Various ‎– Platinum Breakz II

FFRR ‎– 828 986.2, Metalheadz ‎– 828 986.2
2 × CD, Compilation

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1-01 Digital Metro
Written-By, Producer – Digital
1-02 Hidden Agenda Pressin' On
Written-By, Producer – Hidden Agenda
1-03 J-Majik* Arabian Nights
Written-By, Producer – J-Majik*
1-04 Source Direct Stonekiller
Written-By, Producer – Source Direct
1-05 Adam F Metropolis
Written-By, Producer – Adam F
1-06 Ed Rush The Raven
Engineer – Dom & RolandWritten-By, Producer – Ed Rush
1-07 Hidden Agenda Dispatch #2
Written-By, Producer – Hidden Agenda
1-08 Peshay On The Nile
Written-By, Producer – Peshay
1-09 Dillinja Promise
Written-By, Producer – Dillinja
2-10 Optical To Shape The Future
Written-By, Producer – Optical
2-11 J-Majik* Repertoire
Written-By, Producer – J-Majik*
2-12 Sci-Clone Melt
Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Flute – Nathan HainesWritten-By, Producer – Cambridge*, Haines*
2-13 Codename John The Warning
Written-By, Producer – Grooverider
2-14 J-Majik* Your Sound (Remix)
Written-By, Producer – J-Majik*
2-15 Rufige Kru Dark Metal (Remix)
Producer, Written-By [Original] – Rufige KruRemix, Written-By, Producer – Source Direct
2-16 Optical Swift Glide
Written-By, Producer – Optical
2-17 Lemon D Chainsaw
Written-By, Producer – Lemon D

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Title appears on the release as:
"Metalheadz Presents
Platinum Breakz II"
"Metalheadz :: Platinum Breakz II."

Tracks 1-1, 1-9, 2-16 & 2-17 "Exclusive trackz".

Track 1-07 is listed as "Dispatch 2" on the back insert and in the booklet.
Track 2-15 artist credit is listed as "Source Direct" on the back insert and in the booklet.

℗1997 Metalheadz Music Ltd. except 1-02, 1-03 & 1-05: ℗1996 Metalheadz Music Ltd. ©1997 Metalheadz Music Ltd.
The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Metalheadz Music Ltd. and is exclusively licensed to London Records 90 Ltd.
Marketed in France by Barclay & in Germany by Motor Musik GmbH.

1-05: Mixed at Bible Studios/Section 5.
1-06: Engineered by Dom & Roland @ Dom & Roland Studios.

Issued in a standard 2xCD jewel case with 20-page booklet.
Also issued as a promo with a generic sticker over the barcode.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42282 89862 3
  • Barcode (String): 042282898623
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L132
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L132
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 0430
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 0446
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): 8289682/1 10494321 01 %
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): 8289862/2 20494321 01 %
  • Other (CD1, Mould Stamp): MADE IN THE UK BY PMDC
  • Other (CD2, Mould Stamp): MADE IN THE UK BY PMDC
  • Rights Society: Biem:Mcps
  • Label Code: LC:7654
  • Other (Distribution Code): PY:898

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
422-828 986-2 Various Platinum Breakz II(2xCD, Comp) FFRR, Metalheadz 422-828 986-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
828 986.4 Various Platinum Breakz II(2xCass, Comp) FFRR, Metalheadz 828 986.4 UK 1997 Sell This Version
828 986-1 Various Platinum Breakz II(3xLP, Comp) FFRR 828 986-1 UK 1997 Sell This Version


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March 2, 2017

Some blinders on this 2 CD set, including some of the best on the label IMO including Promise, On the Nile, Metropolis, Your Sound (Remix) & Melt to name but a few. Classics


December 6, 2012

I don't quite understand why the 1st Compilation of the plat. breakz is recommanded more often than this part, allthough i. m. O. here the tracks are more advanced, deeper, stranger and darker as well. I like the first part too, but this one is my personal favorite!
Still now a very good abstract Funk Release.
Maybe a bit more experimental than on the 1st part.


June 13, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
This is a stunning 2 cd pack from Metalheadz & one of the first cd's i ever bought that converted me to the dark sounds of the genre. All the tunes on this album are brilliant and classics. My personal favs are the futuristic 'To shape the future' by the legendary Optical. The awesome 'Your sound' remix by J majik. The dark & eerie 'Arabian nights' & the classic 'Metropolis'. Special mention must also go to Source direct for their contribution.
Overall this is a must have cd for any drum & bass fan and a reminder to where drum & bass was in the late 90's.


May 16, 2002

This is a fantastic who's who in the world of d+B from around 1997 that is still relevent today. Fantastic metalheadz sound on virtually all tracks which was sadly lacking on PB III