Ricardo da Force

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Ricardo da Force
Birth name Jervis Ricardo Alfonso Lyte
Also known as Mutch Love, Ricardo Lyte, Ricky Rick[1]
Born (1967-04-30)30 April 1967
Died 8 March 2013(2013-03-08) (aged 45)
Years active 1990–2000
Associated acts The KLF

Jervis Ricardo Alfonso Lyte[2] (30 April 1967 – 8 March 2013), known professionally as Ricardo da Force, was an English male vocalist and rapper, most notable for contributing vocals to house and dance music tracks of The KLF and N-Trance. He got his stage name from a track he rapped by the band X-10-CIV (actually a Harrow-based production collective Smith, Grainge, McFarlane aka SGMc) called "The Force" along with Shola Phillips of "The Orb" fame.

Lyte died on March 8, 2013 of a brain haemorrhage while in Barbados.[3][4]


Band Song Year Role / Peak pos. Ref
Manic MC's "The Beat" 1990
Adamski "The Space Jungle" 1990
X-10-CIV "The Force" 1991 Rapper
The KLF "3 a.m. Eternal" 1991 credited performer / UK #1
The KLF "Last Train to Trancentral" 1991 credited performer / UK #2
The KLF "Justified & Ancient" 1991 credited performer / UK #2
Vibes Alive "The Spoken Word" 1991 co-writer
(solo) "Let The House Goes On" 1991 [5]
Adamski "Back To Front" 1992
Fire Island "Fire Island" 1992
Vitamino "What I've Got" 1992
Dr Baker "Global Kaos" 1992
(solo) "Set Ya Free" 1992
Inside Heaven "Sex Is The Answer" 1993
International Foot Language "Life On Loop" 1993 [6]
Club zone "Hands Up" 1994
Clubzone "Passion of the Night" 1995
N-Trance "Electronic Pleasure" 1995
N-Trance "Stayin' Alive" 1995 rapping / UK #2
Trancylvania (featuring Ricky) "Colour of Love" 1995 NOR #6
Greed "Pump Up the Volume" 1995 UK #51
(solo) "Why?" 1996 UK #58
Ramp "Rock The Discotek" 1996
N-Trance (featuring Rod Stewart) "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" 1997
N-Trance "D.I.S.C.O." 1997
N-Trance "Paradise City" 1998
N-Trance "Broken Dreams" 1998
England Supporters Band "The Great Escape 2000" 2000 rapping [7]
Atomic Kitten "I Want Your Love" 2000 Initial copies contained a sample of The KLF's "Justified & Ancient".

In March 2000, DaForce released a solo album on cassette called "Force Poverty and Riches", that included the rap songs "Introkitforce", " Poverty and Riches", "What's da Racket", "The Year 2020", "Blazed 2damax", "Specimen...!", "Daforciphied Outro" and "All 4 da Luv of Money".[8]


  1. ^ "Ricardo Da Force Discography at Discogs". Discogs. 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Works written by: LYTE JERVIS RICARDO ALFONSO". ACE Title Search. ASCAP. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  3. ^ Karine Sanche. "Ricardo Da Force biography, discography, recent releases, news - The Eurodance Encyclopædia". Eurokdj.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  4. ^ "Ricardo Da Force, Rapper for The KLF and N-Trance, Is Dead - Big Shot News Flash!". Newsflash.bigshotmag.com. 2013-03-09. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  5. ^ "Ricardo* - Let The House Goes On (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "International Foot Language – Life On Loop at Discogs". Discogs. 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  7. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 133. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  8. ^ "Poverty and Riches [Cassette] - Da Force". AllMusic. 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 

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