MacKenzie feat. Jessy

Biography

The MacKenzie homebase was and is the Walloon discotheque Heaven. Stephane Akenan and Patrick Fasseau dj’ed there and produced their first single I am free in 1995 as The MacKenzie.

Stephane Akenan and Patrick Fasseau

Stephane Akenan and Patrick Fasseau

More singles followed soon: Arpegia, Love and You got to get up. These songs are relatively unknown, mostly because of bad marketing by the record company.

Back in these early days Jessy De Smet sang on some of these songs. (if anyone has more info on the period 1995-1998 please mail us !)

In 1998 they switched to the Antler-Subway record company and that was the beginning of a successful breakthrough.

Jessy De Smet

Jessy De Smet

The groups name changed to The MacKenzie feat. Jessy and they had their first big hit with Innocence which came out in June 1998. It climbed to number 5 and stayed 24 weeks in the charts.

Three months later Falling in Love was released, another hit-single which reached number 4. These singles both won gold because they sold more then 25000 copies.

1998 was finished in dance-beauty with their third single Alive.

MacKenzie feat. Jessy live !

MacKenzie feat. Jessy live !

In 1999 the group again released three singles: Out of control, The Rain and Emotions which were smaller hits then the ones from 1998.

They also produced a full album Angel (Millenium edition) which reached the number 1 spot in the album chart which is quite astonishing for a dance album.

2000 also gave birth to 3 singles (anyone noticing a pattern?): Be my lover, For you and All I need.
The last one did pretty good in the charts (March 2001) and is the most successful of the 3.

Walk away was the last single of Mackenzie feat. Jessy. (released in 2001). Jessy decided to take a break until the summer of 2002. She’s now back with her solo project Jessy.

The Mackenzie producers searched for another singer and in 2002 the Mackenzie feat. Jessy changed into the Mackenzie feat. Kelly

Discography

Single CDs

The following CD singles were released:

  • Innocence (06-06-1998)
  • Falling in Love (07-09-1998)
  • I am Free (19-10-1998)
  • Alive (16-11-1998)
  • Out of Control (05-04-1999)
  • The Rain (02-08-1999)
  • Merry Christmas (6-12-1999)
  • Emotions (19-12-1999) (Buy this record @ Proxis.be
  • Be my lover (17-04-2000) (Buy this record @ Proxis.be
  • For You (11-09-2000) (Buy this record @ Proxis.be
  • All I Need (11-12-2000) (Buy this record @ Proxis.be
  • Walk away (11/05/2001) ( Buy this record @ Proxis.be)  
Innocence CD Single

The following tracks are on the single:

  • Innocence ( Radio Edit )
  • Innocence ( Club Mix )

Innocence CD Single

Falling in love CD Single

The following tracks are on the single:

  • Falling in love ( Radio Edit )
  • Help me ( European Club Mix )

Falling in love CD Single

I am free CD Single

The following tracks are on the single:

  • I am free ( Radio Edit )
  • I am free ( Club Mix )

I am free CD Single

Alive CD Single

The following tracks are on the single:

  • Alive ( Radio Edit )
  • So good

Alive CD Single
  

Out of control CD Single

The following tracks are on the single:

  • Out of control ( Radio Edit )
  • Out of control ( Stuff Mix )

Out of control CD Single

The Rain CD Single

The following tracks are on the single:

  • The Rain ( Radio Mix )
  • The Rain ( Garry’s Club Mix )

The rain CD Single

Merry Christmas CD Single

The following tracks are on the single:

  • Merry Christmas
  • Feliz Navidad

Merry Christmas CD Single

Emotions CD Single

The following tracks are on the single:

  • Emotions ( Dance Radio Edit )
  • Real Emotions ( 3rd Bass Radio Mix )

Emotions CD Single

Be My Lover CD Single

The following tracks are on the single:

  • Be my lover ( Radio Edit )
  • Be my lover ( Guitarmix )

Be My Lover CD Single

For you CD Single

The following tracks are on the single:

  • For you ( Radio Version )
  • For you ( Dubbin’ Trance Mix )

For you CD Single

All I Need CD Single

The following tracks are on the single:

  • All I need ( Radio Edit )
  • All I need ( Harold’s Skyline Session )

All I Need CD Single

Full CDs

One full CD called Angel has been released. Actually two versions exist: one with a bonus cd (Millenium edition) and one without it. (Buy this record @ Proxis.be)

Angel (Millenium edition)

You can find the following tracks on it:
CD 1

  • The Rain (Club Mix)
  • Out Of Control (Stuff Mix)
  • Innocence (Club Mix)
  • You Got To Get Up (Original Club Mix)
  • The DJ (Club Mix)
  • Falling In Love (Club Mix)
  • Without You (Club Mix)
  • Trance Waves (Club Mix)
  • Alive (Club Mix)
  • Help Me (Club Mix)
  • I Am Free (Club Mix)
  • Love (Original Mix)

Bonus CD

  • Innocence (Hidden Sound System Remix)
  • Innocence (DJ Tiesto’s Magikal Remake)
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