The world’s first intro to Superchumbo was nothing less than an uprising. “The
Revolution” first burst through club speakers in 2001, bringing with it a battlecry for a
new generation of sonic soldiers: “It’s time for the revolution,” sang Victoria Wilson-
James. “Get down on your knees.”
With that simple lyric – plus a sexy new sound that encompassed percussive wallops,
globular synths, a respect for house traditions, and a dark sensibility that bordered on
industrial – the dance world had a hit, and a new “it”-producer.
It became quite clear quite quickly, however, that Tom Stephan, the New York
native/London resident behind Superchumbo (or “super-leaded” in Portuguese – yes, as
in gasoline), was more than just one track, or one sound. The consummate music lover,..