Various ‎– Artcore 3 - Expressions In Drum & Bass

React ‎– REACT CD99, React ‎– REACTCD99
Artcore (3) – 3
2 × CD, Compilation

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1-1 Bliss 'n' Tumble The Journey
Producer – Toby BestVocals – Jennifer BoltonWritten-By – T. Best*
1-2 Ken Ishii Stretch (Shogun Remix)
Producer – Ken IshiiRemix, Producer [Additional Production] – ShogunWritten-By – K. Ishii*
1-3 Underwolves* The Crossing Pt.II (Words)
Producer – Ned Kelly, Prof. StretchWritten-By – N. Kelly*, Prof. Stretch
1-4 Dave Wallace Expressions Pt.2
Written-By, Producer – D. Wallace*
1-5 Icons Electric Soul
Written-By, Producer – Blame, Justice
1-6 The Spirit* Solar Glide
Written-By, Producer – D .Busto*
1-7 Tribe Zero 2 Death By Sax
Producer – Neil TrixWritten-By – N. Trix*, Tribe Zero*
1-8 Garbage Milk (Goldie's VIP Trash Your Sh*t Mix)
Remix – Goldie, Rob PlayfordWritten-By, Producer – Garbage
1-9 Ed Rush Skylab
Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush
1-10 Nasty Habits Shadow Boxing
Written-By, Producer – Doc Scott
2-1 DJ Die Reincarnation
Producer – DJ DieWritten-By – D. Kausman*
2-2 Danny Breaks The Bear
Producer – Danny BreaksWritten-By – D. Whiddett*
2-3 Peshay On The Nile
Written-By, Producer – Peshay
2-4 Nookie & Larry Heard Mystical People
Producer – G. Cheing*, Larry HeardWritten-By – G. Cheing*, L. Heard*
2-5 St Etienne* The Sea (PFM Remix)
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Mike BoltonRemix [Derived] – PFMWritten-By – B. Stanley*, P. Wiggs*
2-6 Intense Motions (VIP Mix)
Written-By, Producer – B. Thomas*, D. Duncan*, S. Vispi*
2-7 Wayward Minds Homeland X-Pressive Journey
Producer [Vocals Produced By] – Sweet MercyVocals – Joe RobertsWritten-By, Producer – D. Hickey*
2-8 Zed Pulse (VIP Mix)
Written-By, Producer – A. McEvoy*, J. Cambridge*
2-9 Adam F F-Jam
Featuring – MC ConradProducer – Adam FentonWritten-By – A. Fenton*
2-10 A-Sides & Nathan Haines Ave Maria
Producer – A Sides*, Nathan HainesWritten-By – A. Sides*, N. Haines*

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Liner Notes:
Artcore™ Expressions In Drum & Bass
Artcore 3 celebrates Drum & Bass as an expression of thought and feeling - from the heights of idyllic optimism in Dave Wallace's "Expressions" to the depths of inner turmoil with Goldie's remix of "Milk". Feel the urban uniformity of Doc Scott's "Shadow Boxing", the hope tinged with soulful realism of Bliss 'n' Tumble's "The Journey" and the freestyle freshness of Peshay's "On The Nile". Each track on this compilation coomunicats a unique idea using both simple and sophisticated techniques. Food for the thoughtful - enjoy!

Disc 1:
Track 1-1: (Stage 1000)
℗&© Additive. Licensed courtesy of EMI Special Markets
Track 1-2: (R&S Records)
℗&© R&S Records
Track 1-3: (Copyright Control)
℗&© Creative Wax
Track 1-4: (Moving Shadow Music)
℗&© 1996 Moving Shadow Records Company Ltd
Track 1-5: (Copyright Control)
℗&© 1995 Modern Urban Jazz
Track 1-6:(Copyright Control)
℗&© Timeless
Track 1-7: (Serious Promotions Co)
℗&© Bangin' Tunes
Track 1-8: (Vibecrusher / Irving Music Inc. BMI / Deadarm Music / Almo Music Corp, ASCAP)
Remixed at Manic One Studios
℗&© 1996 Mushroom Records International B.V.
Licensed with kind permission from Mushroom Records UK
Original version appears on the album "Garbage"
Track 1-9: (Metalheadz Music)
℗&© 1996 Metalheadz
Track 1-10: (Copyright Control)
℗&© 31 Records

