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Biography

1990-1993
For years, Dutch brothers Bobby and Martin Boer had been experimenting with music for years
in a little bedroom. But then in 1990 things really started to happen for them, the single "Can't Help Myself" was picked up by Dutch radiostations and became an international hit.

My 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor Autograph The composing brothers Bobby and Martin appointed rapper
Da Smooth Baron MC and the singers Peggy "The Duchess" and
Gale Robinson to form the 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor stage-act.

The next single "Turn Da Music" was somewhat less successful but really helped spreading the name 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor.

After these two singles the project was put on a halt. Martin moved into a new professional studio and started making remixes under the name Dancability Productions. He made remixes for acts like Becky Bell and Twenty 4 Seven, he also made the Veronica Megamix 1993 for Veronica Radio. In the meanwhile Bobby was busy designing record-covers and CD-inlays.

1994
In 1994 they decided to revive the 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor-project.
Bobby joined Martin in his studio and after a while the two presented "Never Alone". This single was the first to be launched with rapper D-Rock (real name is Renee Philips) and singer Des'Ray (real name is Desirée Claudette Manders).

The renewed style and concept were accepted well by the Dutch audience. "Never Alone" topped the charts for weeks and even got a golden status. The consecutive single was called "Dreams", it went right up to the number 1 position, and the next single "Let me be Free" got a long stay in the national top ten. In July 1994 the album "Dreams" hit the shops, it stood in the national album charts for weeks and got very positive reviews.

Martin & Bobby Boer

1995-1997
In 1995 and 1996 the 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor even widened their success with the singles "Fly (Trough The Starry Night)",
"Come Take My Hand"
and "Fairytales". These singles really topped the charts in various European countries.

In the end of 1996 they released a single called "There's a Key"
and their second album called "2".

The next single to be released was "One Day" and it's an R&B track and not the usual happy hardcore/eurodance style. Also next single "I'm Thinkin' of U" was more like an an uptempo R&B track rather than their usual style.


1998-2001
In March, 1998 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor released the single entitled "Do U Know", and is a mid to low tempo pop track. Then in the beginning of fall 1998 the single "The Sun Will Be Shining" ' was released and it contained remixes by Mark van Dale & Enrico, Dance Therapy and the Dub Foundation. It also contained a bonus CD-rom part with the video of "The Sun Will Be Shining" and "The Making Of".

On February 5th, 1999 called the single "Heaven Is Here" was released and with that song they step into the same progressive musicstyle as for example Sash!. Later that year, on October 29th, the single "Living In Cyberspace"
was released and it's based on Trans-X hit "Living on Video".

On June 16th, 2000 the single "Wonderful Feeling" was released and it's based on the song "Who Will Buy".

On June 29th, 2001 the single "Stand Up And Live" was released.

2002-present
The 3rd album was never released because of problems with the recordcompanies and other things.

At the moment 2BOT4F doesn't seem to exist anymore and it's possible they split up. Des'Ray has started a
solocareer and was involved in a project called Diva's of Dance in the summer of 2002. D-Rock is still working
with the band E-Life and the whereabouts of Bobby and Martin Boer are currently unknown.

The Singles

Title: Can't Help Myself
Released: December 14, 1990
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Can't Help Myself (Radio Edit)
Can't Help Myself (Extended Radio Mix)
Can't Help Myself (Clubmix)
Can't Help Myself (Acapella)
4th Floor Theme
3:58
5:16
5:41
0:33
3:39

Title: Can't Help Myself (12")
Released: 1990
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Track B3.
Can't Help Myself (Extended Radio Mix)
4th Floor Theme
Can't Help Myself (Club Mix)
Can't Help Myself (Acapella)
Can't Help Myself (Radio Edit)
5:16
3:39
5:41
0:33
3:58

Title: Can't Help Myself (7")
Released: 1990
Tracklisting:
Track A.
Track B.
Can't Help Myself (Radio Edit)
Can't Help Myself (Dancability)
3:58
3:39


