Various ‎– Reinforced 25th Anniversary Box Set

Label:
Reinforced Records ‎– RIVET R25-701, Reinforced Records ‎– RIVET R25-702, Reinforced Records ‎– RIVET R25-703, Reinforced Records ‎– RIVET R25-704, Reinforced Records ‎– RIVET R25-705, Reinforced Records ‎– R25 TAPE1, Reinforced Records ‎– R25 TAPE2, Reinforced Records ‎– R25 TAPE3, Reinforced Records ‎– R25TAPE4
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5 × Vinyl, 7", Limited Edition, Clear Translucent
4 × Cassette
Memory Stick, MP3, Mixed, 320kps
Box Set, Numbered
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Vinyl
1-A 4 Hero Rising Sun (Instrumental)
Producer – Reinforced Gus*Producer, Written-By – M. Clair*Written-By – G. Lawrence*
3:31
1-B Code 071 A London Sumtin'
Producer – Code 071, DegoWritten-By – B. Williams*, P. Goldberg*
4:08
2-A 4 Hero Universal Love (Revisited)
Featuring – Carol CrosbyProducer – Marc MacWritten-By – D. McFarlane*, M. Clair*
3:54
2-B 4 Hero Normal Changing World (Lost Tape Version)
Producer – Dego, Marc MacWritten-By – D. McFarlane*, M. Clair*
3:20
3-A Manix & Rufige Kru You Held My Hand (Remix)
Featuring – Diane CharlemagneProducer – Goldie, Marc MacWritten-By – M. Clair*
3:39
3-B Project A-KO Lost Soul
Producer – Project A-KO
4:00
4-A Internal Affairs Hands To Heaven
Producer – Dego, Goldie, Marc MacWritten-By – C. Price*, D. McFarlane*, M. Clair*
4:33
4-B Tek 9 Real Love
Producer – DegoWritten-By – D. Mc Farlane*
3:54
5-A Tom And Jerry Dancer
Producer – Tom And JerryWritten-By – M. 'Tomcat'*
4:18
5-B Tom And Jerry Know About It
Featuring – MC FatsWritten-By – M. 'Tomcat'*
4:20
Tapes
Inception
DJ Mix – 4 Hero
(00:59:23)
TAPE-1.1 4 Hero All B 3
TAPE-1.2 Tek 9 To The Motherland
TAPE-1.3 Basic Rhythm The Rhyme
TAPE-1.4 Code 071 A London Sumtin'
TAPE-1.5 Nebula II Seance
TAPE-1.6 4 Hero Reaching
TAPE-1.7 4 Hero Marimba
TAPE-1.8 Basic Rhythm Mental Stress
TAPE-1.9 Is This Intense
TAPE-1.10 Manix Stupid Dope Mix
TAPE-1.11 Sudden Def Fall Like Rain
TAPE-1.12 4 Hero Time To Get Ill
TAPE-1.13 Nick O D* Ruff Dub
TAPE-1.14 4 Hero Memory Loss
TAPE-1.15 Sudden Def Let It Hit Em
TAPE-1.16 4 Hero Burning
TAPE-1.17 4 Hero Kirks Back
TAPE-1.18 One II One Thirty Two Pages
TAPE-1.19 Manix Feel Real Good
TAPE-1.20 Manix You Held My Hand
Enforcers
DJ Mix – DJ Randall*
(01:39:50)
TAPE-2.1 Rufige Kru Kemistry
TAPE-2.2 Tek 9 Slow Down (Nookie Remix)
Remix – Nookie
TAPE-2.3 Rufige Kru Rolling Like Scottie
TAPE-2.4 Wax Doctor The Saint
TAPE-2.5 4hero* Angry People
TAPE-2.6 DJ Randall* The R
TAPE-2.7 4hero* The Shadow III
TAPE-2.8 Manix X Factor
TAPE-2.9 Covert Operations Ice Cold
TAPE-2.10 Peshay Gangsta II (Remix)
