Black Box (Italian house music act from late 80s-early 90s, "Ride on Time")

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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.

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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".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Dreamland Black Box 8
1990 Remixland Black Box 1
1995 Positive Vibration Black Box 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 2+2 Black Box 1
1992 Mixed Up '92 Black Box 1
1997 Hits & Mixes Black Box 3

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Mixed Up Black Box 3


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Ride on Time Black Box 7
1990 I Don't Know Anybody Else Black Box 4
1990 Bright on Time Black Box 1
1990 Everybody Everybody Black Box 2
1990 Everybody, Everybody Black Box 1
1990 Fantasy Black Box 4
1990 Fantasy (Remix) Black Box 1
1990 Get Down (Fantasy Rap) Black Box feat. Stepz 1
1991 Open Your Eyes Black Box 5 3
1991 Open Your Eyes Black Box 1
1991 Open Your Eyes Black Box 1
1991 Strike It Up Black Box 3
1991 Strike It Up Black Box 1
1996 Native New Yorker Black Box 1
1998 I Got the Vibration Black Box 1
1999 Bright on Time (Ride on Time 1999 Remixes) Black Box 1
2009 Ride on Time 20th Black Box feat. Loleatta Holloway 1
2014 Somebody Everybody Hot Since 82 feat. Black Box 1
Total Mix Black Box 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Remix Hits Black Box 1

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