Just heard really unfortunate news that John Aymer, brother of Cool Hand Flex and Mike De Underground, has passed away.
From Lennie De Ice’s facebook:
My Condolences to John(Aka The Brutha Man,The Original Suddem Impact ,ReeL2Reel,G-String Productions,Long Jon) Amyer’s Family.
This Man had a vision & Even brought Ragga Jungle to Carnival in 1993 in the Park …one of the 1st to show the mass what was going on instigator of the Early format of Jungle break beat / WASCID (tHE REST OF THE CREW WAS CoolhandFlex , Uncle22 ) Game of Love by Sudden Impact/ Karma Records, the History
Big respect to the John and condolences to his family… aside from the ragga jungle connection mentioned above, Reel 2 Reel was quite a cool label full of some choice lesser known grimey hardcore. He and his 2 brothers are three of the most underrated producers in oldskool in my opinion, possibly due to not releasing all that much material on the “biggest name” 91-95 labels, though they put out a staggering number of tunes and were involved from the very earliest days. Rest in Peace man…