DJ magazine: "A1 People's new longplayer is full of electronic
attitude,It's an electronic wet dream, a technical aspiration. Like a well planned DJ set it has a distinct beginning, a middle and end"
A1 People are musicians/producers/ DJs Simeon Bowring (aka Dr D-Lorean) and Tom Crook (Kidwax). They formed the band in 1997 working with many different collaborators and guests on the records and live. They also work as the A1 People production/remix team and DJ sound system, with over 50 remixes and productions under their belts, from Blondie through to underground artists like Black Dog. Coming from electro roots they based their sound around synthesisers, drum machines, guitars and vocal hooks putting the sound in a contemporary context with cutting edge production and technology. They have toured throughout the world and are regarded as the pioneers of the new Future Disco sound, combining elements of electro, house and new wave.
They released "Fresh Juice" their debut electro funk album on Hydrogen Dukebox in 1998 and have recently released their third critically acclaimed album "The Yellow Album" . They frequently play live with the full band line up of four musicians and DJ throughout the world. They also run some of the most exciting club nights in London so take a look at the events page for details.
2 page feature in DJ magazine: "A1 People's new longplayer is full of electronic attitude, It's an electronic wet dream, a technical aspiration. Like a well planned DJ set it has a distinct beginning, a middle and end"
Full page feature in SX Magazine: "The trio successfully combine different elements of the electro sound - electro/techno fusions, Gary Numan like synths and darker Germanic techno beats"
Interview on Burnitblue.com: "The Yellow Album - made with hi tech gear and ancient analogues alike - breathes fresh life into the genre. It sparkles with reflective, fluttering beauty and fuzzes with Casio crunching energy." www.burntblue.com/features/feature.asp?Feature=567
"It's telling that one track on "The Yellow Album" is called "Crazy Electro Music", because that's exactly what it is" Jockey Slut
"After banging their electro drums for half a decade, suddenly everyone else is getting the electro fever. But A1 people are still leading the way" Update
"An indication of what Erasure could have been have they swallowed a huge ART pill. "The Yellow Album" is permeated with a positivity that's damned infectious" 4 out of 5. Burnitblue.com
"If you're after an album of tongue-in-cheek electro, this should hit the spot" Muzik
"As a new wave of synthcore spreads across the country the Londoners are finally being appreciated." - NME
"They never dip into cliché and always keeping it fierce, funky and original, even when launching their biggest droid armies on tracks like 'The Reason' and 'I Live'. They dig out Underground Resistance-style loops on 'Evel Kneivel' for one of the coolest techno stomps." Seven Magazine
"With their resources they are capable of evoking a variety of moods: the music is by turns propulsive, paranoid, panoramic and poignant. Excellent electro which doesn't require the 'clash' to work." Uncut Magazine
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