After Soul Family Sensation's debut album failed to cross into the charts, singer Jhelisa left the band to work with Shamen. Jonny Male and Guy Batson decided to shorten the band name to Sensation. In 1993, their album "Burger Habit" was released to critical acclaim, the single "Beautiful Morning", being nominated for single of the week in several publications.

Between 1993 and 1995, Jonny and Guy recorded a second Sensation album "Yesterday Things Got Worse", which was thought to be lost until its rediscovery and release in 2000.

Jonny went on to be involved in many other bands and projects, including Airstream (where he played alongside Martin Duffy from Primal Scream), songwriting with friends like Saint Etienne ("Hug My Soul"), material with Sarah Cracknell for her solo album, music with Sub Sub (now Doves) and Denim.

Jonny became a permanent member of Republica in 1996, co-writing the worldwide hit "Ready To Go". In 1999 he formed a new band, Cheapglue.


Sensation - Burger Habit album art Sensation Burger Habit (Album) One Little Indian, One Little Indian UK 1993 Sell This Version
FST 017 Sensation - Yesterday Things Got Worse album art Sensation Yesterday Things Got Worse(CD) Firestation Tower Records FST 017 Germany 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TEC2020 Sensation Your The One I Love(7", Single) Techniques TEC2020 Jamaica 1990 Sell This Version
Sensation Taking Off (Single) One Little Indian UK 1993 Sell This Version
Sensation - Beautiful Morning album art Sensation Beautiful Morning (Single, Maxi) One Little Indian UK 1993 Sell This Version


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April 23, 2014
The Fluke remix of 'Beautiful Morning' was a firm favourite in the record boxes of Sasha, Digweed and a host of other progressive house DJs back in 1993. The tune chugs along nicely on a dubby bass line (like most Fluke tracks) with a small vocal loop 'yeeee-aahhh'... before a euphoric breakdown, lush synth pads and the full vocal line drop in around half way to produce a true 'hands in the air' moment that brought a smile to the face of many pilled up clubbers during the halcyon days of UK clubland.. myself included.

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