The work of English producer Mustafa Ali, who had previously released the early UK house classic "Close Jack Encounter" as L.E Bass, Dawn Of A New Age was originally released in 1990 and came out of a relationship forged with BPM Records boss Tony Thorpe, who saw great potential in Ali's track "Distant Drums" recorded under the N.A.D. moniker - supposedly one of the first examples of British deep house. Thorpe asked Ali if would consider recording an album in a week; Ali agreed, and offered to record a concept album based on his two passions; science fiction and his Islamic faith. Although not the most likely of bedfellows to inspire a techno album, Dawn Of A New Age nevertheless combines references to his faith with the sci-fi futurism of Juan Atkins and the deep house qualities of recent Rush Hour reissue subjects Burrell Brothers and Elbee Bad. Like all Rush Hour reissue projects, this is serious business, and comes highly recommended for fans of the proto-house so beloved of the likes of Legowelt.