Origin Unknown ‎– Eastern Promise EP

RAM Records ‎– RAMM 002
Vinyl, 12", EP, Promo, White Label, 33 ⅓ RPM, Stamped

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This record was never officially released by Ram, but there are white label Promo copies in existence. As Per Nigel It was going to be released on Deep Seven but never was.

Tracks A1 & A2 sample:
Vocal "Do It" from Derek B - Good Groove
Dialogue from the T.V. show Buck Rogers In the 25th Century

Tracks AA1 & AA2 sample:
Vocal from Sybil - Walk On By

Track AA2 samples:
Excerpt from PBS documentary entitled The Summer Of Love

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): RAMM 002-A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA): RAMM 002-AA1
  • Other (Runout Etchings Side A): A Porky Prime Cut A Desired State Productions Fax 0268 571301. PR-M
  • Other (Runout Etchings Side AA): A Porky Primer Fax No. Over. B PR-M

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RAMM 002 Origin Unknown Eastern Promise EP(12", EP, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (Origin Unknown) RAMM 002 UK 2011 Sell This Version
RAMM 002 Origin Unknown Eastern Promise EP(12", EP, TP, W/Lbl) RAM Records RAMM 002 UK 1992 Sell This Version


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September 4, 2017

Silly prices, they really are, so look forward to these still being up for sale in years to come😊


August 29, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Silly money for some good, but average tunes, not worth the money being asked on the original, should be paying between £20 and £60 not £250. So you are definately better off buying the unofficial release. My choice on the best made tunes on this and going by the videos below, is Losing U mix 1. A good all round tune. Secondly Eastern Promise mix 2 is definately the better mix of the 2 mixes.


September 11, 2014
Andy c was 16 when he made this , his d,day is on the same day as mine 6/4/76 , how did find the funds to produce at that age I had safe for few weeks just to go to a rave in 1992 let alone have samplers, synths, drum machine, atria and dat recorders


August 2, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
Okay ..... I had 3 copies of this. It wasn't a 1993 record it was 1992 Seduction played it at Fatazia's NYE 92/93 event. Also as per Nigel it was going to be released on Deep Seven it just didn't happen. It came out when things were going all Dark and moody or Happy Hardcore and very tinny sounding. That's all folks ;)


May 20, 2012
edited over 6 years ago


May 18, 2012
edited over 3 years ago

The original is kind of beige on the label two versions one with red stamp one with the black both labels are obviously 20 year old off white (beige) don't get ripped off! I sold one on here and have seen both original versions. I talked to one of the guys who made this (Nigel) it was never going to be released on Ram in the first place but on another label Deep Seven. It never happened.


April 7, 2012
Be carefully between this and the bootleg, you don't want to pay £200 for a bootleg.
The original is stamped and the bootleg has the same looking stamp but on a sticker.


September 5, 2011
mmmmmmmmmm a cheeky unofficial copy has circulated on the scene so for those of you a little hard up and desperate for a copy this one offers an affordable option and of superb sound quality but still not easy to obtain


April 9, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

By far the hardest to find 12 in the RAM catalogue, this unreleased EP has gone down as one of the rarest and most sought after records in Hardcore / Drum n Bass history. The reason for it not getting past the promo stage is unknown, but the most likely reason is probably a sample clearance issue. It is thought that no more than 250 copies were pressed, so when a copy comes up for sale now it commands vast sums of money with RAM collectors across the globe fighting to get their hands on a copy to complete their collections!

Well worth tracking down, my personal favourite being the second track on the A side, but all four tracks are solid. This was the first and last truly Hardcore sounding release by Origin Unknown before they followed it up with the darkside masterpiece that made them a household name in dnb circles, The Touch / Valley of the Shadows.


January 18, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

Those lovely sine bells, and the squeaky 'I just can't get over losing you'... Hardcore at it's most sublime. Classic twilight period '92 tune.