3 Steps Ahead ‎– Drop It

Pengo Records ‎– PENGO 012
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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A1 Drop It (Original Mix) 4:21
A2 Drop It (Ender Mix)
Remix – Ender*
B1 Money In My Pocket 4:26
B2 So Much Trouble 4:52


  • Producer, Written-By, Arranged By, Composed ByP. Pigmans*


Drop It samples Captain Hollywood Project - Flying High & the movie Wall Street.

"So Much Trouble" contains samples from "Droppin' Em" by LL Cool J and "Welcome To The Terrordrome" by Public Enemy.

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none 3 Steps Ahead Drop It(File, MP3, 192) Pengo Records none Netherlands 2005
PENGO 012 3 Steps Ahead Drop It(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Pengo Records PENGO 012 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
none 3 Steps Ahead Drop It(File, MP3, 192) Pengo Records none Netherlands 2005
PENGO012CDM 3 Steps Ahead Drop It(CD, Maxi) Pengo Records PENGO012CDM Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version


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September 10, 2017
Picked this up for 50 pence (£0.50) in a bargain bin at Missing Records in the UK.

Can't believe the prices some people are charging for records on Discogs however, this is a legendary release on the now Defunt Pengo records and has one of the best intros for a Dutch hardcore tune ever.

The perfect contrast of hard beats with a eurphoric break which makes this a definitive anthem.

Seen this destroy many a dancefloor. Essential record.


July 8, 2017
edited 4 months ago
All Bullshit about high prices🤔
Some people pay €600 for a techno/trance record.
I sold this record 4 months ago without sleeve for €85. Think its fair.
Respect the prices,if you get it cheaper,your lucky💸


June 12, 2017
good job this got the remix treatment from various other djs after, least it gives others an opportunity to own some kind on copy without paying stupid amounts of money. large tune though.


April 15, 2017
This record you could order a catologus from 1996 to 1998. There are plenty of sheets printed pengorecords including this. Omday this plate is 3stepsahead questions some people crazy prices.

Same goes for other sub-labels from ID @ T
160 BPM Speed Limit, Aussie Records Backspin Records, Bad Vibes Records, Buddha Records, Breakfast BZRK Records, Dead Fly Cuts, Devil Records, Dreamteam Productions, Trance Records, Fresh Beat Records, Happy Hardcore, Hard Attack Records, Hell Sound Records ,, Stereoscope, Test Crash Records, Thunder Dome, Thunderdome Records, Thunderdome Records (2), and Timeless Records, TriPax Records, Waxweazle, XXX Rated

Go no impaired amounts paid for these labels


April 11, 2017
edited 7 months ago
pretty rare release & has always had a high price tag but €399.50 come on thats just a piss take €250 is most iv seen it fetch, absolute joker. paid €50 for my copy from Spain a few years back


August 14, 2016


April 6, 2016
Wtf is up with the price? It's a legendary record but calm down.


June 30, 2009

In my opinion, this is the best-ever song in electronic music.
Although I didn't listen to Hardcore about 2 (or something like that) years ago (I only listened to Hands Up), this song was so amazing. I always wanted to own this record, and finally, I got it.

The "Original Mix" is legendary, and the Ender Mix also is f*ckung awesome. And "So Much Trouble" is such a great song.

I think this is a must-have for every DJ or fan of electronic music.


October 26, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

Legendaric record from Peter Paul Pigmans. Purely "3 Steps Ahead" on it's best. The style of the tracks can be discibed as happy hardcore tunes with a harder underground. "Drop It" but also the track "Money In My Pocket" have been live played at thunderdome '96 in the F.E.C. te Leeuwarden wich was one of 3 Steps his best appearances ever. Respect PPP, this record will be played over and over again till we drop. Maybe it's even the best hardcore production ever (if you ask me). The real Hardcore '96 sound, i love it!!