Clubland (band)

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Clubland was a House music act assembled by Dave Rawlings and Ronnie Herel as the production duo Quartz, with Jan Ekholm's label B-tech. The British musician Morgan King joined them as a writer. Lead vocals were variously performed by the American hip-house rappers 2 in a Room, British rapper Stepz, and, increasingly, the Jamaican-Swedish singer Zemya Hamilton.

In the early 1990s, five songs charted on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, with three of those hitting number-one: "Let's Get Busy" (credited to Clubland featuring Quartz) (1990), "Hold On (Tighter to Love)" (1992) and "Hypnotized" (1992). Another single, "Set Me Free", hit number-one on the US Hot Dance Singles Sales chart and number 2 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.[1] In 1993 they won a Swedish Grammy for best album with their second album, Adventures Beyond Clubland.

Zemya Hamilton (Zemya Sylveta Larsson Auna) died on 24 December 2015 from multiple sclerosis, aged 50.[2]



  • Themes from Outer Clubland (1991)
  • Clubland featuring Zemya Hamilton (1992)
  • Adventures Beyond Clubland (1992)
  • Secrets of Inner Clubland (Clubland featuring Zemya Hamilton) (1995)


Year Single Peak chart positions Album

1990 "Let's Get Busy (Pump It Up)" (featuring Quartz) 32 86 1 Themes From Outer Clubland (Keep It Pumping)
1991 "Pump The Sound (Like a Megablast)" (Europe only)
"Hold On (Tighter to Love)" 17 79 1
1992 "I'm Under (Love Strain)" (Europe only) Adventures Beyond Clubland
"Set Me Free" 90 2
"Hypnotized" 1
"Come Rain, Come Shine" (US only) 39
"Hot For You" (featuring Quartz) (UK only) single only
1995 "Cry" (Sweden only) 8 The Secrets Of Inner Clubland
"Peace of Luv" (Europe & UK only) 24
"Gimme Love Gimme All" (Europe only)
"Open Your Eyes" (Japan only)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 60. ISBN 978-0898201567.
  2. ^ Doc Rock. "The Dead Rock Stars Club 2015 July to December". Retrieved 2015-12-30.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Swedish Charts Portal". Retrieved 2015-12-30.
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  6. ^ a b John Bush. "Clubland | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-12-30.

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