Fabio / Cleveland WatkissPromised Land Volume Two

Label:Higher Limits – HLPLCD 2
Series:Promised Land (2) – Volume Two
CD, Compilation, Mixed
CD, Compilation
Style:Drum n Bass


CD 1 Mixed
1-01FokusLike Dat6:48
1-02Q Project & SpinbackRikers Island6:23
1-04Voyager (3)Hypersleep7:16
1-05Funky TechniciansAirtight (Remix)8:27
1-06DJ TraceMiles High6:57
1-07Adam FF Jam6:49
1-08Universal TravellerMidnite (Voyager Remix)
RemixVoyager (3)
1-09Voyager (3)Crystl Kleer4:51
1-10Big BudTemptation5:22
1-11Mouly & Lucinda*Inertia8:46
CD 2 Unmixed
2-02Atlas (5)Drifting Thru The Galaxy6:03
2-03Double T. (3)Nightwave7:44
2-04FokusLike Dat7:16
2-05Code Blue (3)Angels In Dub5:41
2-06Trace*By Any Means Necessary (Promised Land VIP Mix)7:27
2-08Voyager (3)Long Distance (Promised Land VIP Mix)6:14
2-09Trace*After Hours7:27
2-10OrcaIntalect (Promised Land VIP Mix)7:31
2-11KodaThe Deep6:46

Companies, etc.



Spine reads "Promised Land Volume 2"

Made in England

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5028964000411

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Promised Land Volume Two (3×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Compilation)Higher LimitsHLPLLP2UK1996
New Submission
Promised Land Volume Two (Cassette, Compilation, Mixed, Cassette, Compilation, Unmixed)Higher LimitsHLPLMC 2UK1996
Recently Edited
Promised Land Volume Two (CD, Compilation, Mixed, CD, Compilation)Mutant Sound SystemMSS 0008-2US1997


  • rave92's avatar
    Worth it for Orca - Intalect (Promised Land VIP Mix)

    Anyone know if this version of Intalect is on any other release ?
    • tony879's avatar
      I have the vinyl of this as well, lots of Lucky Spin label tunes on this. Again as with Vol3 if you were to buy the twelves of these tunes separately you'd spend a small fortune so you get some great tunes for a fraction of the cost of second hand EP's.
      • king.clover555's avatar
        I love these Promised Land CDs. I used to have all of them and could never decide which one I like best. Other than the Progression Sessions series, I can't think of another drum and bass series that has so many great tracks on them. If you like this type of thing, that is.
        • acidbearboy's avatar
          Been listening to Promised Land Vol 1 & 2 this week. No nostalgia attached to either mix, though I was into this type of music at the time of release. I'd say Fabio's Vol.2 mix was solid but not classic. Most of the tracks are good but the slightly slower pace and very relaxed vocals from Cleveland Watkiss mean this set lacks energy and excitement in comparison to Vol.1 from LTJ Bukem and MC Conrad. Maybe that's on purpose, but this isn't one I can see myself returning to often.
          • Pleinmont's avatar
            As with the Bukem Promised Land, I will keep coming back to listen to this mix for years to come... So good, so smooth and perfectly of the moment back in 1996. I love the Cleveland lyrics and have fond memories of him presiding at the Blue Note. He wasn't recorded over many d&b mixes as far as I know and its nice to have him complement the absolutely rolling Fabio selection on this mix. There's premium tracks on offer here and as said below, a few alternative versions too.

            If anyone knows where that other mix of Airtight can be found I'd be much obliged, I don't think its the usual one.
            • whiteawakening's avatar
              On some parts I feel this mix could do without Watkiss (or at least have him speaking rather than humming or whatever) but in other parts he gels so well with the tunes. Worth listening to for the exclusive (or virtually exclusive in the case of the voyager mix of universal traveller which only saw a promo release) tunes on this. Also the version of hypersleep is different to the R&S release (which has the aliens dialogue re-recorded). Not as good as bukem's vol.1 imo but an amazing listen nonetheless
              • Record_Claw's avatar
                Edited 12 years ago
                There are many average compilation albums and DJ mixes clogging up record shop shelves these days, but this particular release is one of the gems that you would do well to pluck from the rubble. Quality rather than quantity is the order of the day here. Fabio mixes up a sublime collection of smooth and soulful drum and bass with a certain amount of mystique thrown in. Cleveland Watkiss's vocals add a certain earie quality, and are more of a gentle accompaniment rather than a prominent feature, which is as it should be. The Mix is the highlight flowing wonderfully from start to finish, but a selection of full length versions (not all included in the mix) is a welcome addition. This highlights Lucky Spin and Deejay artists of the time.
                Overall this is a great example of the type introspective d&b being crafted around 1996.



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