BC* ‎– Planet Dust / Speedball

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

A Planet Dust 7:10
AA Speedball 7:22

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Credits

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

Notes

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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Juliusz_Hultajski

Juliusz_Hultajski

March 10, 2017
edited 9 months 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
vasilis979

vasilis979

October 28, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
The best
thebuttonfreak

thebuttonfreak

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

JohnnyMassacre

December 27, 2011
edited over 5 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.
dav_12002

dav_12002

February 7, 2007
edited over 10 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.
b_phats

b_phats

August 16, 2006
edited over 11 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.
djpepsi

djpepsi

August 24, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
You have to thank BC and the track 'Planet Dust' for bringing back the fat drop, a long forgotten art at the time; this tune re-invented it. The windy desert sounding sweeps and mangled samples prelude a now infamous distorted, gnarled up hoover riff, that really came into being again on this tune - an absolute monster. Add to that the hard as nails kick in the beat they use, this is backed up all the way to the end with some fresh and time-spent programming on the structure of the song, which can be sorely lacking sometimes from dnb artists. A never tiring classic.

June 10, 2001
edited over 16 years ago
This tune is simply one of the greatish tunes ever made it shook the cue club at one nation earlier played about 8 times during the night!! and at 5:43am when it came on for the last time we all got up and scanked. Shout to Bad Company for this DAPPA tune nice one boys!!!