Label:SMD – SDO 1
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Style:Breakbeat, Happy Hardcore




Track A samples:
Piano from Jimi Polo - Better Days
Vocal from Tone Loc - Wild Thing

Track AA samples:
Bizarre Inc. - Playing With Knives
Terrorize - It's Just A Feeling

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): SD 01 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA runout): S D 01-AA

Other Versions (4)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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#1 (12", 45 RPM, Test Pressing, White Label)SMDSD01UK1993
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#1 (12", 45 RPM)SMDSDO 1UK1993
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#1 (12", 45 RPM, Repress)SMDSD01UK2000
Recently Edited
#1 (12", Reissue, 45 RPM)SMDSD0 1UK2000



  • tomnoddyshop's avatar
    Some of the first hardcore tracks I heard as a kid. Just bought myself 2 original presses *SMD 1 & 2) in excellent condition. Both these tracks were massive. I remember still playing these in 1996 and 1997! IMO, this is the second best SMD, with SMD 2 being the best! :)
    • the_jungle_bunker's avatar
      I am almost certain that my versiondoesn't have the "Slipmatt" sample at the beginning of the tune ... However, I no longer have a deck to check. Anyone else's version like mine?
      • theguvofwythenshawe2's avatar
        Edited 6 years ago
        The A side was the tune that changed the face of the rave scene (when the scene was a whole, darker tunes being played alongside happier tunes in no particular order) - it's like Marmite, you either love it or hate it!

        I loved it personally, but prefer the flip side to this even better (the one that samples "Just A Feeling" by Terrorize and "Playing With Knives" by Bizarre Inc) - such a top tune IMHO!
        • djrobovw1's avatar
          The whole series was brilliant, simple, so disagree with some negatives hear,, but we all have our own opinions.........
          • Stuck_In_1992's avatar
            Edited 19 years ago
            SMD#1 "Orange Side" to me is a really over rated tune! Its extremely cheesy and has really poor sound quality. I'm sure that if I heard it the night Slipmatt dropped it on dubplate I would have cringed and used that time to use the bathroom.

            The flipside, "White Side", however isn't nearly as bad. Its quite good, and I rather like it. It marries two famous tracks that use the same piano sound, Bizzare Inc. "Playing with Knives" and Terrorize "Such a Feeling". After hearing "White Side" you'll know these 2 tracks were just ment to be together.
            • djy8c's avatar
              Edited 19 years ago
              The one that started the series off and possibly the best release of all. Sampling Congress' '40 Miles', this was possibly overly happy for its time, but sounded great anyway. On the flip, Slipmatt fuses 'Playing with Knives' and 'Just a feeling' together in fine style while keeping the essense of each. Listen to Slipmatts set from Dreamscape 8 to see each in full effect. Awesome!
              • AtomicCow's avatar
                A side uses that piano line that "40 Miles" by Congress used (and a million other hardcore tunes). Many call this the first happy hardcore tune ever. AA side puts "Playing with Knives" over "It's Just a Feeling" by Terrorize. You know they were always meant to be together.


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