The Course

Dutch House act.

The Course were a dance music act from the Netherlands. It consisted of DJ/producer Vincent Hendriks and vocalists Dewi Lopulalan and Irma Derby.[1][2] They achieved their biggest commercial success in 1997.

Hendriks and Lopulalan first met in 1990 at a DJ "mix championship" in the Netherlands. They met again in 1996, at the same venue, and the two decided to collaborate on some music.

The group released their first single, "Ready or Not", a dance cover of the 1996 song by The Fugees, in early 1997, with echoes of other contemporary hits Ultra Flava by Farley & Heller and Hold That Sucker Down by The OT Quartet. It reached #5 in the UK Singles Chart in April, giving the band their first hit. The follow-up, a cover of Chaka Khan and Rufus' "Ain't Nobody" also fared well, reaching #8 in July. However, their third single, "Best Love", only made it to #51 in December. Subsequent singles failed to see chart action, proving The Course to be a "two-hit wonder". They broke up in the late 1990s because of the lack of commercial success after the first two singles.


2003883 The Course - The Course album art The Course The Course(CD, Album) Lowland Records 2003883 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

2002893 The Course - Ready Or Not / Killing Me Softly (Clubmixes) album art The Course Ready Or Not / Killing Me Softly (Clubmixes) (Single, Maxi) Lowland Records 2002893 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
3014316 The Course - Ready Or Not album art The Source* Ready Or Not (Maxi, Single) Drohm 3014316 France 1996 Sell This Version
TF 6500035 The Course - Ring My Bell album art The Course feat. Mondane The Course feat. Mondane - Ring My Bell (Maxi, Single) SRO Records (2) TF 6500035 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
CDBRUV 6 The Course - Best Love album art The Course Best Love (Single) Brothers CDBRUV 6 UK 1997 Sell This Version
TF 650 00 13 The Course - Ain't Nobody album art The Course Ain't Nobody (Maxi, Single) CNR Music Germany, SRO Records (2) TF 650 00 13 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
2003993 The Course - Missing You album art The Course Feat. Spyte The Course Feat. Spyte - Missing You (Maxi, Single) Lowland Records 2003993 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
2003803 The Course - Night To Remember album art The Course Night To Remember (Maxi, EP, Single) Lowland Records 2003803 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
DT 2264 The Course - Night To Remember / Energy album art The Course / Discodroids The Course / Discodroids - Night To Remember / Energy(CD, Maxi) Double Trouble (2) DT 2264 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
DT 2234 The Course - Best Love / The Chopper album art The Course / C&N Project The Course / C&N Project - Best Love / The Chopper(CD, Maxi) Double Trouble (2) DT 2234 Greece Unknown Sell This Version