DJ Hype ‎– Roll The Beats

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Roll The Beats (Inject The Bass Mix)
Dub Plate Fever
Floating Kill (Dirty Mix)

Versions (5)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SUBBASE 38 DJ Hype Roll The Beats(12") Suburban Base Records SUBBASE 38 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SUBBASE 38 DJ Hype Roll The Beats(12", Promo) Suburban Base Records SUBBASE 38 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SUBBASE038 DJ Hype Roll The Beats(12", RE, RM, Cle) Suburban Base Records SUBBASE038 UK 2017 Sell This Version
SUBBASE 38 DJ Hype Roll The Beats(File, MP3, 320) Suburban Base Records SUBBASE 38 UK Unknown
SUBBASE 38 DJ Hype Roll The Beats(File, WAV) Suburban Base Records SUBBASE 38 UK Unknown

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leggyemulous

leggyemulous

April 24, 2017
referencing Roll The Beats, 12", RE, RM, Cle, SUBBASE038
Don't feed the scalpers - black vinyl re-issue of this coming in May 2017!
whiteawakening

whiteawakening

April 2, 2017
referencing Roll The Beats, 12", SUBBASE 38
This is getting a repress on record store day this year believe it or not. clear vinyl sadly tho :(
Collector_Cave_Guy

Collector_Cave_Guy

February 23, 2017
referencing Roll The Beats, 12", SUBBASE 38

Ive been relistening to 'Roll The Beats' for a while now on old Jungle CDs and realised although I have about 10 copies of it, I never had it on plate!!! what a track this is, the breaks are so well layered, the filthy deep subs are stomach battering, and the track has loads of quality ragga vibes, great little eerie effects that punctuate throughout the track with MC Fats adding some great vocals to complete the package.

'Dub Plate Fever' is quite a laid back vibe that rolls nicely, again featuring great breaks that are chopped nicely without being to scatty and the bass is yet again deep and rumbling. I love the almost comedy "Jungle Jungle" vocal lick that is so typical of this period when the music didn't take itself too seriously.

'Floating Kill (Dirty Mix)' has a slightly different vibe choosing more R&B vocals samples along side the Ragga licks, its a little more uplifting, but blended with more skatty beats and a grimey sub that rumbles deep in the mix down of the track. The breaks also change up throughout the track which I love about it.

A corking 3 tracker that is clearly a product of its time, but is still so playable and relevant.
Shaneski75

Shaneski75

May 23, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Roll The Beats, 12", SUBBASE 38
Memories on this one - 1994 bagleys film sudios - Desire - the place was heaving with rudeboys - Hype enters main stage with a two paper spliff hanging out of his mouth with GQ in tow - kicks off his set with Roll Da Beats.......the place went fucking BANANAS!!!
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

February 23, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Roll The Beats, 12", SUBBASE 38
DJ Hype is a genious. In this very special EP, he released some instant jungle hits, such as Roll Da Beats, and specially Dub Plate Fever.
What few may know is that, on Dub Plate Fever, DJ Hype borrowed the horns and vocals from the original Dub classic "Promised Land", produced in 1979 by Aswad and sang by the Jamaican artist Dennis Brown.
I heard once DJ Marky opening an Old School repertory on his Terremoto Radio Session on 97 FM with "Dub Plate Fever", it was really amazing. Honors the old times where such kind of tunes (Roll Da Beats and Dup Plate Fever among them) could be heard at places like Toco Club, Sound Factory and Overnight.