Breakage ‎– So Vain / Mars

Bassbin ‎– BB1209
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A So Vain
B Mars


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BB1209 Breakage So Vain / Mars(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Bassbin BB1209 Ireland 2003 Sell This Version
BB1209 Breakage So Vain / Mars(12", W/Lbl, Promo) Bassbin BB1209 Ireland 2003 Sell This Version


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June 10, 2016

Composition wise, "So Vain" is brilliant. It's a beautiful thing. However sound quality wise, it's awful! I bought this record on full release the week it came out. I only played it a few times. Recently I rediscovered it in my collection and used it in a jungle mix. My ears can not believe how crap this recording sounds. The high end is distorted to the extreme! I heard this tune in a Grooverider fabric cd mix and it did not sound this bad. Maybe the test press sounds less distorted? Discogs user "psyense" says his record is heavy as a brick. Mine is pressed on very thin vinyl that flexes quite easily. Perhaps the test press was also pressed on heavier vinyl. Anyway it's a shame with the sound quality. I've never had a brand new record sound like a "G" rated used record before. This thing was mastered by Simon at the exchange too....


July 24, 2014
edited over 2 years ago

Jungle classic. Need I say more. Amen


May 4, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
Breakage's biggest selling tune pre dubstep conversion back when he was making breakbeat orientated DnB, quite a simple tune to be honest compared to some of his other productions, this samples the horns & bassline from Barrington Levy's 'Gonna Tell Your Girlfriend' or rather the dub mix 'Kidney Punch' mixed by Scientist, good tune if not a touch overated at the time but it does what its suppose to do in the clubs, for me the remix 'So Mars' is a better track


June 10, 2012
HUGE record! Its heavy as a brick, but at the same time you can sit back and chill to it


April 6, 2011
"So Vain" is defo a key element in DnB, it marks the end of an era.... and opens a new one.


November 6, 2008
I was chatting to a mate of mine in local record shop today about this tune and although he's a fan of heavy tune's he didn't get this one. Even more surprising when you listen to the sumo wrestler heaviness of the subs in this track. What's even better is the way that they are offset by dub styled melodic atmospherics which give the track an extra lift and a different angle on what's usually done with amen tunes. After the second drop another hundred tons of bass is liberally sprinkled amongst the lower depths of the tune. Can't wait to hear this one on the Valve.

Mars on the other side is much more conventionally rolling although the way that the drums are put together is much more fluid than the usual two step. This is an ideal tune to slot in those hard to fill moments in the middle of a set. Rocking.


March 20, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
Very nice record all around. I would have to say this is my favorite record from Breakage. Good range of deep bass, dub, amens and a nice influence of "old school" vibes that permeates thru the tracks. Big ups on this release!


September 10, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
The horn samples in "So Vain" were lifted from Scientist's "Kidney Punch" off of his 1980 Heavyweight Dub Champion release on Greensleeves. Truly demonstrates Breakage's glaring talent with dub elements, heavy bass, and break edits.

A remix/combination of "So Vain" and "Mars" called "So Mars" is slated for a future Bassbin/Breakin' release.