Title: Can't Help Myself (Remixes)
Released: February 26, 1991
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Can't Help Myself (Humpty Touch)
Can't Help Myself (2 Brothers Touch)
Can't Help Myself (Techno Touch)
4th Floor Techno-Dub
5:20
5:29
5:47
4:42

Title: Turn Da Music Up
Released: October 31, 1991
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Turn Da Music (Milano Radio Edit)
Turn Da Music (Detroit Club Mix)
Turn Da Music (New York Radio Mix)
Turn Da Music (Milano Radio Mix)
Only Da Music
Turn Da Music (Acapella)
4:37
7:24
5:18
6:37
3:59
1:37

Title: Turn Da Music Up (12")
Released: 1991
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track A3.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Turn Da Music Up (Milano Mix)
Turn Da Music Up (New York Mix)
Turn Da Music Up (Acapella)
Turn Da Music Up (Detroit Clubmix)
Only Da Music
6:37
5:18
1:37
7:24
3:59

Title: Turn Da Music Up (The Ultimate Rave Mixes)
Released: 1991
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Turn Da Music Up (Rave Mix)
Only Da Music (Sequential Home Dub)
Turn Da Music Up (London Club Mix)
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Turn Da Music Up (7")
Released: 1991
Tracklisting:
Track A.
Track B.
Turn Da Music Up (Milano Radio Edit)
Only Da Music
4:37
3:59


Title: Never Alone (12")
Released: 1993
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Never Alone (Club Mix)
Dancin' Together (Cowboy Dub)
Never Alone (Extended Mix)
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Never Alone
Released: December 30, 1993
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Never Alone (Euro Radio Mix)
Never Alone (US Radio Mix)
Never Alone (Club Mix)
Never Alone (Extended Euro Mix)
Dancing Together (Cowboy Dub)
4:11
3:34
5:20
5:48
3:41


Title: Dreams
Released: June 16, 1994
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Dreams (Radio Version)
Dreams (Twenty 4 Seven Trance Mix)
Dreams (Lick Mix)
Dreams (D.J. Paradize Underground Mix)
Dreams (Extended Version)
Dreams (Twenty 4 Seven Trance Dub)
4:22
5:48
4:16
4:07
5:05
4:10


Title: Let Me Be Free
Released: November 15, 1994
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Let Me Be Free (Radio Version)
Let Me Be Free (Beats 'R Us Radio Mix)
Let Me Be Free (Extended Version)
Let Me Be Free (Beats 'R Us Mix)
Let Me Be Free (Music For Lovers Mix)
Let Me Be Free (Lick Mix)
Let Me Be Free (Dancability Club Mix)
Let Me Be Free (Album Version)
3:25
4:39
5:17
6:04
5:47
5:45
4:52
3:26


Title: Fly (Through The Starry Night)
Released: March 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Fly (Radio Version)
Fly (Lick Mix)
Fly (Beats 'R' Us Mix)
Fly (Atlantic Ocean Dance Mix)
Fly (Extended Version)
3:27
6:49
6:12
5:33
5:06


Title: Fly (Through The Starry Night)
Released: March 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Fly (Radio Version)
Fly (Lick Mix)
3:27
6:49



Title: Fly (Through The Starry Night) (Remixes)
Released: 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Fly (C.C.Q.T. Remix Version)
Fly (C.C.Q.T Remix Extended Version)
Fly (Mars Plastic Mix)
Fly (Happy Hardcore Mix)
3:52
6:15
6:20
4:35


Title: Fly (Through The Starry Night) (The Cappella Remixes)
Released: 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Fly (C.C.Q.T. Radio Edit)
Fly (C.C.Q.T. Extended Mix)
Fly (Mars Plastic Mix)
Fly (Happy Hardcore Mix
3:50
6:15
6:20
4:35


Title: Come Take My Hand
Released: August 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Come Take My Hand (Radio Version)
Come Take My Hand (Extended Version)
Come Take My Hand (Cooly's Jungle Mix)
Come Take My Hand (Beats R Us Mix)
Come Take My Hand (K&A's Happy Hardcore Mix)
Come Take My Hand (K&A's Extended Rave Blast)
Come Take My Hand (Lick Mix)
Come Take My Hand (Euro Trance Trip)
4:02
5:10
5:25
7:57
5:38
5:50
5:04
5:13


