E-Rotic

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This article is about the German Eurodance group. For the Playboy TV show, see E-Rotic (TV series).
E-Rotic
Also known as e.R, IQ-Check
Origin Germany
Genres Eurodance
Years active 1994–2003
Associated acts S.E.X. Appeal, Shanadoo, Missing Heart, Apanachee
Website www.sexualmadness.de
Past members See: List of E-Rotic members

E-Rotic was a German Eurodance project. They are mostly known for their use of sexual topics and innuendo in their music.

History[edit]

Some of the female vocalists who fronted E-Rotic over the years also fronted Missing Heart vocals. Originally comprising Lyane Leigh and American-born Raz-Ma-Taz (Richard Michael Smith), the project started in 1994 and recorded throughout the rest of the 1990s. In June 1995, "Max Don't have Sex With Your Ex" peaked at number 45 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] However, by June 1996, both members of the group had left due to a disagreement between Leigh and producer David Brandes. E-Rotic now composed of Jeanette Meier and Terence d'Arby (not to be confused with Terence Trent D'Arby). Lyane Leigh continued to provide vocal work for several albums until 1999 due to contract, but she and Raz-Ma-Taz formed their own group in the meantime, known as S.E.X. Appeal. In October of the same year, d'Arby was replaced by Ché Jouaner.[2]

In 1999, E-Rotic (Jeanette Meier) tried to enter the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 representing Germany but ended in sixth place in the pre-selection. Christensen left in 2001, and the new vocalist was Yasemin Baysal,[2] previously of the group Das Modul. However, both Jouaner and Baysal left in 2002, and the new vocalist and rapper would be Lydia Madawjewski (who had been providing vocals since Lyane Leigh's departure in 1999) and Robert Spehar. However, it has been revealed that the actual rap performer for the group in the studio has actually been the producer David Brandes.

Members[edit]

Recording Artists[edit]

  • Singer: Lyane Leigh (1994-1999) (Original first studio singer)
  • Singer: Jeanette Christensen (2000) (Second studio singer, vocals only on one song Queen of Light)
  • Singer: Lydia Madajewski (1999-2003) (Third studio singer)
  • Rapper: Raz-Ma Taz (1994-1996) (Occasial original first studio rapper, such on Take My Love)
  • Rapper: David Brandes (1994-2003) (Brainchild behind the project, also original studio rapper, who stayed in the background)

Stage Performer[edit]

  • Singer: Lyane Leigh (1994-1996) (Original first stage performer)
  • Singer: Jeanette Christensen (1996-2001) (Second stage performer)
  • Singer: Yasemin Baysal (2001-2002) (Third stage performer)
  • Singer: Lydia Madajewski (2003-2003) (Fourth stage performer)
  • Rapper: Raz-Ma Taz (1994-1996) (Original first stage performer)
  • Rapper: Terence D´arby (1996-1996) (Occasional second stage performer)
  • Rapper: Ché Jouaner (1996-2002) (Third stage performer)
  • Rapper: Robert Spehar (2002-2003) (Third stage performer)

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
GER
[3]
AUT
[4]
FIN
[5]
JPN
[6]
NLD
[7]
SWI
[8]
Sex Affairs
  • Released: May 29, 1995
  • Label: Blow Up (Intercord)
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
15 15 1 45 74 26
The Power of Sex
  • Released: June 27, 1996
  • Label: Blow Up (Intercord)
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
47 18 2 48 18
Sexual Madness
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Blow Up (Intercord)
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
6 32
Thank You for the Music
  • Released: October 17, 1997
  • Label: Blow Up (EMI)
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
93 37
Mambo No. Sex
(Entitled Kiss Me in Japan)
  • Released: November 15, 1999
  • Label: Jupiter (Sony Music)
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
30
Missing You
(Entitled Gimme, Gimme, Gimme in Japan)
  • Released: April 17, 2000
  • Label: Jupiter (Sony Music)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
27
Sexual Healing
(Released in Japan only)
  • Released: May 9, 2001
  • Label: Intercord (Japan)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
45
Sex Generation
  • Released: November 26, 2001
  • Label: E-Park Music Production (Rough Trade)
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
90
Cocktail E-Rotic
(Released in Japan only)
  • Released: July 9, 2003
  • Label: Avex Trax
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Compilation Albums[edit]

  • 1998: Greatest Tits (Germany)
  • 2000: Dancemania Presents E-Rotic Megamix (Japan) (September 27, 2000)
  • 2001: The Very Best of E-Rotic (Japan)
  • 2002: The Collection (Japan)
  • 2003: Total Recall (Japan) (February 5, 2003, Re-Release September 8, 2011)
A typical 1990s piece by E-Rotic contained an Eurodance style instrumental verse, a rap verse by a male performer, and a chorus by the female vocalist.

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Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
GER
[11]
AUT
[4]
BEL (VL)
[12]
FIN
[5]
FRA
[13]
NLD
[14]
NOR
[15]
SWE
[16]
SWI
[17]
UK
[18]
"Max Don't Have Sex With Your Ex" 1994 7 12 8 20 4 14 45 Sex Affairs
"Fred Come to Bed" 1995 3 5 11 18 12 30 6
"Sex on the Phone" 6 2 43 10 30 40 3
"Willy Use a Billy... Boy" 11 5 5 20 The Power of Sex
"Help Me Dr. Dick" 1996 23 18
"Fritz Love My Tits" 28 16 2 35
"Gimme Good Sex" 3 17
"Turn Me On" 1997 7 Sexual Madness
"Thank You for the Music" Thank You for the Music
"The Winner Takes It All" 84
"Die geilste Single der Welt" 1998 Greatest Hits
"Baby Please Me"
"Oh Nick Please Not So Quick" 1999 Mambo No. Sex/Kiss Me
"Kiss Me"
"Mambo No. Sex"
"Gimme, Gimme, Gimme" 2000 Missing You/Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
"Queen of Light"
"Don't Make Me Wet"
"Billy Jive (With Willy's Wife)" 2001 Sex Generation
"King Kong"
"Max Don't Have Sex With Your Ex 2003" 2003 86 Total Recall
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 175. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
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  6. ^ "Oricon: E-Rotic" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  7. ^ "GfK Dutch Charts: E-Rotic (albums)". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
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  11. ^ "Charts.de: E-Rotic (singles)". Media Control. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  12. ^ "Ultratop: Discography E-Rotic (singles)" (in Dutch). austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  13. ^ "lecharts.com: E-Rotic (singles)" (in French). lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  14. ^ "Media Markt Top 40: E-Rotic (singles)". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  15. ^ "norwegiancharts.com: E-Rotic (singles)". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  16. ^ "Schweizer Hitparade: E-Rotic (singles)". swedishcharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  17. ^ "Schweizer Hitparade: E-Rotic (singles)" (in German). swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  18. ^ "Official Charts Company: E-Rotic". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  19. ^ a b c "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (E-Rotic)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 

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