Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam
When you hear the word Technotronic, even of you don’t know them, you think exactly of this: techno, electronic music and dance. It’s the perfect name, and they knew it. The made a minor mistake, one year before, when they produced a hit under the name “The Pro 24s” and gave the title “Technotronic” to their hit. So in Summer 1989 they recycled this fantastic name, and used it for their group.
“Pum up the jam” is probably one of the highest peaks in the techno-house wave that raised at the end of the 80s. Some say that it all began already in 1986 with Sigue-Sigue-Sputnik and their “Love missile F1-11“.
I think that the house wave started in 1987 with “Pump up the volume” and then evolved with, for example, Coldcut and “Doctorin’ the house“, or with Kraze’s “The Party“. yet it’s a fact that “Pump up the jam” really made history and trended like no other! Maybe it was the first real border bar between 80s and 90s! but I must say that it was not bad at all! 🙂
Technotronic on Wikipedia