Aqua Regia

Aqua Regia

Real Name:
Akin Fernandez
Owner & manager of Irdial Discs.


Aqua Regia Discography Tracks


Aqua Regia The Age Of Aqueous (Album) Irdial Discs UK 1989 Sell This Version
17 ird aqr 7 Aqua Regia Omnus Carwash(LP) Irdial Discs 17 ird aqr 7 UK 1989 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Aqua Regia Pump Up The LED's To Red, Take Some Drugs And Shake Your Head ! Irdial Discs UK 1988 Sell This Version
7 · ird · Aqr · 1 Aqua Regia Hot Love 3 & 5(12") Irdial Discs 7 · ird · Aqr · 1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
10·IRD·AQR·3 Aqua Regia Big Band House(12") Irdial Discs 10·IRD·AQR·3 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Aqua Regia New York City Smile On Me! Irdial Discs, Irdial Discs UK 1989 Sell This Version
16irdaqr6 Aqua Regia The House Tribe(12") Irdial Discs 16irdaqr6 UK 1989 Sell This Version
18 ird aqrfb1 Aqua Regia Aqueanosolo(7") Irdial Discs 18 ird aqrfb1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
10 ird aqr 3 r2 Aqua Regia Big Go Band Go House(12") Irdial Discs 10 ird aqr 3 r2 UK 1989 Sell This Version
Aqua Regia Rugelach Irdial Discs UK 1990 Sell This Version
Aqua Regia Uh, Ring Me; Bye / Directory Enquiries Irdial Discs UK 1991 Sell This Version
29 ird col1 Aqua Regia vs. Rhythm Doc.* Aqua Regia vs. Rhythm Doc.* - Levels 1 - 5(12") Irdial Discs 29 ird col1 UK 1992 Sell This Version
55ird sexcat 1 Aqua Regia A Taste Of Electricity(12", S/Sided) Irdial Discs 55ird sexcat 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version


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January 2, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
The first exponent of what could now be called "breakbeat disco", Aqua Regia was at the center of what was known as "Ambient House" and was licenced by several labels, including Hillbilly House Records, The Italian label DFC for its sucessful "Ambient House" compilation, which featured The Orb, Sueno Latino and others.

The Big Band house fusion track "Big Band House" was one of the most requested tracks on the BBC Radio One John Peel programme, and Irdial-Discs continues to recieve a steady stream of requests for this record. It is this idea of melting together different types of music and fusing them together with house music beats that is the center of the Aqua Regia process, and which spawned the title of the double LP "The Age of Aqueous".

Previously, Hip Hop producers were scratching records to juxtapose beats and create new works. Aqua Regia took this idea and moved it into House music by using trash disco breaks instead of James Brown as building blocks, and House music instead of Hip Hop for the beats. It is only now in the 21st century that there has been an explosion of this exact fusion of House and disco in the music world at large.

An Aqua Regia track, "Pump Up The L.E.D.s to Red" was used as intro sound on an episode of "Brass Eye". File under multi-textured and layered drum machine music; enegretic mood music, flattened hysteria.

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