Skanna ‎– Heaven E.P

Skanna ‎– Skanna 05
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, EP


A1 Heaven 5:43
A2 Run To Me 5:07
B This Way 6:02

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The A-side plays at 33 RPM, while the B-side plays at 45 RPM. This is not noted anywhere on the release.

Track B samples:
Vocal from Soul II Soul - Keep On Moving

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout A): SKANNA 05 A *-J.T.S.-*
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout B): SKANNA 05 B *-J.T.S.-*

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Skanna 05 Skanna Heaven E.P(12", EP, TP, W/Lbl) Skanna Skanna 05 UK 1993 Sell This Version


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June 9, 2020
Heaven is top draw but for me Run To Me is the best track the breakdown just draws you in, so simple but effective.


December 4, 2019
Another repress please. Would love to get my hands on a copy of this. Mainly for This Way, but the other tracks are great too. This Way is a superb piece of musical jungle that was played by Bukem and many others at that time. 5/5


February 14, 2019
I'm surprised this wasn't repressed yet. Most of the other Skanna records were.


November 10, 2017
What a fucking record! Heaven and This Way on the same 12" is pretty nuts. Seems like the only big DJ's who played "This Way" were Doc Scott and Top Buzz (makes sense these guys had the best tastes of them all, along with the Rider). "Heaven" got play by a lot more, including Sy, some other happy DJ's (before they went to vulgar Happy later in 94).


June 10, 2016
edited over 4 years ago

people always forget to mention "run to me" which is also a quality track on this E,P


April 18, 2016
Just delicious. Pure jungle bliss. If you ever wondered why so many people turned junglist overnight, "This Way" and "Heaven" may help you understand.


March 25, 2016
Please repress this classic! Would love to have this record


October 25, 2014
This is a very special record... It's got to be one of the most underrated dance music records of all time. A total masterpiece that the mainstream ignored!
Skanna was producing music that was years ahead of its time and receiving very little praise for what he was doing... Strangely, his records weren't receiving much air play by the big named or up and coming pirate dj's.... It seems that only in more recent times he's received the credit he deserved! This is a classic must have piece of vinyl for the collection... massive respect to the man!


August 13, 2007
edited over 13 years ago

A masterpiece from John Graham as Skanna, the Heaven EP is a very expensive release from his early days as producer.
Despite "Heaven" being amazing as well, "This Way" is the tune of this single: Deep, atmospheric & sophisticated Jungle piece whose female vocal sample "This waaaay" belongs to the Soul II Soul singer Caron Wheeler, took from "Keep On Movin' (Big Beat Acappella)" (1989). The sample was taken from Caron's quote "Groovin' On... It's our time... Stay in my life... Oh, why...? Do they choose to leave... THIS WAY? Oh... yes! Keep On Movin'!" that you don't get on the other versions of the single except the Big Beat Acappella and the album one (you can check it out on their clip).

On the B Side, "Heaven" got a very powerful line of Breakbeats with fat bass & filters that Acen used on "Trip To The Moon" parts I and II, and Krome & Time as well on "This Sound Is For The Underground". Despite the beats, there is also an atmospheric environment, with pads with nice bass & piano lines.


September 8, 2006
edited over 14 years ago

'This Way' showed Bukem how to progress and he never quite hit the heights of this jazz soaked jungle/dnb work out, perfect in nearly every way, musical and melodic hardcore that lives up to the term 'intelligent'. Flip it over and you have 'Heaven' which is as about a 180 degree turn as flipping the vinyl itself, soft synth, bongo and staggered rolling snares give way to the ferocious break popularised by Nebula II's Atheama and some serious filtered mentasms for a ride through the outer reaches and back again. The third track is unfortunately rather disappointing next to its groove mates but still would class as an A-side for many other producers of that era. Skanna was a seriously classy act and very under-recognised, if you see anything by him out and about, don't hesitate!