UR* Presents Galaxy 2 Galaxy ‎– A Hitech Jazz Compilation

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Metamorphosis 3:26
Transition 6:23
The Theory (Mind Mix) 2:25
Return Of The Dragons 7:14
Big Stone Lake 4:18
Sometimes I Feel Like 6:14
Body And Soul 5:32
Nation 2 Nation 5:19
303 Sunset 3:25
A Moment In Time 3:09
Jupiter Jazz 4:30
Amazon 4:36
Astral Apache 5:20
Deep Space 9 5:46
Hi-Tech Jazz 5:37
Journey Of The Dragons 6:28
Star Sailing 6:31
Windchime 6:09
Timeline 6:35
First Galactic Baptist Church 7:11
Inspiration 6:31
Momma's Basement 7:09
Afro's, Arps And Minimoogs 6:48

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SUBJPCD-004 UR* Presents Galaxy 2 Galaxy UR* Presents Galaxy 2 Galaxy - A Hitech Jazz Compilation(2xCD, Comp, Dig) Soundscape (15), Underground Resistance, Submerge Recordings SUBJPCD-004 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
SUBLP-3010-1 UR* Presents Galaxy 2 Galaxy UR* Presents Galaxy 2 Galaxy - A Hitech Jazz Compilation(2x12", Comp) Submerge Recordings SUBLP-3010-1 US 2005 Sell This Version
SUBLP-3010-1 UR* Presents Galaxy 2 Galaxy UR* Presents Galaxy 2 Galaxy - A Hitech Jazz Compilation(2x12", Comp, W/Lbl) Submerge Recordings SUBLP-3010-1 US 2005 Sell This Version
SUBCD-3010-2 UR* Presents Galaxy 2 Galaxy UR* Presents Galaxy 2 Galaxy - A Hitech Jazz Compilation(2xCD, Comp) Submerge Recordings SUBCD-3010-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
UWe193 UR* Presents Galaxy 2 Galaxy UR* Presents Galaxy 2 Galaxy - A Hitech Jazz Compilation(2xCD, Comp, Dig) UWe, Underground Resistance UWe193 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
SUBJPCD-004 UR* Presents Galaxy 2 Galaxy UR* Presents Galaxy 2 Galaxy - A Hitech Jazz Compilation(2xCDr, Comp, RE, Jew) Submerge Recordings SUBJPCD-004 US 2008 Sell This Version
SUBCD-3010-2 UR* Presents Galaxy 2 Galaxy UR* Presents Galaxy 2 Galaxy - A Hitech Jazz Compilation(2xCDr, Comp, RE) Submerge Recordings SUBCD-3010-2 US 2011 Sell This Version

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lubizianrecord

lubizianrecord

September 13, 2018
referencing A Hitech Jazz Compilation, 2x12", Comp, SUBLP-3010-1

It's in present almost future yet .. Detroit techno live PA sound in jazz laid down side ..truly defining moments in the shaping of sound .

Awesome high tech jazz album , dance able with elegant techno house jazz musical flavour.

Techno is not just a dance music, it's a statement for the future .

sweet chic !

synapticflow

synapticflow

June 17, 2018
referencing A Hitech Jazz Compilation, 2xCD, Comp, Dig, SUBJPCD-004
Hey guys, what's with a lot of these songs being shorter than the version on the record? Seems like a reason to not buy this CD, right?
digitalsoul1973

digitalsoul1973

February 10, 2018
referencing A Hitech Jazz Compilation, 2x12", Comp, SUBLP-3010-1
Afros Arps and Minimoogs is one of the most joyous, celebratory and all round smile inducing pieces of gospel tinged hi tech techno soul ever recorded.
theoryjean

theoryjean

October 10, 2016
referencing A Hitech Jazz Compilation, 2x12", Comp, SUBLP-3010-1
Does anyone's copy have several misprints on the back in the tracklisting?

Mine shows:

Side
A Uplifted
A2 A Moment In Time (fea; Malcolm Holley)

B1 Nation 2 Nation
B2 Body & Soul

C1 Momma's Basment (feat; Daisuke)
C2 Amazon (UR meets 4 Hero mix)

D1 Afro's, Arps and Minimoogs (DJ S2 edit)
patientot

patientot

April 2, 2010
edited over 9 years ago
referencing A Hitech Jazz Compilation, 2xCD, Comp, Dig, SUBJPCD-004

Basically, this is a re-release of some older UR tracks from the early 90s combined together with some more recent work, all of it being under the Hi-Tech Jazz theme.

For a long time I wasn't into the more melodic, jazzy side of UR. When I first heard some of it, I thought it sounded horribly cheesy and dated. 5-6 years later my opinion has completely changed after I actually sat down and gave some of it a chance. Today I would rank the best tracks here up there with the best techno music of the 90s and some of the very best Detroit techno ever made.

Here, the focus is more on keyboard melodies that are probably inspired by the stuff 70s and 80s jazz greats did when they were starting to experiment with electronics. In some ways, it even makes me think of Stevie Wonder's best work from the 70s when he was incorporating electronics as well. Occasionally, live jazz instruments pop up also, like in the fan favorite "Hi Tech Jazz". At some points it almost veers towards classic Chicago house, but I think this is more sophisticated and has aged better also. When a track comes to a little breakdown of hi-hats and handclaps, and the jazzy melodic keyboard hooks set in, then kick drum hits, it really doesn't get any better than this. Very soulful stuff.

Over two longs discs, there are a few weaker tracks, but even those are pretty enjoyable to listen to. Some of the more recent tracks on here actually surprised a lot, though my favorites are definitely the ones from the early 90s. If you like UR and are willing to give their softer side a shot, you can't go wrong in picking this up.

Note: some of the currently stocked U.S. pressings of this album are apparently pro-pressed CDRs. If that bothers you, be sure to ask before buying. I think the actual CD version may be harder to find but there are still copies floating around. You may have better luck if you are willing to shell out for a Euro or Japanese pressing from an overseas seller.
Moer

Moer

March 12, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
referencing A Hitech Jazz Compilation, 2x12", Comp, SUBLP-3010-1

With this new release Galaxy 2 Galaxy stole my heart. Their first album already was a classic, I don't have it on vinyl yet though (which is a big shame), so I was very happy when I heard this one was coming.

Never ever had I heard electronic music loaded with this much funk, soul and jazz. I am a big UR fan myself, but I must say; I recommend this one to everyone who loves black music. The band shows a great vision on electronic music and music in general.

Major respect for the UR guys,keep up the good work!
phrasedjs

phrasedjs

March 6, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
referencing A Hitech Jazz Compilation, 2x12", Comp, SUBLP-3010-1

This is an incredible album from UR showcasing some of the finest releases from Galaxy 2 Galaxy, UR's band. Some of the tracks such as Nation 2 Nation and Body and Soul are from early releases but then there are new tracks such as Momma's Basement which is a great downtempo jazz track but the real highlight for me is Afro's, Arps and Minimoogs. This song is amazing and has shot right up there into my favourite UR tracks ever. Does exactly what it says on the tin. A track with real funk and soul that for me is a dancefloor bomb. But IMO the whole album is great.

Don't be shy you know you want one!!!