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The Key, the Secret (Remixes), Urban Cookie Collective

Urban Cookie Collective

August 29th, 2013

Genre:
Dance

Years Active:
'90s, '00s






Urban Cookie Collective

Biography

Urban Cookie Collective are a Manchester-based techno/house collective whose debut single, “The Key, The Secret,” became one of the biggest dance anthems of the '90s. The group was the brainchild of classical pianist Rohan Heath, who had previously been a member of Hacienda band Together and a backing musician for acid-house DJ A Guy Called Gerald and Jamaican reggae artist Eek-A-Mouse. After recruiting lead vocalist Diane Charlemagne, previously of '80s funk outfit 52nd St, and a whole host of producers including Neil Claxton, Peter Samson, and Simon Bentall, they released their first single, “The Key The Secret,” through indie label Unheard Records. After becoming a huge club smash, it was picked up by Pulse 8 and eventually reached number two in the U.K., number five in Germany, and the Top 30 in the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. After follow-up single “Feels Like Heaven,” became their second hit, they released their debut album, High on a Happy Vibe in 1994, but since then the band has failed to repeat its success. Both 1995's Tales from the Magic Mountain and 2007's Cookie Monster went by largely unnoticed, while their only recent chart appearance has been the 2005 remix of their biggest hit. Charlemagne went onto provide vocals for Goldie's seminal jungle album Timeless and toured regularly with Moby, while Claxton later founded big-beat duo Mint Royale. ~ Jon O'Brien, Rovi

Top Albums

The Key, the Secret (Remixes), Urban Cookie Collective
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Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Key, The Secret Very Best of Urban Cookie C.. 3:42 $0.99
2.

Key, the Secret (Radio Edit) Key, the Secret (Remixes) 3:42 $0.99
3.

Key, The Secret (12" Instrumenta.. Greatest – Urban Cookie Col.. 6:16 $1.29
4.

Key, The Secret Greatest – Urban Cookie Col.. 3:45 $1.29
5.

Key, The Secret Roadkill Remix, Vol. 1.07 6:28 $0.99
6.

Mercedes Benz (Echobeatz Extended Ra.. Mercedes Benz 6:29 $0.99
7.

Mercedes Benz (Echobeatz 7" Radi.. Mercedes Benz 3:12 $0.99
8.

World Wide Reunion Very Best of Urban Cookie C.. 4:33 $0.99
9.

Shame Very Best of Urban Cookie C.. 5:27 $0.99
10.

Yours Is the Love Very Best of Urban Cookie C.. 4:43 $0.99
11.

Everybody Wants the Sunshine Very Best of Urban Cookie C.. 3:49 $0.99
12.

Hidden Land Very Best of Urban Cookie C.. 4:13 $0.99
13.

Spend the Day Very Best of Urban Cookie C.. 3:49 $0.99
14.

Walk Right On Very Best of Urban Cookie C.. 4:56 $0.99
15.

So Beautiful Very Best of Urban Cookie C.. 5:42 $0.99
16.

Feels So Good Very Best of Urban Cookie C.. 4:18 $0.99
17.

Rest of My Love Very Best of Urban Cookie C.. 3:45 $0.99
18.

Dreaming In Colours Very Best of Urban Cookie C.. 4:05 $0.99
19.

Sail Away Very Best of Urban Cookie C.. 3:23 $0.99
20.

My Life Very Best of Urban Cookie C.. 4:38 $0.99
21.

Witness Very Best of Urban Cookie C.. 4:11 $0.99
22.

High On a Happy Vibe Very Best of Urban Cookie C.. 5:16 $0.99
23.

Feels Like Heaven Very Best of Urban Cookie C.. 3:30 $0.99
24.

Feels Like Heaven Greatest – Urban Cookie Col.. 3:31 $1.29
25.

Sail Away Greatest – Urban Cookie Col.. 3:23 $1.29

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