- 96 - 98 Drum n Bass by chris.williams3d
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- Essential Jungle III ~ Ragga Era by krunchtime
- Trip to [A] Oldskool by Mitriy
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|A||Dark Soldier Part 1|
|AA||Dark Soldier Part 2|
- Pressed By – EMI Records
- Engineer [Uncredited] –
- Written-By, Producer –
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): DREAD 15 A-01-01- 1
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side AA, stamped): DREAD 15 AA-01-01- 1
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): Y
nice breakage but why does it start 4:30 minutes into the track?
Legendary. This one started off a whole new genre and style years later with productions from Serum & Bladerunner relying heavily on the original formula of this track, mainly the beats, which they did to absolute justice. Absolute killer anthem , with not just 1 devastating bassline but 2.. The only annoying thing I find about this track is that it can be quite hard to mix as 1 of the beats in the break appears not to be cut-up well enough to blend in time when in the mix with another tune. Adds character to the tune though, and certainly didn't seem to put anyone off from playing it
Edited 6 years ago
What is the difference between Part 1 and Part 2? I can't work it out. Brilliant track(s?) btw!
Edited 6 years ago
100 weight of ray kieth,this track is backbone of dnb,part 2 is the one,arrrr gesh man.
What can i say about this track? only that every time I hear it on a propa sound system I get goose pimples! Its not that technical nor musical! but fuck me its Jungle... Ray Keith does it once more.
I once read 'Rez' by Underworld being referred to as 'a prick-tease of a record'. A similar accusation could be levied at Ray Keith's 'Dark Soldier'. Sax blasts, juddering/shuddering slices of pulsed bass and haunted house keys dominate the first portion of the track; over half, in fact, before an all-action Amen (finally) bursts forth - not before the listener has been left in a state of anticipation akin to Spanish Inquisition-style water torture. Simple, yet effective from Ray Keith; the hallmark of any great drum & bass track.