Murk (band)

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Murk
Origin Miami, Florida
Genres House music
Years active 1991–present
Labels Murk Records
TRIBAL America/IRS/EMI Records
TWISTED America/MCA Records
Tommy Boy Entertainment
Associated acts Funky Green Dogs
Mission Control
Interlude
Interceptor
Liberty City
Deep South
Coral Way Chief
Members Ralph Falcón
Oscar Gaetan
Tamara Wallace (Funky Green Dogs vocalist)
Past members Pamela Williams (Funky Green Dogs vocalist)

Murk (also known by several other names, including Funky Green Dogs)[1] is a house-music production team composed of Ralph Falcón and Oscar Gaetan). It formed in Miami in 1991.[2] The group had seven consecutive singles that topped Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.[3]

Career[edit]

Murk has a vast back catalog of compositions dating from the early 1990s, including "Some Lovin’" and "Every Now and Then," and many newer tracks such as "Fired up!" (#80 on the Billboard Hot 100), "The Way," "Dark Beat," "Doesn't Really Matter," and "Believe." Murk also performed as Funky Green Dogs. Besides Murk’s two members, the group included vocalist Pamela Williams, who left the group after the release of the Get Fired Up! album. She was replaced by Tamara Wallace, who has been the lead singer ever since.

Gaetan and Falcón also released songs under the names Liberty City and Oscar G & Ralph Falcón. The latter also recorded solo as the Fog and Gaetan as Oscar G and Dynamo Electrix. Murk is also credited for a remix of "Fever" by Madonna on the 12-inch single of the same name.

Murk scored a major hit in 2003 called "Some Lovin" with American singer Kristine W. Murk is currently signed to the label Tommy Boy Entertainment.

In addition, Ralph and Oscar have established themselves as skilled DJs, being in demand around the world at clubs such as Space, the various Crobar nightclubs, the various Pacha venues, and many others. Both of them continue to create hits both together and as solo artists.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1993 The Singles Collection, as Murk
  • 1993 The Remix Collection, as Murk
  • 1996 Get Fired Up, as Funky Green Dogs
  • 1999 Star, as Funky Green Dogs
  • 2002 Super California, as Funky Green Dogs
  • 2003 Murk, as Murk

Singles[edit]

Murk/MURK
  • 1993 "Bugged Out," as Murk in Association with the Big Bang (with Ian Tregoning)
  • 1998 "Reach For Me '98"
  • 2002 "Some Lovin'" (with Kristine W)
  • 2003 "All Right"
  • 2003 "Believe" (with Tamara Wallace)
  • 2004 "Time" (with Greg Chin)
  • 2005 "Doesn't Really Matter" (with Jennifer Carbonell)
Funky Green Dogs
With Pamala Williams from 1995 to 1998, with Tamara Wallace from 1998 to the present)
  • 1992 "Reach For Me," as Funky Green Dogs From Outer Space (with Shauna Solomon)
  • 1994 "High Up", as Funky Green Dogs From Outer Space (with Club Z)
  • 1996 "Fired Up!"
  • 1997 "The Way"
  • 1998 "Some Kind Of Love"
  • 1998 “Until The Day"
  • 1998 "I Can't Help It"
  • 1999 "Body"
  • 2001 "Super California"
  • 2001 "You Got Me (Burnin' Up)"
  • 2002 "Rise Up"
  • 2005 "Reach for Me 2005"
  • 2007 "Reach for Me 2007"
Oscar G & Ralph Falcon
  • 2002 "Dark Beat" (with OBA Frank Lords)
  • 2002 "Circles" (promo only)
  • 2005 "Dark Beat 2005" (with OBA Frank Lords)
  • 2007 "Classics Volume 1"
  • 2008 "Classics Volume 2"
Deep South
  • 1993 "Believe"
  • 1997 "Lemon Puff"
  • 1997 "Untitled/Monday Air"
  • 2000 "Deepin' You," as MN2s meets Deep South (with David Elkabas)
  • 2001 "Tribal America"
Liberty City
  • 1992 "Some Lovin'" (with Bebe Dozier)
  • 1994 "If You Really Love Someone" (with Shauna Solomon)
  • 1995 "That’s What I Got" (with Shauna Solomon)
  • 2008 "If You Really Love Someone 2008" (with Shauna Solomon)
Interceptor
  • 1992 "Together"
  • 1993 "Higher Love"
  • 1994 "Together ’94"
Other aliases
  • 1992 "U Got Me," as Intruder (with Carlos Fernandez)
  • 1992 "Release Myself," as Coral Way Chiefs (with George Pugh)
  • 1994 "Just Wanna Love You," as Ralph, Oscar, & Me (with Aldo Hernandez)
  • 1995 "Pain," as Fury (with Chantel)
  • 2012 "Amame," as "Intruder" (with JEI)
Production for other artists
  • 1993 Marcy Lee—"Fever"
  • 1993 Bobby Pruit—"Tried So Hard"

Charts[edit]

Year Song U.S. Pop U.S. Club/Dance U.S. Dance Airplay U.S. Dance Singles Sales
1996 "Fired Up!" 80 2 - 1
1997 "The Way" - 1 - 6
1997 "Some Kind of Love" - - - 28
1998 "Changes" - 1 - 35
1998 "Until the Day" - 1 - 7
1999 "Body" - 1 - 12
2000 "Can't Help It" - 33 - 22
2002 "You Got Me (Burnin' Up)" - 1 - 21
2002 "Rise Up" - 1 - -
2003 "Some Lovin'" feat. Kristine W - 1 20 5
2003 "All Right" - 1 - -
2003 "Dark Beat" - 1 5 -
2004 "Believe" - 1 - 18
2004 "Time" - 1 - 21
2005 "Doesn't Really Matter" - 6 30 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ IMO Records (2012-03-14). "Murk Biography". Imorecords.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Murk > Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Murk > Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-08-04. 

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