Hidden Agenda ‎– Dispatches

Metalheadz ‎– MET H 025
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A Dispatches # 1
AA Dispatches # 2

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(C) 1996 Metalheads Music Ltd.
(P) 1996 Metalheadz Music Ltd.
Made in England

Distributed by Vinyl Distribution Ltd.

Tracklisting on back sleeve: A. Dispatches # 1 AA. Dispatches # 2
Tracklisting on label: A. Despatch#1 B. Despatch#2

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): METH 025 A-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): METH 025 B-1-1-1

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MET H 025 Hidden Agenda Dispatches(12", W/Lbl) Metalheadz MET H 025 UK 1996 Sell This Version
METH025X Hidden Agenda Dispatches(2xFile, FLAC, RM) Metalheadz METH025X UK 2020
none Hidden Agenda Dispatches(File, MP3, RM) Metalheadz none UK 2020
MET H 025 Hidden Agenda Despatch #1 & #2(12", Promo) Metalheadz MET H 025 UK 1996 Sell This Version
METH025D Hidden Agenda Despatch#1 / Despatch#2(2xFile, WAV, RE) Metalheadz METH025D UK Unknown


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November 22, 2015

i'm a lucky guy, cos i have this vinyl in original since 1996. amazing tracks on both sides.
i don't know if someone have dispatches 2 in mix, called " lost in bass 1" from 1996 on fritz club radio from berlin. If yes, please!!! let me know. I need it^^ cheers


October 15, 2009
All time classic DnB tune. Impressive programming, its the beginning of what I would call the "Precision Beat-Editing Era within DnB" when producers started editing, rather then looping the beat, in this case an Amen Break.

When I first heared this 12" in a cologne catacomb venue when DJ Bleed (actual part-owner of germany's DE:BUG magazine) dropped it, it made me smile and dance. I wish DnB would come back to this complexity, sexiness and flow. Way Ahead of its time. Goes well with anything from the Certificate 18 Catalogue.


July 13, 2007
edited over 13 years ago

One of those great 12" gems. Both sides are equal in quality.

"Despatch #1"

The deep drones that float in and out are an excellent backdrop to the busy, yet funky breaks. The entire track has a certain "air" about it. Sparse in melody, but in the best way.

"Despatch #2"

Constantly moving with many sides to it. Warm subs and strong beats are accompanied by ghostly pads and fragments of distant pianos. A truly progressive track with a rather unconventional structure. Repeated listening is a must.