SMD ‎– #1

SMD ‎– SDO 1
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A Untitled 4:55
AA Untitled 5:20


Track A samples:
Piano from Jimi Polo - Better Days
Vocal from Tone Loc - Wild Thing

Track AA samples:
Bizarre Inc. - Playing With Knives
Terrorize - It's Just A Feeling

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SD01 SMD #1(12", TP, W/Lbl) SMD SD01 UK 1993 Sell This Version
SD0 1 SMD #1(12", RE) SMD SD0 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SD01 SMD #1(12", RP) SMD SD01 UK Unknown Sell This Version


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July 30, 2018
I am almost certain that my versiondoesn't have the "Slipmatt" sample at the beginning of the tune ... However, I no longer have a deck to check. Anyone else's version like mine?


May 9, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

The A side was the tune that changed the face of the rave scene (when the scene was a whole, darker tunes being played alongside happier tunes in no particular order) - it's like Marmite, you either love it or hate it!

I loved it personally, but prefer the flip side to this even better (the one that samples "Just A Feeling" by Terrorize and "Playing With Knives" by Bizarre Inc) - such a top tune IMHO!


June 8, 2015
The whole series was brilliant, simple, so disagree with some negatives hear,, but we all have our own opinions.........


January 14, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

SMD#1 "Orange Side" to me is a really over rated tune! Its extremely cheesy and has really poor sound quality. I'm sure that if I heard it the night Slipmatt dropped it on dubplate I would have cringed and used that time to use the bathroom.

The flipside, "White Side", however isn't nearly as bad. Its quite good, and I rather like it. It marries two famous tracks that use the same piano sound, Bizzare Inc. "Playing with Knives" and Terrorize "Such a Feeling". After hearing "White Side" you'll know these 2 tracks were just ment to be together.


December 31, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

The one that started the series off and possibly the best release of all. Sampling Congress' '40 Miles', this was possibly overly happy for its time, but sounded great anyway. On the flip, Slipmatt fuses 'Playing with Knives' and 'Just a feeling' together in fine style while keeping the essense of each. Listen to Slipmatts set from Dreamscape 8 to see each in full effect. Awesome!


December 28, 2002

A side uses that piano line that "40 Miles" by Congress used (and a million other hardcore tunes). Many call this the first happy hardcore tune ever. AA side puts "Playing with Knives" over "It's Just a Feeling" by Terrorize. You know they were always meant to be together.