Zki & Dobre
|Zki & Dobre|
|Also known as||The Goodmen, Chocolate Puma, Rhythmkilaz, Tombra Vira, Riva, Jark Prongo|
|Genres||House, dance, electronic|
|Labels||Fresh Fruit, Hooj Choons, Parlophone, Incentive Records, VC Recordings|
René ter Horst
Zki & Dobre (known by other aliases, but most well known as The Goodmen and Chocolate Puma), are a Dutch house music duo from Haarlem, Netherlands. They comprise Gaston Steenkist ("Dobre") and René ter Horst ("DJ Zki"). They have produced multiple dance hits under various group names since the early 1990s.
As the Goodmen, their biggest hit was Give It Up, a house music track based upon samba styled percussion and the simple, repeating vocal line of the song title. The percussion was inspired by an earlier recording by Sérgio Mendes. It hit #1 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1993 and made a brief appearance on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #71. After being re-released in late 1993, it reached #5 in the UK Singles Chart.
In 1995, Simply Red sampled "Give It Up" for their UK #1 hit "Fairground". The Goodmen were credited for the sample, and Mendes was also given credit as the performer of "Fanfarra", the original source of the Goodmen's track.
After "Give It Up" the duo had big success with a number of other tracks under different monikers, such as Tomba Vira, Basco, René Et Gaston, Jark Prongo, Fresh Tunes and Klatsch. In 2001, they returned to the US dance chart under the artist names of Chocolate Puma (with which they had a UK #6 hit with "I Wanna Be U"), Rhythmkillaz, Riva, and Tomba Vira.
As the Goodmen
- 1994: Father in the Bathroom
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
|1993||"Give It Up"||6||33||5||71||1||Father in the Bathroom|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
As Chocolate Puma
- 2001: "I Wanna Be U" UK #6
- 2008: "Sexy Girl"
- 2009: "Disco Electrique" (vs. Bingo Players)
- 2009: "Always and Forever"
- 2009: "Touch Me" (vs. Bingo Players)
- 2012: "Gimme Sum"
Under other aliases
- 1993: "Oh Boy" (as Klatsch!)
- 1999: "Movin' Thru Your System" (as Jark Prongo) UK #58
- 2001: "Wack Ass MF" (as Rhythmkillaz) UK #32
- 2001: "The Sound of: Oh Yeah" (as Tombra Vira) UK #51
- 2001: "Who Do You Love Now?" (as Riva; featuring Dannii Minogue) UK #3
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 231. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 105. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. various. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.