BTTO Radio Tomorrow (May 1st 2016) – Cheap Jungle Special

April 30th, 2016


Note: this was originally meant to air a month ago, but jungletrain was down that day and then I was away on vacation for the next show, so… here’s try #2 🙂

As most of you know, the cost of jungle records has been jumping higher and higher lately. Take a renewed interest in the genre, and combine that with a huge resurgence in record collecting in general, and all of a sudden plenty of jungle records that used to be £5 or less are now fetching many, many times that. It’s not unusual for me to a see a record listed on Discogs now for what I consider a comically high price, then notice it quickly disappear from sale (meaning it was bought) in just a couple of hours.

Normally Tim and I play all sorts of stuff, from rare to pricey tracks. But this weekend, we’re challenging ourselves to play some of the best of the cheapest 94-95 in our collection. For Tim, that’s records with a median sale history price (MSHP, as calculated by Discogs) of £5 or less. For me, it’s ones with a MSHP of $3 (~£2) or less. As a caveat, a few of these may have jumped in price lately – we were too lazy to cross-reference each record for current copies for sale. But in general, there should be PLENTY of big tunes in here which are still within the few pound range. And both of us have focused a fair bit on some lesser known / underplayed ones which might not be in people’s collections. So, if you love buying jungle but aren’t into dropping 30 quid on every track, lock in!!

The show airs Sunday May 1st, 5pm EST/ 10pm UK on jungletrain.net

Tonight’s Jungletrain show postponed / cancelled

April 3rd, 2016

Unfortunatey Jungletrain is going through some technicals at the moment… tonight’s show will have to be cancelled, but Tim and I will go ahead with recording our sets and will be posting them over the next few days. Sorry!

BTTO Radio – March 6th 2016

March 14th, 2016

Here’s sets from last Sunday… really fun shows! Thanks to everyone who locked, back this Sunday…

Tracklisting

  1. Silver Fox – Unknown Assailant [Three Scars Records]
  2. Ruff With The Smooth – Art Of Intelligence [Basement Records]
  3. Tom & Jerry – Cat Got Your Tongue [Tom & Jerry]
  4. DJ Nut Nut – Forbidden Planet [Virtual Motion Records]
  5. The Reece Project – Spirit Come Down [Liquid Wax Recordings]
  6. Dwarde – Hardcore Youth
  7. ??- ??
  8. Tim Reaper – P.S.I (?? Remix)
  9. Fast Floor – Plight Of The Innovators [Smooth Recordings]
  10. DJ Pulse & Alex Reece – Kudos [Moving Shadow]
  11. International Rude Boyz – Drum Programme [Formation Records]
  12. Johnny Jungle – The Devoted Drummer [Suburban Base]
  13. Bizzy B – Rollin’ (Flex’s Twissup Mix) [Brain Records]
  14. RJ – Vol. 1A [Street Beats]
  15. Smith Inc – Sty-le [Absolute Zero] Records]
  16. Darkman – ??
  17. Dexxtrous – The Choice [Planet Earth Records]
  18. Dwarde – What Is Going On [Scientific Wax Retro]
  19. Love Dove Jay – The Essence Of Life [The Dove Selection]
  20. Kid Lib – ??
  21. Studio Pressure – Junglistics (Pt. 1) [Certificate 18]
  22. DJ Infinity & The Basics – Paradise (Exclusive VIP Remix) [Strictly Hardcore]
  23. Nasty Habits – Mayday, Mayday (Remix) [Reinforced Records]
  24. Sonar’s Ghost & Tim Reaper – Says Who [Phat Bubba]
  25. Roni Size – The Refresher [V Recordings]
  26. Format – The Stomper [Homegrown Records]


Tracklisting:

  1. Detox + The Mighty Atom – Waterworks [Extra Terrestrial] [BUY]
  2. M-Beat – Dark Magnet [Renk]
  3. Kev Bird & Wax Doctor – TBN (Jack Smooth’s 93 Remix) [Basement]
  4. Defender – Kenny’s Jam [Gyroscope]
  5. DJ Shark – Space Beach @ 45 [UTTU] [BUY]
  6. Fusion Forum – Vintage Keys (The Art) [Reinforced]
  7. Eternal Bass – Way of the Future [Volatile]
  8. On 1 Crew – Bad Dreams (Lost and Found Mix) [KVA] [BUY]
  9. Dillinja – Deadly Ceremonies [Deadly Vinyl]
  10. Sully – Lifted [RUA] [BUY]
  11. Persian Prince – Red Eye Dub [Existance is Resistance] [BUY]
  12. Magnetics – Breakthrough [Code:001]
  13. Bizzy B – All Massive And Crew Hold Tight VIP [Brain] [BUY]
  14. Criminal Minds – Voice Of The Mind [Labello Blanco/TCM Recordings] [BUY]
  15. Babylonian – Nemesis [No Smoking Records]
  16. Mr Monik – Pressure [Hyper]
  17. Rug – The Keep
  18. The Brotherhood – Physical Moments [Quayside]
  19. 2 Gs – Big Up Ya Chest [Assassin]
  20. Unknown Artist – Brandy Jungle [Not on Label]
  21. Shades of Rhythm – Peace Sign (Rogue Unit Remix) [Labello Blanco]

BTTO Radio Feb 21st 2016: Original vs Remix battle!

