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. In 1993 they won a Swedish Grammy for best album with their second album, Adventures Beyond Clubland.
- 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|
|"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.|
- List of number-one dance hits (United States)
- List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart
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- Clubland at AllMusic
- Clubland US Billboard chart positions (from Allmusic)
- Discography at Discogs.com
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