Project One ‎– Roughneck

Rising High Records ‎– RSN 22, Rising High Records ‎– RSN22
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A Roughneck
Featuring – Nanisha
B1 Smokin' Chalice
Written-By – Walker*
B2 The 3rd Vibe
Written-By – Tuncay*

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Track A samples:
Vocal from Page One - Go Deh Jammie

Track B1 samples:
Piano from Nexus 21 - Techno Symphony
Stab from Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee - Another Place Another Time

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021533 808302
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): RSN 22 A¹ PA 6008 BC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): RSN 22 B¹ PA 6008 BC

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BASH 028 Project 1* Roughneck '98(12") Thumpin Vinyl BASH 028 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RSN 22 Project One Roughneck EP(12", EP, Promo) Rising High Records RSN 22 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RSN 22 Project One Roughneck EP(Vinyl, EP, W/Lbl, Promo, Sta) Rising High Records RSN 22 UK 1992 Sell This Version
BASH 028 Project 1* Roughneck '98(12", W/Lbl) Thumpin Vinyl BASH 028 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RSN 22X Project 1* Roughneck (Remixes)(12") Rising High Records RSN 22X UK 1992 Sell This Version


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January 18, 2017
Was the full version of Roughneck ever on any cd format does anyone know?


October 14, 2012

For anyone who is a fan of Project One's most famous track, 'Roughneck', then the 1992 'Roughneck EP' on vinyl is the one to own.

For those who have yet to hear this undisputed underground anthem, the 'Roughneck' is a joyously uplifting piece of jungle-hardcore with some inventive use of ragga samples combined with some infectious chatting from Nanisha, the daughter of one of the groups members. All of this is overlaid over some roughneck breakbeats, heavy dub sounds and the highlight of the track, a rush inducing 'merry-go-round', 4 note synth sound which gets your neck hairs standing. Another reason to grab the vinyl version is the fact that 'Roughneck' is stretched to an epic 9.24 minutes, as all of the versions on compilations are ground to a halt after the 'Stop the music' section. After a second of silence the track then launches into a seriously dubbed out excursion with a top, cheeky exclamation from Nanisha - 'Project One. Get on one!!!'. The only version of 'Roughneck' you'll ever need.

The A-Side is backed up by the equally excellent 'Smokin' Chalice' which continues on with the dubby hardcore vibe and the underwhelming 'The 3rd Vibe' which comes on in a house tip. An outstanding EP by all counts for A and B1.