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posted a comment on Juice Box. over 3 years ago
Surprised there are no comments on this seminal label. Sure, it may not have had the high profile of some of the other labels at the time, but in hindsight there are some of the most forward thinking releases that were around at the time, some of which I ... See full review
posted a comment on Mark Caro - Jack It Up / Itch It Up. over 3 years ago
A solid little amen tearout and an early release from Mark 'Technical Itch' Caro. It featured on a few mixes in mid-95, but isn't really anything remarkable (at least by his standards). Got to say though - £100 for a used copy? You're having a giraffe ... See full review
posted a review of Kev Bird And The Wax Doctor* - Pt. 1. over 5 years ago
Basement was such an integral label during this transitional period. Kev Bird's superior update of the classic 'Dark Matter' is the perfect example of Basement's productions at the time - the pulsating technoid rhythm, the slithering breaks, the catchy ... See full review
posted a comment on Mark Pritchard. over 5 years ago
Nail on the head there Pistachios. He is still pushing boundaries.
posted a review of DJ Rap & Outlaw Candy - Intelligent Woman (On A Positive Vibe) / Switch. over 6 years ago
It's all about the killer b on this one for me. 'Switch' can change the feel and bring some depth when teased into any golden era jungle set.
posted a review of Subject 13 - The Uniqe Beatz EP Intense Remixes. over 6 years ago
Essential 1993 darkside release. Beats to die for.
posted a comment on Danny Breaks - Droppin' Science Volume 10. over 6 years ago
Couldn't agree more! '93-'96 had so much creativity...
posted a review of Danny Breaks - Droppin' Science Volume 06. over 6 years ago
The sound of Danny Breaks at his peak with this blazing 12". Absolutely LOVE that smooth, hooky Dramatics sample...then that monster reece sound and it's like summertime at a carnival! This was thoroughly rinsed by all the real heads throughout '95. ... See full review
posted a review of Skool Of Hard Knocks - Dressback / The Bommer. over 6 years ago
'The Bommer' is a prominent example of the ruffneck, ragga style that was doing the rounds in '95. It still brings worries to the dance 18 years later. 'Nuff said.
posted a comment on L.T.J. Bukem* - Music (Happy Raw) / Enchanted. over 6 years ago
"give me hype or krome & time anyday of the week (as long as its not sunday morning.....ouch my head!)."

Sunday morning is the BEST time to listen to jungle....."oooh the noisy music makes my brain hurt"....pussyclart

posted a review of L.T.J. Bukem* - Music (Happy Raw) / Enchanted. over 6 years ago
A definite opinion splitter, even back then. Whilst I agree that Bukem began to become too insular as the scene began to fragment, (some of his bland post '93/'94 output certainly fits the accusations some have made here), the man was making tunes played ... See full review
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posted a comment on Bounty Killaz - Do It Now! (Pulse Remix) / Do It Again!. over 6 years ago
Baffingly low rating for this one. The Pulse remix of 'Do It Now' is the one for me here; it always got a great reaction when played out. Testament to this is the fact that it appears on plenty of classic era mixtapes by everyone from Ratty to Fabio. A ... See full review
posted a comment on Photek - Natural Born Killa EP. over 6 years ago
Nail on the head my friend! Those were amazing times. 'The Rain' is still a personal favourite Photek track.
posted a review of Hopa & Bones - Mystical Horns / So Sweet. over 6 years ago
One of the most unfathomably DEEP rollers of the era....it feels timeless too, as i am absolutely certain that 'Mystical Horns' would still tear up any modern dancefloor. Hard to believe this is 18 years old. Modern producers take note.

Man, i miss this ... See full review
posted a comment on D.J. Fokus* - I Want / Pulse. over 6 years ago
His videos beat staring at a label for five minutes though...i like 'em!
posted a comment on Trinity - Gangsta / I Selassie I. over 6 years ago
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posted a review of Bukem* & The Peshay* - 19.5. over 6 years ago
Top-tier release from GLR here. Absolutely caned by all the progressive DJ heads back in the day. For me, it's all about '19.5 Reprisal'. The impeccable, bad-boy rolling drum edits, the simple but effective subs, the elevating lead, the soaring pads; all ... See full review
posted a review of Doc Scott / Rufige Kru - VIP Drumz / VIP Riders Ghost (The Origin). over 6 years ago
As DJMK1 has already stated, this release is something of a strange artifact. I first heard both of these tracks in a Grooverider set from a tape pack release back in mid-1993(!). They are indicative of the experimental and creative heights that some ... See full review
posted a review of Alex Reece - Pulp Fiction / Chill Pill. over 6 years ago
Throughout late 1994 and into 1995, there were the beginnings of a radical production shift within the Jungle/Drum & Bass scene. I remember this sound being quite divisive at the time.

For better or worse, the intricately chopped breaks, murky rave ... See full review