Internal Affairs ‎– In My Soul

Label:
Reinforced Records ‎– RIVET 1246
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Vinyl, 12"
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Tracklist

Other Side
A1 In My Soul
A2 Find A Way
This Side
AA1 Hands To Heaven
AA2 Shinin' Down On Me

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Notes

Track A1 samples:
Vocal from Tramaine - Fall Down (Spirit Of Love)

Track A2 samples:
Vocal from Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation

Track AA1 samples:
Vocal from David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021260 124669
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): RIVET 1246 A *-J.T.S.-*
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): RIVET 1246 AA *-J.T.S.-*

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thelaw84

thelaw84

June 20, 2017
No debate for me... i think this is the best four tracker in hardcore / jungle / D&B history. Every single track is a classic as well as a prototype for Metalheadz and forward thinking D&B as a whole. Amazing work
Collector_Cave_Guy

Collector_Cave_Guy

November 18, 2016
edited 12 months ago

Considering its age, this release illustrates just how good these producers where, not just technically, but in terms of their ideas so early in the D&B scene. The pace is a little slower than other Jungle belters that had already drooped before them, and this along with the diverse choice of sounds, beat construction and arrangement made these tracks shine. For me side B features the two stand out tracks, with Shinin' Down On Me showcasing how good the music was going to get in just a few short years. Sublime stuff.
Jakhutchins

Jakhutchins

August 22, 2015

Hands to heaven has to be my all time favourite which is hard as there's so much out there. For me this track is done perfectly from start to finish. Pure Bliss
Wickedmarkonwax

Wickedmarkonwax

February 15, 2015

Shinin' down on me an absolute classic , haunting dark sounds , a trip heads dream :-)
junglist1976

junglist1976

January 15, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

The record that (for me) changed it all. If you have heard Goldies Timeless LP, this record is the prototype. Absolutely stunning.
steve_j

steve_j

August 16, 2009
edited over 8 years ago
It's been written a number of times that Marc Mac and Dego (aka 4 Hero), along with Goldie (aka Metalheadz) wrote the blueprint for drum'n'bass. This record must surely be regarded as one of the critical tunes that paved the way for the development of the sound. Floating about as early as late summer of 93, this EP was, and still is incredibly ahead of its time - two years before Inner City Life, one year before Parallel Universe.

The lead track 'In My Soul' with its twisting vocal refrain, lush drops, and bending sounds. 'Find A Way' is more a nod to the classic hardcore sound that had precursed this release, with its stabby sounds, grinding breakbeat, and screeching vocal, but at the same time still retains an air of sophistication of the music to come.

On the flip, 'Hands To Heaven', is a mellower, laid-back affair, with its at times pitch-shifting break, lush synth washes, as well as all manner of other sounds and vocal samples. Finally, 'Shinin' Down On Me', is my stand-out track, starting off quite dark and menacing, with more pitch-shifting breaks crunching away. However, as it progresses, a lush synth sound and 'You take my breath away' female vocal and the most subtle of twisting mentasm sounds really give it a laid-back vibe. And not forgetting the most sublime of drops about a third into the track, where the title vocal is layered over the most uplifting chord riff.

Essential.

Record_Claw

Record_Claw

May 22, 2008
edited over 7 years ago

I am amazed to be the first person writing a review on this ultra rare seminal release from the most innovative label in the history of Hardcore / Drum and Bass. This is a four track EP produced by Manix, Tek 9 and Goldie in collaboration, and the results will not disappoint. All the usual classic reinforced synths and strings are present but where these tracks really stood out was in their tempo. Heard within any mix at the time (see Doc Scott at Wedding Anniversary 2, and Peshay virtually anywhere) these tunes hit you with a seemingly down tempo vibe, although this is more to do with the drum programming, and real time vocals. Although more twisted vocals do appear on 'In My Soul'!. The vocals on 'Hands to Heaven' and 'Find a Way' are stunning as is the production, and paved the way for a more laid back, mellow drum and bass sound. These tunes were years ahead of their time, and still stand alone as great tracks just to listen to to this day.

This is without doubt one of my favourite releases of all time, and I would recommend all Headz to buy on sight!