Jonny L ‎– I'm Leavin'

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XLS 56CD Jonny L I'm Leavin'(CD, Single) XL Recordings XLS 56CD UK 1995 Sell This Version
XLS 56 CD, XLS 56CD, XLS56CD, 825.0056.22 Jonny L I'm Leavin'(CD, Single) XL Recordings, XL Recordings, XL Recordings, XL Recordings XLS 56 CD, XLS 56CD, XLS56CD, 825.0056.22 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
XLT 56 DJ Jonny L I'm Leavin'(12", W/Lbl) XL Recordings XLT 56 DJ UK 1995 Sell This Version
XLT 56 Jonny L I'm Leavin'(12", Single) XL Recordings XLT 56 UK 1995 Sell This Version
XLT 56 DJ Jonny L I'm Leavin'(12", Promo) XL Recordings XLT 56 DJ UK 1995 Sell This Version

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foogoo

foogoo

August 12, 2018
referencing I'm Leavin', CD, Single, XLS 56CD
What a thrilling vocal on Im Leavin. Truly amazing track. More Life and I Want You are cracking too.
stringz23

stringz23

July 17, 2018
referencing I'm Leavin', 12", Single, XLT 56

as ever with Jonny L, originality is the order of the day.
busta1

busta1

June 10, 2017
referencing I'm Leavin', 12", Single, XLT 56
I forgot to mention this is a serious amen work out! Real roller but ruff as fook!
Collector_Cave_Guy

Collector_Cave_Guy

March 28, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing I'm Leavin', 12", Promo, XLT 56 DJ

'I Want You' is epic with fierce Amen chops, house tones, classy vocals and serious rhythm. The bassline is heavy as well. Serious track.

'I'm Leavin' is another epic dance floor bomb with wicked summer vibes and rolling breaks.

As stated earlier this is Jonny L at his epic fun best.

kobochat

kobochat

November 29, 2016
referencing I'm Leavin', CD, Single, XLS 56CD

That star I removed is solely because they used the radio edit of the title track. Why did they have to do that? The vinyl got the full version, so why'd they choose to butcher it for the CD? The original track is fantastic, atmospheric, beautiful, catchy as hell... the radio edit, as usual, just cuts out all the best parts, gets rid of the flow and personality... ugh. Radio edits seriously just need to die.

...But, if you rip the CD to the computer, throw the first track in the recycle bin, then swap it out with a CD-rip of the full version from XL Recordings: The Fifth Chapter - The Heavyweight Selection, you have yourself a nice set of 4 perfect tracks. All of them are emotional, intricate, and just generally great. Coming off his rave singles I wasn't expecting to like this very much (I'm not big on DnB), but I was left thoroughly impressed. Definitely recommend.

(And yes, I did buy that compilation album just to get that one track. Don't regret it, either. Maybe one day I'll listen to the rest of it.)
dav_12002

dav_12002

November 14, 2015
referencing I'm Leavin', 12", Single, XLT 56
🎵I'm leavin without you🎵 i can sing this all day! What a tune, jungle vibes galore. Jonny L i salute you forever
moogacid

moogacid

April 15, 2013
referencing I'm Leavin', 12", Single, XLT 56
....wanna hear the full version of 'More Life' [please]
dopplerfm

dopplerfm

August 3, 2012
referencing I'm Leavin', 12", Single, XLT 56
high quality production from Jonny L on this and the drumwork really stands out. essential.
breakbeatscientist

breakbeatscientist

March 10, 2012
referencing I'm Leavin', 12", Promo, XLT 56 DJ

What can I say about this release here apart from all tracks featured are absolutely essential for anyone who loves hard edged jungle/drum & bass. Sounding well ahead of it's time compared to other tracks released around 1995. 'I'm Leavin' is a storming amen-fest of a tune with powerful, emotive vocals from Dee and soaring synths. An extremely intelligently produced track which never let's up on the dancefloor either.

'More Life (Edit)' heads to more darker territory with sinister, distorted robotic vocal samples stating 'I want more life' combined with heavy breaks.

Before you can say that's your fill of outstanding tracks on one EP, the final track comes in to floor you into submission. I first heard 'I Want You' on an old Ray Keith mixtape back in 1995 and had spent about 13 years trying to I.D. it.
Starting off with twisting bass throbs and simplistic breaks, it then confuses you by introducing a familiar house music, keyboard section. Then blasts you with heavy-as-hell pitched down and chopped-up amens, and a stuttering female vocal. 'I Want You' contains equal doses of smoothness and rough qualities which makes it perfect listening for the body and the soul.

Jonny could do no wrong with this release. 5/5
0e0

0e0

September 3, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
referencing I'm Leavin', 12", Single, XLT 56

One of the best EPs in the genre. From the haunting and catchy vocal tunes to the tearin' and dystopic bladerunner sampling "more life", the production quality and execution is infallible. "I want you" is one of the first tracks to use a pitched-down amen and it has wonderful instrumentation (in golden era of house sort of way). "I'm leavin'" would still make a great last tune of the night despite the lyrics-so very touching! Sam has the most intricate apache work i've ever heard on wax with really nice lush synths and a wonderful vocoded vocal bit.

This is an example of self-realized dnb at its' finest.