2 Unlimited

2 Unlimited was a Techno house project which existed 1991–1996.

2 Unlimited was created by the Belgian producer duo Jean-Paul De Coster and Phil Wilde, and its songs were performed by Dutch rapper Ray Slijngaard and singer Anita Doth. 2 Unlimited were the first commercially successful crossover between underground hardcore techno and mainstream pop. Many of 2 Unlimited's music was popular amongst Jock Jams fans.

Their first hit, "Get Ready For This", came out in 1991 and took the Dutch hit charts by storm in an instrumental and a vocal version. Also, this song became popular amongst Jock Jams fans.

Three albums and a greatest hits compilation followed, but most people will always remember them for the enormous hit "No Limit", which was a world-wide hit.

They split up in 1996 over conflicts over the future direction of 2 Unlimited: Ray Slijngaard wanted to move more towards rap, whereas Anita Doth wanted the group to become an R&B-inspired group.

Anita Doth started working for Dutch radio station Radio 538, and Ray Slijngaard tried to start a solo career, which was not commercially successful. The duo are thought to have not spoken since.

A new 2 Unlimited, with singers Romy van Ooijen and Marjon van Iwaarden was launched by De Coster and Wilde in 1998, but they did not reach the earlier 2 Unlimited's success. In 2002 the new 2 Unlimited also parted ways.

Since then, remixes of "No Limit" and "Tribal Dance" have been moderate hits in the German charts and a DVD featuring all their videos is also available on ZYX Records. Anita Doth is still touring clubs around Europe singing her old band's greatest hits and has expressed interest in recording some new material, which has promoted a fan petition to get 2 Unlimited to reform.

They've contributed to Bemani music games via the songs "Twilight Zone (RC-Extended Club Mix)", "No Limit (RM remix)", "Tribal Dance (Almighty Mix)", and "Maximum Overdrive (KC Club MIX)".


Media occurrences of music

Get ready 4 this

  • A modified version was in some commercial for Art Van.

No limits

  • A bird-sung version of this song was in some 2005 commercial for Mentos.

External links


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