ABSTRACT SCIENCE celebrates 1200 episodes + 25 years with a special podcast focused on music from 1997, our first year broadcasting (an oral history of the radio show was expertly chronicled by The Chicago Reader ahead of our 1000th episode, 20 year celebration, 20 hour marathon takeover of WLUW in 2017). CHRIS begins with IDM + trip hop, then jungle (as it was becoming drum n bass). HENRY follows with a few of his own drum n bass + downtempo selections, before getting into garage, house + techno. [aired 27 January 2022 on WLUW-Chicago 88.7FM]

µ-ziq “Hasty Boom Alert” (Lunatic Harness, Virgin, 1997)
Coldcut “More Beats + Pieces (Daddy Rips It Up Mix)” (Ninja Tune, 1997)
DJ Shadow “Organ Donor (Extended Overhaul)” (High Noon, Mo Wax, 1997)
Howie B “Switch (Depth Charge Remix)” (Polydor, 1997)
Nuyorican Soul “I Am the Black Gold of the Sun (4 Hero remix)” (Talking Loud, 1997)
Goldie feat. KRS-one “Digital (Boymerang remix)” (FFRR, 1997)
Roni Size presents Reprezent “Brown Paper Bag (Full Vocal mix)” (Talking Loud, 1997)
Technical Itch “The Virus” (Moving Shadow, 1997)
Everything But the Girl “Walking Wounded (Omni Trio remix)” (Atlantic, 1996)
Hokusai “Sculptures Hide” (Source Direct, 1997)
Amon Tobin “Mission” (Bricolage, Ninja Tune, 1997)

Adam F “Music In My Mind” (Colours, EMI, 1997)
Jungle Brothers “Jungle Brother” (Terranova Remix) (Gee Street, 1997)
David Holmes “Gritty Shaker” (Richard Fearless Remix) (Go! Beat, 1997)
Blaze “My Beat” (Swag’s Spiritual Mix) (Slip ‘n’ Slide, 1998)
Roy Davis Jr. “Gabriel” (Large Joints Remix) (Sound of the Pirates, Locked On, 2000)
Tina Moore “Never Gonna Let You Go” (Kelly G. Bump-N-Go Dub) (Delirious, 1997)
Double 99 “RIP Groove” (Tim Deluxe Remix) (Skint, 2006)
Praxis feat. Kathy Brown “Turn Me Out” (Sol Brothers Turn to Sugar Remix) (Strictly Rhythm, 1997)
Rosie Gaines “Closer Than Close” (Panda ‘Under the Influence’ Remix) (2013)
The Chicago Connection “Dancin'” (Mark Grant’s Mix) (Cajual, 1997)
Laurent Garnier “Crispy Bacon” (30, F Communications, 1997)
Maurizio “M7” (Maurizio, 1997)
Biosphere “The Things I Tell You” (Substrata, Thirsty Ear, 1997)
GusGus “Polymovie” (Standard Stuff for Drama, 4AD/Warner Bros., 1997)

Air “J’ai dormi sous l’eau” (Premiers Symptômes, Parlophone, 1997)