Category: 90’s


N-Tyce

n-tyceN-Tyce were an R&B\pop girl group from London, England that consisted of members Ario Obubore, Chantal Kerzner, Donna Studds and M’Chelle Robinson. The group was signed to the Telestar Records label.
hey djIn 1997, the group released their debut single “Hey DJ! (Play That Song)” which peaked at #20 on the U.K. Singles chart.
we come to partyTheir follow-up single “We Come to Party” fared better on the charts, peaking at #12 on the U.K. Singles chart. The song was released as their debut single in the United States, but it didn’t appear to generate a lot of success there.
telefunkinIn 1998, N-Tyce released the single “Telefunkin'” which peaked at #16 on the U.K. Singles chart.
all day every dayIn June of that same year, the group released their debut and only album “All Day Every Day” which peaked at #44 on the U.K. Singles chart. In the U.S., the album was released promotionally.
boom boomThe last single from the album “Boom Boom” peaked at #18 on the U.K. Singles chart, making it their last chart appearance to date.

In July of 1998, N-Tyce was one of the opening acts for *NSYNC’s concert tour “NSYNC in Concert.” By 1999, the group disbanded and faded into obscurity, but according to research, N-Tyce had reportedly planned on reuniting in 2011 along with releasing a new album, but it’s unknown if those plans ever happened.

These days, it’s unknown what the members of N-Tyce are up to these days or if they’re still active in the music business.

To see the music video for “Hey DJ! (Play That Song),” go to:

To see the music video for “We Come to Party,” go to:

To see the music video for “Telefunkin’,” go to:

To see the music video for “Boom Boom,” go to:

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B-Mad

B-Mad
B-Mad was a hip-hop music act from the ’90s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to the Circle Jam Records label.
Outta-BedrockIn 1994, they released their only album “Outta-Bedrock” on cassette. It’s unknown how or if the album generated any success.

After that, it seems as if B-Mad has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been from them since the ’90s.

To see a fan-made video for “Sack Season,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Brain Washed,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Fillies Forever Freaking,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Dedication,” go to:

Candy Flip
Candy Flip were a British electronic\dance band from the late ’80s\early ’90s that consisted of vocalist\keyboard player Danny Spencer and keyboard player Ric Anderson-Peet. Their name comes from the word “candyflipping” (which was the slang term for the practice of taking LSD and ecstasy at the same time).
spaceIn 1989, they released their debut single “Space” which didn’t chart at first, but when it was re-released a year later, it peaked at #98 on the U.K. Singles chart.
strawberryfieldsIn 1990, Candy Flip’s second single, a cover version of the Beatles’ 1967 song “Strawberry Fields Forever” became a hit, peaking at #3 on the U.K. Singles chart. In the United States, it peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and #11 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Their third single “Love Is Life” was released, but failed to make any music charts at all, but  the fourth single “This Can Be Real” peaked at #60 on the U.K. Singles chart.
madstock
In 1991, Candy Flip released their debut and only album “Madstock… The Continuing Adventures of Bubble Car Fish.” It’s unknown how or if the album made any impact on the album charts at all.
redhillsroad
Their last single “Redhills Road” peaked at #86 on the U.K. Singles, #10 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and #19 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart. By 1992, Candy Flip had disbanded.

Ric Anderson-Peet went on to become a record producer and engineer, working with bands such as Six By Seven and the Charlatans.

Danny Spencer went on to form a music act called Sound 5 with DJ\producer Kelvin Andrews and released an album called “No Illicit Dancing” in 2000 and provided remixes for various artists. These days, he and Kelvin continue to work together under the name “Soul Mekanik.”

To see the Facebook page for Soul Mekanik, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/SoulMekanik/

To see the music video for “Strawberry Fields Forever,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Love is Life,” go to:

To see the music video for “This Can Be Real,” go to:

To see the music video for “Space,” go to:

To see the music video for “Redhills Road,” go to:

Quartz

quartzQuartz was a dance music production duo from the late ’80s\early ’90s that consisted of Ronnie Herel and Dave Rawlings.
meltdownIn 1989, they released their debut single “Meltdown” which peaked at #78 on the U.K. Singles chart.
we're coming at yaA year later in 1990, Quartz released their sophomore single “We’re Comin’ At Ya” (featuring artist Stepz) which fared better, peaking at #65 on the U.K. Singles charts.
let's get busyDuring that same year, the duo was featured on house music act Clubland’s number one dance single “Let’s Get Busy (Pump It Up)”. It also peaked at #86 on the U.K. Singles chart.
perfect timingIn 1991, Quartz released their only album “Perfect Timing” which didn’t appear to make any album charts at all.
it's too lateThe duo first collaborated with singer Dina Carroll on a cover version of Carole King’s 1971 hit song “It’s Too Late” which peaked at #8 on the U.K. Singles chart.
naked loveThe follow up single from the album “Naked Love (Just Say You Want Me)” peaked at #39 on the U.K. Singles chart. After that, Dina Carroll went on to have a moderately successful solo career.

