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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Blog to the Oldskool Radio tonight

June 28th, 2015

Blog to the Oldskool Radio is on tonight, 5pm EST/10pm UK on jungletrain.net. Tim is still sorting out his connectivity issues so I’m going solo tonight. Nothing too shocking or conceptual this time, same vibe as last show – one or two nice new purchases though which I’m looking forward to playing, as well as some “? – ?” surprises. So if you want to check those, lock in live and jump in that chat at http://tinyurl.com/jungletrainchat.

Blog to the Oldskool Radio – June 14th 2015

June 17th, 2015

Here’s one of the two sets from Jungletrain on Sunday. Big thanks to everyone who locked in live. Unfortunately, Tim Reaper’s set had some setbacks due to wonky RCA cables, so he didn’t want his set posted. Here’s mine, which was meant to be an hour long but the next DJs got held up so it ended up being two hours. Because of that, the first hour is a lot more frantic since I was trying to squeeze lots of tunes in, then it eases back for the second.

Tracklisting:

  1. EQ Addict – Untitled [Funky Junky]
  2. Dark & Moody Volume 2 [Dark & Moody]
  3. D.O.P.E. – Dope on Plastic (Original Rugged Mix) [Rugged Vinyl]
  4. Imposter – The Chant [II Strong]
  5. Point Blank & Sweetness – Drummers From Hell [Scientific Wax]
  6. DJ Hype & Ganja Max – Rinse Out the Sound [Ganja]
  7. <<<<<
  8. Concept 2 – Life Line [Liftin Spirits]
  9. Tap Throw – Well of Souls [Modified Magic]
  10. Heavyweight – Vol 2 [Heavyweight]
  11. Dynamic Duo – Shadow Revamp [Dee Jay]
  12. Artificial Intelligence – Get Down [Electric Aura]
  13. T Power – Cry [4th World Order]
  14. Adrien Blunt – Commence the Science [Black & White]
  15. Mark Caro – Jack It Up [Blast]
  16. Photek – Resolution [Photek Productions]
  17. >>>>
  18. Boymerang – Autumnal [Leaf]
  19. Sub Zero – Hardcore Sh** [Starseed Communications]
  20. <<<<
  21. Unknown Artist – Hold Me [Zulu]
  22. Vext – Recognition [Outstanding Productions]
  23. Sedzy – Go Ina It [Flex]
  24. M-Beat – Free [Renk]
  25. Atomic Dog – Break It Down [Deep Thought]
  26. Formula 7 & Easy Bass – Essence [Quayside]
  27. Immortal Minds – Flux [Reinforced]
  28. Unknown Artist – Untitled [Cult]
  29. Mixrace + Proton Iso Space – Kings [Timeless]
  30. Strictly Dub – Finger Fings [Back II Back]
  31. Princess – Say I’m Your Number 1 [Labello/PWL]
  32. <<<<<<<<
  33. Invisible Man – Beginning (Inner Space Mix) [Code 001]
  34. Eddie & Harri – Cali Weed [One Touch]
  35. Undercover Elements – Untitled [Shooting Ghost Productions]
  36. SOR – Peace Sign (Rogue Unit Remix) [Labello Blanco]
  37. Dave Charlesworth – Guinness Track
  38. Vibes + Wishdokta – Hey DJ [Asylum]
  39. New Jack Pimps – Good Times [Labello/PWL]
  40. DJ Kev – Happy Trax Vol 2 [Happy Trax / Formation]
  41. Eddie -Intelligent Drummer (Steve Gurley Remix) [One Touch]
  42. Asylum – Desire [Metalheadz]
  43. DJ Nut Nut – Press Up VIP
  44. DJ Rap & Voyager – Mad Up [Proper Talent]
  45. J Majik – Your Sound VIP (Digital & Photek Remix)

MIXCLOUD

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Radioactive Kids – Forever

June 11th, 2015

It’s been a few years since I posted a Radioactive Kids related tune, so here’s one that gets a bit overlooked in comparison to the other releases on the label. It’s a bit later on (95) and isn’t as dark or tearout as some of the other tunes I like on there, but it hits that sweet spot between rough and smooth. Laid back melodies combine with chunky, dense, nicely layered breaks which are a little bit more crusty than I’d expect for this kind of tune (but that totally adds to the charm and gives it a bit of a “tough” edge). Discogs has this listed as being by Interception, aka Alex Reece and DJ Pulse, aka the crew behind that “Let Me Know” tune . This would make sense as Alex Reece had at least one other record on the label explicitly credited to him. But the artist on the sleeve is also listed as “A. Wilson”, so not sure if this Interception is another artist altogether, or if Interception was an alias Alex, Pulse and a few other people shared (similar to how Sub Love + Citadel of Kaos personnel changed on diff releases) Regardless, it’s a wicked tune and definitely one to grab!


Interception – Forever

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Blog to the Oldskool Radio May 31 2015

June 5th, 2015

Here are the sets from Sunday’s Blog to the Oldskool radio show on Jungletrain. I’m definitely enjoying these one hour each b2b radio show weeks a lot now. It’s fun to get to hear Tim’s selection, plus trying to fit whatever tunes we have into one hour vs two prob makes the sets more “action packed”. Due to last minute craziness this week I forgot to press “record” for Tim’s set so the first 20 minutes are missing, thanks to PostManDNB for reminding me to press record or I may have forgotten for the whole set!
If you like these, lock in a week from Sunday, next radio show is June 14th.
Tim Reaper – BTTO Radio May 31st 2015

  1. Kenetic – Girl If Ever (The ’94 Lick) [Boogie Beat]
  2. Nookie – Give A Little Love (’94 Remix) [Reinforced]
  3. Destroy – Let The Bass Kick [Gyroscope]
  4. Funki Porcini – King Ashbanapal (Dillinja Remix) [Ninja Tune]
  5. Original Vibes & Hellrazor – Feel You [Breakthrough]
  6. Studio Pressure – Jump MkII [Certificate 18]
  7. Family Of Intelligence & Vernon Smith – The Seed [Kemet]
  8. Fallen Angels – Hello Lover (Desired State Bad Boy Snare Mix) [IQ]
  9. Slipmatt – Breaking Free [Awesome]
  10. Doc Scott – V.I.P. Drumz [Metalheadz]
  11. Simon Bassline Smith – Distinction [Legend]
  12. Safari Sounds – Long Time Coming [Droppin’ Science]
  13. Fourth Dimension – Sun Vibes [White House]
  14. FBD Project – Terminate [Bang-In Tunes]
  15. Nut-E-1 – Underwater Fireworks (Remix) [Bear Necessities]
  16. Ment 4 Bass – Strings Free [Liquid Wax]
  17. The Advent – Bad Boy [Internal]


Tim Reaper – BTTO Radio May 31st 2015 by Devnull on Mixcloud



As usual, for my hour I rerecorded minus the shoutouts / ID’s / voiceovers… still hate the sound of my voice recorded though it’s fun to give shouts live.
Dev/Null – BTTO Radio May 31st 2015

  1. The Foot Soldier – And In Your Eyes [Blipton Factor]
  2. Tayla – Bang the Drum [Good Looking]
  3. M.A.D. – Drum Dance [Mental and Dangerous Records]
  4. Ellis Dee Feat Tera – Can’t Believe It’s Real [Silent Justice Records]
  5. Underground Software – Roll XTC
  6. Art of Intelligence – Rolling [Basement]
  7. Synthetics – Bogelist [Certificate 18]
  8. Aurora- Shaun’s Revenge [Aurora Records]
  9. Jim Polo – Dark Phantasy’s [Dark Horse]
  10. Tango – Future Followers [Formation]
  11. Made to Menace – Pitch Black [Troublesome]
  12. W. Wilson – Tribal Blast [Future Recordings]
  13. Dark Mark – Untitled (Knowledge And Wisdom) [F Project]
  14. Stooge – Untitled
  15. No__e Factory – Supreme Knowledge [Third Party]
  16. DJ Spice – The Groove [Soapbar]
  17. Mad Ragga Jon + Stetly – Fall Down on Me [Mad House Records]
  18. DJ Hype – Dreams [Suburban Base]
  19. Deceptive Jon – The Confession (Overlord Mix) [Deceptive Records]
  20. Stooge & Fats – What I Need (Flyboy Mix)
  21. FBD Project – Breakin Up [Bang-In Tunes]
  22. Dillinja – Steal The Way [Cybotron]
  23. Freestyle + DJR – Ten44 [Awesome]
  24. Xenophobia – Subsoniq
  25. Bizzy B – Slow Jam [Whitehouse]


Devnull – BTTO Radio May 31st 2015 by Devnull on Mixcloud

Criminal Minds Recordings releases out digitally

May 24th, 2015


Good news for fans of classic Criminal Minds stuff – a bunch of their releases are in the process of being put out digitally, remastered by Macc/Subvert Mastering! So far it’s mostly been the hip hop EPs and albums, some of which are quite rare and pricey (Tales from the Wasteland goes for serious cash on discogs), however they snuck inthe Criminal EP in there which is an essential slice of 92 hardcore:


Really doesn’t get better than that EP – grab a copy and check all the releases put out so far below:
TCM Recordings Releases

Also, be sure to check the interview I did with Spatts of Criminal Minds some years back

Elis Dee feat Tera – Can’t Believe It’s Real

May 23rd, 2015

Here’s a personal favorite from 1993. Ellis Dee really killed it from 92-95: the Ellis Dee Project, Rhythm Section stuff, those Whitehouse + related jungle eps. This is one of my favorites, done in conjunction with Tera aka Tobie of Serial Killaz. It was quite hard to pick a side to post – the flip is a choice extremely dark and moody 93 amen track. But this tune’s got to be the one – the break and feel are just a bit more distinctive and it sits nicely between either dark or melodic tunes.

Using the same sample as Potential Badboy – “Work the Box” (possibly sampling from it? someone please clue me in) but adding more elements on top including a little nice melody and a vocal sample saying “I, I can’t believe it’s real, I can’t believe it’s happening”. It’s pretty overlooked in comparison to some of his other 93-95 singles which can fetch a bit of cash, so well worth nabbing if you like your 93s.


Ellis Dee Feat Tera – Can’t Believe It’s Real

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Dev/Null – BTTO Radio May 17th 2015

May 22nd, 2015

Big thanks to everyone who has checked and liked Tim’s radio show from last Sunday. It was a great show and seems people are loving it!! Almost afraid to post mine now since it’s a bit weirder and much more grimy sounding, but here you go – an hour of TONS of unknown or underplayed stuff (alongside a few big jams), this time with full tracklist as per chatroom request. No mystery “?” tunes to be posted later. I hope people enjoy, as usual if this is your bag please feel free to like/reshare/spread the word.

  1. Alien & Monster – Prophecy 95
  2. DR S Gachet – Remember the Roller [Labello Blanco]
  3. Da Untouchablez – Beat Dis [Yes]
  4. Steve C & Tracker D – Tranquility [Hyper]
  5. Foul Play – Beats Track [Moving Shadow]
  6. DJ Levi – Untitled 1
  7. Voyager – Knowledge [Lucky Spin]
  8. Richie Covers – Jungle Rush 94 [Blue Ocean]
  9. DJ Vibes – Get Hi [Asylum]
  10. Pilgrim & Sammy – Life on Cyber Side [Three Scars]
  11. Notorious – Feel Love [Production House]
  12. Dangerous Liasonz – Danger Ride [Safari Sounds]
  13. Pascal – Meantime [Tearin Vinyl]
  14. Luger – Pass Agent [Leaf]
  15. Dem 2 Ruff – Untitled
  16. DJ Sphinx – Feel Good [Treble X]
  17. Eternal Bass – Deep Sensation [Volatile]
  18. Wild Pitch – Wilderness 2
  19. Bay B Kane – Dark Zone [Whitehouse]
  20. Dark Energy – Black Strategy [Underground Resistance]
  21. Dubtronix – Feelin [Heavy Duty]
  22. P-Funk – Expandin Minds [Frontline]
  23. Kut D – Time to Get Serious [Heavy Duty]
  24. Swift + Zinc – Krazed [Brain Progression]
  25. Neil Trix & Danny Mills – Pearls [Bang-In Tunes]
  26. Primary Motive – Unknown
  27. Darkest Knight & MC Duke – Just 4 U (Vocal Mix) [Hard Disk]
  28. Akustic Research – Original Silencer [Vinyl Addiction]
  29. 1: This tune recorded off an ancient cassette tape so sound is still a bit rough… more info on it soon!
    2: Thanks to Gorn for pointing this one out

    Mixcloud

    Devnull – BTTO Radio May 17th 2015 by Devnull on Mixcloud

Tim Reaper – Blog to the Oldskool Radio May 19th 2015

May 19th, 2015

Sunday’s radio shows were quite fun, and I managed to record them both this week. Here’s Tim’s show from the first hour – he played a fine assortment of 93-95s, including some really well dug more common tracks, some serious obscurities and a couple unreleased tunes. Good stuff Tim!

Tracklisting

  1. Maestro – To The Edge Of Panic [Certificate 18]
  2. Noise Factory – Can You Feel The Rush [Ibiza]
  3. Ruff II Rugged – Envious (Killer Drums) [Production House]
  4. Secret Motion – Lose Her (Representations Of Beatz Mix) [Labello Blanco]
  5. Smith Inc – Change [Absolute Zero]
  6. DJ Crystl – Paradise [Dee Jay]
  7. DJ Trace & Ed Rush – Untitled
  8. Skool Of Hard Knocks – The Bommer [Sonic]
  9. Flynn & Flora – Flowers [Independent Dealers]
  10. JB & Asend – Let It Go [Back 2 Basics]
  11. Mad Dog – Rumblism (Remix) [Underdog]
  12. Ravers Choice – Vol. 1A [Ravers Choice]
  13. Unknown Artist – Vol. 3A [Street Beats]
  14. Vivid Dreams – Rise Up [Deconstruction]
  15. Cool Hand Flex – Melody Madness (Roni Size Remix) [De Underground]
  16. DJ Solo & DJ Aura – Gone Clear [Flavour Vinyl]
  17. DJ Harmony – High Rise
  18. DJ Flatliner – Just Stop [Liftin’ Spirit]
  19. Original Vibes – Fever (Do It Right) [Spinnin’ Vynal]
  20. Source Direct – The Cult (The Initiation Test) [Razors Edge]
  21. Ninja Man – Jungle Move (Remarc Remix) [Street Tuff]
  22. Just Intelligence – How Many Ways [Strictly Underground]
  23. Dillinja & Bryan Gee – Bad Man (Amen Mix) [V]
  24. Jonny L – Sam [XL]

Here’s the mixcloud version:

Tim Reaper – BTTO Radio May 17th 2015 by Devnull on Mixcloud

Ice One – Jungle Groove

May 9th, 2015

As mentioned in yesterday’s tracklist, here’s an “unknown” tune from the last Blog to the Oldskool set. It contrasts nicely with that first tune (Dom + Roland “bells”), which is just an amazing, well produced classic jungle tune that is well known and somewhat in demand these days for very good reason (you don’t see copies of D+R #2 for sale online often) In comparison, this tune is about as far to the outer regions of nerdiness / anorak diminishing returns as a tune can get. I found it by complete accident in a Boston record store recently. Pretty uneventful record scrounging day with no scores, had to watch in horror as some random college kid dredged up a great condition original press of Steve Poindexter “Work That MF” for $3 in a crate I hadn’t gotten to yet. Ouch. As a last ditch attempt to buy something, I saw an interesting yellow label 90’s looking record in the dollar bin. Mid 90’s Italian instrumental hiphop? Might as well, at the very least there’d be some decent breakbeats on it. I got the record home and, lo and behold… jungle track on B1:

Pretty skeletal tune, super crusty sounding breaks, a few samples (The “hippity hop” gets quite grating but the breakdown and beats etc are fine), etc. As is the point of the whole record, very much just a beats track for mixing etc, not a long-lost criminally underrated jungle masterpiece. Still, it’s kind of funny that even sometimes when you can’t find jungle records, jungle records can find you.

Since this whole EP is available for sale digitally through Amazon, Itunes, and streamable on Spotify etc) I’m not posting a direct link. Here’s the discogs link though, in case any of you collect mid 90’s instrumental hiphop or want to be the second dj ever to play it in jungle sets on vinyl:

Ice One – Fat Beats Vol 1