ZombyWhere Were U In '92?

Label:Werk Discs – WERK CD006
CD, Album
Style:Breakbeat, Hardcore


1Fuck Mixing, Let's Dance3:00
3We Got The Sound1:57
4Daft Punk Rave1:02
5Tears In The Rain4:34
6Get Sorted2:18
9Need Ur Lovin'2:24
12B With Me3:52
13Where Were U In '92?2:04
14U Are My Fantasy (Street Fighter II Theme Remix)2:03

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This album is dedicated to the pioneers.
This album was produced using 92 studio techniques using the Akais2000 and Atari ST with Cubase.
Packaging: Digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 024545 534023
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5024545534023
  • Matrix / Runout: WERKCD006 01 Sony DADC
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LY33
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI AEW36

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Where Were U In '92? (CD, Album)Werk DiscsWERK CD006UK2008
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Where Were U In '92? (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Yellow Transparent)Cult Music (2)DCLXVI001LPUK2012
Where Were U In '92? (14×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps)Cult Music (2)DCLXVI001LPUK2012
Where Were U In '92? (14×File, WAV, Album)Cult Music (2)DCLXVI001LPUK2012
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Where Were U In '92? (14×File, MP3, Album, VBR)Cult Music (2)noneUK2012
  • frodekommode's avatar
    From Bleep mail out 02.08.16:
    Zomby's game-changing Where Were U In '92 ? gets a limited black vinyl repress on his own label Cult Music
    LP / WAV / FLAC / MP3
    Instant MP3 download with Vinyl purchases.

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    Since its original release in 2008 via Actress's Werk Discs label, Where Were U In '92? threw a spanner into the works of people expecting Zomby to roll out a debut album of grime and dubstep flavoured club sounds. Instead he harked back to the golden age of British dance music with a rinsin' '92 hardcore session that sounds like it could have been lifted from the very best AWOL Randall sets.

    Sequenced into essentially a nonstop mix set in a LDN post-acid/raging hardcore/beginning of jungle dancefloor. Lifting cheeky samples from hands in the air classics such as Playing With Knives, on the euphoric Float, the eyes in the back of the head, end of night, trance out of U Are My Fantasy (Street Fighter II Theme Remix) which pays homage to the primitive machines the original movement was produced on, Akai samplers and floppy discs, stolen samples and video game synth tones. Giving nod to the wave of techstep and sci-fi indebted junglist tunes that looked to cyberpunk and sci-fi horror for samples i.e. Shimon (she said the jungle, it just came alive and took him!) Dom & Roland (C'mon, Deckard) and Dillinja's Angels Fell, the LP's greatest moment took the Tears In Rain speech from Blade Runner and morphs it into a growling ragga style banger with a 2008 UKG drum shuffle thats shows just how skilled Zomby is at executing the OG sounds of the hardcore continuum with the climate of post-dubstep he was lumbered into by many critics (despite being a grime producer at core).

    Where Were U In '92? is a life-affirming record no matter what you are into.
    • AnthemRecords's avatar
      Shitmat’s “One Foot In The Rave” runs circles around this overhyped and revisionist in tone nostalgia novelty.
      • Risingson's avatar
        All in all, the most accurate rendition of the oldschool sound back then. During these years many have recovered the pianos, the samples and the speed, but few did with the darkness and lack of structure. Zomby does that here. A grower, like most of his output.
        • Fractilion's avatar
          Edited 7 years ago
          This album would be good if Zomby took these tracks seriously enough to give them a coherent structure. Instead we get some not-quite-fully-developed ideas that don't really have a beginning or end. Otherwise a pretty good homage to the early 90s, just wish he'd spent a bit more time on them. The way the tracks just suddenly end almost in the middle of a measure is just absurd. Nothing in here that I would really bother spinning. Most of these track lengths are under 3 minutes which is not very DJ friendly.
          • meltdog's avatar
            Edited 7 years ago
            Where was I in 92, I went some raves,bought tunes, got high...cheers matey
            • clodgrumble's avatar
              Might be getting a rerelease on vinyl:
              • jam1's avatar
                Zombie must really like the Shaker in Double Troubles Just Keep Rockin? It is in all of the tracks here!
                • nbg's avatar
                  Very mediocre tracks, i'm sure nobody would have played this crap in '92.
                  • planetbjork's avatar
                    This album is so good, it needs to be pressed on vinyl..!!
                    • lokis76's avatar
                      hi discogs.
                      it's pretty simple.

                      there would be no detroit without chicago house.
                      there would be no acid 88 without detroit.
                      there would be no UK hardcore 90-92 without acid 88.
                      there would be no 1992 sunrise without UK hardcore 90-92.
                      there would be no jungle and ragga without 1992 sunrise.
                      there would be no drum'n'bass without jungle.
                      there would be no techstep without drum'n'bass.
                      there would be no two-step without techstep and probabily house.
                      there would be no dubstep without techstep and probabily house and probabily IDM.

                      so ... there would be no dubstep without 1992 sunrise....
                      My Music testament
                      The fact that Zomby was 8 years old in 1992 - I don't really care.
                      He made some perfect homework !!



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