According to JD Twitch's sales notes, Luke Solomon and former Greenskeepers man Nick Maurer decided to join forces as Powerdance in reaction to "the bland, soulless dance music that's infiltrating clubs the world over". Certainly, there's little bland or soulless about opener "Mysterious Space Plane", which not only jacks harder than Ron Hardy after a face full of amphetamines, but also boasts a typically eccentric vocal from Maurer (this, incidentally, is given additional prominence on the accompanying, beat-less Reprise version). Elsewhere, "More Fire" takes TB-303-driven acid house into deep space, while "Fire Beat" offers a stripped-back, percussion heavy take on the same cut.
Where were you in '92? Well Berkshire's Indigo Virus was there sweating it out down the front of early Prodigy gigs and the like. He's been trying capture the essence of the 90s through his keyboard wizardry and production skills ever since. Here we get four such cuts for our listening pleasure. The speedy "Scotty Please" is all pitched up synth stabs and 145bpm mania, the happy hardcore of "Vital Signs" sounds like an off cut from The Experience and "Take You Back" is all about skittering breaks and ascending ecstasy melodies. Lastly "Shutter Us Down" is an SL2-style furious rave anthem.