Various - Artcore 2 - The Art Of Drum & Bass™

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Performer: Various
Genre: Electronic
Album: Artcore 2 - The Art Of Drum & Bass™
Released: 1996
Style: Drum n Bass, Jungle

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MP3 version ZIP size: 1125 mb
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Rating: 4.4
Votes: 393
Other Formats: MOD TTA MP2 AHX DMF MPC AC3

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Adam F Circles
Written-By, Producer – Adam F
2 Foul Play Total Control
Producer – John Morrow, Steve BradshawWritten-By – J.Morrow*, S.Bradshaw*
3 Cool Breeze Can't Deal With This (Alex Reece Remix)
Engineer – Jono PodmoreProducer – Charlie LextonRemix, Producer [Additional] – Alex ReeceWritten-By – Lexton*, Crosdale
4 Optical Sleepless (Exclusive Mix)
Producer – Joe Lawrence, Matt QuinnWritten-By – J.Lawrence*, M.Quinn*
5 Doc Scott Drums '95
Producer – Doc ScottWritten-By – D.Scott*
6 T Power* The Mutant Remix - Rollers Instinct (DJ Trace Remix)
Producer, Remix [Derived] – DJ TraceWritten-By – M.Royal*, N.Samuels*
7 Aphrodite Featuring Gail McLean I Wanted It More And More (Exclusive Mix)
Featuring – Gail McLeanWritten-By, Producer – Aphrodite
8 J Majik Lush Life
Written-By, Producer – J.Majik*
9 Skanna Find Me
Producer – John GrahamWritten-By – J.Graham*
10 Nemeton (Shamen)* Transamazonia (LTJ Bukem Remix)
Producer – The ShamenRemix [Derived] – LTJ BukemWritten-By – CGA*, R.West*
11 Ballistic Brothers I'll Fly Away
Producer – Ballistic BrothersWritten-By – Beedle*, Hill*, Diesel, Rocky, Classen*
12 Eugenix Three Days (Exclusive Mix)
Written-By, Producer – T.Best*

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Vital
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – React Music Ltd
  • Copyright (c) – React Music Ltd
  • Glass Mastered At – Multi Media Masters
  • Published By – Section 5 Record Company
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Section 5 Record Company
  • Copyright (c) – Section 5 Record Company
  • Published By – Moving Shadow Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Moving Shadow Record Company
  • Copyright (c) – Moving Shadow Record Company
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Dorado Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Dorado Records Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Area 39 Productions
  • Copyright (c) – Area 39 Productions
  • Published By – Reinforced Music
  • Published By – Westbury Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Metalheadz
  • Copyright (c) – Metalheadz
  • Published By – Active
  • Published By – Mute Song
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – S.O.U.R.
  • Copyright (c) – S.O.U.R.
  • Published By – Gavin King
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Aphrodite Recordings
  • Copyright (c) – Aphrodite Recordings
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Infrared
  • Copyright (c) – Infrared
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Skanna
  • Copyright (c) – Skanna
  • Published By – Warner/Chappell Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – One Little Indian
  • Copyright (c) – One Little Indian
  • Published By – Chrysalis Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Junior Boy's Own
  • Copyright (c) – Junior Boy's Own
  • Published By – Stage 1000
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Bear Necessities
  • Copyright (c) – Bear Necessities
  • Pressed By – Ablex


  • Compiled By [Compilation], Liner Notes [Sleeve Notes] – Stage One
  • Design, Photography [Image] – The Designers Republic


Liner Notes:
Artcore: A rich collage of Drum & Bass masterpieces whose original use of technique and style has given Artcore it´s meaning as a modern art form. Constantly redefining itself, the deep and rhythmic Drum & Bass vibe naturally mutates the traditional genres of Dub, Jazz, Soul, Techno, and Ambient, from the hypnotic "Drumz 95" to the jazzy downbeat "I'll Fly Away" or the experiemental weirdness of "Sleepless" and the ethereal dreamworld of "Transamazonia", Artcore offers a complete experience for the discerning and open minded listener.

Thanks to: Doc Scott, Matt & Joe, Duncan (Red Eye), Mark (T Power), Jamie (J Majik), John (Skanna), Gavin (Aphrodite), Mark (S.U.), Ollie (Dorado), Steve (Section 25), Caroline (Moving Shadow), Paul (Junior Boys Own), Jay (One Little Indian), James, Thomas, Paul, Melissa, Lewis, Emma, Patrick, Nicola & Kay (React), Zoe, Nicky, Paul, Colette, Brenda, Luke, Juan & Tony (Phuture Trax), Phil Wolstenholme, Nick Bax a The Designers Republic.

℗&©1996 React Music Ltd

Track 1: (Section 5 Company)
℗&© Section 5 Record Company
Track 2: (Moving Shadow Music)
℗&© Moving Shadow Record Company
Track 3: (Copyright Control)
℗&© Dorado Records Limited
Track 4: (Copyright Control)
℗&© Area 39 Productions
Track 5: (Reinforced Music/Westbury Music)
℗&© Metalheadz
Track 6: (Active/Mute Song)
℗&© S.O.U.R.
Track 7: (Gavin King)
℗&© Aphrodite Recordings
Track 8: (Copyright Control)
℗&© Infra Red
Track 9: (Copyright Control)
℗&© Skanna
Track 10: (Warner Chappell Music)
℗&© One Little Indian
Track 11: (Chrysalis Music/Copyright Control)
℗&© Junior Boys Own
Track 12: (Stage 1000)
℗&© Bear Necessities

Incidental info:
Comes in a standard jewel case with a 4 page booklet.
Also available as a mixed CD (mixed by Doc Scott) with the same title (REACTCDX75).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021620 912578
  • Matrix / Runout: ABLEX 82129 CDX75 Mastered by MULTI MEDIA MASTERS Switzerland
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L 852
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 7302

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
REACTCDX75 Doc Scott Artcore 2 - The Art Of Drum & Bass ‎(CD, Comp, Mixed) React REACTCDX75 UK 1996
REACTLP75 Various Artcore 2: The Art Of Drum & Bass ‎(2xLP, Comp) React REACTLP75 UK 1996
REACTMC75 Doc Scott Artcore 2 - The Art Of Drum & Bass ‎(Cass, Comp, Mixed) React REACTMC75 UK 1996
RML66002-2 Various Artcore 2 - The Art Of Drum & Bass ‎(CD, Comp) React America RML66002-2 US 1996

I'm a Russian Occupant
The rating above is a little higher than it should be. Some of the tracks here are excellent, namely Optical's "sleepless." It is far and above the best on the album. Another highlight is T-Power's "Mutant Remix," which actually employs a nearly identical drum pattern as the Doc Scott's disappointing "Drumz 95," and manages to surpass that track musically. Some of the later tracks on the album, particularly LTJ bukem's remix, suffer from that tendency of so much "intelligent drum n bass" where new age chill-out effects fill the void of more interesting and important musical avenues, namely texture and momentum--which are both so important to this style of music.

Couldn't disagree more,it's all subjective of course,but for me the Optical track is decent but certainly not the best on the LP ,if you truelly think it is you certainly wasn't around on the scene in 96 when this LP came out.You must have rocks in your head if you can't appreciate the quality of the LTJ Bukem remix.But for me the best track on here is T-Powers Mutant Remix,an iconic and seminal track and a game changer.

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