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Bay B KaneThe Guardian Of Ruff

Label:White House Records – WYHSLP1, White House Records – WYHSL P 1, White House Records – WYHS LP 1 (FREE B 1)
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Vinyl, 10", Single, Limited Edition
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Breakbeat, Hardcore, Drum n Bass, Jungle

Tracklist

A1Rhythm
Co-producerDJ Peshay*
6:05
A2Pure Shot A Lick4:52
A3Hyd & Seek6:15
B1Hello Darkness5:04
B2Bass Pump5:44
B3Ravin' In The Twilight5:02
C1Good Good Sensi6:02
C2How Should I Start
Co-producerT-Para
6:03
C3Strange Greetings6:00
D1Wake Up4:38
D2Jungle Warriors5:20
D3Every Single Wish5:43
Bonus 10"
AAddictive7:00
BDaybreak6:08
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Whitehouse Records 1994.

Made in England

- Contains an additional bonus 10", which was only available as part of this album.
- Track A1 originally appeared as 'Quarter To Doom' on release RGR 004 on Ruff Guidance Records.
- Track C1 'Good Good Sensi' is actually a remix of the original release RGR 002 on Ruff Guidance Records.
- The catalogue number appears as WYHSLP1 on the sleeve and as WYHS LP 1 on the vinyls.
- The catalogue number of the bonus 10" appears as WYHS LP 1 (FREE B 1) on label and as FREE - B etched in the run out grooves.

From the sleeve:
A Massive Hey-Hey to: Peshay, DJ Ash, the whole KOOL FM 94.5 Crew, LTJ Bukem, Randall, Flex, Uncle 22, DJ Trace, Mickey Finn, Grooveryder, Hype, Nicky Blackmarket, Ian & the whole Re-Inforced crew, Mike @ De-Underground, G-Kelly, Darren Jay, my brother Hardial, Para & Tashan, Andy-G & Ray, Bones, Des Parks, Noah, AJ Babs, Chris Energy, Simon (Boomerang FM Scotland), Plus a Shout to all Jungalist crew around the World-Positive Vibes will carry us into the next century and beyond
...it will be yours "If you believe".

Special Thanxs to: Andy B, all crew at Mo's Music, Tubby & JTS Crew, Mitch (the original Whitehouse man), Sasha @ Front Page Mag-Germany, Terry & Darren @ Tell Tales-Hold tight
...Last but not least I'd like to dedicate this to the Two people who mean the world to me ..My son the original Bay B Kane, & my wife Tania-This one's your's..Also dedicated to the memory of my Dad. Rest in Peace.

REMEMBER- "If you don't know the Roots from the Trunk of the Tree, You won't know the branches or what the fruit will be" (Jalal-The Last Poets)-PEACE.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 023743 000507
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5023743000507
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): WYHSLP1 – A PA7592 — J.T.S —
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): WYHSLP1 – B PA7592 — J.T.S —
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched): WYHS LP 1 C2 PA7591 ‒ J.T.S. ‒
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched): WYHSLP-LP1-D PA7493 — J.T.S .—
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout bonus 10" side A, etched): FREE - B- A PA7543 ‒ J.T.S. ‒
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout bonus 10" side B, etched): FREE - B - B PA7543 ‒ J.T.S. ‒

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Guardian Of Ruff (CD, Album)White House Records, White House RecordsWYHSCD1, WYHS CD1UK1994
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The Guardian Of Ruff (CD, Album, Stereo)White House Records, White House RecordsWYHSCD1, WYHS CD1UK1994

Reviews

MegaCity's avatar
MegaCity
Well not much more can be said about this except that you gotta get that bonus 10"!! Seriously both tracks are exclusive to it and are dope!
omission's avatar
omission
So cool. Frenetic jungle that's packed with atmosphere. As a novice to the genre I dig it.
Step_Up's avatar
Step_Up
Edited one year ago
“The Guardian of Ruff” album

I’m pretty sure that most fans of Jungle / Drum & Bass will remember I also released an album through Whitehouse Records which was unheard of at the time for an individual artist… It was that same attitude of “break the limits coz we’re just that type” which was the driving force behind taking such a bold step, as I always wanted to be the first to do whatever it was and the release of that album “Guardian of Ruff” remains as the proudest moment of my career on a personal level.

From Bay B Kane not me
nathancurry2's avatar
nathancurry2
my version has an accident - record two, side 1 has the label from record 1, side 1! the tracks are correct, just the label is wrong. does anyone else have a pressing with the same issue?
Mr_Geese's avatar
Mr_Geese
I'm pretty sure the speech sample in addictive is from the 80's horror movie from beyond
Jarlek's avatar
Jarlek
Edited 10 years ago
I bought a copy of this in 1999, from Manchester's "Vinyl Exchange" for about 3 quid! The pressing quality is not as clean as Whitehouse stuff normally was, although this is probably down to the fact it's an album and has 3 tracks crammed in per side.

You'd loose that higher-end/treble when artists did this and have that grimier low-fi feel......sometimes it worked well in producing grittier affairs, but for here, truth is you can probably get the versions on their EP releases at a better quality. That said, there's no mistaking some of the bombs on offer on this release by Bay B Kane - highlights like "Rhythm" (which as originally released as Quarter To Doom..), Hello Darkness, Ravin' etc really showcase the producing talents of Kane and his fusion of Hardcore/Jungle beats and sounds.....although it's a shame the "Good Good Sensi" is not the original version but a Junglier version that seems to have been produced solely for this album and not billed as a remix. Not sure why...maybe Bay B Kane wanted a different version by 1994? Or maybe he just forgot!! :P

But for me personally; the inclusion of the bonus 10" contains the absolute highlight: Addictive.

More of a Jungle tune, it has an atmospheric approach, wild choppy breakbeats and a deep "music gets in the brain, that's what makes it feel so addictive" (or something akin..) spoken sample that really induces well with the deep synthy feel....wicked wicked track! And because it was a 10" and had a track a side, much better pressing wise than the main album's stuff. Mint music though and well worth adding to the collection for some vintage Bay B Kane bombs if this your best option!