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Limahl, the 1990’s, and Production Work

May 26, 2011

Limahl, the 1990’s, and Production Work


During the 90’s, Limahl teamed up with musician Guy Phethean and formed the production team Jupiter.  Working from their ‘Red Spot’ studios in West London, Jupiter became involved in song writing, production and mixing work for many artists, boasting clients such as Kim Appleby, Peter Andre, Tony Di Bart, Kim Wilde and Worlds Apart.  The team can proudly boast mixing duties on three UK number one singles!


Videos courtesy of GuyMagicFingers:

Not only did the team work for other artists, but they also produced and released a series of dance tracks within the ‘trance’ genre.  Trance is a strain of dance music characterised by a tempo of between 130 and 155 BPM, short melodic synthesizer phrases, and a musical form that builds up and down throughout the track.  The name is undoubtedly linked to the perceived ability of music to induce an altered state of consciousness, or, in other words, a trance.  In other words, quite different to Kajagoogoo!

Under various guises in the mid 1990’s, Limahl released several trance tracks, recording under names such as ‘Barb’ &  ‘Club Crew


By 1994, Limahl and Guy had settled on the recording alias ‘Jupiter’.  They recorded a track called ‘Destiny’, released on independent label ‘Pigeon Pie Records’.  The track featured female vocalist Sylvia Mason James who had previously worked alongside The Pet Shop Boys and also was the female vocal on Jimmy Nail’s number One hit ‘Aint No Doubt’.


Listen to a sample of that track here, courtesy of

An interesting part of Limahl’s career, and quite different from ‘Never Ending Story’ or ‘Too Shy’, I’m sure that you will agree! 

Whoever would have thought it?

Keep checking in on KajaFax, as in the next few days, we have an exclusive and in depth interview with Guy Phethean from Jupiter coming up…

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