BC*Planet Dust / Speedball

Label:Prototype Recordings – PRO 003UK
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Style:Drum n Bass


APlanet Dust7:10

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  • Mastered ByStu*
  • Written-By, Producer [Produced By]D.Stein*


The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Prototype Recordings (UK) Ltd. Made in England.

The artist name on this release is represented by the Bad Company logo ϽƐ|3C.
Track A samples dialogue from the film ‘The Black Hole’ [Uncredited].
Track durations are approximated and do not appear on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned, EAN, GTIN-13): 5035628000366
  • Barcode (Text, EAN-13, HRI): 5 035628 000366
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side A): PR0UK 003 A-1 DAMONT STU
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side AA): PR0UK 003 AA-1 DAMONT

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Planet Dust (12", 45 RPM, Promo, White Label)Prototype RecordingsPR00K 003UK2001
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Planet Dust / Speedball (12", 45 RPM, Repress)Prototype RecordingsPRO 003UKUKUnknown



  • redxone's avatar
    seminal release on Grooverider’s prestigious label, this one was hot and will never sound dated
    • resettheatari's avatar
      The Nine gets all the love but it's Planet Dust that's always done it for me. That riff and that drop just destroy.
      • king777dave's avatar
        I missed the glory days of jungle, but I'm glad I didn't miss this piece of drum and bass history live and direct. One of the first tunes I tracked down on vinyl when I bought my decks. It always reminded me of Star Wars and I eventually bought a scratch dj record with Star Wars samples on it to play over the intro and scratch into it. Massive tune that still mixes well with the new tunes coming out these days.
        • jancito303's avatar
          Not a drum 'n bass expert by any stretch of the imagination, but what a monster choon this is. I am talking about speedball. The A side is Meh, in my humble opinion.
          • djvictorpr's avatar
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              • O5KAR's avatar
                Edited 7 years ago
                Planet Dust is a monster, it is one of the best dnb tunes out there. Fresh has produced an unbelievable masterpiece.
                Johnny Massacre wrote below " When the now infamous Reese on the build up cut into the mix, everyone on the dance floor looked at each other as if to say, "Oh shit ... you know what this means"."
                It still works this way!
                And when dj use it properly it is causing the mayhem when it drops.
                Check out this clip from from Exit Records' 10 years anniversary at Fire when BC was playing
                Pure madness! :D
                • vasilis979's avatar
                  Edited 9 years ago
                  The best
                  • thebuttonfreak's avatar
                    Speedball was better but all the poser djs loved this one.
                    • JohnnyMassacre's avatar
                      Edited 12 years ago
                      This is the definition of monster - unequivocally one of the biggest drum & bass tracks of all time.

                      Why is it called "Planet Dust"? It's a reference to cocaine. I know because I know.

                      The first time I heard this was at Movement at Mass in Brixton. It kind of went over my head the first time. It was played by various DJs throughout the night. At the end, Ed Rush & Optical were playing, and they brought it in. When the now infamous Reese on the build up cut into the mix, everyone on the dance floor looked at each other as if to say, "Oh shit ... you know what this means".

                      Since then, more and more DJs started to batter it. Even when everyone was playing it, it still got rewinds and was the highlight of a set. I remember some time after it was on dub, Andy C dropped it at fabric, and it just sounded incredibly tearing and heavy. It got rewound of course. I remember some nights where EVERY SINGLE DJ played it ... so about 9 times in one night (any girl would be lucky to get rinsed that many times in a single evening, let alone a vinyl).

                      It is perhaps "The Pulse" on steroids.

                      "Planet Dust" is to "The Pulse" what "The Nine" was to "The Code" ... basically perfecting a past formula. ("The Code" was a track by Absolute Zero [DJ Fresh and Maldini] whose concept, admittedly by Fresh, was later perfected on "The Nine".) You can hear the huge similarities between Bad Company's "Planet Dust" and "The Pulse" in arrangement, sounds, etc. They're near identical, except that "Planet Dust" takes the concept to a more twisted and tearing destination. "Planet Dust" is solely produced by DJ Fresh, unlike "The Pulse", "The Code" and "The Nine".

                      The B-Side "Speedball" is actually one of my favourite tracks. It's just so druggy, and it's underrated because of the enormity of the flip, but it still did get some love on wax. When I first heard this it totally possessed my soul on the dance floor – it sounded like some kind of evil alien robotic transmission coming out of the speakers. What else can I say? Oh yeah ... I know ... this sounds fucking amazing on E.


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