DJ Crystl ‎– Crystlize / Deep Space

Dee Jay Recordings ‎– DJX008
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


This Side
A Crystlize 7:31
That Side
B Deep Space 7:10

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  • Mixed ByPete*
  • Written By, Producer, Artwork ByDJ Crystl


Mixed at Monroe Studios.

Track A samples:
Vocal from Enya - Smaoitím

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: (Side A): DJX-008 A2 PA7144
  • Matrix / Runout: (Side B): DJX-008-BI PA7144

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February 28, 2018
edited 2 months ago

Both sides are simply stunning ! Deep space deserves a little more love on the comments and just edges the other for me personally.. beautiful craftsmanship yet again from Crystl this tune feels and sounds well ahead to me, meticulous attention to detail, the beat work alone is amazing !! Absolutely running.. such a well thought out journey of a tune.


December 28, 2016
when it comes in at 2.50 mind blowing defo in the top 20 drum n base tunes of all time


January 1, 2016
Love this, really do. numnuts rekons this is Crystl`s best but id have to say I prefer warp drive. Crystl pretty much blew my early teens mind, and I still rate his stuff to this day. Over 20 years and still holds up. fantastic.


December 23, 2015
Crystlize is a timeless classic, sounds as good now as it did back in 93 ... Would love to go back and hear this on a proper system again ! For me it's crystls best


November 23, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
Deep Space is the tune on this 12"..Horrendously good track played by Fabio and many other top Dj's of the time..Words fail me as to why there is no soundfile of this particular track which easily makes this 12" well worth the money.
Deep Space soundfile is up now..About time..Naughty to leave it off!


September 6, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

Yet another brilliant release by maestro DJ Crystl. This one from 1993 and still sounding lemon fresh. "Crystlize" is the main attraction here with Crystl´s trademark chopped "Amen"* breaks and some ethereal female vocal chants and strings, worked to perfection. Ruff with the smooth, this really is one of Crystl´s best. The flipside has a tune, which although not as good as "Crystlize" certainly has it´s moments. There Crystl sampled the beautiful albeit spooky strings from Quadrophonia´s "Quadrophonia" from back in 1990. Along with some cool rolling breaks (not the "Amen"* surprisingly!), the "We´re now ready for takeoff" speech and deep bass and we´ve got a great tune which always sounds good when mixed with some dark tunage. Classic Crystl is the order of the day here!

* For those who don´t understand all that "Amen" nonsense, here´s the skinny: The "Amen" beat is the most used breakbeat sample ever in jungle/drum&bass history (is still being used today all the time). It originates as a drummer´s solo breakdown from the 1969 funk tune "Amen, Brother" by The Winstons. DJ Crystl obviously loved that beat!