The Tamperer featuring Maya

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The Tamperer featuring Maya
Origin Italy
Genres Italo dance
Years active 1998–2000
Labels Pepper Records
Jive/BMG Records
Members Mario Fargetta
Alex Farolfi
Maya Days

The Tamperer featuring Maya was an Italian dance music group consisting of Italian record producers Mario Fargetta and Alex Farolfi, and American singer Maya Days. Later, Giuliano Saglia and GianLuca Mensi would join the project. It achieved European success in 1998 with the chart-topping single "Feel It."


In 1998, the group became famous for its debut single, "Feel It," which peaked at No. 1 in both Ireland and the United Kingdom in May of that year and was taken from its album Fabulous. Ths song was written by the American team of Steve Gittelman and Jim Dyke, and relied heavily on a sample of the Jacksons hit "Can You Feel It".

The album spawned two more singles, "If You Buy this Record, Your Life Will be Better" (based on a sample from Madonna's "Material Girl"), and the Italy-only release "Step Out." The group returned in early 2000 to release its next (and final) single, "Hammer to the Heart" (based on ABBA's "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"). This became a success also, where it became the group's third top-ten hit in the UK.

The producers also used the Tamperer alias to produce and remix other artists, such as Crystal Waters.



  • Fabulous (1998)


Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)



1998 "Feel It" 3 1 7 5 31 1 3 7 20 1 4 Fabulous
"If You Buy This Record (Your Life Will Be Better)" 20 29 9 60 74 6 10 18 23 3 15
1999 "Hammer to the Heart" 45 23 88 23 6
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ Ultratop 50
  2. ^ Ultratop 40
  3. ^ Finnish peaks
  4. ^ French peaks
  5. ^ German peaks
  6. ^ Search for Irish peaks
  7. ^ Top Italian singles of 1998
  8. ^ Swedish peaks
  9. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  10. ^ US peaks
  11. ^ a b Search for British certification

External links[edit]

  • "Maya days biography". Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  • Tamperer featuring Maya, The (1998). "Fabulous". United Kingdom: Jive Records. 0530192. 
  • Tamperer featuring Maya, The (1999). "Hammer to the Heart". United Kingdom: Jive Records. 9250092.