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Senser was formed in the late 1980s by a group of friends and musicians from South West London – Nick Michaelson (guitar), Heitham Al-Sayed (vocals), Kerstin Haigh (vocals), John Morgan (drums), James Barrett (bass) and Haggis (engineer, producer, programmer). In 1992 they were joined by Spiral Tribe DJ, Andy Clinton.

Their music is a mix of , and elements. Their first album, ‘Stacked Up’, was released in 1994 and was one of the first rap/rock crossover records and the band are widely regarded as being pioneers of the ‘nu-metal’ genre (Although the actual name and rise of the genre came about a number of years after ‘Stacked Up’s release) and are often attributed with the subsequent success of The Prodigy, who took rock and dance a step further.

They split up in 1999 and Heitham and John formed ‘Lodestar’, a less electronic, more melodic, metal orientated 4-piece in which Heitham sang throughout, rather than rapped. Lodestar created one superb self-titled album before themselves calling it a day.

In the meantime, Kerstin lead the vocals on the next Senser album ‘Asylum’ which had stronger dance roots, but still with the familiar thrashy guitar riffs. Although no where near as popular as Stacked Up, Asylum’s closer affiliation with D&B spawned numerous remixes, some of which accompanied the main album itself, making it a 2-CD release.

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  • thedarkheinz

    famos !

    27 Aug 10:39am Reply
  • jaychahaharman

    The release date for Asylum is wrong, it was released in 1998.... Who writes the bios for these guys? Get it right you spanner!!!

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Wurzel362

    @tdriley: you should hear more stuff from senser. To state senser and sound of mass production would deliver similar sounds is, but already quite daring. :]]

    28 Mar 2013 Reply
  • nopuppet

    very much headbangin on the dancefloor in the 90s, oh yeah!

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • vvhite-rabblt

    Убойная группа!!!!!!

    9 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Koptonite

    Decent band who deserve more recognition !

    28 Feb 2012 Reply
  • bernardo79

    +++++

    18 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Deput666

    AWESOME

    16 Mar 2011 Reply
  • karmaceutical

    awesome band!! should get much more recognition from the public. the side project LODESTAR is also another band / record to be listened to over and over again. I just LOVE these guys

    8 Mar 2011 Reply
  • kraban-816

    белоруский хип-хоп-битмейкер охуенен

    7 Mar 2011 Reply
  • tdriley

    Similar to the US band Sounds of Mass Production (SMP). Both awesome.

    13 Feb 2011 Reply
  • fffrancescaaa

    in a good way of course.

    10 Feb 2011 Reply
  • fffrancescaaa

    shiiitttt

    10 Feb 2011 Reply
  • SwollenBalance

    Pioneers of the 'nu-metal' genre? WTF? They're neither pioneers of crossover nor rapcore... And I still wonder why they are regarded as being British RATM. Anyway, their music is amazing. The band is so underrated... I wonder if members of bands like Limp Bizkit or Linkin Park know 'bot Senser's existence. When I heard Senser first time, I was sure they were inspired by LP, but when I learnt that "Stacked up" was released in 1994, I was shocked!

    18 Oct 2010 Reply
  • pRz_78

    "‘Stacked Up’, was released in 1994 and was one of the first rap/rock crossover records and the band are widely regarded as being pioneers of the ‘nu-metal’ genre".... Hmmm....that soundsa bit far-fetched...

    14 Sep 2010 Reply
  • tdriley

    @JeroenKlomp thanks, just a pity there's no preview plays...

    12 Aug 2010 Reply
  • JeroenKlomp

    @ tdriley: How To Do Battle

    30 Jun 2010 Reply
  • b_international

    There were many highlights at this year's Download Festival, but Senser in the Pepsi Max tent were without a doubt my high point of the whole festival. Half an hour of pure awesomeness.

    15 Jun 2010 Reply
  • tdriley

    Um... their biog talks about the new ablum but I can't see it here on lastfm anywhere?

    7 Jun 2010 Reply
  • mickusher

    Pepsi Max Stage @ Download Festival - been FAR too long since I've seen these guys on stage...Bring it on!

    7 Jun 2010 Reply
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