#131 Guru Josh – Infinity

If any song could define the early directions of dance culture it would be Guru Josh’s ‘Infinity’. This was the sound of the dancefloor before euphoric trance took the genre to an even wider audience. Less clinical and perhaps a bit more innocent than what followed it possessed more personality than your average acid house workout. In saying that it inherited many of the staples of early nineties dance, namely energetic piano strokes, repetitive flash sloganeering to the backing of a pulsing rhythm. Paul Walden (the ex-rocker behind the GJ façade) also saw fit to include a swirling saxophone as a centrepiece and this is what elevates the tune. ‘Infinity’ has aged remarkably well, present day clubbers may scoff at its Nintendo sounding effects but compared to other club classics from the era it is positively futuristic. KD

Guru Josh – Infinity

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Album: Infinity
Year: 1990
Buy: [UK] Infinity [US] Infinity

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  1. djgordy
    February 14, 2006

    This is a terrible record. The sax was the only good thing about it. The lyrics were rubbish and you couldn’t even dance to it.

  2. February 14, 2006

    ‘the lyrics were rubbish’ ? There are no lyrics apart from ‘1990’s time for Guru’ – surely taking a pot shot at this is like saying the Stereophonics are a pub band.

  3. March 8, 2006

    Yeah, perhaps it’s a “crap” record… but I just can’t stop smiling!!I’m 15 all over again! :) Think I still have the 12″ vinyl somewhere in a box…

  4. March 12, 2006

    terrific tune,takes me back to a warehouse in the heart of hampshire!!!If you couldnt dance to this??

  5. Anonymous
    March 24, 2006

    I was about 11 years old when i first heard this. It was a tune that used to send me into deep thought while playing with my Transformers and while reading adventure game books.

  6. Anonymous
    May 6, 2006

    this song rocks it birngs me back to the early 90’s I’d love to use it in a set.

  7. fredrik h
    December 7, 2006

    i am smiling when i hearing this record..the intro to teckno

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