Maxx (band)

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Maxx
Origin Berlin, Germany
Genres Eurodance
Years active 1993–1995
Labels BMG Berlin (Hansa Records), Blow Up Records, Pulse-8 Records, Intercord
Associated acts MC Sar & The Real McCoy
Past members Linda Meek
Boris Köhler (Gary Bokoe)
Samira Besic
Eliz Yavuz (Alice Montana)
Jürgen Wind (George Torpey)
David Brunner (The Hitman)
Frank Hassas (Dakota O'niel)

Maxx was a mid-90's Eurodance project that had major, albeit brief, international success in 1993-1994.

Biography[edit]

After having already recorded a German cover version of Snow's "Informer", rapper Boris Köhler teamed up with the producers Juergen Wind, Frank Hassas (Quickmix), David Brunner (Hitman) to produce "Get-A-Way." Köhler, under the stage name of Gary Bokoe, performed the ragamuffin style rap, and a female singer Samira Besic produced the vocals for the chorus. It was a dancefloor hit all over Europe, peaking at No. 11 at their home of Germany,[1] while entering the top-5 in the UK, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands, the single entered the top-10 in Switzerland and Norway.[2][3] "Get-A-Way" eventually reached a Gold status in Germany for selling over 250,000,[4] and in the UK, it was certified with a Silver-certification-award for selling over 200,000 units.[5] Samira Besic, who had at the peak of Maxx's career left the act for a solo career, was replaced by Linda Meek now known as Elyse G.Rogers.

The second single "No More (I Can't Stand It)" which was as successful as its predecessor, entered the top-10 in Germany, UK, Austria and Norway, while entering the top-5 in The Netherlands and Sweden.[1][2][6] The third single "You Can Get It" followed, as well as the album entitled To the Maxximum, but their success was short-lived. The fourth single "I Can Make You Feel Like" off the same album was a flop charting only in UK at No. 56,[2] and another single released in 1995 called "Move Your Body" managed to chart only in Austria peaking at No. 18 and in Finland at No.16.[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
GER
[8]
AUT
[9]
FIN
[10]
NETH
[11]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[13]
UK
[2]
To the Maxximum
  • Released: June 22, 1994
  • Label: Blow Up
  • Formats: CD, Cassette, Vinyl
22 32 6 25 10 29 66

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
GER
[1]
AUT
[9]
FIN
[10]
FRA
[14]
IRE
[15]
NETH
[16]
NOR
[17]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[18]
UK
[2]
"Get-A-Way" 1993 11 3 5 15 8 3 8 3 8 4 To the Maxximum
"No More (I Can't Stand It)" 1994 10 9 2 16 11 6 8 4 12 8
"You Can Get It" 25 13 28 32 37 21
"I Can Make You Feel Like" 1995 56
"Move Your Body" 18 15 Non-album single

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Charts.de: Maxx (Singles)" (in German). Charts.de. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Official Charts > Maxx". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  3. ^ "Maxx: Get-A-Away". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-07-02. 
  4. ^ a b "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Maxx)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  5. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search". BPI. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  6. ^ "Maxx: No More (I Can't Stand It)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-07-02. 
  7. ^ "Austrian and Finnish positions on the Single Move Your Body". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2009-12-27. 
  8. ^ "Charts.de: Maxx (Albums)" (in German). Charts.de. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  9. ^ a b "austriancharts.at: Maxx". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  10. ^ a b Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 9789511210535. 
  11. ^ "GfK Dutch Charts: Maxx (Albums)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  12. ^ a b "swedishcharts.com: Maxx". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  13. ^ "swisscharts.com: Maxx (Albums)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  14. ^ "lescharts.com: Maxx (Singles)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  15. ^ Search for Ireland peak positions
  16. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40: Maxx". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  17. ^ ": Maxx (Singles)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  18. ^ "swisscharts.com: Maxx (Singes)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-07-23.