Bay B Kane ‎– The Guardian Of Ruff

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Rhythm 6:04
Darker Shade Of Sounds 4:30
Hyd & Seek 6:15
Hello Darkness 5:03
Bass Pump 5:42
Ravin' In The Twilight 5:01
Good Good Sensi 6:00
How Should I Start 6:01
Strange Greetings 5:58
Wake Up 4:37
Jungle Warriors 5:19
Every Single Wish 5:38
If You Believe 6:26
Hoppa (Remix) 5:43

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WYHSCD1, WYHS CD1 Bay B Kane The Guardian Of Ruff(CD, Album) White House Records, White House Records WYHSCD1, WYHS CD1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WYHSLP1, WYHSL P 1, WYHS LP 1 (FREE B 1) Bay B Kane The Guardian Of Ruff(2xLP + 10", Single, Ltd) White House Records, White House Records, White House Records WYHSLP1, WYHSL P 1, WYHS LP 1 (FREE B 1) UK 1994 Sell This Version

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November 18, 2018
edited 11 months ago
referencing The Guardian Of Ruff, 2xLP + 10", Single, Ltd, WYHSLP1, WYHSL P 1, WYHS LP 1 (FREE B 1)
“The Guardian of Ruff” album

I’m pretty sure that most fans of Jungle / Drum & Bass will remember I also released an album through Whitehouse Records which was unheard of at the time for an individual artist… It was that same attitude of “break the limits coz we’re just that type” which was the driving force behind taking such a bold step, as I always wanted to be the first to do whatever it was and the release of that album “Guardian of Ruff” remains as the proudest moment of my career on a personal level.

Bay B Kane
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November 18, 2018
edited 11 months ago
referencing The Guardian Of Ruff, CD, Album, WYHSCD1, WYHS CD1
“The Guardian of Ruff” album

I’m pretty sure that most fans of Jungle / Drum & Bass will remember I also released an album through Whitehouse Records which was unheard of at the time for an individual artist… It was that same attitude of “break the limits coz we’re just that type” which was the driving force behind taking such a bold step, as I always wanted to be the first to do whatever it was and the release of that album “Guardian of Ruff” remains as the proudest moment of my career on a personal level.

Bay B Kane
nathancurry2

nathancurry2

October 22, 2018
referencing The Guardian Of Ruff, 2xLP + 10", Single, Ltd, WYHSLP1, WYHSL P 1, WYHS LP 1 (FREE B 1)
my version has an accident - record two, side 1 has the label from record 1, side 1! the tracks are correct, just the label is wrong. does anyone else have a pressing with the same issue?
jony

jony

August 15, 2017
referencing The Guardian Of Ruff, CD, Album, WYHSCD1, WYHS CD1
as I continue with my geeky and unsubstantial data about old tracks, it's worth mentioning that "Hello Darkness" is 35 seconds shorter than its first appearance on "The Returh Of Bay B Kane EP" and the track called, not without reason, "Rhythm" was released as "Quarter To Doom" on the aforementioned EP.
https://www.discogs.com/Bay-B-Kane-The-Return-Of-Bay-B-Kane/master/2627
Mr_Geese

Mr_Geese

May 4, 2014
referencing The Guardian Of Ruff, 2xLP + 10", Single, Ltd, WYHSLP1, WYHSL P 1, WYHS LP 1 (FREE B 1)

I'm pretty sure the speech sample in addictive is from the 80's horror movie from beyond
Jarlek

Jarlek

March 27, 2012
edited over 7 years ago
referencing The Guardian Of Ruff, 2xLP + 10", Single, Ltd, WYHSLP1, WYHSL P 1, WYHS LP 1 (FREE B 1)

I bought a copy of this in 1999, from Manchester's "Vinyl Exchange" for about 3 quid! The pressing quality is not as clean as Whitehouse stuff normally was, although this is probably down to the fact it's an album and has 3 tracks crammed in per side.

You'd loose that higher-end/treble when artists did this and have that grimier low-fi feel......sometimes it worked well in producing grittier affairs, but for here, truth is you can probably get the versions on their EP releases at a better quality. That said, there's no mistaking some of the bombs on offer on this release by Bay B Kane - highlights like "Rhythm" (which as originally released as Quarter To Doom..), Hello Darkness, Ravin' etc really showcase the producing talents of Kane and his fusion of Hardcore/Jungle beats and sounds.....although it's a shame the "Good Good Sensi" is not the original version but a Junglier version that seems to have been produced solely for this album and not billed as a remix. Not sure why...maybe Bay B Kane wanted a different version by 1994? Or maybe he just forgot!! :P

But for me personally; the inclusion of the bonus 10" contains the absolute highlight: Addictive.

More of a Jungle tune, it has an atmospheric approach, wild choppy breakbeats and a deep "music gets in the brain, that's what makes it feel so addictive" (or something akin..) spoken sample that really induces well with the deep synthy feel....wicked wicked track! And because it was a 10" and had a track a side, much better pressing wise than the main album's stuff. Mint music though and well worth adding to the collection for some vintage Bay B Kane bombs if this your best option!