Cory Robbins is an American record executive. Robbins founded two influential record labels; the first, Profile Records, grew to become a large independent label that proved key in the rise of hip-hop as a commercially viable genre, most notably in breaking hip-hop's first multiplatinum act, Run-D. M. C; the second, Robbins Entertainment, has been a pioneer charting dance music's course into the 21st century. Robbins is the owner and president of Robbins Entertainment, based in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood. Robbins was born to Warren and Paula Robbins in Brooklyn, NY, his family spent the first part of his life in Hollis, Queens — the same neighborhood where the members of his future artists Run-D. M. C. Grew up. Robbins father was a "closeout specialist" of wholesale clothing and ran a small chain of clothing stores in suburban New York and New Jersey called the Sample Nook; the Robbins family relocated to Rockland County, north of the city, in 1964. Contrary to some accounts, Cory Robbins was not the heir to any "Baskin Robbins" fortune.
Irvine "Irv" Robbins, the co-founder of Baskin Robbins, was born in Canada and lived on the West Coast. Cory Robbins' father Warren was in the retail clothing business. Robbins formed a band in high school called The Centrifugal Force, wrote songs with the hope of pitching them to publishers, record companies, artists. In 1974, a 16-year-old Cory Robbins was shopping his songwriting demos in New York City when he met Bob Reno, the head of Midland International Records, which had success with disco tracks like Silver Convention's "Fly, Fly," signed by Midland's A&R man Eddie O'Loughlin. Reno passed on Robbins' demos, but he offered Robbins a summer job. During Robbins' freshman year in college, Reno coaxed Robbins to drop out and come work for Midland's publishing arm and pitching songs. Robbins left Midland to pursue a career as a record producer, he sold his first production, "Keep It Up" by Nightfall, to RCA in 1977 for $4,000. Robbins produced "Doin' The Best That I Can" by Bettye LaVette for West End Records in 1978.
On a recommendation from Eddie O'Loughlin, in 1977 Cory Robbins landed a job working for MCA Music Publishing, where Robbins signed songwriter/producer Patrick Adams. The deal spawned several disco hits including the classic, " In The Bush." Robbins' success led to his being asked, at the age of 21, to run MCA Music Publishing's new record label, Panorama. At Panorama, Robbins signed Positive People and The Fantastic Aleems, and in late 1979, during the novel success of "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugar Hill Gang, he attempted, unsuccessfully, to sign the first "rapping" Christmas song. "Christmas Rapping" by Kurtis Blow ended up on Mercury Records. Earlier that same year, Robbins signed and produced a Top 5 Billboard disco song called "Love Insurance," released under the name of Front Page; the songwriter, Steve Plotnicki, became friendly with Robbins, they began to discuss opening their own record company to release 12-inch singles. Cory Robbins and Steve Plotnicki opened Profile Records in May 1981 with $34,000 in loans from their parents.
The first releases on Profile were not successful. Down to their last $2,000, Plotnicki suggested that they spend part of that money recording a rap version of "Genius of Love" by the Tom Tom Club. Robbins enlisted two rappers, Alonzo Brown and Andre Harrell — who called themselves Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde - to perform the song they called "Genius Rap," which sold over 150,000 copies and, in effect, saved the company. Robbins and Plotnicki decided to concentrate more of their efforts on rap music, increased their signings in that area. Profile had another rap hit with the Disco Four, its first notable success in R&B with Sharon Brown's "I Specialize In Love." Robbins handled the A&R and promotion end of the company's affairs, Plotnicki focused on sales and finance. In early 1983, Kurtis Blow's manager, Russell Simmons, brought by an unconventional demo tape from a rap group he called "Runde-MC". Cory Robbins listened to the tape overnight and the next morning made Simmons a $2,000 offer for the group's first single.