March 9th, 2016

Can’t believe it took me 3 weeks to post these sets, as they’re two of the better and more interesting sets Tim and I have done in a while.
For the Feb 21st Jungletrain show, Tim and I decided to do an “original vs remix battle”, where I’d play a bunch of tracks the first hour, then he’d play remixes of the exact same tracks the second hour. To do this, Tim and I first picked a series of tracks that met the following criteria:

  • Hardcore/Jungle
  • 91-96 range
  • Both an original version and a remix version released
  • Both versions had to be good, but not too similar to each other
  • I had the original version of the tune, Tim had the remix of the tune

Once we’d cut this list down, we picked our favorite 21 tracks, and decided to do sets just with those. So I’d play certain tracks the first hour, and Tim would follow with the remixes.

Bit of a weird concept, but I think it worked out well – despite the fact that all the tracks featured were good, it seemed pretty evenly split with regard to whether an original or a remix were better. Also, different track order meant that the two sets sound quite different despite having constant familiar elements.

All in all, I know there’s a lot of sets posted here (far more than tunes these days), and not everyone has the time or inclination to listen to them all… but if you want to pick a couple sets to listen to from this site this year, these should be two of them 🙂


Tracklist

  1. Tango & Fallout – Positive Chaos [Not On Label]
  2. Nasty Habits – Here Come The Drumz [Reinforced]
  3. Mad Dog – Monged Out [Underdog]
  4. DJ Hype – The Trooper [Pirates Mix]
  5. Drum & Bass (L double) – Lowdown + Funky [Formation]
  6. FBD Project – The Core
  7. 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse – Drowning In Her [Tone Def]
  8. Fugitive – Substance [Underdog]
  9. Double A – Step (A-Sides Mix) [Strictly Underground]
  10. The House Crew – Superhero (My Knight) [Production House]
  11. Higher sense – Bizarre [Moving Shadow]
  12. Shimon – Predator [RAM]
  13. Crown Jewels – Money In Your Pocket [Conqueror]
  14. Kings of the Jungle – Wicked [Suburban Base]
  15. Mind Therapy – Murder Tune [E3]
  16. Fallen Angels – Hello Lover [IQ]
  17. Appaloosa – Unplugged [Recoil]
  18. SOS – Space Funky [Timeless]
  19. Harmony & Xtreme – Watch This [Moving Shadow]
  20. Hopa & Bones – So Sweet [Outcry]
  21. Stakka & K Tee – Rugged & Raw [Liftin Spirits]
  22. After Dark – Truly One [After Dark]
  23. (bonus track so mr.sensi will stop requesting it every week:) DJ Creation – X Files [Rogue Trooper]



Tracklisting

  1. Mad Dog – Monged Out (Jack ‘N’ Phil Remix) [Basement Records]
  2. Hopa & Bones – So Sweet (Phantasy Remix) [Outcry Recordings]
  3. Crown Jewels – Money In Your Pocket (Dillinja Remix) [Conqueror]
  4. Appaloosa – Unplugged (Chaos & Julia Set Remix) [Recoil Records]
  5. Fugitive – Substance (Phaze III & Klass A Remix) [Underdog Recordings]
  6. Doc Scott – VIP Drumz [Metalheadz]
  7. The House Crew – Super Hero (DJ Monk Remix) [Production House]
  8. Harmony & Xtreme – Watch This (DJ Harmony Remix) [Section 5]
  9. DJ Hype – The Trooper (Bizzy B Remix) [Suburban Base]
  10. Tango & Fallou – Positive Chaos (Essence Of Aura VIP Remix) [Sublogic Recordings]
  11. Higher Sense – Bizarre (Desired State Remix) [Moving Shadow]
  12. Fallen Angels – Hello Lover (DJ Hype Remix) [IQ]
  13. Stakka & K.Tee – Rugged & Raw (Splash Remix) [Liftin’ Spirit Records]
  14. Beats ‘R’ Us – Murder Tune (Beats ‘R’ Us Remix) [Artistic Vinyl Recordings]
  15. S.O.S. – Spacefunk (Digital Remix) [Timeless Recordings]
  16. Double A – Step (Austin’s Mix) [Strictly Underground]
  17. DJ Dextrous & Rude Boy Keith – Charged (Teebone VIP) [Stone Villager]
  18. Drum & Bass – Low Down & Funky (ST Files Remix) [Formation Records]
  19. 4 Horsemen Of The Apocalypse – Drowning In Her (Phantasy & Aphrodite Remix) [Tone Def]
  20. Shimon – Predator (L Double Remix) [Ram Records]
  21. FBD Project – The Core (Johnny Jungle Remix) [Bang-In Tunes]
  22. After Dark – Truly One (DJ Rap Remix) [After Dark Recordings]

