Planet Perfecto

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Planet Perfecto were a dance supergroup, formed in 1997 by Paul Oakenfold, Ian Masterson and Jake Williams. They were signed to Oakenfold's record label, Perfecto Records.

Career[edit]

Their first release was "Georgie Girl" on 12" vinyl in 1997; the single did not make it into the UK Singles Chart.[1] However, their next track, "Not Over Yet '99", was more successful entering the UK chart at #16 in August 1999.[2] They worked with a fourth producer, Matt Darey on the track, a remix/re-edit of "Not Over Yet" by Grace to create the track, which was to be the first of four hits for the group. Oakenfold had previously been a member of Grace.

Before forming Planet Perfecto, all three producers had made their names in the dance music scene under different guises. Most notably Jake Williams as JX[3] and Masterson with Flexifinger.[4] Paul Oakenfold was often viewed as being the main force behind "Planet Perfecto", but this is probably because he was more of a household name; being successful as a DJ and having hits under numerous guises.[5] Planet Perfecto have not released any further material since 2001. All three producers have undertaken independent projects since that time.

UK singles[edit]

Title Year UK Singles Chart[6]
"Not Over Yet 99 (featuring Grace)" 1999 16
"Bullet in the Gun" 15
"Bullet in the Gun 2000" 2000 7
"A Perfecto Summer" 2001 Did not chart
"Bites Da Dust" 52

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planet Perfecto
  2. ^ Ultimate Music Database
  3. ^ Jake Williams
  4. ^ Ian Masterson
  5. ^ Paul Oakenfold
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 428/429. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.