Adam FMetropolis / Mother Earth

Label:Metalheadz – MET H 023
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Style:Future Jazz, Drum n Bass


AAMother Earth5:03

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Release comes in a picture sleeve displaying the Renaissance Center & People Mover in Detroit..

On AA label: Bible Studios / Section 5
Made in England
©1996 Metalheads Music Ltd • Fax 0171 221 6705•℗1996 Metalheadz Music Ltd • Copyright Control

On back cover:
Adam F Publishing Ltd.
Vinyl Distribution Ltd.
Made in England.

A: 167 BPM
AA: 125 BPM

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): METH 023 A-01-01-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side AA, stamped): METH 023 AA-01-01-

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Metropolis / Mother Earth (12", White Label, 45 RPM)MetalheadzMETH 023UK1996
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Metropolis / Mother Earth (12", 45 RPM, Promo)MetalheadzMETH 023UK1996
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Metropolis / Mother Earth (12")MetalheadzMET H 023UK1996
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Metropolis (Doc Scott Remix) (Acetate, 12", 45 RPM, Single Sided)Not On LabelnoneUK1997
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Metropolis / Mother Earth (12", 45 RPM, Reissue, Remastered)MetalheadzMETH023UK2007



  • Puffadder69's avatar
    First heard this on the Drive By show on Kool FM and it blew my mind. Big up Tonic & Remadee. ❤️
    • thermosir's avatar
      I'll stick my neck out - Metropolis never really did it for me. It smashed up dancefloors though.
      • andrew-age's avatar
        The Thing is.. never in my wildest dreams would I have thought - in 1996 anyway - that a tune with such shy (dare I say thin) beats would make me rock, feel, goose-bumped the way Metropolis does.The bass and arrangement are just too good.
        • Karl-Haze's avatar
          Just listening to this single again after a few years. Man... Mother Earth is really good. I liked it back in the day, but the A side Metropolis obviously outshined the B side.
          Mother Earth is sounding very nice still in 2020... and I wonder if a remix is due? Too bad, as I think Marcus Intalex could have done amazing things with this track. RIP.
          • exranza's avatar
            Essential three minute long intro sets the scene

            Nuff said.
            • Step_Up's avatar
              'Metropolis' was released in August 96. The track was one of the biggest cuts responsible for darking out 96/97. 'Metropolis' stunned the Drum n Bass world, becoming an anthem at the Metalheadz Sunday sessions at the Blue Note and was the labels biggest seller.

              "When I gave it to Goldie he was like 'What's going on?' He kept going round to people, playing them the DAT and saying 'You'll never gonna guess who this is' and most people were guessing, everyone but me. I think it was a shock to people.

              'Metropolis' was 96's most predatory track "Lorna Harris who sung for Goldie described the bassline as this thing that's chasing you (The B-Line noises). It's very into the Future .

              'Metropolis' went on to win the 1996/97 Muzik Award for best Drum n Bass tune.
              • Bigchamp69's avatar
                Was not going to comment on this, as most people should know what this tune brought to the table. It's one of those defining moment tracks, when I first heard it I just listened it. It was fresh then and still is now! Total game changer, producers had to step after Adam released this... an absolute masterpiece if I say so myself.
                • sound-scape's avatar
                  This tune makes me feel sad, can't help hearing Hyper D over this.
                  • Shaneski75's avatar
                    Edited 8 years ago
                    I dont think there is a mastering issue with this track ?!? .... Anyway FIRST ever drop was on Grooverider's show with Adam F in the studio at the time. You could tell that Rider was gobsmacked when Adam pulled the metal plate out of the bag for him to showcase. After the damage was done - Adam says "all you wanna know is that this is gonna change the game at Metalheadz sunday sessions" or something to that effect. And my gosh it did - a game changing beast which is beded down as one of the finest tracks to grace the mighty MHDZ label, and as such draws on the original elements of the Reinforced Records transistion in to the headz sound we all love today. And oh yeah the mastering - put it this way with the panels that Adam was working on ANY engineer would of had his work cut out on that day. Peace long live Metalheadz🔊🔊💥
                    • CblairB's avatar
                      Metropolis is a masterpiece. My favorite d'n'b tune OF ALL TIME. I never, ever get bored of this tune. Thank you Adam F and thank you Metalheadz.


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