Originally comprising Lyane Leigh and American-born Raz-Ma-Taz (Richard Michael Smith), the group started in 1994 and recorded throughout the rest of the 1990s. However by June 1996, both members of the group had left due to a disagreement between Leigh and producer David Brandes. E-Rotic now comprised Jeanette Christensen and Terence d'Arby (not to be confused with Terence Trent D'Arby). Lyane Leigh continued to provide vocal work for several albums until 1999 due to contract, but she and Raz-Ma-Taz formed their own group in the meantime, known as S.E.X. Appeal. In October of the same year, d'Arby was replaced by Ché Jouaner.
Christensen left in 2001, and the new vocalist was Yasemin Baysal, previously of the group Das Modul. However, both Jouaner and Baysal left in 2002, and the new vocalist and rapper would be Lydia Madawjewski (who had been providing vocals since Lyane Leigh's departure in 1999) and Robert Spehar. However, it has been revealed that the actual rap performer for the group in the studio has actually been the producer David Brandes.
A new album entitled Lust 4 Life has circulated on the internet in early 2006. It has since been revealed on the official BROS MUSIC forum that this album is nothing more than an unauthorized bootleg compilation of old material by various artists. The album featured old tracks by E-ROTIC, S.E.X. Appeal, Ace of Base, and O-Zone.
E-Rotic was introduced to a new generation of fans in Japanese arcades in Konami's dance simulation video game, Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix (DDR). Licensed in Japan from the Toshiba-Emi record label and representing the Dancemania line of dance music albums. The presence of E-Rotic in DDR proved to be a popular decision as the group went on to become a mainstay in the series, including a dedicated single player spinoff series, and a best hits collection for Sony Playstation. E-Rotic also holds the record as the second most licensed artist in DDR history, fellow dance act Captain Jack being the first.
Roxor Games released a dance simulation video game in American arcades, In the Groove. E-Rotic was featured as a strong presence in the game's list of many licenses. Licensed through Bros. Music. This was a surprising move to many American fans of the dance simulation genre as the common perception among them was that E-Rotic's sexually mature and risqué image and lyrics would be too controversial. Nevertheless, the decision to include E-Rotic in another dance simulation video game proved to be a popular one.
Konami announced the latest installment of the American localized Dance Dance Revolution series for PlayStation 2, Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME 2. E-Rotic was one of the first few licensed artists to be revealed shortly after the game's announcement. This was yet another surprising move for both E-Rotic and Dance Dance Revolution game fans, as past efforts by Konami at localizing the Dance Dance Revolution series have proven to be more on the conservative side. So far, the decision to include E-Rotic in an American localized installment of the Dance Dance Revolution series has proven to be an extremely popular one.
|Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix||Arcade||Japan||October 30, 1999|
|Dance Dance Revolution Solo 2000||Arcade||Japan||December 16, 1999|
|Dancing Stage Euromix||Arcade||Europe||1999|
|Beatmania 5th Mix: Time To Get Down||Arcade||Japan||1999|
|Beatmania Append 5th Mix: Time To Get Down||Playstation||Japan||March 2, 2000|
|Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix||Playstation||Japan||May 18, 2000|
|Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix Plus||Arcade||Japan||June 21, 2000|
|Beatmania Best Hits||Playstation||Japan||July 27, 2000|
|Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix||Arcade||Japan||August 24, 2000|
|Dance Dance Revolution GB 2||Game Boy Color||Japan||November 16, 2000|
|Dance Dance Revolution Best Hits||Playstation||Japan||December 21, 2000|
|Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix Plus||Arcade||Japan||December 27, 2000|
|Dance Maniax 2nd Mix||Arcade||Japan||2001|
|Dance Maniax 2nd Mix Append J-Paradise||Arcade||Japan||2001|
|Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix||Playstation||Japan||March 15, 2001|
|Dance Dance Revolution GB 3||Game Boy Color||Japan||March 15, 2001|
|Dance Dance Revolution 5th Mix||Arcade||Japan||March 27, 2001|
|Dance Dance Revolution Extra Mix||Playstation||Japan||June 7, 2001|
|Dance Dance Revolution 5th Mix||Playstation||Japan||September 20, 2001|
|Dancing Stage Euromix 2||Arcade||Europe||August 2002|
|In The Groove||Arcade||USA||2004|
|In The Groove 2||Arcade||USA||2005|
|In The Groove||Playstation 2||USA||June 17, 2005|
|Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2||Playstation 2||USA||September 27, 2005|
|In The Groove||PC||USA||August 16, 2006|
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