5. Moby – Go (1991)
4. Eon – Spice (1990)
He who controls the spice, controls the universe!
3. Human Resource – Dominator (1990/1991)
I’m bigger and bolder and rougher and tougher
In other words, sucka, there is no other
I’m the one and only dominator
Wanna kiss myself!
2. Orbital – Halcyon + On + On (1992)
The genius of Orbital (Paul and Phil Hartnoll) cannot be overstated. Halcyon is a beautiful song, that’s all there is to it. I like how they take the Kirsty Hawkshaw sample from Opus III ‘s “It’s a Fine Day” and twist it around. Sure, sure – “Chime” and “Satan” have their place in history but I think this song (and the whole “brown” album – Orbital 2) is where they hit their stride. Total bliss.
1. Future Sound of London – Papua New Guinea (1991)
Some people might not even call this song techno. I admit that it might fit under the more umbrella-term “Electronica” but let’s not split hairs. This song came out in 1992 and in 2007 it still sounds brand new. These guys were way ahead of the times and Papua New Guinea shows it. Breakbeat with an ambient flavor – far and away the best electronic tune of the early 90s. In closing I can only quote from this girl: “I remember coming up om an E when this song was playing and doing a back flip. I think my life changed from that moment onwards and I could only accept love and unity from that day onwards. I am so lucky to have been 22 at that time and able bodied.” Amen.