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. Music