The Space Brothers are a UK trance music act comprising Ricky Simmonds and Stephen Jones, noted for producing under a variety of pseudonyms such as Chakra, Lustral, Ascension, Essence, Ultra High, Lamai and The Realm.
Their debut production “Stay with Me” (released as Ultra High) garnered club interest and reached number 36 in the UK Singles Chart in December 1995.Whereas “Stay with Me” epitomised the hardbag sound, their next release “I Am” (as Chakra) was to showcase a darker, ethereal and more progressive trance based sound. “I Am” caught the ears of Sasha and John Digweed (the latter of whom submitted a remix of the track alongside Nick Muir in their Bedrock guise). “I Am” peaked at number 24 on the UK Singles Chart in January 1997.
The second Space Brothers release was “Forgiven (I Feel Your Love)” in November 1997. It spent a total of seven weeks in the UK chart over the course of the festive period that year. 1998 witnessed the temporary abandonment of the Space Brothers moniker, and Simmonds and Jones instead elected to focus on the output of their other sobriquets Essence, Lustral and Force Majeure. The following year saw the release of “Legacy (Show Me Love)” in July 1999. Featuring the vocals of Kate Cameron as well as a remix by Matt Darey, it reached number 31 in the UK chart in July 1999.