Various ‎– Drum & Bass Selection 1

Breakdown Records ‎– BDRCD1, Breakdown Records ‎– BDRCD 001
CD, Compilation

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Boogie Times Tribe The Dark Stranger (Q-Bass Remix)
Producer, Written-By – D'Cruze, Q Bass*Remix – Q Bass*
2 DJ Crystl Warpdrive
Producer, Written-By – D.Chapman*
3 Uncle 22 6 Million Ways To Die (DJ Hype Remix)
Producer, Written-By – Navigator, Uncle 22Remix – DJ Hype
4 M Beat* Rumble
Producer, Written-By – M Beat*
5 Engineers Without Fears Spiritual Aura
Producer, Written-By – DJ Rap & Aston
6 D'Cruze Watch Out
Producer, Written-By – J.D'Cruze*
7 Gappa G & Hypa Hypa* Information Centre (DJ Ron Remix)
Producer, Written-By – Gappa G & Hypa Hypa*Remix – DJ Ron
8 DJ Dextrous & Rude Boy Keith Lovable
Featuring – Erin*Producer, Written-By – E.Francis*, K.Lawrence*
9 M Beat* Shuffle
Producer, Written-By – M Beat*
10 Subnation Scottie
Producer, Written-By – W.Wilson*
11 Jo R Type
Producer, Written-By – Jo, DJ Lime*
12 Acro Superpod
Producer, Written-By – D.Beale*
13 DJ Taktix The Way (VIP Remix)
Producer, Written-By – DJ Taktix
14 Desired State Beyond Bass
Producer, Written-By – Andy C, Ant Miles
15 Q Bass* Gun Connection
Producer, Written-By – Q Bass*
16 Roni Size & DJ Die Music Box
Producer, Written-By – Roni Size & DJ Die

Companies, etc.

  • Glass Mastered AtNimbus


Track 15, is really track AA1 of this release "AA1 Gun Connection (Rewind Remix)"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 022765 553022 >
  • Barcode (String): 5022765553022
  • Matrix / Runout: BDRCD 1 . MASTERED BY NIMBUS

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SRCS 7740 Various Drum & Bass Selection 1(CD, Comp) Sony Records SRCS 7740 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
BDRMT001 DJ Hype Drum & Bass Selection 1(Cass, Comp, Mixed) Breakdown Records BDRMT001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
BDRLP 001 Various Drum & Bass Selection 1(2xLP, Comp, W/Lbl) Breakdown Records BDRLP 001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
BDRLP 001, BDRLP 1 Various Drum & Bass Selection 1(2xLP, Comp) Breakdown Records, Breakdown Records BDRLP 001, BDRLP 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
BDRMC001 Various Drum & Bass Selection 1(Cass, Comp) Breakdown Records BDRMC001 UK 1994 Sell This Version


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October 6, 2019
Such a good compilation, remember visiting London a number of times in the early 90s, a friend of mine said to me on one trip, "have you heard this shit they are playing on the pirates now?," for someone who had been a big Detroit Techno aficionado, but no longer inspired by the music coming out of there, that "shit" on the radio back then was revelatory, it was like music from another planet, it was the bleeding edge in dance music, brilliantly innovative, and a completely new trajectory in electronic music. Problem, was, unless you were living in London, trying to keep apace of things was difficult, so I settled for compilations like this, to at least get some kind of window on the scene. Drum & Bass Selection 1 gives a taste of the energy and excitement of that era, just try and imagine the last 28 years never happened, and you got home one night, put the radio on, and this music was blasting out... So many timeless tracks on here, sounding as fresh now as they did all those years ago, depressing to think it has been so long...


June 24, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
This release was the first to showcase (and name check) a new style of music that emerged from the ashes of rave and had mutated from the Darkcore subgenre. Whereas the latter eschewed the helium vocals and "toytown" samples (lovingly embraced by the nascent Happy Hardcore scene), the compliation title hints at the focus of the tracks in this compilation and where a newer style of music was moving towards. The tracklisting is chronological, with the link from Darkcore to D & B highlighted by the first three tracks - 'The Dark Stranger', the beat-driven 'Warpdrive', and the Uncle 22 remix. We are treated to the rapid machine-gun beats of Subnation's 'Scottie' and the Mad P-sampling 'The Way' along the way, but the overiding focus of the compilation is the emergence of the reggae/ragga vocal sample, showcased by at least two-thirds of the tracks here. The highlights however, are the two releases that do not rely on either the 'dark' or ragga vocal notions, namely 'Spiritual Aura' and 'Music Box'. Perhaps it is credit to the (reputation of the) producers involved, but these tracks still sound as fresh as they did back in 1993/94.