Plug ‎– Drum'N'Bass For Papa

Blue Angel Records ‎– ANGEL 1 CD
CD, Album


1 Me & Mr Jones 7:08
2 Drum N Bass Bass For Papa 7:20
3 Cut 7:19
4 Feelings 9:15
5 I Freak Techniques 7:29
6 The Life Of The Mind 8:10
7 Subtle (In Your Face) 8:15
8 Delicious 7:43
9 DBC 8:56
10 Maker Of All 8:10

Companies, etc.


  • Cover [Cover Design]Ovalhead
  • Other [Photo Model] – Frank Vibert
  • Written-By [Suggested, Realized & Treated]Luke Vibert


Issued in a standard clear tray jewel case with a 4-page booklet with photos and credits.

[Back & booklet:]
©+P blue planet

[Sticker on back:]
Distributed by 3MV/SONY

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 024900 003454
  • Barcode (String): 5024900003454
  • Matrix / Runout: 82303 ANGELCD1 :2:2:

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
INTD2-90148 Plug Drum 'n' Bass For Papa + Plug EP's 1, 2 & 3(CD, Album + CD, Comp) Nothing Records, Interscope Records INTD2-90148 US 1997 Sell This Version
SRCS 8316 Plug Drum 'n' Bass For Papa(CD) Blue Planet Recordings SRCS 8316 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
ANGEL 1 LP Plug Drum 'n' Bass For Papa(2xLP, Promo, W/Lbl) Blue Angel Records ANGEL 1 LP UK 1996 Sell This Version
ANGEL 1 LP, ANGEL 1LP Plug Drum 'n' Bass For Papa(2xLP, Album) Blue Angel Records, Blue Angel Records ANGEL 1 LP, ANGEL 1LP UK 1996 Sell This Version
PLAN 1 CD Plug Drum 'n' Bass For Papa(CD, Album) Blue Planet Recordings PLAN 1 CD UK 1997 Sell This Version


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January 10, 2020
It is the hardest shit I have ever heard. Of all time. Hold me to it. It ought to be a crime not to have heard this.


May 2, 2015
Even for fans of drum & bass, listening to an amen break play for 60 minutes can be tiring. Drum & Bass for Papa is the perfect record for anyone who suffers from ear fatigue.

Those delicious deep bass hits, fat slabs of rhodes piano, playful film samples, an array of varied beats, and yes… the inevitable amen break — when it finally arrives in earnest, it always feels deserved. This subtle blend is what keeps the record fresh and diverse throughout. There's not much music out there that sounds similar to Plug, which makes me wonder if the d&b style as a whole took a wrong turn somewhere around 1996.

Highlights are "Cut", which has a great buildup of intensity and a well placed Major Harris sample; "Feelings", an absolute banger that mutates a hunk of Ohio Players ballad cheese into an unhinged breakbeat freakout; and the final track, which slowly layers up intense Amen slicing & dicing then pulls it through a black hole. "Bring that beat back!" What better way to end?

The US Nothing/Interscope release of this album includes some Plug EPs on a bonus disc, which is nice. But make sure you track down "The Life of the Mind" from the UK edition for the complete experience.


April 8, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
This was probably the first drill and bass album (it heavily influenced Aphex, Mike P and Co at the time) and contains so much melodic playfulness with a hint of moodiness - it's untrue. Perfect ingredients that I still taste from time to time and it never gets stale even twenty years later! Vibert never bettered this IMHO.


September 22, 2014
It's now 2014 and this album is still awesome. Maybe it will get tired after another thousand listenings, but I doubt it.


October 7, 2011
edited over 8 years ago
This album is ridiculously good, arguably the best work of Luke Vibert. There is so much going on, from cartoony atmosphere through LA noir mood to rave-nostalgic, melancholic melodies all pushing the right buttons. It sounds coherent, yet is very varied. This is drum and bass at its best; amen-heavy, sophisticated, playful, melodic. Just the fact that none of the songs is shorter than 7 minutes yet keeps you hooked until the last second tells about the quality of the album. The twenty second part of "Feelings" starting 4:57 is pretty much the best drum sequence ever, so many drum layers its unbelievable. Get it. Now.

~ "A Subtle Blend" is my favourite song of all time. Ever.