Roni Size ‎– Snapshot

Label:
Full Cycle Records ‎– FCY020
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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Tracklist

A 26 Bass
AA Snapshot

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Credits

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Written, produced and mixed at Studio Drum.
Published by Full Cycle / Bucks Music.
Pressed at MPO.

Label jacket.
Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 666017 008066
  • Barcode (Scanned): 666017008066
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side): Stu. MPO FCY 020 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (AA-Side): MPO FCY 020 AA1

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FCY 020 Roni Size Snapshot(12", W/Lbl, Promo) Full Cycle Records FCY 020 UK 1998 Sell This Version
con003 Roni Size Snapshot(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label con003 UK 2003 Sell This Version
FCY020 Roni Size 26 Bass / Snapshot(12", RP) Full Cycle Records FCY020 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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Stuck_In_1992

Stuck_In_1992

February 12, 2014

Snapshot is all right for the time it came out. After all I did buy a copy. Unfortunately, it's a tracky tune that doesn't go anywhere; similar to what Detroit Techno became in the hands of Jeff Mills and Rob Hood. The main riff is a distorted bouncy FM bass which gives it a pseudo 1992 feel. Yet if this tune was made in 1992 there would be a heck of a lot more going on in the track. For example there would probably be pretty string sections, a proper breakdown with a different colored sound, and a bit where the main riff would be replayed in a different pattern or a different colored sound would take over the pattern of the main riff and play a bit of "call and response" such as in 2 Da Core "Rub a Dub" or Hedgehog Affair "We told you". I really wish Drum & Bass didn't change much from its ways in 1993. It had such a good palette of sounds that I feel wasn't fully explored. However it did and we ended up with the mindless kill yourself grooves of techstep. So with that being said, Snapshot is much better then techstep, but it can't hold its own when comparing it to heavy 1993 tracks like Harmony & Extreme "NRG Rush" I'm afraid.
JohnnyMassacre

JohnnyMassacre

March 7, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
Pure classic – "Snapshot" (easily typod to "Snapshit") was one of THE records of 1999, played 8-9 times per night. It's minimalist but charming, unforgettable and addictive … a real example of Roni Size's visionary genius. The man had an extraordinary imagination. The flip aged well over time like a good red wine – "26 Bass" took up the mantel and got played 8-9 times a night too. "26 Bass" has one of the most hyper intros I can think of in a DnB tune. When this shit came in, people on the dance floor were fucking ready for it - everyone was mad hyped. It sounded so good after a rewind - it's just so stupidly fat. To this day I haven't worked out what the fuck the huge whooshing sound is on the build up. Surely one of the greatest D&B plates ever. And I'm pretty sure "26 Bass" samples the drums from the end of an Eric B & Rakim track. Oh yeah ... and this was made in the days before the economic crash, when labels could afford colour sleeves (Full Cycle later went black and white, which was a shame because the green "Snapshot" side always made me visualise green when tripping in a rave, and purple for "26 Bass").
djmowgli

djmowgli

May 21, 2010
wicked bouncy synth-bassline tune.