BC* ‎– Planet Dust / Speedball

Prototype Recordings ‎– PRO 003UK
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A Planet Dust 7:10
AA Speedball 7:22

Companies, etc.


  • Mastered ByStu*
  • Written-By, Producer [Produced By]D.Stein*


The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Prototype Recordings (UK) Ltd. Made in England.

The artist name on this release is represented by the Bad Company logo ϽƐ|3C.
Track A samples dialogue from the film ‘The Black Hole’ [Uncredited].
Track durations are approximated and do not appear on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned, EAN, GTIN-13): 5035628000366
  • Barcode (Text, EAN-13, HRI): 5 035628 000366
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side A): PR0UK 003 A-1 DAMONT STU
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side AA): PR0UK 003 AA-1 DAMONT

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PR00K 003 Bad Company Planet Dust(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Prototype Recordings PR00K 003 UK 2001 Sell This Version
PRO 003UK BC* Planet Dust / Speedball(12", RP) Prototype Recordings PRO 003UK UK Unknown Sell This Version


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December 30, 2018
Not a drum 'n bass expert by any stretch of the imagination, but what a monster choon this is. I am talking about speedball. The A side is Meh, in my humble opinion.


August 30, 2018


December 16, 2017
massive tune.. remember this dropping on the grooverider show.. good times


March 10, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Planet Dust is a monster, it is one of the best dnb tunes out there. Fresh has produced an unbelievable masterpiece.
Johnny Massacre wrote below " When the now infamous Reese on the build up cut into the mix, everyone on the dance floor looked at each other as if to say, "Oh shit ... you know what this means"."
It still works this way!
And when dj use it properly it is causing the mayhem when it drops.
Check out this clip from from Exit Records' 10 years anniversary at Fire when BC was playing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNjFNUQApqA
Pure madness! :D


October 28, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
The best


August 25, 2013
Speedball was better but all the poser djs loved this one.


December 27, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
This is the definition of monster - unequivocally one of the biggest drum & bass tracks of all time.

Why is it called "Planet Dust"? It's a reference to cocaine. I know because I know.

The first time I heard this was at Movement at Mass in Brixton. It kind of went over my head the first time. It was played by various DJs throughout the night. At the end, Ed Rush & Optical were playing, and they brought it in. When the now infamous Reese on the build up cut into the mix, everyone on the dance floor looked at each other as if to say, "Oh shit ... you know what this means".

Since then, more and more DJs started to batter it. Even when everyone was playing it, it still got rewinds and was the highlight of a set. I remember some time after it was on dub, Andy C dropped it at fabric, and it just sounded incredibly tearing and heavy. It got rewound of course. I remember some nights where EVERY SINGLE DJ played it ... so about 9 times in one night (any girl would be lucky to get rinsed that many times in a single evening, let alone a vinyl).

It is perhaps "The Pulse" on steroids.

"Planet Dust" is to "The Pulse" what "The Nine" was to "The Code" ... basically perfecting a past formula. ("The Code" was a track by Absolute Zero [DJ Fresh and Maldini] whose concept, admittedly by Fresh, was later perfected on "The Nine".) You can hear the huge similarities between Bad Company's "Planet Dust" and "The Pulse" in arrangement, sounds, etc. They're near identical, except that "Planet Dust" takes the concept to a more twisted and tearing destination. "Planet Dust" is solely produced by DJ Fresh, unlike "The Pulse", "The Code" and "The Nine".

The B-Side "Speedball" is actually one of my favourite tracks. It's just so druggy, and it's underrated because of the enormity of the flip, but it still did get some love on wax. When I first heard this it totally possessed my soul on the dance floor – it sounded like some kind of evil alien robotic transmission coming out of the speakers. What else can I say? Oh yeah ... I know ... this sounds fucking amazing on E.


February 7, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

When i first heard 'Planet dust' i just stood silently in amazement at what i had just heard! A sound to behold and what a disgusting bassline!! The tune starts off quite chilled with nice atmospherics before going all sient with glimpses of a dark reece sound. Then the vocal sample "It seem's like a million eyes are watching us" kicks in before the drop and you are left melted to the floor!
What a great tune from Bad Company and one that will always stand the test of time.


August 16, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Nasty tune... The distorted loop prior to the drop gives way to an even nastier bassline. Choohn is one of a kind and instantly recognizable. Great to this very day. Right alongside "The Nine" and "Titan" as a D&B anthem that will always be heard in clubs and in various mixes. Simply put, it's a definitive classic that nevers seems to lose its edge.