The Sabres of Paradise

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The Sabres of Paradise
OriginLondon, England
GenresExperimental techno
Years active1992 (1992)–1995 (1995)
Past members

The Sabres of Paradise were a British experimental group formed in London, England in 1992.[1] Although their roots were in the acid house scene, they later produced more dub-inspired work. Andrew Weatherall formed the group with engineers Jagz Kooner and Gary Burns and became responsible for the Sabresonic warehouse raves. Keith Tenniswood joined the group after meeting Jagz at Phil Perry's Full Circle club.

Sabres dissolved in 1995. Weatherall went on to form Two Lone Swordsmen with Tenniswood while Kooner and Burns carried on working together with The Aloof.



  • "Smokebelch II" (Warp Records, 1993) - UK #55
  • "Smokebelch II Remixes" (Warp Records, 1993) - (Beatless Mix)
  • "United" (Sabres of Paradise Records, 1993)
  • Björk cut by The Sabres of Paradise: "One Day" (One Little Indian, 1993)
  • "Theme" (Sabres of Paradise Records, 1994) - UK #56
  • "Theme Remixes" (Sabres of Paradise Records, 1994)
  • "Wilmot" (Warp Records, 1994) - UK #36
  • "Wilmot II" (Warp Records, 1994)
  • James vs The Sabres of Paradise: "Jam J" (Fontana Records, 1994)
  • "Duke of Earlsfield" / "Bubble & Slide" (Warp Records, 1995)
  • "Haunted Dancehall (as performed by In the Nursery)" (Warp Records, 1995)
  • "Tow Truck" (Warp Records, 1995)
  • "Ysaebud" (Special Emissions, 1997)[2]


Compilation albums[edit]

Production work[edit]

In addition to releasing their own material, The Sabres of Paradise did production work and remixes for numerous artists, with remixes including "Open Up" for Leftfield featuring John Lydon and "Regret" for New Order.

In 2011, head of Radio 1 Christopher Price highlighted the In the Nursery remix of Haunted Dancehall as the style of music that would be played on pop radio to prepare audiences before cutting to an announcement of tragic news such as the death of the Queen.[5][6]

Visual image[edit]

A coat of arms produced for the Sabres of Paradise featured the 1990s cult cartoon rabbit Bastard Bunny.[7]


  1. ^ Sean Cooper. "The Sabres of Paradise | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 478. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ Sean Cooper. "Sabresonic - The Sabres of Paradise | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  4. ^ Sean Cooper. "Haunted Dancehall - The Sabres of Paradise | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
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  6. ^ Price, Christopher. "Soundtracking 9/11". Huffington Post. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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