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  • Performer: Unit-E
  • Title: The Overdub E.P.
  • Size MP3 ver: 1377 mb
  • Size FLAC ver: 1169 mb
  • Size WMA ver: 1242 mb
  • Country: UK
  • Date of release: 1993
  • Style: Breakbeat, Hardcore
  • Other formats: ASF MP2 MP3 VOX MP4 VQF AU
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
Unit-E  - The Overdub E.P.

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This Side
A Takes 1
That Side
B1 Barmy (Acid Sex Mix)
B2 Skunk Massive

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Esoteric Music Publishing
  • Pressed By – P.R. Records Limited


  • Executive-Producer [Uncredited] – Don White , Nigel Broad
  • Plated By – PR-M
  • Written-By [Uncredited], Producer [Uncredited] – Ben Howard, Mark Summers


Side A ('This side') shows the generic printed Contagious label logo, side B ('That side') is a blank white label.

Pressed using Direct Metal Mastering.

This is the last release on Contagious Records. Shortly after the first run had been pressed the label went bankrupt, hence the pressing plant could not be paid which lead to the plant destroying the complete run, minus a very limited amount of copies which apparently were sneaked out prior to the destruction of the pressing run.

Track A1 samples:
Vocal from Mix Factory - Burnin' Like Fire
Bass from 808 State - Flow Coma

Track B1 samples:
Vocal from 3-D - Once More You Hear The Dope Stuff
Vocal from Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge - It's Alright

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side): RUSS 011 — THIS SIDE 1 PR-M DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side): RUSS 011 — THAT SIDE 1 PR-M DMM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
UNIT-E 001 Unit-E Overdub EP ‎(12", EP, RE, RM) Scorccio UNIT-E 001 UK 2017
UNIT-E 001 Unit-E Overdub EP ‎(12", EP, RE, RM, RP) Scorccio UNIT-E 001 UK 2018

Comments (27)

Another run on the way from MPS. Preorders being taken as I type!
Thay should make a t shirt of the afro flat top skull & cross bones logo i would snap one up.
Where can i find out about this great repress please?
The pre-order is sold out (no surprise there) https://www.mpsvinyl.co.uk/products/unit-e-the-overdub-e-p There may be some left over so keep your eye on the site.
Have look at 5 review down there a link to the preorder of the repress hope could help
Great finally orderd copy of the repress about time as I do have an original but only played it about 5 times as was to scared to scratch it least now with the repress I can play it as much as I like so my original can stay were it is may even frame it lol
Nice history behind it from M.Summers and B. Howard:"The Overdub E.P. was first conceived by DJ's Mark Summers & Ben Howard in Sudbury, Suffolk, in 1993. Hardcore and Jungle was huge in the UK at that time, with Summers & Howard playing the genres out at their 'Paranoia' and 'The Ark' nights, at venues in Sudbury and Southend.Over the course of 2 weeks they met at Mark's home basement studio, digging through their vinyl crates to find all kinds of inspirational material for their tracks. Both DJ's had eclectic tastes in music, and so the basis for 'The Overdub E.P.' was born; with some interesting touches added along the way. Mark had sampled an entire Korg M1 Piano inside a Chelmsford music store onto DAT, and later used that same piano to create the huge hook he played on 'Takes 1'. While Ben had sourced an obscure Reggae break used as the basis for 'Skunk Massive'. Later when DJing at 'The Ark',with Ben Howard, the final master mixes of 'The Overdub E.P.' were heard by DJ Rush Puppy - a nephew of one of the owners of Contagious Records, based in Upminster, Essex. The label had become prominent in 1992 for releasing some of the finest Hardcore/Jungle, and within a few days of hearing 'The Overdub E.P.' they were all set to make it their 11th release.However, the legendary story of what we now know as the fate of this record began to unfold.... Shortly after the first vinyl run had been pressed, Contagious Records went bankrupt; meaning the vinyl pressing plant could not be paid - which lead to the plant destroying the complete run, minus a very limited amount of copies that were sneaked out prior to the destruction of all the remaining pressings. This extremely rare E.P. has since become one of the most highly treasured vinyl items, currently fetching up to £350 per copy on DiscogsNow this obscure gem from the early 90's birth of Drum 'N Bass has been remastered in 2017 by SCORCCIO (from the original master DAT owned by Mark Summers and Ben Howard), finally released 24 years on from its legendary inception and greatly renowned status - as one of the best Piano Hardcore tracks ever written."
Repress is in the planning, will be coming in 2017.
Would be all over a repress of this! Please let this be true!
Excellent, thanks for that! Will be good to finally own!
It's the original masters getting remastered. While the original pressing is known to having not the best mixdown the repress will hopefully at least sound as good or eventually better through the remastering process. fingers crossed. I'm not involved with the repress but so far the guys did good jobs
Holy sh*t! GREAT NEWS! Though I thought the masters we long destroyed / didn't sound very good at all?..
Robin Allison on the Private Plates group: "...We already have multiple great treats for 2017 Tango, Unit-E and Underground Music will be dropping more on you soon enough"
Very interesting! Where did you hear that good news from?
Takes 1 is one of the best piano hardcore tracks ever written. I own this vinyl and have to remind myself not to play it over and over again. Played this out @ The Music Room in Atlanta, euphoric way to end the evening.
It needs a repress, no doubt!!
Repress it. Let me know. Thanks.
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I'll 2nd that for sure! Been waiting for years now for a release.
My mate used to work for Contagious records and we had all these releases god knows where they went..
wow Fortune, just checked the sells history, this defo need a re press at £5!!
This so need a repressing.......
omg this is sick! Solid production and constant progression throughout! Man, I would love to have this, but would never lay down that sort of money for a copy...I gotta be able to buy food and keep a roof over my head! lol
Would love if done a repress of this such a good tune if anyone wants to sell I'd pay good money for this tune
Throw her heart
What an awesome e.p! Love the acid noises, reminds me of early acid tecno or house, but I'm a jungle, d&b n breaks head at heart, so this is a winning combo. I buy old breakbeat hardcore when a record is good enough or timeless like this. So thanks Discogs, a stumbled-across treat. If anyone has a copy of this, or if you know of any old breaks of the same quality, or Skanna-esque, please let me know. peace love Toby.Just found out it last sold for £241 that's a lot of dosh.Yes someone please do a repress. 7th storey projects - sublogicrecordings n thers the guy's that dun the foul play ep's 1 & 2.Anybody doit please this realy would fly out.
nothing a good mastering engineer cant fix and I do have a good one.
Think sub logic was going to do a repress but the original DATs weren't that good and would of sounded rubbish so they didn't go through with it I have an original copy but would never sell it ;)
Tori Texer
interesting story behind the track/label. Such a superb release and shame the label ended here....I would have loved to have more releases follow like this....totally exceptional. Wicked Hardcore productions!!

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