48 Songs, 7 Hours 24 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Suburban Base label is synonymous with the sound of early UK rave as it evolved from breakbeat hardcore into drum ‘n’ bass. This compilation traces that path in time-stretched detail. Cuts like the PBS-sampling “Sesame’s Treet,” by The Smart E’s, capture the era’s cheeky, renegade hijinks, while DJ Hype’s “The Chopper” channels its manic, full-throttle thrills. Dancehall reggae fuels hyperkinetic jams like Cutty Ranks’ “Limb By Limb (DJ SS),” and by the collection’s close, tracks like Remarc’s “R.I.P. (DJ Hype Remix)” are pushing breakbeat science into dizzying new dimensions of rhythmic complexity.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Suburban Base label is synonymous with the sound of early UK rave as it evolved from breakbeat hardcore into drum ‘n’ bass. This compilation traces that path in time-stretched detail. Cuts like the PBS-sampling “Sesame’s Treet,” by The Smart E’s, capture the era’s cheeky, renegade hijinks, while DJ Hype’s “The Chopper” channels its manic, full-throttle thrills. Dancehall reggae fuels hyperkinetic jams like Cutty Ranks’ “Limb By Limb (DJ SS),” and by the collection’s close, tracks like Remarc’s “R.I.P. (DJ Hype Remix)” are pushing breakbeat science into dizzying new dimensions of rhythmic complexity.

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