Various ‎– Platinum Breakz

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Doc Scott The Unofficial Ghost 8:47
J Majik Final Approach 7:31
J Majik Your Sound 6:09
Photek Conciousness 7:04
Hidden Agenda The Flute Tune 6:07
Lemon D In My Life 8:19
Alex Reece Pulp Fiction 6:10
Wax Doctor The Spectrum 8:22
Peshay The Nocturnal (Back On The Firm) 7:25
Source Direct A Made Up Sound 6:19
Dillinja Armoured D 5:06
Digital Down Under 7:27

Versions (13)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
828 783.1 Various Platinum Breakz(3x12", Comp) FFRR 828 783.1 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
828.783.2 Various Metalheadz Platinum Breakz(2xCD, Comp) FFRR, Metalheadz 828.783.2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
828.783.2 Various Metalheadz Platinum Breakz(2xCD, Comp) FFRR, Metalheadz 828.783.2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
828.783.2 Various Platinum Breakz(2xCD, Comp) FFRR, Metalheadz 828.783.2 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
697-124 121-2 IN02 Various Platinum Breakz(2xCD, Comp) FFRR 697-124 121-2 IN02 US 1996 Sell This Version
697-124 121-2 Various Platinum Breakz(2xCD, Comp) FFRR 697-124 121-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
PRCD 7400-2 Various Platinum Breakz(2xCD, Comp, Promo) FFRR PRCD 7400-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
828.783.4 Various Platinum Breakz(2xCass, Comp) FFRR, Metalheadz 828.783.4 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
828 783.1 Various Platinum Breakz(3x12", Comp, MP) FFRR 828 783.1 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
828 783.1 Various Platinum Breakz(3x12", Comp, TP) FFRR 828 783.1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
35041-2 Various Platinum Breakz(2xCD, Comp, RE) FFRR 35041-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
none Various Metalheadz Compilation(Cass, Comp, Promo) FFRR, Metalheadz none UK Unknown Sell This Version
828.783.4, none Various Platinum Breakz(Cass, Comp) FFRR, Metalheadz 828.783.4, none UK Unknown Sell This Version

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AcidGAz1972

AcidGAz1972

February 14, 2021
referencing Platinum Breakz, 3x12", Comp, 828 783.1
I'm looking for an outer cover on its own if anyone happens to have.

I had one but said I was thinking of framing it. My wife then bought a frame in secret for my birthday... the frame was too small... so she got some... scissors... not a nice birthday surprise.
jungle-fever00

jungle-fever00

January 9, 2021
referencing Metalheadz Platinum Breakz, 2xCD, Comp, 828.783.2

Brilliant tracks on this album a pity it wasn't mixed.
Sveniboy

Sveniboy

December 3, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Platinum Breakz, 3x12", Comp, 828 783.1

There seems to be two different vinyl pressings of this out there: one with "Day break" as A2 track, one with "Final approach". "Day break" has featured on the promo of J Majik's "Slow Motion" album and is a menacing masterpiece without a steady beat, while "Final approach" is a jazzy, mellow number.
I have the vinyl version with "Final approach".
All CD versions I've heard had "Day break" pressed on the CD, although some booklets will say "Final approach".
Pleinmont

Pleinmont

March 13, 2018
referencing Platinum Breakz, 3x12", Comp, 828 783.1
Awesome album for all the usual reasons but mine has C side Lemon D and Hidden Agenda pressed the same on both sides? Mine doesn't have Pulp Fiction or Spectrum... Odd that, still at least I have In My Life as only came out on this album :)
timjack

timjack

January 27, 2017
referencing Platinum Breakz, 3x12", Comp, 828 783.1
Pressing on mine is quite quiet. The tunes are bangin though of course
gerr_nurs

gerr_nurs

January 6, 2016
referencing Metalheadz Platinum Breakz, 2xCD, Comp, 828.783.2
Platinum Breaks - Various (Metalheadz/London)
Reviewed August 5th, 96 by Rob Neale for Reflection.

From the opening strings of "VIP Riders Ghost", the new Metalheadz album promises to be special. The latest in a series of jungle label compilations (Storm From The East, Logical Progression) "Platinum Breaks" charts the progress of what is perhaps breakbeat music's most cutting edge labeel. Met 001 gets an excellent remix treatment ftrom Coventry's Doc Scott as well as being represented in it's original format. The labels' finest moments are also shown here, from the jazzy refrains of Hidden Agenda's "Flute Tune" to the spacey sounds of Photek & Source Direct. Many other leaders of the movement make an appearance with cuts from the Dillinja to the incredibly talented J Majik pulling together the 17 track journey through some of drum & Bass's finest moments.

A highly recommended purchase for anyone who wants to get a snapshot of the jungle scene as it stands at the moment in addition to anyone who didn't catch the original releases on vinyl - unmissable.
EvilRoger

EvilRoger

October 22, 2015
referencing Platinum Breakz, 3x12", Comp, 828 783.1

That eerie sound in "The Nocturnal" from ~3:00 is incredible.
Overall, best tune here. Perfect example of "tunnel sound" of 90's.
Swagger

Swagger

June 26, 2015
referencing Metalheadz Platinum Breakz, 2xCD, Comp, 828.783.2
Anyone who genuinely wants to know about Jungle as an art form should start here. The thought of this album brings tears to the eyes.
Shuriken_UK

Shuriken_UK

February 24, 2015
referencing Platinum Breakz, 3x12", Comp, 828 783.1

One of my favourite LP's of all time! Tracks like In My Life, Made Up Sound, Spectrum, Down Under... Jungle mastery of the deeper kind!
Digger81

Digger81

October 13, 2010
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Metalheadz Platinum Breakz, 2xCD, Comp, 828.783.2
This was and still is the best Jungle-into-Drum & Bass compilation i ever bought. Most of the tracks on it, were produced in 1994(!!!). The compilation as a whole is incredibly varied, showcasing the many sides of both genres. From Peshay's soothing track Psychosis to the utterly dark Unofficial Ghost by Doc Scott or fantastic Amen-track Down Under by Digital; nothing was half-heartedly done compiling these tracks. It is said that Metalheadz represented the more 'sophisticated' side of Jungle, and i have to agree on that. In fact, the label itself almost became a 'genre on it's own'. I know there is an entire young generation out there preferring the broken beats of the 90's. And if i wanted to recommend an essential classic compilation, it would definitely be this one; it's still 'future music'.

Fun fact : J Majik, the youngest of the 'oldskool crew', was only 16 or 17 years old while producing the atmospheric masterpiece Your Sound.