The Movement (dance band)

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The Movement
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Dance
Years active 1992–1994
Labels RCA
Past members AJ Mora
Richard Vission
DJ Hazze

The Movement was a short-lived American dance music band from Los Angeles, California consisting of Costa Rican-born AJ Mora, Canadian-born Richard "Humpty" Vission and DJ Hazze.[1] The band was only two years in activity, between 1992 and 1994.

Musical career[edit]

The Movement is generally considered a one-hit wonder. Their first single, released on Kahn's L.A.-based Sunshine record label, was "Jump!" in 1992. The record reached number one on Billboard Magazine's Hot Dance Club Play chart.[2] It also reached the top 10 on the magazine's Hot 12" Sales chart, crossed over to pop radio, hitting number 53 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, albeit with a re-working of the chorus ("Jump Motherfucker Jump!" which became "Jump Everybody Jump!"). Kahn signed a deal with Arista Records in New York to distribute the single and the subsequent album, which he also produced.

Kahn continued to produce and release artists on the Sunshine label, including Skee-Lo, whose rap single "I Wish" was hugely successful before jointly re-releasing the single on the Sunshine and Scotti Bros. label, along with Skee-Lo's first album, also produced by Kahn, which was nominated for a Grammy as Best Rap Album.

Vission continues to be a successful producer, remixer and DJ, and he had more dance and Hot 100 hits in 1998 as a member of Pure Sugar.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • The Movement (1992)

EPs[edit]

  • The Movement (1993)

Singles[edit]

  • "Jump!" (1992)
  • "B.I.N.G.O." (1992)
  • "Shake That" (1993)
  • "Bounce" (1994)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 1, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-05.  Discogs
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974–2003. Record Research. p. 183.