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    Default An early 90s breakbeat/hardcore track

    Hi!
    I'm looking for an old breakbeat/hardcore/techno track from the early 90s (circa '91-'94) that was sampled in The Prodigy's 'Break & Enter'. The drumloop (probably TR-808 open hihat + rumbling bass + some shakers) was used in the very beginning of 'B&E'. I don't know exactly whether this track has the straight beat pattern or not since the original loop might have been distorted a bit and has a kick and a smashing clap covered on top of it. I'm attaching the loop without kick and clap (I did my best to cleanse it).

    Some additional info:
    A guy who allegedly heard this track said that it's an old UK-hardcore tune with some ragga vocals used in it. It's playing at approx. 140-150 BPM. Another guy who has foolishly deleted a bookmark in his browser said that the cover art of this track depicts a guy with cropped hair in a black jacket, the dry barren landscape and the dark sky can be seen in the foreground. He also mentioned that 'B&E' is a total rip-off. These notes are worth keeping in mind but not worth taking them very seriously.

    That's all the info I got. I understand that it's nearly impossible to find out what it is but I'm not losing hope yet.
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    As for the sleeve:

    Genaside II on Jumpin' & Pumpin' / Hardcore Urban Music

    The Excorcist on Kickin'

    or something on Suburban Base?


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    The guy who mentioned the cover art might have been wrong. He was an anonymous commentator somewhere who left no feedback info. He said that the sky in the background was dark blue and the landscape in the background was "empty, barren, dry and cracked" At least it's known that this track is on YouTube somewhere. He also mentioned this tune was "virtually the same track as Break & Enter, but without a glass-breaking sample".

    The crucial thing here is the attached sample. People who gave some info about the tempo and the sleeve cannot be considered credible information sources.

    Unfortunately I couldn't find something similar amongst the tracks you listed.

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    As that person said B&E is a total rip-off of this track I was thinking it reminded me of:
    Meat Beat Manifesto - Radio Babylon

    It is much slower, but DJ Hype did play it at Dreamscape IV pitched up to about +6 or so to fit with his set, which would have been around 140-150 as it was 1992 even though the track was released in 1990.

    Anyway, no doubt I'm wrong but just throwing it out there

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