Rotterdam Termination Source is a Dutch Techno group lead by DJ Maurice Steenbergen. The group is most famous for this minimalist single, which topped the charts in the Netherlands and Denmark and reached #27 in the UK Singles Chart.
Steenbergen was inspired by his local club scene to pen this song. He told Mojo magazine November 2011: "A friend took me to a rave in 1991. That was it. I saw the first acid house as it evolved into techno. I was intrigued by how people were dancing by bouncing on the their feet Three months later I came across the poing sample, this bouncy sound. I hooked up six months of my Roland 909 drum machine programming underneath."
English football team West Bromwich Albion F.C.'s "Boing Boing" crowd chant, is reportedly based on this track.
The song is probably the best known example of the gabber sound, a loud and often aggressive style of techno music that originated in Rotterdam. An important element of gabber is a distorted Roland 909 bass drum, overdriven to the point where it becomes a square wave and makes a recognizably melodic tone.
"Islands in the Stream" was originally written by The Bee Gees as an R&B song. It was originally written by the brothers for Marvin Gaye, however it was recorded instead as a duet by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton with the Gibb Brothers also contributing vocals.
Boston leader Tom Scholz went back to his job at Polaroid after releasing the group's debut album. When his co-workers kept coming by to tell him "More Than A Feeling" was playing on the radio, he knew it was time to quit his day job.