KVA002 – Klute aka Supertouch Unreleased 93-94 EP

July 15th, 2014 by Pete

Great news from Will from Sublogic Recordings regarding an EP he’s putting out which is well worth supporting (I already ordered my copy!).

Hello all!

I’m proud to announce the next release on Keeping Vinyl Alive…

Supertouch – The Dreams EP – KVA002

Much like the KVA001 release back in 2013, this is another highly limited edition vinyl pressing. Only 150 copies of KVA002 will be manufactured and as usual will be sold on a pre-order basis. KVA001 sold out completely in advance on pre-order, and I anticipate the same with this release too – if there are any unsold copies left they will be sold on a first come first served basis as soon as the vinyl arrives.

Anyway, on to the release info! Supertouch is an early alias of legendary producer, DJ and Commercial Suicide label owner Klute, aka Tom Withers. Tom has very kindly agreed to provide 4 tracks from his archives for this release, all originally written and produced by him under the Supertouch alias in 1993 and 1994. One of these tracks, “Alive”, was released on the very rare and in demand Deep Red Recordings DR001 pressing in 1994, and the other three tracks are previously unreleased and have never before been available in any format. These are absolutely stunning tracks which I am extremely happy to be actually getting onto vinyl 20 years later and sure to appeal to hardcore and early jungle / drum & bass heads alike.

The tracklisting is as follows:

Supertouch – The Dreams EP – KVA002

A1 – Supertouch – Alive (1993)

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A2 – Supertouch – Beaten 2 A Pulp (previously unreleased, 1994)

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AA1 – Supertouch – Feel So Good (previously unreleased, 1993)

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AA2 – Supertouch – Alive Remix (previously unreleased, 1993)

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Some links for further information:
http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/klute/biography – Resident Advisor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klute_%28musician%29 –Wikipedia
http://www.discogs.com/Supertouch-Alive/release/423713 – DR001 on Discogs

As with all previous Keeping Vinyl Alive and Sublogic Recordings releases, this will be professionally mastered from the original DATs by Beau Thomas at Ten Eight Seven Mastering, and will be pressed on high grade heavyweight vinyl by Optimal in Germany – quality is paramount and this release will be no exception.

KVA002 is priced at £9.99 per copy with postage as shown below:

UK postage: £4.10 for the first record, add £1.00 for each additional record. All UK orders will be sent by 2nd Class Recorded Delivery.

European postage: £5.35 for first record, add £1.50 for each additional record.

Rest of the World (USA, Canada, Australia, Japan etc) £7.75 for first record, add £1.50 for each additional record.

International Signed For (Trackable) postage is available for all overseas orders, add £5.15 to total.

All orders will be sent in brand new record mailer with cardboard stiffener.

The Paypal address for all preorders is sales@sublogicrecordings.com and please be sure to clearly state “KVA002 Preorder” in the Paypal payment information. Please also check that the delivery address shown on your Paypal account is correct, as this will be the address the vinyl will be automatically sent to.

I anticipate a turnaround of approx 6 – 8 weeks for this release to be pressed, so we’re looking at the end of August or the start of September. All updates about the progress of the pressing will be made to the threads on B2VOS, DNBA and also the Beautifully Crafted Jungle Facebook group.

Thanks so much again to Tom Withers for letting this go ahead, and also to all customers past and present who have been kind enough to purchase the previous KVA and Sublogic vinyls – much appreciated as always, and rest assured this release will be up to the same high standards.

Blog to the Oldskool Radio on Jungletrain tommorow (94-95)

July 12th, 2014 by Pete

Blog to the Oldskool Radio is back on Jungletrain tomorrow… 94-95 selection, some fresh grabs as well as serious classic jams. Lock in then!!

5pm EST/ 10pm UK/ 11pm CET on jungletrain.net.

