Been an absolute age since anyone has requested a mix from me, so big ups to Charade for asking for this mix I did back in 2003 for my good mate Stelf’s birthday. Stelf is a man of impeccable music taste so I rolled together this mix of mellow tunes and D&B smashers from back in the day. The first half is the chilled bit, the second half is Amen damage.
The best bit about this mix for me is it takes me back to my 16th century cottage I was living in when I was Brighton based, and all the good times I had there. In the photo is (from left to right) Stelf on the ones and twos, DJ Cob in the middle and a very rare shot of myself doing the tea and spliff smiley.
As you can tell from the set list it is larger than your mum’s undies.
Stelf’s Birthday Mix – 2hrs of D&B Classics
Mystic Moods – Music is the Basis of All Life [Mystic Moods 007]
Octave One – Chill Out ’94 [31 Recordings 001]
PFM – Language of Love [Moving Shadow LP 004]
Dave Wallace – Waves [Moving Shadow 092]
Dave Wallace – Future Reality Part 2 [All Good Vinyl 005]
Photek – The Rain [Metalheads 008]
Therapy? – Loose, Photek RMX [A&M DJ 001]
PFM – Cruising Detroit [Moving Shadow LP 004]
Alex Reece – Pulp Fiction [Metalheads 011]
PFM – One & Only [Good Looking Records 003]
T-Power vs. MK Ultra – Mutant Jazz [S.O.U.R. LP 002]
Urban Soul Selective – Shine Your Light [S.O.U.R. LP 002]
T-Power – Trapesium [S.O.U.R. LP 003]
T-Power – Octagon [S.O.U.R. LP 003]
T-Power – Triangle [S.O.U.R. LP 003]
??? – White [Penny Black 011]
Dr S. Gachet – Remember the Rollers, Meaningful RMX [AUMR 007]
Turntable Terranova – Precipice, Krust RMX [Compst Record 024]
Ultraflex – Doors of Insaity [High Octane 003]
Concept 2 aka Andy C & Ant Miles – Cause & Effect [RAM LP 001]
Kemet Kru – Dangerous [Kemet 017]
Bangers United – Lord of the Rings: Part 1 & 2 [S.O.U.R. LP 009]
MC Gunsmoke & The Hempaholics – Court Case [S.O.U.R. LP 002]
This was the very last Jungle Train session I played after four plus years with the station. The advent of my son meant that I could no longer do a live mix radio show at a decent time for the European time zones without waking him up over here in Australia. So unfortunately I had to let Jungle Train go.
As a last hurrah I thought it would be good to play some of my all time favourite tunes. The tunes that never got tired for me and that I can still pull out today and play without hearing the age in them. Their are some monsters in here like the Dictation Remix (still one of the best intro tunes for a set ever), Splash Collective’s ‘It’s For Us’ and Adam F’s ‘Metropolis’, but really every tune in this mix is a winner.
A big up to Josh and all the Jungle Trainers who were always brilliant to me and I hope at some stage in the future I can join your station again.
FInality – 1hr of all Killer, no Filler D&B
Gang Related & Mask – Dictation (Michael Caine Mix)
Dr S Gachet – Remember the Rollers (The Rollercoaster Mix)
Kemet Kru – Dangerous
DJ Zinc – Fugees Or Not
JB – Say What (The Blind Man)
Splash Collective – It’s For Us
Ganja Kru – Science
T-Power & Mk Ultra – Mutant Jazz
T-Power – Trapezium, Octagon & Triangle
Freestyles – Musically Dope (Ganja Kru Remix)
DJ Hype – Only One Life (Ganja Kru Remix)
Adam F – Metropolis
DJ Kalm – Violet
This was one of the last mixes I did for Jungletrain, and it is a good representation of where D&B was at towards the end of 2008. From the deep vibes of Commix – Bear Music to the rolling Hang With Me by Klute and through to the demolition that is Hive’s – Neo (2008 Mix) this mix has it all.
Goes Around Comes Around – 1hr of beats from 2008
Commix, Nu:Tone & Logistics – Ghost Snare
Commix – Bear Music
Prime8 – Karma
Cybass & Peixe Kru – My Girl feat. Melianti (Madmen & Poets Remix)
Logistics – Intervention
Klute – Hang With Me
Nu:Tone – Balaclava
Klute – Divinty
Hive & Tech Itch – Detox
Commix – Talk to Frank (Break Remix)
Seba & Krazy – Imperial Moment
Break – Headz Up
D.Kay & Lee – Extazzy
D.Kay & Lee – Wax’d (D.Kay Remix)
Hive – Neo (2008 Remix)
Commix, Nu:Tone & Logistics – Ghost Snare
Jay Hurren and Alex Banks defined the easy-rolling two-step of Moving Shadow Records during the late ’90s with their recordings as E-Z Rollers, after developing hardcore breakbeats earlier in the decade as JMJ & Richie and Hyper On Experience. Meeting up with vocalist Kelly Richards, Hurren and Banks decided to form E-Z Rollers around the threesome.