Disc 2:
Track 2-1: (Full Cycle / Buck's Music)
Produced at Studio Drum
℗&© 1996 Full Cycle
Track 2-2: (Copyright Control)
℗&© Droppin' Science
Track 2-3: (Warner Chappell)
℗&© Metalheadz
Track 2-4: (Alliviated Music / Westbury Music)
℗&© Labello Blanco
Track 2-5: (Warner Chappell Music Ltd)
Additional production for PFM
℗&© 1996 Creation Records Ltd
Taken from the heavenly album "Casino Classics"
Track 2-6: (Stage 1000)
℗&© Way Out Records
Track 2-7: (Suburban Base Music Ltd)
Sweet Mercy - courtesy of Grass Green
℗&© Bush
Track 2-8: (Stage 1000)
℗&© Bear Necessities
Track 2-9: (Adam F Publishing Ltd)
℗&© 1996 F-Jam / Positiva
Licensed courtesy of EMI Special Markets
Track 2-10: (Stage 1000 / Polygram Music)
Previously unreleased.

Thanks to Duncan (Red Eye) / Dean (Unity) / James & Thomas (React) - Thanks for your support / A big thanx to Renaat & Luc (R&S)...We appreciate it! / Damien Morris / Elle Anderson & Russ Hier (Positiva/EMI) / Ashley (Creative Wax) / Caroline & Rob (Moving Shadow) / Simon (Vinyl Distribution) / Simon (Timeless) / Neil (Bangin Tunes) / Andy Mac & Yorkie Boy (Mushroom) / Christian Coral / Goldie & the lovely Meredith (Metalheadz) / Sarah (31 Records) / Chris (Full Cyrcle) / Danny (Droppin Science) / Jimmy & Keith (Labello Blanco) / Martin Kelly for St. Etienne & James Kyllo at Creation / Simon (Way Out Records) / Chris & Eric (Bush) / The React posse - Gray, Kay, Melissa, Paul, Emma, Lewis, Nicola, Patrick, Jon & Robbie / Nick Bax at The Designers Republic / Publicity handled at Phuture Trax

℗&© 1997 React Music Ltd
Distributed by Vital in UK/Global Force in Eire
Made in England.

Incidental info:
Track 1-10 is credited incorrectly to Doc Scott rather than his Nasty Habits alias.
Issued with a 8 page booklet.
Also available as a single mixed CD with the same title (REACT CDX99).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 021620 912752
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): REACTCD99/A MADE IN UK • MASTERED BY MAYKING
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): REACTCD99/A MADE IN THE U.K. BY CD-SYSTEMS 08682#
  • Rights Society: MCPS

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
REACT CD99, REACTCD99 Various Artcore 3(2xCD, Comp) React, React REACT CD99, REACTCD99 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RML66010-2 Various Artcore 3 - Expressions In Drum & Bass(CD, Comp, Mixed) React America RML66010-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
REACTLP99 Various Artcore 3(3xLP, Comp) React REACTLP99 UK 1997 Sell This Version
REACT CDX99 Various Artcore 3(CD, Comp, Mixed) React REACT CDX99 UK 1997 Sell This Version
REACT MC99 Various, Peshay Various, Peshay - Artcore 3 - Expressions In Drum & Bass(Cass, Comp, Mixed) React REACT MC99 UK 1997 Sell This Version


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February 7, 2016
What a great bunch of tracks to have in anyone's collection in this day & age! People scoff at 'intelligent' dnb like the only one's who could do it were Bukem or Photek etc

I don't see intelligent dnb as just well produced 'elevator music' with a saxophone here and there or some minimalistic 'tech' sound chucked in for good measure tbh! Hopefully you'll enjoy this as it shows how broad this music actually is... to the 'commercial' listener anyway and there's plenty more where that came from......


March 14, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
Contains the Legendary Track.. Shadow Boxing by Doc Scott aka Nasty Habits


January 30, 2008

This is a decent collection. In other words, most of the material is pleasant, albeit somewhat forgettable.

The best track, hands down, is Ed Rush's "Skylab." It's a careful production that is dark and seductive.

But as is the case with the other Artcore releases, too many tracks on Artcore 3 try too hard to convice the listener that the "chill-out" state is transcendant.

The fact is that in most cases the strive for chilling-out your listeners results in boredom after a few listens, not to mention the fact that, as a producer, you give less attention to more timeless porduction values such as momentum, aesthetic individuality, and texture.

It's true that saxophones, synthetic strings, and bongos sound damn smooth when layered over a tinny jungle rhythm. But Jungle is a genre in which melody takes a very distant back seat to rhythm. To sum up my point, chill-out jungle provides a shallow well of ideas from which to draw. It cannot sprout more than a few dozen classic tracks, to say nothing of entire compilations.