Legend has it that since the early days of Drum & Bass there have been so many great tracks that remain unreleased and have since been lost having only made it to acetate (or dubplate) for a handful of lucky DJs never reaching the hands of the general public. Here’s a mix I put together of 20 tracks that may never officially see the light of day due to unforeseen circumstances. Long live the lost dubplates!
01. Goldie | Mother (Rough VIP Mix) | Metalheadz
02. Dillinja | Untitled [Test 1 Mispress] | Test Recordings
03. Goldie | Angel (Grooverider re-edit) | Metalheadz
04. Grooverider | Where’s Jack The Ripper (Optical VIP) | Sony
05. Rufige Kru | Beachdrifta VIP | Metalheadz
06. Photek & Choc Ty (feat. Chiara) | We Got Heat VIP | 51 State Recordings
07. J Majik | Your Sound (Photek VIP) | Razor’s Edge / Metalheadz
08. Optical & Trace | Switchblade | Prototype / Virus / DSCI4 (?)
09. Optical & Fierce | Silencer | Virus (?)
10. Dom & Optical | Techno Day | Moving Shadow (?)
11. Dom & Optical | Quadrant One | Moving Shadow (?)
12. Ryme Tyme | Strong Arm | 1210 Recordings (?)
13. Goldie | Say You Love Me VIP | Metalheadz
14. Digital | Gateman (Taxman VIP) | Phantom Audio (?)
15. Optical | To Shape the Future VIP | Metaheadz
16. Danny Breakz | Crime Mutations | Droppin Science
17. Photek | Baltimore [Alternative Bassline Version] | Photek Productions
18. Dkay & DJ Lee | Wax’d (DJ Marky & Bungle Remix) | Metalheadz
19. Grooverider | F***ing Hard Work | Sony (Unreleased Grooverider Album)
20. Density | Who Wants Some (Craggz & Parallel Forces VIP) | ?
p.s. please feel free to e-mail us the missing spaces in the tracklisting & label names!