A Split-Second was a Belgian electronic body music band. The duo — Marc Heyndrickx and Peter Bonne (under the artist name Chrismar Chayell)—were active from their debut in 1986 until they split up in 1991, and A Split-Second continued as an Heyndrickx solo project.

After signing to Antler Records, A Split-Second made their debut in 1986 with the single, "Flesh". It was followed the next year by another single, "Rigor Mortis", and the album Ballistic Statues.

In 1988, they were signed to the American labelWax Trax! Records, and released the albums A Split-Second and From The Inside in the US. The singles "Rigor Mortis", "Mambo Witch" and "Colosseum Crash" (featuring guest vocals by Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra) were also chart-topping hits.[where?] New members Fedjean Venvelt (guitars) and Peter Boone (keyboards) joined the band for their first US tour.

Their 1990 album, Kiss of Fury, featured the track "The Parallax View", which was also a successful single and saw the band moving towards more of a guitar-based sound. Nico Mansy (keyboards) joined the band for their second US tour. "Flesh" peaked in the UK Singles Chart at #68 in December 1991.[1]

In 1991, Bonne became involved in a side project, Wasteland, which soon became more important for him than A Split-Second. The duo split up, with Ickx continuing A Split-Second as a solo project. Another album, Vengeance, was released in 1995.

A Split-Second's debut single "Flesh" is credited with starting the New Beat genre, when DJ Dikke Ronny (literally Fat Ronny) played the 45 rpm single at 33 rpm, in the nightclub Ancienne Belgique in Antwerp.[2]

In 2002, Perfecto Records released a progressive trance remix of "Flesh", produced by Paul Oakenfold.


 [hide*1 Discography



  1. Stained Impressions - 1985
  2. Ballistic Statues - 1987
  3. ...From The Inside - 1988
  4. Kiss Of Fury - 1990
  5. Flesh And Fire - 1991 Remixes - 1991
  6. Introversion (Lay Back And Join) - 1991
  7. Vengeance C.O.D. - 1993
  8. Megabite - 1995
  9. Transmix - 2001


  1. Flesh - 1986
  2. Rigor Mortis - 1987
  3. Smell Of Buddha - 1987
  4. Mambo Witch - 1988
  5. Scandinavian Bellydance - 1988
  6. The Colosseum Crash - 1989
  7. Another Violent Breed - The Live Versions - 1989
  8. Firewalker - 1990
  9. Backlash - 1990
  10. The Parallax View - 1991
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