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Ed Rush + Optical - Watermelon / Sick Note mp3 album

Ed Rush + Optical - Watermelon / Sick Note mp3 album Performer: Ed Rush + Optical
Title: Watermelon / Sick Note
Style: Drum n Bass
Date of release: 1999
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1865 mb
Size FLAC: 1411 mb
Rating: 4.8

Matthew Quinn, known by his stage name Optical, is a British musician, producer and DJ. He is best known as one half of drum and bass duo Ed Rush and Optical (with his long-time musical partner Ed Rush), whose debut album Wormhole has been described as one of the most significant LPs of the drum and bass genre. He is also the brother of another successful dance musician Jamie Quinn aka Matrix.

Fuck yeah sick note/watermelon. one of the first dnb records I bought and it still sounds fucking epic. Always thought it was called Watermelon as my copy is obviously labeled the wrong way around.

Слушать песню Ed Rush Optical онлайн или скачать mp3 в хорошем качестве 320 kbps на телефон (андроид, айфон) вы можете на сайте YoSound. I music Noisia & Ed Rush & Optical – Brain Bucket(Neuro F unk). Ed Rush & Optical – Mindscan. Ed Rush & Optical ft. Matrix – Flight to Nashville. Ed Rush & Optical – Flight To Nashville feat. Noisia, Ed Rush & Optical – Brain Bucket vkontakte. Sigma – Hi Top. 5:02. Nosia, Ed Rush & Optical – Brain Bucket (Original Mix). Ed Rush & Optical feat. Ed Rush & Optical – Sick Note 320. 8:08. Ed Rush & Optical – Compound.

Ed Rush & Optical - AA: Sick Note 06:51. Ed Rush And Optical - Bacteria (Pendulum Remix) 06:15. Optical, Ed Rush, Matrix - Flight to Nashville 06:01. Sigma - Hi Top (Ed Rush & Optical Remix) 06:13. Ed Rush & Optical - The Medicine (Matrix Remix) 06:50. Ed Rush & Optical - Brain Bucket 02:49. Ed Rush & Optical - Chubrub 06:12.

Ed Rush & Optical aka Ben Settle & Matt Quinn (London, England, UK) - Watermelon (Drum & Bass), 07:04.

Ed Rush is the stage name used by the drum and bass musician, producer and DJ, Ben Settle (born 1973). Rush has been releasing records since 1992 and primarily with his musical partner Optical (Matt Quinn), since 1997. Along with Optical he is also the co-founder of the record label Virus Recordings which releases his records along with other drum and bass acts. He is most associated with the aggressive styles of drum and bass music known as techstep, darkcore and neurofunk.

Ed Rush & Optical watermelon/sicknote. Ed Rush + Optical - Watermelon, Sick Note. 18 For Sale from €. 1.


A Sick Note 6:53
AA Watermelon 7:06

Companies, etc.

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


  • Lacquer Cut By – Simon*
  • Written-By, Producer – Ed Rush + Optical*


℗ © Virus Recordings 1999

No track timings printed on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • 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

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VRS004 Ed Rush & Optical Watermelon ‎(12", RE) Virus Recordings VRS004 UK 2012
VRS004 Ed Rush & Optical Watermelon ‎(12", Ltd, RE, Gre) Virus Recordings VRS004 UK 2012

User reviews
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?
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.
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
Brick my own
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