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Nothing makes me happier than when I hear one of my favorite labels is taking part in re-mastering they're catalogs best releases to bring the listening quality up to date. So many of those vintage DNB releases that paved the way for much of what you hear today was for much too long sitting in someones crates full of dusty vinyl. The really great original releases would stand up against anything you hear today for sure and if you just a quality version of the same tracks it would be a reality check for many within the younger audience. As far as those of us who were there the first time around we get to enjoy it all over again plus the old school memories that drive with the sound of the first song dropping has us original bad boys picking out the order of the songs on the first side telling whoever will be impressed that the first side opened with Digital and side two started with Elysian Fields...Proving that we were with the first group that discover music, electricity and the wheel lol When I tell my thirteen old son while im driving him somewhere in the car and a song from my youth come on the audio system I say yo when that song came out I was ...and he will interrupt like clockwork and say I know you were fourteen and it was the summer when cassette first came outing you swore they wouldn't last and nothing can beat the package, sound quality and replace the experience of going to the record store to meet other hipsters that loved music. I will turn to my fiancé and say these kids today ...then I realize I just became my father in that moment. Wow im going to be fifty years old in two months and nothing could make me happier than Metalheadz re-releasing yet another pure gold re-mastered soundtrack from my glory days when I was the one riding in the back seat instead of driving and I was young enough to think I knew everything and my parents weren't cool enough to understand the music I was listening to. Well its that time for the release of FULL METAL JACKET Volume 2 Bass camp! Featuring the whole gang of DNB stars that brought me to the dance in 1996. Released December 8, 2017 on Metalheadz Jason Bakes founder DNB United Records
VA - Full Metal Jacket Volume II - Bass Camp
Originally released in 1997 as a Japan exclusive, the Full Metal Jacket Volume II compilation includes some of the biggest and most recognisable Metalheadz tracks. Here is a sample of part one below. Trust me Volume 2 Bass camp is a continuation of the magic worth waiting for.I suggest buying part one and playing it as much as possible till Volume 2 is available December 8,2017. BC⚡︎➒ DNB◉UNITED RECORDS & DNBUNITED.COM .
The album includes previously remastered tracks from the likes of J Majik, Source Direct and Ed Rush but also fresh remasters from Digital, Adam F,
Dillinja, Lemon D and more, which see the light of day for the first time.
Released December 8, 2017 on Metalheadz
Into the mystic. Crank up the amp and drop the needle on the record. Exclusively on vinyl only, it’s the cross-genre collaboration everybody’s talking about – between the don of drum‘n’bass and one of the leaders of a new generation of grime.
Goldie and Skepta share a birthday, an elemental connection and an impeccable taste in beats. Upstart is the blistering outcome of their studio sessions together – a fierce, futuristic alchemy of tense horrorshow melodics, street-level rhymes and bangin’ breaks. Minted somewhere between Blade Runner and A Clockwork Orange, it’s for the kind of kids who want to ram-raid tomorrow, become a ghost in the machine, a contagion that cannot be stopped.
Upstart is for everyone who hates the fake shit, the crass commercial crapola, the fucked-up state of everything. It’s pyrotechnic protest music for the hip at heart.
“Grime grew out of speed garage, which in turn came out of drum ‘n’bass,” says Goldie. “It’s come full circle.” In truth, it’s a union that’s surely meant to be. And so fate shuffled the deck bringing Goldie (DOB 19.09.65) and Skepta (DOB 19.09.82) together.
It’s a generational thing. But it’s also the alchemy of the in-between, the outsider, the otaku. Forget the kill-switch. Get the deck warmed up. Crank up the amp, play loud and repeat after me: “I’m an upstart…”.