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.


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.



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


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
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.


  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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