Adam F ‎– Metropolis / Mother Earth

Metalheadz ‎– MET H 023
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A Metropolis 6:31
AA Mother Earth 5:03

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Release comes in a picture sleeve displaying the Renaissance Center & People Mover in Detroit..

On AA label: Bible Studios / Section 5
Made in England
©1996 Metalheads Music Ltd • Fax 0171 221 6705•℗1996 Metalheadz Music Ltd • Copyright Control

On back cover:
Adam F Publishing Ltd.
Vinyl Distribution Ltd.
Made in England.

A: 167 BPM
AA: 125 BPM

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): METH 023 A-01-01-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side AA, stamped): METH 023 AA-01-01-

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
METH 023 Adam F Metropolis / Mother Earth(12", W/Lbl) Metalheadz METH 023 UK 1996 Sell This Version
METH023 Adam F Metropolis(File, WAV, RE) Metalheadz METH023 UK 2007
MET H 023 Adam F Metropolis / Mother Earth(12") Metalheadz MET H 023 UK 1996 Sell This Version
none Adam F Metropolis (Doc Scott Remix)(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK 1997 Sell This Version
METH023 Adam F Metropolis(12", S/Sided, RE, RM, RP) Metalheadz METH023 UK 2017 Sell This Version


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March 24, 2019
Essential three minute long intro sets the scene

Nuff said.


October 26, 2018

'Metropolis' was released in August 96. The track was one of the biggest cuts responsible for darking out 96/97. 'Metropolis' stunned the Drum n Bass world, becoming an anthem at the Metalheadz Sunday sessions at the Blue Note and was the labels biggest seller.

"When I gave it to Goldie he was like 'What's going on?' He kept going round to people, playing them the DAT and saying 'You'll never gonna guess who this is' and most people were guessing, everyone but me. I think it was a shock to people.

'Metropolis' was 96's most predatory track "Lorna Harris who sung for Goldie described the bassline as this thing that's chasing you (The B-Line noises). It's very into the Future .

'Metropolis' went on to win the 1996/97 Muzik Award for best Drum n Bass tune.


July 28, 2017

Was not going to comment on this, as most people should know what this tune brought to the table. It's one of those defining moment tracks, when I first heard it I just listened it. It was fresh then and still is now! Total game changer, producers had to step after Adam released this... an absolute masterpiece if I say so myself.


December 19, 2016
This tune makes me feel sad, can't help hearing Hyper D over this.


January 23, 2016
edited over 4 years ago

I dont think there is a mastering issue with this track ?!? .... Anyway FIRST ever drop was on Grooverider's show with Adam F in the studio at the time. You could tell that Rider was gobsmacked when Adam pulled the metal plate out of the bag for him to showcase. After the damage was done - Adam says "all you wanna know is that this is gonna change the game at Metalheadz sunday sessions" or something to that effect. And my gosh it did - a game changing beast which is beded down as one of the finest tracks to grace the mighty MHDZ label, and as such draws on the original elements of the Reinforced Records transistion in to the headz sound we all love today. And oh yeah the mastering - put it this way with the panels that Adam was working on ANY engineer would of had his work cut out on that day. Peace long live Metalheadz🔊🔊💥


July 5, 2015
Metropolis is a masterpiece. My favorite d'n'b tune OF ALL TIME. I never, ever get bored of this tune. Thank you Adam F and thank you Metalheadz.


August 26, 2013

is it just me or is the mastering on this really poor?!?!?

***ducks and hides....****


December 31, 2011
edited over 8 years ago

Massive track and an undeniable classic, still sounds very unique to this day.


May 21, 2010

futuristically ominous tune.


January 4, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
This tune is massive. Period. We went raving shortly after it was released and it was played by all the DJs at least once in their sets. Mother Earth should not be overlooked, it is the antithesis to Metropolis utilising a voice mail message left by Goldie, indicating his doubt that Adam would finish the tunes on time. He did and the rest is history.
Another piece of semi useless information: the tune was released during the summer of 1996. Upon hearing Metropolis for the first time DJ Hype apparently said, "God, is it winter already?" Ha,ha!