Run-DMC's first single "It's Like That/Sucker M. C.s," was an instant smash in the streets of New York City, ended up a hit on national Black radio, rising to #15 on the Billboard R&B charts in the Spring of 1983. A string of other successful singles led Profile in 1984 to invest in the company's first rap album, "Run-D. M. C." Which became the first-ever rap album to be certified Gold by the RIAA. Profile produced the first-ever video by a rap group to make it onto MTV, Run-D. M. C.'s "Rock Box."Run-DMC followed with their second album, "King Of Rock," in 1985 — and "Raising Hell" in 1986. Run-D. M. C. Became rap's most successful act in the mid 1980s, buoyed the fortunes of Profile Records and its owners, enabling them to expand their roster and have successes not only in rap — with acts like Dana Dane — but in other types of music. Though most of Profile's creative and financial success stemmed from rap records, Cory Robbins always strove to establish Profile Records as a label with a diverse roster.
Profile Records released the instrumental Hip-Hop/breakdance classic "Rainforest" by Paul Hardcastle, a British electro- and synth-funk artist. Profile Records signed a pop group called Boys Don't Cry and released t
September (2008 album)
September is the first compilation album by Swedish singer September. The album is a compilation of tracks from her second and third European studio albums, titled In Orbit and Dancing Shoes but not from her original, 2004 album, September; the album was the first album by September to be released in the United States and Australasia. September released the album under the American dance label Robbins Entertainment on February 26, 2008; the album was digitally released in Canada in the summer of 2008. This edition's track list is the same as that of the US edition, with the exception of "Cry for You", for which the UK radio version was used; the physical edition followed on September 23, 2008. September announced, it was released on November 14, 2008. The track listing differed from the US edition's and a DVD containing music videos was included. Ross Hoffman from Allmusic gave the album a mixed review, he noted that the first three songs, which are "Cry for You", "Satellites" and "Can't Get Over", were the best from the album.
However, he did say that the album's "material is cringe-inducing". He said that "The main problem with September's music is that, unlike her Scandinavian counterparts such as Robyn and Annie, she doesn't project much personality – her voice is decent, warm at times, but the lyrics are empty and she comes off as a complete cipher." Kurt Kirton from About.com was more favorable, awarding it three and a half stars out of five and stating: "I recommend this album for anyone who enjoys good dance-pop." He said the album's best tracks were "Cry for You", "Satellites" and "Until I Die". On March 15, the album entered the Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart at number 22, but has since gone off the chart. All three singles from the album charted on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart, with "Cry for You" reaching #1, "Satellites" #8 for two weeks and "Can't Get Over" #12. "Cry for You" peaked at number 74 on the singles popularity chart, the Billboard Hot 100. All songs written by Jonas von der Burg, Anoo Bhagavan and Niklas von der Burg, except "Looking for Love", written by Steven Elson and Dave Stephenson, "Midnight Heartache", written by Jonas von der Burg, Anoo Bhagavan, Niklas von der Burg, Donna Weiss and Jackie de Shanon.
"Cry for You" – 3:32 "Satellites" – 3:09 "Can't Get Over" – 3:02 "Flowers on the Grave" – 4:18 "My Neighbourhood" – 3:04 "Sad Song" – 2:57 "Until I Die" – 3:43 "Because I Love You" – 3:14 "Candy Love" – 2:47 "Taboo" – 3:44 "Looking for Love" – 3:24 "Midnight Heartache" – 3:47 "Freaking Out" – 3:26 "R. I. P." – 3:49
Everytime We Touch (album)
Everytime We Touch is the first album by German Eurodance trio Cascada. It was released to European digital stores through 2007. Recording sessions for the album took place from autumn 2004 to January 2006, most of, recorded after the third single from the album "Everytime We Touch" rose to popularity; the entire album was produced by Yanou and DJ Manian, containing of up-tempo Eurodance tracks, many of which are covers of hit songs from the 1980s and 1990s of the synthpop and rock genres. Musically, the album is composed of dance tracks with thick Euro synths, trance beats that clock in at over 140 beats per minute and Europop lyrics. Lyrically, the album is composed of songs about dance floor euphoria. Critical reception of the album has been mixed, with many critics disliking the repetitive beats and what they saw as filler. Most critics did admire, its chart success for a dance album in the tough US music market; the album has sold about 2 million copies worldwide. There was a total of seven singles released from the album.
