Pressure Drop

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The origins of Pressure Drop and the musical partnership of Justin Langlands and Dave Henley, stem back to an era of rib-quaking dub at smoke-filled blues dances, with scratchy rare groove and hip-hop amongst the debris of the original illegal warehouse parties and the London club scene in the mid to late 1980s. The pair were first introduced in 1986 by mutual friend and seminal DJ Paul Guntrip, who enlisted them to play an eclectic selection of funk and soul, hip hop and rap, as well as reggae, early house and film soundtracks, at his Heavy Duty night in the Wag Club, London.
Forward to 1990 and, following the sampladelic garage of Pressure Drop's first single ‘Feeling Good' created with Gareth Tasker and Mike Huxley, Dave and Justin decided to produce music themselves and make their mark with the 12” ‘Back2Back’. In those house dominated days, the resulting tune sounded radical, it was a blueprint, a statement of intent. Two albums followed, the first being 1992’s ‘Upset’, which evidenced their talent for producing innovative urban music with substance and longevity and 1993’s 'Front Row' which continued with heartfelt songs and expanded the PD sound into a cinematic audio-scope. Due to an unfortunate business situation both LPs were only released in a rather more forward thinking GAS territory (Germany, Austria & Switzerland).
Increasing numbers of people were listening, friends Leftfield had been checking their releases and suggested signing to their Hard Hands label. Released in 1995, ‘Tearing the Silence’ was the result and gained widespread respect, leading to a deal with Columbia’s Higher Ground and the release of Pressure Drop's critically acclaimed third album that was 1997’s ‘Elusive’. Their last sound venture was the 2001 LP ‘Tread’, recorded after the duo moved to Brighton the album travels at the speed of thought and develops into an expansive audio feast.
Pressure Drop's music was born out of a musical fusion reflecting the multi-ethnic culture they both grew up with in London during a golden age in 20th century music. They could be considered in the vanguard of early 1990's music makers and alongside other luminaries such as Massive Attack, Smith and Mighty, The Sandals and Young Disciples, they represented a time of vibrant creative change in the UK underground music scene.
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Albums

MC 412 040, 412 040 Pressure Drop - Upset album art Pressure Drop Upset (Album) Boombastic Records, Boombastic Records MC 412 040, 412 040 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
MRO 8735-2 Pressure Drop - Front Row album art Pressure Drop Front Row (Album) Marlboro Music MRO 8735-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HAND MC3 Pressure Drop - Elusive album art Pressure Drop Elusive (Album) Hard Hands HAND MC3 UK 1997 Sell This Version
XPCD 1318 Pressure Drop - Tread album art Pressure Drop Tread (Album) Columbia XPCD 1318 UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Pressure Drop / Trick & Kubic / Misjah* Pressure Drop / Trick & Kubic / Misjah* - You're Mine / Believe/Container / What Is(CDr, Promo, Smplr) Great Stuff Recordings none Germany 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BIWT 005 Pressure Drop - Feeling Good (Re-Touched) album art Pressure Drop Feeling Good (Re-Touched) (Maxi) Big World Records BIWT 005 UK 1990 Sell This Version
BIWT 010 Pressure Drop - Back 2 Back album art Pressure Drop Back 2 Back Big World Records BIWT 010 UK 1990 Sell This Version
BIWT 013 Pressure Drop - The Taster EP album art Pressure Drop The Taster EP(12", EP, Ltd, Promo) Big World Records BIWT 013 UK 1991 Sell This Version
665 360 Pressure Drop - Big Noise album art Pressure Drop Featuring Joanna Law Pressure Drop Featuring Joanna Law - Big Noise (Maxi) Marlboro Music 665 360 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
0012 Pressure Drop - You're Mine (Leftfield Remix) album art Pressure Drop You're Mine (Leftfield Remix) (Single, Maxi) Arista, Logic Records 0012 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
74321 57712 2 Pressure Drop - Unify album art Pressure Drop Unify (Maxi) Marlboro Music 74321 57712 2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
HAND 024 T Pressure Drop - Tearing The Silence album art Pressure Drop Tearing The Silence (EP) Hard Hands HAND 024 T UK 1995 Sell This Version
HAND40T1 Pressure Drop - My Friend album art Pressure Drop My Friend (Maxi, Single) Hard Hands HAND40T1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
COL 664960 2 Pressure Drop - Got To Be For Real album art Pressure Drop Got To Be For Real (Single, Maxi) Hard Hands COL 664960 2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
none Pressure Drop - Silently Bad Minded album art Pressure Drop Feat. Constantine Weir And Martin Fishley Pressure Drop Feat. Constantine Weir And Martin Fishley - Silently Bad Minded (Single, Maxi) Higher Ground none UK 1998 Sell This Version
XPR 2594 Pressure Drop - Warrior Sound album art Pressure Drop Warrior Sound (Single) Columbia XPR 2594 UK 2000 Sell This Version
XPR 2713 Pressure Drop Tread Hard Hands XPR 2713 UK 2001 Sell This Version
1i001 Pressure Drop - Legacy / Spirits Fall album art Pressure Drop Legacy / Spirits Fall One Eye Records 1i001 UK 2003 Sell This Version
KRT 1 Pressure Drop - Untitled album art Pressure Drop Untitled(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label KRT 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

1I CD001 Pressure Drop - Food Of Love album art Pressure Drop Food Of Love (Comp, Album) One Eye Records 1I CD001 UK 2003 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

ZIP CD 004 Pressure Drop - Creative Trip Hop album art Pressure DropTipper Pressure DropTipper - Creative Trip Hop(2xCD, Mixed) Club Masters ZIP CD 004 UK 1997 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

XPCD 891 Pressure Drop - A Sample Of The Elusive Pressure Drop Album album art Pressure Drop A Sample Of The Elusive Pressure Drop Album(CD, Promo, Smplr) Hard Hands, Higher Ground XPCD 891 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SAMPCM5005 Pressure Drop 4 Elusive Tracks(CD, Promo, Smplr) Sony Music Entertainment (France) SAMPCM5005 UK 1997 Sell This Version