DJ Zinc ‎– Volume Eight

Ganja Records ‎– GAN012
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM




Runout groove reads: "SIMON THE EXCHANGE"

Track A samples:
Vocals from DJ Flexx - The Water Dance (Live)
Vocal from Mad Skillz - The Nod Factor

Track B samples:
Vocal from Method Man - Release Yo' Delf

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GAN 012 DJ Zinc Volume 8(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Ganja Records GAN 012 UK 1996 Sell This Version
GAN 012 DJ Zinc Volume 8(12", Promo, TP, W/Lbl) Ganja Records GAN 012 UK 1996 Sell This Version



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January 27, 2011
Before Crack House and Bingo (and Beats by Design for that matter) Zinc was producing what can only be described as 'tearin' dancefloor smashers' like this double a-sider on Ganja.Of course it's often been mentioned that jungle owes a massive debt to hip hop, and this is true to some extent, but whether U.S. producers could've made the exciting step towards jungle without the U.K. rave influence is open to debate.
Anyway, back to the record. Both sides seem to bridge the gap between clean and rough production very well, and the basslines have a real nice bounce to them which references dub and reggae as much as it does hip hop. Of course there was a tremendous amount of releases at this time on Ganja and sometimes it was difficult to pick out the wheat from the chaff. Overall though the standard was very high and what was a definate feature of releases such as this one was the juxtaposition between chilled atmospherics and the high intensity of the amen break and bass. This is a vital element of what makes drum and bass and jungle work which is often forgotten about today - for the impact of a drop to work you need a lighter interlude beforehand!