Black Box

Real Name:
Daniele Davoli, Mirko Limoni, Valerio Semplici, Charvoni, Celestine
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The leading exponents of a wave of Italian house music that flourished on the dance floors of the late 80s and early 90s, Black Box comprised three Italian studio musicians (Daniele Davoli, Mirko Limoni and Valerio Semplici), collectively known as Groove Groove Melody(their imprint label).

The Trio Founded the band “Black Box”
Semplici was a clarinet teacher and played in the Music Orchestra in Bologna. Davoli was a well-known Italian club DJ (known as DJ Lelewel),
and responsible for the hit single "Grand Piano", another prime example of "Italo-house",
while Limoni was the computer and keyboard whizz kid of the trio.
The Groove Groove Melody team were established as one of the top production outfits in Italian dance music, churning out more than a dozen singles a year in their native country.
Among these productions the british music industry spotted "Ride On Time"(Black Box). The single became the first of a series of Italian house records to crossover to the UK charts, staying at number 1 for six weeks in 1989, and becoming the best dance selling record of all times(still today).
The Groove Groove Melody team were also behind the production of Starlight's "Numero Uno" reaching the 9th position in the uk single charts.
Under seven or more pseudonyms, they turned out numerous further records.

However, as Black Box, in April 1990, they released an album called "Dreamland" which broke in the US charts as well as UK + the rest of the world, and featured the hit singles “Ride on Time” "I don't know anybody else", "Everybody Everybody", "Strike It Up", and "Fantasy", a revamp of the Earth, Wind And Fire hit.

In 1995 a second album called "Positive vibrations" was released, featuring the American singer "Charvoni", and including the singles "Not anyone", "I've got the vibration", “Native New Yorker” “Rocking to the Music” and "Fall into my love".

From the 2 albums, were extracted 12 singles, and 8 videos were made…

Recently I “Don’t Know Anybody Else” and “Everybody Everybody” have been remixed for immediate release, and been played on special radio shows as Pete Tong, on BBC Radio1.
There will be more remixes to come, and 2 Brand new songs, to complete the “Superbest” album/collection which will be Released as soon as March 2018
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Black Box Discography Tracks

Albums

Black Box - Dreamland album art Black Box Dreamland (Album) Groove Groove Melody South Korea 1990 Sell This Version
Black Box - 2+2 album art Black Box 2+2 (Album) Airplay Records, Carrere France 1990 Sell This Version
Black Box - Positive Vibration album art Black Box Positive Vibration (Album) Groove Groove Melody Indonesia 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Black Box - Ride On Time album art Black Box Ride On Time (Single, Maxi) Out UK 1989 Sell This Version
Black Box - Ride On Time Mix With Magic Atto 2 album art Black Box And Lelewel* Black Box And Lelewel* - Ride On Time Mix With Magic Atto 2 (Maxi, Single) Carrere, Airplay Records, Airplay Records, Carrere France 1989 Sell This Version
Black Box - I Don't Know Anybody Else album art Black Box I Don't Know Anybody Else (Maxi, Single) Groove Groove Melody Italy 1989 Sell This Version
PT 43056 Black Box - Ride On Time album art Black Box Ride On Time(12", Single) Deconstruction PT 43056 UK 1989 Sell This Version
OUT 3261 Black Box - Ride On Time / Numero Uno album art Black Box / Starlight Black Box / Starlight - Ride On Time / Numero Uno(7", Jukebox) Discomagic Records OUT 3261 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
RHR 3797 Black Box - Ride On Time / Love Sensation / Hit'N Run album art Black Box / Dan Hartman / Loleatta Holloway Black Box / Dan Hartman / Loleatta Holloway - Ride On Time / Love Sensation / Hit'N Run(12") Rams Horn Records RHR 3797 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
Black Box - Blackboxedtotalmix album art Black Box Blackboxedtotalmix (Single, Maxi) Deconstruction, RCA Spain 1990 Sell This Version
Black Box - Get Down album art Black Box Featuring Stepz Black Box Featuring Stepz - Get Down (Single) Airplay Records, Carrere France 1990 Sell This Version
Black Box - Megamix album art Black Box Megamix (Maxi, Single) Polydor France 1990 Sell This Version
Black Box - Everybody Everybody album art Black Box Everybody Everybody (Single, Maxi, EP) RCA Italy 1990 Sell This Version
Black Box - Bright On Time album art Black Box Bright On Time (Maxi, Single) Polydor Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
Black Box - Fantasy album art Black Box Fantasy (Maxi, Single) Polydor Germany 1990 Sell This Version
JB 010 Black Box - I Don't Know Anybody Else / Get Into It album art Black Box / Tony Scott Black Box / Tony Scott - I Don't Know Anybody Else / Get Into It(7", Jukebox) Discomagic Records JB 010 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
Black Box - Open Your Eyes album art Black Box Open Your Eyes (Maxi, Single, EP) Polydor US 1991 Sell This Version
Black Box - Strike It Up album art Black Box Strike It Up (Single, Maxi) RCA US 1990 Sell This Version
BVCP-9006 Black Box - Black Box Megamix album art Black Box Black Box Megamix(CD, Maxi) Deconstruction BVCP-9006 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
OUT 3398 Black Box - Megamix N°2 album art Black Box Megamix N°2(12", Off) Out OUT 3398 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
Black Box - Hold On album art Black Box Hold On (Maxi, Single) Groove Groove Melody France 1992 Sell This Version
Black Box - Rockin' To The Music album art Black Box Rockin' To The Music (Maxi, Single, EP) Deconstruction Italy 1993 Sell This Version
Black Box - Not Anyone album art Black Box Not Anyone (Single, Maxi) Groove Groove Melody France 1994 Sell This Version
Black Box - A Positive Vibration Part I album art Black Box A Positive Vibration Part I (Maxi) Groove Groove Melody Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
Black Box - I Got The Vibration / A Positive Vibration album art Black Box I Got The Vibration / A Positive Vibration (Single, Maxi) Manifesto, Manifesto France 1996 Sell This Version

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tvsavage

tvsavage

January 10, 2016
100% agree with airwolf... If Black Box = "scumbags and thieves" then so are 90% of the house/dance music pioneers.

The fact that Black Box hired Martha Wash to sing vocals and then replaced her image with a hot model in music videos is well-known, but that was the status quo of the late 80's/early 90's as the popular music industry took a turn towards studio-based electronic club music, desperate to catch up with the underground scenes. Their first single "Ride On Time" was an unexpected MEGA HIT in the UK and put Black Box on the map overnight. The fact that they HAD TO brand themselves and put an image on their music is not their fault... that was (and now, still is) the price of being a hot shot in the popular music game. If you can manage to look past the technical sh!t and appreciate the music, it's some of the best dance music from the era! My favs are "I Don't Know Anybody Else" "Strike It Up (Original mix)" & "Everybody Everybody (Love Unlimited Edit)"
airwolffliesagain

airwolffliesagain

December 31, 2015
Black Box made and earned their place in the History of Dance music and Italo Dance. Their music will live forever. Sad to read idiotic comments from losers like the one down below.

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