Ross Phenallas – Aboriginal

July 11th, 2014 by Pete

I may be slacking on tune posts lately, but when I do post them I mean business… this tune is a personal favorite discovery of mine from recent time: totally underappreciated / unknown 91-92 style bleepy acidy breakbeat stuff. What makes this tune for me is the combination of aforementioned sounds with sinister pads, weird noises and creeping strings: I’m always a sucker for dark tracks like this. Absolutely no clue on who Ross Pehenallas is, I’ve never seen this tune in any mixes etc (though I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s an unknown ID request *somewhere*), no other releases from the artist or label. The other tracks are all pretty solid acid-y hardcore if I remember right, nothing too extreme and all a bit more 91 tempo, but good stuff. Perhaps that’s the issue, as this is dated in discogs as being released in 93. If it had been released then, it might have been a bit tougher to fit with other tunes. But regardless of that, this tune… wow. All glorious snaps crackles and pops left in as there’s NO reason not to nab it since it’s ridiculously cheap and easy to find. Frankly, I’ll be a little bit insulted if I check Discogs marketplace in a few days and don’t see at least one or two of these sub-2£ copies gone.

Ross Phinellas – Aboriginal

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Blog to the Oldskool Radio – July 6th 2014

July 8th, 2014 by Pete

Here’s the set from Radio Frontline on Sunday. Two set posts in a row, yikes… need to get back to posting more tunes! This is a fun one though, chock full of stuff which is overooked but not too too obscure (plenty of tracks on decent sized labels etc). Starting with a few 92 dark tunes I meant to play last week on JT, working through lots of good 93s and eventually on through 94/95. Apologies for the catastrophe right towards the end (second to last mix), was in the private DJ chat getting ready for the next DJ / not paying attention to the decks… rest hopefully sounds OK by-and-large, and I think the tunes make up for it :)

Blog to the Oldskool Radio – June 30th 2014 (92 Not-On-Label Special)

July 3rd, 2014 by Pete

Here’s Sunday’s Jungletrain set. For this show, I ended up playing all not-on-label 92 tracks, with a few at the end which may have been from 93-94 (but definitely sound 92 style). There’s a pretty deep selections here – definitely plenty of bigger well known whitelabels as well, but a few that even the most anorak-of-anoraks might not know. In the end, the recording ended up clipping heavily, so I did a strictly one take rerecord and just cut a couple bits out where the recording messed up.

Re: the tracklist, I tried something new this time: I used a text to speech program to read off the track titles radio-style as they’re playing in the mix. That way, if you listen through the entire mix, you’re guaranteed to know the ID for every tune you may have liked. There’s also no trying to guess where the 30th tune out of 49 is in the mix etc… just listen through and if you hear something good, the track name is right there for you. There’s 48 tracks total, and originally this took 2 hours to play but since I had all the records selected / in order on rerecord, this version only took 90 minutes. So it’s a pretty quick fly through lots of cool 92 whitelabels… check it out!!

Blog to the Oldskool Radio tommorow, Sunday June 28th

June 28th, 2014 by Pete

Blog to the Oldskool Radio is back (finally) Sunday, June 28th – 5pm EST/ 10pm UK on jungletrain.net. It’s been almost a full month, so hopefully I can dig up serious jams to play! I think I’m going to start in the 91-92 range and work my way through 95. Lots of obscurities as per usual. Lock in then!

E-Mense – Sweet Sex

June 27th, 2014 by Pete

Here’s a 92 track I’ve never heard anyone talk about / haven’t heard in mixes, but which was on my wants list for years. It wasn’t a top want so I wasn’t heavily digging for it, but I never really saw copies for sale either. Sort of one of those smaller tunes which seemed to have disappeared into the ether. That all changed around October of last year, when a ton of copies started to show up online, all from one Discogs seller. As of writing this there’s 25 unplayed copies for sale, all listed at 2.99, all from the same seller who sold me mine back then. So I guess anyone else who wants a copy won’t have to wait as long as I did.

Tune-wise, this EP is fun and ravey 91-92 type stuff – nothing too out there or grimey sample-or sequencing wise. Nice stab patterns combine with a snippet from the classic Loleatta Holloway “Love Sensation” acapella and the Terminator breakbeat (I forget its real name) in a not-atypical but definitely enjoyable way – a solid mixing track for sure. The artist and label behind this did a few other similar EPs which were a bit earlier and hence even more in the 91 hardcore mold, also decent but I don’t rate them as much as this tune. They’re a bit tougher to find, but who knows, maybe some boxes of those will show up some day as well?


