Thanks for the understanding most of you have had for the loss of my partner. The situation was unexpected and has not been easy, but I am better. I have been very busy since, with the aftermath and work, so I really haven't had the time or desire to post here. But I do check occasionally and will try to update requested links when I get a chance. No idea when or if I'll get to new posts, but you never know. He did support this blog, so maybe I'll get back to it. Thanks for your patience.

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Friday, March 28, 2008

DaYeene - United Soul Power (1990) & Prime Time (1992) DOUBLE POST!!

DaYeene are Swedish sisters Diane and Jeanette Söderholm, muses of super-producer StoneBridge. He produced this delightful album early in his career, and it is surprisingly their only album so far (at least the only one released in North America), despite the fact that they have worked with him and recorded successful singles for years since. The music is a mix of pop, soul, funk, reggae and house. It's a lot of fun, and made all the better by the sisters' vocals, which are very reminiscent, in my opinion, of pop goddesses Mel & Kim. A few singles were released off of this album - the reggae-lite "Big Bad World" and "Dizzy Morning", the hip-housey "We're On This Case" and a fun interpretation of the Beatles' "Drive My Car". All achieved some success in the Netherlands, but next to none anywhere else. In 1992 they released a second album, Prime Time, in Sweden only. It had a much housier vibe than their first, which indicated the direction StoneBridge was to go with his own music, and is equally as good. They released several singles, including "Alright", Good Thing", "Around The World" and "Your Love", and all achieved local success. In the following years they released many other tracks, again with the assistance of StoneBridge and his cohorts. All are fantastic. They were also featured with Titiyo on the brilliant track "Viva La Vogue" by Army Of Lovers, and on a couple tracks off of StoneBridge's fab album Can't Get Enough. Jeanette also kept busy over the years as a background singer for the likes of Ace Of Base, Robyn and Britney Spears. In 2010 they resurfaced with StoneBridge on the dance hit "The Morning After" and appeared on other tracks on the album of the same name. Perhaps this means that they'll get another chance to impress the world with an album of pop perfection! They have the talent and support, so what's taking so long?

Download United Soul Power

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Believe
2
Big Bad World
3
I Found You
4
D.D.D. (Dead Drearie Dearie) (Second Version)
5
Dizzy Morning
6
Drive My Car
7
Go To Work
8
Solution
9
The B-Side
10
United Soul Power
11
Karma Is The Sign
12
We're On This Case
13
I'm Coming
14
United Soul Power (Clean Mix)
15
D.D.D. (Dead Drearie Dearie) (Original Version)
16
I Found You (Dance Hall Git Down Edit)

Download Prime Time

1
Prime Time (The K Mix)
2
Alright
3
Good Thing
4
Freedom
5
Your Love
6
Love The Reggae Bad
7
To Be Yourself
8
Around The World
9
Who's Gonna Take You Back
10
Danger Lovin'
11
Love The Reggae Bad (Yellow Cab Mix)
12
D'Yall's Gonna Rock The Place (Moronic Dub Edit)
13
Prime Time (The Original Big Bass Dub)

6 comments:

  1. You Canucks were lucky! The US never got the album (so change North America to Canada! Just kidding!). Stoney is married to one of the DaYeene sisters.

    I could've sworn they released a follow up many many years later, but don't hold me to that. ;)

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  2. Hey.
    could you please re-up DaYeene United Soul Power.
    The Prime Time link still works.

    Cheers xoxo

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  3. Actually The none of the Prime Time links either :-(

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    1. I've re-upped Prime Time. I was having problems re-upping United Soul Power, but I'll try again tonight. ;)

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    2. United Soul Power has been re-upped now too.

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