Space Brothers

Biography


Ricky Simmonds and Stephen Jones are the duo currently known in the dance industry as the Space Brothers, though there is a chance you might have heard their music under a variety of other pseudonyms. In fact so many different imprints were snapping their product up at one point, you'd have had to be spotter of the year to recognise even half of them. Over the past four years they have signed ten deals with ten different lables which include Ascension on Perfecto, Essence on Innocent and Lustral on Hooj Choons.

This leads us neatly into the first chapter in the Space Brothers story. After being inspired by a suitably cinematic Oakenfold mix, Ricky and Stephen later headed into the studio. The result was their moodiest slice of vinyl to date,
the superlative "I Am" by Chakra, which finally surfaced on the Jackpot imprint.

A madly prolific production period then followed which saw the Brothers re-focus their creative attentions. As Stephen puts it: "we completely changed our outlook from this period. We decided to make music straight from the heart, and not tailor it for any particular market. We focused our efforts into the work we were doing as Space Brothers. We made it our main project with Manifesto as our primary home. You could say we found ourselves at last."

If you've heard the Space Brothers two hit twelves on Manifesto to date, "Shine" and "Forgiven", you'll most definitely agree. These are the pumping hits with substance which convinced Manifesto that the time was right for a Space Brothers album. So, an album of 10 pumping club cuts is on the cards, then boys? "Er, no." explains Ricky. "Like we said, we wanted to make music from the heart, and 10 club tunes would have sounded just like any old compilation album. What we decided to do, after a particularly relaxing time in Thailand at Christmas, was to make one CD of horizontal house and add to it another CD of club remixes of the same tunes. In other words, 20 tracks in original and remix form on the same double album.".

Hardly anyone, since the heady days of Jam & Spoon's genre-defining "Triptomatic Fairytales", has attempted a project this big. For starters, the horizontal house disc looks likely to be an instant Ibiza classic, and with remixers like Medway, Matt Darey and Lange on the second disc, the dancefloor headstrong will be sonically sated in an altogether more in-yer-face way. Now add Mr Oakenfold to the equation - he has blessed the project and agreed to mix the second CD in the style of his, now classic, Goa mix - and whichever way you look at it, you've got a monster hit on your hands.

The Realm released the track "This Is Not A Breakdown" on February 4th, 2002.

Ascension released the single "For A Lifetime" on March 11th, 2002. "For A Lifetime" features the glorious vocals of the luscious Erin Lordan, who has recently started collaborating with Ascension.

Lustral released the single "Broken" on November 25th, 2002.

Chakra released a single called "Doors" on January 20th, 2003.

Space Brothers released the 12" "One More Chance" on November 12, 2003.

Space Brothers released the 12" "Forgiven 2005" in February 2005.

Space Brothers released the 12" "Everywhere I Go" in the UK on November 11, 2005.

Lustral released the 2-disc album Deepest, Darkest Secrects on June 18, 2007.

June 2008
Simmonds & Jones one of electronic music's most critically acclaimed songwriting/production teams, being the driving force behind major acts such as Lustral, Chakra, The Space Brothers, Oxygen, The Realm, Force Majeure and Ascension has released the album Interpretations.

Collaborating with many of their favourite singers and musicians from their previous projects, Simmonds & Jones have created Interpretations - an album packed with beautiful songs that Ricky and Steve regard as the best work they have ever recorded.

The Singles


Title: Forgiven (I Feel Your Love) (UK Edition)
Released: January 12, 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Forgiven (Radio Edit)
Forgiven (Dub Vocal Mix)
Forgiven (Loop Da Loops Hardstep House Mix)
Forgiven (Qattara Remix)
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7:11
5:02
7:02


Title: Forgiven (I Feel Your Love) (Belgium Edition)
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Forgiven (Radio Edit)
Forgiven (Dub Vocal Mix)
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7:11



Title: Forgiven (I Feel Your Love) (12", Italian Edition)
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Forgiven (Dub Vocal Mix)
Forgiven (Loop da Loops Hardstep House Mix)
Forgiven (Qattara Remix)
7:11
5:02
7:02



Title: Shine (UK Edition)
Released: May 5, 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Shine (Radio Edit)
Shine (Full Vocal 12" Mix)
Shine (Qattara Remix)
Shine (Canny Heavenly Remix)
Shine (Huff Remix)
Shine (Fade`s Vocal Sanctuary)
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Title: Legacy (Show Me Love) (UK, Promo Edition)
Released: June, 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Legacy (Club Mix Edit)
Legacy (Album Mix Edit)
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Title: Legacy (Show Me Love) (UK Edition)
Released: June 25, 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Legacy (Club Mix Edit)
Legacy (Album Mix Edit)
Legacy (Mash Up Matt Mix)
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Title: Heaven Will Come (UK Edition)
Released: September 27, 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Heaven Will Come (Radio Edit)
Heaven Will Come (Olmec Heads Vocal Mix)
Heaven Will Come (Album Mix)
Heaven Will Come (Vocal Mix)
3:03
7:10
5:08
6:54


