Dario G

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Dario G
Origin Crewe, Cheshire, England
Genres Dance, house, trance
Years active 1997–present
Members Paul Spencer
Past members Scott Rosser
Stephen Spencer

Dario G is the stage name of English dance and trance music musician Paul Spencer. Dario G was originally a trio, who are perhaps best known for their 1997 hit "Sunchyme", which reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart. The group formed in Cheshire, England and consisted of three DJs and producers Scott Rosser, Paul Spencer and Stephen Spencer (the Spencers are unrelated).

In 1998, the group changed their name from Dario to Dario G after being threatened with legal action from an artist of the same name. True to popular belief, the name Dario G was named after the manager of Crewe Alexandra F.C., Dario Gradi, and the similarity to Gradi was not a complete coincidence. Paul Spencer also said they added the G in tribute to the American jazz saxophonist Kenny G. Rosser and Stephen Spencer later left to pursue other things leaving Paul Spencer to perform in a solo capacity.

History[edit]

In 1997, they reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart with "Sunchyme", a song built around a sample of "Life in a Northern Town", a number 15 hit for The Dream Academy in 1985, and peaked at number 5 with the follow-up "Carnaval de Paris", relating to the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. "Sunchyme" also hit number-one on the American Hot Dance Club Party chart.

In 1998, they released their first album, Sunmachine.

In March 2000, their third single "Voices", featuring vocals from Vanessa Quiñones and produced by Peter Oxendale, was used for the film, The Beach.

In January 2001, Dario G released "Dream to Me", with vocals by Ingfrid Straumstøyl, which is based on the song "Dreams" by The Cranberries. "Dream to Me" reached number 9 in the UK Singles Chart and number 9 in Germany. November 2001 saw their next release, "Say what's on your mind". The song had club mixes from Almighty Records and Stonebridge. In early 2003, Dario G released "Heaven is closer (Feels like heaven)", a remake of the 1980s hit, "Feels like heaven", by the Fiction Factory. It reached number 39 in the UK Singles Chart. Dario G released their second album "In full colour" in 2001.

A new version of "Carnaval de Paris" was released in 2002, for the World Cup in South Korea and Japan.

A new single "Ring of Fire" was promoted throughout Europe in 2006. It borrowed the main trumpet melody from the Johnny Cash recording of the same name. The single itself was released in September 2006.

In 2010, Dario G recorded a new song "Game on!" along with rapper Pitbull, for the Official FIFA 2010 World Cup soundtrack.

Dario G's long awaited new single "We Got Music", featuring Shirley Bassey, got its first play on BBC Radio 2 on the Paul O'Grady show. The single will be released in the UK on 23 February 2014.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album AUT
GER
SWI
UK
1998 Sunmachine
59
43
26
2001 In Full Colour
  • Released: 18 June 2001
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format: CD
41
58
66
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released in that country or territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
AUS
[1]
AUT
[2]
BEL
(Vl)
FRA
[3]
GER
[4]
IRE NED
[5]
SUI
[6]
SWE
[7]
UK
[8]
1997 "Sunchyme" 22 4 5 28 3 3 8 2 41 2 Sunmachine
1998 "Carnaval de Paris" 24 10 26 2 4 6 7 36 5
"Sunmachine" 98 17
2000 "Voices" 37
2001 "Dream To Me" 8 38 9 16 33 15 9 In Full Colour
"Say What's on Your Mind" 68 100
2002 "Carnaval 2002" 96 34 Non-album single
2003 "Heaven Is Closer (Feels Like Heaven)" 42 57 87 39
2006 "Ring of Fire" 100 59
2010 "Game On"
(with Tkzee & Pitbull)
2010 FIFA World Cup Album
2014 "We Got Music"
(with Shirley Bassey)
TBA
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

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