Snap!

Snap!

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Snap! evolved from Power Jam.
After the tremendous success of "The Power", Snap! released their first album, "World Power", which revealed many other hits: "Ooops Up", "Cult Of Snap" and "Mary Had A Little Boy". The latter, a frenetic hip house/piano anthem, revealed to be a huge club hit and the direction taken by Snap! afterwards to follow that path was logical.

Penny Ford and Jackie Harris (a short time vocalist featured on "The Power") decided to back out from the group not long after. A friend of Ford's, Thea Austin, was presented to Anzilotti and Münzing to replace her.
Durron Butler (Turbo B.) tried to convince the producers to make a hip-hop record. "Colour Of Love" announced the release of "The Madman's Return" (1992), but eventually flopped on the charts. A second single, "Rhythm Is A Dancer" came out. Based on the melody of "Auto Man" by Newcleus (1984), the song soon became one of the greatest dance hits of the 1990's.
The melody from "Auto Man" was also used for the album song "Money".

Unsatisfied, Turbo B. left Snap! as did Thea Austin, who broke her contract to go solo. Madonna's vocalist Niki Haris was hired to re-record the last two singles from "The Madman's Return". Both were succesful releases.
In 1994, Snap! decided to go Trance on "Welcome To Tomorrow", with the participation of featured artists such as Summer (Paula Brown) and Rukmani. The formula proved to be as succesful. Around 1996, Eurodance started to collapse. A compilation of greatest hits was released alongside remixes and a new version of "The Power" performed with rapper Einstein (2) (Colin Case).
After four years of silence, Snap! tried a comeback in 2000 with "Gimme A Thrill". The single, which was supposed to reconcile them with Turbo B., flopped, and a whole album called "One Day On Earth" never saw the light of day. A few disagreements between the producers and the featured vocalist, Maxayn Lewis, didn't help.
From 2002 to 2006, Snap! was extensively remixed by a variety of electronic artists and released a couple of club singles which failed to relaunch their success story.
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Snap! Discography