TAPE-2.11 Goldie Manslaughter
TAPE-2.12 4hero* We Bring The Trophy
TAPE-2.13 Manix Turn Away Skull
TAPE-2.14 Doc Scott Street Knowledge
TAPE-2.15 Tek 9 Real Love
TAPE-2.16 Grooverider Sinister
TAPE-2.17 Manix Turn Away Skull (Tek 9 Remix)
Remix – Tek 9
TAPE-2.18 Die*, Krust & Roni Size Wings
TAPE-2.19 Lemon D Break It Up
TAPE-2.20 4hero* Better Place (Marcus Intalex & ST Files Remix)
Remix – Marcus Intalex & ST Files
TAPE-2.21 Nasty Habits Here Come The Drumz (Breakage Remix)
Remix – Breakage
TAPE-2.22 S.P.Y. Revival
TAPE-2.22 Manix Hardcore Junglism (Total Science Remix)
Remix – Total Science
TAPE-2.23 D-Bridge My Years
Selection
DJ Mix – DJ Storm (4)
(01:16:30)
TAPE-3.1 Code 071 A London Sumtin (Remix)
TAPE-3.2 Younghead Bad Bad Man
TAPE-3.3 Nick O-D* Jazzy Hardcore
TAPE-3.4 Manix Try To Love Me (Remix)
TAPE-3.5 Rufige Cru* Believe
TAPE-3.6 Nebula II Peace Maker
TAPE-3.7 Underground Software Different Ting
TAPE-3.8 Nasty Habits Here Come The Drumz
TAPE-3.9 Delirium* Days Of Our Lives (Tek 9 Remix)
Remix – Tek 9
TAPE-3.10 Nebula II Eye Memory
TAPE-3.11 Tek 9 Partz One And Two
TAPE-3.12 Internal Affairs Shinin' Down On Me
TAPE-3.13 Doc Scott N.H.S. (Reinforced Shout)
TAPE-3.14 Primary Source MIC Check
TAPE-3.15 Doc Scott Last Action Hero
TAPE-3.16 Rufige Cru* Jim Skreech
TAPE-3.17 Nookie Give A Little Love
TAPE-3.18 Nasty Habits Dark Angel
TAPE-3.19 Underground Software Music Maker Possie
TAPE-3.20 Digital Rockers
TAPE-3.21 Lemon D Searching
Tom And Jerry Tom And Jerry
DJ Mix – DJ Stretch
(01:29:03)
TAPE-4.1 The One Reason
TAPE-4.2 A Patch Of Blue
TAPE-4.3 Physics
TAPE-4.4 Cat Got Your Tounge
TAPE-4.5 Papillon Love Song
TAPE-4.6 We Can Be Free
TAPE-4.7 Scooby's Dreaming
TAPE-4.8 Yamming Snacks Like Shaggy
TAPE-4.9 Programme 205
TAPE-4.10 Let Your Spirits Rise
TAPE-4.11 Untitled (You Give Me Love)
TAPE-4.12 Mousetrap (Dangerous)
TAPE-4.13 Untitled (Jungle Feelin')
TAPE-4.14 Know About It - PLATE
TAPE-4.15 Dancer
TAPE-4.16 Still Lets Me Down
TAPE-4.17 Likkle Sound OG PLATE
TAPE-4.18 Who Kan Draw VIP PLATE
TAPE-4.19 Ninja PLATE
TAPE-4.20 Compton PLATE
TAPE-4.21 Dead Soundbwoy feat. Golspel Fish PLATE
Featuring – Golspel Fish*
TAPE-4.22 Chalis Dubcat Version PLATE
TAPE-4.23 Airfreshener
TAPE-4.24 Untitled (Slaughter)
TAPE-4.25 Maxi(Mun) Style
TAPE-4.26 Maxi(mun) Style Remix
TAPE-4.27 Maxi(mum) Booty Style-Part III
TAPE-4.28 Untitled (Heaven)
USB Memory Stick
USB-1 Various Inception
DJ Mix – 4 Hero
0:59:23
USB-2 Various Enforcers
DJ Mix – DJ Randall*
1:39:50
USB-3 Various Selection
DJ Mix – DJ Storm (4)
1:16:30
USB-4 Tom And Jerry Tom And Jerry
DJ Mix – DJ Stretch
1:29:03

