L.T.J. Bukem* ‎– Demon's Theme / A Couple Of Beats

Label:
Good Looking Records ‎– GLR 001
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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Tracklist

A Demon's Theme
B A Couple Of Beats

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Notes

Original press with L.T.J.-3 etched in the run out plays at 33 rpm. Remastered mid nineties repress with identical label plays at 45 and is shorter than the original, the same stampers were also used for the 2000 repress.

Track A samples:
Tangerine Dream - 'Yellowstone Park (Rocky Mountains)' (panpipes)
Malcolm McLaren & The World's Famous Supreme Team - 'Buffalo Gals' (african style vocal)
Rhythmatic - 'Frequency' (breakdown)
Holy Ghost Inc. - 'Psycho Missus'
The Winstons - 'Amen Brother' (breakbeat)
Isaac Hayes - 'Breakthrough' (breakbeat)

BPM:
A: 146
AA: 146

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021497 401823
  • Barcode (Scan): 5021497401823
  • Matrix / Runout: L.T.J.-3

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shalabare

shalabare

March 1, 2017
Personal note: Here in 2017, a whopping 25 years after its release, this is my 6 year old's favorite track to fall asleep to. "Too slow," he said at the intro, and I was like, "No, dude, this is the most hectic track you'll ever hear." My older brother introduced me to jungle and DnB back in '94, and this was one of his favorites. Long live jungle! I knew it was the music of the future, I just didn't know what breakbeat, dubstep, and glitch would come to look like!
DOCTOR_DIATRIBE23

DOCTOR_DIATRIBE23

April 28, 2016
Well seeming I usually go for the more darker and intense beats I'd say lets not forget LTJ Bukem- A Couple Of Beats.... Ruffage with them beats... ;)
buzz_lighter

buzz_lighter

December 17, 2015
Who is the girl behind the "Hey yeah yeaaaah ehh yeah" vocal part in A Couple Of Beats? I'm dying to know, it's so majestic!
masaq

masaq

April 15, 2015

This release needs no introduction so I will get right down to it. This is an essential release for any D & B DJ. If like me you were around at the time of release, this is a very special tune. If you're new to the scene, I can't think of a more fitting intro to D & B. A great tune stands the test of time and this still graces many a set today. A lush intro, layered, polished, a pounding bass line and drums. Before you know know it - there it is. Bukem in full effect. Every time I hear this tune I instinctively reach for the volume knob. I must admit, I do prefer the longer original 33 release. Worth checking out if you've only heard the later 45 repress.
mattindro

mattindro

May 30, 2014
One of the greatest records ever made. A moment in time.
h4ndcrafted

h4ndcrafted

September 1, 2013

Good lookings first. Demon's Theme so different at the time, epic and long like 'Music' Jungle wasn't the smae after this, the bar had been raised!
basementphil

basementphil

February 16, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
This track was originally going to be released on Basement Records. Bukem had done a special Mix tape for me in 1991 as I used to supply him with promos in my Basement Records shop in Reading Berks. On that tape was a track called Demons Theme, it blew me away and I told Danny it would change the game. At the time Danny was unconvinced but when I offered to release it on my Basement Records label he cut a plate for me. Wax Doctor and DJ Lee who were Basement DJs took the plate and battered it, this extra attention created a huge DJ Demand so Danny now convinced he had a hit asked me if I would mind if he started his own label instead of releasing on Basement. I thought it was a great idea and helped out as I distributed the label for all of its formative years and am proud just to of being involved with this wonderful ground breaking label.
fecklessscrounger

fecklessscrounger

January 21, 2011
All time classic original jungle IMO, not sure it was 1991 though? More 1993 was the first time I recall anyone actually hearing it?
jw800

jw800

August 8, 2010

@ Stuck_In_1992, you nailed it.

"trying to break free from the sound of the time"
Nepthys

Nepthys

March 2, 2010
Didn't really understand the whole Jungle thing until a guy called LTJ Bukem came along with a track - Demon's Theme. Perhaps it's because of pre-existing tastes in music, but the sound really did work for me. The tribal breaks combined with various flora and fauna ambience always puts me in the midst of a misty green jungle.