Albums

410 682 Snap! World Power (Album) Logic Records, Logic Records 410 682 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
412 552 Snap! The Madman's Return (Album) Logic Records 412 552 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
74321223842 Snap! Welcome To Tomorrow (Album, MiniAlbum) Ariola, BMG Music Canada 74321223842 Australasia 1994 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SL-7203 Snap! The Power (Maxi, Single) Logic Records, Ariola SL-7203 Mexico 1989 Sell This Version
1A 113831 Snap! Mary Had A Little Boy (Maxi, Single) Arista, Logic Records 1A 113831 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
663 596 Snap! Cult Of Snap (World Power Mix) (Maxi, Single) Logic Records 663 596 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
613 296 Snap! Ooops Up (Single, Maxi) Logic Records 613 296 Australasia 1990 Sell This Version
JB 7678 Snap* / Lisa Stansfield Snap* / Lisa Stansfield - Ooops Up (Vocal Version) / What Did I Do To You(7", Jukebox) Ariola, Arista JB 7678 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
JB 7682 Snap* / Caron Wheeler Snap* / Caron Wheeler - Cult Of Snap (World Power Radio Mix) / Livin'in The Light (The Remix)(7", Promo) Ariola, RCA JB 7682 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
663 182 Snap! Untitled(CD, Maxi, Promo) Logic Records 663 182 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
JB 7672 Gianni Morandi / Snap* Gianni Morandi / Snap* - Bella Signora / The Power(7", Promo) RCA, Ariola JB 7672 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
664 169, LOC 48 Snap! Mega Mix (Maxi, Single) Ariola, Logic Records 664 169, LOC 48 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
114 678 Snap! Colour Of Love (Single, Maxi) Logic Records, Logic Records 114 678 UK 1991 Sell This Version
JB 7733 Pitura Freska / Snap* Pitura Freska / Snap* - 'Na Bruta Banda / Colour Of Love(7", Jukebox) Psycho Records (5), Ariola JB 7733 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
74321 10696 1 Snap! Exterminate! (Single, Maxi) Logic Records, Logic Records 74321 10696 1 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
ADP-2445 Snap! Rhythm Is A Dancer (Single, Maxi) Arista, Arista ADP-2445 US 1992 Sell This Version
KD-51099 Dr. Alban / Bass Bumpers / Snap! Dr. Alban / Bass Bumpers / Snap! - It's My Life / One Love / Get The Big Bass / Rhythm Is A Dancer(12", Promo) BMG Ariola München GmbH KD-51099 US 1992 Sell This Version
JB 7744 Scialpi / Snap* Scialpi / Snap* - Boom Boom / Rhythm Is A Dancer(7") RCA, Ariola JB 7744 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
DJ01 Snap* / Technotronic Featuring Ya Kid K Snap* / Technotronic Featuring Ya Kid K - Rhythm Is A Dancer / Move This(12", Promo) Not On Label DJ01 1992 Sell This Version
LOC 103, 74321 14762 1 Snap! Do You See The Light (Looking For) (Maxi, Single) BMG Ariola München GmbH, BMG Ariola München GmbH, Logic Records LOC 103, 74321 14762 1 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
210793 Snap! Snap!(12") Not On Label 210793 1993 Sell This Version
74321 22385 2 Snap! Feat. Summer Snap! Feat. Summer - Welcome To Tomorrow (Single) Arista 74321 22385 2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
KD-51261 Snap* / Dr. Alban Snap* / Dr. Alban - Welcome To Tomorrow / Look Who's Talking(12", Promo) Ariola KD-51261 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
74321 25467 1 Snap! Feat. Summer Snap! Feat. Summer - The First The Last Eternity (Till The End) (Maxi, Single) Anzilotti & Münzing 74321 25467 1 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
74321 31479 2 Snap! Feat. Summer Snap! Feat. Summer - The World In My Hands (Maxi, Single) Anzilotti & Münzing 74321 31479 2 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version

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airwolffliesagain

airwolffliesagain

December 7, 2014
edited 8 months ago
One of the best techno house dance music groups of all times,SNAP is revolutionary in all aspects.Anzilotti & Munzing have been on this road called success for over 30 years.That I know it all started when both formed a house music group called 16 BIT ,who generated a hit called HI SCORE (it's TUBULAR !).This track is full of ATARI like bleeps,powerful vocals, oriental like chants ( a sample of this is found on EXTERMINATE(DG MIX),which is available on SNAP! ATTACK - the (brilliant) REMIXES) .Then,a year later or so they introduced SNAP to the world.And the world would never be the same.All nations,discos,radio stations,DJs and MTV(I don't like it at all) discovered the POWER of SNAP! Most of their tracks became great hits..Rapper Turbo B is excellent, as well as the mesmerizing,hypnotic beats,dazzling vocals and the instrumental/DJ work are simply among the best in DANCE MUSIC.Every decent dance music compilation features at least one SNAP masterpiece (generally THE POWER or RHYTHM IS A DANCER).If you still don't know the POWER of SNAP start listening to this,and then after becoming addicted to SNAP,enjoy the other SNAP ALBUMS and gorgeous REMIXES.
Skywalka

Skywalka

March 12, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
Pretty sure the artist profile is incorrect.

If Snap couldn't get permission to use lyrics from "Let the Words Flow" why do some of the lyrics still appear in the finished product?

Wild Pitch were a US hip hop label. I doubt they would have signed a dance group from Germany.

Here is what I have pieced together through reading about what happened through the years:
Snap sampled Chill Rob G's line "It's gettin kinda hectic" from "Let the Words Flow". As a result Wild Pitch approached Snap for damages. Wild Pitch were given permission to use Snap's music to release their own version of The Power with more lyrics lifted from "Let the Words Flow". See Power Jam and Chill Rob G.

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