Dance 2 Trance
Dance 2 Trance was a German
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Trance music
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 duo composed of Rolf Ellmer
Rolf Ellmer
Rolf Ellmer , also known by the names Jam El Mar and Trancy Spacer, is a classically trained musician and composer and has become one of Germany's most known house and trance producers....

 and DJ
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 Dag Lerner. They had a small number of hit single
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s in the mid 1990s and were associated with Jam & Spoon
Jam & Spoon
Jam & Spoon was an electronic dance duo from Frankfurt, Germany, that consisted of composers and producers Rolf Ellmer and Markus Löffel . They also worked under the pseudonyms Tokyo Ghetto Pussy, Storm and Big Room...


Musical career

DJ Dag and Jam El Mar met in 1990, when they decided to work together. Their first release was in the same year, a promo named "Dance 2 Trance" on the Suck Me Plasma label
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, the release contained two tracks ("Dance 2 Trance" and "We Came In Peace"). They got their commercial break in 1992 with the release of "Power Of American Natives" with vocals from Linda Rocco. The song sold 250,000 records and was awarded a gold disc
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. A video
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 was made for the song, and reached the mainstream networks such as MTV
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. The track later received remix
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es in 1997, 1998 and 2009. In 1992, they released their first album
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, Moon Spirits. Dance 2 Trance released another album in 1995 called Revival.

In 1995, both Dag & Jame El Mar decided to go their separate ways, with DJ Dag going solo and Ellmer concentrating more on his other side project, Jam & Spoon
Jam & Spoon
Jam & Spoon was an electronic dance duo from Frankfurt, Germany, that consisted of composers and producers Rolf Ellmer and Markus Löffel . They also worked under the pseudonyms Tokyo Ghetto Pussy, Storm and Big Room...

. In response, the German label Blow Up released a CD
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 compilation album
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 in 1996, consisting of thirteen Dance 2 Trance tracks from their five year career.


  • 1990 - "We Came In Peace"
  • 1991 - "Let's Get Rollin'"
  • 1991 - "Where Is Dag?"
  • 1992 - "Hello San Francisco"
  • 1992 - "Power Of American Natives" - UK
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  • 1993 - "Power Of American Natives" Remixes
  • 1993 - "Take A Free Fall" - UK #36
  • 1993 - "Take A Free Fall" Remixes
  • 1994 - "Warrior" - UK #56
  • 1995 - "Warrior" (The Groovecult Remixes)
  • 1995 - "I Have A Dream (Enuf Eko?)"
  • 1995 - "I Have A Dream (Enuf Eko?)" Remixes
  • 1997 - "Power Of American Natives 97"
  • 1998 - "Power Of American Natives 98"
  • 2009 - "Power Of American Natives 2009"

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