Apollo 440 Discography

Various Krupa Various - The Megamixes 163 (Comp) DMC UK 1996 Sell This Version
Various Krupa (as Apollo Four Forty) Various - The Megamixes 168 (Comp) DMC UK 1997 Sell This Version
DMC 170/3/4 Various Ain't Talking 'Bout Dub Various - The Megamixes 170(2x12") DMC DMC 170/3/4 UK 1997 Sell This Version
12 LB-016 Various Stop The Rock (Gigolo Stop The Jock's Remix) Various - Sunrise(12", W/Lbl, Unofficial) Not On Label (Apollo 440), Not On Label (Gigolo), Not On Label (Lost Witness), Not On Label (Lange), Not On Label (Binary Finary), Not On Label (Gouryella) 12 LB-016 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SSRAL 001 Various Untitled Various - Untitled(12") Not On Label SSRAL 001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DJV-107 Various Stop The Rock (Gigolo 'Stop The Jocks' Remix Edit) Various - DJ Promo 107(12", Ltd, Promo) Dee Jay Mix Club DJV-107 Poland 2003 Sell This Version
AHAM 003 Various Ain´t Talkin´ Bout Dub (Remix) Various - Neurona Aham 3(12", W/Lbl, Unofficial) Neurona Records AHAM 003 Spain 2004 Sell This Version
TFYV-1 Todd Terry Drugs Don't Work (Stop The Rock) Todd Terry - Limited Edition DJ Exclusives(12", W/Lbl, Unofficial) Not On Label (Todd Terry) TFYV-1 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SKINT139 Stanton Warriors Dude Descending A Staircase (Stanton Warriors Mix) Stanton Warriors - Remixes(12", W/Lbl) Skint SKINT139 UK 2007 Sell This Version
AHCC-2 Various Coco Vs Giggolo Various - Untitled(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label AHCC-2 Unknown Sell This Version


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December 3, 2010
Apollo 440 are an odd band. At best, tracks like 'Liquid Cool' and 'Film Me And Finish Me Off' are spectacular examples of their deep, melodic techno tracks and overall individual sound. Somehow managing to incorporate guitars into every production yet still gaining a house/trance following (initially at least), @440 are unique.

At worst however, a track by Apollo 440 can make uncomfortable listening. Cheesy fanfares, guitar licks and bizarre lyrics may appear at any moment which, granted they probably haven't dated brilliantly, spoil tracks such as 'Astral America' and 'Milennium Fever'. The lyrics to many tracks to me conjure up images of Bill Bailey spoofing Kraftwerk or Portishead due to their baffling subject matter. I don't care what the sleevenotes say, the first time I heard 'I Need Something Stronger' I swear the line 'gonna make you poo!' appeared.

Their later work was decidedly more guitar-led, distancing earlier fans and almost adding a weird 'dad-rock' dimension to their work, especially when they released 'Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Dub'. Don't get me wrong, overall I love Apollo 440, 'Liquid Cool' is easily within my Top 5 pieces of music ever and 'Hold On 2 Wot U Got' (the B-side to '(Don't Fear) The Reaper') is stunning. But their lower quality tracks are slightly off-putting, and though at times amusing, I certainly would feel uncomfortable playing them in public!

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