Dom & Roland ‎– The Trap / Swarm

Dom & Roland Productions ‎– DDD02T
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Gold


A The Trap 5:46
B Swarm 6:02

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  • Mastered ByBeau*


"The Trap"
The only "DAT" Master copy of this track was lost 20 years ago in 1997 somewhere between Dom's Studio and Music House in Holloway Road. Dom has been searching for this holy grail of "Amen choppage" since, the only reference to it a crusty recording of a Grooverider show from 1998. At various points there have been glimmers of hope of the wearabouts of the track in its entirety, with much excitement from avid followers who have given "The Trap" a status akin to a cult classic film. Many years, rifled sheds, boxes and lofts later, the breakthrough everyone is waiting for happens. It is Christmas 2016 and a subversive character from Australia sends in the full original quality version, recorded from DAT tape, to Dom & Roland Productions HQ. After a full going over in Dom's lab and a wonderful new mastering job by beau at 1087 the amen legend known only as "The Trap" is ready to be unleashed.

"Swarm" unreleased from 96/97 Metalheadz at Blue Note era.

Track durations are not listed on release.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): DDDØ2T A BEAU @ TEN EIGHT SEVEN BH71488-01 A₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): DDDØ2T B BH71488-01 B₁

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June 30, 2017
Release notes from Bandcamp:
'Gold limited edition vinyl "Dubs from the Dungeons" Release no.2. Another double sided highly sought after Dubplate from the "Metalheadz Blue Note" era. Previously thought lost in the depth of the dungeons 20 years ago. The original DAT tapes have been found and have been freshly mastered for this exciting April 2017 release!'


April 28, 2017

anyone know what years these tracks were produced? more words..


April 12, 2017

The Trap is one of the scenes ultimate holy grails of the techstep movement, the pinnacle of Doms sound in the late 90s if you ask me.

I never thought this one would ever see the light of day, bag a copy right now before the prices go through the roof!

Can't wait to see what other unreleased gems are unearthed on this sub label.