U got 2…know, let the music, move on baby or maybe you wanna know where Cappella are now?
Italian Eurodance producers Cappella are one of the original house/dance acts of the late 1980’s club scene and certainly one of the first to make it big commercially. Formed in 1987 by Gianfranco Bortolotti, Stefano Lanzini, Diego Leoni and Pieradis Rossini, the producer/DJ team released their debut single “Bauhaus (Push The Beat)” in late 1988 and although it proved a massive hit in clubs around Europe, failed to reach a general audience, although the song made No.60 on the UK singles chart.
The group pushed into 1989 with their follow up “Helyom Halib” which scored a bigger hit reaching No.11 in the UK. This was a time when nightclubbing and raves were hitting the international news, perhaps for all the wrong reasons. Big club anthems from Inner City, D-Mob, MARRS and The Beatmasters were penetrating the commercial singles chart around the world and now Cappella added their mind-bending anthems to the mix.
The group retreated to the club underworld following this and re-emerged in 1992 with the song “Take Me Away”, which sampled Loletta Holloway’s 1980 hit “Love Sensation”, which had already been used on Blackbox’s 1989 six week UK chart topper “Ride On Time”. The track reached No.25 in the UK.
They followed this with “U Got 2 Know”, which sampled Siouxsie and The Banshees 1980 single “Happy House”. The single made No.43 in the UK, but Cappella were sued by the group for failure to pay publishing royalties. It was re-released in June 1993, this time making No.6 in the UK as well as making the top 40 in Germany, Switzerland and Belgium.