Dune (3)

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German happy hardcore/dance act.

Started in 1995 by Oliver Froning and Jens Oettrich, Dune (3) was one of the most successful music projects representing the wave of chart-friendly techno/dance music that hit the German and European charts in the mid ‘90s. Following the first single “Hardcore Vibes”, Bernd Burhoff came on board as producer, eventually assuming main production duties alongside Jens.

Over the years, numerous vocalists featured on their recordings. Initially, the vocal talents of Oliver’s niece Janine Kelly-Fiddes were used on “Hardcore Vibes”, followed by studio singer Tina Lagao (later Tina Lacebal) on the singles “Are You Ready To Fly” and “Can't Stop Raving”; however, it was the singer Verena von Strenge (1996-1997) who is most associated with the project. Originally a dancer for the project’s live performances in 1995, Verena moved front and centre for the second album “Expedicion” and its singles, “Rainbow To The Stars”, “Hand in Hand” and “Million Miles From Home”. Surprisingly, their most successful single, “Who Wants To Live Forever” (No. 2 in the German charts, platinum certification), was actually in the style of classical music, recorded with The London Session Orchestra. The subsequent album, “Forever”, was also a huge success in the German charts, reaching No. 2 and achieving Gold certification.

Following the departure of Verena in early 1997, vocal duties were assumed by Vanessa (3) Hörster, and then Tina Lacebal (formerly Tina Lagao), but none of the releases post 1997 could match the success experienced in 1995 and 1996. Even the short-lived return of Verena to the project in 1999 couldn’t turn things around and, amid legal complications concerning the cancelled-single “Heaven”, the project more or less went into hibernation. While some remakes of old hits were sporadically released, none managed to reach the German Top 50.

In 2016, the founding member Oliver Froning, who had been DJing under the name “djraw” and, also “Dune (3)”, revived the project name for the “Magic Carpet Ride” release. Further singles and collaborations have since followed, and Froning continues to tour throughout Europe to this day.
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none Dune — Dune (3) Dune (3) Dune (Album) Urban none Germany 1995 Sell This Version
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7243 8 41610 2 6 Expedicion — Dune (3) Dune (3) Expedicion (Album) Orbit Records, Virgin 7243 8 41610 2 6 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
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7243 8 42182 4 9 Live! — Dune (3) Dune (3) Live! (Album) Orbit Records, Orbit Records, Orbit Records 7243 8 42182 4 9 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
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7243 8 42794 4 8, 8 42794 4 Forever — Dune (3) Dune (3) & The London Session Orchestra Dune (3) & The London Session Orchestra - Forever (Album) Orbit Records, Orbit Records 7243 8 42794 4 8, 8 42794 4 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
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8 46965 2 Forever And Ever — Dune (3) Dune (3) & The London Session Orchestra Dune (3) & The London Session Orchestra - Forever And Ever (Album) Orbit Records 8 46965 2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

