The year was 1992. Eurodance acts were just starting to make a name for themselves in the States; slowly but surely crossing the Atlantic, making waves on our radio, carving out a place to call home on countless mixtape relics.
One of those enduring classics was a middle-school mainstay of mine, “Rhythm Is a Dancer” from German endeavor Snap!. Superfluous exclamation points aside, this well-intentioned group turned out one of the more exciting cuts of the early 90’s with ‘Dancer.’
Featuring the rich vocals of House fixture Thea Austin and a verse by rapper
Turbo B, the techno track received an injection of flashy urban appeal, propelling it into mainstream consciousness for decades to come. That staying power may explain last year’s resurgence when come-hither crooner Jeremih interpolated the infamous hook and melody in his smash “Don’t Tell ‘Em.”
So go ahead and get your groove on with a spin!: