U N I Q U E   I I

Biography


It all began in 1992 with their singles "Iko, Iko", "Loveline", "Changes" and the album "Internity".
The singles and the album made it to the top 10 in Austria.

In 1996 and 1997 the success continued with the singles "Break My Stride", "Do What You Please", "I Still Go On",
"Dance All Night" and the album "Level II". These singles also became very popular in other countries.
They climbed high in charts in Scandinavia, Canada, Italy and many other countries.

In 1998 the singer Jade Davis decided to make a solocareer and the producers went out to look for a new singer.
They found Phoebe Caren, a Dutch born singer. The rapper B-Nice is still with the group.

Phoebe Caren (singer)
She has completed a theater education which contained singing, dancing, history, akrobatics, cabaret and musical.
Parallel to it she visited the conservatorium for Jazzsinging and popular music, which she completed in 1997 with a
diploma. Besides her studies she was also a singer and dancer in several bands.

B-Nice (Rapper)
He was born in Africa (Nigera) and moved with his familiy to South London, where he began to work with different bands
for ten years. After finishing he's " business administration " - studies in at the "London School of Economics"
he went to Austria 1991. In Austria he rapped for groups like the Bingoboys, Beat 4 Feat and naturally Unique II.
But it was with Unique II where the biggest success was.

Erwin Geppner, Werner Freistätter (Producers)
The two producers found their way into music from their technical interest, whereby Erwin Geppner stated from bands like
Kraftwerk and The Art of Noise, that with a keyboard and a computer a substantially further sound spectrum could be opened.

The same was for the guitarist Werner Freistätter, after discovering the electronic sequencers.

When they had finished their HTL-education in electrotechnology and electronics the founded Unique II.
The suitable interpreters were soon found - now there was nothing in the way for the band Unique II...

Unique II released a single called "Forever" featuring the singer Sheila Fernandez in January 2000.
It was followed by a new album which was released in February 2000.

Later in the summer/fall of 2000 the single "The Way I Need To Go", including remixes of Eiffel 65.

In the fall of 2000 the single "Take Me Higher" was released.

In June 2001 the single "Colours" was released.

10 years of Unique II the producers (Erwin Geppner and Werner Freistätter) from Austria released their first
"Best of"-CD, with new remixes of their biggest hits "Loveline" and "Break My Stride". Also they will go on tour with the actually Unique II-members -> female-voice Sheila Fernandez (born in Manila) and Christian Troy (rap, dancer).

Christian Troy (born in Chesterfield, England) is since January 2000 with Unique II. He had worked before as
an model and dancer. In 1999 he was "Black Model Of The Year" in Austria, where he lives since 1997.

All begun with Sandy Cooper and Def-Tone ("Iko Iko"). Then followed B-Nice and Jade Davies
("Loveline" / "Break My Stride").

Now Sheila Fernandez and Christian Troy are Unique II.

The former members Jade Davies and B-Nice had gone in 1997 to do their own solo-career.

The best-of album was released on May 06th, 2002 and a 2002 re-work of the classic "Break My Stride" was also released.

Fanclub


Unique II Fanclub
c/o Daniela & Claudia
Engerthstr. 221/38
A-1020 Wien
unique2_fanclub@hotmail.com

The Singles

Title: Iko, Iko
Released: 1992
Tracklisting:
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Title: Loveline
Released: 1993
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Loveline (Radio Edit)
Loveline (Extended Mix)
Loveline (Long Distance Call-Mix)
3:19
5:31
3:37


Title: Changes
Released: 11 February, 1994
Tracklisting:
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Title: Free
Released: 16 June, 1995
Tracklisting:
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Title: For Tonight
Released: 29 April, 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
For Tonight (FM Track)
For Tonight (Prolongation)
For Tonight (Marc McCain Edit)
4:08
5:34
4:52


Title: Break My Stride (12")
Released: 8 July, 1996
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Break My Stride (FM Track)
Break My Stride (Prolongation)
Break My Stride (Native Track)
3:16
4:57
5:14


Title: Do What You Please
Released: 28 November, 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Do What You Please (FM Track)
Do What You Please (Prolongation)
Do What You Please (Marc McCain Edit)
How I Feel
3:10
5:12
4:53
3:54

Title: Break My Stride (US Edition)
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Break My Stride (Single Version)
Break My Stride (Extended Version)
Break My Stride (Mark McCan Remix)
Break My Stride (Next Level Remix)
Break My Stride (Native Remix)
3:16
4:57
5:38
4:37
5:14


Title: I Still Go On
Released: October/November 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
I Still Go On (FM Track)
I Still Go On (Marc McCain FM Track)
I Still Go On (Marc McCain Prolongation)
Six Hours (FM Track)
3:24
4:02
5:54
4:25


Title: Dance All Night
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Dance All Night (FM Track)
Dance All Night (Prolongation)
Dance All Night (Lac Terra Remix)
Dance All Night (Next Level Edit)
3:39
4:12
5:30
4:35


Title: Around Me
Released: 1998
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Around Me (FM-Track)
Around Me (Mmc Summer Edition)
Around Me (Lac Terra Remix)
Around Me (Prolongation)
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Title: Forever
Released: January 2000
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Forever (FM Track)
Forever (Prolongation)
Forever (Text & Tom Remix)
Nothing Changes (Album Version)
3:36
5:00
3:47
3:16


Title: Forever
Released: January 2000
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Forever (Eiffel 65 Radio Edit)
Forever (FM Track)
Forever (Eiffel 65 Full Version)
Forever (Eiffel 65 Instrumental)
Forever (Tex & Tom Remix)
3:25
3:36
6:23
6:23
3:47


Title: The Way I Need To Go
Released: Summer/Fall 2000
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
The Way I Need To Go (Radio Edit)
The Way I Need To Go (Extended Version)
Forever (Eiffel 65 Remix)
Thoughts (Album Version)
Don´t (Album Version)
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Title: Take Me Higher
Released: Fall 2000
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Take Me Higher (MMC FM Track)
Take Me Higher (MMC Extended)
Take Me Higher (Air Wave Mix)
Take Me Higher (John & Tex Mix)
Thoughts (Album Version)
3:24
4:57
3:46
3:49
3:58


Title: Colours
Released: June 2001
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Colours (Radio Edit)
Colours (Extended Mix)
Colours (Witchboard vs. Double G - Club Mix)
Colours (Taylor & Flow Dance Mix)
3:25
4:42
6:09
7:54


Title: 2 Be As 1
Released: April 2002
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
2 Be As 1 (Original Version)
2 Be As 1 (12" Version)
2 Be As 1 (Tex Ransom Remix Vocal)
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Title: Break My Stride - Re-work 2002
Released: June 2002
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Break My Stride (Panamericana Radio Edit)
Break My Stride (Extended Version)
Break My Stride (Big Club Mix)
Break My Stride (Original)
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Title: Loveline 2002
Released: 2002
Tracklisting:
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The Albums


Title: Internity
Released: 16 June, 1993
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.
Iko
Gotta Keep Movin'
Loveline
Body Heat
Changes
No Chance
Respect
Cartoon
Tender Love
Emotions
Iko (Clung Mix)
Loveline (Long Distance Call Mix)
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Unique II - Level II
Title: Level 2
Released: 30 September, 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.
Break My Stride (FM-Track)
Do What You Please (Album Version)
Free (FM-Track)
My Love To You
I Still Go On
For Tonight (FM-Track)
Six Hours (Instrumental)
Mermaids
Dance All Night
Take It
Broken Heart
Papa Was A Rolling Stone
How I Feel
3:16
3:23
3:18
3:27
4:43
4:08
4:25
4:18
3:54
3:18
4:01
3:55
3:54


Title: The Remixes
Released: 23 September, 1997
Tracklisting:
 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
 
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.
CD 1
Break My Stride (MMC Remix)
Six Hours (MMC Remix)
For Tonight (MMC Remix)
Do What You Please (MMC Remix)
Free (Radio Remix)
Dance All Night (Lac Terra Remix)
Dance All Night (Next Level Remix)
My Love To You (Steve's Lession)
I Still Go On (MMC Remix)
Break My Stride (Next Level)
CD 2
Break My Stride (FM-Track)
Do What You Please (Album Version)
Free (FM-Track)
My Love To You
I Still Go On
For Tonight (FM-Track)
Six Hours (Instrumental)
Mermaids
Dance All Night
Take It
Broken Heart
Papa Was A Rolling Stone
How I Feel
 
5:38
6:10
6:10
4:58
5:28
5:30
4:35
4:20
5:54
4:37
 
3:16
3:23
3:18
3:27
4:43
4:08
4:25
4:18
3:54
3:18
4:01
3:55
3:54


Title: Forever - The Album (feat. Sheila Fernandez)
Released: February 2000
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.
Forever
Take Me Higher
I Thought It Was Love
Lonely
Smiling
Don't
Thoughts
Nothing Changes
The Way I Need To Go
Around Me
My Heart Beats Faster
Forever (Tex & Tom Remix)
Real
3:50
3:51
4:17
3:17
2:54
4:17
3:58
3:16
3:40
3:29
3:15
3:47
4:18


Title: The Gold Experience
Released: May 06, 2002
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.
Track 15.
Track 16.
Breal My Stride (Panamericana Radio Remix)
Loveline 2002 (MMC-Radio Mix)
Do What You Please
Break My Stride (FM Track)
Forever
Iko
I Still Go On
Take Me Higher
The Way I Need To Go
Loveline 2002
Dance All Night
2 Be As 1
Do What You Please (MMC-Remix)
Forever (Eifel 65 Remix)
Colours
2 Be As 1 (Tex & Tom Remix)
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I n f o r m a t i o n
Compiled by Niklas Adolfsson 1996-2014

Thanks to Dj Starfire for some tracklistings.
Thanks to David Nascimento for some tracklistings and pictures.
Thanks to Joakim Karlsson for some discography and biography information.
Thanks to Andrew for some information and CD-covers.
Thanks to Tobias Gerstenberg for some information.
Thanks to Nolimits for some information and CD-covers.
Thanks to Adam Pokora for some information and CD-covers.
Thanks to D-Man'94 for some information and CD-covers.
Thanks to Dean Nakanishi for some information and CD-covers.
Thanks to Werner Freistätter for some CD-covers.

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