"Miracle" and "Everytime We Touch" were released in America and were the only singles that received gold and platinum certifications. Along with "Truly, Deeply", these singles attained notable chart success internationally, peaking in the top ten in countries like the United Kingdom and Sweden. "Bad Boy" and "Ready for Love" were released as the second and the seventh single from the album and failed to attain any chart success. "A Neverending Dream" and "How Do You Do!" Achieved minor chart success in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Austria respectively. Sharon Mawer from Allmusic gave the album a mixed review and said the album's songs were for "dancing to" in a "club with lights flashing and people all around" but said that "after an hour of the same repetitive beat, one's senses can become a little jaded." Dom Passantino from Stylus Magazine gave the album a C+ and said the album had "a lot of filler" and called "Everytime We Touch" unoriginal. Ken Barnes of USA Today, awarded the album 3 out of 4 stars and said that "you couldn't ask for a more insanely infectious concoction."
The album was accidentally released on iTunes for digital download on 11 February 2006, ten days before its scheduled release, in what was said to be a computer error. The album entered the Billboard 200 at number 67, it has gone on to sell over 100,000 copies in the US. In the United Kingdom, the album entered the charts at #6, it went on to peak at #2. It spent 28 weeks in the UK Albums Top 75, 35 weeks in the Ireland Albums Top 75; the album went on achieving Platinum Certification. "Everytime We Touch" – 3:10 "A Neverending Dream" – 3:23 "Bad Boy" – 3:13 "How Do You Do!" – 2:52 "Another You" – 3:38 "Miracle" – 3:39 "Can't Stop the Rain" – 3:29 "Kids in America" – 3:01 "Love Again" – 3:28 "One More Night" – 3:44 "Truly Madly Deeply" – 4:13 "Ready for Love" – 3:24 "Wouldn't It Be Good" – 3:28 "Everytime We Touch" – 3:17 "A Neverending Dream" – 4:57 "A Neverending Dream" – 5:59 "Everytime We Touch" – 5:32 "Everytime We Touch" – 5:41 "How Do You Do!" – 5:32 "How Do You Do!" – 5:29 "Bad Boy" – 6:16 "Bad Boy" – 5:57 "Miracle" – 6:09 "Miracle" – 6:22 Includes all 14 tracks from the first release in rearranged order along with the following two remixes: "Truly Madly Deeply" – 2:57 "Everytime We Touch" – 3:15 Includes all 14 tracks from the first release in rearranged order along with the following remixes: "Everytime We Touch" – 5:32 "How Do You Do!"
– 5:05 "A Neverending Dream" – 4:58 "A Neverending Dream" – 6:10 "A Neverending Dream" – 5:59 Web Release: Zoo Digital: Cat: ZDS 088 Everytime We Touch – 3:17 Ready For Love – 3:23 Miracle – 3:38 How Do You Do – 3:15 Can't Stop The Rain – 3:28 Truly Madly Deeply – 2:55 Wouldn't It Be Good – 3:27 Bad Boy – 3:11 Another You – 3:37 A Neverending Dream – 3:22 Love Again – 3:27 Kids In America – 3:00 One More Night – 3:42 Truly Madly Deeply – 4:11 Everytime We Touch – 3:15 Everytime We Touch – 5:31 Everytime We Touch – 5:41 Everytime We Touch – 6:15 Everytime We Touch – 5:51 Ready For Love – 4:54 Ready For Love – 5:23 Miracle – 6:08 Miracle – 6:54 Miracle – 6:46 Miracle – 6:21 How Do You Do – 5:04 How Do You Do – 7:05 How Do You Do – 5:30 Can't Stop The Rain – 5:03 Can't Stop The Rain – 7:16 Truly Madly Deeply – 4:32 Truly Madly Deeply – 6:00 Truly Madly Deeply – 8:32 Truly Madly Deeply – 4:33 Wouldn't It Be Good – 5:07 Bad Boy – 6:15 Bad Boy – 5:54 A Neverending Dream – 4:56 A Neverending Dream – 5:58 A Neverending Dream – 6:26 A Neverending Dream – 6:09 Love Again – 5:29 Love Again – 6:23 Kids In America – 4:18 One More Night – 5:32 Frank Ehrlich – management Natalie Horler – vocals Rebecca Meek – design Yann "Yanou" Peifer – mixing Manuel "Manian" Reute
Petra Linnea Paula Marklund, known by her previous stage name, September, is a Swedish singer and television presenter. Marklund started recording in professional studios around the age of twelve, first came to the music scene with her debut single "La La La" in 2003, released from her first studio album September. Marklund's Grammis Award-winning second studio album In Orbit was released in 2005 and spawned two hit singles. "Cry for You" remains the most successful international single of her career and was nominated for the Government's Music Export Prize 2008 in Sweden for selling more than a million copies worldwide. In Sweden, Marklund had her biggest success with the Swedish-language single "Mikrofonkåt" performed by Swedish rapper Petter, it became her first number-one hit in her native country, held the top position for 11 consecutive weeks, was certified 8x Platinum. It was included on the fourth September studio album, Love CPR, which hit number one in Sweden and subsequently became Marklund's best selling album so far.
