4 Hero ‎– Parallel Universe

Selector ‎– SEL 3
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Universal Love (4 Hero Remix)
Alto Saxophone – DJ HandMixed By [Vocal Mix Down] – Steve*Remix [Derived] – 4 HeroVocals – Carol Crosby
2 No Imitation 5:02
3 Parallel Universe 5:15
4 Talk Around Town 5:07
5 Follow Your Heart (Part One) 6:16
6 Wrinkles In Time 5:59
7 Terraforming 4:55
8 People Always Criticize Us 5:47
9 Follow Your Heart (Part Two) 5:54
10 Shadow Run 2:27
11 Sunspots 6:26
12 Sounds From The Black Hole 6:16
13 Power To Move The Stars 4:24
14 Solar Emissions 4:53

Companies, etc.


  • DesignPop X Studio
  • Keyboards [Arp Odyssey, Arp Quartet, Korg M1, Juno 106, Fender Rhodes Mk1, Moog Prodigy, Roland Jd800, Mks20, U110, Sh101, Vp330, Yamaha Sy22, Tx7, Fb101, Sy77, Hero Convertsiel Mono Xxi, Emu Vk Synth], Drums [Diggin' In The Crates, Roland 606, 909, 808 & 626], Guitar [Les Paul, Fender Stratocastor, Fender Bass Guitar]Dego, Marc Mac
  • Written-By, ProducerD. McFarlane*, M. Clair*


Track 1: Vocal mix down at Hit Studios.

(P) 1995 Reinforced Records
(C) 1995 Selector/Crammed Discs

Made In Austria.

Issued in a transparent jewel case.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5410377603028
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): SEL 3 24 A5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): SEL3 24 A2 DADC AUSTRIA
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): SEL3 24 A7 DADC AUSTRIA
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 74H8
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 94B2
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 94K2
  • Label Code: LC 8689
  • Rights Society: SABAM/BIEM/GEMA

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RIVET LP 04 4 Hero Parallel Universe(2xLP, Album) Reinforced Records RIVET LP 04 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RIVETDA004 4hero* Parallel Universe(15xFile, AAC, 256) Reinforced Records RIVETDA004 UK 2009
RIVET LP 04 4 Hero Parallel Universe(2xLP, Promo) Reinforced Records RIVET LP 04 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RIVET CD 004 4 Hero Parallel Universe(CD, Album) Reinforced Records RIVET CD 004 UK 1995 Sell This Version
MKCS-1004 4 Hero Parallel Universe(CD) Sublime Records (3) MKCS-1004 Japan 1998 Sell This Version



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July 16, 2012

Absolutely brilliant album. At a time when drum & bass was still in its infancy, this stuff sounded like it was sent back in time from the future. Where most groups were just layering and chopping drum loops, these guys were programming sophisticated drum patterns from scratch (though Dego and Marc Mac are no strangers to loops either — having kicked off their career doing original UK hardcore — and you'll find those in the mix here too). And, while most other stuff at the time was very heavily focused on the beats and the bassline (hence the name) — and not much else — the synthscapes woven into the beats throughout this album ushered in an era of musical, intelligent drum & bass that saw the rise of Goldie & Metalheadz, LTJ Bukem & GLR, and a lot of other key players (can't list them all here, or this would turn into a full page…it was a good time for d&b!).

Of course, influence is a complex chain of events, and there were other pioneers who helped build the frameworks that Dego & Marc Mac built upon here. Nonetheless, the impact of this album can't be overstated.