There are at least six artists that use the name Dada: a '90s USA rock band, an English dance artist named Matti Schwartz, a '70s Japanese electronic band, and a short-lived Jazz-fusion band in 1970, MC/producer and Lithuanian rapper/ (1) Dada - USA rock band: In 1992, Dada exploded on the scene with their critically acclaimed debut release Puzzle on Miles Copeland's now defunct IRS Records. The single "Dizz Knee Land" set the alternative radio movement - just then hitting its stride - on fire, and quickly migrated to mainstream rock and pop stations. Puzzle sold over a half million copies and made a number of critics' "best of year" lists. September 1994 saw the release of American Highway Flower which had a harder feel both musically and lyrically than its predecessor, reflecting the band's evolution from a studio to a touring band.
Money problems at IRS cut short promotional efforts in February 1995. Dada fared no better commercially with their third release - El Subliminoso in April 1996 - than they had with earlier releases. IRS Records was on its last legs by this time, and folded just as the band was winding up the first leg of the album tour. The exquisite El Subliminoso was perhaps the group's most artistically complex and satisfying offering.
The band signed to MCA Records in 1997, and released their self-titled fourth CD dada. This CD received favorable reviews, as did a 33-city headlining US tour. As the band was in mid-tour to promote the album however, MCA's parent company was sold, leading to wholesale roster changes at the label. From June 1999 until March 2003, Dada was on a self-imposed hiatus.Make Dada Playlist