Here’s a bit of a slow burner on the underappreciated Radioactive Kids label (which is actually a sublabel of Creative Wax…click that link and buy some excellent oldskool mp3s legit!). Neither Alex Reece nor Wax Doctor need much in the way of introduction, two artists who did great early tunes on labels like Basement/Sound Entity,Liquid Wax, Rogue Trooper etc, before moving onto bigger non jungle-exclusive labels R&S and Island Recordings respectively. Oh yeah, Alex Reece also put out some quite seminal tracks on a little label called Metalheadz…. maybe you’ve heard of it????? 😛 “Pulp Fiction” ring a bell at all? No? OK then, moving on….
Both of these producers are adept at understated, “less flash, more vibes” style tracks, and “frequency” tune fits that to a t. The barest minimum of elements here (a chopped amen, a portamento synth, a boomy sub, some stressed vocal fx and an epic pad melody for a breakdown) ensure this does NOT sound like some sort of magnum opus these producers spent eons perfecting. If I’m honest, this sounds much more like something they could have banged out in a few hours on a good night. However, that’s not to say it’s bad/not worth hearing… far from it. “Frequency” is just an ultra focused, minimal piece of moody 94 jungle.. does what it says on the tin, gets in and out without any fuss/overwrought melodies/extraneous concepts or samples shoehorned in. Definitely a great mixing track, sorry my rip isn’t quite up to snuff (suppose you can always grab a copy below if you want to hear it a bit higher res).