Blog to the Oldskool Radio Tomorrow: Original Vs Remix

February 20th, 2016

Tomorrow Tim Reaper and I will be doing BTTO Radio as per usual, 5pm est/10pm UK on jungletrain.net. For this show, we wanted to bring the fun themes back, so we’re doing to do an “original vs remix” special. That means I’m going to playing an hour of quality tunes, then he’s going to play the remixes of those same tunes for the second hour. Different order etc so it won’t be the same thing each hour, and we’ve tried to pick tracks where both the original and remix are top notch tracks well worth listening to.

Hope some of you lock in then and jump in the chat!!

Blog to the Oldskool Radio – Feb 7th 2016

February 14th, 2016

Here’s the shows for BTTO Radio Feb 7th, featuring a guest mix by Ornsman!
Lots of fun tunes here.


Tracklisting

  1. Redskins – Oh Yea [Kemet, 1993]
  2. Low Key Productions – Makes Me Wanna [Reinforced, 1994]
  3. DJ Connie – Together [Ibiza, 1993]
  4. Cloud 9 – Jazzmin [Moving Shadow, 1995]
  5. Dillinja – First Class [white, 1995]
  6. DJ SS – The Roll Out [Formation, 1994]
  7. The Intelligent Jungalist – Higher [Ruff Guidance, 1994]
  8. Head Pressure & Crazy J – TKO [8807, 2015]
  9. Ray Keith – Yes Yes [Dread, 1994]
  10. Internal Affairs – In My Soul [Reinforced, 1993]
  11. DJ Kane – Way It Goes Down [SOUR, 1996]
  12. Warrior Bass – Utopia [Future Vinyl, 1993]
  13. Jim Polo & Neil Vass – Rollin Energy [Dark Horse, 1993]
  14. Dillinja – South Side [white, 1994]
  15. Carl De Jungalist – Heal The World [Biology, 1993]
  16. FX – She Can’t Help It [Tone Def, 1993]
  17. MC Duke – Jump Up [white, 1993]
  18. Mental Power – Deep Soul [Formation, 1995]
  19. Kool Crew 94.5FM – Take Control [Soap Bar, 1993]


Tracklisting

  1. Mysteron – You Don’t Know [Timeless]
  2. FX – Sound of FX (Steve Gurley Remix) [Tone Def]
  3. Static Substance – Seventh Hour [Impact]
  4. Mental Bombin – Wicked Style [Smokin Drum]
  5. Wax Doctor + Jack Smooth – Unfriendly [Basement]
  6. Unknown Artist – Rushing
  7. Dynamix – Directions [Dark Horse]
  8. DJ Sparks – Red Giant [YAW}
  9. Cutty Ranks – Armed and Dangerous (Bonus Beats) [Jet Star]
  10. Ricochet – Feel the Fire [Rampant]
  11. DJ Ron – Dangerous [London Some’ting]
  12. Layla – Untitled [Inferno]
  13. Da Intalex – What Ya Gonna Do (Nasty Jungle Remix [Flex]
  14. M-Beat – Shuffle [Renk]
  15. Action Man – Joe 90 (instrumental) [Elm in the Jungle]
  16. Tyrone S – Noddin Headz [Underdog]
  17. DJ Gunshot – Dope Jam
  18. Wild Rhythems – The Realm [Hardcore Vinyl]
  19. Roni Size + Krust – Selektor Boy (Roni Size Mix) [Dope Dragon]
  20. Positive Mental Attitude – Damaja [Tech Itch Records]
  21. Brisk & Intense – Get Live [Man From Uncle]
  22. DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – Fuckin Hardcore [Slammin Vinyl]

Blog to the Oldskool Radio tomorrow evening

February 6th, 2016

BTTO Radio is back tomorrow night, Tim Reaper and I both playing. Lots of fresh stuff this show! 5pm est/ 10pm UK on jungletrain.net

Parallel – Untitled (Eeze the Pressure)

February 3rd, 2016

Here’s a nice Bay B Kane related track that I’ve been into as of late, which I think is a bit overlooked – I certainly overlooked it until recently.
Even on the EP it’s featured on, at least two other tracks (“How should I Start” and the “Let Me Feel It Once More” remix) are much better known. Still, this tune is fun and has been great to throw in mixes as of late. The primary melody and vocals are from Subliminal Aura “Ease the Pressure (Hypnotic Trance Mix)”, but with killer Bay B Kane breaks-n-bass added in as well as some more bleeps. Definitely a fun surprise if you’ve got this record for the first two tunes but want something different to play.

