Saturday, 18 April 2015

Capella 'U Got 2 Know'

Chart Peak: 6
Cappella is actually Ettore Foresti... He is Italian and had a hit in Britain a few years ago with 'Helyom Halib'... 'U Got 2 Know' charted instantly at No. 22 after just one week of release.
Although Foresti was fronting the act at the time of their late-80s hits, he doesn't seem to have anything to do with this track. He's obviously not really on it, as all the vocals are sampled and he's not in the video either. After this single, a British duo were brought in to work as the public face of the act, though understandably they weren't allowed into the studio. If Cappella was really anyone it was producer Gianfranco Bortolotti who is the one constant through the history of the name.

'U Got 2 Know' borrows heavily from John McGeoch's guitar riff on 'Happy House' by Siouxsie & The Banshees (apparently they later successfully sued for a writing credit, although since McGeoch isn't a credited writer on the original I'm not sure whether he benefitted). It's not the most obvious basis for a house track, to be sure, but it does have a persistent quality about it right enough and this is a record that seems to do what it's aimed at.

Also appearing on: Now 26, 27, 28
Available on: U got 2 know album

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