Mallorca Lee embarked on an Ultra-Sonic Anthems Tour at the end of 2013 to celebrate 20 years of the album Tekno Junkies, so far Scotland , Englad, Ireland and Australia have celebrated just how far ahead of the pack Ultra-Sonic really were.
- N. Ireland
- Arches, Glasgow
- Arches, Glasgow
- Sydney, Australia
- Perth, Australia
- Adelaide, Australia
ULTRA-SONIC Anthems DJ Set @ Kelly’s Reunite DVcrew
Ultra-Sonic Anthem Set in Memory of Tom Wilson
Ultra-Sonic Fantazia Big Bang 2 Aftermovie
Ultra-Sonic Mallorca Lee Night Of Legends
Ultra-Sonic Anthems Tour Fantazia, Manchester
1994 Glasgow Arches – Mallorca Lee Ultra-Sonic & friends
Ultra-Sonic Anthems Tour Sydney Australia 2013
Ultra-Sonic Anthems Tour Perth Australia 2013
Ultra-Sonic Anthems Tour Adelaide Australia 2013
Very few ‘dance bands’ in Scotland can claim the lengthy success that ULTRA-SONIC. They have sold well over 300,000 singles and albums and have supported the like of THE PRODIGY , MOBY and CARL COX to mention but a few. A band whose video sold 6,500 copies in four days, outselling Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ as well as picking up ten awards ranging from ‘Best New Band’ to ‘Best New Single’. Pre-sale orders for Global Tekno was at a staggering 30,000 copies before the album was even released!
ULTRA-SONIC were during the late 90’s without doubt the No.1 band in Scotland and the only Scottish dance band to have been invited to headline two massive tours of Australia and who have been described by the head of Low Spirit as “the best dance band in the world”.
In February 1992, the band released their first record “Obsession” featuring the vocal talents of Heather Allan. The track was written and produced by the boys themselves (Mallorca Lee & Rodger Hughes) and recorded in WET WET WET’s “PetSounds” studio in Glasgow. Rodger and Mallorca both continued to write and produce together until 1998.
The group released their second single. “The Pulse” on 7th April, 1993 which went on to sell over 10,000 units. The third single “Arpeggio / Annihilating Rhythm Pt.1 & Pt.2” was released in October 1993 and entered the UK National Independent record sales chart staying there for some six weeks. The track was licensed to LOW SPIRIT/POLYDOR in Germany and all over the world.
On the 20th December 1993, ULTRA-SONIC released a full length video containing footage of their recent gigs, by the 24th December -four days later – all 6,500 copies of the video had been sold.
Noted for their incredible ‘high-energy’ charged performances, ULTRA-SONIC have topped the bill at almost all of the biggest dance events in Scotland including: FANTAZIA, REZERECTION, EURODANCE, STREETRAVE & REVOLUTION, not to mention selling out the prestigious GLASGOW BARROWLANDS venue on a number of occasions
ULTRA-SONIC were voted ‘BEST NEW BAND’ in the 1992 ScottishDance Music Awards and “Obsession” was voted ‘2nd BEST NEW SINGLE’. In 1993 they were voted ‘BEST SCOTTISH DANCE BAND’ in the M8 Magazine Awards; and ‘BEST SCOTTISH BAND’ in Radio Forth’s “Steppin’ Out” Dance Awards. The single “Annihilating Rhythm” was voted ‘BEST SINGLE’ of 1993. Last year the band were also voted ‘BEST PA’ by the national magazine DISCO CLUB INTERNATIONAL.
In polls held in Scotland and Northern Ireland, the band were acclaimed both the ‘BEST BRITISH DANCE BAND’ and the ‘BEST DANCE BAND IN THE WORLD!’ The band also topped the bill at the prestigious MAYDAY event in Dortmund, Germany.
In August the group appeared at the prestigious DANCE MATRIX ‘95 in Tokyo, Japan where they supported THE PRODIGY, the concert was recorded and subsequently aired for Japanese network television. Later that month Also in August they were voted the best band to appear in Northern Ireland, at the ETERNITY Northern Ireland Dance Awards show, with the event being broadcast on the dance music programme BPM throughout the ITV networks.
In line with their continued plan of ‘global domination’ the band made their live debut in the United States in October 1995, where they stormed both the PALLADIUM and LIMELIGHT clubs in New York with stunning and highly charged performances, an incredible achievement for a relatively unknown British band.
The band ended their relationship with Clubscene and BGM in 1997 and released The Hour Of Chaos album on their own label USR before disbanding in 1998 – Rodger returned to teaching and Mallorca got busy in the studio working on several other project.