I Level

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I Level
Origin Essex, England
Genres Post-disco, R&B
Years active 1982–1985
Labels Virgin
Past members Duncan Bridgeman
Joe Dworniak
Sam Jones

I Level was a short-lived UK band that was known for its top 5 R&B hit "Give Me."[1]

Signed to Virgin Records, the band were awarded ‘most promising newcomers’ by the readers of Blues & Soul in 1982. Their first single "Give Me" was an underground club hit in the UK and reached number 5 in the US R&B charts on Epic Records. The track was later widely sampled, includiing by Lost Boyz ("So Love", 1997) and A Tribe Called Quest ("Give Me (featuring Noreaga)", 1998).[2] The band released two albums and several singles before disbanding.

Bassist Joe Dworniak has had a long career as a session musician - including recording with The Style Council[3] and John Foxx - and as a producer.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1983: I-Level
  • 1985: Shake

Singles[edit]

  • 1982: Give Me
  • 1982: Teacher/All My Love
  • 1983: Minefield
  • 1983: Stone Heart (Stone Woman)
  • 1984: Our Song
  • 1984: In the River
  • 1985: In the Sand
  • 1985: New Day[4]

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