Category: Dance


Funky Diamonds

funky diamondsFunky Diamonds were a German dance\pop music girl group from the ’90s. From 1993 to 1996, the group was originally a dance group and were even background dancers for DJ BoBo.

The original line-up consisted of Simone “Mo” Peter, Diethilde “Dee Dee” Gomes, Indra Zimmerman, Sibel Dugan and Yvonne “Y” Spath. After Sibel was injured in a car accident, she left the group and was replaced by Kira Lingenberg.
bad girlsIn 1996, the group released their debut single “Bad Girls,” but it’s unknown how or if the single charted at all.
i know that you want meIn 1997, their second single “I Know That You Want Me” peaked at #68 on the music charts in Germany, making it their only charting single to date.
funky diamonds albumDuring that same year, the Funky Diamonds released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #24 on the album charts in Germany and was certified Gold in Japan.

The follow-up singles from the album “It’s My Game” and “Get It On” didn’t appear to make any impact on the charts at all.

In August of 1997, the Funky Diamonds performed at the Summer Open Air Tour in Berlin, Germany along with other artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Aaron Carter and Nana.

In 1998, they released three singles “It’s All About You,” “Get Funky Go Sista” and “Night Fever” (which was only released in Japan), but it’s unknown how much impact any of those singles made on the chart.
diamonds are forever
In 1999, the Funky Diamonds released their second and last album to date “Diamonds Are Forever.” During that same year, Kira Lingenberg had left the group.
i wanna have
Their last single release to date “I Wanna Have” didn’t chart at all and by December of 1999, the group had disbanded.

Yvonne Spath went on to work as a television presenter and continue to work as a dancer for artists such as Billy Crawford, Kai Tracid, Loona and Sarah Connor (since 2002). These days, she resides in Munich and moderates a broadcast for a radio station on Saturday nights.

Dee Dee Gomes works as television presenter for sports channel DSF.

Simone Peter continued her dancing career for bands such as Cordalis, Captain Jack and Master Boy. It’s unknown what she is currently up to these days.

Kira Lingerberg runs her own Pilates studio in Berlin.

Indra Zimmerman attempted to start a solo career of her own, but it didn’t appear to pan out. It’s unknown what she is currently up to these days.

As for Sibel Dugan, it’s also unknown what she is currently up to these days as well.

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

To see the music video for “I Know That You Want Me,” go to:

To see the music video for “It’s My Game,” go to:

To see the music video for “Get It On,” go to:

To see a video of Funky Diamonds performing “It’s All About You,” go to:

To see a video of Funky Diamonds performing “Get Funky Go Sista,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Wanna Have,” go to:

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Candy Flip

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:

Definition of Sound

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:

Suzi Lane

suzi laneSuzi Lane (born Suziliene McDonald in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a former disco music singer from the late ’70s.
ooh la la albumIn 1979, she released her only album “Ooh, La La” on the Oasis record label. It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all, but it was produced by Giorgio Moroder (who was also producing music for Donna Summer during that time).

Suzi said that she met Donna Summer at the recording studio and was influenced by the “high-energy electronica” that was created by Donna & Giorgio.

During that same year, she released the singles “Harmony” and “Ooh, La La” which both topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Music Singles chart for a week in November, making it Suzi’s only chart appearance to date and also stayed on the chart for 6 months.

Soon after the release of Suzi’s album, she was involved in a car accident which seriously injured her face. She spent the next three years at her home in Las Vegas in seclusion as she recovered from the accident.

While visiting her sisters (who worked as fashion models) in New York, Suzi was discovered at a photo shoot for “Essence” magazine and was subsequently represented by the Ford Modeling agency where she modeled Hanes & Lane Bryant.

These days, Suzi is the host of the “First Ladies Lessons Learned” radio show on Blog Talk Radio. She is also the vice-president of the “Hands of Comfort” foundation.

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

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

Rhonda Parris

Rhonda ParrisRhonda Parris was a dance music artist from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the Covert Records label.
no no loveIn 1987, she released her only single “No No Love” which peaked at #17 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.

After that, nothing much was heard from Rhonda and it seems as if she has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what she’s up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “No No Love,” go to:

Jamie Dean

jamie deanJamie Dean was a female pop\dance singer from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the Uptown Records label in the United Kingdom.
love childIn 1987, she released her debut single, a cover version of the Supremes’ song “Love Child.” The remixed version of the song managed to peak at #36 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart, but it’s unknown if it ever charted in the U.K.
heartbreak avenueA year later in 1988, Jamie released the single “Heartbreak Avenue.” It’s unknown how or if the single made any impact on the charts at all. After that, it seems as if Jamie has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since the ’80s.

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

Shamana

shamanaShamana was a female dance singer from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about this artist, but she was signed to the MicMac Records label.

In 1989, Shamana released the single “Fever.” It’s unknown how or if the single made any impact at all.

After that, it seems as if Shamana has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since the late ’80s.

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

Triniti

TrinitiTriniti was a dance music artist from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about this artist, but Triniti was signed to the Fourth Floor Records label.

In 1990, Triniti released the single “Running Away.” It’s unknown how or if the single was successful at all. After that, it seems as if this artist has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what Triniti is up to these days.

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feel it in my heartStacey Parris was a female freestyle\dance singer from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about this artist, but she was signed to the Fourth Floor Records Label.

In 1989, she released her only single to date “Feel it In My Heart.” It’s unknown how or if the single made any impact on the charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Stacey has faded into obscurity. Her current whereabouts are unknown.

To see a fan-made video for “Feel It in My Heart,” go to: