Technotronic Biography

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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