4 Hero ‎– Journey From The Light

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Other Side
Journey From The Light 5:07
The Element (High Noon) 4:56
This Side
The Power 5:01
In The Shadow (Sundown) 5:32

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RIVET 1235 4 Hero Journey From The Light(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 1235 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RIVET 1235R 4 Hero Journey From The Light (Remixes)(12", Promo) Reinforced Records RIVET 1235R UK 1993 Sell This Version
RIVET 1235R 4 Hero Journey From The Light Remixes(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 1235R UK 1993 Sell This Version
RIVET 1235 4 Hero Journey From The Light(12", Promo) Reinforced Records RIVET 1235 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RIVET 1235 4 Hero Journey From The Light(12", Promo) Reinforced Records RIVET 1235 UK 1993 Sell This Version
none 4 Hero Journey From The Light(Acetate, 10", S/Sided) Reinforced Records none UK 1993 Sell This Version
RIVET 1235 CD, RIVCD 1235 4 Hero Journey From The Light(CD, Single) Reinforced Records, Reinforced Records RIVET 1235 CD, RIVCD 1235 UK 1993 Sell This Version

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Mr_Sid

Mr_Sid

June 30, 2020
referencing Journey From The Light (Remixes), 12", Promo, RIVET 1235R
I copped this blind in some chain record store when I was 18 at the time it dropped on the strength of the Metalheadz logo stretched out on the back cover (after buying 'Terminator' at xmas '92), and probably because the sleeve looked different to the pianos and chipmunk vocal, ecstasy-driven bollocks I'd learned to tolerate within the first couple of years of my long love of UK breakbeat and bass music. I listened to it at home and it didn't make sense but that made me, for some reason, want to listen to it again and again and again. It was a musical puzzle I couldn't solve, conforming to none of the genre trappings of any other music I'd been obsessed with up until then. I loved every minute of it and it spoke to me more than anything else in a time I was isolated and struggling with the fallout of teenage substance misuse. For some reason this made me feel like summat else was out there on a level I could relate to. Something random and fucking rad.
Now I listen to this release in what I realise is 27 (?!!!) years later and it's fantastic to hear what I now understand to be Marc Mac and Dego not giving one single fuck and creating something that still sounds as bizarre, uncompromising and heavy as it did back then. This exceded the expectation of this music being simply for pilled up ravers: this is some avant garde shit for anyone who knows what was up back then with the R. Goldie and these men were smashing it out the box and pushing hard with what would springboard into drum and bass.
No lie, if you know 4 hero and what was going on back then, this is the real ting. This, the remix and most 93 Reinforced tunes are ESSENTIAL history for anyone wishing to make sense of the true roots of jungle and drum and bass. I'm just happy I've been on this planet to witness it :)
blowie

blowie

May 15, 2019
referencing Journey From The Light, 12", RIVET 1235

At 2:38 - The Element - G O O S E B U M P S every tiiime! I bought my mint copy from a 2nd hand store around 2001 and had never heard it before. I got into Reinforced around 1995 so never heard the earlier hardcore stuff. There was a bit of a hardcore revival in the early 2000's and I got some great tracks around then including Autechre's first 12". I paid £10 for both Journey from The Light and Cavity Job. Best £20 I ever spent! Never bore of this record!
deejayvenom

deejayvenom

September 3, 2017
referencing Journey From The Light, 12", RIVET 1235

The record that made me want to make records! Took hardcore to a new level of intricacy & production & still sounds like the future!
thistaco27

thistaco27

October 7, 2016
referencing Journey From The Light, 12", RIVET 1235
I had a friend once tell me that the dial tone and connection sound triggers some a Manchurian candidate effect.....I'm afraid 4hero was more than aware of that when creating the emotional hangover of a section in IN THE SHADOW (Sundown mix)
vkubrick

vkubrick

July 2, 2016
referencing Journey From The Light, 12", RIVET 1235

The Element (High Noon) it's one of the most insane song i've ever heard, True classic, ahead of 1993, ahead of 2016.
O_Z

O_Z

March 12, 2016
referencing Journey From The Light, 12", RIVET 1235

Still sounds like something from another planet, a true visionary piece of music.
bojcot

bojcot

October 1, 2012
referencing Journey From The Light, 12", RIVET 1235
im looking for the origin of the vocal gymnastics sample that sits in 2.10 ->onward in journey from light. i've managed to track nearly all samples in the song.. but not that one.. anyone know?
stringz23

stringz23

June 12, 2012
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Journey From The Light, 12", RIVET 1235

journey from the light is simply a work of art. Still sounds as daring and radical today as it ever did. I wonder how 4 hero themselves look back on this tune, as while i'm sure that they've become more musically accomplished over the years, their subsequent output has been far less interesting in terms of atmosphere and emotion. This is peak era jungle!
TrickyMicky

TrickyMicky

January 15, 2012
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Journey From The Light, 12", Promo, RIVET 1235
Vocals on "Journey from the Light" appear to be a sample of First Choice's "Love and Happiness" 1973.
drexcia2

drexcia2

March 5, 2009
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Journey From The Light, CD, Single, RIVET 1235 CD, RIVCD 1235
4 hero's master piece.This is by far there best production.The whole ep is focused towards the darker side of rave music.Its no coincidence as reinforced records pioneered the sound 'in tandem with other artists' Like rufige cru,doc scott to name but a few. This ep is genre bending. Make no mistake equal to that of metalheads "Terminator" Another genre creating tune. Using time stretched beats and Joey "Mentasm" Beltram style riffs. I am refering to track 4 "In The Shadow" All the tracks our supreme but i would like to give reference to the above as one of the most blissed out break-beat techno tunes i have ever heard it encapsulates the whole ecstasy experience the funky breakbeat sits perfect along the mutated riff,mid track piano vamps stab at you blissing you out before taking you back to the dark side. Its the closest i've ever heard to an aural simulation of a shiver down the spine. In the shadow remains up there with the very best for me its a personal favorite equal to foul plays "Open your mind" remix.