A bit of a special edition of our bargin jungle feature today as it is not just the one tune being featured, but eight! Certificate 18 started life as forward thinking hardcore label with a techno influenced sound, early stalwarts of the label included the legendary Photek, Source Direct and Klute among others.
Photek dominated the early released schedule under his Cynthetics and Studio Pressure moniker, conjuring up amazing tracks like Presha III and Jump MK II (Below)
The label also featured the first appearance by a young Source Direct who started out under the alias of Sounds Of Life as they launched their debut the Trust Me EP.
The Hidden Rooms LP is a mix of some of the labels best and most well known tracks up until 1996.
Two tracks each from Studio Pressure, Sounds Of Life, Klute and Motiv One aka Twisted Anger.
The two Photek tracks alone would set you back around £30.00 (minimum) a piece and the Sounds Of Life tracks a little less, which makes this LP an absolute steal starting from £2.00 on Discogs (a little more for a UK seller currently).
So if you want a cheaper way to enjoy some of the best Photek and Source Direct work on wax, or you don’t want to wear out your Precious Jump MK II plate; look no further. Comes with great, Bladerunner inspired sleeve art too.
Main author and creator of Drumtrip.
I have been listening to and mixing drum and bass in its various forms since 1998.
Drumtrip was designed to celebrate what I consider the genre's peak years of 1992 to 1996.