DNA (duo)

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DNA
Origin Bath, Somerset, England
Genres
Years active 1990–1998
Labels
Associated acts
Past members
  • Neal Slateford
  • Nick Batt

DNA was the pseudonym taken by two English electronic music producers Nick Batt and Neal Slateford, best known for releasing a remix of Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner" in 1990.[1]

As well as "Tom's Diner", the duo remixed another second Suzanne Vega track, "Rusted Pipe", and a radio mix of "Rosemary" in 2000. After a brief lull, DNA reappeared with a mix of the Loreena McKennitt track "The Mummers' Dance", which reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart in 1997.

Batt has worked extensively with Goldfrapp on Felt Mountain, Black Cherry, and Supernature; he also received an Ivor Novello Award for co-writing "Strict Machine" from Black Cherry.

Personnel[edit]

  • Neal Slateford (born in Bath), co-founder of Lovehoney.
  • Nick Batt (born Nicholas Batt, lives in Bath), now running the Sonic State music technology website and podcast.[2]

Discography and remixography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
[3]
IRE NED
[4]
BEL
(FLA)

[5]
FRA
[6]
ITA
[7]
GER
[8]
AUT
[9]
SWI
[10]
AUS
[11]
NZ
[12]
CAN US
1990 "Tom's Diner"
(featuring Suzanne Vega)
2 2 4 3 16 11 1 1 1 8 8 13 5 singles only
"La Serenissima" 34 15 18
1991 "Rusted Pipe"
(featuring Suzanne Vega) (Italy and United States promo only)
"Lily Was Here (DNA Remixes)"
(David A. Stewart featuring Candy Dulfer) (US only)
11
"Forget Me Not$ (DNA Remix)"
(by Tongue 'n' Cheek)
26
"Shocked (DNA Remix)"
(by Kylie Minogue)
6 2 18 7
"Rebel Woman"
(featuring Jazzy P)
42
1992 "Can You Handle It"
(featuring Sharon Redd)
17 29 62 41 Taste This
"Blue Love (Call My Name)"
(featuring Jo Nye)
66
"Summer Breeze (The DNA Mixes)"
(by Geoffrey Williams)
56 32 single only
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Other remixes:

Albums[edit]

  • Taste This EMI (1992) co-produced by Neil Davidge.
  • Remixes Polydor (1992) co-produced by Neil Davidge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 132. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "Sonicstate Homepage". Sonicstate.com. Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  3. ^ "DNA - UK Chart". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 9 July 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "DNA - Dutch chart". dutchcharts.nl. 28 September 2014. Archived from the original on 2016-09-16. 
  5. ^ "DNA - Belgian Chart". ultratop.be. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "DNA - French Chart". lescharts.com. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "DNA - Italian Chart". hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "DNA - German Chart". charts.de. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "DNA - Austrian chart". austriancharts.at. Archived from the original on 8 August 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "DNA - Swiss chart". hitparade.ch. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "DNA - Australian chart". australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 18 September 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "DNA - New Zealand Chart". charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 

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