Rufige Kru ‎– Beachdrifta

Metalheadz ‎– METH 037
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


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Track A: 165 BPM.
Track AA: 168 BPM.

Sides mislabelled (reversed).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 66017 02061 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): METH 037 A-1-1-1 Ⓜ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA, stamped): METH 037 AA-1-1-1 Ⓜ

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title  (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
METH037D Rufige Kru Beachdrifta(File, WAV) Metalheadz METH037D UK 2001
METH 037 Rufige Kru Beachdrifta / Stormtroopa (VIP)(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Metalheadz METH 037 UK 2001 Sell This Version
METH 037 Rufige Kru Beachdrifta / Stormtroopa VIP(CDr, Single, Promo) Metalheadz METH 037 UK 2000 Sell This Version


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January 11, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

I remember bagging the Promo at Black Market records (still got it with OG BM price sticker) heard Bailey play it at MHDZ sunday session in Camden just after. A track that will remain with me for ever. Play beachdrifta with Sea of tears back to back and feel the powerful emotions wash over you. Bless Goldie the Genius - Peace to all


February 5, 2014

“I love the sound of tunes that feel like they’re sort of lost"

In his interview with Fact Magazine, Burial cites 'Beachdrifta' as a track he listens to every day.

Other influences he mentions are:

Digital – Ras '78 [CHANEL9606]
TeeBee ‎– Let Go [subtitles 006]
Luke Slater - Love [12NoMu62]

All worth checking out if you haven't already


December 28, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

"Beachdrifta" so deep and intelligent tune. sounds like art-core drum'n'bass. magic , magic, magic!
with me since 2001, for the rest of my life!


April 17, 2006
edited over 13 years ago

This tune has the most addicting melody I've ever heard. An incredible piano loop sucks you in before the Metalheadz flava kicks in and the bassline stumbles through the track alongside a sleepy beat(by today's standards), leaving a feeling of sadness and paranoia in its wake. The tune ends with strings slowly fading out with the piano, giving you the feeling of being stranded on a beautiful beach, alone and deserted.


May 1, 2003

"Stormtroopa" is a throw away track, not much special going on - just a mostly typical hard dark jungle joint. "Beachdrifta" on the other hand is Goldie's first masterpiece since "The Shadow" in 1997. Starting off with an epic melancholy piano and humongous Detroit techno inspired strings, by the time the bass comes in heads are ready to lose it, and they do. Chopped up breaks fly around sounding more like 1994 than 2001 and subbass as deep as the Marianas Trench pull you in deeper and deeper till the layers of sound smother you. Brilliant.