During that same year, Ronnie and Dave split up, but Dave continued to record as Quart and released three singles in 1992: “Give Me Desire,” “Hot For You” (with Clubland) and “Distant” (featuring artist Lisa Jane), but neither of them made the charts.

Ronnie Herel went back to his DJ career, was a radio host for BBC 1, was the co director for Uptown Records, made music with DJ LJ Blends under the name “126 Blonds” and even pursued acting.

These days, Ronnie is the host of #TheBigRnBShow on Mi-Soul Radio and still deejays.

In 1994, Dave Rawlings teamed up with DJ Paul Mundy and formed an acid jazz music project called The Jazz Vandall’s. These days, he works as an engineer for live bands and occassionally deejays.

To see Ronnie Herel’s Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/DJRonnieHerel/

To follow Ronnie Herel on Twitter, go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Meltdown,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “We’re Comin’ At Ya,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Let’s Get Busy (Pump It Up” (with Clubland), go to:

To see the music video for “It’s Too Late” (featuring Dina Carroll), go to:

To see the music video for “Naked Love (Just Stay You Want Me)” (also featuring Dina Carroll), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Give Me Desire,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Hot For You” (with Clubland),” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Distant,” go to:

BreZe

breze
BreZe were an English girl group from the late’ 90s whose members consisted of 11-year-olds Amanda Wilding & Jessica Holder, 10-year-old Jodie Miller and 9-year-old Phylicia Dyer.

They were signed to the Warner Music UK Ltd. record label (where they were signed for £500,000) and attended the Barbara Speake Stage School in London.

my heart goes boom

In 1999, the group released their only single “My Heart Goes Boom.” The song was expected to be a number one Christmas hit, but it flopped on the charts.

BreZe also faced some controversy when parents complained to 19 Management about the perceived exploitation of children by the music company. Because of this, the group’s second single and album were shelved and they faded into obscurity.

Around 2013, the group reunited and according to their Facebook page, they were working on music, but nothing has been heard about them since and it’s unknown if they’re currently together anymore.

To see BreZe’s Facebook page (even though it hasn’t been updated since 2013), go to:
https://www.facebook.com/BreZeGirlBand/

To see the music video for “My Heart Goes Boom,” go to:

Amie Comeaux

Amie ComeauxAmie Comeaux (born Amie Noelle Comeux on December 4, 1976 in Brusly, Louisiana) was a country music singer from the ’90s whose career sadly ended too soon.

As a child, Amie first began singing at weddings & nursing homes. At the age of 9, she sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a New Orleans Saints football game at the Louisiana Superdome and continued to do so throughout her teenage years.

When she was 10 years old, she began working with record producer Harold Shenn on her singing skills and was even chosen to play the lead role in “Annie” at the Baton Rogue Little Theater.
moving outIn 1993, Amie was signed to Polydor Records and a year later in 1994, she released her debut album “Moving Out.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
Who's She To YouThe only song to chart from the album was “Whose Is She To You” which peaked at #64 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart (staying on the chart for only 4 weeks).

The title song and “Blue” were released as singles, but failed to make any impact on the charts at all. In September of 1996, Polydor Records shut down (by which time the label’s name had changed to A&M Records) which caused Amie to lose her record deal.

Country singer Toby Keith (who was also signed to Polydor Records at the time) offered to help Amie with her follow-up album before the label closed. Amie would later head to Nashville, Tennessee to look for a new record deal.

On December 21, 1997, Amie was returning home with her grandmother and godchild from a Christmas family gathering in Alabama. As she passed a car, Amie’s car hydroplaned due to heavy rain and struck a tree, killing her instantly. Her grandmother and godchild were also injured in the accident, but survived.

She was only 21 years old at the time of her death.
a very special angelIn March of 1998, Amie’s first posthumous album “A Very Special Angel” was released by the Rival Records label, but due to printing errors, it had to be repackaged and was re-released 20 days later.
memories left behindIn October of 2006, Amie’s second posthumous album “Memories Left Behind” was released by the Beaujo Music record label. The album was dedicated to Amie’s mother, Carmen, who passed away in August of that same year.

To see the music video for “Who’s She To You,” go to:

To see the music video for “Moving Out,” go to:

To see a video of Amie performing “Blue” live at the Wild Horse Saloon, go to:

slamm syndicateSlamm Syndicate was a hip-hop music group from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to the Wrap Records label.
itsourturnIn 1990, they released their debut album “It’s Our Turn.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

The only singles released from the album “What’s Going On” and “The Bump” failed to make any impact on the charts at all.

Two years later in 1992, Slamm Syndicate released their last album to date “Every Dog Has Its Day.” Like their debut album, it failed to chart at all along with the single “Dance Floor.”

After that, it seems as if Slamm Syndicate has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since the ’90s and it’s unknown what the members of the group are currently up to.

