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posted a comment on 10 Ft. Ganja Plant - 10 Deadly Shots: Vol. II. 14 days ago
Fantastic album! Litteraly every tune has a catchy organ melody which you'll be whistling along. The sound is relaxed and smooth, perfect for the whole family!
posted a comment on B-Jam - Funkula. 2 months ago
Love this tune! "Funkula" drums are so fucked up and edited it makes me laugh. They really went overboard with this. Nice breakdown in the middle with strings and marimba, let's you breath for a moment, before the 2nd drop hits you back with more bass, ... See full review
posted a comment on Tena Fly* - Bump & Grine. 2 months ago
There's also a white lable with cat # 'BUMP' with the two above tracks. Let me know if you have it for sale, thanks.
posted a comment on Spider Net - The Sleeper / Awake. 5 months ago
According to an interview with Ed Rush from 96, Spidernet was an alias for Pete Parson.

"Spidernet is Pete Parson, the guy who did all the Dee Jay Recordings and Lucky Spin stuff. The tracks were made when one night I left my skunk in the studio. Pete ... See full review
posted a comment on Kelpe - Ex-Aquarium. 5 months ago
Amazing album. There's so much sensibility, layers and surprising soundscapes. Everything sounds very welcoming to the ears - warm mix, never forcing a thing, always let things glide into the songs effortlessly. An astonishing musicality throughout the ... See full review
posted a comment on RCola - My Town / Raver Girl. 6 months ago
"Raver girl" is RCola top jungle gold. I loved the concept of those tunes, to basically let the vocals drive the song, while delivering a relatively simple but groovy backdrop. (Same went for the Chopstick Dubplate stuff.) Bass Nacho had a number of ... See full review
posted a comment on Roni Size / Reprazent - New Forms. 6 months ago
"Railing" had to be sourced from dubplate, because Roni had lost the original DAT tape. Explains the dodgy sound quality. It gives the opener that special raw flavour. Bold move.
posted a comment on Adam F - Colours. 6 months ago
Such high production values - "Music in my mind" is so strong, cheesy as it might be. Flutes, Rhodes, bass etc, they really invested into that album. You can tell they recorded at better studios then most contemporaries, which elevates the album to even ... See full review
posted a comment on Omni Trio - Music For The Next Millennium. 6 months ago
Full of great synth harmonies, piano melodies, jungle bunnie screams and inventive drum patterns. An outstanding album. It' just... what is it with all those jungle bunnies screaming "together!!", "hey hey!" or "uuuuuuuuh"? Seems they couldn't make a ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Platinum Breakz. 6 months ago
There seems to be two different vinyl pressings of this out there: one with "Day break" as A2 track, one with "Final approach". "Day break" has featured on the promo of J Majik's "Slow Motion" album and is a menacing masterpiece without a steady beat, ... See full review
posted a comment on Dillinja - So Damn Tuff / Vicious. 7 months ago
"So damn tough" is great, introduced a heavier sound by Dillinja. Earlier tracks often had intricate amen workouts (think of the "Angles Fell" EP). The Test tunes are simpler but heavier, way more compressed, too. "Vicious" was a bit reminiscent of those ... See full review
posted a comment on Dillinja - Tronik Funk / Thugs. 7 months ago
"Thugs" is amazing. The drums stomp, yet they have this relaxed funky groove. Like a ballerina dancing in heavy size 13 military boots. It's a shame Dillinja didn't explore that groove further.
"Tronik funk" is good as well, but the bassline gets a bit ... See full review
posted a comment on Cotti Vs Kromestar / King Soly - Mozart 3000 / Wicked King Of Persia. 8 months ago
"Mozart 3000" is the Cotti remix of "Heavens reject" by Iron Soul (Kromestar). Samples the intro of "O fortuna" from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, and has consequently nothing to do with Mozart.
But I guess classical music = Mozart for some, eh?!
submitted Brother Culture / Clinton Sly - Protest / Revolution Time. 8 months ago
posted a comment on Lumisokea - Transmissions From Revarsavr. 8 months ago
An assault of claustrophobically dense beats, odd time signatures I didn't even try to decifer, very organic textures and natural feel. Incomparable in its complexity, only Shackleton dwells somewhere in this realm. This is synapse fireworks for rhythm ... See full review
posted a comment on Nicolette - No Government. 8 months ago
This tune truly is a statement, bold, yet so seductive. After the revolution... no government... people would worship each other ... laughter and smiles etc. The contrast with the military-like marching drum creates tension. What now - do we march after ... See full review
posted a comment on Dorian Concept - Her Tears Taste Like Pears. 8 months ago
Slightly -just slightly- more mature than "Trilingual Dance Sexperience". Track titles drive me nuts as always with DC. A1 track is standout, very spring-like, printemps for the connaisseurs, you know! Like a tree in bloom. Subtle beauty. Where's Monet ... See full review
posted a comment on Dorian Concept - Trilingual Dance Sexperience. 8 months ago
Keyboard wizzard at his very best *over the top *add chili sauce *faster! *MORE on B-side!!
+ some of the more stomachable track titles, compared to "sandwich terror", "her tears taste like pears" or "basketball mom".
posted a comment on Harmonic 313 - EP1.. 8 months ago
It's hard enough to find words to describe music -- even harder here. Pritchard has a clarity in outlining the perimeter of his creations which is unique. Whatever style, d&b, dubstep, grime, hip hop, it always hits the spot. Dancefloor-friendly, but ... See full review
posted a comment on Oochi - Twisted Roots EP. 9 months 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. 9 months 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 months 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 months 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. 9 months 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. 9 months 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. 9 months 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). 9 months 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. 9 months 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. 9 months 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). 9 months 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. 9 months ago
submitted Tadow (2) - Stressed Out. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Leviticus - Burial. 11 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. 11 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
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posted a review of DJ Phantasy - .44 Mag / Just Waiting. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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. about 1 year ago
"Bad Amen" sounds like a DJ Trace mid 90s amen workout - tough tune.
submitted Various - Deep In The Jungle. about 1 year 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. over 2 years ago
submitted Jeans for Jesus - Jeans for Jesus. over 2 years ago
submitted Various - Sternstund Philosphie III. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Sweetie Irie, Nerious Joseph - Slimbody Jungle. over 2 years 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. over 2 years ago
The jungle remix of "Predominant" can be found on the "This is Jungle" compilation on Fashion Records.
submitted Various - This Is Jungle. over 2 years ago
submitted J57 - Landmines EP. over 2 years ago
submitted Headphones (6) - Live. over 2 years ago