Indeep

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Indeep
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres New wave, post-disco, dance-pop
Labels Sound of New York
Members Mike Cleveland
Réjane Magloire
Rose Marie Ramsey

Indeep was a 1980s New York-based group that was best known for its song "Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life".

Career[edit]

The group was led by its songwriter-musician Michael Cleveland, and it was known for employing a strong disco-esque bass line and early hip hop lyrics backed by two female singers: Réjane Magloire and Rose Marie Ramsey.

"Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life" was released on Sound of New York/Becket Records (SNY-5102) in 1982 and peaked in early 1983, reaching the top 10 in the US R&B and No. 2 in the US Club as well as the Top 3 in the Dutch Top 40 and the Top 15 in the UK,[1] and was certified for Gold-level sales in France. The 12" mix was notable at the time for including a purely vocal mix, an instrumental mix plus a track of sound effects contained in the song such as a toilet flushing and a phone ringing. The aim was to encourage mixing in the emerging New York DJ scene of the early 1980s, and elsewhere. [2]

The follow-up single, "When Boys Talk," did not do nearly as well on either side of the Atlantic, which, combined with its limited later success, put the group into the one-hit wonders category. Vocalist Magloire later enjoyed some success with the Belgian techno-house outfit Technotronic. "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" was later covered by Mariah Carey on her 2001 album Glitter, and it reached No. 25 in Spain. In the 90s, Michael did not perform as Indeep besides a 1997 New Year's show on TF1 French TV.

In 2011, Peter A. Mercury, who published, managed, produced, and toured with many top artists for many years convinced Michael Cleveland to re-form the band. Magloire and Ramsey were replaced by Beckie Bell and WiX.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life (1982)
  • Pajama Party Time (1984)
  • The Collection (1991)

Singles[edit]

  • "Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life" (1982) (US R&B No. 10, US Club No. 2, Netherlands No. 2, UK No. 13,[1] IRL No. 18)
  • "When Boys Talk" (1983) US R&B No. 32, US Club No. 16, UK No. 67[1]
  • "Buffalo Bill" (1983) US R&B No. 81
  • "The Record Keeps Spinning" (1983) US Black No. 45
  • "The Rapper" (1984)
  • "The Night the Boy Learned How to Dance" (1984)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 268. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "Smash Hits magazine February 3 - 19 1983 page 13". 

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