Jungle Survival: Lesson 2 – Ear & Drum Session 8

Part 2 of the Jungle Survival series and we are still in 1994. Listening to this set, it amazes me that some of the tracks are 15 years old. Obviously the overall production quality is down, but when you consider most of this stuff was pieced together on an AKAI s2000 sampler and an Atari ST computer it really does hold up remarkably well and a lot of todays producers could take a leaf out of the collective books of the artists on this roster.

D’Cruse’s – Lonely is still as hauntingly beautiful as the day it was made, Fusion’s – Love for the World Pt. II still makes you wanna brock out and Noise Factory’s – The Future still sounds darker than most tracks today. It is the ideas and the intricate sequencing that really makes these tracks, and as always with ragga jungle the dub and sound system influences are never too far away.

I had a damn good time mixing all this stuff up, so I hope you get as much pleasure listening to it as I did making it. Big up ya chest in a bullet proof vest.

 

Jungle Survival Lesson 2 – 1hr of the ruff and the ragga

4 Hero – Shadow Run
Entity – Dubwise
D’Cruse – Lonely
Radical Sound – What is Love (Exclusive VIP Mix)
Ibizia – Brockwild
D Note feat Navigator – Iniquity Worker (Number Of The Beast Mix)
M Beat feat. General Levi – Incredible
House Crew – Super Hero
DJ SS – Rollers Convention (Original Intro Mix)
Fusion – Love for the World Pt. II
Jungle Warrior – No Surrender (Exclusive VIP Mix)
Booyaka Crew & Tippa Irie – Hustling
Amazon II – Booyaa! (Open Your Mind)
L Double – Little Roller Vol 1 (Nah Ease up Mix)
3 Disciples – Gwaan
DJ Hype – Rrrol The Beats
DJ Krome & Mr Time – Ganja Man (Original Mix)
Noise Factory – The Future

Praying for Rain – Jungletrain Session 198

Someone asked me to rinse out an all Amen set for the Train Tracks show and this was the result. ASC’s Covert Operations label has to get a bashing as I am convinced these guys are doing the best Amen atmos tracks ATM, but on the harder tip we have Equinox, Breakage, Theory, Solar Empire & Goldie all laying down some killer Amen rinsers.

Obviously Amens aren’t everybodies cup of tea, but if you love THE beat and can’t get enough of it raining down on your from your speakers then you could do a lot worse than giving this a listen.

Rinse and repeat!

 

Praying for Rain – 1hr of Amen Rinsers

Kjell – Green Eyes
Equinox – Love Thy Brother (Breakage – Dub Thy Brother Mix)
Norik – Aqueous Passage
B.Fuse – Big Space
ASC – Off World Tides Part 2
Breakage – Transbohemia (Equinox Remix)
Bachelors of Science – Imortal (Alaska Remix)
Sol ID & Cybass – The Time We’ve Left
Atlantic Connection – Alliance Amen
Theory – Aurora Flash
Solar Empire – Dynamics
Goldie – Letting Go

Jazz Chord – Jungletrain Session 194

Going for the harder tinged liquid sounds in this mix with a jazz and bass rinse out. Aimed at the floor, these choons might be melodic, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t got enough oomph to move your body.

Utah Jazz’s new album – It’s a Jazz Thing gets a mighty big look in, and we got new tracks from GameOver, Dirrrty B and London Elektricty. I also throw in a few old favourites from D.Kay, D-BRidge and Calibre.

So if you like it jazzy and don’t mind brocking out in public places, I suggest you get on it.

 

Jazz Chord – 1hr of fresh Jazz & Bass

Atlantic Connection & Utah Jazz – River Theme
J Rawls and Middle Child – Music Over Madness (Zero Tolerance Bare Minimum RMX)
Game Over – Like We Use To Do It
Utah Jazz – CLoud Nine
Dirrrty B – Lets Make Some Love
D.Kay – Interlude
Bachelors of Science – Hold On (Feat. Redeyes)
Utah Jazz – Run Away
Calibre – Into the Groove
London Elektricity – Southeastern Dream
D-Bridge – The Question
Utah Jazz – Feel Inside
Nero – Solid Air
Influx UK – Show ‘Em What You Got
Utah Jazz – Atmosphere Interlude
D-Bridge – Manas Lament

Depth Perception – Jungletrain Session 190

Another ChaNinja request this one. 🙂

This mix is as deep as they come with incredible tracks from D-Bridge’s – The Gemini Principle and Calibre’s – Overflow LPs. Plus new tracks from Decem, Breakage, DJ Clart and Thetaphi get a rinse.

I really go nuts on D-Bridge here though, so if you are a complete fanboy like myself you’ll love it to the bone.

