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. The original lineup featured Luca Anzilotti, Michael Münzing, Penny Ford, and Turbo B., who appeared on the debut album "World Power".

Ford decided to back out from the group in 1992. 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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Albums

Snap! - World Power album art Snap! World Power (Album) Logic Records, Logic Records Italy 1990 Sell This Version
Snap! - The Madman's Return album art Snap! The Madman's Return (Album) Logic Records Europe 1992 Sell This Version
Snap! - Welcome To Tomorrow album art Snap! Welcome To Tomorrow (Album, MiniAlbum) Ariola, BMG Music Canada Australasia 1994 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Snap! - Mary Had A Little Boy album art Snap! Mary Had A Little Boy (Single, Maxi) Logic Records, Ariola Australia 1990 Sell This Version
Snap! - Cult Of Snap (World Power Mix) album art Snap! Cult Of Snap (World Power Mix) (Maxi, Single) Logic Records Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Snap! - The Power album art Snap! The Power (Maxi, Single) Logic Records, Logic Records Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
Snap! - Ooops Up album art Snap! Ooops Up (Single, Maxi) BMG Australasia 1990 Sell This Version
JB 7678 Snap! - Ooops Up (Vocal Version) / What Did I Do To You album art Snap* / Lisa Stansfield Snap* / Lisa Stansfield - Ooops Up (Vocal Version) / What Did I Do To You(7", Promo) Ariola, Arista JB 7678 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
JB 7682 Snap! - Cult Of Snap (World Power Radio Mix) / Livin'in The Light (The Remix) album art 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 album art Snap! Untitled(CD, Maxi, Promo) Logic Records 663 182 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
JB 7672 Snap! - Bella Signora / The Power album art Gianni Morandi / Snap* Gianni Morandi / Snap* - Bella Signora / The Power(7", Promo) RCA, Ariola JB 7672 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
Snap! - Mega Mix album art Snap! Mega Mix (Single, Maxi) Logic Records South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
Snap! - Colour Of Love album art Snap! Colour Of Love (Single, Maxi) Logic Records, Logic Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
JB 7733 Snap! - 'Na Bruta Banda / Colour Of Love album art 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
Snap! - Exterminate! album art Snap! Featuring Niki Haris!* Snap! Featuring Niki Haris!* - Exterminate! (Single, Maxi) Logic Records, BMG Ariola München GmbH Spain 1992 Sell This Version
Snap! - Rhythm Is A Dancer album art Snap! Rhythm Is A Dancer (Single, Maxi) Logic Records, Logic Records US 1992 Sell This Version
KD-51099 Snap! - It's My Life / One Love / Get The Big Bass / Rhythm Is A Dancer album art 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 Snap! - Boom Boom / Rhythm Is A Dancer album art Scialpi / Snap* Scialpi / Snap* - Boom Boom / Rhythm Is A Dancer(7") RCA, Ariola JB 7744 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
DJ01 Snap! - Rhythm Is A Dancer / Move This album art 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
Snap! - Do You See The Light (Looking For) album art Snap! Do You See The Light (Looking For) (Maxi, Single) BMG Ariola München GmbH, BMG Ariola München GmbH, Logic Records Germany 1993 Sell This Version
210793 Snap! - Snap! album art Snap! Snap!(12") Not On Label (Snap!) 210793 1993 Sell This Version
Snap! - Welcome To Tomorrow album art Snap! Feat. Summer Snap! Feat. Summer - Welcome To Tomorrow (Single) Arista UK 1994 Sell This Version
Snap! - The Power / Ooops Up album art Snap! The Power / Ooops Up Arista, Collectables US 1990 Sell This Version
KD-51261 Snap! - Welcome To Tomorrow / Look Who's Talking album art Snap* / Dr. Alban Snap* / Dr. Alban - Welcome To Tomorrow / Look Who's Talking(12", Promo) Ariola KD-51261 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
CDX-1503 Snap! - Fly Away / The First, The Last, Eternity album art Haddaway, Snap! Haddaway, Snap! - Fly Away / The First, The Last, Eternity(CD, Single, Promo) Ariola CDX-1503 Mexico 1994 Sell This Version

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airwolffliesagain

airwolffliesagain

December 7, 2014
edited over 3 years 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 6 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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