Sharp Fokuz – Jungletrain Session 134

A cheeky Sea Monkey reminded me that this set was a corker and well worth going in the request pile. It’s an all Fokuz Recordings showcase, so if you like their sound you’ll like this.

Fokuz have been coming on strong in the last 12 months to forge a sound that is both deep, melodic and firing. For me nothing sounds quite like this label and I’ve been itching to put together a mix of their sound for quite a while. With the release of their Treasures from the Deep LP the time is right to lay down a hours worth of pure melodic class.

Big ups to the Fokuz peeps for letting me mix this one up (yes I did ask permission) and big ups to all their artists for consistently putting out tracks I can’t resist buying on site. My only grumble is that I don’t have as much of their stuff as I’d like too.

If you know the label you’ll enjoy this, if you don’t know the label then now is a perfect opportunity to catch up on what you’ve been missing.

 

Sharp Fokuz – 1hr of beats from the deep

Implex – The Shape of Time
Unit One – Two Spirits
Spinor – Revenge
Bcee & Lomax – Letting Go
Icicle – That Tune
Aorta – Love, Hope & Future (Bcee & Lomax RMX)
Psidream – Inner Strength
Mathematics & FX 909 – How I Love You
Autumn & ICR – Yesterday
Greeley & Lomax – Can’t Wait 4U
Spinor – Deep Blue
Icicle – Can’t Be
Icicle – Magnetism
J Cut – The Beginning
Mathematics & FX 909 – How I Love You
Mav – God of Speed

Headz Up – Jungletrain Session 196

This is an old Jungletrain Session from Aug 2008 that focussed on the Metalheadz label. ‘Hotei’ from a basement somewhere has asked for a re-up.

This is mainly a tribute to Sine Tempus, the Goldie album engineered by Tech Itch three years ago that has only just recently seen the light of day. It seems to have created a bit of a love it or hate it reaction amongst the Headz fans. 

Personally, I love it, even though the album does sound like it was produced in 2005. It’s a bit rough and ready, but that is why I like it. No one is writing epic tracks like Let It Go at the moment, or heavy Sci-Fi beats like on Rhythm Killa. 

So with this is mind I went looking for some of the other hidden gems from the Metalheadz recent back catalogues and found some amazing music that I had pretty much over looked for other ‘bigger’ tracks at the time. A lot of these come from the under-rated Winter of Content and Headhunterz comps which came out around 2005-6. Artists like Break, Spirit, Physics, Blame and Commix all come at the Metalheadz sound from their own unique perspectives. 

 

Headz Up •• 1hr of modern day Metalhead 

Goldie – Truez String
Goldie – Letting Go
Physics – Murder Dub
Commix – Emily’s Smile
Commix – Be True
Blame – Inside Heart
Commix – Broken Man
Goldie – Rhythm Killa
Break – Void Dweller
Sense – Sobotage
Goldie – Something About You
Spirit – Re-Dial
Goldie – Say You Love Me

Deeper Shades – New Years Eve 2007

This was a mix I put together on New Years Eve back in 2007. A guy called ‘Awesomeness’ has been in touch and wanted it uploaded again because it ‘put him in a nice place’. I can’t really argue with that, so here it is.

If your anything like me you’ve probabley had one shandy too many last night and might not be up for listening to a Drill-Core set just now. So with that in mind I’ve mixed up a selection of deeper beats from 2006 to give your mind a massage and to help you ease your way in 2007.

There is loads of sweet tracks from labels like Fokuz, Spearhead, Signature, Horizons, Creative Source, Artic Music and many more. Plus I’ve thrown in the the odd track with a darker edge to keep things interesting.

Anyway, have a listen and chill into 2007. Hope it’s a good one.

 

