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1995 was peak breakbeat in the UK – jungle, trip hop and big beat were all on the ascendent and still creatively fertile. Of course, Andrew Weatherall had been a breakbeat manipulator from his first remixes half a decade before, and effortlessly showed that he could fit into what was happening and still maintain originality. Rounding up fellow mavericks Depth Charge, the then very new Chemical Brothers, Nightmares On Wax and LFO to remix tracks from Haunted Dancehall, he casually dropped one of the defining releases of the year.

Joe Muggs