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posted a comment on Oochi - Twisted Roots EP. 2 days ago
This music gives me immediate flashbacks - even 20 years later. There's a certain simplicity to these digidub compositions which maybe didn't capture the attention of the more sophisticated dub heads back in the days. It's pretty typical Rootsman stuff, ... See full review
posted a comment on DMX Krew - Come To Me. 7 days ago
Insanely good! Cheesiness that pulls right at the heart strings, and an electricity buzz right into your feet. Sing along and dream of electric sheep!
posted a comment on Ijahman* - Haile I Hymn (Chapter 1). 9 days ago
Fantastic record! The prominent electric guitar in the mix (Del Richardson of Osibisa) and lengthy arrangements make this an untypical but extremely enjoyable roots reggae record. Ijahman's voice sounds frail and sincere - when he sings of his hardship, ... See full review
posted a comment on Blackstar (2) - Tribute To Haile Selassie I King Of Kings. 9 days ago
The inner sleeves have the lyrics to sing along - now that's a first timer for a ragga jungle record!
posted a comment on Ill Blu - Meltdown EP. 18 days ago
fantastic! UKF dance floor heaters, with 'overdose' being the ruffest of the three. the progression is just insane, when you think they can't possibly they still pile on top.
posted a comment on Ellis Dee - I Believe / Lockdown. 18 days ago
"Lockdown" is the ultimate jump-up d&b anthem - if this doesn't make you "jump up and run to the dance floor" .... sirens, hip-hop samples, crazy build-up, amens and a monster bassline - an incredible rush of energy, adrenaline injected right in your ... See full review
posted a comment on Goodfellas (17) - Impact / Disorder. 18 days ago
"Impact" is a tune! The story-telling qualities of the bassline and the wonky feel set it well apart of its jump-up d&b contemporaries.
posted a comment on Makai vs Warfare - Red Weed (Rmx). 22 days ago
I only knew "Red Weed" remix from a DJ Hype set recorded from the radio. He must have played a dubplate, because after the break in the middle of the song ("as man had succumed to the martians..."), the drum & bass come back. But only for the first loop, ... See full review
posted a comment on Zenith (2) - Damaged / Immortal. 22 days ago
First heard "immortal" in a DJ Hype set I recorded from the radio. Jaw dropped... I loved that tune so much, it was so perfectly mixed into "Red Weed (Makai Remix)"... this music had a strong urban, futuristic sense to it, it smelled concrete and rubber ... See full review
posted a comment on The Prisoners Of Technology* - Vol.2. 22 days ago
Armchair junglists beware! The best and most ridiculous jump up d&b 12" ever. If the basslines on "True Born" don't make you laugh and jump for its boyish charm... your sense of humor must have frozen last winter. The B-side with "Push da button" is even ... See full review
posted a comment on Knowledge & Wisdom - Tremble / Children Of Israel (Siren Mix). 22 days ago
"Tremble" is funky as jerk chicken. The standard Terry T recipe of hip hop, funk + rasta samples works to great effect here. The drum and bassline re-combine into a mutant funk, the rasta samples give the song structure, and the whole thing bubbles on.
submitted King Casio - Szechuan Tapes Vol. 1. 23 days ago
submitted Tadow (2) - Stressed Out. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Leviticus - Burial. 2 months ago
This is definitely not a bootleg. Original legit pressing 1995. Sound quality is great. You probably picked up something else
posted a comment on Brain Killers* / Family Of Intelligence - Border Line. 2 months ago
[quote=dlb] You do have to consider that if the original mixes (even from DAT) are muddy then you are only ever going to be able to take a remaster so far. I have 2 copies of the original press and that is muddy as hell too. Also if they lifted from ... See full review
posted a comment on Oral John - Me No Wah No Bun. 5 months ago
Anyone looking to sell this PM me. Thanks. More words
posted a review of DJ Phantasy - .44 Mag / Just Waiting. 8 months ago
Hilarious bipolar sample juxtaposition here: first you're threatened to be shot and eternally immobilized ("All I got is a 44 mag, you fucking with me you go home in a bodybag"). Next a sweet woman's voice whispers to your ears "your body, your body" and ... See full review
posted a comment on Cyba Space - Search For Me / What Way To Turn. 8 months ago
"What way to turn?" When life asks for a turning point and decisions need to be taken, this song'll spin in the back of your mind. Maybe that's when you'll start to live your life??
posted a review of Undercover Artists - Agent Orange 2. 8 months ago
Simplicity is the key to this beautiful remix. It doesn't take much - some harmonies and a driving beat. The minimalistic backdrop leaves space for the vocals to develop the song, to breath and shine.
posted a comment on DJ Sketchy - Attack / Bad Amen. 8 months ago
"Bad Amen" sounds like a DJ Trace mid 90s amen workout - tough tune.
submitted Various - Deep In The Jungle. 11 months ago
submitted SternEis, Bestie (2) - Das Originale Rap-Game. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on DJ Teebee* - Black Science Labs. about 1 year ago
The mix of "Redwind" on this promo version is different to the CD version. The snare pattern is more straight, driving and really pushing the tune forward. The CD version is more photek-ish, broken and complicated, not doing a favour to the tune imo. ... See full review
submitted RKM & Ken-Y* - MasterPiece. about 1 year ago
submitted Jeans for Jesus - Jeans for Jesus. about 1 year ago
submitted Various - Sternstund Philosphie III. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Sweetie Irie, Nerious Joseph - Slimbody Jungle. about 1 year ago
Both track are remixes by the "Blackboard Junglists" (whoever that is), and can be found on this compilation:
posted a comment on Papa San / Cutty Ranks - Perdominant / Original Rude Boy. about 1 year ago
The jungle remix of "Predominant" can be found on the "This is Jungle" compilation on Fashion Records.
submitted Various - This Is Jungle. about 1 year ago
submitted J57 - Landmines EP. over 2 years ago
submitted Headphones (6) - Live. over 2 years ago
submitted Various - Wake Up '93. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Body Count (2) - Body Count. over 2 years ago
Early pressings include the closing song "Cop Killer", which was later removed after protests from conservatives throughout the US. The song was thought to fuel the civil unrests that broke out in LA after the beating up of Rodney King in 1992. Later ... See full review
submitted Pablo Moses - Revolutionary Dream. over 3 years ago
submitted Caravonica - Caravonica. over 3 years ago
submitted Unknown Artist - The Earth People. over 3 years ago
submitted EKI* Con El Italiano - Reggae Gschicht. over 3 years ago
submitted Tinguely dä Chnächt - Bar. over 3 years ago
submitted Temple Of Speed - 10 Tracks Vol. 6. over 3 years ago
submitted Prophecy Izis - Purification Time. over 3 years ago
submitted Iron Soul - Soul Music. over 3 years ago
submitted Herbie Hancock - Speak Like A Child. over 3 years ago
submitted John Meek (2) - The Kingdom Is At Hand. over 4 years ago
submitted Lowdeep* - Str8 Flush. over 4 years ago
submitted The Upsetters - Scratch The Super Ape.. over 4 years ago
submitted Daat - 1999 / Crashes. over 5 years ago
submitted Jimi Hendrix - Jimi Hendrix. over 5 years ago
posted a comment on Teebone - Hardsteppin. over 5 years ago
Some copies were stamped with DJ Stretch instead of Teebone. I've seen both versions.
submitted Herbie Hancock - Mr. Hands. over 5 years ago
submitted Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa. over 6 years ago