none Are You Ready To Fly — Dune (3) Dune (3) Are You Ready To Fly (Maxi) Urban none Germany 1995 Sell This Version
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none Hardcore Vibes — Dune (3) Dune (3) Hardcore Vibes (Maxi, Single) Urban none Germany 1995 Sell This Version
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IMP 528 Can't Stop Raving — Dune (3) Dune (3) Can't Stop Raving (Maxi, Single) Urban IMP 528 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
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8 93964 2 Who Wants To Live Forever — Dune (3) Dune (3) Who Wants To Live Forever (Maxi, Single) Orbit Records, Virgin, Orbit Records, Virgin, Orbit Records, Virgin 8 93964 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
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8 93408 2, 7243 8 93408 2 2, 8934082 Rainbow To The Stars — Dune (3) Dune (3) Rainbow To The Stars (Maxi, Single) Orbit Records, Orbit Records, Orbit Records 8 93408 2, 7243 8 93408 2 2, 8934082 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
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893498 2, 7243 8 93498 2 5, 8934982 Million Miles From Home — Dune (3) Dune (3) Million Miles From Home (Maxi, Single) Orbit Records, Orbit Records, Orbit Records 893498 2, 7243 8 93498 2 5, 8934982 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
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8 93527 6, 7243 8 93527 6 4 Hand In Hand — Dune (3) Dune (3) Hand In Hand (Maxi, Single) Orbit Records, Orbit Records, Orbit Records 8 93527 6, 7243 8 93527 6 4 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
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8 94145 2 Nothing Compares 2 U — Dune (3) Dune (3) Nothing Compares 2 U (Maxi, Single) Orbit Records, Virgin 8 94145 2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
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none Somebody — Dune (3) Dune (3) Somebody(CD, Single, Promo) Orbit Records none Germany 1997 Sell This Version
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none Get Into Love (Remix) / Million Miles From Home — Dune (3) Antisocial / Dune (3) Antisocial / Dune (3) - Get Into Love (Remix) / Million Miles From Home(Acetate, 12") masterpiece none UK 1997 Sell This Version
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none Fly Away / Are You Ready To Fly  — Dune (3) Clock / Dune (3) Clock / Dune (3) - Fly Away / Are You Ready To Fly (Acetate, 10") Not On Label (Clock Self-released), Not On Label (Dune (3) Self-released) none UK 1997 Sell This Version
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8 95494 2, 7243 8 95494 2 3 One Of Us — Dune (3) Dune (3) & The London Session Orchestra Dune (3) & The London Session Orchestra - One Of Us (Maxi, Single) Orbit Records, Orbit Records 8 95494 2, 7243 8 95494 2 3 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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none Keep The Secret — Dune (3) Dune (3) Featuring Vanessa (3) Dune (3) Featuring Vanessa (3) - Keep The Secret (Maxi, Single) Orbit Records, Orbit Records none Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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none Electric Heaven — Dune (3) Dune (3) Electric Heaven (Maxi, Single) Orbit Records, Orbit Records none Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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none Dark Side Of The Moon — Dune (3) Dune (3) Dark Side Of The Moon (Maxi, Single) Orbit Records, Orbit Records none Germany 1999 Sell This Version
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none Heaven — Dune (3) Dune (3) Heaven (Single) Orbit Records none Germany 2000 Sell This Version
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DMDOrbit052 Hardcore Vibes — Dune (3) Dune (3) vs. Trubblemaker Dune (3) vs. Trubblemaker - Hardcore Vibes (Maxi, Single) Orbit Records, Virgin DMDOrbit052 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
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RP007 Magic Carpet Ride — Dune (3) Dune (3) Magic Carpet Ride (Single, EP) Raw Productions (4) RP007 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
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RAVEMUZIK038 The Rhythm In My Heart / Chemistry — Dune (3) Stormtrooper & Dune (3) Stormtrooper & Dune (3) - The Rhythm In My Heart / Chemistry(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Rave Muzik RAVEMUZIK038 UK 2020
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H-TEC041 Nothing Is Impossible — Dune (3) DJ Entity & Dune (3) DJ Entity & Dune (3) - Nothing Is Impossible(12", Ros) Hecttech H-TEC041 UK 2021 Sell This Version

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AK8980

AK8980

February 24, 2022
90s legends will always be remember as the pioneers of Euro-rave
superdjraw

superdjraw

November 25, 2014
if you wanna know more about dune and what are they doing today (2014) please check the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DUNE.official.band

thanks
oliver
DUNE
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gabba4life

gabba4life

May 10, 2009
Another typical sound of the 90's. Dune had the ability to evolve their music throughout the ages without losing their freshness. Even in their classic period they gave us good songs. But, in my opinion their first three albums were very good but i thing that their debut album was excellent. Not too far comes the Expedition. Check out hand in hand, million miles from home, expedition. Classic happy hardcore anthems. Later, whilst the music wave was changing they tried an electro style with the track Electric heaven and some cover songs from known ballads, but for a true raver fan wasn't a good option. Anyway, Dune was a band with possibilities and it's too bad they are inactive nowadays.
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