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UTAH SAINTS

Stadium House Trailblazers


This month’s guest selectors were once described as "the first true stadium house band" by the KLF's Bill Drummond. Since they formed in the early 90s, the duo have had 9 Top 40 UK hits, 4 of which hit the Top 10, and have sold over 2 million records worldwide.

I am of course talking about the one and only Utah Saints U U U Utah Saints.

Comprised of Tim Utah and Jez Willis they began as MDMA (Mega Dance Music Allegiance) before becoming The Utah Saints. They first had chart success with the singles "What Can You Do For Me" and of course their legendary hit "Something Good" which heavily sampled Kate Bush's "Cloudbusting".

Utah Saints ran clubs from 1988 to 1994, particularly "Rickys" and "The Gallery" (later the Pleasure Rooms). They booked new DJs, including Pete Tong, Carl Cox, Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, Justice, Annie Mac and Zane Lowe.

They had five further UK Top 40 singles including a top 10 between 2000 and 2012. They’ve also remixed everyone from Blondie and The Human League, to Hawkwind and The Osmonds.

Fun fact: they also created the theme tune to the 1995 movie version of Mortal Kombat.