Rewind: Apollo 440 - Lost In Space

Released 20 years ago this week back in August 1998. Apollo 440's mixture of techno, breakbeat and heavy rock proved to be very popular in the late 90s. After becoming known for their remix work, they had made a commercial breakthrough in 1997 with the album 'Electro Glide In Blue', a record buoyed by its hit singles 'Ain't Talkin' Bout Dub' and 'Krupa'. Afterwards they were asked to record the theme for the 1998 sci-fi film Lost In Space, adapted from the original 1960s TV show, as was this track, which was based on the title theme by legendary film composer John Williams. 

The single became Apollo 440's biggest hit, reaching number 4 in the UK charts. Like a lot of this group's music, admittedly it has a rather dated sound, instantly recognisable as 90s dance music. So I've also included an excellent, hyperactive live version of Lost In Space, recorded for Top Of The Pops, which shows off the band's live performance skills...

Formed in Liverpool in 1990 before relocating to London, the band have recorded five albums. They also produced a number of remixes as ambient cinematic alter-ego Stealth Sonic Orchestra, perhaps best known for remixing the Manic Street Preachers on various occasions. Apollo 440 notched up 11 Top 40 UK singles, and released their most recent album 'The Future's What It Used To Be' in 2012.