Title: Come Take My Hand
Released: August 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Come Take My Hand (Radio Version)
Come Take My Hand (Cooly's Jungle Mix)
4:02
5:25



Title: Fairytales
Released: February 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Fairytales (Radio Version)
Fairytales (Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo Rave Edit)
Fairytales (No Velocity Happy Hardcore Edit)
Fairytales (Extended Version)
Fairytales (Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo Hardcore Mix)
Fairytales (DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim 1,2,3,4 Happy Remix)
3:29
4:05
3:30
4:37
4:36
5:53


Title: Fairytales
Released: February 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Fairytales (Radio Version)
Fairytales (Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo Rave Edit)
3:29
4:05



Title: Mirror of Love
Released: July 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Mirror of Love (Radio Version)
Mirror of Love (Mastermindz R&B Radio Remix)
Mirror of Love (2 Fabiola Radio Mix)
Mirror of Love (Extended Version)
Mirror of Love (Mastermindz Freaky R&B Clubmix)
Mirror of Love (2 Fabiola Clubmix)
3:29
3:47
3:48
4:26
5:17
5:05

Title: There Is A Key (Promo)
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
There's A Key (Radio Version)
There's A Key (R&B Radio Remix)
There's A Key (Dance Therapy Remixx)
3:57
3:33
5:15


Title: There Is A Key
Released: November 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
There Is A Key (Radio Version)
There Is A Key (R & B Radio Remix)
There Is A Key (Lipstick Radio Mix)
There Is A Key (2 Fabiola Radio Mix)
There Is A Key (Extended Version)
There Is A Key (R & B Extended Remix)
There Is A Key (Lipstick Extended Remix)
There Is A Key (2 Fabiola Club Mix)
3:57
3:35
3:58
3:38
4:41
5:19
4:54
4:49


Title: There Is A Key (German Edition)
Released: November 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
There Is A Key (R & B Radio Remix)
There Is A Key (Lipstick Radio Mix)
There Is A Key (2 Fabiola Radio Mix)
There Is A Key (R & B Extended Remix)
3:35
3:58
3:38
5:19


Title: Christmas Time
Released: December 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Christmas Time
There's A Key (Lipstick Radio Mix)
3:40
3:58




Title: One Day
Released: May 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
One Day (Radio Version)
One Day (Lipstick Radio Mix)
One Day (Summer Mix)
One Day (The naughty Mix)
One Day (Cooly´s Shack Mix)
One Day (Soul Relation Mix)
One Day (Criticall Mass Mix)
One Day (Lipstick Extended Mix)
Real-X
3:16
3:38
3:12
4:37
3:54
4:10
5:38
4:50
3:27


Title: I'm Thinkin' of U
Released: July 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
I'm Thinkin' of U (Radio Version)
I'm Thinkin' of U (QD's R&B Mix)
I'm Thinkin' of U (Dance Therapy Clubmix)
I'm Thinkin' of U (Extended Version)
I'm Thinkin' of U (Living in XTC)
Euro Megamix
3:26
3:21
4:27
4:26
3:18
6:06


Title: Do You Know
Released: March 1998
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Do You Know (Radio Version)
Do You Know (2 Fellaz Remix)
Where You're Going To? (Dance Therapy Club Mix)
Come Take My Hand (Cooly's Drum'n'Bass Mix)
3:41
3:39
5:02
5:25


Title: The Sun Will Be Shining
Released: 1998
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
MM.
MM.
The Sun Will Be Shining (Radio Version)
The Sun Will Be Shining (Mark Van Dale With Enrico Mix)
The Sun Will Be Shining (Dance Therapy Mix)
The Sun Will Be Shining (Dub Foundation Mix)
Making Of The Video (CD-Rom Track)
The Sun Will Be Shining (CD-Rom Video-Track)
3:48
6:37
5:10
7:05
n/a
n/a

Title: Heaven Is Here (Promo)
Released: 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Heaven Is Here (Radio Version)
Heaven Is Here (Sweet Melody Mix)
3:32
4:26



