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PostSubject: About 2 Brothers on the 4th floor   Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:43 am



Dutch brothers Bobby and Martin Boer had been experimenting with music for years in a little bedroom. But then in 1990 things really started to happen for them, the single Can't Help Myself was picked up by Dutch radiostations and became an international hit.

The composing brothers Bobby and Martin appointed rapper Da Smooth Baron MC and the singers Peggy 'The Duchess' and Gale Robinson to form the 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor stage-act. The next single Turn Da Music was somewhat less successful but really helped spreading the name 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor.

After these two singles the project was put on a halt. Martin moved into a new professional studio and started making remixes under the name Dancability Productions. He made remixes for acts like Becky Bell and Twenty 4 Seven , he also made the Veronica Megamix 1993 for Veronica Radio. In the meanwhile Bobby was busy designing record-covers and CD-inlays.

In 1994 they decided to revive the 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor-project. Bobby joined Martin in his studio and after a while they finished their first track Never Alone. This single was the first to be launched with rapper D-Rock (Renee Philips) and singer Des'ray (Desirée Claudette Manders).

The renewed style and concept got out real fine. Never Alone topped the charts for weeks (Number 1 in Israel) and even got a golden status. The consecutive single was called Dreams, it went right up to the number 1 position (Number 2 in Israel), and Let Me Be Free got a long stay in the national top 10 and peaked # 3 in Israel. In July 1994 the album Dreams hit the shops, it stood in the national album charts for weeks and got very positive reviews.

In 1995 and 1996 the 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor even widened their success with the singles Fly (Trough The Starry Night), Come Take My Hand and Fairytales. These singles really topped the charts in various European countries and all over the world (Fairytales was number 1 in Israel). Some of them were remixed by the Lick project team.

In the end of 1996 they released a single called There's A Key and their second album called 2. The next single to be released was One Day and it's an R&B track and not the usual happy hardcore/eurodance style, but it's still worth buying.

The next single to be released was I'm Thinkin' of U and is a great song. It's also the first single for a while, not to be included in any album ! In March, 1998 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor released a single, their second from the forthcoming album scheduled for release sometime in the fall of 1998. The single was entitled Do U Know, and is a mid to low tempo pop track.

In the beginning of fall 1998 the single The Sun Will Be Shining was released and contained remixes by Mark van Dale & Enrico, Dance Therapy and the Dub Foundation. It also contained a bonus CD-ROM Part with the video of The Sun Will Be Shining and The Making Of.

Des'ray and D-Rock will be touring in Canada starting from the end of June, because they said in an interview that it's really going great there ! They will probably be heading for the US after their Canadian tour.

February 5th, they released a new single called Heaven is here. They completely updated the sound to the current future trance hype : with that song they step into the same progressive music style as Sash! . For the first time, Des'Ray does all the vocals, singing the verses and the chorus ! Remixes were done by Olav Basoski, D-Rock and Marco V. & Benjamin.

29th of October 1999 : the follow-up to Heaven Is Here was finally released : Living In Cyberspace was a cover of the hit Living on Video by Trans-X, already covered by Cardenia among others. It reached #28 in the charts.

2000 : before the Summer 2000 they released a single entitled Wonderful Feeling (which peaked #44 in the charts). At the beginning of October, they delivered 2 singles (among them, the long-awaited Shine Like A Star) and the complete third album to CNR/Arcade. Besides a lot of pushing, no one may take a decision about releasing the new singles, because the company is busy at the moment with a co-operation with another company, which is very frustrating for the group and all his fans.

2001 : At the beginning, the name of the new single was Life and it was initailly planned on the 25th of May 2001. Afterwards it was delayed to June or July. Then it turned out to be Stand Up And Live, planned for June, 29th 2001. It was co-produced by G-spott. At first the record was released as "White label" without the artist name. Therefore it was played by several club-DJ's, Radio 3 and ID&T (Radio) and even nominated to the Fresh Top 40 Tip (The most important Clublist). The record was even played a few times on Radio 3. Since the record was going well on its own, everyone may know that it's from 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor. The release date of the album has not been decided yet.

2002 : Des'ray has started a solo carreer whereas D-rock is working with E-life.

2004 : The 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor are going to release a best of album and DVD. The release was at first planned to be in November 2004 in Holland. It was finally postponed to March 2005, then to an undefined date...

2006 : on the 13th January, Des'ray and D-rock performed together in a TV show on the Dutch television. They sung one of the 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor hits. Des'ray said that she could not believe how much people still knew their songs and how much their music was still loved.

In July, Ozi meets Tom Mountain released a cover of their hit-single Dreams.

D-rock and Des'ray are still doing performances in Holland. They are speaking with a record company to make a 2 brothers DVD or maybe a best of CD. Nothing has been confirmed yet.


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