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Ed Rush + Optical - Watermelon / Sick Note Album

Ed Rush + Optical - Watermelon / Sick Note Album
Performer: Ed Rush + Optical
Genre: Electro
Title: Watermelon / Sick Note
MP3 album size: 1122 mb
FLAC album size: 1141 mb
Style: Drum n Bass
Country: UK
Released: 17 May 1999
Catalog number: VRS 004, VRS004
Label: Virus Recordings


1Sick Note6:53


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
VRS004Ed Rush & Optical Watermelon / Sicknote ‎(2xFile, WAV)Virus RecordingsVRS004UKUnknown
VRS004Ed Rush & Optical Watermelon ‎(12", Ltd, RE, Gre)Virus RecordingsVRS004UK2012
VRS004Ed Rush & Optical Watermelon ‎(12", RE)Virus RecordingsVRS004UK2012


  • Lacquer Cut BySimon
  • Written-By, ProducerEd Rush + Optical


℗ © Virus Recordings 1999

No track timings printed on release.


  • Barcode (Text): 5 036742 000669 >
  • Barcode: 5036742000669
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): VRS 004 A-01-01-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): SIMON - THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side AA, stamped): VRS 004 AA-01-01-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side AA, etched): SIMON THE EXCHANGE


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virus Recordings
  • Copyright (c) – Virus Recordings
  • Pressed By – EMI Records
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Lacquer Cut At – The Exchange


Ed Rush Optical - Watermelon Virus Recordings - VRS004 1999 Other Side: Ed Rush Optical - Sick Note. Sick Note. Ed Rush, Optical. Watermelon, Sick Note. от лица компании Virus Recordings S2K Music Ltd. Publishing, IRICOM и другие авторские общества 6. Ed Rush & Optical. Watermelon 12, RE. Virus Recordings. VRS004. Both tracks are different enough to add up to a varied proposition. Sick Note is a pure weed-injected wall tearer and my favourite Watermelon is a totally fucked up, ganking track that just vomits shit all over your brain, with real twisted vibes, brilliant and generous arrangement, and perfect, dirty synths. AWWW YEEEEYUH As with Gas mask, Bacteria, I think there was confusion as to which tune was which due to printing fuck ups. Album 1999 2 Songs. Both Ed Rush and Optical are the co-heads of a drum and bass record label called Virus Recordings, based in London, UK. Ed Rush also has countless releases, notably on No U-Turn, where he and Nico first emphasized the dark era of drum and bass with the masterpiece album Torque, and Metalheadz, where he produced such classics as The Raven and Locust. Their 1998 debut alb read more. WatermelonSick Note. Release Date 1999-04-01. Label Virus Recordings. Artist: Ed Rush. Album: Watermelon, Sick Note - Single, 1999. Ed Rush & Optical Watermelon, Sick Note 1999 Virus Recordings - VRS004. Written by Ben Settle & Matt Quinn. All of these early Virus releases are in a league of their own. Ed Rush & Optical - Sick Note. drum & bass. Ed Rush. Sick NoteWatermelon. Crackball, Ride the Beast. The Creeps. Brain Bucket, Falling Through. Noisia, Ed Rush, Optical, Spor. 2010 сингл. Gas Mask, Bacteria


So thanks to some drunken confusion I own two copies of this - one of them is mislabelled as one states the super funky but slower tempo tune as Watermelon, the other as Sicknote... anyone else has this?
Yes. My copy also both of the tracks labled incorrectly.
Yep it's been confusing us all for years. I think the steppier grotty one is watermelon
Yes, mine is mislabeled as well, with labels being on the opposite sides as they should have been. I think it was an issue with an early re press of this record... as i bought mine as a new copy at a store in about 2001 that came with a standard virus housebag, not the cool full artwork sleeve pictured here. btw the roller with the big band stabs is Sicknote, the one that sounds like a waiting room on an alien planet is watermelon. lol
Dj Craze at 2000 Dmc World Finals for his 3x Champion title.
Watermelon is on its own level of future funk. Untouchable, without any doubt. The vocal bassline, the weird pads, the clinical tight af drums. I can appreciate the flip for sure, the big band stabs are a nice touch. Great drums and all, but its just not the timeless monstrosity that watermelon is.
only Watermelon.
The Sphinx of Driz
I still remember walking into my local record shop (Bitin back in Gravesend, UK) back in 99 and seeing a new delivery arrive, and a fresh full artwork copy of 'Watermelon' being pulled out. My face just lit up with joy as i had been after this since i had first heard it! This was one of the best feelings of going into a record shop and picking up a tune you were desperately after, the great memories of that era. Both tunes are absolutely amazing and showcase the talent these two dnb pioneers possessed from an early age. A must have record for any dnb fan
One of the best drum and bass 12 ever released
No exaggeration, this is as classic as it gets and this is a poster track for the 1999 era of non-cheesy, dark, cerebral drum & bass. Both tracks are different enough to add up to a varied proposition. "Sick Note" is a pure weed-injected wall tearer; and my favourite "Watermelon" is a totally fucked up, ganking track that just vomits shit all over your brain, with real twisted vibes, brilliant and generous arrangement, and perfect, dirty synths. AWWW YEEEEYUH!!!As with "Gas mask" / "Bacteria", I think there was confusion as to which tune was which due to printing fuck ups.
samples suburban knight .
It's not very often that you get 2 wicked tracks that are just as good as each other on a 12" single. Both have very deep warping basslines accompanied with hard hitting drums. DJ Craze did a mind-blowing beat juggle with "Watermelon" in the DMC World Championships in 2000, which he won by a country mile, using the warping bassline to full effect.
watermelon sounds a bit pants! sick note is fat though
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