Marklund released her first Swedish-language studio album, Inferno, in 2012 under her own name, to distinguish from September. Lead single "Händerna mot himlen" was certified 6x Platinum as per 5 May 2015, she was the host of Swedish sing-along show Allsång på Skansen from 2014 to 2015. Her second Swedish-language studio album Ensam inte stark was released in November 2015. Marklund was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to a Slovenian mother, who had a musical background and entered in a Slovenian Music Contest, a Swedish father, a professor of space physics, her sister is a fashion designer. When Marklund was a child, her family used hence her stage name. Marklund started recording music in studios at the age of 12, but did not commercially release material until later. In 1998, she was discovered by songwriter Hans Edler, she recorded her first album Teen Queen and written by Edler and released in 1999. However, the album received negative reviews; when she was 17, she gained a record deal. Before releasing her first single "La La La", she was working in a nightclub in Stockholm, she said she recalled her song being played on the dancefloor for the first time after being released.
She had said that she used to play guitar outside shops so she could get money to "buy lollies". On 2 June 2003, at the age of 18, she had released her debut single "La La La"; the single was a success in her homeland in Sweden, where it peaked at number 8 for twenty two weeks. The second single, released was "We Can Do It", released on 3 November 2003; the song peaked at number 10. Due to the success of both the singles, the self-titled album September was released on 11 February 2004 in Sweden released worldwide in 2004; the song peaked at number 36 on the charts, becoming a least success, but stayed on the charts for six weeks. As a result, September released her last single "September All Over"; the song peaked at number 8, stayed in the charts for ten weeks. After a silence for a while, September signed to her current label CatchyTunes, released the single "Satellites" on 6 July 2005. "Satellites" was Septembers first single from her second studio album In Orbit and peaked at number 4 on the Swedish Single Charts, staying in for twenty nine weeks.
It manage to chart in Finland, peaking at number 18, for one week. The song stands at number 139 in the Swedish All-time best performing in the Singles Chart being certified as Platinum, her second single was "Looking For Love", which had peaked at number 17 on the Swedish Charts, breaking Septembers top ten singles, staying in the charts for thirteen weeks. September released her third single "Flowers on the Grave", released on 1 March 2006; the song was unsuccessful in Sweden. After it did not manage to chart, it was released additionally as a promotional single outside Scandinavia and Europe. After releasing the single, she released her fourth single "It Doesn't Matter"; the song was not meant to release in Sweden, instead in other parts of Europe. It had minor success in Romania, where it peaked at 121 and 66 respectively, it had success through Poland, where it peaked at number 20. September released her fifth single from In Orbit entitled "Cry for You" on 29 November 2006; the song entered at number thirty-eight in Sweden, peaked at number six, staying in the charts for seventeen weeks.
