Ricky Simmonds and Stephen Jones form the backbone of Lustral. Together, they have also been the driving force behind major acts such as Chakra, The Space Brothers, Oxygen, The Realm, Essence, Force Majeure and Ascension.
Since they formed their first project - Chakra, they have released over 75 singles with independent and major labels including Manifesto, Virgin, Zomba, Perfecto, MCA, Ministry Of Sound, 3Beat Breaks, Hooj Choons, East West, Platipus, Ultra, Media, Sony, AM:PM, Cheeky, ZTT, Captivating Sounds, Additive, Xtravaganza, Boss and Warner Brothers. They have had 13 top 40 hits in the UK, and their songs have featured on compilations that have sold in excess of 16 million units worldwide.
Aside from their recording work, Lustral have been actively involved in various other projects that include remixes, collaborations, film and television work. They have written music for the television series 'The Sopranos'
, plus tracks for films including 'Manumission - The Movie'
and the John Travolta film - 'Swordfish'
. Ricky and Steve have also played a pioneering role in the digital revolution for dance music. They founded the world famous download store Audiojelly.com, which now sells mp3s from over 10,000 dance labels across the globe.
Their debut album as Lustral - 'Deepest Darkest Secrets' was released in 2007 featuring the singles 'Solace' and 'Broken'. The 12 track set surprised devoted followers with it's eclectic, song-driven beauty - which also included their timeless classic 'Everytime'.
In 2009 they released a collection of stripped down versions of hit singles from their various projects as a double album through Armada Music. 'Lustral Presents Trance Classics' is available with the original releases on disc 1, as well as their Balearic influenced interpretations on disc 2. Their latest single 'I Feel You' is now available, with a new album set to be released this year.