Kaotic Chemistry ‎– LSD EP

Moving Shadow ‎– SHADOW 20
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP


This Side
X1 Illegal Subs 5:01
X2 Drum Trip II 4:36
Other Side
Y1 Space Cakes 4:46
Y2 L.S.D. 3:50

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Sleeve Front:

Sleeve Back:
ENQUIRIES - 0438 749930 • DON'T DO DRUGS


- Issued in a grey recycled printed sleeve with a moving shadow record label inner sleeve.
- A purple vinyl pressing exists as well.
- Sides X and Y are swapped and wrongly displayed on both the sleeve and the label, the listing above is in the correct order.
- Y2 ends in a locked groove.
- X2 is displayed as Drumtrip II and Y2 as LSD on the sleeve.

X1 samples:
Beatbox from T La Rock - Three Minutes Of Beat Box (Beatbox)
Vocal from Catch 22 - Ghetto Child
Vocal from The Family Stand - Ghetto Heaven
Scratching from Beastie Boys - Car Thief
MCing from Carl Cox's set at Dreamscape III
Breakbeat from Prince and The New Power Generation - Do Your Dance (Ethereal Mix)

X2 samples:
Vocal from Catch-22 - Boogie Down (Do It)
Bell noise from Whodini - Magic's Wand

Track Y1 samples:
The Blapps Posse - Bus 'It (It's Time To Get Bzy) (The Final Message)
Synth from House Force - Dance You Can Do It
Synth from Tammy Payne - Free

EP is shown as 'ƎP'

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 022208 000205 >
  • Barcode (Scan): 5022208000205
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side X): SHADOW 20 - X¹ PAULS'
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side Y): SHADOW . 20 - Y1 THE EXCHANGE.

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SHADOWXV 20 Kaotic Chemistry LSD EP(12", EP, RE) Moving Shadow SHADOWXV 20 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SHADOW 20 R Kaotic Chemistry LSD EP (Remixes)(12", EP, Promo) Moving Shadow SHADOW 20 R UK 1992 Sell This Version
SHADOW20 Kaotic Chemistry L.S.D. E.P.(4xFile, WAV, EP) Moving Shadow SHADOW20 UK Unknown
SHADOW 20 Kaotic Chemistry LSD EP(12", EP, TP, Sta) Moving Shadow SHADOW 20 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SHADOW 20 Kaotic Chemistry LSD EP(12", EP, Promo, Rai) Moving Shadow SHADOW 20 UK 1992 Sell This Version


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March 8, 2020
edited 4 months ago

Superb 12". No bad tracks on it, but it's definitely all about "Illegal Subs" for me - I just LOVE that reversed drum pattern!

I played this at south London's "The Drome" venue way back in summer 2001 and it was still getting cheers even as late as that :) Although that was probably the last time I ever played it at a rave, it still brings back happy memories regardless!


October 19, 2019

I don't think I own many EP's this good. As has been said below every track is an absolute bomb. Way ahead of its time both musically and in its sleeve design - not many hardcore producers that fussed about the environment as far as I recall. Amazing how cheap this is going for still, why would you sell it?!


May 16, 2019
ok this is a strange coincidence because i was trippin out over this track having just heard it for the first time lately since around the mid 90s the tape i had it on was stolen frm my apartment in 2002-2003 time period, but i just came across this 80s record that is the source of the samples on this tune CATCH 22 - BOOGIE DOWN (DO IT) (1989) https://www.discogs.com/Catch-22-Boogie-Down-Do-It-Shake-It-Up/release/343078


November 18, 2018
I have a clear, purple and green marble vinyl copy of this, never seen it elsewhere, does anyone else have that?


March 22, 2018
This is the first record Classic Trax ever sold, when we set up trading 20 years ago.


December 10, 2012
edited over 8 years ago

'And the party's still ram jam check it out' sampled from Carl Cox at Dreamscape III!


January 22, 2010
edited over 10 years ago
To the reviewer below, it seems you are mixing up L.S.D with Drum Trip II. The track with the beeps is L.S.D, the tracks with the "Do it now kid, do it now get ill" sample is drum trip II, a remix of the track Drum Trip from the "5 in one night" EP from 1991 (Shadow 005). I don't rate any of the tracks on this EP as any kind of breakthrough or standard within the DnB scene. They are good tracks, but nothing new or remarkable at the time. Just a continuation of the Kaotic chemistry / 2 bad mice strictly drum and bass sound of tunes like waremouse, 2 bad mice and the afore mentioned drum trip. Those tunes are the true prototypes.

Ps - The locked groove mentioned in the notes is wicked for scratching with :)


May 25, 2008
"Do it now kid, do it now get ill."

I really cant believe no one has ever commented on this record.

This is a piece of true-skool DnB history. What you have here is a serious peice of breakbeat hardcore. Not the usual happy stuff of the era. This is proto-jungle at its finest.

And every tune on this is grade a and playable. I remember most DJ;s having 2 copies so they could mix the tunes together since every tune was so playable.

Spacecakes: With that bassline, the crazy breakbeat, the beatbox breakdown, the beastie boys sample and the "People of Rythym!"

Drumtrip II: the beeps man. The beeps and it loops at the end. I used to smash the hell out of this tune. The first time I heard it, I thought some DJ had a tone record and a breakbeat loop. Seriously.

The other songs are classics in there own right. I dont feel like typing anymore, but this record goes down in history as a true classic and influential record. It's just as important as Goldies Saint Angel, Crstl's Warp Drive, Ed Rush and Opticals Wormhole.

This isnt your standard 1992 chipmunk/piano happy vibes. This is straight up DnB in its infacy.

Just ask ANY dj, be them house, techno whatever if they were playing in '92, they had this record in the bin, man.

Dont take my word for it. Randall's newly posted J-Tek set opens up with it. ;) Plus, Dom and Roland did a remix one of the tunes around the time Shy FX's bambatta was on dub.