Underground Resistance

Underground Resistance

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Underground Resistance is probably the most militantly political outcropping of modern urban American techno. Combining a grubby, four-track aesthetic, an almost strictly DIY business philosophy, and an oppositional, militaristic ethos similar to Public Enemy without the drama (or the familiarity; the members refuse to be photographed without bandanas obscuring their identities), UR have redirected their portion of the Detroit techno legacy to social activist ends, trading mainstream popularity and financial success for independence and self-determination. Begun in the early '90s by Detroit second-wave trinity Mike Banks, Robert Hood & Jeff Mills, UR adapted the flavor and kick of early Detroit techno to the complex social, political, and economic circumstances in the wake of Reagan-era accelerated inner-city decline, and was formed as an outlet for uncompromising music geared toward awareness and change.

The early UR catalog is defined by a typically Detroit combination of Motown and Chicago soul, and ruthless, at times caustic lo-fi techno, acid, and electro (Mills' background is in, among other things, Chicago industrial and EBM-style electro-techno, with Banks and Hood both coming from a solid house and techno base). Much of the label's early output was the product of various permutations of Banks, Mills, and Hood, both solo and in combination, before Mills and Hood left UR in 1992 to pursue (and achieve) international success. Banks continued to operate UR in the wake of the split, releasing EPs such as "Return of Acid Rain," "Message to the Majors," and "Galaxy to Galaxy" under the UR banner, as well as 12-inches by increasingly renowned artists such as Drexciya, Suburban Knight and Scan 7. The first actual full-length credited to Underground Resistance was 1998's Interstellar Fugitives. When the UR and Submerge Recordings Headquarters moved from 2030 Grand River to 3000 E Grand Blvd., the UR 'family' transformed again by assigning new members such as DJ 3000, S², Aquanauts, Buzz Goree and most notably the live band Los Hermanos.
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Underground Resistance Discography

Albums

ALCB-569 Underground Resistance Revolution For Change (Album, Comp) Network Records ALCB-569 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
UR-045 Underground Resistance Interstellar Fugitives (Comp) Underground Resistance UR-045 US 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

UR-002 Underground Resistance Sonic EP (EP) Underground Resistance UR-002 US 1990 Sell This Version
UR-001 Underground Resistance Your Time Is Up Underground Resistance UR-001 US 1990 Sell This Version
UR005 Underground Resistance Nation 2 Nation Underground Resistance UR005 US 1991 Sell This Version
UR-010, UR-012 Underground Resistance Riot EP UR-010 + Fuel For The Fire Attend The Riot UR-012 (EP) Underground Resistance, Underground Resistance UR-010, UR-012 US 1991 Sell This Version
UR-004 Underground Resistance Waveform E.P. (EP) Underground Resistance UR-004 US 1991 Sell This Version
UR003 UR* The Final Frontier Underground Resistance UR003 US 1991 Sell This Version
UR 017 Underground Resistance Punisher Underground Resistance UR 017 US 1991 Sell This Version
UR016 Underground Resistance w/ Yolanda* Underground Resistance w/ Yolanda* - Living For The Nite (Single) Underground Resistance UR016 US 1991 Sell This Version
UR009 Underground Resistance Elimination / Gamma-Ray(12") Underground Resistance UR009 US 1991 Sell This Version
UR-020 Underground Resistance World 2 World Underground Resistance UR-020 US 1992 Sell This Version
UR018 Underground Resistance Fury Underground Resistance UR018 US 1992 Sell This Version
WPA-002 Underground Resistance The Seawolf World Power Alliance WPA-002 US 1992 Sell This Version
UR-023 Underground Resistance Message To The Majors (Single) Underground Resistance UR-023 US 1992 Sell This Version
WPA-003 Underground Resistance Belgian Resistance World Power Alliance WPA-003 US 1992 Sell This Version
SW1008 Underground Resistance Acid Rain EP (EP) Shockwave Records SW1008 US 1992 Sell This Version
WPA-001 Underground Resistance Kamikaze(12", S/Sided, Etch) World Power Alliance WPA-001 US 1992 Sell This Version
UR-011 Underground Resistance Panic EP(12", EP, MP, Ltd) Underground Resistance UR-011 US 1992 Sell This Version
UR021 UR* Piranha(12") Underground Resistance UR021 US 1992 Sell This Version
WPA-001-3 Underground Resistance World Power Alliance Tracks(3x12", S/Sided, Etch, W/Lbl) World Power Alliance WPA-001-3 US 1992 Sell This Version
UR-024 UR* The Return Of Acid Rain - The Storm Continues Underground Resistance UR-024 US 1993 Sell This Version
UR-028 UR* Acid Rain III - Meteor Shower Underground Resistance UR-028 US 1993 Sell This Version
UR-029 Underground Resistance Dark Energy Underground Resistance UR-029 US 1994 Sell This Version
UR-033 U.R.* Electronic Warfare - Designs For Sonic Revolutions Underground Resistance UR-033 US 1995 Sell This Version

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