Title: Shine 2000 (UK Edition)
Released: January 24, 2000
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Shine (Commie Radio Edit)
Shine (Space Brothers 2000 Radio Edit)
Shine (Signum Club Mix)
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Title: Everywhere I Go
Released: August 27, 2001
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Everywhere I Go (Original Vocal Mix)
Everywhere I Go (Push Transcental Mix)
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Title: One More Chance (12")
Released: 2003
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
One More Change (Original Mix)
One More Change (Dub)
8:10
5:38



Title: One More Chance (12")
Released: November 12, 2003
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
One More Chance (Original)
One More Chance (Rezonance Q Mix)
8:10
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Title: Forgiven 2005 (12")
Released: February 2005
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Forgiven (Rezonance Q Mix)
Forgiven (Ian Knowles Mix)
Forgiven (Lee S Mix)
Forgiven (Quadrasonic Mix)
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Title: Everywhere I Go (12")
Released: November 11, 2005
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Everywhere I Go (Jan Loper Remix)
Everywhere I Go (Dj Demand Remix)
Everywhere I Go (Nick Swede Remix)
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Releases under the name Chakra


Title: I Am
Released: March, 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
I Am (Amethyst Vocal Mix)
I Am (Amethyst Future Mix B/W)
I Am (Digweed & Muir's Dream Dub)
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Title: I Am (12", UK)
Released: March, 1997
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
I Am (Original Mix)
I Am (JD&JM's Bedrock Mix)
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Title: Love Shines Through
Released: 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Love Shines Through (Radio Edit)
Love Shines Through (Original Mix)
Love Shines Through (Space Brothers Dub)
3:35
8:09
6:59



Title: Home (Promo)
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Home (Space Bros Remix)
Home (Original Dub)
Home (Original Mix)
Home (Solar Stone Remix)
Home (Salt Tank Reconstruction)
Home (Rob Green and Danny Howells mix of the Unknown DJ)
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Title: Home (Part 1)
Released: July 8, 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Home (Above & Beyond Radio Mix)
Home (Above & Beyond Mix)
Home (Bob Searles's Tweakin' Remix)
Home (Mara Vocal Remix)
3:23
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6:47
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Title: Home (Part 2)
Released: July 8, 1999
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Home (Above & Beyond Radio Mix)
Home (Tilt's Topline Mix)
Home (Bob Searles's Tweakin' Remix)
3:23
9:34
6:47



Title: Doors
Released: January 20, 2003
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Doors (Original Mix)
Doors (Space Brothers Dub)
Doors (Instrumental)
8:09
8:13
6:14


Releases under the name Force Majeure


Title: Out Of My Mind
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Tracklisting:
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Title: Redemption
Released: n/a
Tracklisting:
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Releases under the name Ascension


Title: Someone (Disc One)
Released: July 07, 2000
Tracklisting:
 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.

 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.

 
Track A.
Track B.

CD-Maxi One
Someone (Thrillseekers Radio Edit)
Someone (Thrillseekers Remix)
Someone (Original Vocal Mix)

CD-Maxi Two
Someone (Thrillseekers Radio Edit)
Someone (Binary Finary Remix)
Someone (Slacker's Rolling Mix)

12"
Someone (Thrillseekers Remix)
Someone (Binary Finary Remix)

  3:48
6:56
8:56

 
3:48
7:18
8:16

 
6:56
7:18


Title: For a Lifetime (Limited Promo 2)
Released: 2002
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
For A Lifetime (Ascension Original Mix)
For A Lifetime (Ascension Dub)
For A Lifetime (The Lustral Sunset Mix)
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Title: For a Lifetime
Released: March 11, 2002
Tracklisting:
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Releases under the name Lustral


Title: Everytime
Released: October 06, 1997
Tracklisting:
 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.

 
Track A1.
Track B1.
Track B2.

CD-Maxi
Everytime (Red Jerry Edit)
Everytime (Original Edit)
Everytime (Nalin & Kane Mix)
Everytime (Red Jerry Mix)
Everytime (Original Mix)
Everytime (SDP Mix)

12"
Everytime (Nalin & Kane Remix)
Everytime (Red Jerry Mix)
Everytime (Original Mix)

 
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Title: Everytime
Released: November 22, 1999
Tracklisting:
 
Track A.
Track B.

 
Track A.
Track B.

 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.

 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.

12" Disc One
Everytime (Mike Koglin Remix)
Everytime (Timo Maas Remix)

12" Disc Two
Everytime (Way Out West Mix)
Everytime (Nalin & Kane Remix)

CD Disc One
Everytime (Way Out West Sunrise Edit)
Everytime (Nalin & Kane Remix)
Everytime (A Man Called Adam Balearic Remix)

CD Disc Two
Everytime (Red Jerry's '99 Edit)
Everytime (Mike Koglin Remix)
Everytime (Timo Maas Remix)

 
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Title: Broken
Released: November 25, 2002
Tracklisting:
 
Track A.
Track B.

 
Track A.
Track B.

 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.

