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:
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.