Unreleased Voyager tunes from 99/2000

August 27th, 2015

I just noticed Pete Parsons / Voyager recently put up 3 tunes on soundcloud which were written back in 1999-2000 but never released. Best of all, they’re currently downloadable. Very nice stuff!! Be sure to add him on there to see any future tracks he posts

Devnull – BTTO Radio August 23rd 2015

August 26th, 2015

Here’s my set from Sunday, rerecorded since I forgot to record it during the show (doh! reformatted PC and forgot to install stream ripping software – sorting that for next show, I promise)
Lots of dark and moody 93-94 stuff, including a bunch of fresh (re)releases still available for sale, which are linked to below.

Tracklisting

  1. Skanna – This Way [Keeping Vinyl Alive]
  2. Ominous – Clairvoyance
  3. DJ Sy – Too Much Sense [Jedi Recordings]
  4. Cool Hand Flex – Let It Rip [U No Dat]
  5. Easy M – The Power Within [Global Syndicut]
  6. Lewi & Brainkillers – Crackhead [Vibe Alive]
  7. Siege – Deep (Part 1) [Soundscape]
  8. Jumpin Jack Frost – Pornography [F Project]
  9. Studio II – Beware
  10. Static Substance – Mind Games [Impact]
  11. DJ Exodus – Ear My Sound [Skeleton]
  12. Tunnel Vision – Dark Secrets [Labello Blanco]
  13. Grooverider – Inta Style
  14. Truper – Vol 1A [Basement Reissue]
  15. Jack Smooth & Wax Doctor – New Direction 93 mix [Basement]
  16. Lee + Tango – Solutions [Legend]
  17. Light & Dark – Phantasy (Dark Mix) [Deep Seven] -thanks to Eddie Timewarp for requesting this during the show
  18. Justice – Sooth My Soul (Bay B Kane Remix) [Whitehouse]
  19. Section 47 – Bumbo Claat [Tera]
  20. Truper – 3A [Basement Reissue]
  21. Rhythm For Reasons – The Love Statement [Formation]
  22. Fat Controller – In Complete Darkness [Uphoria Records]

Devnull – BTTO Radio August 24th 2015 by Devnull on Mixcloud

Blog to the Oldskool Radio Tomorrow night

August 22nd, 2015

BTTO Radio back tomorrow night! Tim and I are doing an hour each this weekend. It’s been a month since I’ve been on so I’ve got a LOT of fun stuff to play – the new Skanna + Truper reissues, plus lots of other new-to-me stuff including a few R@RE / secret things, etc. Tim’s got some extra nice amens this week, even more amen-y than his usual amens. Amens in your amens so you can amen while you amen etc etc.

Sunday 5pm EST/ 10pm UK time on Jungletrain.net
Chat at tinyurl.com/jungletrainchat (or check the jungletrain site for direct IRC link).

As usual some extra info in the chat / for people who tune in live, including the secret IDs, and lots of idiotic banter of course :)

Also, sorry I’ve been letting the non-radio part of this site languish… my PC was dead for a while, then my laptop died, finally just got them both working. I do have some nice interviews in the works which should hopefully be posted next few weeks, so keep an eye out! Since things are a bit less frequent on here, best way to keep in touch (if you don’t do RSS) is to follow the facebook and twitter accounts on the right hand side.

Tim Reaper tonight on Blog to the Oldskool Radio

August 9th, 2015

Tim Reaper is taking over the full show tonight, 5pm est/ 10pm UK on jungletrain.net. Lock in then!! I’ll try to be in chat but will be away for this show, heard he has some nice stuff planned though….

Tim Reaper – BTTO Radio July 26th

August 4th, 2015
  • Here’s Tim’s set from last week… been a bit slow in posting it but it’s definitely a nice one!

    Tracklisting

    1. Danny Breaks – Step Off (Remix)
    2. Amazon II – Beat Booyaa!
    3. Beats ‘R’ Us – Natural Born Killers
    4. Northern Connexion – The Bounce
    5. Digitech – Imperial Stix Track A1
    6. ?? – ??
    7. Dr. S. Gachet & Audio Maze – Touch My Toes (Dream Team VIP)
    8. DJ Solo – Made In London
    9. Rhymeside – The Driver
    10. ?? – ??
    11. The Anthill Mob – The Hooded Claw (Tango Mix)
    12. Special K & Ruff Cut – Give It To ‘Um
    13. Original DJ Vibes – Music Is My Life (1994 Remix)
    14. L Double – The Mad Phunk
    15. Higher Octave – Full Logic Control
    16. Mensa – White Rock
    17. Liftin’ Spirits – Going On
    18. Kaos Theory – Soothe My Soul
    19. Fusion
    20. ?? – ??
    21. Format – The Stomper
    22. Foul Play – The Stepper
    23. Orca – Underwater Science
    24. Fast Floor – Trippin’ On Sunshine
    25. Equinox – ??
    26. Bizzy B – ??

    Tim Reaper – BTTO Radio July 26th 2015 by Devnull on Mixcloud

  • 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]

    Devnull – BTTO Radio July 26th 2015 by Devnull on Mixcloud

    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]

    Tim Reaper – BTTO Radio July 12th 2015 by Devnull on Mixcloud