'Dublin 1' recalls the ruff-with-the-smooth style that Bukem caned way back when: a deftly-executed atmospheric Amen number that could sit comfortably in a set composed of the best of vintage Lucky Spin and Deejay Recordings. On the flip, Ricky teams up with rising star Mecca to deliver 'You'll Never Know', a pounding atmospheric jungle roller drenched in gorgeous ghostly vibes.
Some say they don't make 'em like they used to. Prove them wrong with
Pressin Hard 001...
released September 13, 2012
"Dublin 1" written, produced and engineered by Ricky Force.
"You'll Never Know" written, produced and engineered by Ricky Force and Marcel Moorcroft.
Mastering by Robert Macciochi @ Subvert Mastering and Beau Thomas @ Masterpiece.
Design by Ricky Force, Droid and Stacks.
Mecca, Droid, Beau, Macc, Barry, Beta 2, Elmo, Triple A, J Rolla, Naphta, Executive Steve, Stacks, Fracture, Don Rosco, Greenleaf, Cordani, Polska, Con, Genetix, Class A, Bay B Kane, Tactical Aspect, Lighterman, Zero T, Bailey, Safetyboy, Avril, DJ Vapour, Roger Kenny, Tango, Eamonn Doyle, Ruairi Galavan, Trace, Slipmaster J, Sacha, Dara, Paul C, Lemon D, Rupture crew, Jungle Syndicate crew, Ronin, Lawrie, B & Ben, Equinox, Remarc, Tim Reaper, Enjoy & Dani, Max, Egres, Tamen, Jules, Mordrum, Sho, DJ Trax, Nucleus, Kearnsbot, Ripley, Hicks, Hudson, Vasquez, Apone, SC, Snitchy, Brian, Billo.
Pressin' Hard Records - Jungle and Drum 'n' Bass from Dublin’s Ricky Force, aimed at bringing back some of the attitude and vibes of the golden era. All releases are strictly limited, immaculately pressed vinyl
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Holy crap! How have I only discovered this album & the RuptureLDN label in 2020?
There is absolutely no filler in this one and is packed to the brim with amen forward dark brooding emotional drum & bass perfect for the cold winter months.
I rate this album as high as the seminal Metalheadz classic Platinum Breakz, its just that good!
I had to snag the 4xLP version as I need this on vinyl!
The hardest part was to select a favorite track for this review. Kaushik Sankaranarayanan