John B ‎– Up All Night / Take Control

Metalheadz ‎– METH 041
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


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  • Barcode: 6 66017 02101 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): RETURN OF THE HEADZ. MPO METH 041 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA): MPO METH 041 AA1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
METH041CD, METH041CDD John B Up All Night(2xFile, WAV) Metalheadz, Metalheadz METH041CD, METH041CDD UK 2002
METH 041 John B Up All Night / Take Control(12", RP) Metalheadz METH 041 UK 2007 Sell This Version
METH 041R John B Up All Night (Remix)(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Metalheadz METH 041R UK 2002 Sell This Version
none John B Up All Night(CDr, Maxi, Promo) Metalheadz none UK 2002 Sell This Version
METH 041CD John B Up All Night(CD, Single) Metalheadz METH 041CD UK 2002 Sell This Version


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January 10, 2016
Such a fun tune to throw in the mix.. A genuine anthem. One to fill the big arena events. This sold by the bucket loads and rightly so... (Double drop with the atlantis remix...)


July 23, 2015
I have always played this at 33 - a side is a breaks track and the b side is a downtempo UK garage track

It doesn't work at 45 in its D+B guise due to the reedy snares and chipmunk vocals


May 29, 2015

classic throwback.. sounds better at 4-6% slower~ 4/5


February 4, 2014
Well yeah, Micky must have been Twisted Individual before his acc got closed, haha. Ok, I do not mean to insult him, different strokes for different folks, but calling this the worst Metalheadz release ever sort of makes your "drum and bass authenticity" questionable.

John B definitely is a divisive character in the scene, but it's pointless to the deny genius behind Up All Night. There's a certain reason why it is still spinned these days by literally everyone. Whether one hates the chipmunk vocals, the cheesy trancey theme or not, this is an essential Metalheadz package, a classic release.


October 30, 2013
a definate nod to the early 90's with this one!!! i love everything about the original hardcore sound! i love everything about this john b track.the rave stabs,the classic rave piano's,its about time that d&b paid back its respect dues to what created it in the first place for what was born out of the late 80's acid house revolution. Something alot of modern d&b followers are either not aware of or basicly don't care about & why should they eh???? its all about 'here & whats happening now' 25 years later.....or is it?????????????? i think its a wicked tune! definate thumbs up if you love a huge slice,stab & sound of the past bought forward into the present.......mmmmmmmm yeahhhh i can smell the ardcore nostagia in the air.....not to mention the vicks vapour rub!!!!!! lol 5/5


August 25, 2013
Whatever, I caned it. We all did. Why? Fat hoover, tight synth and a rave stab. What else do you want.


July 26, 2013
That flute sample is so familiar to another song that uses the same tone of the flute, I am on a quest to find which song that is, if anybody can help me out then that would be amazing. amazing tune, master.


January 23, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
Micky2bad must be Twisted Individual in disguise. What he fails to mention is this is a seminal D&B track which helped to resuscitate the ailing Metalheadz brand. It was a moment in drum & bass history that faithfully and respectfully took the DNA of hardcore and injected it into a futuristic D&B mould. "Up All Night" has a beautiful introduction, masterful build up, cavernous bassline and rewindable drop. Made in four days by John B ... probably less time than it took Micky2bad to come up with his comment. 5/5.


April 16, 2010
edited over 8 years ago

Hi micky2bad,
I think with this opinion you MUST be the only one in the universe! But nevermind everybody has diferent taste, I´ve got same problem with this tune:

Shimon & Andy C - Body Rock

But I can´t say "one of the worst", "just" don´t like it (and it´s strange, because I´m the fan of RAM records :-)

And John B is for me something like Paul Van Dyk of drum & bass - he uses very sweet and trance sounds.
Have a nice day everybody!

Pavel Kropac


December 30, 2008
Possibly one of the worst releases on metalheads ever.
A travesty of a tune which I had the misfortune of hearing at every rave between 2000 and 20002 , With its half arsed hi pitched chipmunk vocals and predictable reese bassline all sprinkled on top of weak beats which in turn spawned a thousand carbon copies equally as bad if not worse than the original.
The only saving grace for this 12" was the fact that I sold it on ebay for £50:00.