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Tommy Onyx (born May 7, 1972) is a musician from Detroit, Michigan. He is best known as the producer of Inner City's 1999 remix of Good Life, which made #10 on the UK Singles Chart.
He moved to Detroit from Boston in 1988 and soon came to local prominence as keyboard player with the Alt Rock band The Charm Farm. Throughout the 1990s he served as the Music Director for the techno group Inner City. He co-wrote many of the band's iconic songs including "Hallelujah," the title track from the band's second album "Fire" and most recently 2014's "Bad Girl," a tribute to Donna Summer. In 1998 his Spanish language remix of Inner City's 1988 hit Good Life, "Buena Vida" reached #10 on the UK pop charts. Onyx has also done world tours as the Music Director for E Dancer and Norma Jean Bell.
In 1999, Onyx founded Loudbaby, a progressive web design and development company.
He was twice voted Best Keyboardist in 1992 and 1993 at the Detroit Music Awards. He was nominated for Outstanding Electronic Writer/Producer in 2000 (Detroit Music Awards.)
Norman Quentin Cook, also known by his stage name Fatboy Slim, is an English DJ, musician, and record producer who helped to popularise the big beat genre in the 1990s. In the 1980s, Cook was the bassist for the Hull-based indie rock band The Housemartins, who achieved a UK number-one single with their a cappella cover of "Caravan of Love". After the Housemartins split, Norman Cook formed the electronic band Beats International in Brighton, who produced the number-one single "Dub Be Good to Me". Cook then played in Freak Power, Pizzaman, and the Mighty Dub Katz with moderate success.
Onyx is an American hardcore hip hop group from South Jamaica, Queens, New York City, formed in 1988 by Fredro Starr, Suavé and the late Big DS. Sticky Fingaz joined the group in 1991.
Kevin Maurice Saunderson is an American electronic music producer. At the age of nine he moved to Belleville, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit where he attended Belleville High School and befriended two students, Derrick May and Juan Atkins. Saunderson, with Atkins and May, is considered to be one of the originators of techno, specifically Detroit techno.
Everything but the Girl were an English musical duo, formed in Kingston upon Hull, England in 1982, consisting of lead singer and occasional guitarist Tracey Thorn and guitarist, keyboardist, producer and singer Ben Watt. Everything but the Girl have received eight gold and two platinum album BPI Certifications in the UK, and one gold album RIAA Certification in the US. They had four top ten singles and twelve top forty singles in the UK. Their biggest hit song "Missing" charted high in several countries and reached number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1995 and spent over seven months on the UK Singles Chart thanks to an extremely popular remix by Todd Terry which later led to a Brit Award nomination for Best British Single.
Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He is the lead singer of the boy band New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), who rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s, using a falsetto style of singing influenced by The Stylistics. After New Kids on the Block split in 1994, he launched a solo career. Jordan's first solo album, released in 1999, and his latest solo album, released in 2011, reached the Top 50 on the US Billboard 200. As of 2011, he released four Top 40 singles; the most well known being "Give It to You" in 1999. Knight has released three solo albums, one remix album and one EP. On May 31, 2011, Knight released the studio album, Unfinished. Knight has sold over 1.5 million records worldwide as a solo artist. In 2015, Boston City Council declared February 7 "Jordan Knight Day."
Inner City is an American electronic music group that formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1987. The group was originally composed of the record producer and composer Kevin Saunderson and the Chicago, Illinois, vocalist Paris Grey. Saunderson is renowned as one of the Belleville Three—along with Juan Atkins and Derrick May—high school friends who later originated the Detroit techno sound. In February 2018, Billboard magazine ranked them as the 69th most successful dance artists of all-time.
Mark Howard James professionally known as The 45 King, is an American hip hop record producer and disc jockey (DJ) from The Bronx borough of New York City. James began DJing in New Jersey, in the mid-1980s. His pseudonym, the 45 King, came from his ability to make beats using obscure 45 RPM records.
