Vengaboys

Vengaboys

Real Name:
Kim Sasabone (Lion Kim), Denise (28), Cor Sangers, Dennis Van Der Driesschen, Robin, Wessel Van Diepen
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Dutch commercial house act produced by Wessel van Diepen & Dennis van den Driesschen, a 'latino dance troupe' spearheaded by DJ Danski and DJ Delmundo - two Spanish DJs who toured Spain and Ibiza in a bus between 1992 and 1997, bringing "provocative grooves and sexy lyrics" to beaches for impromptu and illegal dance and beach parties.

During 1995-96, four dancers/singers (Roy, Denice, Kim and Robin) - who had been regular guests at the beach parties - were added and the enlarged troupe toured beaches throughout Europe.

Initially the new foursome worked as dancers to 'spice up' the DJ sets. The act's first single "Up & Down" was released in March 1997 in selected countries (Germany, France, Italy, Scandinavia and Israel), becoming a huge success in Europe (e.g. making the top 5 in The Netherlands, Denmark, France and Spain), before making its way over to America. The UK really caught the 'Venga bug', with combined sales of the act's first 4 singles - 'Boom Boom Boom' (reached #1); 'We're Going To Ibiza' (#1); 'Up & Down' (#3) and 'We Like To Party) appraoching nearly 2 Million.

With global sales of over 10 Million singles and 5 Million copies of their first album, Vengaboys have proved to be the most commercially successful Dutch group after 2 Unlimited.

After years of hiatus, they now confirmed their return in 2010 composed of Kim, Denice, returning member Robin and the newest member Donny (Ma'Donny) with their come back brand new and official single to be released in UK this May 2010 then follows worldwide very soon which is entitled "Rocket To Uranus" which according to Kim: "This is the most gayest song ever.". They also finished shooting a music video for this single shot in London and L.A.
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Vengaboys Discography

Albums

BUI-0048 Vengaboys The Party Album! (Album, Comp) Jive, Breakin' Records (4) BUI-0048 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
AVTCD-95261 Vengaboys The Remix Album! (Album) Not On Label AVTCD-95261 Asia 1999 Sell This Version
197 273-2 Vengaboys The Platinum Album (Album) Breakin' Records (4), EMI Electrola 197 273-2 France 2000 Sell This Version
KRAK 2050 Vengaboys Xmas Party Album(CDr, Promo) Breakin' Records (4) KRAK 2050 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

0517182 Vengaboys Parada De Tettas (Maxi, Single) Jive 0517182 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
0597732 Vengaboys To Brazil! (Maxi, Single) Jive 0597732 Benelux 1997 Sell This Version
MRCXCD 2907 Vengaboys Up & Down (Maxi, Single) Central Station MRCXCD 2907 Scandinavia 1998 Sell This Version
Master Vengaboys We Like To Party! (The Vengabus) (Maxi, Single) Central Station Master Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
KRAK4035, KRAK 4035 Vengaboys Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!! (Single, Maxi) Jive KRAK4035, KRAK 4035 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
JC 15548 7 Vengaboys / Ginuwine Vengaboys / Ginuwine - Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!! / What's So Different?(7", Jukebox) Epic JC 15548 7 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
PROMO 332 Vengaboys We're Going To Ibiza! (Maxi, Single) Breakin' Records (4) PROMO 332 France 1999 Sell This Version
156 576-2 Vengaboys Megamix (Maxi, Single) Urban 156 576-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
8 88020 6 Vengaboys Kiss (When The Sun Don't Shine) (Maxi, Single) Avex Trax 8 88020 6 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
12TIVDJX119 Vengaboys Paradise Positiva 12TIVDJX119 UK 1999 Sell This Version
KRAK 4030 Vengaboys Breakin' Records EP Vol. 1(12", EP) Breakin' Records (4) KRAK 4030 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
192 710-2 Vengaboys Shalala Lala (Single, Maxi) Positiva, Positiva 192 710-2 France 2000 Sell This Version
192 762-2 Vengaboys Featuring Cheekah Vengaboys Featuring Cheekah - Cheekah Bow Bow (That Computer Song) (Maxi, Single) EMI Electrola 192 762-2 France 2000 Sell This Version
ISB-SI-7029 Vengaboys Uncle John From Jamaica (Maxi, Single) Breakin' Records (4) ISB-SI-7029 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
CDSP224 Vengaboys Forever As One (Maxi, Single) Breakin' Records (4) CDSP224 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
KRAK 4021 Vengaboys Breakin' Records EP Vol. 3(12", EP) Breakin' Records (4) KRAK 4021 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
KRAK 4019 Vengaboys Breakin' Records EP Vol. 4(12", EP) Breakin' Records (4) KRAK 4019 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
none Vengaboys Rocket To Uranus (Maxi, Single) Breakin' Records (4) none UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Vengaboys Hot Hot Hot (Maxi) Breakin' Records (4) none 2013 Sell This Version
KRAK 2040 Vengaboys Where Did My Xmas Tree Go? (Single) Breakin' Records (4), Violent Music BV KRAK 2040 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version

Compilations

199.010.003 Vengaboys The Party Mixes 2(CD, Comp) Sonopress 199.010.003 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version

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evengalista

November 2, 2014
''Vengaboys'', whatever that means, even if are the two hidden producers and the four crazy dancers, for me is one of the best band ever.
Their pop songs like ''Uncle John From Jamaica'', ''Shalala Lala'', ''Kiss'', ''Boom boom boom boom'' and ''We're going to Ibiza'' reached epic successes and are timeless classics.
''We like to party'' was a hymn of the late 90's.
Even their less famous tracks in the ''Platinum Album'' were very catchy, like ''24/7 in my 911'' and ''Skinny Dippin''.
But despite all this commercial success, they were geniuses in tradicional electronic music.
''48 hours'' and ''Opus 3 in D#'' are two of the biggest anthem trances ever.
''Overwhelm Yourself'' is a perfect rave itself.
And what say about the techno?
Even being musics to fill the cd between the commercial tracks in ''The Party Album'', were very melodic and each one very singular.
Hear ''Paradise'', ''You and me'' ''All Night Long'' and the others.
Even their almost unknown tracks like ''Better world'', ''I like the music pumpin''' and ''I love what you're doing to me'', that were published only in the first version of ''The Party Album'' have very unique rhythms.
After 10 years without productions, they returned in 2010 with ''Rocket To Uranus'', that does not represent the quality of the old days,
And in 2013 the ''Hot Hot Hot'' made a little success.
And is very good to see Vengaboys alive in 2014, with ''2 Brazil''.
Long Life to these guys!!!

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