Various ‎– Metalheadz Platinum Breakz

FFRR ‎– 828.783.2, Metalheadz ‎– 828.783.2
2 × CD, Compilation

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1-1 Rufige Kru V.I.P. Riders Ghost
Written-By, Producer – Goldie
1-2 Peshay Psychosis
Written-By, Producer – Peshay
1-3 Doc Scott Far Away
Written-By, Producer – Doc Scott
1-4 Dillinja The Angels Fell
Written-By, Producer – Dillinja
1-5 J Majik Your Sound
Written-By, Producer – J Majik
1-6 Photek Consciousness
Written-By, Producer – Photek
1-7 Hidden Agenda The Flute Tune
Written-By, Producer – Hidden Agenda
1-8 Wax Doctor The Spectrum
Written-By, Producer – Wax Doctor
1-9 Alex Reece Pulp Fiction
Written-By, Producer – Alex Reece
2-1 Doc Scott The Unofficial Ghost
Remix – Doc ScottWritten-By, Producer – Goldie
2-2 Lemon D In My Life
Written-By, Producer – Lemon D
2-3 Source Direct A Made Up Sound
Written-By, Producer – Source Direct
2-4 Digital Down Under
Written-By, Producer – Digital
2-5 Asylum (9) Da Base II Dark
Written-By, Producer – The Flex Camp*
2-6 J Majik Final Approach
Written-By, Producer – J Majik
2-7 Dillinja Armoured D
Written-By, Producer – Dillinja
2-8 Peshay The Nocturnal (Back On The Firm)
Engineer – FlytronixWritten-By, Producer – Peshay

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Title on back cover: Metalheadz presents Platinum Breakz
Track 1-6 is misspelled 'Conciousness' inside booklet

828.784.2 is printed on CD 1
828.785.2 is printed on CD 2
0422.828.783.2(8) is printed on the rear cover and in the booklet

℗1996 Metalheadz Ltd. ©1996 Metalheadz Ltd.
The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Metalheadz Ltd.
and is exclusively licensed to London Records 90 Ltd.
Marketed in France by Barclay & in Germany by Metronome Musik GmbH.

Issued in a 2CD-jewel case with 16-page booklet including liner notes and merchandise catalog.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42282 87832 8
  • Barcode (String): 042282878328
  • Label Code: LC 7654
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1: Variant 1): 828 784-2 01 /
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1, mould stamp: Variant 1): MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC A
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1: Variant 1): IFPI L003
  • Mould SID Code (CD1: Variant 1): IFPI 0107
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2: Variant 1): 828 785-2 01 +
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, mould stamp: Variant 1): MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC B
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2: Variant 1): IFPI L002
  • Mould SID Code (CD2: Variant 1): IFPI 01M1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1: Variant 2): 828 784-2 01 /
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1, mould stamp: Variant 2): MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC A
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1: Variant 2): IFPI L003
  • Mould SID Code (CD1: Variant 2): IFPI 0166
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2: Variant 2): 828 785-2 01 +
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, mould stamp: Variant 2): MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC A
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2: Variant 2): IFPI L002
  • Mould SID Code (CD2: Variant 2): IFPI 0182
  • Price Code: PY 898
  • Rights Society: Biem Mcps

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

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


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January 6, 2016
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.


June 26, 2015
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.


October 13, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
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.


December 18, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

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.


October 20, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
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.


July 16, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
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


May 19, 2002

One of the essential DnB-albums which mixes jazz influences and ambient things with tricky beats. Highlights are Photek and J Majik ("Final Approach"). If you're a beginner to DnB this album is a must.


February 23, 2002

Some nice d'n'b from right before it went all 2-steppy. Sort of dark, atmospheric pads, rough breaks and quality production. 1,2,3,5,6,9,10 on CD1 are great. CD 2 is kinda weak with only track 1 standing out (maybe the best on the whole compilation).


February 23, 2002

This is probably THE best collection of London D'n'B tracks to start with. Now already seeming old-skoolish, it still gives you a very good idea of where the roots of todays Drum and Bass lie. Not to forget about the classic tracks, e.g. 'Consciousness' by Photek.