Hidden Agenda ‎– Channel

Metalheadz ‎– MET H 031
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP


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(P)&(C) 1998 Metalheadz Ltd.
Made in England

Distributed by Vinyl Distribution Ltd.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): METH 031 A-1-1-\
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): Stu.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA, stamped): METH 031 AA-1-1-\

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
METH031D Hidden Agenda Channel(3xFile, WAV) Metalheadz METH031D UK 1998
METH031 Hidden Agenda Channel(12", EP, Promo, W/Lbl) Metalheadz METH031 UK 1998 Sell This Version


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February 8, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

For me this release is all about No Man's Land.. that mid point drop into that killer deep bassline is fantastic. Vibes all over this tune! Whole record is good imho but No Man's Land kills any dance floor


May 4, 2011
I remember that you could play Channel Beyond both at 33 and 45 rpm and it always sounded grand :-)


August 3, 2008

Wow, it's been approximately 10 years since this release dropped, and I'm sort of realizing that something I fully thought would become the future of drum and bass seems to go down in history as more of a forgotten gem. Granted, I may very well be out of touch with current drum and bass, but, I seriously have never heard anything else in the genre even close to this this 12" since 1998. This is such an amazing release ! And it still blows my mind to this day how awesome it is. Talk about marrying electro with liquid sub-basssss funk, Holy shit, the dnb mix of this 12" also ties in that unique dnb stutter-step type of rhythm; it's literally brilliant. I'm a huge fan of Hidden Agenda, and they obviously went on to make some other rad material with the Dispatch label, but, in all honestly, nothing comes close to Channel in my opinion, it's that fresh. I really really really hope someone re-discovers this gem and realizes that this is where drum and bass could have gone (or at least maintained a healthy sub-genre consisting of likened material). I don't mean to sound like a bitter old man, but, seriously... peep this shit and tell me what the fuck.

Oh yeah, and the electro version of Channel kicks a lot of ass! If you are a fan of the genre, do not sleep on this single, you will absolutely love the BSide mix.