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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? K-Klass

Remember K-Klass? Let me show you then, their rhythm will not be such a mystery then…

British dance act K-Klass formed in Manchester in 1988 by DJ’s and producers Andy Williams, Carl Thomas, Russ Morgan and Paul Roberts along with singer Bobbi Depasois. They played at the legendary Hacienda for a number of years before being signed by small, independent dance label, deConstruction Records. They released an EP, “Wildlife”, in 1990, which barely scraped into the top 100 of the singles charts, followed in 1991 by “Rhythm Is A Mystery”, which again failed commercially, although both registered better on the Indie chart and of course the Dance chart.

The success of “Rhythm Is A Mystery” in clubs and on late night radio prompted a re-release in late October that year and this time general audiences heard their sound for the first time. The track entered the UK singles chart at No.8 and climbed to a peak at No.3, also helping deConstruction to become a wider known label and in 1992 they embraced that with delicious pleasure, serving up killer dance tunes like “High” and “Don’t You Want Me?“. K-Klass were among that new success with their next single, “So Right”, making the UK top twenty and “Don’t Stop” peaking at No.32. Following the single “Why?”, K-Klass moved into 1993 releasing their debut album, “Universal”, and closing the year with the storming “Let Me Show You” (UK No.13).

A fifth top 40 charting singles was achieved with “What You’re Missing” (No.24) in 1994, whilst releasing their second album, “K2”, in 1998, featuring the single, “Burnin'”. Andy Williams and Carl Thomas left the group at this point, as they found more success in producing and remixing tracks for other artists, notably fellow DeCon artist Kylie Minogue (“Where Is The Feeling?“) in 1995, Bobby Brown (“Two Can Play That Game”), The Corrs (“So Young”), Lisa Stansfield (“The Real Thing”) and Geri Halliwell (“Lift Me Up”) to name a few. They received a Grammy nomination for their mix of Samantha Mumba’s 2001 single, “Baby Come On Over”, while remixing and re-releasing their own “Let Me Show You”, a year earlier.

K-Klass released a trio of singles in 2002, including a new version of Frances Nero’s 1991 hit single, “Footsteps Following Me”, while remixing 21st century artists like S Club 7, Holly Valance and Aqua. In 2017, they celebrated 30 years in the business with the best of album, “K-Klass Presents: House Classics”, and are big attractions at retro dance festivals and high-profile dance events such as Cream, including a very special night at Liverpool Cathedral in 2016!

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