Kev Bird ‎– This Is A Trip

Basement Records ‎– BRSS 012
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A This Is A Trip 4:57
AA1 Let's Turn It Out 5:42
AA2 Eloquence 5:19



Track A samples:
Vocal from M.C. Duke - I'm Riffin' (English Rasta)

Track AA1 samples:
Beat from Armando - Confusion's Revenge

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): Andy 92'
  • Barcode: 5 021497 401120

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BRSS 012 Kev Bird Eloquence E.P(12", EP, TP, W/Lbl) Basement Records BRSS 012 UK 1992 Sell This Version
BRSS 012 Kev Bird This Is A Trip(3xFile, MP3, 320) Basement Records BRSS 012 UK Unknown
none Kev Bird This Is A Trip(Acetate, 12") Copymasters none UK 1992 Sell This Version
SENT 1218 Kev Bird This Is A Trip(12", RM, TP) Sound Entity Records SENT 1218 UK 2018 Sell This Version
SENT1218 Kev Bird This Is A Trip(12", RE, RM) Sound Entity Records SENT1218 UK 2018 Sell This Version


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February 23, 2019
edited 3 months ago
This is a Trip was the one that got the most air time - probably as it was the slickest to mix. That said, the AA1 and AA2 on the flip were the more sophisticated productions. Let's turn it Out gives us a sneak of the pad driven sound that was to become ' intelligent' or 'liquid' or 'atmospheric' dnb... Eloquence tells a different story - letting us know that dnb may have had a hip hop and breakbeat founding, but owes a lot to the mechanical angles of techno. I'm guessing this was a late '92 track. Sounds moved so quickly back in the early 90s, producers experimenting with their kit, getting a track or two out every week to acetate/dub- every other track was a new vibe. You had to be there on the dance floor to experience what it was like to hear a killer fresh track... sometimes the floor just stood still, stunned because of a new sound. A golden age.



September 7, 2017
This was one of my favourite tunes in my record box in '92.


May 28, 2012
When Kev returned from the studio with this EP I was once again over the moon with the tunes. Kev always knew exactly what buttons to press at the exact time capturing the sound of the Rave and nudging it forward at the same time.
'This is a Trip' was being battered across the UK within a couple of weeks of the Promos going out and reached Anthem status. Once again the two AA tracks got overlooked at first bar a few DJs. Once again when 'This is a Trip' started to fade away 'Let's Turn It Out' and 'Eloquence (my fave track on this ep) were getting a lot of play.


September 26, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
Love this track ! I love the way the percussion " skips " along in the intro , and indeed through the rest of the track . Though the ultimate old-skool high MUST be that break ! Those chords.. that BASS.. then that Jack " Basement " Smooth percussion again . Absolute bliss .