Deeper Shades – Deep Beats from 2006

Implex – The Shape of Time
Mutt – Just The Kind Of
Spinor – Revenge
Drifter – Leola
ST:Cal – Late Night Squeeze
Logistics – City Life
Subverse – Burn
Mutt – Hot Lick Squeeze
Psidream – Inner Strength
Autumn & ICR – Yesterday
Duo Infernale – Playing Games (Drifter RMX)
Alaska & Seba – Back From Eternity
Mutt – Come to Terms
Unknown Error – The Yearning
Submorphics & Duo Infernale – Stereo 72
Aorta – Love, Hope & Future (BCee & Lomax Remix)
Kubiks & Lomax – Making a Stand
David Carbone – Liquidiser
Basic Operations – Soul Hold
Le Funken – Stand Up (Makoto Remix)
Alaska – Born Again
Mutt – Dublites (D-Bridge Remix)
The Upbeats – Missing
Autumn – Its Always About The Girl (Lomax Remix)
Mathematics & Tactile – Espirit
Davide Carbone & Kubiks – Ready With This (Craggz & Parallel Forces Remix)
Kabuki – Speed Of Sound (Makoto Remix)
Jadan – Wasted (G Dub Remix)
Alaska – Ancestral
Blue Sonix – Luv Me (Logistics Remix)
Submorphics & Chino – Infused
Electro Soul System – No One Knows
Klute – We’re All Dying

Jungle Survival: Lesson 1 – Ear & Drum Session 2

I wasn’t mixing ragga jungle in 94, but we used to get sent these crazy mix tapes with the roughest sounding tracks. All angry and full of gunshot samples. The tracks mainly consisted of an Amen, a phat sub-bass and a yardie/rasta lyric. And to me and my mates it was the most exciting and hardcore sound in the world.

Finally I got to jam together all those tracks that I used to listen to back in the day and lay down a ragga jungle mix of my own. I’ve tried avoiding the really obvious tracks on this and sough out the more obscure artists. Although I haven’t neglected some of the massive classics from 1994 like Hitman (Dream Team Remix) and Sound Control.

Whether your are a hardcore ragga fan or you’re just jungle curioius this mix will sort you right out.

 

Jungle Survival: Lesson 1 – 1hr of 1994 Ragga Jungle

Flex & Fats – Somebody
Code 071 – A London Sumtin’ (Tek 9 Remix)
Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era – What The… (Remix)
Higher Sense – Higher Sense
Mc Olive’n Slam Collective – Heaven & Hell
DJ Nut Nut – Special Dedication (V.I.P. Mix)
Asend & Ultravibe – What Kind of World
Az One – Calling All The People (Remix)
Randal & Andy C – Sound Control
F.O.I. & David Thomas – Lend Me
Family of Intelligence – Unity feat. Simpleton (Remarc Remix)
Marvelous Caine – Hitman (Dream Team Remix)
Potential Bad Boy With MC Det – What’s Your Name
Smokey Joe – 4 Meg Soundboy
Remarc – Da Clash
SHY FX & Gunsmoke – Original Gansta
Gunsmoke & the Hempaholics – Court Case

Where did the old mixes go?

I am pretty much starting my FTP again as far as the old mixes I have online are concerned.

If anyone is looking for previous sets sourced from other sites you can make a request through the blog’s ‘request line’ page and I will dig them out and upload them. My aim is to eventually get this blog to the stage where it can be a single stop shop for any of my mixes.

Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause in the short term.

Progressive Future Music – Ear & Drum Session 1

To say PFM is a legend in the field of atmospheric drum & bass is a chronic understatement. Although not huge in volumes of output, just about every track PFM has produced is golden and is so lushly crafted that they always take you on a journey. If I had to point to a single producer who sums up the Good Looking sound it would be them/him.

This mix goes to all those who have had a ‘moment’ on a dance floor some where at some time when a PFM track has smoothed it’s way into a mix and transported you to a better place.

Click the thread title to listen, or right-click & save-as to download.

 

Progressive Future Music – 1hr of PFM

PFM – Cruising Detroit (98 Remix)
PFM – Danny’s Song
PFM – One and Only
Mandalay – Flowers Bloom (PFM Secret Lover Mix)
PFM – The Western (Words 2 B Heard Vocal Mix)
PFM – The Mystics
PFM – Language of Love
PFM – Dreams PFM – In Love
PFM – Wash Over Me
Saint Etienne – The Sea (PFM Remix)
PFM – For All of Us

That’s all the world needs. Another bloody blog.

Okay, so I always said I wouldn’t do a blog.

I’m not a massive extrovert, I don’t really think my opinion is that much more valid than the next mans and, lets face it, blogs are so 2006 they make my eyes hurt just thinking about them.

Luckily, with this blog, the best content is able to be taken in with your eyes shut. I might write the odd entry here and there, but mainly this is for my music. So if you like D&B and other beats of a broken nature, I am sure you’ll find something to your liking amongst my virtual pages.

If you don’t then I suggest you try a knitting forum, or something more pron related. Hope you like the blog.