Who knew that Underground Resistance had a sub-label dedicated to some of the most bouncy sunny-side up piano house around?
Mad Mike even renamed himself Glad Mike for this perky little number (not really - but he should have)
I was hoping for a Doors sample in that one.
A lot of the organic-y keyboard sounds remind me of "Plastic Dreams", one of the not-hardcore tunes of that time that I really loved. Fantastic record, but very far indeed from the extremes of militancy elsewhere brewing, from jungle techno to gabber to UR themselves.
It's doing my head in a bit - these are the people who did "Death Star" and "Rage" and tracks dedicated to things like the U-boat crews's unchivalrous torpedo-without-a-warning approach to victory at all costs!
Then again, I suppose - really quite soon, with the Martian releases and Galaxy 2 Galaxy and "Hi-Tech Jazz" and that kind of thing, Mike Banks would be outing his secret George Benson-loving side, within the UR-the-label discography. Not shunted to a sub-label.
Divas n' all!
Did they just fancy a bit of that Crystal Waters crossover action?
This next one is by the son of James Jamerson Jnr, aka the mighty bassman on all those Motown eternals
sad-not-glad ending to his story, though - "found death in Denver, Colorado on April 2006 (aged 39)"
A typo (presumably meant to write ''found dead") that is unexpectedly poetic...