Baby D (dance group)

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Baby D
OriginEngland
GenresBreakbeat hardcore and house music
LabelsProduction House Records
Members
Past membersFloyd Dyce

Baby D is an English breakbeat hardcore and house music group, best known for their UK number 1 single "Let Me Be Your Fantasy" in 1994.

Career[edit]

The group was formed by Production House Records, a record label set up in 1987 by former recording artist Phil Fearon, whose group Galaxy had had a number of hits in the 1980s.

Involved with the rave scene, Production House's in-house record producer, Floyd Dyce, wrote and performed under several different names, including The House Crew, DMS and Xstatic.

Baby D were originally another outlet for his compositions, consisting of lead vocalist Dee Galdes-Fearon, Claudio Galdez on keyboards and windsynth and Terry Jones (stage name MC Nino) on vocals and keyboards.[1] They appear on the track "Casanova" of Jazz & Bros Grimm released in 1989.

"Let Me Be Your Fantasy" reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart in November 1994. The success continued with "(Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime) I Need Your Loving" (a 1995 cover of The Korgis classic), "So Pure" and "Take Me to Heaven", all included in the album Deliverance (1996).[1] At the first MOBO Awards show in 1996 Baby D won in the category "Best Dance Act".[2]

In 2000, a UK garage remix of "Let Me Be Your Fantasy" (courtesy of the Trick or Treat production team) made the UK Top 20. In 2004, the track was also covered by Ashley Jade but, although it made number 19 on the US Hot Dance Singles Sales chart, it did not make the main listing.

In the summer of 2008, the band performed at the UK dance music festival, Global Gathering. They continue to perform on the club and festival circuit.[3][4]

Dyce now runs his own record label, Redmaster, and still writes and produces, while Fearon still performs in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe.

Jones also co-wrote a number 1 for Peter Andre, and remixed and produced for Eternal and the Backstreet Boys, as well as St. Etienne vocalist Sarah Cracknell.

Members[edit]

  • Baby D (Dee Fearon) – vocals
  • Claudio Galdez – keyboards, drum progamming, windsynth
  • MC Nino (Terry Jones) – vocals, keyboards, live drums

Former members[edit]

  • Floyd Dyce – keyboards, live drums (left the group in 1993)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[5]
SWI
[6]
Deliverance[7]
  • Released: 8 February 1996
  • Label: Systematic
5 47

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position Album
UK
[5][8]
AUS
[9]
BEL
[10]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
NDL
[13]
SWI
[14]
1990 "Behind the Groove" - - - - - - - Non-Album Single
"Day Dreaming" - - - - - - - Deliverance
1992 "Let Me Be Your Fantasy" 76 - - - - - -
1993 "Destiny" 69 - - - - - -
1994 "Casanova" 67 - - - - - -
"Let Me Be Your Fantasy" (re-release) 1 54 27 31 6 14 12
1995 "(Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime) I Need Your Loving" 3 124 - 55 13 - -
1996 "So Pure" 3 242 - - 18 - -
"Take Me to Heaven" 15 - - - - - -
2000 "Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Trick or Treat Remix)" 16 - - 90 - - 96 Non-album single
"-" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Colin Larkin, ed. (1998). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Dance Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 23. ISBN 0-7535-0252-6.
  2. ^ 1996 MOBO Awards, MOBO website.
  3. ^ "Baby D Information". Discogs. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Baby D Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Official Charts > Baby D". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Hitparade.ch: Baby D" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Deliverance Album". Discogs. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  8. ^ 1992 UK singles chart peak for "Let Me Be Your Fantasy": "The 76-100 pos. UK-Charts-Thread > 14 November 1992". Imgur. Archived from the original on 12 October 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  9. ^ Australian (ARIA Chart) peaks:
  10. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". Ultratop.be. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  11. ^ "Charts.de: Baby D (singles)" (in German). Charts.de Media Control. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  12. ^ "Irish Charts". Irish Charts. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 100: Baby D (singles)". Dutch Top 100. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  14. ^ "Hitparade.ch: Baby D (singles)" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 November 2013.

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