Their debut album Dimensions of Sound appeared in mid-1996, followed by several additional singles for Moving Shadow and the full-length follow-ups Weekend World and Titles of the Unexpected. Their huge singles Walk this Land and Tough at the Top are some of the most recognisable singles in D&B due to their hard jazz sound.
While not getting a lot of props these days, they have had a heavy influence on D&B and I especially respect their early works. I’ll always have a soft spot for their additions to the Moving Shadow catalogue and hope their future releases live up to the past.
EZ Rolled – 1hr of EZ Rollers
E-Z Rollers – You’ll Never Know
E-Z Rollers – Rolled Into 1 (Photek Remix)
E-Z Rollers – Droppin Science Pt.2 (E-Z Remix)
E-Z Rollers – Retro
E-Z Rollers – Movin’ Target
Omni Trio – Where Are You (E-Z Rollers Remix)
E-Z Rollers – Tough at the Top (Origin Unknown Remix)
E-Z Rollers – RS2000
E-Z Rollers – Weekend World (Calyx Remix)
E-Z Rollers – Walk This Land (Paradise Remix)
E-Z Rollers – Half a Chance
E-Z Rollers – Believe (Marky & XRS Remix)
E-Z Rollers – Tough at the Top (E-Z Rollers Remix)
E-Z Rollers – Rolled Into 1 (E-Z Rollers Remix)
E-Z Rollers – Dust
When I first got Serato I went CD mad. I bought up as many old CD compilations as I could to convert all those sweet tracks I’d missed out on buying at the time of their release. Around this time a friend of mine rang me to say his girlfriend (Anne) was looking to sell off some old CDs and that I might be interested.
What Anne had was the mother load of 1996 intelligent and jazzy D&B compilations. Her taste was impeccable – Artcore 1-4, Jazz & Bass Sessions 1-3, Logical Progression 1-3, Lost in Space – Drum & Bass 1-2 and many more. To top it off she gave them to me cheap, and I mean dirt cheap. So to show my appreciation I said I’d do her a mix.
This is the result.
Drum Anne Bass •• 1hr of 96-97 Remixes and Rarities
Saint Etienne – The Sea (PFM Remix)
Soundman & Don Lloydie Feat. Elizabeth Troy – Greater Love (T-Power Retro Grade ‘N’ Motion Mix)
Omni Trio – Soul Promenade (Nookie Remix)
Statik Sound System – Revolutionary Pilot (Rob Smith Mix)
Link – Amenity (Chameleon Remix)
Adam F – F-Jam Featuring MC Conrad
Omni Trio – Living For The Future (FBD Project VIP Mix)
Omni Trio – Renegade Snares (Rob’s Reconstruction Mix)
Ken Ishii – Stretch (Shogun Remix)
N&G&O – Tekken (Windermere Dub Mix by T. Power)
Rogue Unit – Dance Of The Sarooes
Aladin – We Enter (Deep Forest Dub VIP Mix)
One True Parker – Bubblegum (Ray Keith Remix)
Garbage – Milk (Goldie’s VIP Trash Your Sh*T Mix)
This mix is being re-hosted for ASC. His Covert Operations label was one of the finest atmospheric D&B labels, not only for it’s quality music, but also for it’s constant output of new talent from around the world. When the label folded last year it left a huge hole in the D&B landscape that still hasn’t been properly filled to this day. Even though his label has shut down ASC has gone on to bigger and better things joining up with the mighty dBridge on his NonPlus+ / Exit / Autonomic labels.
The Global Connections series (volumes 1-6) broke so many great producers and gave them their first chance to be heard. This mix is an hours worth of what I considered the best tunes from the series. If you like sci-fi beats and atmospheric melodies this will put some buoyancy in your floatation tank.
Globally Connected – 1hr of atmospherics from Covert Operations
Altair – Reminisce
Ezeekil – False Profit
Probe One – Storm Cell
Altair – Collateral
ASC – Monochrome
Method One – In The Quiet Hours
Kytel – New Eyes For Old
Noric – Aqueous Passage
Theory – Aurora Flash
Solar Empire – Dynamics
Km & Paralyzah – Nega
Neon – Higher State
Tidal – The N.O.C.
Ruxpin – Now I Turn To You
An old mate from Brighton, Stick, has asked for a re-up on Fup Duck.
I hadn’t even heard of half of these guys before I stumbled over them in digital land. Danny Byrd, Break and Bcee & Lomax being the BIG exceptions. Loads of weirdness in this mix which is why I love it. If you like your D&B a little left of centre then give this a try.
