Dance 2 Trance

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Dance 2 Trance
Also known asPeyote, The Odd Company
OriginFrankfurt, Germany
GenresTrance,[citation needed] techno[citation needed]
Occupation(s)Producer, DJ
Years active1990–1995
LabelsSuck Me Plasma
Blow Up
Past membersDJ Dag
Rolf Ellmer

Dance 2 Trance were a German techno[citation needed] duo composed of Rolf Ellmer and DJ Dag Lerner.[1] They had a small number of hit singles in the mid 1990s and were associated with Jam & Spoon.

History[edit]

Musical career[edit]

DJ Dag and Jam El Mar met in 1990, when they decided to work together, their first release was in the same year, a promo named "Dance 2 Trance" on the Suck Me Plasma label, the release contained two tracks ("Dance 2 Trance" and "We Came In Peace"). They got their commercial break in 1992 with the release of "Power Of American Natives" with vocals from Linda Rocco; the song sold 250,000 records and was awarded a gold disc. A video was made for the song, and reached the mainstream networks such as MTV; the track later received remixes in 1997, 1998 and 2009. In 1992, they released their first album, Moon Spirits. Dance 2 Trance released another album in 1995 called Revival.

In 1995, both Dag & Jam El Mar decided to go their separate ways, with DJ Dag going solo and Ellmer concentrating more on his other side project, Jam & Spoon. In response, the German label Blow Up released a CD compilation album in 1996, consisting of thirteen Dance 2 Trance tracks from their five-year career.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1992 - Moon Spirits
  • 1995 - Revival
  • 1996 - Works

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
GER
[2]
AUT
[3]
FIN
[4]
FRA
[3]
IRE
[5]
NED
[3]
NOR
[3]
SWE
[3]
SWI
[3]
UK
[1]
1990 "We Came in Peace" Singles only
1991 "Let's Get Rollin'"
"Where Is Dag?" Moon Spirits
1992 "Hello San Francisco"
"Power of American Natives" featuring Linda Rocco 9 7 3 50 16 2 5 15 11 25
1993 "Take a Free Fall" 24 13 7 25 32 37 36
1994 "Warrior" 47 42 56 Revival
1995 "I Have A Dream (Enuf Eko?)"
1997 "The Power of American Natives '98" 59 29 36 Single only
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 139. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ German peaks
  3. ^ a b c d e f International peaks
  4. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 9789511210535.
  5. ^ Search for Irish peaks Archived 2009-06-03 at WebCite

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