BC* ‎– The Nine / The Bridge

BC Recordings ‎– BCR01
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

Tracklist Hide Credits

A The Nine
Written By – J.Maldini&D.SteinWritten-By, Producer – D.Stein*, J.Maldini*
AA The Bridge
Guitar – Alec AndersonWritten By – M.Wojcicki&D.SteinWritten-By, Producer – D.Stein*, M.Wojcicki*

Companies, etc.


  • Mastered ByNeil*
  • Other [Sample Clearance] – Lady Miss Kier


Lady Miss Kier courtesy of Bitch Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): VDBCR 001 A-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA): BCR 001 AA-2-2-1

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BCR01 BC* The Nine / The Bridge(12", W/Lbl, Sta) BC Recordings BCR01 UK 1998 Sell This Version
VDBCR 001, BCR 001 Bad Company The Nine / The Bridge(12", Promo, W/Lbl) BC Recordings, BC Recordings VDBCR 001, BCR 001 UK 1998 Sell This Version


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March 6, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

I am actually shocked because BCUK put their top1 track on A side and added a very jazzy and vibe-full track on B side perfectly adding the liquidfunk/jazzy dnb field.
A very nice double-sided gem here. It's the same if you choose The Nine/Dogfight version, just the B side style is different: which you prefer in your set more - Dogfight is an aggressive furious roller, The Bridge is calm jazzy viby relaxing tune.
BCUK all in all made a great job in 1998, no doubt.


June 13, 2015

Is the version with the jacket/label in red a repress? Mine is the original pressing and it's in a sleeve/label that's green.


April 1, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
Great tune of its time but my word has it been over rinsed.
If there was ever a track that needed leaving at home then this is it, so many great forgotten tunes yet still this got played a few times a night for the next 10 years.
For a track to go from mindblowing fresh to boring takes some doing but this is the case.
Djs draw could draw for Titan, Friday, The One, Pulse, Alien girl or one of the many dancefloor destroying classics yet they all choose this. I think the fact everyone copied Andy c's method of mixing it made it even worse.


April 17, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

Whenever I see the number "9" somewhere, this tune always comes to my mind. Some prefer Alien Girl, some prefer Altitude, some prefer this one - classics of their respective time. Simple structure, bad, phat bass - it will eventually blow your mind up.

B side is definitely less known and different. But when you have a perfect stomper on the other side, I mean, hello, the all-time best track of drum and bass according to several sources, you simply cannot expect more. One would say it is a try at "liquid funk" by BC in the late 90's. I think I'll be nuked by them bassheads after typing the next sentence, but deal is, I prefer The Bridge over The Nine if it comes to this release.

It is a sad fact that I was only five when this was released.


January 26, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
Best D&B track of all time. I have listened to 1,000s of D&B tracks in the last 2 weeks (recording my collection to digital), and of all of them, I can't deny that this is the strongest. The mix is stupid good; the bass impossibly fat, the drums orgasmic, the vibe BEAUTIFULLY DARK – all mixed to perfection. "The Nine" is genre defying too, as DJs of other genres all love it. The Nine. The Legend.


July 10, 2002
A true Drum n Bass classic of our time, one of the only tunes of its era which u can still count on hearing at any respectable rave. If only all BC releases could be this good.


April 30, 2002

A legendary dancefloor anthem! In its day you would have heard all the big names rinsing this one. It's addictive drum patterns and ominous growly basslines give this track its edge.