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Notes

Presented in a R25 Coat Of Arms custom designed, individually numbered box, limited to 350 copies.
Set also includes:
2 x 7" (R25) Slipmats
1 x custom Reinforced 45 adapter
1 x USB flash drive which includes all mix tapes
1 x A4 poster artwork by Dan Lish
Stickers
2 x random collectable Trading Cards with Reinforced artists
1 x Reinforced Records Discography Card.

Most of the songs are edited in length to fit on the 7" Vinyl plates. Some are subtly edited and differ from the original versions (e.g. "A London Sumtin'"):

Rivet R25 701: 4hero - Rising Son Instrumental / Code 071 - A London Sumtin'
Although not mentioned "A London Sumtin'" is a remaster and has added, more prominent elements.

Rivet R25 702: 4hero Universal Love (2015 revisited)* / Normal Changing World*
"Universal Love" is a updated 2015 version. "Normal Changing World" is an semi-unreleased version and credited as a Lost Tape. It was only available on the enhanced CD-ROM part of 4 Hero - Two Pages

Rivet R25 703: Manix & Rufige Kru - You Held My Hand* / Project A-KO - Lost Soul*
"You Held My Hand" is a version made in 1993. "Lost Soul" an unreleased plate from 2015.

Rivet R25 704: Internal Affairs - Hands To Heaven / Tek9 - Real Love
Original Versions.

Rivet R25 705: Tom and Jerry - Dancer / Know About It (Unreleased Plate)*
"Know About It" is track made in 2015.

RIVET R25-701-A © Reinforced Records 2015 ℗ Reinforced Records 1990
RIVET R25-701-B © Reinforced Records 2015 ℗ Reinforced Records 1992
RIVET R25-702-A © Reinforced Records 2015 ℗ Reinforced Records 2015
RIVET R25-702-B © Reinforced Records 2015 ℗ Reinforced Records 1997
RIVET R25-703-A © Reinforced Records 2015 ℗ Reinforced Records 1993
RIVET R25-703-B © Reinforced Records 2015 ℗ Reinforced Records 2015
RIVET R25-704-A © Reinforced Records 2015 ℗ Reinforced Records 1993
RIVET R25-704-B © Reinforced Records 2015 ℗ Reinforced Records 1993
RIVET R25-705-A © Reinforced Records 2015 ℗ Reinforced Records 1994
RIVET R25-705-B © Reinforced Records 2015 ℗ Reinforced Records 2015

R25TAPE1 Reinforced Music 2015. All Rights Reserved.
©&℗ Reinforced Music 2015

Liner Notes for Tape 1:
"All tracks taken from the early years crates of Reinforced
The inceptive era when we carved out an original sound
borrowing for almost every form of music.
Hear the early sampling technics, sometimes raw layers of
synths and drum breaks crushed together to form that urban wall of sound.
909 kicks, stabs, breaks, dub basslines and random vocals.
This was the beginning, the early learning curve that formed Reinforced.
For the Seed To Grow It Should Be Planted In Firm Foundation
The Strongest Plants Must Have That Foundation
REINFORCED"

R25TAPE2 Reinforced Music 2015. All Rights Reserved.
©&℗ Reinforced Music 2015 R design by Ceed

Liner Notes for Tape 2:
"All tracks taken from the mighty Enforcers series.
THe Enforcers series were not only cutting edge and experimental
but also a tactical way of getting both DJ and ravers to acknowledge the
Reinforced philosophy of intertwining art with music and dance culture.
In the years to follow, they became one of the most sort after collections in
the Drum & Bass scene not only for the great music but also their visual presence.
Thank you to the many producers and DJ's that made ENFORCERS special."

