Various ‎– Essential Drum 'n' Bass

Label:
Death Becomes Me ‎– DBMEM1
Format:
3 × CD, Compilation, Remastered
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1-01 Formula 7 Religion (Ray Keith Remix)
Remix – Ray KeithWritten-By – Ray Keith, R. Balfourth*
6:12
1-02 DJ Phantasy Atmosphere (Alex Reece Remix)
Remix – Alex ReeceWritten-By – Phantasy*
5:05
1-03 Tim Taylor Istanbul
Written-By – T Taylor*
6:17
1-04 Simon 'Bassline' Smith* Jungle (Rude Bwoy Mix)
Written-By – S Smith*
6:30
1-05 Intense The Doctor
Written-By – Duncan*, Vispi*
5:01
1-06 First Project* Interference
Written-By – T Taylor*
6:16
1-07 Chaos & Julia Set Natural High (Parts 1 & 2)
Written-By – W Parrott*
6:09
1-08 The Dream Team Yeah Man
Written-By – B Johnson*, Pugwash
5:40
1-09 Mad Bones Sound Boy
Written-By – M Bones*
5:13
1-10 Bitin' Back / Mickey Finn* She's Breaking Up
Written-By – M Finn*
5:17
1-11 Smooth But Hazzardous Made You Dance (Carl Cox Remix)
Remix – Carl CoxWritten-By – A Hazzard*, J Smooth*
5:29
1-12 Austin M* Destroy
Written-By – A Moore*
6:04
1-13 Bizzy B The Twisted Mentazm
Written-By – B Johnson*
4:42
2-01 DJ SS Respect To The Following
Written-By – L Small*
5:43
2-02 Aphrodite Shine
Written-By – G King*
6:33
2-03 Subject 13 Armageddon Countdown (Blatant Remix)
Written-By – Subject 13
6:31
2-04 Bizzy B, TDK & Ruffcut Freedom 5:34
2-05 System 4 Feel No Way
Written-By – R Balfourth*
5:17
2-06 Mystery Man Love E (Remix) 5:49
2-07 Nicky Blackmarket & Formula 7 Maniacs
Written-By – N Blackmarket*, R Balfourth*
5:13
2-08 Floor Filler Forgotten
Written-By – R Richardson*
6:47
2-09 Phantasy & Gemini* Plane
Written-By – Phantasy*, Inacio*
6:33
2-10 Hedgehog Affair Part 5* The Pipe
Written-By – J Smooth*, Spencer T
6:09
2-11 Criminal Minds* The Criminal
Written-By – Halo*, Spatts*
3:52
2-12 Chaos & Julia Set Atmosphere (Sub-Base Field Mix)
Written-By – W Parrott*
4:37
2-13 Tango Future Followers
Written-By – Tango
5:15
3-01 Remarc Drum N' Bass Wise Remix
Written-By – M Forrester*
4:38
3-02 Jumping Jack Frost Pornography '94 Remix
Written-By – J J Frost*
4:41
3-03 Simon 'Bassline' Smith* Hypnosis
Remix – AphroditeWritten-By – S Smith*
4:47
3-04 Peshay & Bizzy B Murderstyle
Written-By – B Johnson*, Peshay
4:54
3-05 Austin M* The Drift
Written-By – A Moore*
5:08
3-06 Area 39 Twisted Brain
Written-By – Area 39
5:41
3-07 Subject 13 Armageddon Countdown (Blatant Remix)
Written-By – Subject 13
4:49
3-08 Phantasy* & Smooth* The Chop
Written-By – Phantasy*, J Smooth*
5:15
3-09 System 4 Ghetto
Written-By – R Balfourth*
5:23
3-10 Intense The Tournament
Written-By – Duncan*, Vispi*
5:18
3-11 Floor Filler This Is The Future
Written-By – R Richardson*
4:59
3-12 Appaloosa Unplugged (Chaos & Julia Set Mix)
Remix – Chaos & Julia SetWritten-By – B McCall*
6:20
3-13 Fat Controller In Complete Darkness (Nookie Remix)
Remix – NookieWritten-By – Fat Controller
6:33
3-14 Babylon Timewarp Durban Poison
Written-By – Duncan*, Vispi*
5:31

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Notes

"40 Great Tracks At An Unbeatable Price!!! Over 3½ Hours Of Digitally Remastered Music!"

