DJ Hype ‎– Roll The Beats

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Suburban Base Records ‎– SUBBASE 38
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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© & ℗ 1994

Track A samples:
Vocal from MC GQ live at AWOL in October 1993, MCing over a Hype set.
Reggae section from Larry Marshall - Throw Me Corn
Vocal from The Abyssinians - Mabrak

Track AA1 samples:
Dialogue from the film The Jungle Book
Horns and vocals from Dennis Brown - Promised Land

Track AA2 samples:
The It - Donnie (Hardy mix)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 022765 432389 >
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side): SUB BASE 38 – A1 PR-M PAULS PHAT CUTZ
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side): SUB BASE 38 – B1 PR-M PAULS@PORKYS

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

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

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whiteawakening

whiteawakening

April 2, 2017
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

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 4 years ago
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 12 years ago
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.