Ed Rush ‎– Skylab

Metalheadz ‎– MET H 024
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM


A Skylab 5:54
B1 Density 6:04
B2 The Raven 7:35

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(C) 1996
(P) 1996

Track A samples dialogue from the film '2010'.
Side A plays at 45 RPM, Side B at 33 ⅓ RPM.

Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Stamped): METH 024 A-01-01-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Stamped): METH 024 AA-01-01-1

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
METH 024 Ed Rush Skylab(3xFile, MP3, RE, 320) Metalheadz METH 024 UK 2008
METH 024 Ed Rush Skylab(3xFile, WAV, RE) Metalheadz METH 024 UK 2008
MET H 024 Ed Rush Skylab(12", Promo) Metalheadz MET H 024 UK 1996 Sell This Version
MET H 024 Ed Rush Skylab(12", TP, W/Lbl) Metalheadz MET H 024 UK 1996 Sell This Version
METH024X Ed Rush Skylab / Density / The Raven(3xFile, FLAC, EP, RE, RM) Metalheadz METH024X UK 2017


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August 7, 2017
For me its all about the Raven here, my copy was so worn from play had to get a second and have since nabbed a third.. next level shit.


November 17, 2016
edited about 1 year ago

Skylab, its all been said below.....so all I can add is that to me this is one of the best early Headz releases with its simple Amen rollout, abyss like bass and brooding atmosphere. Call it Jungle/Techstep or D&B who cares, its just a classic example of how to rollout a tune. Edit: the version found on Artcore 3 is different and arguably a better mix coming in at 6:19 runtime.


October 27, 2016

Skylab is a deadly track. Sounds like a fighter jet tearing through an empty building


April 28, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
I'm sorry but it's that intro which does it for me. 2010 Space oddesey looking to the middle of the discovery was just before Jupiter imploded into black monoliths in the film. Check it out.
The bad boy ed rush and Dom Angus on top form here with a storming mix of chopped up and reversed amen breaks smashing up the place


January 14, 2016

Sickest roller - before its time - nuff people bit this track


October 5, 2013
edited over 7 years ago

Bigchamp69, what is wrong with "techstep" term ? It's official substyle of drum & bass and Ed Rush was one of the pioneers of this sound. So, please, find out more about it and stop talking nonsense. Peace.


May 18, 2013
I have this 12, I think Teh Raven is by far the best track.


June 8, 2011

People please stop calling great drum n bass "tech step" for fucks sakes ! This is a great 12, all the tracks are smashing. It is a shame music like this is not made any more. The new tunes are very good ..but this has feeling.


May 24, 2004
Arguably one of the finest recordings of the techstep era of 1996/97 - during a period when drum & bass could do no wrong - 'The Raven' is superbly-constructed and almost paranoic. The beginning is minimal - a staccato beats intro, 'haunted house' keys and spoken word sample - leaving us in anticipation of the introduction of the 'Reese' bassline (likened to the noise made by a Hoover by the music press of the time). This ultimately provides us with the hook, working as the rhythm element for the main body of the track. Ed Rush's magnum opus?