Dance 2 Trance

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Dance 2 Trance
Also known as Peyote, The Odd Company
Origin Frankfurt, Germany
Genres Trance[citation needed], Techno[citation needed]
Occupations Producer, DJ
Years active 1990–1995
Labels Suck Me Plasma
Blow Up
Past members DJ Dag
Rolf Ellmer

Dance 2 Trance was a German trance[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 & Jame 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
AUT
[2]
FIN
[3]
FRA
[2]
GER
[4]
IRE
[5]
NED
[2]
NOR
[2]
SUI
[2]
SWE
[2]
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 7 3 50 9 16 2 5 11 15 25
1993 "Take a Free Fall" 13 16 24 25 32 37 36
1994 "Warrior" 47 42 56 Revival
1995 "I Have A Dream (Enuf Eko?)"
1997 "The Power of American Natives '98" 29 59 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. ^ a b c d e f International peaks
  3. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 9789511210535. 
  4. ^ German peaks
  5. ^ Search for Irish peaks

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