Urban Hype ‎– A Trip To Trumpton

Faze 2 ‎– 12 FAZE 5
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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Track B samples:
Vocal from E.S.P. - It's You

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 024086 010161
  • Matrix / Runout: 12 FAZE 5 A1 DAMONT B 3
  • Matrix / Runout: 12 FAZE 5 B1 DAMONT

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
INT 825.959 Urban Hype A Trip To Trumpton(CD, Maxi) Blow Up INT 825.959 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
FAZE5, FAZE 5 Urban Hype A Trip To Trumpton(7", Single, Sil) Faze 2, Faze 2 FAZE5, FAZE 5 UK 1992 Sell This Version
12FAZE 5 DJ Urban Hype A Trip To Trumpton(12", Promo) Faze 2 12FAZE 5 DJ UK 1992 Sell This Version
CD FAZE 5 Urban Hype A Trip To Trumpton(CD, Single) Faze 2 CD FAZE 5 UK 1992 Sell This Version
D 11305 Urban Hype A Trip To Trumpton(CD, Maxi) Liberation Records D 11305 Australia 1992 Sell This Version


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March 30, 2014

"A Trip To Trumpton" is a rave song released in the early 1990s by the group Urban Hype,[1] and was produced by DJ Jack Smooth. It featured samples from the 1960s children's television programme Trumpton. It followed a popular trend at the time of releasing tracks based around children's TV samples - other songs that did this included The Prodigy's "Charly", based on the Charley Says series of public information films from the 1970s, and The Smart E's "Sesame's Treet", which sampled the theme music from Sesame Street. This subgenre was dubbed "Toytown Techno".


August 6, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
Correct ian_s

I originally conceived the idea. I invited Urban Hype to record it with me. I CO-wrote, produced and mixed this record. This is contrary to what is credited (only an engineer credit).

Everyone who was anyone in the genre (Carl Cox, Phantasy, Fabio, Grooverider, etc, etc, etc) knew I was behind it and they were never taken seriously again afterwards.

Some people have no shame, self respect or respect for others. I guess that's why their career lasted only 1.5 years - There is a lot to learn from making such an silly error of judgement.


November 18, 2011
Ron Wells AKA Jack Smooth has commented on backtotheoldskool.co.uk about this release.
Basically the idea and production of this tune was down to Ron, but Urban Hype and faze decided to release it as an Urban Hype tune, and only give Ron an engineering credit. Ron had a contract in place however, and secured a publishing credit for the tune.


February 19, 2010
This when times was good,,,,,,,,,sit back and think back good hey


June 19, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

This tune was what the hardcore scene was all about for me in 1992. The pretty fierce breakbeats (and basslines on the remix) are constructed perfectly around uplifting pianos and ruff stabs and riffs. The cheese element comes from the Hugh, Pew Barney McGrew sample although the faltering alarm bell sample retains the urgency of it all. Totally ripped on Mark Ryder's "Got any hardcore?" on Strictly Underground from the same year and wrongly so in my opinion, this one sold so many copies it virtually went commercial.


August 9, 2003
One of the better "toytown techno" efforts, partly because it uses the samples sparingly: briefly at the beginning, briefly in the middle and briefly at the end - but in between, the track takes off in a completely different direction. Really rather good.


August 8, 2003

Absolutly massive Hardcore tune. I reckon this was the best record ever that used these particular beakbeats (both sides!) "Hugh, Pew, Barny Mc Grew, Cuthbert, Dibble, and Grub..."