Technotronic

Technotronic

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Technotronic was the restless offspring of innovative Belgian producer Jo Bogaert AKA Thomas De Quincey. He had already made his mark on the "Eurobeat" with various high-profile dance concepts such as Nux Nemo and Acts Of Madmen.
The track that would later become "Pump Up The Jam" was first released by Bogaert under the alias The Pro 24's in 1989. Inspired by the sound of Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, "Technotronic" featured samples of Eddie Murphy, later replaced by new vocals.

The first "public face" of Technotronic was a "blue lipped" pouting temptress known as Felly, a renowned fashion-model. It wasn't until the second single, "Get Up", that the public saw and heard Manuela Kamosi AKA Ya Kid K for the first time. She had already performed the original vocals on "Pump Up The Jam" and now finally the world could bear witness to her strutting deliverance of "Get Up". By the end of 1990, "Pump Up The Jam" had reached pole position on the "Billboard 12" singles dance chart. Eric Martin (4) AKA MC Eric also contributed vocally to Bogaert's first opus ("This Beat Is Technotronic".
After a short collaboration with Colin Case AKA Einstein (2) and Melissa on the single "Turn It Up" (1990), Technotronic's second album, "Body To Body" (1991), was released only in Europe. It featured vocals by Réjane Magloire AKA Reggie.
Their third album, "Recall" was released 4 years later and fitted in the Eurodance parameters of the era. It featured the return of Ya Kid K on vocals and the inclusion of Daisy Rollocks AKA Daisy Dee and C. Davis AKA Black Diamond.
From 1999 to recent days, Technotronic recorded with Monday Osaigbovo Agbonze AKA Monday Midnite and Ya Kid K. Many remixes of their old hits still entertain the clubbers today.
The last significant chart success was in 1992 when "Move This" (used by Revlon in an advertising campaign) peaked at No.5 on the U.S. Billboard charts. Up until now Technotronic have retailed more than 14 million albums.
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Technotronic Discography

Albums

LP 385 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam (Album) ARS Productions, ARS Productions LP 385 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
656 468-4 Technotronic Trip On This - The Remixes (Album, Comp) ARS Productions 656 468-4 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
M1-0064, KOKA 35 Technotronic Megamix(Cass, P/Mixed) Musical 1 S.A., Koka Music M1-0064, KOKA 35 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
656291 1 Technotronic The Remixes(LP, Album, P/Mixed) ToCo International 656291 1 Colombia 1990 Sell This Version
468342 4 Technotronic Body To Body (Album) Transistor Music 468342 4 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
ARS-32628, K2-32628 Technotronic Recall (Album) ARS Productions ARS-32628, K2-32628 US 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MRCS 2418 Technotronic Featuring Felly Technotronic Featuring Felly - Pump Up The Jam (Single, Maxi) ARS Records MRCS 2418 Scandinavia 1989 Sell This Version
OTB 1388 7 Technotronic This Beat Is Technotronic (Maxi, Single) ARS Productions OTB 1388 7 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
MAXI120 Technotronic Turn It Up (Maxi, Single) ARS Productions MAXI120 Greece 1990 Sell This Version
NMX 400 Technotronic Move This (Molella Version) / Rockin' Over The Beat (Piccadilly Mix) New Music International NMX 400 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
MAX 386 Technotronic Get Up! (Before The Night Is Over) (Single, Maxi) SBK Records MAX 386 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
CDSYR17 Technotronic Megamix (Maxi, Single) ARS/Clip Records CDSYR17 UK 1990 Sell This Version
DPRO-05360 Technotronic Rockin' Over The Beat / Techno Medley (Maxi, Single) SBK Records DPRO-05360 US 1990 Sell This Version
145 780-3 Technotronic Featuring Ya Kid K Technotronic Featuring Ya Kid K - Rockin' Over The Beat (Maxi, Single) ARS Productions 145 780-3 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
656 291 4 Technotronic Get Up / Pump Up The Jam (The Remixes)(Cass, Single) ToCo International 656 291 4 Colombia 1990 Sell This Version
NMX 020 Technotronic / Katie & Carole Technotronic / Katie & Carole - This Beat Is Technotronic / Say It To Your Brother(7", Jukebox) New Music International NMX 020 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
2801 443 Technotronic Technotronic Medley(12", Maxi, Promo) ToCo International 2801 443 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
NMX 0 1 0 Technotronic / Chicco Secci Project Technotronic / Chicco Secci Project - Get Up! (Before The Night Is Over) / N.e.w. Y.o.r.k.(7", Jukebox) New Music International NMX 0 1 0 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
NMX 040 Technotronic / Arthur Miles Technotronic / Arthur Miles - Rockin' Over The Beat / Helping Hand(7", Jukebox) New Music International NMX 040 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
NMXJ 060 Technotronic / Djum Djum Technotronic / Djum Djum - Turn It Up / Difference (7", Jukebox) New Music International NMXJ 060 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
MRCX 122 499, MRCX 122499 Technotronic Featuring Reggie Technotronic Featuring Reggie - Work (Single, Maxi) ARS/Clip Records MRCX 122 499, MRCX 122499 Denmark 1991 Sell This Version
657647 2 Technotronic Featuring Reggie Technotronic Featuring Reggie - Money Makes The World Go Round (Maxi, Single) ARS Productions 657647 2 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
mrcs2493 Technotronic Featuring Reggie Technotronic Featuring Reggie - Move That Body (Maxi, Single) ARS/Clip Records, ARS/Clip Records, ARS/Clip Records mrcs2493 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
JC 15297 Technotronic / Beverley Craven Technotronic / Beverley Craven - Move That Body / Promise Me(7", Promo) Columbia, Epic JC 15297 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
SPEC-1540 Rick James / Technotronic Rick James / Technotronic - Give It To Me Baby / Get Up (Before The Night Is Over)(12", Maxi) Unidisc SPEC-1540 Canada 1991 Sell This Version

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Crijevo

Crijevo

May 27, 2004
The singer involved with the hit 'Pump Up the Jam' was called Felly and it was the closest they ever got to my heart of a teenager back then. Technotronic was a typical name for a quasi-techno prototype band of the era 1989 when far more sophisticated offers came from groups Soul II Soul ('Club Classics Vol. 1') or Neneh Cherry ('Raw Like Sushi'). Although the record itself (the album 'Pump Up the Jam') showed some DJ-ing skills such as that wild LP-scratching on a song called 'Tough', many DJs seem to lose their skills through such cheap fragmental short-living and irritatingly repetitive, cheap dance music. In content the album was a typical one-hit-wonder project with a title song opening the doors and the rest keeping it up a little longer repeating the formula ('Get up' and 'This beat is Technotronic' in particular). Albeit a definitive hit with 'Pump Up the Jam', still circling among certain retro-fashions, Technotronic offered a blueprint and as such are probably, if not solely, one of the most responsible for some of the most irritating and disgusting rap-dance music of the last twenty years (DJ Bobo, Masterboy, Corona, La Bouche and many many others indeed)...
jaxxalude

jaxxalude

November 26, 2003
He or she who hasn't, at least, sung "Pump Up The Jam" loudly can cast the first stone! :) There is no denying it: Technotronic were, for many people of my generation, their first and true contact with electronic and dance music. And even if they are regarded - not with a great bit of justice - as a joke, truth is tracks like "Pump Up The Jam", "Get Up (Before The Night Is Over)" and "Move This" still give you that guilty-pleasure-shiver down your spine. And really, Technotronic were not aiming to be the ultimate groundbreaking creators. And if all you wanted was pure and unadulterated fun, you needed look no more.

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