Alex Reece ‎– Fresh Jive / Basic Principles / I Need Your Love

Metalheadz ‎– MET 003
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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This Side
A1 Fresh Jive
A2 Basic Principles
Vocals [Uncredited] – Siedah Garrett
That Side
AA I Need Your Love

Companies, etc.



Written and produced for Rufige Crew Productions.

Track (A2) contains a vocal sample from Siedah Garrett - K.I.S.S.I.N.G.

Labels on some copies are switched where tracks (A1) and (A2) play on logo side and track (AA) plays on the info side.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): MET003-A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA runout, etched): MET003-AA1 THE EXCHANGE-GD


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August 17, 2017
Jazzed up d n b grooves all good . Artists don't or not producing beats like this for now but I try a few jazzy things in da lab studio when I get a chance


May 1, 2016
As noted, 'Basic Principles' is the pick here, though the subsequently released Wax Doctor rework arguably edges it. Definitely a track that wears Alex Reece's house influences on its sleeve, it's simple stepping rhythm (he was rarely one for intricate breaks) makes it more of a bumping house groove than a flailing jazz workout. It even sprinkles in a few 909 claps, which is pretty rare in dnb/jungle.


March 13, 2016
I want a white label copy.. Anyone want to sell one ?


November 14, 2008
This the release that put Alex onto the drum and bass map. I bumped into him outside Speed in London one evening, a little drunk and talked about the cool new jazzy side of drum and bass (cringe!). Anyway, an excellent release. "I need your love" is a cool jazz fused roller with saxophone, vocals and of course nice jazzy chords. But its the flip "Basic Principles" which made this release stand out from the rest. Some nice soft pads layered over seriously rolling two step beats and a lovely deep bass-line. Add a simple three note piano and vocal sample 'hold on' and so becomes a D and B masterpiece.