The song was released worldwide, receiving much attention. The song was certified Gold by International Federation of the Phonographic Industry in Sweden. Worldwide, the song proved to be a success; the song was released in the United States, where her compilation September got an official release. The song peaked at number seventy-four on the Official Billboard charts, number twenty-nine on the Billboard Pop songs, number 1 on Billboard Hot Dance Airplay, it peaked at number thirty-three in Canada. She became the first Swedish singer to receive a certification in the United States since Ace Of Base's 1998 hit, Cruel Summer. In total, the song sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. The song was listed at number five on the Top 100 Club Chart Year-End result, was the biggest selling-dance song of the year; the song was successful in the Oceanic regions, as it peaked at fourteen in Australia
Perfect Day (Cascada album)
Perfect Day is the second studio album released by German Eurodance group Cascada. The entire album was produced by Yanou and DJ Manian. Like its predecessor, the album is comprised of uptempo Eurodance tracks, many of which are cover songs; this album, features covers of songs from the early 2000s of the rock and country genres, with the exception of Because the Night, released in 1978. Two edited tracks, "Endless Summer" and "I Will Believe It" that were recorded under the Siria name are featured. Musically, the album is composed of Eurodance tracks with euphoric trance-style synths, drum programmings with a tempo over 140 beats per minute, Europop lyrics. Lyrically, the albums is composed of love and romance. Critical reception of the album was negative, with many critics disliking the repetitive nature, that all the songs on the album sounded similar, the lack of character and originality; the album has sold about 3 million copies worldwide. There was a total of five singles released from the album.
Unlike their previous album, Perfect Day only had one successful single worldwide. "What Hurts the Most" peaked in the top ten in six countries, including Austria and France and was certified gold in the United States for sales exceeding over 500,000 downloads. "What Do You Want from Me?" and "Because The Night" peaked in the top sixty in Austria and the United Kingdom. The last two singles, "Faded" and "Perfect Day", were released in the United States and Canada and failed to garner any chart success. In the first week of UK sales, Perfect Day sold 50,000 copies, debuting at number 12 on the UK album chart. However, in the second week it sold 100,000 copies, but fell to number 16, it climbed back up, peaked at a comfortable #8, before being knocked out of a weeks spot in the top ten. By the end of the year, the album had sold around 239,000 copies, making it the 64th highest selling album in the UK in 2007; the album has sold over 3,000,000 copies worldwide. The album was released on March 4, 2008 in the U.
S. with a new cover and track listing peaked at a #70 in the U. S Billboard 200; the album was released in Australia on 15 March 2008. The album has been added to iTunes Italy in January 2008 being the first Cascada album released in Italy, but it was removed. On 20 October, the album was cancelled; the album was not released in the Netherlands until 7 November 2008. The Dutch version contains the original track listing; the album received negative reviews from most critics with Sharon Mawer from Allmusic criticizing its repetitive nature by saying "How could anyone keep up the pace of these songs for a whole track, let alone a complete album, when the pumping beat is relentless and Horler, together with the production, contrives to make every song sound identical?" "What Hurts the Most" - 3:26 "Runaway" - 3:32 "Who Do You Think You Are?" - 3:24 "Because the Night" - 3:25 "I Will Believe It" - 2:57 "Perfect Day" - 3:45 "What Do You Want from Me?" - 2:48 "Sk8er Boi" - 3:22 "Could It Be You?" - 3:47 "He's All That" - 3:08 "Just Like a Pill" - 3:22 "Endless Summer" - 3:26 "What Hurts the Most " - 3:54Re-Release Bonus Tracks "Dream on Dreamer" - 3:04 "Faded" - 2:49 "Holiday" - 3:15 "What Hurts the Most" - 3:38 "Faded" - 2:49 "Holiday" - 3:15 "He's All That" - 3:07 "Perfect Day" - 3:42 "Dream on Dreamer" - 3:04 "Could It Be You" - 3:45 "Because the Night" - 3:26 "Who Do You Think You Are?"