Fup Duck •• 1hr of the weird and the wonderful
Tyler Straub – Walk With You
OD – Always Everytime
Break – Let it Lie
Rollz – The Truth
De De Mouse – The Galactic Nervous Boy
Danny Byrd – From Bath with Love
Morphesis – Hope
Bcee & Lomax – The Great Deflate
TVG Hates TVG – Sleepwalking with that Girl Drinking Paint Thinner
TVG Hates TVG – She Has Nicotine Under Her Nails
Motive – Freezeframe
Break – No Going Back
I did this mix about two years ago now for Jungletrain radio. It covers the full spectrum of D&B from the light to dark. There are some great tracks in here like Young Ax – In Too Deep, Logistics – Shanghai Skyline and Matrix & Futurebound – Womb.
I am lost as to what the Dan Marshal track is though, so if anyone knows it can they drop me a line and let me know so I can complete the tracklist.
Now & Zen – 1hr of Beats from the Centre.
Rob Sparks – Wildlife
Breakage – Cooper
Logistics – Slow Motion
Grinda & Zig Zag – Colours of the Night
Logistics – Reality Checkpoint
Grinda & Zig Zag – Always Newer
Dan Marshal – ???
Young Ax – Into The Deep
Logistics – Shanghai Skyline
Dissident – Escapism
Yousef & Carl Cox – I Want You [Forever] (DJ Marky & A-Sides Remix)
Matrix & Futurebound – Womb
Everlight – Frost Bite feat. Di (Totally Harmonically Controlled DNB Mix)
Overturn – Shinobi (Electrosoul System Remix)
End.User – In My Sleep Instead Of In My Life
This one is for Darklin who reminded me that this mix even existed and to Robotone for once again filling the holes in my archiving system.
This was a radio set I did in September 2005. Loads of classic Audio Blueprint, RAM, Liftin’ Spirit, Underfire and Skynet Tracks from those masters of hard techie funk Stakka, Skynet, Kraken, K-Tee, Spy, Profound Noise, plus a whole heap of others.
It’s all class, no arse!
Blazed – 2hrs of Audio Bluepint / Underfire / Skynet Recs
Stakka & K-Tee – Hear Say (RAMM 015)
Stakka & K-Tee – After Hours (ADMM 008)
Stakka & K-Tee – Bad Influence (ADMM 009)
Stakka & K-Tee – Living for the Night (ADMM 008)
Stakka & K-Tee – Rugged and Raw (ADMM 008)
Skynet – MK Ultra (ABPR 002)
Skynet – Hal (ABPR 004)
Kraken – Warped (UDFR 011)
Friction & Skinny – Depth Charge (UDFR013)
Stakka & Skynet – Logistics (ABPR 002)
Kraken – Meatball (UDFR013)
Profound Noise – Luminous (UDFR0LP 002)
Spy – Z-Plane (UDFR013)
Profound Noise – Dropzone (UDFR013)
Kraken – Analogue Spikes (UDFR0LP 002)
Kraken – Side Effects (UDFR0LP 002)
Hard Evidence – Mind Field (UDFR0LP 002)
Profound Noise – Nu Level (UDFR0LP 002)
Stakka & K-Tee – Synthesis (UDFR0LP 002)
Stakka & K-Tee – Synthesis RMX (UDFR014)
Stakka & Skynet (Feat. Skinny) – Straight Jacket (UDFR0LP 003)
Stakka & Skynet (Feat. Kemal & Rob Data) – Biosphere (UDFR0LP 003)
Stakka & Skynet – Clockwork (UDFR0LP 003)
Stakka & Skynet (Feat. DJ Friction) – Altitude (UDFR0LP 003)
Stakka & Skynet (Feat. DJ K-Tee) – So Confused (UDFR0LP 003)
Gridlock – The Search (ABPR 018)
Skynet – Insomnia (SKY 001)
Stakka – Strange Daze (ZEROG 002)
This was requested by Shawn and it has lead me on a merry dance trying to find it. Once again another mix that slipped through my archiving and had to be provided via the kindness of strangers (in this case Bunnies On Heroin) who thankfully had a copy on their MP3 player. Big ups to you for sorting it out.
This mix originally was a show case of fresh tunes from 2007 that I did for Jungletrain. Break, Nookie, Sigma, Hard Fi, Sonic, CLS, Metric, Dom & Roland AND Quadrant & Dstar all make an appearance in this deep and building ride that takes you from calm waters to the monsoon season in roughly an hour.
Auditory Spiral – A 1hr trip from the Train tracks
Break – Enigma
Zion Base – Snow Country
Nookie – Get Down
Autumn – Transmute
Duo Infernale – Underworld
Apex feat. Ayah- Space Between
Hard Fi – Hard to Beat (London Electricity RMX)
Bungle – You
Sonic – Electrosound
Kali – Tokyo
Sigma – All Blue
CLS – Their Names Were Trot and Melon
Bungle & Total Science – Snake Eyes
Metric – Through the Night
Quadrant & Dstar – Hell Can Wait (2006 RMX)
Dom & Roland – Can’t Punish Me RMX