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Dillinja - Deadly Ceremonies / Sovereign Melody Album

Dillinja - Deadly Ceremonies / Sovereign Melody Album

  • Performer: Dillinja
  • Genre: Electron
  • Title: Deadly Ceremonies / Sovereign Melody
  • Released: Mar 1994
  • Style: Drum n Bass, Jungle
  • Label: Deadly Vinyl
  • Country: UK
  • MP3 version size: 2995 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2843 mb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 879


1Deadly Ceremonies4:49
2 That Side
3 This Side
4Sovereign Melody5:13


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
D2Dillinja Deadly Ceremonies / Sovereign Melody ‎(Acetate, 12")Deadly VinylD2UK1994
D2Dillinja Deadly Ceremonies / Sovereign Melody ‎(12", W/Lbl)Deadly VinylD2UK1994
D2Dillinja Deadly Ceremonies / Sovereign Melody ‎(12", RP)Deadly VinylD2UK2002


Mixed at Dillinja's.
0836 617418
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  • Matrix / Runout: D2-A -JTS-
  • Matrix / Runout: D2-B -JTS-


  • Mastered At – JTS Studios
  • Mixed At – Dillinja Studios
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Deadly Vinyl
  • Copyright (c) – Deadly Vinyl



Tuliancel Tuliancel
SM is being repressed on Deep Jungle in the next week - avoid crazy prices here!
Original Original
You can now order it directly from their Bandcamp page!
Just_paw Just_paw
One of Dillinja's best ever tunes, Sovereign Melody is a stone cold classic. Absolutely timeless deep, rolling jungle/dnb tune that still holds up today. The flip side is also solid but Sovereign Melody is the tune that everyone plays. Perfect as a closing tune in a set, just bang it in there unmixed. Track speaks for itself.
Vudomuro Vudomuro
Submitted the repress from 2002 finally (was tired of it not existing here!): was the dnb buyer at Satellite Records NYC at the time and I know for a fact we got these in as well as the Trinity on Philly Blunt (yes it was also repressed). As to if they were ever official or unofficial I can't say for sure, nor how many were made- we got only a few in and they never made it to the website. I'm guessing unofficial. I figure people need to be aware of this going forward. Like Mr Geese said no JTS in the repress runout etching and it's definitely pitched to +8. Helps with mixing into newer records I guess.
Skiletus Skiletus
Only 14 people have the repress and it was never sold on here. Thus it is the rarer copy. We're both amung the special people ;).
huckman huckman
Ahh cool sorry I should have done that. Doh!
Walianirv Walianirv
Just added a master release for this so they come up together
Flathan Flathan
both 100% certified bangers.
Purestone Purestone
One of dillinja's finest.. Double A side business and ting!!!
Ariseym Ariseym
anyone elses copy of this pressed at +8 ? ( meaning you have to play at -8 to get the real pitch )
Nilasida Nilasida
i think i had it, the runout groove is alot bigger on the faster (reissue?!?!) only other difference is theres no jts etched into runout groove
Foiuost Foiuost
I know there was a re-issue of this 12" (the faster one), but I don't know the details
Clodebd Clodebd
funny you mention that yeah i got 2 copys one plays at the real pitch the other is like you say slightly faster, sounds better imo
Buge Buge
Sovereign Melody went on to be remixed and re-named as Deep Love, which was released on another one of Dillinja's mini labels 'Logic'. Sovereign Melody is highlight here (just), nice rhodes sample from the off and the track just builds up layer upon layer of bass and breakbeats and when it finally drops the roof comes off. Deadly Ceremonies is a wicked amen number which breaks down into a 4/4 kick with a deep (albeit out of tune) piano Melody before the amens hit again and the best bit of tune arrives in the form of an unintelligible female vocal signaling the end of the piano but start of gun finger time. Big release
Iarim Iarim
The female vocal at the end of the tune is, “start contemplating” or at least that’s what I think they say.
MrRipper MrRipper
Definently one of Dillinja's most underrated record. Quite a contrast to what he is typically known for today. "Soverign Melody" is a clean, mellow track, with Dillinja's patented bass hitting very hard and deep. "Deadly Ceremonies" switches things up with a faster pace and more aggressive amen to layer the track. Overall, a solid release.