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Performer: DJ Crystl
Title: Meditation / Warp Drive
Style: Hardcore, Jungle, Drum n Bass
Year 1993
Country UK
Genre: Electronic
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 563
MP3 size: 1751 mb
FLAC size: 1679 mb
WMA size: 1333 mb
Other formats: DTS MMF MPC AA MP1 MP3 WAV

DJ Crystl - Meditation / Warp Drive mp3 album

DJ Crystl - Meditation / Warp Drive mp3 album


This Side
A Meditation 8:10
That Side
AA Warp Drive 6:32

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – SRD
  • Mixed At – Monroe Studios
  • Pressed By – Broadcrest Ltd. – PA7334


  • Mixed By – Pete*
  • Producer, Written-By, Artwork – DJ Crystl


- The breakdown in "Warpdrive" uses elements from "The Machine Dream" by Dimension on Another Planet Records.

- "Feel the power" speech sample in "Warp Drive" is taken from the movie "The Dark Crystal" .

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: (Side A): DJX0010 - A2
  • Matrix / Runout: (Side B): DJX0010 - B2
  • Matrix / Runout: (Additional etching): PA7334

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DJXV 002 DJ Crystl Meditation / Warp Drive ‎(12", TP, W/Lbl) Dee Jay Recordings DJXV 002 UK 2007
DJX0010 DJ Crystl Meditation / Warp Drive ‎(12") Dee Jay Recordings DJX0010 UK 1993
DJVX002 DJ Crystl Meditation / Warp Drive ‎(12", RE) Dee Jay Recordings DJVX002 UK 2007
DJX0010 DJ Crystl Meditation / Warp Drive ‎(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Dee Jay Recordings DJX0010 UK 1993
on Meditation ; the opening ambient/trance like synth/string ; where does it come from?was it sampled or played?does anyone know?been wanting to know this for years!!
I am pretty sure that Crystl himself said that he had sampled it from an old porn movie!
Bought my copy in Goodness records Croydon back in the day.
I remember when I bought it too. Total Music Records , Bethnal Green. A work of art.
I remember the day I bought this. It was Chemistry records in Sutton. It had just come in that day and there were a few of us in the shop hanging about at the counter like you used to. Paul - the shop owner - put it on and said "if you don't like this, then you don't like hardcore" he was right....absolute seminal tune.....funnily enough we all bought a copy
Meditation gotta be my all time top choon out the whole darn lot. Both tracks absolute monsters bak in late 93. Meditation is beautiful perfection. These are so powerful. Salute the Crystl.
Warp Drive! Fasten your seat belts please! And as this tune navigates you through the cluster fuck of space Detritus!This tune will get you to the good shit!Garanteed!The beats on this are sick!Non comparable!This is Jungle Techno!Peace ;)
defo in the top 20 drum n base of all time
Warp drive hits you with soooo many lefts you will beg for a right, it then rips your head off and defecates down your neck. Meditation spanks you round the chops with a double wham largactil kosh.... What's not to like! Massive pain followed by mmmmmm.... a calming, warm serenity.
One of the first real drum n bass tunes I ever came across with. So many memories. Timeless, astonishing beauty of sound.
Meditation really is an outstanding tune, it really is the the prodigy of 93 Jungle! Atmospheric as you like!
Easily one of the best early drum n bass tunes, if not of all time! I remember playing it in my bedroom and my mum came in and said "What is that jungle music you're playing?!" True!
Okay before trying to save pennies listen..... The Original has the nasty business going on good and proper the newer one is crap end of really it's tamed down and lost it's balls.
Yeah - what’s going on with the 2007 version? Spoiled!
i first heard this in 1993 when i went to red eye records and bought it!!! i also bought loads of other records and went home and mixed it on to tape and give copies to all my mates, paracetamol and rat poison snid E,s
Warpdrive is maybe my favourite tune of all time, I first properly heard it in about 2002 when I was just getting into oldskool jungle, I recognised it from pirate radio ad's and the odd old live set.It seems so ahead of its time, the stuttering delayed amen is amazing, I cant think of much from 1993 or before that was that edited or sounded that good maybe until Remarc took everyone to the edge of what you can do to an amen.Thats just the intro though, it rolls nicely with powerful sub's and even if you dont know the tune, you know it is building up to something.Then eventually it happens and in comes one of the most beautiful, euphoric breakdowns you will ever hear.Then the amens hit again and its all over, pure goosebumps material.Also props to the cute little backspins between the amens halfway through, classic.Anyway the A side is aint bad either, only a tune like Warpdrive could over shadow it.Meditation is another great amen tune but this one is a shade less dark, quite a deep tune and got heavy play from Bukem and the likes.Probably the best double A-side in jungle drum & bass history.Also, this got a repress recently and is pretty easy to get hold of, but the version of Warpdive on the repress is not the original. It has different amen edits, not quite as good.Was the same version that was played out on dub a bit and also was used on the Promised Land album.Still for a fiver its still worth it
This is a benchmark in the ultimate ecstasy breakdown, you cannot beat the infectious amens in this tune. perfect for mixing into jungle, hardcore, n jungle - techno. I was lucky to bag this tune it is a must have for any collection. Meditation is also a whopping tune however my preferred is warpdrive. nuff said, words cant describe so listen. like DJ Shadows album entroducing, its one of those tunes you never get bored of, however predictable it is after muchos rewinds on the wheels. Buy this record.
1993! I first heard 'Meditation' in 2005, and although it's now a period piece - the drum loop and quasi-ethnic vocal sample have been overused in the years between - it's still gorgeous, simple as anything and very minimalist, but with a lush, tinkly sound. 'Warpdrive' is just as good, and has exactly the right name; it starts off like a drive through a long tunnel, and then there's a big sweeping orchestral bit. Both tunes make full use of the 'Amen Brother' loop and they're very nostalgic, and a good two or so years ahead of their time.
Rocky Basilisk
They don't chop'em breaks like that anymore. In 1993 this sounded truly coming from outer space, the beats are so good, listening to any of these to tracks is an experience. "Meditation" shows what ambient jungle was and should have stayed : wonderful melodies and hard, very hard beats to induce you into a trance (no, really), no other words about it. Why is it that so many later producers forgot the formula, putting either good music over weak beats or industrial noise over fantastic drums? "Warpdrive" is equally exhilarating, real hauting atmosphere and sinister chords with those same mighty mad amen rolls. In fact, in 2004 it stills sounds likes it's been dropped by an alien. GO BUY!
This was truly a groundbreaking release in 1993. Although both tunes are absolutely brilliant, I think "Warpdrive" edges it just narrowly. It´s the harder, more intense tune of the two, while "Meditation" is really smooth but with a hard edge. In those days, Crystl just couldn´t put a foot wrong.
Warpdrive is one of my top jungle tunes of all time. Looped sounds create a feeling of tension while very creative breaks propel you forward toward a wormhole where brilliant explosions of light lift you up into a higher state of consciouness.
Well dj crystl calls all his tracks between 92 and 94 junlge , so im gonna call it jungle , makes me laf people who think they no more about a track than the guy who wrote & produced it lol
I wouldn't class it as 'Jungle' mate