metalheadz – metalbox

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yeah, drum ‘n’ bass week isn’t over yet. here a gem from one of the most influential drum ‘n’ bass labels: metalheadz. of course i post this also to show off my tasteful record collection (although a joker records special would maybe be even cooler?).

in 1997 metalheadz brought out a limited edition boxset of 5 vinyls in a round metal box with the metalheadz-logo on it called simply metalbox (there was also a cd-edition, i think). definitly looks very good.

but what about the music? it brings together tracks of some of the most important producers of the time – most of them still active. the interesting thing to note is that besides a drum ‘n’ bass track you usually get a second track of a different style – downbeat, hip hop, and even a, hmmm, house track (except for dollis hill which deliver a 2step track, dillinja skips the downbeat track and photek skips the drum ‘n’ bass track). and this reminds me of the sampler of detroit techno producers doing hip hop-tracks – but this will be for another time.

so the track list reads as follows:

01_Digital_A1FarOut.mp3
01_Digital_A2SpecialMission.mp3
02_DocScott_B1Swarm.mp3
02_DocScott_B2Honey.mp3
03_EdRush_C1Sabotage.mp3
03_EdRush_C2Westway.mp3
04_HiddenAgenda_D1NoGuard_DispatchNo3.mp3
04_HiddenAgenda_D2BigLamp.mp3
05_JMajik_E1FutureState.mp3
05_JMajik_E2ElysianFields.mp3
06_LemonD_F1What’sUp?.mp3
06_LemonD_F2UrbanStyleMusic_90BPMReprise.mp3
07_Optical_G1ToShapeTheFutureRemix.mp3
07_Optical_G2RecklessMissionDubMix.mp3
08_DollisHill_H1″Desist”DaBlack.mp3
08_DollisHill_H2DesistReprise.mp3
09_Dillinja_I1WarriorJazz.mp3
10_Photek_J1Neptune.mp3

i ripped it track by track from vinyl@192. scans of the booklet are included. get it here.

you’ll find the metalheadz website here.

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One Response to “metalheadz – metalbox”

  1. kindsaluv Says:

    many thanks for this.

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