Black Box (Italian house music act from late 80s-early 90s, "Ride on Time")
Members: Daniele Davoli, Mirko Limoni and Valerio Semplici (All from Italy)
Also participated: Martha Wash (Vocals on "I Don't Know Anybody Else", "Everybody Everybody" ,"Strike It Up", "Fantasy"), Charvoni.
Black Box's "Ride On Time" single was number 1 in UK charts for six weeks in 1989. This single had sampled the voice of Loleatta Holloway from the "Love Sensation" song she made with Dan Hartman in the late 70s.
Black Box was an Italian house music group popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The members of the group included a trio made up of a club DJ (Daniele Davoli), a classically trained clarinet teacher (Valerio Semplici), and a keyboard and electronic music "wiz" (Mirko Limoni). The three created an image for the Black Box act using French fashion model Katrin Quinol as its album/singles cover art and supposed lead singer in all of the group's music videos.
Davoli, Semplici, and Limoni had previously formed a group called Groove Groove Melody, producing dance music under names such as Starlight (who had a UK Top 10 hit in August 1989 with "Numero Uno") and Wood Allen. They went on to record music under many other aliases, most notably the alias Mixmaster, which scored a UK #9 hit in November 1989 with the song "Grand Piano".