We Have Explosive

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We Have Explosive
We have explosive fsol.jpg
EP by Future Sound of London
Released March 31, 1997
Recorded Earthbeat Studios, London.
Genre Electronica, electronic rock, big beat
Length 48:21
Label Virgin
Cat.VSCDX 1616
Cat. ASW 6196
Producer FSOL
Future Sound of London chronology
"My Kingdom"
"We Have Explosive"
"Stakker Humanoid 2001"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

"We Have Explosive" is a song by The Future Sound of London, released in 1997. It was the band's most successful single, getting to number 12 in the UK Singles Chart in 1997. It features prominent sampling of the Run-DMC album Tougher Than Leather. Part three also samples "Rockchester" by Fats Comet.[1]

The single[edit]

The successful standout single from FSOL's Dead Cities LP was, as with other FSOL singles, released with a plethora of remixed versions of it. It is a harder, more techno-oriented song, which is rare for the band; the track became well known to many after being featured in the 1996 hit video game wipE'out" 2097. The song is the first track on the soundtrack, remixes of it were also featured on the other versions of the soundtrack; the "Herd Killing" mix was used in the intro sequence.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

The track listing below is the "CD-Maxi" listing.

  1. "We Have Explosive (Pt. 1)" (7:19)
  2. "We Have Explosive (Pt. 2) (Remixed by Leon Mar)" (2:48)
  3. "We Have Explosive (Pt. 3)" (5:04)
  4. "We Have Explosive (Pt. 4)" (6:17)
  5. "We Have Explosive (Pt. 5)" (7:53)
  6. "We Have Explosive (Oil Funk Remix)" (3:36)
  7. "We Have Explosive (Mantronik Plastic Formula #1)" (5:38)
  8. "We Have Explosive (Oil Dub)" (6:23)
  9. "We Have Explosive (Radio Mix)" (3:27)


Like other FSOL singles the sound of the song differs greatly from track to track, below are a few examples of this.

Chart position[edit]

Year Chart Position
1997 UK Singles Chart #12

Crew credits[edit]

  • Artwork By [Additional Design] - Ian Kay
  • Artwork By [Layout And Typography] - FSOL
  • Artwork By [Oil Texture] - Buggy & Riphead
  • Artwork By [Sleeve Image] - Run Wrake from the film Juke Box
  • Engineer - Yage
  • Producer, Written-By - Future Sound Of London, The
  • Samples of Guitar stab, wah guitar and vocal yell from, among other things, Run DMC LP "Tougher Than Leather".


  1. ^ Kaufman, Gil (April 15, 1997). "Future Sound of London Remixes". MTV. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ allmusic ((( We Have Explosive [#1] > Overview )))
  3. ^ "The Future Sound of London: Welcome to the Galaxial Pharmaceutical". Secondthought.co.uk. 1997-03-31. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 

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