- 3:23 "What Do You Want from Me?" - 2:47 "Runaway" - 3:30 "What Hurts the Most" - 3:52 Tracks 14 through to 18 are not produced in full, they are mixed together as a continuous song without gaps known as megamix. "What Hurts the Most" "Runaway" "Who Do You Think You Are?" "Last Christmas" "Because the Night" "I Will Believe It" "Perfect Day" "What Do You Want from Me?" "Skater Boy" "Could It Be You" "He's All That" "Just Like a Pill" "Endless Summer" "What Hurts the Most " "Runaway" "Everytime We Touch" "Miracle" "Ready for Love" "What Hurts the Most" Disc 1: Tracks 1 to 12 from the original version Disc 2: Bonus CD Single What Hurts the Most Web Release: Zoo Digital: Cat: ZDS 093 "What Hurts The Most" - "Runaway" - "Who Do You Think You Are" - "Because The Night" - "I Will Believe It" - "Perfect Day" - "What Do You Want From Me?" - "Sk8er Boi" - "Could It Be You" - "He's All That" - "Just Like A Pill" - "Endless Summer" - "Dream On Dreamer" - "Faded" -
Ville Virtanen, better known by his stage name Darude, is a Finnish DJ and record producer from Eura, Finland. He started making music in 1995 and released the platinum-selling hit single "Sandstorm" in late 1999, his debut studio album, Before the Storm, was released on 18 September 2000 and sold 800,000 copies worldwide, earning Darude three Finnish Grammy Awards. It peaked at number one on Finland's Official List and number 6 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart in the United States. Darude's second studio album, reached number 11 on the Billboard dance chart in 2003 and number 4 on weekly album chart in Finland, his third studio album, Label This! was released in 2007. Though it did not chart as high as his previous albums, Gawker praised the album's single "In the Darkness" as "a floating, gossamer piece of trance music... it's composed, easy to dance to, has a soaring, undeniable hook." In 2011, he co-founded the record label EnMass Music, through which he has released a number of mix compilations related to his radio show Salmiakki Sessions.
After performing at festivals such as the tenth anniversary of Tomorrowland in 2014 and Future Music Festival in 2015, he released his most recent studio album, Moments, on 14 August 2015, followed by a tour of the United States and Canada in September 2015. His music is characterised by its progressive/uplifting style, he will represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song "Look Away" with singer Sebastian Rejman. Ville Virtanen was born on July 1975 in the Finnish village of Hinnerjoki in Eura. Virtanen started his career as a musician while studying at Turku Polytechnic, making music using his PC's tracker software; as his interest in music production grew, he moved on to more serious production techniques. While at a classmate's party, Virtanen played the song "Rude Boy" several times in a row; this earned him the nickname "Rude Boy," which morphed into "Da Rude" and "Darude". Active in the Finnish music trance and house scene since 1995, Virtanen continued producing music into the 1990s.
He began releasing demos to radio stations beginning in 1997, offering his music for download on MP3.com, making him an early adopter of online file sharing for music promotion. In 1999, he gave a demo for the track "Sandstorm" to his producer, JS16. Virtanen signed on with JS16's 16 Inch Records label, shortly thereafter, "Sandstorm" was released as a single. "Sandstorm" was a hit internationally, selling platinum and holding the No. 1 spot on the Finnish Dance Chart for seventeen consecutive weeks. After becoming the No. 3 single in the United Kingdom, "Sandstorm" sold 2 million units worldwide, was the world's biggest selling 12-inch single in 2000. The song went on to be featured in the media at sporting events and on soundtracks for video games and television shows. Various videos and live streams of "Sandstorm" had gathered some 60 million hits by December 2014, in October 2015, the track achieved platinum sales status in the UK as it surpassed 600,000 sales in the UK, his first live gig was on December 1999 in Tampere, Finland.
Darude's debut studio album Before the Storm was produced by JS16, features two of JS16's remixes. The album includes several singles, including "Sandstorm." The second single "Feel the Beat" had replicated the success of "Sandstorm", reaching No. 1 on the singles charts in Finland for 2 weeks and No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart. Before the Storm was released on September 5, 2000 and sold 800,000 copies worldwide, earning Darude three Finnish Grammy awards, it peaked on a number of charts, including No. 1 on Finland's Official List for albums, No. 6 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart and No. 11 on the US Independent Albums chart. It charted at No. 9 in Sweden, No. 14 in Norway, No. 18 in Canada, among other rankings. Shortly after the album's release, Darude created a vocal edit of "Out of Control", released it as a single; this single charted in major countries and was re-released on several editions of the album. Darude began a world tour in 2001, releasing Before the Storm: Australian Tour Edition in the process.
