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Technotronic - 100% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Belgian commercial techno outfit created by producer Jo Bogaert, aka Thomas De Quincy. After playing keyboards in the indie outfit White Light in the mid-80s, Bogaert began working on his own dance music tracks, using various pseudonyms such as Nux Nemo and Acts Of Madmen. He was looking for a female rapper to sing over a backing track he had produced, before stumbling upon Ya Read more

C+C Music Factory - 80% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Real McCoy - 73% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the late 80s by O-Jay (Olaf Jeglitza, Germany), Real McCoy are among Germany’s most successful dance acts. Under the name MC Sar And The Real McCoy, his debut record, the anthemic ‘It’s On You’ (1991) became a number 1 hit in 12 countries and was followed by a number of international Top 20 hits including ‘Pump Up The Jam Rap’, ‘D Read more

CeCe Peniston - 70% match to Black Box

Genres: Electronic & Ambient R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Cecelia Peniston, 6 September 1969, Dayton, Ohio, USA. After moving to Phoenix, Arizona, Peniston started acting at school. She went on to appear in numerous talent contests and also won the beauty pageants Miss Black Arizona and Miss Galaxy. She worked as a backing singer for the Overweight Pooch, and while still at college wrote ‘Finally’, which would become her Read more

Cathy Dennis - 68% match to Black Box

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 March 1969, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Dennis displayed early vocal poise and by the age of 13 she was singing in her father’s Alan Dennis Band at Butlin’s holiday resorts. Cathy started her career proper in the mid-80s singing in a covers band where she was spotted by Dancin’ Danny D’s manager, Simon Fuller, at the time looking for a female singer to Read more

Snap - 68% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Culture Beat - 63% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Euro-dance sensations created by Torsten Fenslau (d. November 1993, Darmstadt, Germany) in 1989 by putting together the more visual duo of Jay Supreme and Tania Evans. Fenslau had begun his career DJing at the Dorian Gray club at Frankfurt Airport, also working on Hessen State radio presenting the Club Night and Maxi-Mix shows. He subsequently moved into production, scoring a s Read more

Inner City - 61% match to Black Box

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This dance music outfit are built around the prolific genius of Kevin Saunderson (9 May 1964, Brooklyn, New York, USA; programming), and the vocals of Paris Grey (b. Shanna Jackson, 5 November 1965, Glencove, Illinois, USA). Saunderson, who is also widely revered for his remix and recorded work under the title Reese Project, is the son of a member of the Marvelettes. He stud Read more

La Bouche - 51% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This German-based pop/dance act, comprising American vocalists Lane McCray Jnr. and Melanie Thornton (1967, USA, d. 24 November 2001, Switzerland), achieved instant success when their debut single, ‘Sweet Dreams’, became a European bestseller and topped the German charts, selling over half a million copies in the process. An accompanying album of the same title was Read more

Deee-Lite - 48% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This multi-national trio shot into the UK and US Top 5 in August 1990 with the groundbreaking ‘Groove Is In The Heart’, blending 70s disco with house beats in an outrageously funky mix. The outfit was formed by Lady Miss Kier (Kier Kirby, Youngstown, Ohio, USA; vocals) and Super DJ Dmitry Brill (b. Kiev, Russia, his parents having defected from the East) after they Read more

M People - 47% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The key force behind this popular pop/dance crossover outfit was Mike Pickering (Michael Duncan Pickering, 24 February 1958, Accrington, Lancashire, England; keyboards/programming), a former DJ at the Factory Records’ owned Haçienda club in Manchester. His activities there once encouraged The Face magazine to proclaim him as ‘England’s most revered DJ&# Read more

Bananarama - 45% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in London, England in 1980, this all-female pop trio originally comprised Keren Woodward (2 April 1961, Bristol, England), Sarah Dallin (b. 17 December 1961, Bristol, England) and Siobhan Fahey (b. Siobhan Marie Fahey, 10 September 1958, Dublin, Eire). After singing impromptu at various parties and pubs in London, the trio was recorded by former Sex Pistols drummer Pa Read more

Taylor Dayne - 42% match to Black Box

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lesley Wonderman, 7 March 1962, Baldwin, Nassau County, New York, USA. Dayne rose from obscurity to the top of the US pop charts in the late 80s and early 90s. Dayne listened to rock and soul music as a child and made her onstage singing debut at the age of six. In high school she took singing lessons and after graduating joined the rock band Felony followed by a new wave ba Read more

Haddaway - 41% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Nester Alexander Haddaway, Tobago, West Indies. A lightweight dance music artist licensed to Arista Records from his German home at Coconut/Logic Records, Haddaway scored a huge crossover hit throughout Europe with the anthemic ‘What Is Love’ in 1993, followed by the equally strident ‘Life’. The artist grew up in Washington, DC, USA, before relocating to Read more

Paula Abdul - 39% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 June 1962, San Fernando, California, USA. After spending much of her childhood in dance schools and troupes, Paula Abdul secured a role in the L.A. Lakers basketball cheerleaders team and at 17 became their choreographer. Spotted by the Jacksons, she was employed to assist them on dance routines for their live dates on the Victory tour. Abdul’s big break came when sh Read more


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