Jo ‎– R Type / Imagine The Future

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Awesome Records ‎– SL 017
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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A R Type
AA Imagine The Future

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Made in England

Track A samples music from the computer game 'R-Type' and dialogue from the film 'Darkman'.

Track B samples Black Dog, The – Virtual on Black Dog Productions.

There is a repressed version of this with a white label and black writing.

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  • Matrix / Runout (That Side): SL 017 A ∗ ‒ J.T.S. ‒ ∗
  • Matrix / Runout (This Side): SL 017 AA SHOUT TO IPSWICH MASSIVE ∗ ‒ J.T.S. ‒ ∗ RESPEC - SLIPMATT + LIME - FREESTYLE + R - JJ + DEVIOUS - ALL AWESOME CREW

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aidiothir

aidiothir

January 19, 2018
edited about 1 month ago

While ''R Type'' is a typical later Jungle 1994 style track rather than it's released date, it is very boring for my taste and very simple. For me is all about the totally different b-side ''imagine the future'' with it's previous darkside breakbeat/hardcore 1993 vibe, a track that sounds like something from RAM records of that era. Am i the only one who prefers the b-side of this release?
danoates

danoates

November 29, 2017
Buy the friction remix for a fiver , the original is on the b side. Easy
j_ellemore

j_ellemore

November 5, 2017
Seminal. Perfect Jungle / DnB track. Hard, Minimal, Dark, Deep, Rolling with a wicked bassline. I remember first hearing this at Lazerdrome in 93, and going back every week to hear it again. A classic of the era.
TRIGGER82

TRIGGER82

October 10, 2017
Both Timeless classics, As the Record label states... Awesome 👍👍
TRAINSPOTTER47

TRAINSPOTTER47

July 10, 2017

Yeah more piss-taking sellers doin wot they do best, i wont pay more than a score for one o these jeee
petecannon

petecannon

March 13, 2017
You lot taking the piss with your re-press prices. Fuck off...
laughing-gor

laughing-gor

August 17, 2016
It's kind of ironic, yet also incredibly cool, that one of the girl dancers out of SL2 could actually make a record which was better than that well-known act could make themselves!

Now, that's not intended to disrespect either women generally, or SL2 as a group (who of course made a few classic tunes themselves and do deserve the respect of those of us who later called ourselves "junglists"), but the guys in SL2 couldn't come up with anything quite as amazing as this!

Those of us of a certain age will remember when breakbeat/hardcore was dividing into "helium vocal/piano" tunes or "dark" - I took the latter route, which of course became jungle, then drum & bass. While this isn't the hardest or darkest tune of the period, it's a long way from the squeaky vocals and lame piano lines of what was becoming so-called "happy" hardcore.

Well, happy hardcore never made me particularly happy - what made me happy was crashing Amens and wall-busting basslines on tunes like this! "Dark" core may have been dark and moody, but it was never miserable! :)

Like another reviewer states, it's hard to say exactly what is so great about this tune; it just is. Though I think it may be that it has so many memorable parts - the bass, the drums, the synth leads - yet it doesn't sound even remotely mainstream or commercial. Yet it probably was a commercial success: considering the number of compilations this tune is on, it must have sold a six-figure amount based on compilation sales alone.

Played by pretty much everyone back in the day, from Grooverider to Hype to Nicky Blackmarket to... er... me :) I remember this still getting spins at Raindance and Future Dance raves as recently as 2002, which was probably the last time I ever went to a d&b/hardcore event, and it was still getting reloads even then!

A 100% certified classic, which I still love today.
merrimaker9

merrimaker9

October 11, 2014
Came out at the end of 93 but was droped right through the 90s. in 95 every one was playing in there sets I thought there was a 95 remix but it was the original still sounding fresh
JohnnyMassacre

JohnnyMassacre

December 6, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
Why is this so good? You can't really describe it; but every part of this track is so right in a way that pretenders could never identify. The vibe is just straight up proper jungle; and it's no fucking joke. Serious shit.

This is one of the rare tracks that always and I mean ALWAYS gets a reaction and garners respect for the DJ. Just drop it.
MRJAE

MRJAE

November 23, 2010
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