The original ‘I Don’t Know Anybody Else’ by Black Box, was released in the UK in 1990, now 31 years later they celebrate by revisiting the Italo Disco classic with a special and more grown-up Motown Disco edit.
Forming the blueprint for the electronic music sub-genre Italo House, Black Box set the standard for many original ravers to follow. ‘I Don’t Know Anybody Else’ broke out of the clubs and into the mainstream, heralding a new era for pop dance. It was also the second single to drop from their original album, ‘Dreamland’ and became an international hit entering the Top 5 in the UK, remaining in the charts for eight weeks.
The song which has now been re-recorded, is the second single from Black Box’s 31-year anniversary album ‘Dreamlanders’, a rework of their original ‘Dreamland’ album but re-recorded and reworked for a new lockdown generation with home listening in mind.
‘I Don’t Know Anybody Else’ (Motown Disco Radio) has added funk, with Black Box paying tribute to Motown’s early 70s sound with a distinct and instantly recognisable intro inspired by ‘the theme from Shaft’. The vibe has been slowed down, still bursting with those signature Diva vocals that have become a trademark of Black Box’s work.
“For this re-work, we thought of exploring the atmosphere of the Motown days in the early 70’s, there is obviously a little bit of Shaft the detective in there, just to make things more intriguing” Danieli Davoli
Watch the video for ‘I Don’t Know Anybody Else’ (Motown Disco Radio) – BELOW:
This new album ‘Dreamlanders’ pays homage to their outstanding 31-year career and revisiting the classics in a more mature style and curated in a way that is reflective of the time, their more advanced years and how we now listen to music during a pandemic.
Black Box’s ‘I Don’t Know Anybody Else’ (Motown Disco Radio) is out now on Groove Groove Melody.