Various ‎– Platinum Breakz

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Rufige Kru V.I.P. Riders Ghost 7:25
Peshay Psychosis 8:41
Doc Scott Far Away 7:56
Dillinja The Angels Fell 5:52
J Majik Your Sound 6:09
Photek Consciousness 7:04
Hidden Agenda The Flute Tune 6:07
Wax Doctor The Spectrum 8:22
Alex Reece Pulp Fiction 6:14
Doc Scott The Unofficial Ghost 8:47
Lemon D In My Life 8:19
Source Direct A Made Up Sound 6:19
Digital Down Under 7:27
Asylum (9) Da Base II Dark 6:03
J Majik Final Approach 7:31
Dillinja Armoured D 5:06
Peshay The Nocturnal (Back On The Firm) 7:25

Versions (10)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
828.783.2 Various Platinum Breakz(2xCD, Comp) FFRR, Metalheadz 828.783.2 UK 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
828.783.2 Various Platinum Breakz(2xCD, Comp) FFRR, Metalheadz 828.783.2 UK & Europe 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) FFRR 828 783.1 UK 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

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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 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 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 6 years ago
referencing 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.
snareaddict

snareaddict

December 18, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Platinum Breakz, 2xCD, Comp, 828.783.2

Unlike lots of other DnB stuff, most of these tracks have not aged a bit. After almost 10 years most of them sound fresh and exciting. One of my favorite albums. I occasionally give it to friends to introduce them into DnB. Best tunes are from J Majik ("Your Sound" and "Final Approach"). Incredible drum programming. It seems that nobody is producing tunes like these nowadays.
midnight_raver

midnight_raver

October 20, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Platinum Breakz, 2xCD, Comp, 828.783.2
Doc Scot's Unofficial Ghost is awesome! I kwow this track now for 5 years or something like that and I can keep listening it over and over. After two and a half min. those dark sounds start and the tune never gets boring. When I play it I always have to play it a second time cause it's so damn good. All ten songs of the first cd kick ass also. A real must have for junglists. You must also check out the second vol. of Platinum Breakz which is much darker but a killer too.
minty

minty

August 20, 2005
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Platinum Breakz, 3x12", Comp, 828 783.1

My first piece of vinyl and still one of my favourites. For me breakbeats never sounded better than here.. The sound of these tunes is very mature, with that special feeling attached. They have something a miss a lot in newer jungle/drum&bass records..
mentasm

mentasm

July 16, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Platinum Breakz, 2xCD, Comp, 828.783.2
Goldie and jungle were hyped beyond belief in 1996. And this comp is an excellent testimony of that era, when Metalheadz was at its peak in terms of hype. Not to say it's not as good today, quality have ALLWAYS been in MTZ agenda, but before this comp was released release anticipations were so high : Metalheadz, this incredible label, is going to release its first comp, kill to get it, etc....
Anyway, no filler in sight with this one. Check especially Peshay's Nocturnal on disc 2, so dark, so good. I've seen on this site a version with an extra Goldie track on disc 2, never seen this one in shops...Gutted