Future Sound Of London
Offered to dance music punters as the intelligent way out of blind-alley hardcore, Future Sound Of London emerged in the 90s, the brainchild of Garry Cobain (Bedford, England) and Brian Dougans (b. Glasgow, Scotland). They met at college in Manchester in 1985, but Cobain soon left in order to set up his own studio under an Enterprise Allowance scheme. Both went on to earn their spurs in the Manchester house scene, Dougans completing 1988s groundbreaking Top 20 hit (as Humanoid) with Stakker Humanoid, after it had been adopted by the BBC as the theme tune to a youth television programme. Their other projects together spawned Semi Real (People Livin Today), Yage, Metropolis (the industrial Metropolis EP), Art Science Technology, Mental Cube (the ambient So This Is Love), Candese, Intelligent Communication and Smart Systems. However, as Future Sound Of London they enjoyed a major crossover success...