Friday, December 21, 2012

The Tamperer featuring Maya

The Tamperer featuring Maya was an Italian dance music group that consisted of Italian record producers Mario Fargetta & Alex Farolfi and American female singer, Maya Days.

Later on, Guiliano Saglia and GianLuca Mensi joined the project. In 1998, they released their debut album "Fabulous" on Jive Records.
Their first single "Feel It" (which sampled The Jacksons' song "Can You Feel It") peaked at #4 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in September of 1998 and #43 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

The song topped the charts in the United Kingdom (where it was certified gold), Belgium, Ireland and the dance charts in Canada.
The group's follow-up single "If You Buy This Record Your Life Will Be Better" (which sampled Madonna's song "Material Girl") peaked at #15 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in May of 1999 and #16 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

It was successful in the United Kingdom where it peaked at #3 on the U.K. Singles chart and was certified silver.
In 2000, the group returned to released their final single, "Hammer to the Heart" (which was based on ABBA's song "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)") peaked at #6 on the U.K. Singles chart and was moderately successful internationally.

After that, nothing much was heard from The Tamperer featuring Maya and they faded into obscurity.

Today, Mario Fargetta (now under the name "Fargetta") continues to DJ and appears to be active in the music business. Maya Days is an actress and has appeared on the television show "Damages."

To see the music video for "Feel It," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht-m4vMWRqA

To see the music video for "If You Buy This Record Your Life Will Be Better," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFNcBB3nZok

To see the music video for "Hammer to the Heart," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkSiuOoCh9g

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