Space Brothers / Chakra
Ricky Simmonds and Stephen Jones have been at the forefront of dance music for over a decade. Together, they are the driving force behind major acts such as Chakra, The Space Brothers, Oxygen, The Realm, Lustral, Force Majeure and Ascension.
Over the last ten years they have released over 50 singles with independent and major labels including Manifesto, Virgin, Zomba, Perfecto, MCA, Ministry Of Sound, 3Beat Breaks, Hooj Choons, East West, Platipus, Ultra, Media, Sony, AM:PM, Cheeky, ZTT, Captivating Sounds, Additive, Lost Language, Xtravaganza, Boss and Warner Brothers. They have had 13 top 40 hits in the UK alone, and their songs have featured on compilations that have sold in excess of 14 million units worldwide.
Aside from their own acts, Simmonds & Jones have been actively involved in various other projects that include remixes, collaborations, film and television work. They have written music for the television series ‘The Sopranos’, plus tracks for films including ‘Manumission – The Movie’ and the John Travolta film – ‘Swordfish’. Ricky and Steve are also playing a major role in the digital revolution for dance music. They founded the world famous download store Audiojelly.com, which now sells mp3s from over 1000 dance labels across the globe.
Aside from a new Lustral album set for release this year, Ricky and Steve have just signed an unprecedented deal with one of the biggest label groups in global dance music.
SIMMONDS & JONES: INTERPRETATIONS (VOLUME 1 – 8)
Armada Music have secured the rights to a new series of EP’s which will see some of the most exciting dj’s and producers at the cutting edge of dance music, working on new mixes from the extensive catalogue of Simmonds & Jones.
A minimum of 8 EP’s will be released over the next two years which will feature some of the greatest vocal trance classics from the last decade. ‘Shine’ (The Space Brothers), ‘Home’ (Chakra), ‘Am I On Your Mind’ (Oxygen), ‘Someone’ (Ascension) are just a few of the tracks from the rich songbook that will feature in this unique series.