A1 - Bad Dreams. (1993)
A2 - Bad Dreams (The Lost & Found Remix). (1993 Unreleased)
B1 - Dreams Of Java (Different Story). (1994 Unreleased)
B2 - Looking 4 Love. (1995 Unreleased)
Ever since ravers were first teased with exclusive dubplate mixes and low pressed rarities, there has been a huger for fans of breakbeat hardcore, jungle and drum & bass to identify and track down these rarities. Now more than twenty years on from the Golden Era of hardcore and jungle, those lost classics are now even more sought after. Thankfully, due to the endeavors of labels such as Keeping Vinyl Alive in collaboration with Parallax Recordings, these seemingly lost in time, oldskool gems now get their chance to get their chance to shine.
For Keeping Vinyl Alive's sixth release in conjunction with brand new official, rare and unreleased oldskool hardcore, jungle and drum & bass label, Parallax Recordings, the two labels present the On 1 Crew's 'On 1 Crew EP'.
Opening with the LTJ Bukem caned 'Bad Dreams', a hugely atmospheric 1993 hardcore/jungle track which appeared on the elusive 'Let Em Ave It EP' on Bump Records and features the now infamous Newt from 'Aliens' dialogue sample. The 'On 1 Crew EP' then introduces the first of three previously unreleased tracks, starting with 'Bad Dreams (The Lost & Found Remix)', also from 1993, which introduces more junglistic elements to the mix with it's darker opening section and focus on rugged, stepping breaks, to create an excellent alternative version to the original.
1994's 'Dreams Of Java (Different Story)' takes us into deep jungle territory, by combining lush soaring pads, rattling breakbeat percussion, booming bass alongside classic Candi Staton vocals. 'Looking 4 Love', from 1995 closes the EP in an equally atmospheric fashion fusing sweeping, jazzy synths over a restrained, stepping break and soothingly seductive female vocals.
The 'On 1 Crew EP' lovingly collects together one lost classic from yesteryear alongside three previously unheard and unreleased tracks to get any vintage jungle enthusiast frothing at the mouth. As well as proving to be a taster of what is yet to come from the two officially licensed, oldskool repress labels Keeping Vinyl Alive and Parallax Recordings.
The On 1 Crew 'On 1 Crew EP' has been remastered from the origianl D.A.T. recordings by the legendary Beau Thomas and Ten Eight Seven Mastering and Cutting services, and is available to pre-order now for the price of £10 (plus postage & packaging) from the Keeping Vinyl Alive webstore via the link below, with an expected release date of January 2016. So get your orders in to get your hands on some ultra rare and unreleased pieces of jungle history!!!
On 1 Crew 'Bad Dreams'...