Stuart Price is a three-time Grammy-winning English electronic music artist, DJ, songwriter, and record producer known for his work with artists including Madonna, Dua Lipa, The Killers, New Order, Kylie Minogue, Example, Take That, Missy Elliott, Scissor Sisters, Pet Shop Boys, Brandon Flowers, Gwen Stefani, Seal, Keane, Frankmusik, Hard-Fi, Hurts and Everything Everything. His acts include his own band Zoot Woman, Les Rythmes Digitales, Paper Faces, Man With Guitar, Thin White Duke, and the parodic French moniker Jacques Lu Cont.
"Good Life" is a 1988 song by American electronic music group Inner City, featuring vocals by Paris Grey. The song is written and produced by Kevin Saunderson and released as the second single from their debut album, Paradise. It became a hit, reaching number-one in Finland and number 4 in the United Kingdom. Additionally the song also peaked within the top 10 in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Outside Europe, it reached number-one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in the US, number 8 in New Zealand and number 52 in Australia.
"Got the Life" is a song written and recorded by American band Korn for their third studio album, Follow the Leader which was released as the album's second single on November 23, 1998. It was recorded in April 1998 at NRG Recording Studios. The band decided they would release the song as a promotional single after each member found that there was something "special" about the song. The single had "phenomenal success", and its music video was requested more than any other video on MTV's TRL, making it the first officially "retired" music video.
Richard Smallwood is an American gospel artist who formed The Richard Smallwood Singers in 1977 in Washington, DC.
Oliver Sean is an Indo-Portuguese singer-songwriter. His brand of music is known for its Americana influence with acoustic rock, world and contemporary undertones.
Michael J. Powell is an American R&B musician, record producer and arranger who is best known for his work as producer for eight time Grammy Award-winning soul / R&B vocalist Anita Baker.
"React" is a song by American hip hop group Onyx. It was released on June 2, 1998 by JMJ Records, Rush Associated Labels and Def Jam as the third single from Onyx's third album, Shut 'Em Down. The song featured Onyx affiliates X1, Bonifucco and Still Livin' and a then unknown 50 Cent in his first official appearance on a song.
Shakespears Sister are an alternative pop and rock musical duo based in the United Kingdom that was formed in 1988 by singer–songwriter Siobhan Fahey, a former member of Bananarama. Shakespears Sister was initially a solo act, but by 1989 it had become a duo with the addition of the American musician Marcella Detroit. Together they released two top 10 albums and a string of top 40 hits, including the 1992 hit "Stay" which peaked at No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for eight consecutive weeks. Detroit was sacked from the band in 1993, leaving Fahey as the sole member again until she ended the project in 1996. After working under her own name for some years, Fahey revived the Shakespears Sister name in 2009. In 2019, Fahey and Detroit reunited as Shakespears Sister for a tour and released a single, "All the Queen's Horses".
Nicholas Furlong is a multi-platinum, award-winning American singer, songwriter, and record producer. His work is noted to cross several musical genres, ranging from dance and pop to rock and hip-hop. Furlong has had many chart successes, both in America and internationally. He is best known for writing and performing vocals on Avicii's "The Nights".
Dennis White also known as Static Revenger and Latroit, is an American record producer, songwriter, artist and DJ working with electronic dance music.
"Inner City Life" is a 1994 single by British electronic musician Goldie. It features vocals by British singer Diane Charlemagne. The single is taken from his acclaimed 1995 debut album, Timeless and is one of the most iconic drum and bass works of its era. It peaked at number 39 in the UK. In 2013, the song was ranked No. 30 in Mixmag's list of "50 Greatest Dance Tracks of All Time".
Steve Duda is an American DJ, record producer, audio engineer, manager and software engineer from Menlo Park, California. He is best known for his mid-2000s collaborative electronic music projects with Canadian record producer and DJ deadmau5 under the names "BSOD" and "WTF?", owning the record label and digital music software company Xfer Records. He is also known for creating the VST plugin Serum.
Dennis White, aka Latroit, is a Grammy Award winning record producer, songwriter, artist and DJ working within electronic dance music.