Urban Dance Squad was a
Dutch band formed
after what was originally intended as a one-time jam-session at a
festival in Utrecht on December 20 1986.
Band members were
rapper Rudeboy Remmington (Patrick
), guitarist Tres Manos (René van Barneveld
), bassist Sil
), drummer Magic
Stick (Michel Schoots
) and DJ DNA
(DoNotAsk) (Arjen de Vreede
band's music is described as a blend of genres, including hard rock
, hip hop
and is often compared to that of Rage Against the Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers
. They are widely known for their
hit single "Deeper Shade of Soul", which charted at number 21 in
the United States on Billboard Hot
- "Fast Lane" appears in the 1990 film Pump Up the Volume but does not
appear on the soundtrack album..
- The song "Good Grief" appears on the soundtrack of the 1995
film Hackers. The band has a cameo
appearance in the film with the same song.
- The song "Demagogue" appears on the soundtrack of the 2001 film
Crazy/Beautiful and in 2003 on
- An Urban Dance Squad track is used in an episode of The Sopranos.
- Frans Steensma (ed), "OOR's Eerste Nederlandse
Pop-encyclopedie" (12th edition, Amsterdam, 2000)
- "5 jaar wanorde", a two-part documentary by director Bram van Splunteren for Dutch national
television VPRO's Onrust, originally broadcasted in 1992.
- part 1.1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1VaY1IkXYI
- part 1.2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHEX-KevqBY
- part 1.3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcmjrPh_4E0
- part 1.4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xso2XrjW8FI
- part 2.1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKlSjq-K9K4
- part 2.2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSfQkpkrvP8
- part 2.3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R-1YRrXnWs
- part 2.4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YeWy8qi1Wk
- another band homepage, though it appears it has not been
updated since 1998 http://raft.vmg.co.uk/uds/