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Dance ConspiracyDub War

Label:XL Recordings – XLT-34, XL Recordings – XLT 34
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:Breakbeat, Hardcore


A1Dub War (Chapter One)
EngineerAndy Montgomery
Mixed By, ProducerStretch*
A2Dub War (Chapter Two)
Mixed By, Producer, EngineerStretch*
AA1Dub War (Chapter Three)
EngineerAndy Montgomery
Remix, Producer [Additional Production]Chad Jackson
AA2Dub War (Chapter Four)
EngineerAndy Montgomery
Producer, Mixed ByStretch*
AA3Dub War (Chapter Five)
EngineerAndy Montgomery
Remix, Producer [Additional Production]Chad Jackson

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Engineered at Matrix Studios

Saxophone/Horn Section taken from the Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Darkest Light
Additional vocal samples taken from Megablast Rap
& The Step - Yeah You (Remix)

Chapters 2 samples:
Vocal from Barrington Levy - Under Mi Sensi
Vocal from Hijack - The Badman Is Robbin'

Chapter 3 samples:
Vocal from Barrington Levy - Under Mi Sensi
Vocal from Yellowman - Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt

Chapter 4 samples:
Vocal from Planet Patrol - Play At Your Own Risk

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 012093 503462
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5012093503462
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings A): XLT 34 A¹ MIKE's - THE EXCHANGE. DAMONT B
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings AA): XLT 34 AA¹ MIKE's - THE EXCHANGE. DAMONT B

Other Versions (5 of 9)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Dub War (CD, Single)XL RecordingsXLS - 34CDUK1992
Dub War (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)Metamorphosis Records IncMORPHO-001UK1992
Recently Edited
Dub War (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)Metamorphosis Records IncMORPHO 001UK1992
New Submission
Dub War (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, White Label, Test Pressing)XL Recordings, XL RecordingsXLT-34, XLT 34UK1992
Dub War (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue)XL RecordingsXTL-34UK2002


mdkilner's avatar
1992 really didn't get too much better than this. If you're into old school breakbeat and don't have this, are you really into it? :D
originalnealo's avatar
For anybody looking for a digital/CD version of Dub War (Chapter 1), it's on this release -
Choc1ce's avatar
The version they put out on Metamorphosis is a little different to the XL recordings one. SO I guess an early copy will cost a small fortune these days.
Choc1ce's avatar
First heard this on a DJ Sy Studio mix. One of the best 92 tunes without question. So many top DJ's played chapter 1. I love the euphoric female breakdown in the middle, makes it sound mellow and has that hands in the air element.

Glad I have more than one copy.
OrangeRider's avatar
This EP is made up of 5 chapters. Each chapter manages (somehow) to be better than the preceding chapter. Perhaps it is the borrowing of past rave sounds that distinguish each chapter, perhaps it it is the faultless programming skills on display, perhaps it is the drums, perhaps it is the bass. Whatever it is this 12" demonstrates what worked so perfectly well with UK hardcore circa early 1992 - it was fucking untouchable. Perfect.
misterduffy's avatar
This'll annoy some people and make others leap for joy - someone's only gone and done a repress! I picked up one at IMO Records. Quality-wise, they've tried to make it look like the original but they may as well have not bothered as you can tell it's a repress immediately. Sounds like they've pressed it from an original record as the sound isn't perfect (noticeable bumps in the background when very quiet / silent).

But to all intents and purposes it's the original!
roberth's avatar
Quite simply the best dance / rave anthem of all time! The 12" EP is an early 90s trip down ecstacy lane, with different moods and tones. The main track is a jungle tour de force, with ay-ay-ay sweet female lyrics designed to send shivers down yer spine and get your hands in the air. It then moves on to deep basslines, with a massive jungle breakbeat moving your feet. Every rave DJ played this in every set. Guaranteed floor filler, i hugged more sweaty torsoes to this tune than any other! Brilliant.