Origin Unknown ‎– The Touch / Valley Of The Shadows

RAM Records ‎– RAMM 004
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


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Produced and Written for Desired State Productions.
Mastered at JTS studios.
Published by Oakden Music.
℗&© 1993 Ram Records.


Track A & AA samples:
Countdown from a NASA launch.

Track A samples:
Vocal from Alisha Warren - Touch Me

Track AA samples:
Dialogue from the TV documentary series Q.E.D. Glimpses Of Death episode.

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Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RAMM 004D Origin Unknown The Touch / Valley Of The Shadows(2xFile, MP3, 320) RAM Records RAMM 004D UK 2009
RAMM 004D Origin Unknown The Touch / Valley Of The Shadows(2xFile, WAV) RAM Records RAMM 004D UK 2009
RAMM 004R Origin Unknown The Touch / Valley Of The Shadows (Remixes)(12") RAM Records RAMM 004R UK 1993 Sell This Version
RAMM 004RD Origin Unknown The Touch / Valley Of The Shadows (Remixes)(2xFile, WAV, RE) RAM Records RAMM 004RD UK Unknown
RAMM 004 Origin Unknown The Touch / Shadows(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sta) RAM Records RAMM 004 UK 1993 Sell This Version


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September 6, 2017

Valley Of The Shadows was also the name of an Episode on the 1967 drama The Invaders...Wonder if that's where they got the name from?


July 28, 2017
edited 5 months ago

I got this early and the same week the remix dropped. I heard it all month on Don FM I was 16 and rocked out to this the whole summer before heading to college. Ram killed it!!! Andy C at his absolute best, king of the rollers? Of course it is and it pointed the scene in a new direction and Ram became one the big boys.. with the biggest tune of 93. The touch is no slouch either a banger for sure.. ram made some heavy weights back in the day this Valley of the shadows 31 seconds was and still is a mighty.


July 2, 2017
God Bless Andy C quality track from one of the best !!!!


August 2, 2016
edited 6 months ago
My Nan's radio was locked on to London's Kool FM 94.5 during my visit... '31 Seconds' started playing = blew me away. After searching around for this 12" I got a tip that a record store in Manor House, North London had a few copies. Naturally I picked up the vinyl.

Many years later I was at Notting Hill Carnival - Norman Jay's Good Times sound system on West Row/Southern Row... he dropped this + people literally went flying, 8k people simply going nuts on a sunny London day.

If you weren't around at the time when this was released... it's hard to explain the carnage '31 Seconds' caused. Guaranteed to make people move & shake things up!


January 30, 2016
This was my first drum & bass 12" I bought back in 95! First heard it on a DJ Hype studio mix tape in 93 and he does his famous 'beep scratch' over it. I'm glad that it only got an 'awake' mix in 96. (Called reworks now) just to freshen it up a bit. And it's been left alone ever since, considering where Ram records are now is no bad thing. As they have gone down the chart route now (a shame) and 99% of their releases in the last few years have been for the 'radio 1' market and not the underground. Sad but true.


March 3, 2015
I am usually the odd man out when i say i like The Touch way more then the Valley. it is more frantic which is more my style for sure


November 15, 2013
I think this is one of those tracks that confuses the Jungle vs Drum & Bass labelling issue. Reletively simplified beats at a time (1993) when breakbeat chops were getting crazier and crazier. It must be one of the first pure DnB rollers.


June 14, 2011
Infact all the samples can be found on the music of life series Beats, Breaks and scratches by Simon Harris that came out in the late 80's / early 90's


April 6, 2011
with this track I was inspired for the first time in the jungle-d'n'b music !!!
this is my beginning, my favourite track best ever!!!


January 3, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

The drumbeat, bell-synth and "31 Seconds" sample used for Valley of the Shadows all originated from a sample CD that came free with September 1993's Future Music Magazine, cat# FMCD 01.