Dillinja ‎– The Angels Fell

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Metalheadz ‎– MET 006, Metalheadz ‎– 006
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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A1 The Angels Fell
Voice [Uncredited] – Rutger Hauer (2)
5:52
B1 Ja Know Ya Big 6:03
B2 Brutal Bass
Synth [Uncredited] – Egotrip (3)
5:17

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Written and produced by Dillinja for Rufige Kru Productions.

Originally sold in a plain black card sleeve.

Track A1 samples Rutger Hauer's dialogue & part of Vangelis' "Blade Runner Blues" from the soundtrack of the movie "Blade Runner" (1982).
Track B2 samples synth from Egotrip "Dreamworld".

The "8" in the etched catalog number in the runouts has been scratched out and replaced with a "6"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): MET 008̶6A1 WISH I WAS SNOWBOARING IN POLAND - TRENTON THE EXCHANGE - NILZ.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA, etched): MET 008̶6AA1 THE EXCHANGE - NILZ.

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MET 008 Dillinja The Angels Fell(12", MP, Promo, W/Lbl) Metalheadz MET 008 UK 1995 Sell This Version
MET 006 Dillinja The Angels Fell(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Metalheadz MET 006 UK 1995 Sell This Version
METH006 Dillinja Angels Fell(12", RM, RP) Metalheadz METH006 UK 2007 Sell This Version
METH006 Dillinja The Angels Fell(12", RM, RP) Metalheadz METH006 UK 2016 Sell This Version
MET006D Dillinja The Angels Fell (2015 Remasters)(3xFile, FLAC, EP, RM) Metalheadz MET006D UK 2015

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jonnyh179

jonnyh179

March 9, 2016
Brutal Bass is the pick of an excellent bunch for me, everything a Jungle track should be, deep, dark, sparse with great drums & cavernous BASS !
numnuts001

numnuts001

December 2, 2015
Dillinja was about 20 years old when this record was released 94-95 ! For me it's his best release and arguably the best drum and base record ever produced !!
Shaneski75

Shaneski75

August 15, 2015
Dilly was 16 years old nuff said
masaq

masaq

April 15, 2015
edited over 2 years ago

This 12 definitely needs another review. Rarely, a 12 is released that is a complete game changer. This has got to be THE loudest, clearest recorded track on vinyl out there. For clarity, in my opinion it's on a par with Rockit by Herbie Hancock. Whenever I'm setting up my sub in my car, these are the tunes I use. Dark, twisted, the production is rich and atmospheric, The Angels Fell epitomised everything that is great about Jungle/D & B in 95. This twelve is not just about the A side - give it a flip and you are seriously starting to get your money's worth. A decent copy is going for around the 40 quid mark at the moment and it's still worth every penny. Jah know Ya Big is a dark and dirty little number, with plenty going on throughout. Brutal Bass is for me, the real gem here. Dubby and dark, the quality of the production really shows. The keyboards really add atmosphere and menace to the track. It really is brutal. Play it loud and you really start to get the point of this recording. It needs to be played loud to appreciate its greatness. Low volume does in no way do this justice. And do you know what? That's just fine by me.
numnuts001

numnuts001

October 25, 2014
The angels fell... If Carlsberg made drum and bass music, this would be... and probably is, the best drum and bass record ever made! F'ing unbelievable!!!!!!
skyoung94

skyoung94

February 15, 2014
What a fucking release. All three of the tunes are A+ smashers.
gareth6592

gareth6592

March 23, 2013

The Angels Fell and Ja Know Ya Big are two of Dillinjas finest. Remember hearing Dj hype play this in Jan 95. This E.P. was well ahead of its time and I don't think I've ever heard a tune which drops with such ferocity as The Angels Fell. Dillinja was the don back then !!!!
rtype909

rtype909

March 4, 2013
This is one of the loudest records i have ever owned. The levels were really pushed to the limit with Angels Fell.
JohnnyMassacre

JohnnyMassacre

December 26, 2011
The sample of "The Angels Fell" is by Rutger Hauer who plays replicant Roy Batty in the movie Blade Runner directed by Ridley Scott. The strings on the intro are also sampled from the Blade Runner sound track by Vangelis.