and “Honesty” for Intermission, published in 1995 another of her greatest hits “Until Your Dreams Come True”; this was the second single from her debut album “Dare!
The debut single of Pharao was “I Show You Secrets” reached #6 on the German single Media Control Charts within weeks of its release eventually earning them a gold certification. The single also charted well in some European countries including Switzerland and Austria. Their second single “There is a Star” turned out to be another hit reaching #8 in the German official single chart, which in its turn earned them another gold certification.
La Bouche’s debut single “Sweet Dreams” (included in volume 5) was released in 1994 and was a pan-European and Australian hit. It was followed by “Be My Lover” in 1995, which peaked at number one in Germany and Australia, while also reaching the Top 10 in fourteen European countries. It also peaked at number 27 in 1995 and number 25 in 1996 in the UK Singles Chart when re-issued in that year.
“Be My Lover” went to number 1 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1995 and climbed to number 6 on the Hot 100 in early 1996. It was then re-released in the UK and reached a new peak of number 25. It went on to win the ASCAP award for the “Most Played Song in America”, and sold 6 million copies worldwide.
“Laila” was the single from the 11th album of Blue System and it was maybe the most “succesful” single of his dance projects in the 90’s. The song was remixed by Masterboy and it was the 2nd time that someone outside the Dieter Bohlen’s team did that… at least as credited; The first time was the track “Dr. Mabuse” by the Berman Brothers.
Masterboy published in 1995 “Generation Of Love”. It was one of the singles from its album of the same name and band’s one of the most successful singles in terms of peak positions on the charts. It achieved success in many European countries where it was a top twenty hit, particularly in France where it peaked at #8 and stayed on the chart (top 50) for 13 weeks. The song was also a hit in Belgium (Wallonia), where it remained ranked in the top 40 for 18 weeks. Trixi Delgado is the female voice who performed the vocals.
“Generation of Love” was re-released in a remixed version in 2006 with Freedom Williams and Linda Rocco in featuring, but was much less successful. This version is included on Masterboy’s 2006 studio album US-Album. The artwork of the remixes used the same picture, but with different colours (red, blue, gray).
“Take Me Away” was recorded by Culture Beat in 1995 and It was the third single from their third studio album “Inside Out” and was released in June 1996. The song was a hit in many countries, particularly in Finland where it reached #6.
Bass Bumpers published in 1995 “Keep On Pushing”. This track is not included in any album.
MR. PRESIDENT – Coco Jamboo [Extended Version] 5:42 – (100 BPM)
(Kai Matthiesen, Rainer Gaffrey, Delroy Rennalls) 1996
WEA – 0630 14384-0 (Germany)
Produced by Kai Matthiesen, Rainer Gaffrey.
ACE OF BASE – Beautiful Life [12″ Extended Version] 5:45 – (135 BPM)
(Jonas “Joker” Berggren, John Ballard, Joker) 1995 Metronome – 577 245-2 (Sweden)
Produced by Denniz PoP, Joker, Max Martin.
FUN FACTORY – Celebration [Slam Rap Extended] 4:28 – (100 BPM)
(Bullent Aris, Toni Cottura) 1995 Regular Records – 004154-0REG (Germany)
Produced by Team 33.
CAPPELLA – Move On Baby [House Mix] 5:27 – (133 BPM)
(Alessandro Pasinelli, Bruno Guerrini, Diego Leoni, Gianfranco Bortolotti, Guan Elmzoom, Lorenzo Carpella) 1994 – (133 BPM)
Media Records – MR 616 (Italy)
Produced by Gianfranco Bortolotti.
HADDAWAY – Fly Away [Extended Version] 6:43 – (143,1 BPM)
(Dee Dee Halligan, Junior Torello, Richard Palmer-James) 1995
Coconut – 74321 26531 1 (Germany)
Produced by Dee Dee Halligan, Junior Torello.
CAPTAIN HOLLYWOOD – Love And Pain [Maxi Mix] 5:53 – (135 BPM)
(Miles Gordon, P-Force, Tony Dawson-Harrison) 1996
Mighty – 575 051-1 (Germany) Produced by Miles Gordon, P-Force – Remix by Masterboy Beat Production.
NINA – Until All Your Dreams Come True [Club Mix] 5:27 – (150 BPM)
(J. D. Wood, Nosie Katzmann, Tom Jaques G. Coin) 1995
Blow Up – INT 125.862 (Germany)
Produced by Nosie Katzmann.
PHARAO – I Show You Secrets [Mystery Of Music Mix] 6:11 – (142 BPM)
(Alexander Hawking, Dj Stevie Steve, Marcus Deon Thomas, Tomcat) 1994
Dance Pool – DAN 660422 6 (Germany)
Produced by Alexander Hawking, DJ Stevie Steve.
LA BOUCHE – Be My Lover [Club Mix] 6:26 – (135,1 BPM)
(Amir Saraf, Ulli Brenner, L. McCray, M. Thornton) 1995
MCI – 74321 26540 1 (Germany)
Produced by Brenner & Saraf.
BLUE SYSTEM – Laila [Blue Dance Mix] 6:00 – (134,3 BPM)
(Dieter Bohlen) 1995 Hansa – 74321 31805 2 (Germany)
Produced by Dieter Bohlen – Remix by Masterboy Beat Production.
MASTERBOY – Generation Of Love [Ipanema Maxi Version] 5:49 – (140 BPM)
(Beatrice Obrecht, Enrico Zabler, Tommy Schleh, Luke Skywalker) 1996
Club Zone – 579 375-1 (Germany)
Produced by Masterboy Beat Production.
CULTURE BEAT – Take Me Away [Extended Mix] 6:55 – (126 BPM)
(Cyborg, Jörg Wagner, Vernon, Jay Supreme ) 1995
Dance Pool – DAN 663384 6 (Germany)
Produced by Cyborg.
BASS BUMPERS – Keep On Pushing [12″ Club Mix] 6:08 – (158 BPM)
(Caba Kroll, Felicia Uwaje, Henning Reith, Ian Freemann) 1995
Ultraphonic – 0630-10786-0 (Germany)
Produced by Bass Bumper Music Production.