Mantronix is an American group formed in 1984 in New York by Kurtis Mantronik (real name Kurtis El Khaleel) and MC Tee (real name Touré Embden).
The group released their first single "Fresh is the world" in 1985, a single which was to be highly regarded. A single that can be found on the album "Mantronix : The album", album which was released almost in stride and which would produce another major hit with the title "Bassline" the following year in 1986.
1986 saw the release of a new album called "Music Madness", an album which confirmed the group's rise to power and gave them their first global top hit with the title "Who is it ?", which was released in 1987.
Success confirmed and amplified a year later in 1988 with the release of the album "In full effect", an album which mainly produced the top hit "Simple Simon".
The real consecration, for its part, came in 1989 when the enormous single "Got to have your love" was released, which will be the only one of the year for the group but which will literally shatter everything on a planetary level. Single on the album "This should move ya" which came out in 1990 and which will produce another high caliber single with the title "Take your time".
The year 1991 saw the release of the album "The incredible sound machine", an album that did not experience the success of its predecessor, both on the album side and on the singles side. A failure which will precipitate the fall of the group unfortunately.
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Discography (among others ...) :
Fresh is the world 1985
Who is it ? 1987
Sing a song 1988
Simple Simon 1988
Got to have your love 1989
Take your time 1990
Don't go messin' with my heart 1991
Step to me (Do me) 1991
Flower child 1991
It's time to party 1996
1985 ... beginnings to say the least confidential. It is clear that there is still work to be done before the group can hope to enter the big leagues ...
1986 ... a work which begins to bear fruit with this first classified title. Certainly, only across the Channel but it's always better than nothing as they say ...
1986 ... the group finally obtains its first success from 2 sides of the Atlantic. The rise in power is linear and we suspect that at some point, something big will happen ...
1987 ... the group continues its ascent to the top. The fame is now becoming global and there is really not much missing for the great fireworks display ...
1987 ... well, it is clear that we will have to wait a little longer for the big takeoff. The group is doing what they can but for the moment it is still not enough ...
1988 ... the style has changed little for some time and this is not how the duo can hope to reach the stars. Can and must do better !
1988 ... as soon as the group structures its songs better, as if by chance, the level of success increases in stride. Like what, when they want ...
1989 ... then THIS title comes ! You just had to work on the melody and add a female voice to hit the jackpot. The group delivers here an enormous title which will shatter everything on a planetary level and offer them a direct ticket for posterity. MAS-TER-FUL !
1990 ... as they understood that a female contribution could change everything, they put the cover back on this title. And it works again !
1991 ... the great adventure continues in this year 1991 but it is clear that the group is losing ground compared to the competition. Attention danger...
1991 ... a decline which will grow in title after title and that nothing, and no one, will be able to stop. The group does not demerit but its difficulty in renewing its style will unfortunately be fatal ...
1991 ... the adventure continues for some reason but there is more than them to believe it. The group is relegated to the depths of the Charts and does more of the figuration than anything else ...
1996 ... and this is not the title that will change anything. 10 years after its debut, the group has reached the end of the adventure but can still boast of having produced one of the flagship titles of the 1980s !
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