To see a fan-made video for the track “Strictly for the Nizzos” (from their second album), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Funky Dog” (from their second album), go to:

fe la antoineFe-La Antoine was a hip-hop\bass music duo from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to the Wrap Records label.
f la antoine albumIn 1990, they released their only album “This House Is Smokin’.” It’s unknown how or if the album made any impact on the charts at all.

The two singles released from the album “The Nasty” and “This Party” didn’t appear to make any music charts.

After that, it seems as if Fe-La Antoine has faded into obscurity and it’s unknown what they’re up to these days.

To see the music video for “The Nasty,” go to:

Larry Larr

larry larrLarry Larr (born Lawrence Hill in Logan, Pennsylvania) is a male rapper from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to the Ruffhouse Records label.
Da Wizzard Of OddsIn 1991, he released his debut and only album “Da Wizzard of Odds.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
Larry, That's What They Call MeThe first single from the album “Larry, That’s What They Call Me” peaked at #7 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart.
ConfusedThe follow-up single “Confused” peaked at #10 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart and #87 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart (staying on the chart for only 3 weeks).
catch the flavaIn 1992, he released the single “Catch the Flava” which featured artist Kid Funkie on the Flava Records label. It’s unknown how much impact the single made at all.
It's The LLarry Larr’s last musical release was the 1993 single “It’s the L” which was released on the Get Paid Records label. After that, it seems as if Larry has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what he’s up to these days.

To see the music video for “Confused,” go to:

To see the music video for “Larry, That’s What They Call Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Catch the Flava,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “It’s the L,” go to:

definitionofsoundDefinition of Sound was a dance music\hip-hop group from London that consisted of Kevin Clark and Don Weeks who worked with musicians Red Brough (also known as the Red King) and later Mike Spencer.

Clark and Weeks first recorded together under the name “Top Billin'” where they released three singles on the Rap Sonic record label: “Naturally,” “Straight from The Soul” and “My Thing” between 1988 to 1989. It’s unknown how or if those singles made the charts at all.

By 1990, the group had changed their name to “Definition of Sound” and signed a record deal with Circa Records in the United Kingdom. (In the United States, they were signed to Cardiac Records).
now is tomorrowDuring that same year, Definition of Sound released the single “Now is Tomorrow” which originally peaked at #94 on the U.K. Singles chart, but when it was re-issued a year later, it peaked at #46 on the chart.

It also charted at #10 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and #17 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart. Internationally, the song charted in the Netherlands & Australia as well.
love and lifeIn 1991, they released their debut album “Love and Life: A Journey With the Chameleons” which peaked at #38 on the U.K. Albums chart and #97 on the ARIA charts in Australia.
wear your love like heavenThe follow-up single “Wear Your Love Like Heaven” which peaked at #17 on the U.K. Singles chart, making it their highest charting song to date. It also peaked at #28 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and charted in Australia & the Netherlands as well.
dream girlThe third single from the album “Dream Girl” failed to make any impact on the charts at all.
moira janes cafeThe last single released from the album “Moira Jane’s Cafe” peaked at #34 on the U.K. Singles chart and topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart for a week in April of 1992. It also peaked at #50 on the music charts in Netherlands.
the lickIn 1992, Definition of Sound released their sophomore album “The Lick” which didn’t make any album charts at all.
what are you underThe lead single from the album “What Are You Under” peaked at #68 on the U.K. Singles chart and #4 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart. It also managed to chart in New Zealand at #41.
can i get overThe follow-up single “Can I Get Over” peaked at #61 on the U.K. Singles chart, making it the highest charting single from the album.

In 1995, Definition of Sound released two singles “Boom Boom” (which peaked at #59 on the U.K. Singles chart) and “Pass the Vibes” (which peaked at #23 on the U.K. Singles chart) which were featured on their following album.
experienceA year later in 1996, they released their third and last album “Experience” which peaked at #97 on the U.K. Albums chart.
child
The last single released from the album “Child” peaked at #48 on the U.K. Singles chart.

In 1997, Definition of Sound released three promotional singles: “Eccentric,” “Outsider” and “Lipstick On My Collar” on the Universal Records label. The singles were released in advance of a planned fourth album, but before it was even released, the group decided to stop recording music.

After the group disbanded, Kevin Clark went on to work in A&R and music publishing. He was also a recurring cast member on the Soho Radio comedy radio show “The Mayor of Kentish Town.”

Don Weekes pursued a solo music career, but has since left the music industry. It’s unknown what he’s up to these days.

Mike Spencer continues to be active in the music business, producing & recording songs for musicians and has dabbled in music publishing as well.

To see the music video for “Now is Tomorrow,” go to:

To see a video of Definition of Sound performing “Wear Your Love Like Heaven,” go to:

To see the music video for “Dream Girl,” go to:

To see the music video for “Moira Jane’s Cafe,” go to:

To see the music video for “What Are You Under,” go to:

To see a video for “Can I Get Over,” go to:

To see the music video for “Boom Boom,” go to:

To see the music video for “Pass the Vibes,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Eccentric,” go to:

To see the music video for “Lipstick on My Collar,” go to: