Devnull – BTTO Radio July 26th 2015

July 29th, 2015

Here’s my set from Sunday, still waiting on Tim’s tracklisting for his.
This was a really fun 92 session, pretty different from the more jungley sets that have mostly been on the show the past while. Lots of tunes which either are a bit too well known for me to usually play when I’m in full nerd mode, or are obscure gems I’ve posted on the blog over the past 8 years or so and played in the past.


Tracklisting:

  1. Jem 77 – Forbidden Planet [21 Records]
  2. Cosmic Brian – Hardcore Helmet [Ruff Quality]
  3. PB – New Style [I___A]
  4. Seven Tribes – Untitled [Whitelabel]
  5. Hedgehog Affair – These are the Sounds of House [Basement]
  6. Krome & Time – Manic Stampede [Suburban Base]
  7. Awesome 3 – Headstrong [Entity]
  8. S&A – Volume 1 [Homegrown]
  9. Macka Brown – Princess of the Posse EP [Not on Label]
  10. Rhythm For Reasons – The Grand National (Tango Remix) [Formation]
  11. Anthill Mob – Revenge of the Hooded Claw [Vinyl Connection]
  12. Tom and Jerry – We Can Be Free [Tom & Jerry]
  13. Diplomat – Here Comes Mongo [Immunity Records]
  14. The Joint Project – Total Feeling [Soapbar]
  15. Manix – Alright Wid Me [Reinforced]
  16. The First Installment – Unknown [Entity]
  17. DR S Gachet – Full Monty Boyz [Labello Blanco]
  18. 2 Da Core – Rub A Dub [Paranoid Music]
  19. Vibe Tribe – Mars Needs Women (Seduction Remix) [KVA / 92 Retro]
  20. Defiance – Hand in Hand [Not on Label]
  21. Techno Skins – Outcry EP [Not on Label]
  22. Cosmo & Dibs – Xultation [Moving Shadow]
  23. DJ Dynamic & Phuturistic – Kicked Into Orbit [Bass Zone]
  24. War Dance – Wardance [F Project]
  25. DJ Exodus & Woody – A Classic Skank [Skeleton]
  26. Mega City 2 – Nightcrawler (Rude Boy Bass Mix) [Extra Terrestrial]

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Blog to the Oldskool Radio this Sunday

July 25th, 2015

Tim and I are back this Sunday with Blog to the Oldskool Radio. I’m going to do some 92,93 stuff to open – more fun sort of tunes rather than super jungley stuff. Tim will follow with, erm, whatever he wants, I assume 93-9? This Sunday, 5pm EST/ 10pm UK on Jungletrain.net.

Sniper – Face

July 23rd, 2015

This is a nice tune I’ve kept off the blog since I figured I’d eventually chuck it in a mix… may still put it in my next (non jungletrain) mix, but figure it’s a nice one to share since it’s cheap, underplayed AND absolutely lovely. Spotlight was an awesome label (sublabel of Basement) which put out a variety of good EPs by some lesser known but great artists. Releases like the Bassline Tune, which I already posted, an EP by Spatts of Criminal Minds, etc. In this case, the artist name might be unfamiliar, but the artists behind it aren’t: Roger Johnson, someone who didn’t produce too many tunes (mainly stuff on Basement and assorted labels) but who was a VERY influential and popular DJ in that era, alongside Scott-Free, of “Street Fighting” EP on Basement / The White Lightning EP (done alongside Ron Wells), etc. This is a B-side gem for sure – the beats aren’t too crazy, pretty steppy and subdued, in a proto-post-97 style almost. But the melody is great, as are the vocals which I hope sound a bit familiar if you check this site often.

Sniper – Face

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As I said, this one is easy to pick up cheap second-hand. While you’re at it, check out The BASEMENT RECORDS online store for some fresh merch and reissues/releases. I’ve spent quite a bit with them past few months, dunno if I can keep it up but the merch I’ve gotten so far is excellent and of good quality (that hooded sweatshirt w/ the red inner lining is extra nice!!)

New (Old) Release Roundup

July 21st, 2015

OK, this has been long in the making, been slack about writing about new releases since it’s usually not my thing but, due to delays w/ the next 8205 release(s) getting sorted, at the very least I should give props to some of the other great labels putting out stuff.

First up is a new Invisible Man Release – The Journey. This is a wicked tune which I’ve played once or twice on b2os radio, which is finally seeing the light of day on wax alongside another released-but-hard-tof ind track of his.

Speaking of 7th Storey, here’s a nice EP of “New Oldskool” which I’ve got a track on…. don’t mind that though, it’s actually a damn good record!! Great tunes by FX, Fringe and Breakbeat Scientist, it’s one I’m confident I’d be excited about even if my track wasn’t on here.

In the “so good I’m practically angry I didn’t find these tunes first” category, here’s an absurdly good EP by Green Bay Wax, featuring 4 unreleased Darkman tunes from 95. Really really sick tracks on this, Kid Lib really hit a gold mine being in touch w/ this guy. It’s kind of crazy to think there are still tracks like this sitting around on DAT (Any producers reading this from back then, do get in touch if you have any stuff like this as I’m still trying to sort next 8205 releases!)




Next up, a track by Sy which is a lost classy Basement-esque jam. I’ve played it a few times but sad to admit, all I had was an old mp3 of it from some digi site years ago. Here it’s been remastered with a track by the label owner Jedi on the flip.




Though these tunes are new, this Hungry Tiger remixes EP contains some excellent jams including a remix by this sites own Tim Reaper. One to grab for sure!! (I’m buying my copy today)




Likewise, gotta give a shout to my jungletrain schedule neighbor, Code / Subtle Audio for this release on his sublabel BUSTLE BEATS. Ace modern subvert central style DNB stuff, reminds me a bit of Mendalayev. Basically any dnb track that has #choppage and #edits as tags is probably going to be up my alley, and this is no exception.




Two more jungletrain compatriots, MartianMan and Double O feature on this EP, still waiting to nab a copy but really heavy stuff:

I’d also post the Equinox release on that label which absolutey killed it, but that’s sold out as far as I can tell – prices already rising on Discogs!! Might want to nab before it gets too much.



Here’s a release I think went under most people’s Radar, not sure how I even remember how I found it… a hitherto unreleased album from Loggi (SOUR, Emotif), written back in 95 when major labels had dollar signs in their eyes for this “jungle” stuff, which never saw the light of day until now. There’s a couple of more percussive less melodic tunes on this which sound really good, definitely planning to play a track next show:




Arguably the best jungle album of all time in my view, (I’m sure some will disagree but you’re wrong) T Power’s “Self Evident Truth” is getting a digital remaster/ digital release. No plans for vinyl but T Power has mentioned how much better it sounds now, and this is a guy who knows his engineering so it’s definitely worth picking up. Still on preorder only, but it’s “name your own price” starting at $1. Don’t cheap out though – even though it’s digital, if you’re like me you’ve already gotten more more than $10-20 worth of plays out of this album over the years, so here’s a chance to kick a little something back to the producer!



Well, that’s not everything, but I think that’s quite a few of them? If anyone is seeing this and angry i haven’t included their release, please keep in mind this is being done completely off the top of my head, so let me know what I’ve missed and maybe I’ll feature more at a future date. There’s also some wicked stuff coming soon from the Hard Store both digital and vinyl wise, can’t seem to find links for it yet but another one of my favorite jungle albums is about to get a repress…. more word on that soon!

Tim Reaper – BTTO Radio July 12th 2015

July 21st, 2015

Finally, Tim’s set from 2 Sundays ago!! Was waiting on him for the tracklisting. Really nice tunes in this one, including some exclusive / upcoming stuff at the end. Be sure to lock for both of us this Sunday, different tunes but same deal

Tracklisting

  1. Top Buzz – The Wok [Basement]
  2. DJ Crystl – Let It Roll (Remix) [Lucky Spin]
  3. Future Primitive – Swift Half (Vibes & Wishdokta Remix) [Kniteforce]
  4. Jim Polo & Neil Vass – Rolling Energy (DJ SS Drum & Bass Mix) [Dark Horse]
  5. Subnation – Somebody Always Dies [Future Vinyl]
  6. Teebone – Sunshine [Stone Villager]
  7. A-Sides – Murder (Time To Get Busy Mix) [Strictly Underground]
  8. Origination – The Statement [Species]
  9. Mad Dog – Monged Out [Underdog]
  10. DJ Solo – Axis [Production House]
  11. Urban Wax – You Take Me Up [Urban Wax]
  12. Kenny Ken – The Pied Piper (AWOL VIP Mix) [Ministry Of Sound]
  13. Jay Parkes & Tone-E-G – Soundboy (Remix) [Pin High]
  14. Renegade – Basskick [Aim 2 Pleez]
  15. ?? – ??
  16. Tom & Jerry – Mousetrap (Dangerous) [Tom & Jerry]
  17. Bay B Kane – Attack II Turbo [Spandangle Selection]
  18. Combination 2 – Don’t Stop [Active]
  19. Tango & Fallout – Positive Chaos (Essence Of Aura VIP) [Sublogic]
  20. Lemon D – Don’t Make Me Wait [Conqueror]
  21. DJ Dextrous & Rude Boy Keith – Jungle Theme [Suburban Base]
  22. Red One – Alive ‘N’ Kickin [Liftin’ Spirit]
  23. Darkman – Deeper [Green Bay Wax Dub]
  24. Equinox – ?? [Sci Wax Retro Dub]

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Devnull – Blog to the Oldskool Radio July 12th 2015

July 13th, 2015

Here’s the set from last night. Tim’s set will follow tomorrow or as soon as he sends me the tracklisting.
Last night was pretty fun, nice to be back splitting 2 hours instead of doing a full 2 hour set. My set was heavy on the nerdy stuff but still some gems I think? Thanks to everyone who locked in live and was in the chat!


Tracklisting:

  1. Unknown Artist – Untilted [Not on Label]
  2. Wriggler – Untitled [Upfront]
  3. Unknown Artist – Enter the Bad Boy
  4. MC Duke – The Journey [Hard Disk]
  5. Scientist – New Style [Kickin]
  6. Bay B Kane – On a Star [Kikman]
  7. ? – ?
  8. Out Cast – Protocol Roll [Street Beats]
  9. LJT & Stylist – Like A Drug [Touch And Go]
  10. Half Breed & Redneck – Selecta [24K]
  11. DJ Ham – Higher [Kniteforce]
  12. EQ – Dubwize
  13. DJ Fokus – I Want [Lucky Spin]
  14. JB & Asend – Let It Go (Edit) [Back to Basics]
  15. The Guyver – Feel [Reinforced]
  16. Run Tings & Liftin’ Spirits – Come Easy [Suburban Base]
  17. Jack Ruby – Ocean Dreams [Knowledge]
  18. X-Files – Vol 2 [Basement]
  19. ? – ?
  20. Mayhem – Inesse (Ray Keith Remix) [Face]
  21. BV – Vision [World Bass]
  22. DJ Crystl – King of the Beats [Moving Shadow]
  23. Law & Auder – It’s Alright [Slammin Wrecx]
  24. Regulators- Top Gun VIP
  25. Dub War – Pain (Ninj’s Militant And Manic Version) [BeastWax]

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DJ Massive – Final Conflict

July 13th, 2015

I’ve posted plenty of stuff by DJ Massive before, both the DJ Massive C one (aka Alan from Elementz of Noize) and Roy Lasprilla. Not 100% sure which one did this, I’m guessing Alan due to the Smokey Joe remixes of this EP and the association between those two? Either way, this is another quality EP under that name, this time in a 1995 ragga jungle style and on Conqueror (best known for their Lemon D and Dillinja releases). There’s nothing shocking in play here, just a wicked steppy intro (great for mixing) coupled with ragga vocals, dropping into a well engineered amen and weighty bass. The production is a bit harsh for a 95 tune, sounds a bit more 94 than 95 to me…. but since I love both 94 and 95, that’s definitely not a bad thing. Not as cheap as other stuff posted here but still more of a moderate priced tune these days than some 80 pound Jet Star or Slam! release. Definitely worth checking out, as are the rest of the “Dance Hall Massive” EPs

DJ Massive – Final Conflict

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Ha Rei Ha – Jungle Melody (Jungle Mix)

July 5th, 2015

I’ve been on a bit of a bhangra jungle kick lately, though more the concept than the implementation – a lot of the tracks I’ve heard so far are pretty lacking in the jungle execution. That Indian Posie tune by Lloydie Crucial is great though, and I like this one a fair bit (which I’ve uploaded to youtube, though it’s set to unlisted for now so only people who check this blog get to see it). Here the MC’ing could be a bit better (or omitted altogether), but the breaks and music are all solid. It kind of just fades out the end, but that’s OK. Aside from this tune, there’s at least one other decent jungle track on this (an amen tune), though again the MC’ing isn’t my favorite. Still, kind of interesting record, and I’m literally the only person with it in my “haves” on discogs right now, so that must count for something, right?? (to me it does, not to anyone else).


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World Dance July 31st 1993 Video

July 4th, 2015

Here’s a nice rave video I haven’t seen before, from the World Dance party July 31st 1993. Thanks to Paul in the BCJ group on facebook for posting it! As far as I can tell there’s no live PAs or other audio-video synced bits of note, however there’s a lot of nice tunes and good clips from the party.

Getto Youth – Untitled (Jet Star)

July 3rd, 2015

Here’s an underrated whitelabel that used to get played by Brockie and Randall, but I don’t really hear many people playing now. I think maybe Ben Nebkins pointed me to it? Or maybe I grabbed it on my own, I forget now. Either way, it’s not one that would stand out if you’re looking for the craziest, most mashed up or hands in the air tunes out there. Instead, it’s slightly more understated, with this B side being my pick of the two tracks. Utilizing classic vocal snippets from Candi Stanton (also used in Altern8 – Infiltrate 202) and Jocelyn Brown (as in Bizarre Inc – I’m gonna get you), this B side gives us slower, chuggy hardcore with layered breaks, snare rushes, bleeps and bells. Good stuff that stands the test of time well.


Unknown Artist – Untitled (Getto Youth A2)

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