As always, big respect to Mel on this one! Aside from picking up this EP, you can also grab the official “return of bay b kane” reissue EP or a Ruff Guidance Records T shirt.

Parallell – Eeze the Pressure

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Persian Prince – Existance is Resistance releases

February 2nd, 2016

I know I don’t post much in the way of new releases here (mostly because StrictlyNuskool Blog do a great job of keeping up), but here’s some nice Persian Prince releases which sort of went under the radar. Unlike some artists/labels which get tons of hype and everyone seems to look out for, Persian’s stuff I don’t seem to hear as much about (despite or maybe due to it being super limited). Unlike a lot of artists and labels (including myself) which are very narrowly focused on jungle of a certain several-year period, Persian’s EPs feature run the gamut from jungle to UKG, breaks, house, and more. These aren’t unfocused genre excursions, he’s every bit as good at making UKG stuff as he is at jungle and some of those style tracks are quite rare and in demand now. Also, while that kind of variety might have been a bit of a hard sell 20 years ago when DJs were more sub-genre specialized, it seems there’s now a new generation of listeners and DJS who treat genre specificity as a problem of the past.

With Persian’s latest released EP, Don’t Deal Wid Violence, you get a number of styles running the gamut from breaks to hardcore to house. The title track is kind of a throwback breakbeat-y hardcore tune, a bit bleak with acid bits later on.

On the other hand, you also get “Khaab”, a house track which sounds a bit like Fingers Inc meets Farsi poetry to me:

Tracks like this are a personal fav for me because they showcase Persian Prince’s background (as the name indicates he’s originally from Iran) and show the same kind of synthesis of culture and influences which originally lead to the foundation of hardcore/jungle.

You can grab that release HERE

Another recent release is The Young Skywalker EP, which combines dubwise jungle with some classic sci fi movie samples.
“Disengage the Computer” is a nice rolling jungle tune with star trek samples aplenty:

In all honesty, the slightly updated, rolling dubwise jungle/dnb style isn’t my personal fav style, but I’ve seen firsthand how well it works on the dancefloor in the UK, and it’s definitely a serious scene of it’s own. People into that stuff woudl definitely be wise to grab this one HERE.

Devnull – BTTO Radio January 24th 2016

January 31st, 2016

Here’s last Sunday’s set… Tim didn’t want his set posted so just mine for now, but both sets were fun / thanks to everyone who tuned in live!!

  1. Kaotic Chemistry – Space Cakes (2 Bad Mice Remix) [Moving Shadow]
  2. DJ Spice – Under D’ Influence [Soapbar]
  3. Defender – Feel It (Bass) [Gyroscope]
  4. Rotating Heads – Dark Secrets (Original Mix) [Wide Eyed]
  5. DJ Mayhem – Metrix (The Remix) [Basement]
  6. Pilgrim & Ned Ryder – Must be the Music [Back 2 Basics]
  7. Side Effect – Destiny [Time Travel]
  8. DJ LJT Feat Kinetic – Unknown [Not on Label]
  9. Hedgehog Affair – The Pipe [Sound Entity]
  10. Chris Paul – Music Is My Life [Orange on Black]
  11. DJ Ash – Untitled
  12. DJ Transit – Music In Me (Hard Mix) [JD Connection]
  13. Amazon II – Deep in the Jungle [Aphrodite]
  14. Hopa & Bones – Ali Ba-Ba [In Touch]
  15. Skool of Hard Knocks – Right Bullet (Dancemaster Remix) [Kikman]
  16. EZ Rollers – Believe [Moving Shadow]
  17. VIP Crew – Special Request [Strictly Undeground]
  18. Sounds of Silence – Much Too Much (@ 45) [Inner City]
  19. Pure – Anything Test [Suburban Base]
  20. Simon Templar – Hungry Eyes [Road Busters]
  21. Jay J & Devious D – Time of Our Lives (Jungle Remix) [Ultrasound]
  22. Positive Mental Attitude – Rough N Tuff [Tech Itch Recordings]
  23. Unknown Artist – The Keep
  24. Unknown Artist – Untitled
  25. Tim Reaper – Dublinquents 003 TP [Dublinquents]

Devnull – BTTO Radio January 24th 2015 by Devnull / Blog To The Oldskool on Mixcloud