Monday, 11 November 2013

Higher Sense - People Of The Universe

Higher Sense - People Of The Universe (Moving Shadow, 1994)

Higher Sense was an alias used by RAM Records' Ant Miles for releases on Moving Shadow, often alongside David Thomas AKA DJ Rhythm. Although 'People Of The Universe' appeared on the B Side of 'Cold Fresh Air (Remix)', their debut for the label in 1994, it is not a tune to be passed over for the better known A Side. Like yesterday's tune from Roni Size it features the female laugh from Yazoo's 1982 hit 'Situation'.

That sample is repeated several times to open the tune before some bright, airy synths are brought in along with a jazzy rhodes lick. A wicked reverse bassline and Think break combination is then dropped, while several other vocal samples also appear throughout the track. The "Aaaahh yeah" vocal is from the much sampled disco classic 'Let No Man Put Asunder' by First Choice, while the female moan is taken from the beginning of 'Yes It's You' by Sweet Charles. The title lending "We are people of the universe" line meanwhile is actually Richard Pryor being interviewed for the Wattstax film. Excellent stuff from Ant Miles which shows a different side to his sound.

'People Of The Universe' is available to purchase digitally over at Beatport. You can hear the track in Randall's set at Desire on the 29th April 1995 below:

Randall - Desire 29th April 1995 by Djmpd 1992 on Mixcloud

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