R25TAPE3 Reinforced Music 2015. All Rights Reserved.
©&℗ Reinforced Music 2015 R design by Sami Khan

Liner Notes for Tape 3:
"All tracks taken from the crates of Reinforced.
DJ Storm & Kemistry (rest in peace) have always been held in high esteem
at Reinforced, both admired for their skills and dedication to the music.
Digging deep into the crates, Storm's mix is the perfect cross section of
what makes Reinforced so unique. From Hardcore through Jungle to Drum n Bass.
Call it wat you want we just call it
REINFORCED"

R25TAPE4 Reinforced Music 2015. All Rights Reserved.
©&℗ Reinforced Music 2015

Liner Notes for Tape 4:
"DJ Stretch is no stranger to ther Reinforced fan, Stretch came to Reinforced
when he was still at school, a very abitious young DJ ready to hold it down
for the force. His dedication and skills won over the crew and ever since
Stretch has rerpresented with pride (and nuff smiles).
Stretch took on the task of selecting from Marc & Dego's Tom & Jerry
crates. This Is Big. Big Tingz a Gwarn trust me for real....."

These liner notes include the typographical and grammatical errors that are present in the original texts.

All orders were exclusively distributed via Reinforced's Bandcamp page. Preorders were spread out over three batches starting from 26th November 2015. The following dates were 27th and 30th November 2015. All preorders were sent out on 2015/12/07.
The preorders included a link to the R25 Danger Zone Mix bonus Mix by DJ Stretch.

Although 350 copies are made, only little bit more than 300 were sold via Bandcamp. Other copies were of course given out to involved artists and friends. Orders were limited to one customer only, abusement lead to cancellation of the order.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: R25 701-A1
  • Matrix / Runout: R25 701-B1
  • Matrix / Runout: R25 702-A1
  • Matrix / Runout: R25 702-B1
  • Matrix / Runout: R25 703-A1
  • Matrix / Runout: R25 703-B1
  • Matrix / Runout: R25 704-A1
  • Matrix / Runout: R25 704-B1
  • Matrix / Runout: R25 705-B1
  • Matrix / Runout: R25 705-B1

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just_the_sound

just_the_sound

November 17, 2016
Anyone know what number copies the people involved in this set got? It says in the notes 350 made but little over 300 actually went on sale and the rest were given away. I've got No.000021 and I would have thought people connected to the release would have got the 1st ones. Just wondering if anyone has a copy earlier than mine.
connectdj

connectdj

August 1, 2016
Brilliant I have the final copy and in mint condition
Bigchamp69

Bigchamp69

June 15, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

It's a great way to celebrate 25 years of Reinforced records, just wish the vinyl was all on "12" or even "10".
jasonmagin

jasonmagin

December 12, 2015
edited over 2 years ago

Celebrating 25 years, this album was put together with amazing attention to detail and is just beautiful to look at even before you get into the musical content and history. First, the records: you get a combination of exclusive tracks and mixes just for this release and a few all time classics. The exclusive Tom & Jerry with Mc Fats and AKO Project are real gems, but the truth is every tracks stands out. Second, the mixes: with some of the best in the business at the controls, you get a really deep look at Reinforced Records over the years. Each one is a definitive history lesson and you only have to look at the Dj and the selection to know you are in for a treat! You get the mixes on cassette tape as well as on the Reinforced branded thumb drive. Last up, the goodies: 7" Reinforced slip mats, Reinforced branded 45 adaptor, Reinforced branded USB drive, original artwork, flyer with the entire back catalog listed, multiple stickers, and 2 random trading cards featuring artist and Djs from the Reinforced camp. All this in a custom box set that's numbered. If you were lucky to grab one then welcome to the 350 Club ;)
just_the_sound

just_the_sound

December 10, 2015
Strange move doing 7" vinyl for hardcore.