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Bomb The Bass – Beat Dis (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 17th, 2017


“Beat Dis” is a 1988 track by British act Bomb the Bass, a studio production formed by producer Tim Simenon, from the act’s album Into the Dragon. It, like other hits of the era such as “Pump Up the Volume” by MARRS and “Theme from S’Express” by S’Express, largely consisted of samples.

The single was very successful in the United Kingdom, peaking at number two on the UK Singles Chart. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart for one week and was Bomb the Bass’ only chart hit in the U.S.

The record sleeve features a smiley lifted from Watchmen. This usage was the origin of the use of the smiley as a symbol for acid house.

Beat Dis (Extended Dis) 5:57

Beat Dis (Radio Edit) 3:58
Bonus Beats 5:10

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1988 Beat Dis U.S. Billboard Hot Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1


Label: Mister-Ron Records ‎– DOOD 121
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Breaks

Bass [Bassline] – Captain Black (3), Emilio Pasquez
Plated By – PAG
Producer – Emilio Pasquez, Tim Simenon
Programmed By [Bomb Pattern] – DJ Kid 33
Recorded By – The Planet Control
Written-By – C. Black*, K.33*, E. Pasquez*

Recorded at Lunarville 7
Made In England

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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14 Responses to “Bomb The Bass – Beat Dis (UK 12″)”

  1. Patric Says:

    Hi Paul,
    has this Post an ironical subtext ? – Lol.
    Love it


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Pat. Let’s Bomb The Bass instead of each other 🙂


  2. Song_and_Dance Says:

    Thunderbirds are go! 🙂

    Hypnotic, iconic. Awesome. LOVE IT!

    Btw, happy Easter to all of you.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Song_and_Dance. Happy Easter 🙂


  3. Jeff Says:

    “Everybody in the street, get down to the funky beat. Beat Dis!” Man, Paul, what a rush it is to experience so many of these fantastic singles all over again. Since I no longer have a turntable, so much of my music collection remains silent. You are my Champion, because you herald and bring back so much of it. I try very hard to find all my favorites on CD compilations and reissues, but, unfortunately, so many aren’t available. And if they are, the labels don’t seem to really care about sound quality. You, as we all know so well on Burning The Ground, your care and talents are beyond belief. We can all be rest assured that all our favorites are presented better than we might remember them. I love hailing your efforts Paul. You make so many of giddy with delight and satisfaction. I get choked up so many times because of how you bring so much light, love and sound into my life!!

    This was a very special and exciting time for music. So much experimentation and the pursuit of wild production techniques and all. It was like a DJ set on the radio with these sample records that had sound bits and sound bites woven intricately into the mix. This record was my favorite compared to the rest of them. I literally lose it when “Double Dutch Bus” comes in. Ah, too bad they don’t make records like this anymore. I mean, they could, but it is so hard and EXPENSIVE to secure the rights for records. I’m all for an original copyright holder getting their due, but I really have to admit that I really miss the wild and renegade way they used to make records in the 1980’s.

    Again, many thanks for this record. I’m all gooseflesh seeing how so much of your site is literally becoming my record collection. This and more, because there are SO MANY NEW FAVORITE RECORDS I’m adding to it all because of your exquisite tastes. You are so dynamite my friend.

    Shivering with Anticipation,



    DjPaulT Reply:

    I always loved this record too Jeff all the samples just ooey gooey goodness. I miss these kinds of records too they just don’t make music like this anymore it’s really a shame. Thank you for all of you praise Jeff. Have a sampladelic day 🙂


  4. Stephen Says:

    One of my all-time favourite EDM tracks, and the first acid music song I was introduced to. Tim’s debut album was another personal fav. Love it. Love you.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Stephen 🙂


  5. Will McCammon Says:

    One of my favorites of that whole sample pastiche fad.

    Many years later, I ended up with a Yamaha drum brain for one of my live drumming setups, which happened to have the distinctive HUGE snare drum sound Simenon used in this track. I had a blast playing along to my 12″.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy!Will McCammon 🙂


  6. Rififi Says:

    Still my absolutely most favorite ACID HOUSE track of all time. It never seems to leave my car stereo … lol

    I just listened to the 24bit FLAC version of the main mix and it seems to “skip” around the 1 minute mark and a few other spots … it doesn’t seem to have any issues on the MP3 version … has anyone else noticed that or was it just on mind (maybe I just need to download it again)?

    Also, do you have a good copy of RIFIFI – Dr. Acid & Mr. House since we are in an ACID HOUSE mood!

    GREAT STUFF, as always!!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Nope no other complaints. I t may be on your end 24bit files use more latenct than mp3 or 16 bit. It might be the software you are palaying it on. 🙂


    Rififi Reply:

    yeah, I was playing it on Windows Media Player … works fine on other software … lol

    thank you again!

    oh and do you have RIFIFI – Dr. Acid & Mr. House


  7. Nik Popa Says:

    This is one of the tracks that smacks me with my beginnings of clubbing, wanting to be a DJ, . . M/A/R/R/S, S*express, and Maurice “This is Acid”


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