Black Box – Ride On Time Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

 Commemorated with a fully acoustic and orchestral disco version dedicated to legendary producer Dan Hartman and Disco Diva Loleatta Holloway


30 years ago In 1989, BLACKBOX released “Ride On Time” – little did they know what immense impact this record would have on the international dance scene. Going from an underground house record to being #1 for 6 weeks in the UK charts, a legendary Top Of The Pops lip synced performance and the best-selling single in the UK for that year. Elsewhere in the world, it peaked at #2 Sweden and Australia and sat in the top 10 throughout the rest of Europe becoming one of the best-selling 90’s pop dance tracks to this day. 


Now the iconic release has been commemorated with a specially recorded acoustic disco version, bringing in live orchestral production from a whole ensemble of musicians, live guitar, strings, horns, drums, bass and percussion, even a live tambourine played the whole way through it, still with the same screaming Loleatta Holloway vocal. The new Ride On Time (Special Disco Theme) was instantly  supported by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong who played the new version exclusive as part of his History Of House series. 


“We wanted to commemorate the release with a special version,  every 2 months a new remix comes out of ride on time, too many over the year to count.  So we thought we would produce a complete live orchestral disco version as Dan Hartman would have imagined it in 1979, we did it  as a homage to Dan and Loleatta Holloway’.  Daniele Davoli - Black Box

News date: 2019-09-03