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Jonny LMagnetic

Label:XL Recordings – XLCD 125
Format:
CD, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Drum n Bass

Tracklist

1Intasound6:42
2Brother5:38
3Uneasy
VocalsLeila
5:16
4Focus
DidgeridooMarcus (18)
5:02
5Hard Clip (Interlude)1:10
6Accelerate
Vocals, Written-ByLady Kier
3:51
7PBX6:17
820 Degrees
Vocals [Additional]Johnny Breaks
Vocals, Written-BySilvah Bullet*
5:22
9Sight Unseen5:53
10Exabyte (Interlude)1:21
11See Red5:36
12Phase Shift
Guitar [Featuring]Guitarminator
6:20
13Viper
Written-By, ProducerOptical
5:33
14In Vain
VocalsYvonne*
5:20
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℗ & © XL Recordings Ltd. 1998.

Made in England

Standard jewel case with clear tray including a 12-page fold-out booklet

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 634904012526
  • Barcode (Text): 6 34904 01252 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): D1543 XLCD 125 · 1:0 [Nimbus logo]
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L122
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 2318
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): D1543 XLCD 125 · 1:2 [Nimbus logo]
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L122
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 2317

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Magnetic (6×12", 45 RPM, Album)XL RecordingsXLLP 125UK1998
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Magnetic (CD, Album)XL Recordings, IntercordINT 4 84592 2Germany1998
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Magnetic (6×12", Album, White Label, Promo)XL RecordingsXLLP 125UK1998
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Magnetic (CD, Album)XL Recordings, MNW ILRXLCD 125Scandinavia1998
Magnetic (CD, Album)XL Recordings, PIAS BeneluxXLCD 125, 827.0125.20Benelux1998

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Reviews

  • djthumpa's avatar
    djthumpa
    Drop See Red into any set and watch the crowd go absolutely bananas...so simple but so effective.
    • cat1234567890's avatar
      cat1234567890
      Dark, metallic, atmospheric, light years ahead today's soulless plastic sound.
      • mpperchuk's avatar
        mpperchuk
        Edited 2 years ago
        An absolute triumph for techstep and drum and bass as a whole, probably the crown jewel of that era in my opinion. Some may be put off by the more vocal tracks such as Accelerate or 20 Degreez which admittedly have not aged terribly well, but the rest of the album is just one slab of classic genre-defining techstep crunch after another. Highlights include Intasound, Brother, UNEASY(!!!), Focus, PBX, SEE RED(!!!), Sight Unseen, Phase Shift, Viper, damn stop reading this and pick this one up NOW on whatever format you can get your hands on it! NEEDS a proper repress treatment, never gets the recognition it truly deserves! TECHSTEP WILL NEVER DIE!
        • gamatron17's avatar
          gamatron17
          idiots now could never produce tracks such as this.never,never no way
          • exranza's avatar
            exranza
            The stand out tracks all carry vocals ... And after 21 odd years nothing has surpassed them.

            Dark dreamy and hard edged.

            • whiteawakening's avatar
              pbx is one of the best atmos dnb tracks ever. could be made today
              • aouni's avatar
                aouni
                Edited one year ago
                This, and Matrix's Sleepwalk LP are the prototype of neurofunk I'd say.
                • O5KAR's avatar
                  O5KAR
                  Edited 7 years ago
                  Jonny L's Magnetic is definitely one of those essential LPs in jungle and dnb that everyone should know.
                  It is very, very futuristic, dark, murky, future thinking, classy.
                  In a way it is also a bit disturbing.
                  Sometimes it emanates with paranoia, at least for me.
                  I guess the reception depends on listener's current mood. It can captivate you by it's beauty and energy, or it can overwhelm you and be a bit tiring (if so, then just grab his last "In a Jungle" LP, which will take you on the euphoric trip through a rave candy land, it'll cheer you up he he).

                  My favorite tracks are Brother (of course!), the first dnb tune which made me fall in love in this genre as a kid (next to the BC's China Cup) and Accelerate feat. Lady Kier.
                  Great album.
                  • philbarbee's avatar
                    philbarbee
                    the soundtrack if ya feel, breath, walk and dance like a hardcore gentleman. sexy & magnetic. together with teebee´s the tightest & best album from 1998. so probably of all time. cheers
                    • aet.era's avatar
                      aet.era
                      This - if this could be said on any album - is the heaviest drum and bass album, giving an ultra deep impression in anybody who is into deep beats.

                      Very dark. Very eclectic, even if every takes have a real Jonny L sound. Which is smokey but concrete with upfront drums and talkative, industrial filterbasses. Each tracks have a concrete sound, defined tones of unexpected thoughts. When I listen to Uneasy I have the feeling of smoking vacuumed air in a high distance and it snows. And when I listen to Accelerate my body burns from inside and got taken by a swirl. The girl's voice is wonderful, and how those beats follow her vibration, that's incredible. This song is the very depth of the typical soul-vocal songs from this era.

                      Naturally there are other tracks to be highlighted. Focus is a direct hit, for example, or there is the pin-narrow Viper with other huge head of this fantastic era: Optical. I'm actually not too familiar with the CD yet, just known some songs from the past, and now just taking the whole thing inside... So excuse me if I'd be missing out something important.

                      I want to get back in time, exactly to 1998, ten years, go to a party, listen to these things and have this thin air around my head, closing my eyes... Uneasily.

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