I’m back! still getting stuff sorted in my new place, but intronets is on and I have a stack of records staring at me dying to be listened to / ripped. Speaking of which… If anyone has any suggestions how to best dampen vibrations under a crappy belt drive turntable, I now have a separate old setup just for rips, but can’t type or do anything while playing records or else they skip (all metal + glass table = super unforgiving). You can hear it a bit on this rip, but these aren’t meant to be perfect rips to replace the records so I’m going to leave it as is for now.
Anyway, here’s a track somebody mentioned a while ago in the comments, which was by a group I’d been meaning to check out for ages.. SDR & Subsonic. These guys have done a TON of 93-95 jungle singles which I’d seen around but never heard, so I finally nabbed their juice box EP when I happened to find it for cheap… and I’m glad I did. This single has 3 amen workouts, all dark choppy stuff with reversed and filtered bits. My favorite track is the A side – it features the same “no sound effect” vocal sample used in Nebula II – Xplore-H-Core, plus an absolutely massive twisted up rave synth that drops 2 mins in.