Urban HypeA Trip To Trumpton

Label:Faze 2 – 12 FAZE 5
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Style:Breakbeat, Hardcore


AA Trip To Trumpton
Written-ByFreddie Phillips
BA Trip To Trumpton (The Trumpton Remix)

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Track B samples:
Vocal from E.S.P. - It's You

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 024086 010161
  • Matrix / Runout: 12 FAZE 5 A1 DAMONT B 3
  • Matrix / Runout: 12 FAZE 5 B1 DAMONT

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A Trip To Trumpton (CD, Single)Faze 2CD FAZE 5UK1992
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A Trip To Trumpton (12", 45 RPM, Promo, Stereo)Faze 212FAZE 5 DJUK1992
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A Trip To Trumpton (7", 45 RPM, Single, Paper Labels)Faze 2, Faze 2FAZE5, FAZE 5UK1992
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A Trip To Trumpton (12", 45 RPM)Blow UpINT 125.959Germany1992
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A Trip To Trumpton (Cassette, Single)Faze 2, Faze 2CA FAZE 5, CA FAZE5UK1992



  • glitchtrauma's avatar
    Feel the heat/trumpton remix is lush, quite classy for a '92 tune, esp when the piano drops, almost ethereal and housey. should have been the actual a-side. Ruff as fuck breaks from mr. Jack Smooth as well.

    The less said about the main track with that stupid trumpton sample the better (IMO.) and I like Charlie and have a high cheese threshold.
    • thumper303's avatar
      A sleeve variant exists with the "A TRIP TO TRUMPTON" and "STEREO 45 RPM" text opposite the Artists name in the top right corner, rather than underneath it on the left as shown.
      • dave.the.rave's avatar
        Seems to be some confusion not only just here, that "Feel the Heat" is only available on the promo 12FAZE 5 DJ. So if anyone makes it here from finding that on a tapepack setlist or something, "The Trumpton Remix" on the more widely-available and cheaper releases are the same track.
        • recordmania4's avatar
          "A Trip To Trumpton" is a rave song released in the early 1990s by the group Urban Hype,[1] and was produced by DJ Jack Smooth. It featured samples from the 1960s children's television programme Trumpton. It followed a popular trend at the time of releasing tracks based around children's TV samples - other songs that did this included The Prodigy's "Charly", based on the Charley Says series of public information films from the 1970s, and The Smart E's "Sesame's Treet", which sampled the theme music from Sesame Street. This subgenre was dubbed "Toytown Techno".
          • RonWellsJS's avatar
            Edited 11 years ago
            Correct ian_s

            I originally conceived the idea. I invited Urban Hype to record it with me. I CO-wrote, produced and mixed this record. This is contrary to what is credited (only an engineer credit).

            Everyone who was anyone in the genre (Carl Cox, Phantasy, Fabio, Grooverider, etc, etc, etc) knew I was behind it and they were never taken seriously again afterwards.

            Some people have no shame, self respect or respect for others. I guess that's why their career lasted only 1.5 years - There is a lot to learn from making such an silly error of judgement.
            • ian_s's avatar
              Ron Wells AKA Jack Smooth has commented on about this release.
              Basically the idea and production of this tune was down to Ron, but Urban Hype and faze decided to release it as an Urban Hype tune, and only give Ron an engineering credit. Ron had a contract in place however, and secured a publishing credit for the tune.
              • etas1's avatar
                This when times was good,,,,,,,,,sit back and think back good hey
                • Infinity's avatar
                  Edited 17 years ago
                  This tune was what the hardcore scene was all about for me in 1992. The pretty fierce breakbeats (and basslines on the remix) are constructed perfectly around uplifting pianos and ruff stabs and riffs. The cheese element comes from the Hugh, Pew Barney McGrew sample although the faltering alarm bell sample retains the urgency of it all. Totally ripped on Mark Ryder's "Got any hardcore?" on Strictly Underground from the same year and wrongly so in my opinion, this one sold so many copies it virtually went commercial.
                  • JJ_Amblin's avatar
                    One of the better "toytown techno" efforts, partly because it uses the samples sparingly: briefly at the beginning, briefly in the middle and briefly at the end - but in between, the track takes off in a completely different direction. Really rather good.
                    • SubSystem's avatar
                      Absolutly massive Hardcore tune. I reckon this was the best record ever that used these particular beakbeats (both sides!) "Hugh, Pew, Barny Mc Grew, Cuthbert, Dibble, and Grub..."


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