(P) & (C) Death Becomes Me Ltd 1995 (printed on discs)
E-mail dbml@cityscape.co.uk

Packaged in 3 jewel cases in a cardboard slipcase.

Errors/variances in tracklisting:

1-01 is credited to Formula 7 & Ray Keith on box and inlay. Ray Keith appears only as 'Remixer' on the original release.
1-03 is miscredited to another Tim Taylor alias, Egyptian Empire on the box and inlay. Tim Taylor is the artist named on the original release.
1-04 is listed without remix title.
1-11 is listed incorrectly on the box and inlay as 'Push Up The Levels (Carl Cox Remix)'. Correct title is 'Made You Dance (Carl Cox Remix)'.
2-01 is listed incorrectly as 'Breakbeat Pressure' on the box and inlay. Track is actually 'Respect To The Following' from the same 'Breakbeat Pressure EP (Part 1)'.
2-03 is listed as Armageddon Countdown (Blatant Remix) and track 3-04 is listed as Carear Come First (Widgy Grub Remix), supposedly taken from Subject 13 - The Uniqe Beatz EP Intense Remixes. However 2-03 is a recording at an incorrect speed of the track on CD3, Armageddon Countdown (Blatant Remix). The track at the correct speed is not in full either.
2-04 is listed as 'E.Z. Life' which is actually a name variation of the label this track was originally released, Easy-Life Recordings. Also, on the original release TDK is not mentioned at all.
2-06 is listed as First Prodject 'Right B4 Remix' on box and inlay. The track is actually Mystery Man's 'Love E (Remix)'. Strange one this, as this is the highly sought after and unreleased breakbeat mix which was released by Ninety Two Retro in 2010.
2-11 is mislabelled as 'The Criminal (Top Buzz Remix)' on the box and inlay. When in fact it is 'The Criminal' original mix in edited form.
2-12 is listed on box and inlay as 'Atmosphere'. Full title is 'Atmosphere (Sub-Base Field Mix)'.
3-02: full Remix title is 'Pornography '94 Remix' on original release instead of 'Pornography Remix' as stated on box and inlay.
3-04: track title on original release is 'Murder Style' as opposed to 'Merderstyle' on box and inlay. Track has noticeable vinyl clicks.
3-12 is listed without remix title.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): SNA DBMEM1CD1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): SNA DBMEM1CD2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): SNA DBMEM1CD3
  • Barcode (Box): 5 027173 121429
  • Barcode (CD1): 5 027173 121436
  • Barcode (CD2): 5 027173 121443
  • Barcode (CD3): 5 027173 121450
  • Other (catalog CD1): DBMEM1-1
  • Other (catalog CD2): DBMEM1-2
  • Other (catalog CD3): DBMEM1-3
  • Mastering SID Code (all CDs): IFPI L600

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Joseph_S

Joseph_S

January 3, 2019
edited about 1 year ago

Having been a collector of jungle/drum n bass boxes for many, many years; habit now shunned off; I can confidently say that this is the best box ever and the rarest of all. What makes this even better is that the 3 CDs aren't a repackaging of previously released discs but an original release. As the old review by yum-cha says each track is either amazingly good or rare - or both! Should you see it for sale buy it, you won't regret.
jam1

jam1

July 31, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
"Over 3½ Hours Of Digitally Remastered Music!" You mean recorded from vinyl? Still a great comp and if anyone ever finds my old copy there is some great artwork hidden behind the backing cases!
djeraser2

djeraser2

November 17, 2014
i really want this album. i have no clue as to how to buy it on this website. i am puzzled. is it even possible to buy it on this website. please someone help me...
yum-cha

yum-cha

June 29, 2011

This is one of the most spectacular jungle releases ever, an astonishing variety of tempo and style from 92 stuff right through to 94 and everything is either amazing or rare or both! However it's all somehow consistent with a certain philosophy and obviously pilfers various labels connected to Death Becomes Me in particular.
PaulLuton

PaulLuton

February 28, 2010
Superb complilation
Recommended Highly