1985 – 1987 (2 years)
Total Contrast was a male duo from England specializing in soul and electro music. Group members were Robin Achampong and Delroy Murray.
In the mid 1980s they scored several hits on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, including "Takes a Little Time," which hit #1 in 1985. In their homeland, the same song reached number 17 in the UK Singles Chart.
Further releases included "Hit and Run" also a minor hit which reached #41 in 1985, "The River" which peaked at #44 in early 1986 and "What You Gonna Do About It" peaking at #63 in the summer of 1986 which also featured on the band's 1986 self-titled album although none of them reached the heights of the earlier release. All chart positions for these three tracks are for the UK Singles Chart. They recorded on London Records. A further track called "Jody" was released in 1987 but, despite being popular on the dance floors, failed to chart.
Their style of 80s electro soul was largely rendered obsolete by the massive popularity of house music in the UK from 1987 onwards, though they have latterly found popularity with hip 80s revivalists, in particular Canadian duo Chromeo who included "Takes A Little Time" on their 2005 mix CD Chromeo Presents Un Joli Mix Pour Toi
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