Various ‎– V Classic

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Tracklist

Plate 1
DJ Krust* Maintain
Roni Size It's Jazzy
Plate 2
Goldie The Calling (Remix)
DJ Die & Suv War & Peace
Plate 3
Dillinjah* Unexplored Terrain
Scorpio Li Li
Plate 4
Roni Size Only A Dream
DJ Die On Time
Plate 5
Ray Keith The Reckoning
Lemon D Change (Remix)
DJ Krust* Blaze Dis One

Versions (9)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VELP01, VELP001 Various V Classic(5x12", Comp) V Recordings, V Recordings VELP01, VELP001 UK 1997 Sell This Version
KJ001 Various V Classic Vol 1 LP(2xLP, Comp) Ultra Records KJ001 US 1997 Sell This Version
VECD01 Various V Classic(2xCD, Comp + CD, Mixed + Box) V Recordings VECD01 UK 1997 Sell This Version
none Various V Classic Volume 1(CD, Comp) Ultra Records none US 1998 Sell This Version
LDDG183-A, LDDG183-B Various V Classic(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial) DG-Recorgs, DG-Recorgs LDDG183-A, LDDG183-B Russia 1998 Sell This Version
VECD01 Various V Classic(2xCD, Comp, RE) V Recordings VECD01 UK 1999 Sell This Version
VELP 01R Various V Classic(5xLP, Comp, RE) V Recordings VELP 01R UK 2000 Sell This Version
VECD01 Various V Classic(2xCD, Comp, RP) V Recordings VECD01 UK 2003 Sell This Version
VELP01, VELP001 Various V Classic - Volume 1(2x12", Comp) V Recordings, V Recordings VELP01, VELP001 US 2014 Sell This Version

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sorenfissure

sorenfissure

January 21, 2017
referencing V Classic Vol 1 LP, 2xLP, Comp, KJ001
One of the few places to find The Calling (Remix) by Goldie.
sorenfissure

sorenfissure

January 21, 2017
referencing V Classic, 5x12", Comp, VELP01, VELP001
One of the few places to find The Calling (Remix) by Goldie.
manumanu

manumanu

May 11, 2016
referencing V Classic, 5x12", Comp, VELP01, VELP001
On my copy I got a version of "Krust - Maintain" that is not the original one. It's neither the Dave Angel remix. It's a long 2 minutes vocal intro (Morgan?) with a pad, then same with a beat, then a drop, then a non-vocal dark beat till the end. Probably between 7 and 9 minutes the whole track.
Could someone tell me what version it is?
BlueMoonWax

BlueMoonWax

March 25, 2016
referencing V Classic, 5x12", Comp, VELP01, VELP001
Probably the ultimate DnB/Jungle album for me .. Hard to nail down 1 or 2 coz others come to mind straight after. Much easier to name ones I'm not fond of (Blaze dis one, calling & maintain), not yo say they're not great tracks, just not as much my cup of tea. Aside from the obvious ones, only a dream is the standout tune here, received a lot of play from Randall at the time. A chilled out, but rolling, jazzy number that is Roni at his finest. The breakdown with the vocal sample 'my love is music' gives me goosebumps when I hear it (a cheesy and predictable comment but true!), I love the high pitched hiss on the vocal samples which can not only be heard but seen in the grooves on the vinyl, it's these kinds of imperfections that don't make it through these days that give Jungle it's character and warmth
rrrsssmmm

rrrsssmmm

March 26, 2015
referencing V Classic, 2xCD, Comp + CD, Mixed + Box, VECD01
Contains The Full Length Track Li Li By Scorpio ????
321donny

321donny

November 20, 2014
referencing V Classic, 2xCD, Comp + CD, Mixed + Box, VECD01

The version of DJ Die - Play It For Me, isn't the original mix but the DJ Die Remix.
oldskooltunz2

oldskooltunz2

October 30, 2013
referencing V Classic, 5x12", Comp, VELP01, VELP001

For me this is some of the finest work on V recordings. Stand out pieces for me are Dillinja's - Unexplored terrain and Goldie's remix of the classic The Calling, which are both awesome! As is Die & Suv's - War & Peace, and the happy bouncy vibes of Scorpio's - Li Li. And thats without mentioning the massive but not my favourite, It's Jazzy by Roni Size! lol
Ahh, who am I kidding its all bloody good really, an excellent album full of flavour and variation... that was 97 for you though. No lover of Jungle or DnB should be without this album!
ben.uk

ben.uk

January 16, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
referencing V Classic, 5x12", Comp, VELP01, VELP001

Massively collectable album mainly due to the inclusion of Roni Size & DJ Die's "It's Jazzy" and Scorpio's "Li Li" - The former ("Li Li") is not available on vinyl anywhere else, and is one of the best examples of Jump Up Jungle you are ever going to hear (Plus a dream to mix with).
Anyone into any kind of Jungle or Drum and Bass needs to own this.
jussumen

jussumen

July 28, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
referencing V Classic, 2xCD, Comp + CD, Mixed + Box, VECD01

One of the first widely commercial available Drum & Bass mixes on CD included here by the one and only Bryan Gee , the headd honcho of V Recordings. Bought this many years (in early 97) ago as one of my first D+B Compilations (right after MUSIC BOX on Full Cycle by Roni Size). I fell in love with V Classic and especially the first 2 songs on this sampler 'Maintain' + 'It's Jazzy' with these mellow + dreamy female voices over fine accented rolling Beatz are among my all-time faves. It's been years since i listened to the fantastic 77 minute mix by Bryan G. Last night i was in the mood for some fine mixed drum + bass . Bryan takes enough time to let the trax shine , the sound quality is awesome. The sub-basses shook the walls and the roof of my sound booth aand gave me the feeling of sitting inside a huge Bass Box (this experience came of course courtesy of Dillinjah and Lemon D's adventurous bass programming). The last 15 minutes of the mix combine all the highlights from the collected trax , most vocals and melodies get highlighted before the end of the mix one more time .
Man, this sound doesn't sound dated a tiny bit. Even today , when drum + bass is in fine form again , you will have big problems (if not look in vain) for a mix that great - solid and adventurous at the same time.Tthis is by far the best mix i own. Neither Goldie, norGrooverider; not even Khemistry & Storm came close on recorded mixes to the Godfather of the Bristol Drum + Bass movement !