F IS FOR FUTURESHOCK

Some late 1990s techno from UK duo Futureshock. They are techno duo Alex Tepper & Phil Dockerty. I have always assumed that their name comes from the 1970s book “Future Shock” by futurologist Alvin Toffler.

 

“Inveterate remixers in the midst of England’s busy dance scene, Futureshock came up in the fold of the country’s most respected dance label, Junior Boys Own, home to Underworld and the Chemical Brothers. Formed by Birmingham natives Alex Tepper and Phil Dockerty, the act initially raised its profile with remixes of Moby and Chemical Brothers, as well as a co-writing job with Underworld on the single “Question (Why Why Why).” Tepper and Dockerty’s label Fuju began putting out Futureshock material in 2000, led by “Sparc,” which popped up in sets from dozens of DJs including Carl Cox and Nick Warren. The duo’s first full-length, Phantom Theory, appeared on Junior in March of 2003. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide”

 

For anyone that doesn’t remember Toffler’s book “Future Shock” it was hugely influential at the time. The 1970s oil price-induced recession caused widespread fear about the future and futurologists became very much the vogue. Future shock: the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time. Journalist Toffler coined the term in a Horizon article in 1965 and became so fascinated with the concept he spent the next five years visiting people and places concerned with different aspects of change and coping behavior. The result is a significant compendium of “soft” futurology – the human concomitants (personal and social) of “hard” technological progress. Work patterns, consumer patterns, leisure activities, living arrangements, friendships, family relations – all will be affected drastically by “abrupt collision with the future.”

 

Luke Slater – All Exhale (Future Shock Mix)

 

New Order – Someone Like You (Futureshock Stripdown Mix)

 

BPT – Moody (Futureshock Mix)
Underworld – Cowgirl (Futureshock Mix)
Futureshock – Pride’s Paranoia (Eric Prydz Mix)
Futureshock MySpace

 

~ by acidted on June 17, 2009.

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