Is it love they’re after...
S'Express is an English concept-project created by Dj Mark Moore in 1989. Like five other legendary groups such as Black Box, Beatmasters, Hithouse, Royal House and Technotronic, S'Express is one of the few groups at the origin of the musical transition between the 80s and the 90s. That is to say from a Pop-Dance generation to a House-Dance generation.
Like Black Box in its time, whose title "Ride on time" is strongly inspired by another title from the 80s (a certain "Love sensation" interpreted by Loleatta Holloway), S'Express will be inspired by the title "Is it love you're after” by Rose Royce dating from 1979 to produce “Theme from S'Express". The single was released in 1988 and will shatter everything in its path. It is a planetary tidal wave.
Also the same year released another single "Superfly guy" which in turn touches the top of almost all Charts on the planet.
The group's first album "Original Soundtrack" was released a year later in 1989. In addition to containing the two previous flagship singles, it will produce a third top hit with "Hey music lover".
The next album "Intercourse" was released two years later in 1991 but its success had nothing to do with its predecessor. The singles "Mantra for a state of mind" and "Nothing to lose" which won't be extracted will be the last hits of the group.
S'Express will have passed like a shooting star in the musical history of the 80s but will have left in the history several must-have tracks including an anthology.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Theme for S’Express 1988
Superfly guy 1988
Hey music lover 1989
Mantra for a state of mind 1989
Nothing to lose 1990
Find ‘em, fool ’em, forget ‘em 1991
1988 ... a first title which will quickly reveal itself as one of the founding pillars of the Acid House current, which will explode thereafter. The group signs here a mega planetary hit which will undoubtedly remain as one of the biggest dance hits of the decade and of the twentieth century itself. MAS-TER-FUL !
1988 ... a decidedly exceptional year with a follow-up that will be almost as strong. The group is undoubtedly one of the biggest revelations, and especially one of the biggest sensations of the year !
1989 ... the group surfs the wave of success with disconcerting ease. Well, will it last, that's less certain ...
1989 ... always so Dance, always so punchy. 2 full years which produced 4 mega hits including 1 legendary. Beautiful hunting table !
1990 ... while the group was well ahead of its time in the 80s, it will be much less during the following decade. As paradoxical as it may seem ...
1991 ... it's already the end ! Another group which will have crossed this end of the XXth century at the speed of light. But what a crossing !
Top Bonus : 1979, the song that will inspire S'Express. The original being already a bomb on its own, the copy had to be up to the task !
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