Secret Operation – 15 Years Of Secret Operations LP – [Review]

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Secret Operations was established in 2002, and has seen numerous hits and Drum & Bass anthems adored by many heads. Seba, the label’s sole owner and founder has decided to commemorate a 15 year old milestone with this release.

It is a musical journey of the label spanning eighteen tracks, with the majority (nine to be exact) of them being Seba’s solo works. The rest are collaborations with other notable artists such as Paradox and vocalist, Robert Manos who have evidently been his favourite musicians to work with in all those years in his career. There is one song included in the compilation where all three are together is ‘Wake Up Call’. There is also collaborations that were done with the likes of Physics; Lenk; Krazy; and Method One featured in the mix. As for the exclusion of the main man behind Secret Operations, there are a couple of done by namely; Resound with ‘Second Thoughts’; and ‘Call To Arms’ which is a joint effort by Andy Scopes and Mr Joseph. Some of the favourites to peep are ‘Forever’; ‘Say You Love Me’; ‘Fire Like This’; amongst others. The album kicks off with ‘Pieces’ and ends with ‘Stasis’ respectively.

Of course, these are tunes from the early years, to stuff that’s recent, and all they have in common is that they are all classical in every respect of the word. We, at BFTR HQ would like to send a huge shout out to Secret Operations, and wish them fifteen more years and beyond.

Words by: Tsheola Asavela