Brooklyn Bounce

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Brooklyn Bounce
Also known as Mental Madness Productions, Abuna E, Beatbox feat. Rael
Origin Hamburg, Germany
Genres Progressive House, Progressive Trance, Hard Trance[1]
Techno[1]
Years active 1996–present
Labels Club Tools (1996-1999)
Dance Division (2000-2002)
Mental Madness (2003-present)
Associated acts Dance United, Christoph Brüx
Website http://www.brooklynbounce.com
Members Dennis Bohn
Past members Matthias Menck

Brooklyn Bounce is one of several pseudonyms used by German trance producers Matthias Menck (Double M) and Dennis Bohn (Bonebreaker). They have also produced music under the names Mental Madness Productions and Beatbox feat. Rael. Menck and Bohn have created remixes of a wide array of artists, including Scooter and Kool & the Gang.

Career[edit]

Menck and Bohn, both natives to Hamburg, met in 1995. The pair had their first chart hit starring as Boyz R Us with the single "Singin' In My Mind". In 1996 the duo debuted as Brooklyn Bounce and released the "The Theme (of Progressive Attack)" which scaled the German dance charts as a club favourite before becoming a crossover hit for the group as well. This success set up the band's first debut album, The Beginning.

Menck and Bohn work solely in the studio and are not part of the Brooklyn Bounce live act. Instead, the group was fronted by several different vocalists and dancers, who have collaborated with the two German producers throughout the years. The list includes René "Diablo" Behrens (formerly of 666), Ulrika Bohn, Alejandra Cuevas-Moreno and Stephan "Damon" Zschoppe. Vocalists were only credited from "Bass, Beats and Melody", released in November 2000.

In 2006, Mental Madness Records released an album titled System Shock (The Lost Album 1999), which features some of the earliest material by the production duo. This album is available only in a digital format.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
GER SUI AUT FRA NL HUN SWE U.S. U.S. Dance UK FIN SPA
1996 The Theme (of Progressive Attack) 9 9 - 37 - 6 - - - - - -
1997 Get Ready to Bounce 6 21 7 - - 1 17 95 10 - 20 -
Take a Ride 28 39 22 - - - 35 - - - - -
The Real Bass 23 - 22 - - - 44 - 19 - - -
1998 The Music's Got Me 39 49 30 - - - 58 - 41 67 - -
Contact 44 - 38 - - - - - 13 - - -
Listen to the Bells - - - - - - - - - - - -
1999 Canda! (The Darkside Returns) 56 - 32 - - - - - - - - -
Funk U - - - - - - - - - - - -
2000 Bass, Beats & Melody 4 43 2 - - 11 47 - - - - -
2001 Born to Bounce (Music Is My Destiny) 22 94 14 - - 2 - - - - - -
Club Bizarre 12 41 9 - 4 14 - - - - - 8
2002 Loud & Proud 9 88 9 - - 9 - - - - - -
Bring it Back 30 - 24 - - - - - - - - -
2003 X2X (We Want More!) 37 - 33 - - - - - - - - -
2004 Crazy 52 - 32 - - - - - - - - -
2005 Sex, Bass & Rock 'n' Roll 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
2007 The Theme (of Progressive Attack) Recall (promo only) - - - - - - - - - - - -
2008 Get Ready to Bounce Recall '08 (promo only) - - - - - - - - - - - -
2009 Louder & Prouder - - - - - - - - - - - -
2012 Again & Again Nick Skitz & Basslouder (feat. Brooklyn Bounce)[2]] - - - - - - - - - - - -

Albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
GER SUI AU HUN
1997 The Beginning 24 37 24 1
The Second Attack 86 - - 1
1998 Re-Mixed Collection - - - -
2000 The Progressive Years - - - -
2001 Restart 24 - 25 3
2002 BB Nation 57 - - -
2004 Best of Brooklyn Bounce - - - -
X-pect the Un-X-pected - - - -
2005 Sex, Bass & Rock'n'Roll - - - -
2006 Best of Brooklyn Bounce 1996–2006 (Australia only) - - - -
System Shock (The Lost Album 1999) (web-release) - - - -
2010 BB-Styles - - - -

Other projects by Menck and Bohn[edit]

Beatbox feat. Rael
Boyz-R-Us
  • 1996 "Singin' in my Mind" (with Emanuel Jones)
  • 1998 "Singin' in my Mind '98" (with Emanuel Jones)
  • 1999 "Alright" (with Emanuel Jones)
  • 2002 "All Day/Let It All Out"
Other aliases
  • 1997 "Follow Me", as Mental Madness Productions
  • 1998 "Deeper Love", as Mental Madness Productions
  • 1998 "Watch Me", as Abuna E
  • 2000 "Druck! (Es Ist Zeit)", as DJ Bonebreaker
  • 2001 "Friday Nite", as Double M (with Sophie Schmachl and Christoph Brüx)
  • 2002 "Husten", as DJ Bonebreaker
Production for other artists

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