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 Kid K (Manuela Kamosi, Zaire) in the Antwerp rap group, Fresh Beat. Kamosi had moved to Belgium from her native Zaire at 11, and later spent some time in Chicago where she was introduced to rap and deep house. With Bogaert she recorded Pump Up The Jam, which eventually reached number 2 in both the US and UK charts in 1989. The single was actually credited to Technotronic featuring Felly (a model who appeared on the cover). However, when Pump Up The Jam: The Album was released they were rebilled as Technotronic Featuring Ya Kid K. The album also featured MC Eric whose most notable...
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