Curtis Electromusic Specialities (CEM) is a company founded by Doug Curtis in 1979 specifically to design and manufacture built-in circuits for music synthesizers. In the late 80s Steve “Silk” Hurley took house to the UK together with his number-one hit Jack Your Body. UK artists quickly started making home tracks as well, and MARRS had an enormous hit in 1987 with Pump up the Volume, as did Coldcut with Doctorin’ the House. Basement Jaxx led a second wave of UK house within the late 90s with their hit single Crimson Alert and album Treatment. European artists also produced big home-music hits like Pump Up The Jam by Belgium’s Techtronic and Experience On Time by Italy’s Black Box. The vocals on Black Field’s largest hits had been sung by US soul and R&B singer Martha Wash, who had probably the most powerful voices in home music.
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