Emerging from the British dance scene from the late 1980’s, DJ and producer Mark Moore created the acid-house project S’Express, which also featured fellow engineer Pascal Gabriel (see also Soft Cell, Erasure and New Order) and DJ/vocalist Sonique.
Throwing himself in the burgeoning sampling culture, the group’s most famous song, “Overture/Theme from S’Express”, utilised over a dozen sample cuts, including snippets from Debbie Harry, Gil Scott-Heron and Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry.
Released in April 1988, the song went to number 1 in both the UK Singles and US Dance charts – a feat that S’Express never repeated, although their follow-up “Superfly Guy” was not far behind. Just so you know, the single also claimed the top spot in Switzerland….
Sit back and enjoy what is truly a startling piece of music. Fun times indeed.