DJ Hype ‎– Playaz4Real

True Playaz ‎– TPRLP004
6 × Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Compilation

Tracklist Hide Credits

A DJ Zinc Casino Royale
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By, Written-By – DJ Zinc
B Pascal Sky
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By, Written-By – Pascal
C DJ Hype All I Have
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By, Written-By – DJ Hype
D Fellowship Feat. Wayward Mind Dark Flower Remedy
Featuring – Wayward MindProducer, Written-By – D. Hickey*, E. Gooden*, J. Roberts*
E DJ Zinc 174 Trek
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By, Written-By – DJ Zinc
F Pascal Keep It Real
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By, Written-By – Pascal
G DJ Hype End Situation
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By, Written-By – DJ Hype
H Eskobar Feat. Lemon D Right Here
Featuring – Lemon DProducer, Written-By – Eskobar
I DJ Zinc Pitcher
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By, Written-By – DJ Zinc
J Pascal Rollplay
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By, Written-By – Pascal
K DJ Hype Welcome
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By, Written-By – DJ Hype
L The Outfit Cleancut
Producer, Written-By – D. Turner*, J. Hancock*

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Full title on front cover:
DJ Hype & True Playaz Present: Playaz4Real

Title on spine:
True Playaz: Playaz4Real

℗&© 2001 True Playaz Music Ltd.
Distributed by SRD.
Pressed at Damont Audio Ltd.

Side A, B, C, F, G, I, J published by True Playaz Music Publishing Ltd.
Side D published by Suburban Base Music
Side E published by EMI Music Publishing. Licensed from Azuli Records.
Side H published by Copyright Control.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 032955 100417
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): TPRLP004 A1 DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): TPRLP004 B2 DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): TPRLP004 C1 DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): TPRLP004 D2 DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E): TPRLP004 E2 DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F): TPRLP004 F1 DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side G): TPRLP004 G' DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side H): TPRLP004 H' DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side I): TPRLP004 I2 DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side J): TPRLP004 J1 DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side K): TPRLP004 K2 DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side L): TPRLP004 L2 DAMONT

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TPR CD 004 Various Playaz 4 Real(3xCD, Comp) True Playaz TPR CD 004 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TPRLP004 DJ Hype Playaz4Real(6x12", Promo) True Playaz TPRLP004 UK 2001 Sell This Version


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April 2, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

This pack is okay, probably fun for a quick mix. But like a lot of other tunes from this period in drum and bass some of the tracks are quite abrasive and harsh-sounding, in a way that isn't at all that pleasing to the ear. On tracks like 'All I have' or 'Welcome' it sort of works to create a tough-d&b feel. But on others like 'Right Here' the snare sounds are sort of horrible and just a bit too much.

Although occasionally the atmospheric parts hit the right vibe ('Dark Flower Remedy', 'Keep It Real'), a lot of it feels a bit empty and shallow. This would be okay if it had the dancefloor goods, but nothing quite hits the mark the way it should. '174 trek' is a fairly generic remix of the (vastly superior) garage/breaks version. 'Cleancut' tries to be full-on but flails lots of quantized bongos about carelessly. 'Casino Royale' is the only real standout.

It is not that this is a bad pack, a lot of other drum and bass around this time had similar problems. This does give you the True Playaz sound with all the Scarface samples etc. However it is a bit underwhelming, and most of the producers on here have much better tunes on other releases like Zinc's Present Tense EP or the Ganja Kru stuff.


April 20, 2012

Don't know about the other review but for me, I cannot name 1 single bad track on this. Absolutely caned the life out of this 6 pack when I had it. DJ Hype 'End Situation' & DJ Zinc 'Casino Royale' are the stand-out tracks for me.


June 18, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

Not much value for money with this. There's 'Casino Royale', a chilled out, warm sounding tune with a catchy bassline and '174 Trek', the drum & bass version of the breakz classic. Those both are big tunes but the rest sound like album fillers.