2002 saw the release of Before the Storm: Special Edition, featuring a collection of remixes of Darude's work. After releasing the singles "Music" and "Next to You" in early 2003, in July of that year both tracks were included on Darude's second album, Rush; the album reached No. 11 on the Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart and No. 4 on weekly album chart in Finland, while "Next to You" charted at No. 1 on the Finnish singles chart. MacKenzie Wilson of Allmusic criticized the lack of variety between tracks but praised the release in general, writing that Darude "builds upon the dynamics of Before the Storm, raises the pressure, fuels the flame for an electrifying dozen-track set. Darude's talent in keeping the energy at an elevated level without losing touch with the album's overall ambience is what makes him a star and an integral part of the new-millennium dance scene, his classy of mix of techno and trance is perfected into a fashionably slick spiral of synthesized heat." After the release of Rush Darude maintained a heavy touring schedule the United States and Eastern Europe.
His single "Tell Me" was released in Finland on April 11, 2007 and "My Game" on September 19, 2007. Label This! is the third studio album from Darude. Released on October 24, 2007 in Finland and on October 27 in Europe, the American edition was released in 2008, with the notable inclusion of Darude's newest single, "I Ran" featuring Blake Lewis, as
AnnaGrace was a Belgian progressive house, electro house, deep house music project fronted by Belgian singer Annemie Coenen and produced by DJ and record producer Peter Luts. The project first achieved success in 2008 with the hit singles "You Make Me Feel", "Let the Feelings Go," "Love Keeps Calling" and the 2010 debut AnnaGrace album Ready to Dare. Today, Coenen continues to tour worldwide as AnnaGrace and Ian Van Dahl performing her biggest house hits. After the departure of singer Martine Theeuwen and her onstage replacement Cindy Mertens, Coenen was selected by executive producers Christophe Chantzis and Erik Vanspauwen to be the new front woman and singer of the Ian van Dahl project. In the early stages of her involvement, Coenen mimed the original vocals of Theeuwen when performing the project's debut hit "Castles in the Sky" onstage, she became involved in the songwriting with the producers and recorded vocals for the followup singles and the debut album Ace. The single "Castles In The Sky" was a major success reaching No.3 on UK charts while spending seven weeks in the top 10 in the summer of 2001.
The single had managed to crossover onto American Charts and reached the Billboard Hot 100 where it peaked at No.91. The followup singles recorded with Coenen became major hits on the UK singles charts as well; the singles "Will I?" Peaked at No.5, "Reason" at No.8 and "Try" at No.15. The Ace album reached No. 7 in the UK. In 2004, Coenen recorded vocals for the second Ian van Dahl album Found. Belgian producers Peter Luts and David Vervoort joined Chantizs and Vanspauwen for the production of the second album; the album singles "I Can't Let You Go," "Believe," "Where Are You Now?" and "Inspiration" were all successes but still failed to match the massive commercial sales of the previous singles from the first album. The final singles Coenen recorded with Ian van Dahl were released in the late-2000s. After the breakup of Ian van Dahl, Coenen teamed up with Luts in 2008; the two decided to form their own project called AnnaGrace, they departed from their vocal trance roots of their pasted project, started to produce progressive house, electro house, deep house music.
In June 2008, the debut AnnaGrace single, "You Make Me Feel", was released in Belgium, shortly followed by a release in the U. S. where it reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay. The second AnnaGrace single, "Let the Feelings Go", was released in 2009; the single achieved success on charts in the Netherlands and Belgium while reaching No.1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay like its predecessor. "Love Keeps Calling", the third AnnaGrace single, achieved moderate success in Belgium and the Netherlands and peaked at No.47 on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay The fourth AnnaGrace single, "Celebration", was released in Belgium on May 2010. The debut AnnaGrace album Ready to Dare was released on June 2010 and entered in Belgium charts at No. 39 and peaked at No.15. "Don't Let Go" was the fifth and final album single from the Ready to Dare album, achieving moderate success reaching No.26 on Belgian charts. "Ready to Fall In Love" was released on 27 February 2012. "Alive" was released on 23 July 2012.
"Girls Like Dancing" was released on 28 May 2013. All were released domestically in Belgium; as of 2018, one of the original producers behind Ian Van Dahl's debut album "Ace", Christophe Chantzis, has been touring clubs around the world as Ian Van Dahl performing a DJ only set. Lasgo Peter Luts AnnaGrace Official Website Peter Luts Official Website Official Belgian Record Label Official USA Record Label Official UK Record Label Marsha Official Website