In 1983 (1983 in music), co-inciding with the departure of Watson, Cabaret Voltaire began moving towards electronic dance music with the album The Crackdown on Virgin Records. In 1984, the singles "Sensoria" and "James Brown" from the album Micro Phonies (also on Virgin) charted on the independent music charts. In 1986 (1986 in music), the band released Code, followed by the house-influenced Groovy, Laidback & Nasty in 1988 (1988 in music). A series of completely instrumental works under the Cabaret Voltaire name were released on Instinct Records in 1993 and 1994, but appeared to be largely the product of Kirk. Since then, Kirk has begun a solo career under several names, while Mallinder has relocated to Perth, Australia and records with a collaborator under the name Sassi & Loco.