12" Disc One
Broken (Way Out West Mix)
Broken (Pitch & Sulphur's 'Back In Time' Remix)

12" Disc Two
Broken (Lustral Mix)
Everytime (Yunus Remix)

CD-Maxi
Broken (Way Out West Radio Edit)
Broken (Lustral Radio Edit)
Broken (Way Out West Mix)
Broken (Pitch & Sulphur's 'Back In Time' Remix)
Broken (Lustral Mix)
Everytime (Yunus Remix)

 
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Title: Solace (Disc 1) (12")
Released: May 02, 2005
Tracklisting:
Track A.
Track B.
Solace (Original Mix)
Solace (Benz & MD Remix)
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Title: Solace (Disc 2) (12")
Released: May 02, 2005
Tracklisting:
Track A.
Track B.
Solace (Chocolate Uncle Mix)
The Price We Pay (Aidan Lavelle Mix)
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Title: Solace (Disc 3) (12")
Released: May 02, 2005
Tracklisting:
Track A.
Track B.
Solace (Matt Cerf Remix)
Solace (Vorontov & Dorohov Mix)
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Title: Solace
Released: May 02, 2005
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Solace (Benz & MD's Aurium Mix)
Solace (Lustral 12" Vocal Mix)
Solace (Voronstov & Dorohov Mix)
Solace (Matt Cerf Mix)
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Releases under the name Essence


Title: The Promise
Released: 1998
Tracklisting:
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Releases under the name Lamai


Title: Troubled Soul
Released: August 03, 2001
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Troubled Soul (Original Mix)
Troubled Soul (Michael Parsberg Remix)
Troubled Soul (Praha Remix)
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Releases under the name Kaleidoscope


Title: Everything In The World
Released: September 2001
Tracklisting:
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Releases under the name The Realm


Title: This Is Not A Breakdown
Released: February 04, 2002
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
This Is Not A Breakdown (Original Mix)
This Is Not A Breakdown (Dub)
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Releases under the name Oxygen


Title: Am I On Your Mind
Released: December 30, 2002
Tracklisting:
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Releases under the name Ultra High


Title: Are You Ready For Love
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Are You Ready For Love (Original Master Mix)
Are You Ready For Love (Barcelona Mix)
Are You Ready For Love (Stormy Weather Mix)
Are You Ready For Love (The Rythem Masters 'Avin It Club Mix)
8:29
6:39
8:05
6:46

The Singles

Releases under the name Space Brothers


Title: Shine (2xCD)
Released: October 11, 1999
Tracklisting:
 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.

 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.

CD 1
Your Place In The World
Shine
This Is Love
Heaven Will Come
I Still Love You
The Light
Forgiven
The Same Journey
Legacy
Beyond The Sun

CD 2 - Exclusive Mix by Paul Oakenford
Your Place In The World (Medway)
I Still Love You (Vocal Dub)
This Is Love (Taste Remix)
Shine (Shine On Remix)
Legacy (Unreleased Mix)
The Same Journey (Space Mix)
Forgiven (Origin Mix)
The Light (Space Mix)
Heaven Will Come (Lange Vocal Mix)
Heaven Will Come (Olmec Heads Vocal Dub)

 
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Releases under the name Lustral


Title: Deepest, Darkest Secrects
Released: June 18, 2007
Tracklisting:
 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.

 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.

CD1
I Wonder Where You Are (Jaytech Mix)
So This Is Summer (Oliver Moldan Mix)
The Price We Pay For Love (Flash Brothers Mix)
Because Of You (Noel Sanger Mix)
Many Years From Now (Ralphi Rosario Full On Vocal Mix)
Everytime (Funkagenda Vocal Mix)
Deepest Darkest Secrets (Martin H Prog Mix)
A Quiet Revolution (Phatjak Mix)
In My Life (Slow Dancing Society Re-Rub Mix)

CD2
Many Years From Now (D-Nox & Beckers Mix)
Broken (Dousk Mix)
Because Of You (Noel Sanger Dub)
Recurring Dreams (Chakra Mix)
Deepest Darkest Secrets (Martin H Minimal Mix)
Everytime (Funkagenda Dub Mix)
I Wonder Where You Are (Jaytech Dub)
Solace (Quivver Mix)
In My Life (Matzo Mix)

 
6:05
8:14
8:14
8:11
9:30
8:14
6:59
7:39
6:58

 
7:40
7:05
7:41
6:49
6:24
8:19
6:15
6:58
8:26

Releases under the name Simmonds & Jones


Title: Interpretations
Released: June 2008
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
For A Lifetime
Heaven Will Come
Legacy
Home
Kaleidoscope Of Memories
Someone
I Am
Troubled Soul
Many Years From Now
Shine
Love Shines Through
Am I On Your Mind
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I n f o r m a t i o n
Biography is from an unknown source.
Discography & additional information © Niklas Adolfsson 2001-2014

Thanks to Ricky Simmonds and Stephen Jones for the e-mail.

Thanks to Anthem for some tracklistings.
Thanks to Denis "DJ Hooligan" ZHabkin for some tracklistings and CD-covers.
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