With the 2005 single "Listen to Your Heart," D.H.T. became the latest European dance act to find its American footing via Robbins Entertainment.
The New York label had previously helmed singles from DJ Sammy ("Heaven") and Lasgo ("Something") to success, and the Belgium-based D.H.T. (singer Edmee Daenen and DJ Da Rick; various producers) featured a similarly propulsive blend of accessible Hi-NRG/Euro-dance rhythms, plaintive female vocals, and progressive house texture. It was D.H.T.'s glossy Roxette remake that really caused a stir, like Sammy's cover of Bryan Adams before it. "Listen to Your Heart" first appeared in Europe through Hardbounze in 2003. Issued stateside by Robbins in November 2004, by the following May it was a Top 40 sensation in various markets. D.H.T.'s previous work included a Euro-dance cover of the 1978 Sniff 'n' the Tears gem "Driver's Seat," released under the moniker Dared. ~ Johnny Loftus