Equinox (3) ‎– Acid Rain V.I.P.

Planet Mu ‎– ZIQ134
2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM

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A Acid Rain V.I.P. (Breakage Final Chapter Mix)
Remix – BreakageRemix [Additional Remix], Producer [Additional Production] – James Boyle
B Breakestra Ting 7:16
C Do You Understand Me? 8:48
D Forgiving 6:02



All tracks written & produced by Marlon Sterling for Scientific Urban Productions.

Sides A & C play at 33 ⅓ RPM
Sides B & D play at 45 RPM

℗ 2000 Planet Mu Records Ltd.
© 2000 Planet Mu Records Ltd.
Made in England.
Mastered at Heathmans Mastering.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 00116 81341 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching A): VPI05 12 ZIQ 134 A¹
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching B): VPI05 12 ZIQ 134 B¹
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching C): VPI05 12 ZIQ 134 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching D): VPI05 12 ZIQ 134 D¹

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZIQ134 Equinox (3) Acid Rain V.I.P.(4xFile, FLAC, EP) Planet Mu ZIQ134 UK Unknown
ZIQ134 Equinox (3) Acid Rain V.I.P.(2x12", TP) Planet Mu ZIQ134 UK 2006 Sell This Version


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March 29, 2018
For those who know... Acid Rain V.I.P. (Breakage Final Chapter Mix) is perhaps the ultimate amen tune. That break gets absolutely torn to bits in this composition, it puts just about any breakcore tune to shame, the manipulation of beats here is just on another level, surpassing Equinox's original, and even Breakage's initial remix of this song. The bass is also relentlessly pummeling. Not for the faint-hearted and staunchly anti-anthemic, but one of my favourite pieces of music without a doubt


March 25, 2016

I was just about to sell this as acid rain is really not my cup of tea, way too metallic sounding, but...wait! do you understand me is a very tasty piece of break beat manipulation that I hadn't taken notice of first time around.
It's now staying....LOL!!!


November 7, 2008
A sublime 4 track EP of experimental, breakbeat drum n bass showcasing the honed production skills of the beat-jedi that is Equinox!

"Acid Rain" was an old Equinox track produced back in 1996. With the "VIP (Breakage Final Chapter Mix)" Mr Boyle cleans up the rawness of the original whilst still remaining true to it's predessesors vibe. Minimal atmospherics accompany the hard-hitting "Amen" edits and murky bass line. Whilst this remix does the business, I personally believe the original to be the definitive version.

"Breakestra Ting" takes us on a journey into the science lab of Marlon Sterling. Utilising a drum sample from contemporary funk band "Breakestra" as the splintering foundation for the track, Equinox takes the listener on a rollercoaster ride through windchimes, pads, atmospherics and fx. The result is a perfect combination of layered, musicality and 21st century breakbeat science!

"Do You Understand Me?" features cut-ups of both the "Apache" and "Amen" breaks whilst using samples of the "Mentasm" synth stab, gifting the track an intentional Old Skool aesthetic. We're in pure brock-out 'Amenism' territory here so it's no wonder that the track has been going down a storm at 'Technicality'. That said, "Do You Understand Me?" is sure to become a future classic in Drum n Bass!

The final track, "Forgiving", is a beat freaks nirvana! The jazzy, obscure breaks tumble, roll and stutter their way through the underground vibes, leaving the listener breathless, but wanting for more! Various synth lines add breadth to the track, but it's Equinox's virtual drumming that's the icing on the cake here.