Sunday 30 May 2010

Underground Resistance

I've been thinking about acid house and techno a lot lately, and whilst sifting through my collection (trying to track down and fill some of the gaps), I was reminded of just how damn killer Underground Resistance are.

And, in an odd coincidence, I also recently saw a post by Mike Mind, in which he stated:

"I've always secretly suspected that UR's reputation and image have overshadowed the actual music they put out -- that people know they're 'important' and have seen the logo on their favorite dj's t-shirt, but don't really know the music so well." I don't think I've ever seen someone actually wearing a t-shirt as such, but I have to agree - UR are something of a grey area for a lot of people (with the exception of a few hits, such as 'Knights of the Jaguar'). They have a blurry and slightly overwhelming list of releases, not to mention being a self-styled 'collective' rather than a single artist - Making UR harder to... 'identify' with, in a sense.

But, not to be deterred, and with such a large output, I doubt this will be my last post on Underground Resistance - there's some really great stuff, and it deserves a lot more attention than a search on Wikipedia.


Let's start with Acid Rain, shall we?

Underground Resistance - The Lightning [click to download]



Jordan S said...

Glad to see you back :)

Phil said...

Don't think it was because of that email. ; )

Jordan S said...

haha keep a good rhythm and you won't be getting anymore :P

Champiness said...

Do they make all of their songs with the same acid bassline and drum pad? ...Not to say I don't like UR, just not this particular release.

philly said...


this stuff is too good

Phil said...

You bet! I have a bunch of stuff I'm going to be posting soon along these lines, so look out for it.

Unknown said...

don´t like... :(

Boba Fettuccini said...

I have to say, I'm not a fan of acid house, but it ODES fascinate me. After watching Pump Up The Volume and learning how it started, it really got interesting to me. Just think! A whole subgenre created by a couple teenagers messing with the knobs on a music machine they didn't know how to operate! So cool.