Suburban Knight

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James Pennington
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A crucial figure on the outskirts of Detroit techno since the mid '80s, James Pennington's recordings as the Suburban Knight pioneered the moodier side of the Motor City with classics like "The Art of Stalking" and "The Groove." And though he collaborated on the biggest hit to come out of Detroit, the techno-pop monster "Big Fun" by Inner City, he later recorded with subterranean mainstays Underground Resistance. It was through his connection with another Detroit mainstay, Derrick May, that Pennington began recording. May had set up his own Transmat label in 1986, and Suburban Knight debuted the following year with the third release for the label, "The Groove." He had also been working with Kevin Saunderson (who was also his room-mate for 3 years), and co-wrote "Big Fun" with Saunderson and Arthur Forest. After vocals were added by Paris Grey and the record was released, it became a worldwide hit and virtually defined early Detroit techno for many foreigners. Though Pennington only released one more single for Transmat, it was the dark classic "The Art of Stalking." After the commercial success of 'Big Fun', he signed a deal with Paragon but released very little as they wanted a more commercial sound. This deal prevented him from released anything for around 3 years.

With the rise of Detroit's second wave in the early '90s, Pennington became a mentor for Mike Banks and the Underground Resistance crew. With UR, he released the singles "Nocturbulous Behavior" and "Dark Energy." He also featured on the Submerge (3) label compilation Depth Charge, Vol. 3, and produced tracks for Underground Resistance's 1998 full-length Interstellar Fugitive. James' Debut album 'My Sol Dark Direction' was released to critical acclaim including both classics and new, unreleased productions.
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Albums

Suburban Knight - My Sol Dark Direction illustration d'album Suburban Knight My Sol Dark Direction (Album) Peacefrog Records UK 2003 Vendre cette version
Suburban Knight - Carnality Of Suburban Knight illustration d'album Suburban Knight Carnality Of Suburban Knight Detroit Techno Records US 2010

Singles & EPs

Suburban Knight - The Groove illustration d'album Suburban Knight The Groove Transmat US 1987 Vendre cette version
Suburban Knight - The Art Of Stalking illustration d'album Suburban Knights* The Art Of Stalking Transmat US 1990 Vendre cette version
Suburban Knight - The Art Of Stalking (Deepside Remixes) illustration d'album Suburban Knight The Art Of Stalking (Deepside Remixes) (Maxi) Fnac Music Dance Division France 1993 Vendre cette version
Suburban Knight - Nocturbulous Behavior illustration d'album The Suburban Knight* Nocturbulous Behavior Underground Resistance US 1993 Vendre cette version
Suburban Knight - By Night EP illustration d'album Suburban Knight By Night EP (EP) Underground Resistance US 1996 Vendre cette version
Suburban Knight - Hidden In Plainsight EP illustration d'album Suburban Knight Feat. Dark Energy And Chameleon (7) Suburban Knight Feat. Dark Energy And Chameleon (7) - Hidden In Plainsight EP (EP) Underground Resistance US 1999 Vendre cette version
Suburban Knight - Oblivion illustration d'album Suburban Knight vs. Locutus Suburban Knight vs. Locutus - Oblivion Bipolar UK 2001 Vendre cette version
Suburban Knight - Dark Journeys (Remixes) illustration d'album Suburban Knight Dark Journeys (Remixes) Polarized US 2004 Vendre cette version
Suburban Knight - Digital Warriors (Episode I) illustration d'album Suburban Knight Digital Warriors (Episode I) Dark Print Belgium 2006 Vendre cette version
Suburban Knight - Digital Warriors (Episode II) illustration d'album Suburban Knight Digital Warriors (Episode II) Dark Print Belgium 2006 Vendre cette version
SID-012 Suburban Knight - Cargo Cult / Merchants Of Identity illustration d'album Suburban Knight / DJ 3000 Suburban Knight / DJ 3000 - Cargo Cult / Merchants Of Identity(7") Somewhere In Detroit SID-012 US 2006 Vendre cette version
DARK PRINT Limited 01 Suburban Knight - Hi Monster / Alpha Game illustration d'album Suburban Knight Hi Monster / Alpha Game(12", Ltd, W/Lbl) Dark Print DARK PRINT Limited 01 Belgium 2006 Vendre cette version
BSF001EP Suburban Knight - Retrospective Vol 1 illustration d'album Sierra-Sam*, Suburban Knight Sierra-Sam*, Suburban Knight - Retrospective Vol 1(12", EP) Best's Friends BSF001EP Germany 2015 Vendre cette version
CYRK03 Suburban Knight - Planets illustration d'album Suburban Knight Vs Gerome Sportelli Vs Sierra Sam Suburban Knight Vs Gerome Sportelli Vs Sierra Sam - Planets(12") Cyrk CYRK03 Germany 2017 Vendre cette version

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BRUCE1991

BRUCE1991

11 octobre 2005
edité over 3 years ago
James Pennington is one of the nicest and kindest persons I have ever met among electronic DJ's and producers.
I really have a feeling with his dark universe.
"The Art Of Stalking " and "Nocturbulous Behaviour" are undeniably major gems on the techno history inspiring the name of my own record label.
James didn't release many records, but it is always highly Qualitative.R.E.S.P.E.C.T!

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