Donna Gardier was a member of the group Raw Stylus, a London-based dance music outfit whose core members were Jules Brookes and Ron Aslan. In 1995 they released the single, "Believe In Me", which reached #1 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart. It was a minor success in the UNited Kingdom reaching #66 on the UK Singles Chart in October 1996. Originally, Raw Stylus released white label vinyl records into the London club scene in the early 1990s. "Pushing Against the Flow" was a popular underground song, and later became the title track of their album.