No Limits Album is by 2 Unlimited, the Dutch Eurodance group.
Their second album was released on the 10th of May 1993 to negative reviews from UK music critics. Writing a review for the former UK pop magazine, Smash Hits, which ceased in 2006, Mark Frith called No Limits an ” across the board techno splurge “.
Ray Slijngaard and Anita Doth had limited writing input for their earlier releases, for this album they were more involved in the process. Anita has songwriting credits on half of the fourteen of the actual tracks featured, while Ray has ten credits.
The British record label for 2 Unlimited, PWL ( Now operates the label EBUL ), became displeased with the rapping of Ray Slijngaard, so for the United Kingdom version of the album, his rapping was edited out and replaced with instrumentals.
No Limits has been certified Platinum in both the Netherlands and Switzerland.
The lead single, ” No Limit “, was released in 1993. For the UK release of the single, the rapping was removed, leaving only Anita’s vocals.
However, Ray can be heard saying the word ” Techno “, which was looped by the producers to giving the most memorable part of the song, the now familiar ” Techno! Techno! Techno! Techno! ”
Today, some twenty years after the song first hit the clubs; it is still one of the best known Eurodance tracks. The song was a big hit with DJs and became a favourite in clubs across Europe.
” No Limit ” became a massive success, topping the charts in Austria, Belgium ( Flanders ), Finland, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, where it spent five weeks at the top of the UK Singles chart.
In The United States, the single had success on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play and Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales charts, reaching twenty-one and twenty-five respectively.
The No Limits album reached Number One in the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Ireland. In Norway, it peaked at number two and number three in Switzerland, Austria and Sweden.
About 2 Unlimited
2 Unlimited is a Eurodance act consisting of rapper Ray Slijngaard and vocalist Anita Doth. The project was formed in 1991 by Belgian record producers Jean-Paul DeCoster and Phil Wilde.
Their debut album, Get Ready!, was released on the 24th of February 1992. It reached number twelve in the Netherlands, ten in Australia, seventeen in Canada, eighty-five in Japan, twenty-seven in Sweden, thirty-seven in the United Kingdom and 197 in the United States.
The duo achieved sales of over 18 million units worldwide and are one of the Netherlands most successful groups.
Although they went their separate ways in 1996, an announcement was made in July 2012 that Ray Slijngaard and Anita Doth had joined producer and brand owner Jean-Paul DeCoster to restart the project.
Four years later, on the 20th of April 2016, the duo announced that vocalist Anita Doth would leave to pursue a solo career at the end of that year.
Ray Slijngaard revealed on his Facebook page on the 13th of August 2016 that her replacement would be Kim Vergouwen.
To date, 2 Unlimited’s Album releases are four studio albums, five Compilations. They have also released twenty-two singles and twenty-one music videos.
Despite criticism from the media during their 90s heyday, 2 Unlimited remains a favourite with the clubbing generation of that decade and have found a new following with today’s clubbers.
No Limits Track Listing:
1. No Limit
2. Tribal Dance
5. Maximum Overdrive
6. The Power Age
7. Break the Chain
8. Kiss Me Bliss Me
9. Throw the Groove Down
11. Let the Beat Control Your Body
12. Invite Me to Trance
13. Where Are You Now
14. Shelter for a Rainy Day
15. Get Ready for This ( Wilde Mix )
16. No Limit ( Automatic Breakbeat Remix )