She’s an innovative music maker, a style-forging pioneer: since the 80s, Grammy-winning multi-talented Jody Watley has led the way as an entrepreneur working in the independent music world as one of the few already-established female best-selling artists to produce, create and own her recordings. With an amazing 32 Top Ten Singles and 13 No. 1 Singles in the R&B, pop and dance music genres over the past three decades – including such classics as “Looking For A New Love...
M People were a British house music act from Manchester which formed in 1990. They consisted of Mike Pickering, Heather Small and Paul Heard and Shovell. Pickering was a member of factory records dance act Quando Quango, but became more noted as one of the original DJs at The hacienda. Heard was a member of acid jazz band Ace Of Clubs. Heather Small was in the British Soul band Hot House who had released a number of critically acclaimed records without scoring any major success.
Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Fajardo, September 1, 1957, in Havana, Cuba) is a seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, actress and social activist. Known as the "Queen of Latin Pop", she in the top 100 best-selling music artists with over 100 million albums sold worldwide, 31.5 million of those in the United States. Estefan is the most successful crossover performer in Latin music to date.
Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a Grammy Award winning singer, actor, producer and dancer. He rose to fame as one of the front men of the hugely successful pop group *NSYNC. He released his debut solo album, Justified, in 2002 and it went on to sell over nine million copies worldwide, solidifying Timberlake's position as a pop superstar. Timberlake's second album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, was released in 2006 and featured numerous hit singles including My Love featuring T.I. and SexyBack featuring Timbaland.
Rozalla (born Rozalla Miller on March 18, 1964 in Ndola, Zambia) is a female Pop/Soul/Dance music performer from Zimbabwe. She is best known for her 1991 hit Everybody's Free (To Feel Good). Her subsequent club success has earned her the title "Queen of Rave". Rozalla first came on the scene in the 1980s in Zimbabwe, the country she had moved to from her birth country. Her singles charted well in the area and english producer Christopher Sergeant took her to London in 1988. She later started living there and Christopher became her manager.
MOST DJs fall into club-life by accident due to their love of music. Not Dave Seaman. He decided he wanted to become a DJ when he was eight years old – and Played his first gig at 12. All his DJ dreams have long since come true, but he’s never lost his enthusiasm or his creative drive. Seaman has headlined clubs on every continent – he is one of the UK’s most travelled, most creative, and most celebrated DJs in the world.
There are, at least, three artists known as Playgroup. 1) A pseudonym of London, UK electroclash / electro house producer & graphic designer Trevor Jackson (aka UNDERDOG). Jackson also ran, the now defunct, Output Recordings. Discography: Make It Happen! (2000), Playgroup (2001, brought diverse influences, inc: funk, disco, hip-hop, electro & dub - creating an album that relies heavily on the past, only to reshape, with such vigour, that it might sound too modern, for its own good), several more releases followed, Reproduction (2004, a remix album) & Front 2 Back (feat. KC Flightt, 2006),
Electronic music was a discovery and abandonment of inhibitions.
Carola was born in Rome and at the tender age of eight transported to Naples, Italy with mom and dad. At eighteen she left home, traveled north and began hanging out in the world of dance music, which introduced her to electronic sounds. She was captivated. The sonority of these manipulated compositions opened the port to an enchanted voyage, delicately preparing for her debut. Her DJ carrier started in 1997, from that point on, Carola plunged in compulsively exploring and experiencing sounds inspiring her personal path.
Steve Rodway AKA Motiv8 created some excellent remixes that set commercial clubs on fire, all artists covered. Very poppy & predictable but always uplifting in many ways. Rodway also produced for a number of high profile pop artists. A contractual dispute with one - Eurovision starlet and massive gay icon Gina G - led to that singer being unable to record, after which she struggled to regain the profile she has achieved through her work on the album 'Fresh'.