Technotronic









Technotronic

is a Belgian House music project which was formed by Jo Bogaert (aka Thomas De Quincey), in 1988, and is studio based. Along with Ya Kid K (or Manuela Kamosi as he was born.). Patrick De Meyer, a Belgian Producer, played the synthesizer on some of the albums and singles. They produced the hit single called, Pump Up the Jam. The tune was originally meant to be an instrumental song. An image was put together by using the fashion model, Felly, for the album and single cover art and also as the singer in the music video. Pump Up the jam, became a successful hit and reached number 2 on the Top 100 in 1989 and early 1990. It was the first major house music record to enter the pop mainstream. This resulted in the release of the album, Pump Up the Jam which contained tracks by Ya Kid K and MC Eric (born Eric Martin). There was also an opening act slot for Madonna and also appearances on Saturday Night Live, The Arsenio Hall Show, and Itís Showtime, as well as others. Kamosi also became the Technotronicís real singer at about this same time. The album was followed with two more singles. They were, Get Up! Before the Night Is Over, and The Beat Is Technotronic. Both of them reached the top 10 in many countries and the album eventually reached the top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

Kamosi did the rap single, Spin the Wheel, in 1990. It was a part of Technotronicís project called, Hi Tek 3, for the movie, Teenage Mutant turtles Soundtrack. The song, Move This, which featured Kamosi, and was taken from their debut album, become popular because it was used in a Revlon Commercial. It also reached number the Top 10 and was the third top10 hit in the United States. Because of the interest in the album, it was re-released in 1992 and it contained the same tracks but this time, Ya Kid K was on the cover.

Technotronic has sold about 14 million albums and singles worldwide. The albums they released were, Pump Up the Jam (1989), Trip On This (1990), Body To Body (1991), Greatest Hits (1993), and recall (1995). They also released 27 singles. Some of their songs were featured on soundtracks such as The Meteor man (1993), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993), Space jam (1996), 3 Men and A Little lady (2002), Letís Go To Prison (2006). They also had 4 video clips which were, Pump Up the jam, Get Up Before the Night Is Over, This Beat Is Technotronic, and Move It To the Rhythm.