Various ‎– The Dark Side - Hardcore Drum & Bass Style

React ‎– REACT LP 17
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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A1 Nasty Habits Here Comes The Drumz
Producer – Doc ScottWritten-By – D. Scott*
A2 Mega City 2 Darker Side Of Evil
Written-By – D. Hickey*, J. Andrews*
A3 Babylon Timewarp Durban Poison
Producer [Additional Production] – B. Thomas*Written-By, Producer – D. Duncan*, S. Vispi*
B1 D Force* Original Bad Boy
Producer – DJ Red Alert & Mike SlammerWritten-By – DJ Red Alert/M. Slammer*
B2 Kaotic Chemistry Illegal Subs
Producer – Two Bad Mice*Written-By – Playford*, O'Keefe*, Colebrooke*
B3 Metalheads Terminator
Producer – DJ Freebase, Goldie, Mark RutherfordWritten-By – DJ Freebase, Goldie, M. Rutherford*
C1 DMS SOS (Unreleased Baby D Mix)
Producer – DJ DMS*Written-By – D. Pereira*
C2 Edge Of Darkness Come Together (Original Mix)
Written-By – D. Charlesworth*, S. McCarthy*
C3 DJ Seduction Sub Dub
Producer – DJ Seduction
D1 Darkman* String Of Darkness
Producer, Mixed By – DJ SSWritten-By – L. Small*, M. Yorath*
D2 Noise Factory Survival
Written-By – J. Stephens*, K. Mulqueen*, T. Turner*
D3 NRG* I Need Your Lovin' (Real Hardcore Mix)
Producer – Neil RumneyWritten-By – J. Warren*, N. Rumney*

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Track B3: artist is listed as Metalheads (Rufige Cru) on back, track is also listed as the "Rufige Cru Mix" on label however it is the original mix.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021620 911120
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): REACT LP 17 A² DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): REACT LP 17 B² DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C): REACT LP 17 C DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D): REACT LP 17 D² DAMONT

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
REACT CD 17 Various The Dark Side - Hardcore Drum & Bass Style(CD, Comp) React REACT CD 17 UK 1993 Sell This Version
REACT LP 17 Various The Dark Side - Hardcore Drum & Bass Style(2xLP, Comp, Promo) React REACT LP 17 UK 1993 Sell This Version
REACT MC 17 Various The Dark Side - Hardcore Drum & Bass Style(Cass, Comp) React REACT MC 17 UK 1993 Sell This Version


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January 21, 2015
Really feel that DMS Track - SOS (Unreleased Baby D Mix) Big Tuuunage . . . . . .


August 5, 2004
edited over 16 years ago

This album was THE release of 1993. Heavyweight tunes. No fillers. This is what was being played in the dingy raves of East End London to the Hardcore massive with myself fortunately present! It showcases not only the Rave music (jungle tekno / breakbeat hardcore) but also the birth of the ruffer, gritty, urban Jungle with tracks like 'Babylon Timewarp', 'Original Badboy' and 'Sub Dub'. In fact, nearly every tune on this release smashed it and used to bring down the roof. If you're seeking to investigate early British electronic music of this nature, this is the one. 'Oioiiii! Just searching for me rizla, mate!'


March 21, 2004

Hard to find but well worth any amount! Clearly shows the early days of jungle when it was known as hardcore. Artists on this LP include DJ Red Alert, Rob Playford, Goldie (Rufige Cru), Doc Scott, and lots of other artists who are still around producing dnb under different names. Also includes some classic, essential jungle samples.