Bassbin TwinsEP I

Label:Bassbin Records – none
Vinyl, 12", EP, Repress
Style:Breakbeat, House, Dub



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This 1995 pressing can be identified by the L-45967 & L-45967 X matrix# etched in the runout area.

Track A1 kicks it with pitched up samples of Cutty Ranks - Pon Pause from the LP Cutty Ranks - The Stopper over mid tempo breakbeats and is relatively short in length (aprox. 3 min).

Track A2 covers a lot of ground. The track mainly centers around the Public Enemy - Rebel Without A Pause (Vocal Mix) beat (also used in Madonna - Justify My Love (William Orbit Remix)). The track gets hop'n by using multiple samples from Jungle Brothers - I'll House You track. About midway through the track takes a left turn and goes for atmospheric keyboard and vocal samples building to the break. The break is of course massive with the sample Nina Simone - Here Comes The Sun. This is all still riding over the Public Enemy beat and then comes the famous Disco 3 - Human Beatbox (Brrrr Stick Em' Ha Ha Ha Stick Em') sample just for good measure.

Track B1 is high bpm reggae influenced number. With various long samples of chants etc. The track outro's by cutting the bpm's in half and riding it downtempo over two samples from hip hop artists Above The Law - Murder Rap B/W Another Execution.

Track B2 gets ya smiling with jazz piano and horn samples over breakbeat. In the middle of the track things heat up by using what is now known as the opening drum loop and laugh sample that became the foundation of the Bassbin Twins remix of Electroliners - Loose Caboose.

Also exists without matrix number, only the inscription: "Bassbin Twins A/B". This was the first pressing from 1992.
The labels on this version are stamped on both sides, not printed. There are only 300 copies.

As a final foot note there are two different pressings where the A side and B side center labels are switched. However, the tracks themselves are identical.

Processed (Plating/Metalwork) at Greg Lee Processing based on the L-45967 and L-45967 X etchings (entered under 'Mastered At' temporarily for now).

Some copies may be *Translucent type vinyl* (Not transparent)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etching): BASS BIN TWINS SIDE A L-45967
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etching): BASS BIN TWINS SIDE B L-45967 X

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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EP I (12", Limited Edition, Stamped, 300 copies)Bassbin RecordsBASS BIN TWINSUS1992


  • Big-Beat-Beddy's avatar
    Edited 24 days ago
    This reggae-themed breakbeat debut from Bassbin Twins was a formative influence on both the big beat and mash-up scenes of the mid-late '90s.

    Track 1 sampled Cutty Ranks dancehall "Pon Pause", Track 2 sampled a range of vocals from the worlds of rap (Jungle Brothers' "I'll House You", Fat Boys' "Human Beat Box"), industrial dance (Meat Beat Manifesto's "Radio Babylon") and pop (Nina Simone's "Here Comes The Sun", Haysi Fantayzee's "Shiny Shiny"), whilst Track 3 updated Yellowman's dancehall "Nobody Move" from 1983. ★★★☆☆

    The highlight is Track 4, a remix of The Skatalites' 1965 "Beardman Ska" that uses the drums from two '70s classics: Michael Viner's "Apache" and The Commodores' "Assembly Line". Released in 1992, it was a forerunner of the big beat scene and ahead of its time. ★★★★☆
    • Pistachios's avatar
      Hello all. I don't know which version I have. It has the etchings of the original pressing 'BASSBIN TWINS SIDE A etc' but the centre label looks printed not stamped. It bangs anyway!
      • johnnybrookes70's avatar
        top-notch 4-track E.P class samples and drum breaks well worth a place in any collection
        • Mockinha's avatar
          Edited 5 years ago
          I hear Depeche Mode's sample "I want you now" here :). Reach out your hands!
          • djphasefour's avatar
            When you saw the little cartoon people on the cover you just bought it, no need to preview.
            • sapaugh69's avatar
              Yup absolutely right I have an original cut of ep1
              • Mexi's avatar
                The vocal sample on A1 is from Cutty Ranks' 'Pon Pause'



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