E-Mense – Sweet Sex

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Kristine W – Feel What You Want (Jungle Remix)

June 23rd, 2014 by Pete

Here’s a tune I’ve had stuck in my head for some time now, and consider a pretty fun remix. It keeps things pretty stripped down and tasteful beat-wise, leaving the original tune’s vocals and synths to take prominence in the track (as they should). That being said, the tune being remixed here is essentially euro-house, so this definitely isn’t one for fans of deeper-and-darker-than-thou jungle tunes. Anyone looking strictly for timestretched ragga vocals or mad gunshots with chopped amens on tops, look elsewhere.

According to DeepBassNine on B2VOS, the following comment was left on the version in his youtube channel ( a channel which sadly has been taken down recently):

“This mix was sanctioned by Champion records who had Kristine W signed, its written by Rolo, the man behind Faithless, we got given the remix to do but Champion didn’t want anyone to know it came from them as they didn’t do any jungle at that time…so went out on a white label and sold out straight away….it was a pleasure doing it, 1994/5, I don’t even have a copy anymore” – Al Spencer

I think that pretty much says it all. I managed to nab this pretty cheap but it seems to go for quite a bit on occasion, due to the limited nature. I’m a bit hesitant posting a track associated with such a big label, but since they seem to not want much to do with it, hopefully it’s OK (will take it down if it’s a problem for anyone).

Kristine W – Feel What You Want

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I’d be curious to hear if the artist behind the remix (Al Spencer) did any other Jungle tunes. The only other production credits I found for him on discogs were for a Robin S EP in 94 (also on Champion), and a Brand New Heavies record in early 2000′s he did in the group Superstrutt w/ Steve Taggert. However, I also tracked down his soundcloud page, which features quite a few more remixes in the house/breaks vein. Definitely check those below and follow him on there if you dig em:

Steve C + Monita – “Razor’s Edge 2014″ & SKELP1

June 18th, 2014 by Pete


Just a heads up, a classic Skeleton Recordings tune “Razor’s Edge” is getting a series of 2014 reworks and is being released both digitally and on vinyl. The original is a stone cold classic, as posted here before being made for sale on hardcorejunglism etc. Here we get a number of remixes on the digital, including this MSDOS rework:

On the (very nice looking clear) vinyl, you get 2 of the remixes plus a full side dedicated to the original. Even though I already own “Razor’s Edge”, it’s tempting to get a nice remastered version on vinyl too!

As an added bonus, the first 100 copies of the vinyl version come with entry in a drawing to win an unplayed copy of the 1994 original of “Razor’s Edge” – quite a rare item at this point (anyone who could keep a copy of this tune around without spinning it is a far better collector than me!)

To check them out, Go to the Bandcamp sale page.

Speaking of Skeleton Recordings, there’s still a few copies of the DJ Monk + DJ Monita release of “Good Body Girl (VIP)” and “Don’t Take It (VIP)” available on vinyl. These two VIPs were played on dub back in the day but never released until recently (again on hardcorejunglism), and then only digitally. Since there’s still plenty of people who prefer playing oldskool on vinyl (raises hand), Monk and Monita saw fit to collaborate on getting a nice and VERY limited vinyl release of these out – just 100 copies in total! Check those at the link below:

Destruction – Rollin Stock

June 17th, 2014 by Pete

Any time I flake on posting on this site for an extended period of time (more than 5 days or so), I try to post a personal fav or something a bit special when I pick it up again. Hopefully this tune counts; in my opinion, it’s one of the better hidden gems as far as early happy hardcore goes, and one I can’t remember EVER hearing anyone talk about / something I dredged up on my own. The fact that it’s a total one-off in terms of label and artist no doubt ads to the obscurity factor. As far as I know, this is the only released EP by DJ Destruction, however he was a regular DJ at events like Dreamscape and Helter Skelter back in 94/95.

“Rollin Stock” has that nice early hhc feel to it, where the euphoric and anthemy melody doesn’t get in the way of choppy amens (including a little edit swipe which I think is from Krome + Time “The License”?), long before everything got more straight 4-beat and trance-y. The flipside is a bit more solid 4/4 but also a great track, in-line w/ Vibes + Wishdokta / Impact Recs / other hhc stuff of that year. It’s also pretty cheap and easy to find, though if enough people find out about it that may change soon enough!


Destruction – Rollin Stock

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