Dayeene

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DaYeene
Origin Sweden
Genres Soul, house
Years active 1988–1994
Labels SweMix
Associated acts Freestyle, Papa Dee, Kayo Shekoni
Members Jeanette Söderholm, Diane Söderholm

DaYeene was a Swedish soul/house music group, active in early 1990s. The group consisted of the sisters, Jeanette and Diane Söderholm. Diane had previously been vocalist in the Swedish synthpop band, Freestyle.

The duo was one of many new Swedish acts associated with the early 1990s Nordik beat scene that specialized in urban music. Notable artists were Papa Dee, Kayo, Rob'n'Raz, and Titiyo. DaYeene guest featured on most of these artists' albums. They were signed to the label, SweMix, one of the very early Swedish labels specializing in urban music.

The duo got started when SweMix co-founder StoneBridge, did a remix for Frankie LaMotte in 1989, and needed backing vocalists. He loved their voices and signed the sisters.[1]

While the first single, "We're On The Case", was a Salt-n-Pepa inspired hip hop track[citation needed] with the two sistes rapping (not singing), the majority of their output was soulful club music. "And It Hurts" was released as a single in the summer of 1999, including in the UK. Whilst not being a major hit, belatedly peaking at #63 in the UK Singles Chart in July 1999,[2] the track was a success on UK dancefloors.[citation needed] Two albums were released in the 1990s, with their biggest hits being "Alright" in February 1991, and "Revelation" in November 1993.

During this time, Jeanette Söderholm also worked as an in-house backing vocalist at Cheiron Studios.[3][4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Diane Söderholm is married to Sten Hallström (aka StoneBridge), and they have two children.[1]

The sisters are the half-sisters of Rita Marley, wife of Bob Marley.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • United Soul Power (1990)
    • "Believe" 2:05
    • "Big Bad World" 4:37
    • "I Found You" 3:19
    • "D.D.D. (Dead Drearie Dearie)" 3:25
    • "Dizzy Morning" 3:00
    • "Drive My Car" 3:02
    • "Go To Work" 1:23
    • "Solution" 4:43
    • "The B-Side" 2:40
    • "United Soul Power" 4:54
    • "Karma Is The Sign" 3:18
    • "We're On This Case" 3:08
    • "I'm Coming" 4.01
  • Primetime (1992)
    • "Prime Time" (The K Mix) 4:14
    • "Alright" 4:24
    • "Good Thing" 3:52
    • "Freedom" 3:40
    • "Your Love" 3:16
    • "Love The Reggae Bad" 4:47
    • "To Be Yourself" 3:37
    • "Around The World" 3:20
    • "Who's Gonna Take You Back" 4:46
    • "Danger Lovin'" 3:43
    • "Love The Reggae Bad" (Yellow Cab Mix) 3:28
    • "D'Yall's Gonna Rock The Place" (Moronic Dub Edit) 4:02
    • "Prime Time" (The Original Big Bass Dub) 2:55

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
SWE UK
[6]
1989 "We're On The Case" United Soul Power
1990 "Big Bad World"
"Drive My Car"
"Dizzy Morning / Karma Is The Sign"
1991 "Your Love" Primetime
"Alright" 31
1992 "Good Thing"
"Around The World" 84
1993 "Revelation" 30 singles only
1994 "Is This Love? (CompuSex)"
1997 "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes"
1998 "And It Hurts" 60 63
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Disco-disco.com
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 143. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Girlsonpop.blogspot.com
  4. ^ Deagensskiva.com
  5. ^ Discogs.com
  6. ^ "Official Charts Company: DaYeene". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-07-26.