Nebula II

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Nebula II are Joachim Shotter & Richard McCormack.

The duo first came to light in 1991 with Seance (featuring the rave anthem Atheama on the b-side) which was released on Reinforced Records. The following year saw a steady flow of breakbeat rave tracks, such as Flatliners, C.O.D. Rider, Peace Maker, X-Plore H-Core and two remixes of their debut Seance / Atheama release.

Nebula II's first P.A. was at Kool Kat in Nottingham, followed by a Christmas gig on the 23rd of December 1992. This was a very large event which also featured live performances from 4 Hero / Manix / Rufige Kru plus DJ sets from Kemistry & Storm, MRB, Goldie, Shot 1 & Coz (aka Nebula II), Cutz, Expression & Holocaust.

Following the success of their releases Joe & Richard, along with MC Rimz & Dancer Peter 'E' started off the North's first Hardcore club in Doncaster. The Warehouse (BYO) became one of the best venues in the country.

Nebula II then moved into Techno & Psy Trance. They set up Celestial Records with A Guy Called Gerald in Manchester. Their first release "The Positive EP" was a collaboration between Richard, Joe, his brother Mark and Tony Thomas who joined Nebula II along with Paul Smith.

After a few releases the newly expanded Nebula II set up the Volt company which then set out to release the finest & purest techno releases possible. Over 100 releases came out of this company in the next three years with artists including Arcana, Spy, Coca, Force Of Nature and of course Nebula II.

Nebula II's next venture was to set up a party organization in Nottingham to outlet the local talent and perform their own music. The first major party was Inner Trance at The Ballroom. Dave Clarke, Thomas P. Heckmann, Shot 1 and Coz played to over 1300 people in Nottingham's biggest techno party to date! More followed with Paul Smith setting up Fusion which combined Techno & Drum & Bass.

The next phase was of course a brief step into the world of drum & bass. Nebula II produced several records for Mickey Finn's Urban Takeover & alongside MC Magika won the Diesel Nu-Music 2000 award for best breakbeat artist (voted by legendary label Moving Shadow). They also held numerous events with Nottingham's own Jungle master MRB.
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Albums

IST024 Nebula II — Nebula II Nebula II Nebula II (Album) IST Records IST024 US 1998 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

RIVET 1211 Seance / Atheama — Nebula II Nebula II Seance / Atheama Reinforced Records, J4M Records RIVET 1211 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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RIVET 1232R X-Plore H-Core / Peace Maker (Remixes) — Nebula II Nebula II X-Plore H-Core / Peace Maker (Remixes) Reinforced Records RIVET 1232R UK 1992 Sell This Version
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RIVET 1211 R Seance / Atheama (Remixes) — Nebula II Nebula II Seance / Atheama (Remixes) Reinforced Records RIVET 1211 R UK 1992 Sell This Version
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RIVET 1232 Peace Maker / X-Plore H-Core — Nebula II Nebula II Peace Maker / X-Plore H-Core (Single) Reinforced Records RIVET 1232 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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12 Nebula R.2 Flatliners — Nebula II Nebula II Flatliners (Single) J4M Records 12 Nebula R.2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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RIVET 1247 Eye Memory — Nebula II Nebula II Eye Memory Reinforced Records RIVET 1247 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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none The Elements (Remix) / When You Hold Me Close (Remix) / X-Plore H-Core — Nebula II 4 Hero / Manix / Nebula II 4 Hero / Manix / Nebula II - The Elements (Remix) / When You Hold Me Close (Remix) / X-Plore H-Core(Acetate, 12") Reinforced Records none UK 1993 Sell This Version
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CL 001 Positive — Nebula II Nebula II Positive (Single) Celestial Records CL 001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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IDE 002 Audiobahn E.P. — Nebula II Nebula II Audiobahn E.P. (EP) Collide Records IDE 002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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VOLT 003 Avoid Fate EP — Nebula II Nebula II Avoid Fate EP(12", EP) Out Of The Vault VOLT 003 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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VOLT 002 The Tube Mixes — Nebula II Nebula II The Tube Mixes(12") Out Of The Vault VOLT 002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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WAN 11 Frank — Nebula II Nebula 2* Frank Wide Area Network Recordings WAN 11 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
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SEN 1 Kundalini — Nebula II Nebula II Kundalini Sentinel Records SEN 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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VOLT 005 Casper — Nebula II Nebula II Casper Out Of The Vault VOLT 005 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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WAN 13 Scream / Pid — Nebula II Nebular II* Scream / Pid Wide Area Network Recordings WAN 13 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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IDE 009 Chroma — Nebula II Nebula II Chroma Collide Records IDE 009 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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IDE 008 Chased / Gods — Nebula II Nebula II Chased / Gods Collide Records IDE 008 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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VR 5005 Kryogenical (Acid-Techno E.P.) — Nebula II Force Of Nature (2) / Nebula II Force Of Nature (2) / Nebula II - Kryogenical (Acid-Techno E.P.)(12", EP) Virtua Records VR 5005 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
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GOD 02 Understand / Bandit — Nebula II Bandit (12) AKA Nebula II Bandit (12) AKA Nebula II - Understand / Bandit 37 Gods GOD 02 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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rivet 202 Athema / I Can't Stand It — Nebula II Nebula II / Manix Nebula II / Manix - Athema / I Can't Stand It(12", RE) Reinforced Records rivet 202 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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BTY 002 Atheama (Back 2 You Remixes) — Nebula II Nebula II Atheama (Back 2 You Remixes) Back 2 You BTY 002 UK 2008 Sell This Version
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none 1000 Miles (Original Mix) — Nebula II Nebula II 1000 Miles (Original Mix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version
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KODE028 Onwards — Nebula II Nebula II Onwards(File, MP3, 320) Kode5 Recordings KODE028 UK 2013

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rallyin

rallyin

October 4, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
I have a couple of white label MP3's in my collection from Nebula II that are titled AA Side and Confusion (Dated 28.10.91). Can't seem to find them here on Discogs - anyone know about them?
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dj_prozac

dj_prozac

November 6, 2019
one of the best groups ever 7, 8, 9, 10

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