Viper-Oceania On June 21, 2020 at 1:52 am With their catchy synthie-tunes RED 5 have not only invented “NRW-house”, a style that is not only celebrated by German deejays (among them Sequential One, Striking Man, DJ Spacekid) but has also become an international success – “I Love You…Stop!” was No. 11 in the official British Charts. RED 5 had become one of the most popular club acts in Germany. In July 1997 they were awarded the prize for “Best House act of the year” by the German teenage magazine “Bravo”. The success story of RED 5 is the story of producer Thomas Kukula. Ten years ago he was deejay in various nightclubs in Germany. The trained mechanic soon realised he wanted more for himself than just playing other people’s records. He therefore founded the project General Base and “Base of Love”, the first single release by General Base, sold more than 150,000 copies. General Base was later followed by the projects T.H.K. and Candy Beat. Following their great chart hits “Da Beat Goes”, “I Love You….Stop!” and “Lift Me Up”, they released a RED 5 double A’ side single “For This World/RED 5 Jumps”. With their song “For This World” RED 5 are taking a new direction. The song features dramatic new sounds and the lyrics and unique voice of rapper Lemar, whereas “RED 5 Jumps” is the development of the well-known RED 5 sound. July 7th, 1997 they released their debut album called “Forces”. “Forces” is a strong album that touches a variety of genres. It features the well-known titles “Da Beat Goes”, “I Love You…Stop!” and “Lift Me Up” as well as new tracks. On August 3rd, 1998 there was a CD-single release in The Netherlands called: “Da Bass” at BYTE Music. On June 19, 2000 there was a 12″ release called “Que Pasa / Rocking Affair” on the label Netrecord-Z. In January 2001 the single “Rhythm & Drums 2001”, released by DJ Red 5 vs. DJs @ Work, was released. On November 3, 2003 DJ Red 5 vs. Mc Miker G released “Da Beat Goes-Reanimated”. On July 24, 2004 DJ Red 5 released the 12″ “I Love You Stop’2004”. Eurodance music originated in the late 1980s in central Europe, especially in Germany, where rave parties were becoming popular. By 1987, a German party scene was started by Tauseef Alam, based on the well established Chicago house sound and Belgian new beat in Frankfurt. The following year saw acid house making a significant impact on popular consciousness in Germany and central Europe as it had in England. In 1989, German DJs Westbam and Dr. Motte established the Ufo Club, an illegal party venue, and co-founded the Love Parade. The parade first occurred in July 1989, when 150 people took to the streets in Berlin. It was conceived as a political demonstration for peace and international understanding through love and music. On 19 July 1989, Black Box’s single “Ride On Time” was released. The song spent six weeks at No. 1 in the United Kingdom and it was the UK’s best-selling single of 1989. It contained the Korg M1’s “house piano” which can be found in many Eurodance releases. On 27 September 1989, Technotronic’s single “Pump Up the Jam” was released. It reached number one in Belgium and Spain, it popularised the house variant called hip house in Europe. On 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; free underground techno parties mushroomed in East Berlin, and a rave scene comparable to that in the UK was established. East German DJ Paul van Dyk has remarked that the techno-based rave scene was a major force in re-establishing social connections between East and West Germany during the unification period. In the same year, German producers Michael Münzing and Luca Anzilotti (under the pseudonyms Benito Benites and John “Virgo” Garrett III) formed the Snap! project in Frankfurt. Snap! songs combined imported hip hop and soul vocals adding rhythm by using computer technology and mixing electronic sounds, bass and drums, mainly house music. By doing so a new genre was born: Eurodance.