DJ CrystlParadise / Let It Roll

Label:Dee Jay Recordings – DJX020
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM
Style:Drum n Bass, Jungle


BLet It Roll7:05

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Track titles are swapped on label.
Catalogue number reads DJX 020 on label but as DJX 23 in runout grooves.

Side A (Paradise) plays at 33RPM & side B (Let It Roll) plays at 45RPM
Both 'PA' codes appear upside-down.

Track A samples:
synth from Enigma - Age Of Loneliness (Carly's Song)

Track B samples:
vocal from Big Daddy Kane - Set It Off

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 022208 999882 >
  • Barcode: 5022208999882
  • Matrix / Runout (side A, etched): DJX 0023-A1 PA7797
  • Matrix / Runout (side B, etched): DJX 23̸ - B PA7753

Other Versions (5)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Let It Roll / Paradise (12", 45 RPM, Promo)Dee Jay RecordingsDJX021UK1994
Let It Roll / Paradise (12", Promo, 45 RPM)Dee Jay RecordingsDJX021UK1994
New Submission
Paradise / Let It Roll (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM)Dee Jay RecordingsDJX0023̸UK1994
New Submission
Paradise / Let It Roll (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, White Label)Dee Jay RecordingsDJX0023UK1994
Recently Edited
Let It Roll / Paradise (12", Reissue, 45 RPM)Dee Jay RecordingsDJXV004UK2008



  • mr_naylor's avatar
    Crystal and Parsons in perfect harmony... Big tune! Dreamy to mix and that breakdown... Ive also got a mispress of this with Let itRoll remix on one side and Paradise on the other.
    • gareth6592's avatar
      Both big tunes - Let it Roll was the one that got the recognition. BUT Paradise is the one for me a deep, deep tune. So Chilled , that beat and heavy sub work so well over the atmospherics. Essential double sider!
      • masaq
        And just for info - Let it Roll plays at 45 and Paradise plays at 33. Don't know why.....
        • masaq
          This release is an essential addition for any old school Jungle DJ. Both sides are quality tunes. Let it roll, well, let's it roll. An easy tune to mix, it is a real roller with a lovely breakdown. Paradise is less beats and more atmospheric. Very akin to what Bukem was pumping out on Good Looking at the time. Quality. If you don't have it, you need it.
          • jruster's avatar
            Edited 10 years ago
            I first heard this track mixed on a Mark Gage comp called a "A Collection of Beat Beats", and it was always one of the stand out tracks for me. Just love the early Dn'B sound here, and that "let it roll" sample was just perfectly dropped - which btw, the sample is from a Doug Lazy track called, well, "let it roll"...
            • Meltdown_01's avatar
              Once again this is Crystl in full effect and a typical release in the "ambient jungle" vein of ´93-´95. For me it is all about "Paradise": Deep and haunting synth melodies are combined together with a deep and subby 808 bassline and a smoothly edited "Think" Break. On the top you got some crisp and clean percussion. The track has such a sunny and friendly atmosphere but at the same time it is so mysterious and unsearchable...if not unreachable. The atmospheric bell-synth line which starts right in the beginning was sampled from the Enigma track "Carly´s song" which was released one year before "Paradise". You can clearly hear how various "Chill out" and "Downtempo" tunes had a massive influence on the early and prototypish Drum & Bass / Jungle scene. Enigma´s tunes seemed to have a special influnence. Q-Project, Lee and Spinback´s tune "2 Deep" which was released on the Legend Records label in 1993 also sampled a Enigma tune. To sum it up: The track name "Paradise" itself describes the atmosphere and mood of the tune in a perfect way. The flipside with "Let it roll" is lovely too. The "Think" break is manipulated in a heavier way here and it is more straight forward. Nevertheless there are some dreamy and deep synth arrangements too. Classic Crystl style ;) There´s also a classic rap vocal sample which was used very often back then! If you don´t have a was repressed some years ago ;)


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