Title: Heaven Is Here (Promo)
Released: 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Heaven Is Here (Radio Mix)
The Sun Will Be Shining (Dub Foundation Instrumental Mix)
3:32
7:05



Title: Heaven Is Here
Released: February 5, 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Heaven Is Here (Radio Mix)
Heaven Is Here (Sweet Melody Mix)
Heaven Is Here (Marco V. & Benjamin Remix)
Heaven Is Here (Olav Basoski's Samplitude Remix)
Heaven Is Here (Olav Basoski's Remix)
The Sun Will Be Shining (Dub Foundation Instrumental Mix)
3:32
4:26
7:25
5:50
6:31
7:05


Title: Living in Cyberspace
Released: October 29, 1999 (Dutch Release)
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Living in Cyberspace (Radio Version)
Living in Cyberspace (J&R Remix)
Living in Cyberspace (Extended version)
Let Me Be Free (Lick Discomix)
3:44
5:15
5:14
5:45


Title: Living in Cyberspace
Released: 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Living In Cyberspace (Snapshot Remix)
Living In Cyberspace (Radio Version)
Living In Cyberspace (Lick Discomix)
n/a
n/a
n/a


Title: Wonderful Feeling
Released: June 16, 2000 (Dutch Release)
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
MM.
Wonderful Feeling (Radio Version)
Wonderful Feeling (Sunclub Mix)
Wonderful Feeling (Extended Version)
Dreams (Lick Mix)
Wonderful Feeling (Video Clip)
4:00
5:38
5:15
4:16
n/a

Title: Stand Up And Live
Released: June 29, 2001
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Stand Up And Live (Radio Mix)
Stand Up And Live (Vocal Edit Mix)
3:35
3:52
Info: Track 1 mixed by Dj José versus G-Spot
Track 2 mixed by Patrix & Chasen

The Albums


Title: Dreams
Released: July 27, 1994
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
Track 13.
Dreams (Will Come Alive)
Never Alone
I Can't Believe It
Let Me Be Free
Feel So Good
Do It
Dance With Me
Smile
Can't Help Myself
Turn Da Music Up
Dreams (Twenty 4 Seven Trance Mix)
Never Alone (Beats 'R' Us Mix)
Turn Da Music Up (Beats 'R' Us Mix)
4:25
5:52
4:10
3:26
3:45
3:27
4:10
3:37
5:17
4:38
5:50
5:23
4:56


Title: 2
Released: November 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
Track 13.
Track 14.
Come Take My Hand
There's a Key
Fairytales
One Day
Fly (Through The Starry Night)
All I Wanna Do
Mirror of Love
Real-X
Euro Megamix
Happy Hardcore Megamix
Come Take My Hand (Cooly's Jungle Mix)
Fairytales (Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo Rave Edit)
Mirror of Love (Mastermindz Freaky R&B Mix)
There's a Key (Dance Therapy Remixx)
5:10
3:55
3:28
3:16
3:27
3:53
3:27
4:42
6:06
4:30
5:22
4:06
4:07
5:14

I n f o r m a t i o n
Biography © Veronica Radio 1996
Additional Information and Discography © Niklas Adolfsson 1996-2014

Special thanks goes to Bobby Boer for his great support. Thanks!
Thanks to Pål Warnbrant for some release date information.
Thanks to Gustaf Molin for some information.
Thanks to Dj Starfire for some information.
Thanks to CJ Pelupessy for some information.
Thanks to Arjen Meijer for some information.
Thanks to Maurice Meerten for some information and for the permission to use some pictures.
Thanks to Remco van der Galiën for some information.
Thanks to Gerdy for some information.
Thanks to Rick Vanderhaas for some information and tracklistings.
Thanks to Salemink for some information.
Thanks to Anders Lennartson for some information.
Thanks to Bart van Eijck for some information.
Thanks to Jan Rasmussen for some information.
Thanks to DJ Hooligan for some information and CD-covers.
Thanks to D-man'94 for some information and CD-covers.
Thanks to Pascal for some information.
Thanks to Marky @ Marky's Eurodance for some information.

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