Category: Electronic


The Sonarphonics

super-breakerThe Sonarphonics were an electro\hip-hop music duo that consisted of James McCauley and Rick Fields. Not much information is given about them, but they released two singles during the ’80s.

In 1984, they released their first single “Super Breaker” on Bound Sound Records. It’s unknown how much impact on the song made on the charts.
attack-planet-bassAfter the release of their debut single, nothing much was heard from the Sonarphonics until 1988 when they released the single “Attack On The Planet Of Bass” on Pandisc Records. Like their first single, it’s unknown how or if the song made any impact on the charts at all.

After that, it seemed as if the Sonarphonics faded into obscurity. These days, James McCauley appears to still be active in the music business, writing & producing. As for Rick Fields, it’s unknown what he’s up to these days.

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

To see a fan-made video for “Attack On The Planet Of Bass,” go to:

street-warsPalmerforce Two were an electro\hip-hop music act from the ’80s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to Pandisc Records.

In 1984, they released their only single “Street Wars.” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.

After that, it seems as if the Palmerforce Two has faded into obscurity and nothing much has been heard from them since the ’80s.

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

Erin Hamilton

erin hamiltonErin Hamilton (born Erin Kate Hamilton on August 14, 1968 in Los Angeles, California) is a female dance singer and the daughter of actress\comedienne Carol Burnett.

Prior to starting her solo career, Erin was a member of several jazz & blues-influenced bands such as Komba Kalla and As Is. She even performed at the House of Blues.
dream weaverIn 1998, she released a cover version of Gary Wright’s 1975 song “Dream Weaver” which peaked at #20 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
one worldA year later in 1999, Erin released her debut album “One World” on the Trax Recording record label. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all, but she opened for artists such as Whitney Houston & Bette Midler to help promote the album.
the flameHer second single, a cover version of Cheap Trick’s 1988 song “The Flame” which originally peaked at #12 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
the flame 2008Nine years later in 2008, the song was remixed & re-released as “The Flame ’08” which topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart for a week in April of 2008.
satisfiedThe third single from Erin’s debut album “Satisfied” peaked at #47 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
the templeThe last single released from the album “The Temple” peaked at #42 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and #39 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
i got the music in meAfter that, not much was heard from Erin until 2002 when she released the single “I Got the Music in Me” which peaked at #17 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
control yourselfAfter releasing the remixed version of “The Flame” in 2008, Erin released the single “Control Yourself” which topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart for a week in September.

These days, Erin is married to Kurt West and has two sons: Zach (born in 1997 from a previous relationship) and Dylan (born in 2006). It’s unknown if she’s still active with her music career.

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

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

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

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

To see a video of Erin performing “I Got the Music in Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “The Flame ’08,” go to:

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

Hot Streak

hot streakHot Streak was a dance music, jazz disco fusion quartet from New Jersey that consisted of singer Derrick Dupree, lead guitarist Al Tanner, bassist Jacob Dixon and drummer Ricci Burgess.

The quartet originally started out performing gospel music and moved on to R&B music in 1982. Their original name was “A Different Flavour” and then it was changed to “Special Forces” (where the released a single called “Stroke It”). They worked with Curtis Hudson and his wife, Lisa Stevens where they renamed the quartet Hot Streak.
body workHot Streak was signed to Easy Records and in 1983, they released their only single “Body Work” which peaked at #6 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and also managed to peak at #19 on the U.K. Singles chart. The song was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Breakin'”.

After that, it appeared as if Hot Streak disbanded. It’s unknown what the members of the quartet are up to these days.

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

The Wiseguys

A-3146-1261597705The Wiseguys were a British electronic\dance music band from London, England that consisted of deejays Touche (born Theo Keating) and Regal (born Paul Eve).

Touche and Regal met in college and were members of a hip-hop music act called Direct Current.
ladies say owAfter leaving Direct Current in 1992, the duo released an EP called “Ladies Say Ow!” on the Blackmarket record label in 1994. After that, they were signed to the Wall of Sound record label.
nilbymouthIn 1995, the Wiseguys released the double “A” side single “Nil by Mouth\Too Easy”. It’s unknown how or if the single ever charted at all.
executive suiteA year later in 1996, the band released their debut album “Executive Suite” which received critical acclaim and is considered a cult classic to some fans.

In 1997, Regal left the band to pursue his career as the co-founder of the U.K.’s Bronx Dogs, leaving only Touche to work on the Wiseguys’ follow-up album.
the antidoteIn 1998, the Wiseguys released their sophomore album “The Antidote”.
ooh la laThe first single from the album “Ooh La La” originally peaked at #55 on the U.K. Singles chart, but by the next year, it peaked at #2 on the chart after it was used in a commercial for Budweiser beer.
start the commotionThe Wiseguys’ second single “Start the Commotion” became a hit for them, peaking at #47 on the U.K. Singles chart in 1999. A year later, the song peaked at #36 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.

In 2001, after the song was featured in a commercial for Mitsubishi Motors in the United States, it received airplay on the radio and it managed to peak at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100, #14 on Billboard’s Adult Top 40 chart, #18 on Billboard’s Top 40 Tracks chart & #11 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart, making it their highest charting (and only) appearance on the Hot 100.

“Start the Commotion” was featured in films such as “Zoolander” and “Kangaroo Jack.” It was also featured on the Disney Channel television series “Lizzie McGuire” and appeared on the show’s soundtrack.

The success of the song helped “The Antidote” album peak at #133 on the Billboard 200, #2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart and #3 on Billboard’s Top Electronic albums chart.

During that same year, the Wiseguys disbanded. DJ Touche went on to pursue a solo career. These days, he’s still active in the music business as a DJ and producer & now goes under the name Fake Blood.

As for DJ Regal, he appears to still be active in the music business as well along with working as a bookkeeper and duty manager in the United Kingdom.

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

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