Icons ‎– Emotions With Intellect

Modern Urban Jazz ‎– MJAZZCD 1
CD, Album


1 Future Aspects 5:58
2 Salsa Flavour 6:09
3 Repro House 5:31
4 Urban Radio 5:46
5 Third Eye Visions 6:15
6 Lost In Music 5:59
7 Stratosphere 5:48
8 Fluid Dynamics 6:00
9 Vertigo 6:59
10 Electric Soul 6:15
11 Planet Fusion 5:12
12 Nostalgia 6:05

Companies, etc.



Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: MJAZZ CD1 . 1 2:1 EMI SWINDON
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L042
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1441

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MJAZZLP 1 Icons Emotions With Intellect(3x12", Album) Modern Urban Jazz MJAZZLP 1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
RML66007-2, RML 66007-2 Icons Emotions With Intellect(CD, Album) React America, React America RML66007-2, RML 66007-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
MJAZZLP 1 Icons Emotions With Intellect(3xLP, Promo) Modern Urban Jazz MJAZZLP 1 UK 1996 Sell This Version


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January 10, 2017
I feel like I should personally apologise to Blame and Justice - its 2017 and despite being a rave/jungle/d&b record buyer and collector since 1994 I never picked up on this album till now. Its frankly stunning and yet seems to have been slept on at the time - I have a couple of Icons 12''s but wish I had bought this album at the time. Maybe the two producers were just that bit too far ahead for most people's ears. Listening now it's all absolutely spot on for either a club or at home. So so good.


March 28, 2015
When I decided to use my company Vinyl Distribution to promote the new sound of DnB emerging I was looking for artists who I felt could move into this new sound. I had been a big fan of the Blame & Justice projects that had been coming out since those early Rave years on the superb Moving Shadow Label. So after listening to the last Blame & Justice release on Shadow and not feeling it as I had all thier previous releases I decided to ring Tony aka Justice. We talked on the phone about how the Rave/Jungle scene was coming to an end, remember the article by Pete Tong "Raving is Dead" the writing was on the wall, however in an Documentary interview at the time I said within a few years Tongy would come to realise that a new scene was emerging and that he like many others would once again embrace the underground scene that we all came from.
So after a long chat I invited Tony & Conrad down to my company Vinyl Distribution in Reading to have a chat about an idea I had. I played the ma bunch of releases I had planned and some of the early DnB records coming out through my company Vinyl Dist' and got the response I expected from these two talented artists, so I asked them if they would produce some prrojects for my new Basement Records sub label Precious Material.
I asked them to not worry about DJ rections and to simply draw on thier musical backgrounds and put that into the music, so no restrictions, no formula, just pure heartfelt music. I wanted music that could be listened too anywhere, in a club, a bar at home with your friends, so the Icons project was born. The guys drew on all thier musical influences and produced the stunning Aspects & Inspirations projects. Even though at the time very few DJs supported the releases, the growing interst in the burgeoning DnB Scene from the mainstream, was enough to get the release some great reviews in magazines such as MixMag, Muzik & DJ and with the growing buzz around the club Speed hosted by Fabio & Bukem all added to the success of the release, the guys continued with the project and this awesome album was the result.
To build up a catalogue of labels from my company the Modern Urban Jazz label was born.
A DnB soundscape of Jazz, Techno & rare groove beats that was so infectious the album was released to critical acclaim. Now many years later this album is a glowing beacon to those formative years of the DnB scene and without doubt has lasted the test of time. Its still has not lost none of its impact as a wondereful musical journey and deserves its palce in DnB history. Voted no 17 in the Fact magazine 100 best albums of the 1990s, listening to it now you realise just how ground breaking this wonderful album was and what brilliant artists Tony & Conrad are to produce a DnB masterpiece.
Basement Phil