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Brian Gee and Frost's vast compilation Planet V finally touched down after a year long session of changing tracklisting, artists, remixes, format and track titles. Needless to say the unstoppable "Brand New Funk" and Ed Rush & Optical's long awaited "Shrink Wrap" shine through, as does Die's collaborative efforts with Bill Riley (as DNA) and Krust (as Kamanchi) - aside from these tracks however the album is fairly forgettable. Plate play and blanket media coverage ensured high sales on the project. Not since James Lavelle's Headz 2 has so little been achieved by so many quality drum and bass producers over such a long period of time. -- Kingsley Marshall
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This word could have quite easily been designed with this compilation in mind. From the brittle funk of the Adam F penned opener, through to the deep acrid darkness of closing track by Scorpio, almost every track on this two CD set is a bona fide club killer.
Originally released in '99 as an eight vinyl set (currently going for Â£75 and up- if you can find one...) the compilations focus lies on the Producers and DJ's from Bristols Full Cycle crew, who totally dominated the UK D'n'B scene at that time.
Familiar names such as Roni Size, Krust, Die, Suv and D Product appear under their own names but also drop tracks under pseudonyms such as Kamanchi (Die & Krust)and Scorpio (Die and Size). Of special note is Krusts opening offering, the hard step classic 'Warhead' here as an awesome (and exclusive) Ram Trilogy Remix with the trademark slick synthesised Ram production contrasting nicely with the originals rough, anologue sound.
Other contributors include Ed Rush and Optical (Virus/No U Turn) with the slow burning stepper 'Funktion' and Dread head honcho Ray Keith, living up to his reputation as the true 'Dark Soldier' with the furious 'amen' breaks and nasty synth stabs of 'Now is the Time.'
Although ostensibly a tough march through various shades of darkness, notable relief comes with the summery guitar led 'Autumn' by Die, a good example of his multi faceted production style.
Other relief from the fury comes in the form of Suv's awesome 'Closer.' Upwards of three minutes of soulful, smoky dub before opening into Suv's trademark minimal style and polyrhythmic breaks.Read more ›
I'm in the process of ripping my old CD's onto my computer, and realised why I never played this when I bought it all those years back.
This album doesn't have one tune worthy of the genre, there's enough good stuff out there so I'd pass this one by. Not worth the shelf space so would get less than one star if it was possible.
An essential album for new or seasoned listeners of the genre with a fantastic list of artists on show direct from the classic era of Drum & Bass.
One of the best portrayals of late 90's Drum & Bass to anyone remotely curious about the genre.
The Cream Of The Crop.
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Favourite tracks on this so a must buy for 90s debt jungle heads.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
A true V classic, from brand new funk to Warhead[ram trilogy mix]. Each track a different vibe, with the ,V twist!Published 14 months ago by Ben Brennan
Bought this on Vinyl when it first came out.
Definitely one for the collection.
Mind you, there is very little that V records put out around that time that wasn't the... Read more