Sam Jones and Joe Dworniak have continued writing together and released a track in 2021. They formed iLEVEL with Duncan Bridgeman in the ’80’s at the tail end of the Brit-funk era. They were a post-disco, R&B band, known for their underground UK club tracks ‘Minefield’, ‘Give Me’ and rare groove track ‘In The Sand’. They were signed to Virgin Records in 1982 and a signed publishing deal with April Music by Lucien Grange (Universal Music Group). The band had some chart success in the UK and US with a top 5 R&B single under license to the US label Epic Records.
Over the years ‘Give Me’ has been sampled by Sandy Kerr on ‘Thug Rock’ (1982); AZ featuring Nas on ‘Gimme Yours’ on the 1995 album Doe or Die; Lost Boyz on ‘So Love’ on their 1997 album, Love, Peach and Happiness; and A Tribe Called Quest on ‘Give Me’ (featuring Noreaga) on their 1998 album, ‘The Love Movement’ ; Most recently ‘Give Me’ was released on the compilation album Gary Crowley’s Lost 80s by Demon Music (2019).
dBL (Dworniak Bone Lapsa)
Dworniak Bone Lapsa (dBL) consists of Chris Lapsa Composer, Vocalist and Guitarist, Joe Dworniak Producer, Multi Instrumentalist & Composer and Greg Bone one of the UK’s most treasured and experienced Guitarists. dBL is a rock band with folk influences, whose musical style is to carve symphonic tracks into focused lyrical concepts. Fingers Pointing At The Moon, the band’s debut album is a contemporary concept album, produced by Matt Kemp.
Chris Lapsa, the album’s main composer, collaborated with Cornish based visual artist, Roger Thorp (U2, The Clash etc) to create a filmic narrative for the album. The band received the prestigious accolade of Robert Wyatt guesting on Fingers Pointing At The Moon’s 11 minute opening track ‘Mortalman’.