VariousMetalheadz Boxset 1

Label:Metalheadz – METBOX001
5 x Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Box Set, Album, Limited Edition
Style:Drum n Bass, Downtempo, Dub


A1DigitalFar Out
Written-By, ProducerDigital
A2DigitalSpecial Mission
Written-By, ProducerDigital & Spirit
B1Doc ScottSwarm
Written-By, ProducerDoc Scott
B2Doc ScottHoney
Written-By, ProducerDoc Scott
C1Ed RushSabotage
Written-By, ProducerEd Rush & Optical
C2Ed RushWestway
Written-By, ProducerEd Rush & Optical
D1Hidden AgendaNo Guard (Dispatch #3)
Written-By, ProducerHidden Agenda
D2Hidden AgendaBig Lamp
Written-By, ProducerHidden Agenda
E1J. Majik*Future State
Written-By, ProducerJ. Majik*
E2J. Majik*Elysian Fields
Written-By, ProducerDanny Jay, J. Majik*
F1Lemon DWhats Up?
Written-By, ProducerLemon D
F2Lemon DUrban Style Music (90bpm Reprise)
Written-By, ProducerLemon D
G1OpticalTo Shape The Future (Remix)
Written-By, Producer, RemixOptical
G2OpticalReckless Mission (Dub Mix)
VocalsNorman Robinson
Written-By, Producer, Remix [Dub Mix]Optical
H1Dollis Hill"Desist" Da Black
Written-By, ProducerDego
H2Dollis HillDesist Reprise
Written-By, ProducerDego
IDillinjaWarrior Jazz
Written-By, ProducerDillinja
Written-By, ProducerPhotek

Companies, etc.



There are 2 versions available; a 'film-reel' style round, metal (Tin) box with the Metalheadz logo stamped into the front, and a regular boxed set which includes a pair of Metalheadz 'skull' logo silver/black slipmats. Both versions include a 26-page booklet.

Note sides I and J have the wrong artist on the label. Side I is really Photek and side J is Dillinja.
Tracks H1, H2 written & produced for Reinforced Productions.
Photek appears courtesy of Science.

℗ 1997 Metalheadz Ltd
© 1997 Metalheadz Ltd

Made in England

Side A, B, D published by Metalheadz Music Ltd.
Side C published by Westbury Music / Mute.
Side E, I published by Copyright Control.
Side F published by Sony Music Publishing.
Side G published by Mute.
Side H published by Reinforced Music / Westbury Music.
Side J published by MCA Music.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 479170 000150
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): METBOX 1 A-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): Stu.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): METBOX 1 B-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, stamped): METBOX 1 C-1-1-'
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, stamped): METBOX 1 D-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E, stamped): METBOX 1 E-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F, stamped): METBOX 1 F-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side G, stamped): METBOX 1 G-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side H, stamped): METBOX 1 H-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side I, stamped (the "I" is etched)): METBOX 1 I-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side J, stamped): METBOX 1 J-1-1-1

Other Versions (4)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Metalheadz Limited Edition Box Set (5×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Box Set, Album, Limited Edition)MetalheadzMETBOX001UK1997
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Metalheadz Boxset 1 (5×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, White Label, Box Set, Album, Limited Edition)MetalheadzMETBOX001UK1997
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Metalheadz Limited Edition CD Metal Box Set (2×CD, Compilation, Box Set, Limited Edition)Metalheadz, FFRR556 025-2Europe1998
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Metalheadz Limited Edition Metal Box Set Promotional (2×Cassette, Promo)Metalheadz556 025-2Europe1998
  • tyrantlizard's avatar
    Edited 4 months ago
    pvc inner sleeves are a cruel joke
    I have mine re-homed to poly sleeves, playable but the damage is done
    Digital - Far Out the cut for me. A2 also very nice and works in 140 sets
    • AndyMorris's avatar
      Added speed to 12" versions - Anyone else listen to at it 45 thinking "Thats a bit quick"
      • Wheelup's avatar
        The drums on Warrior Jazz are reason enough to buy this. Yes, just for those drums alone.They hit harder than Tyson Fury's love handles.
        • DJProtoJ's avatar
          Edited one year ago
          Did anyone’s metal tin version actually come with the slip mats? I’ve never seen a single one. I remember when it came out and none of the copies at any store had the slip mats.

          I’ve always thought it was a myth (I know the paper / non tin version came with them, but not this version)...

          I’m in the USA tho, and never saw the UK release. But in the US, I never saw a single one come with the mats or the book.
          • stoker79's avatar
            Edited one year ago
            For me Digital’s Far out is everything I’m looking for in DnB! Pure darkness! I’m sure you all have heard it but if not there’s a 12” Digital remix of Special mission and Far out, which are tuff remixes but very close to originals, plus a bit cheaper to grab if you like both tunes and haven’t got the paper to buy this set 👍🏻
            • MyStyleFreestyle's avatar
              The Night Hunter, could this be the source for Doc Scott's The Swarm?
              • rave-digger's avatar
                Anyone think the Photek track sounds more like it should be the 2nd track on the Dillinja side? That piano, the twisted up vocals, the bass, solid as f*ck 2step -- great track, just doesn't sound like the Ginger Ninja!
                Mine are all cloudy by the way. Hasn't affected playback so far, but certainly good advice below - change out the pvc sleeves for paper asap!
                • shadesofjae's avatar
                  More than 20 years later, how does this ambitious package hold up? (Gosh, there was a lot of money in music before file-sharing, by the way. Would this lush packaging for fairly underground artists even have been possible a few years later?)
                  Lots of quality here, as previous commentators have pointed out.
                  An overlooked aspect of this compilation is how it marks the beginning of the “broken beat” scene. In 1997, these Dollis Hill tracks were glimpses of Dego’s work to come (note that 2000 Black began at this moment in time, around 1998, as a sub label of Reinforced Records). Moreover, the Hidden Agenda track “Big Lamp” is a slept on mid-tempo funker that could easily blend with Maurice Fulton’s productions, for example, or with the downtempo stuff on Robert Hood - Nighttime World Volume 2.
                  Photek’s “Neptune” is one of the more solid downtempo offerings on the compilation, putting a sombre ending to the whole thing. Dillinja’s ultra compressed, uptempo “Warrior Jazz” is more fun, especially if you imagine the spoken words to be by The Spirit of Jazz from The Mighty Boosh!
                  • mhoys's avatar
                    The individual vinyl records are stored in PVC sleeves wich cause clouding to the records due to a chemical reaction between the vinyl and the PVC. To avoid this it's recommended to keep the vinyl records outside of the PVC sleeves (for example in paper sleeves).
                    • Collector_Cave_Guy's avatar
                      Edited 4 years ago
                      Looking for the booklet for sensible money. Message me if in the UK



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