 

Depth Perception – 1hr of Deep D&B

D-Bridge – Manas Lament
Calibre – Big Bang
D-Bridge – Creatures of Habit
Tetaphi – Etherbird
D-Bridge – Blush Response
Decem – Velvet Horizons
D-Bridge – Mr Malcontent
Calibre – Into the Groove
Dk Clart – So Selfish
D-Bridge – Ponderosa
Sub – Stenanography
D-Bridge – Desire Line
D-Bridge – The Question
D-Bridge – The Yearning
Breakage – Losing Track (VIP)
Panda – Leaving Amsterdam

Soundtracking Life – Jungletrain Session 189

This mix feels kindah like a movie based concept album thanks to many a track from Atlantic Connection’s awesome Tomorrows Not Enough LP. Helping with the weird ambience is Panda and I even play some D&B tracks by Sinistarr, Mutt, ATP and Sabaruko.

Big ups to Atlantic Connection for the wicked album and all the free tracks down the years. 😉

 

Soundtrack Life – 1hr of Cinematic D&B

Atlantic Connection – Interlude to LA
Atlantic Connection – Tomorrows Not Enough
Sinistarr – Colli Park
Sinistarr – How We Do
Atlantic Connection – Goodhood Review
Mutt – Nice As Me
Panda – Leaving Amsterdam
Decem – Velvet Horizons
ATP – Dreaming
Panda – Bagdad
Bachelors of Science – Strings Track (Apex Mix)
Panda – Epilogue
Atlantic Connection – Can’t Destroy Love
Saburuko – Brooklyn Summer (Morphy Remix)
Love they Brother – (Breakage Mix)
Bachelors of Science – Immortal (Alaska Remix)
Atlantic Connection – Outro to Paradise

Muttly Much? – Jungletrain Session 176

Hailing from Canada, Mutt blazes a trail with his unique sound. His melodic and soulful style is second to none in D&B today.

For me Mutt was the best new comer to D&B for 2006-7. His sense of melody, stripped back beats and soulful vocals make his sound relaxed and easy on the ear. But when it comes to rolling it out, he heads into a dubby dance hall style that gets the floor moving proper. I can’t say enough about him really. :fanboy: 

This mix is for him and anyone who loves his sound.

 

Muttly Much? – 1hr of Mr Mutt

Mutt – Strangers
Mutt – Trying Measures
Mutt – Lately
Mutt – Hot Lick Squeeze
Mutt – Kush Talk
Mutt – Come to Terms
Mutt – Nice As Me
Mutt – Advance Money
Mutt – Same As You Feel
Mutt – Crazy
Mutt – Hands Free
Mutt – Draw on Me
Mutt & Paul T – Hips, Thighs and Alibis
Mutt & Apeture – New Jazz Lick
Mutt – Dublites (D-Bridge Remix)
Mutt & Perpetuum – November
Mutt & Redeyes – Virtue
Mutt – Credence

Flight 174: Perth to Amsterdam – Jungletrain Session 174

This one is going out to Steve who brought me back a copy of Reality Checkpoint from Japan way before it got released in Australia.

As you can see a lot of Logistic’s album ends up in this mix, and rightly so. Reality Checkpoint was for me on of the top 3 LPs of last year so if you haven’t checked it out go and get yourself a copy. Most the other artists in this mix are pretty low key and obtuse, so it is worth grabbing just to hear some tracks from guys I hadn’t heard of at the time, or since, for that matter.

The mix is awesome for traveling, so if you have a long trip coming up, load it up and float away with it.

 
Flight 174 – 1hr of Inflight Entertainment

Logistics – Back Where We Started
Logistics – Trying Times
Logistics – No Words
Agent Alvin – Super Highway
Logistics – Slow Motion
Makoto & T-Ak – Voyager
Camo – Morning Sun
Camo & Krooked – Play it!
Logistics – Cold World
Logistics – Shanghai Skyline
Dissident – Escapism
Critical – Ellement
Morebeat – Goodnight feat. Gabanna
Spirit – 1471
Demo & Cease – Ladies Night VIP

Instra Mental – Jungletrain Session 156

First up this mix has nothing to do with the D&B outfit Instramental. In fact at the time of mixing I had never heard of them. What this mix does contain is loads of instrumental D&B that has a harder edge to it. So if you like melodic D&B that still maintains something of the mentalist about it then you’ll probably like this mix.

Big ups to ChaNinja again on the requesting of this one.

 

Instra Mental – 1hr of mental & melodic music

High Contrast – If We Ever
Chup – Through The Sky (Mistadool Remix)
CLS & Wax – Primal Rage
Fanu – Siren Song
Fanu – Two Drummers
State of Mind – Dune
Desimal – After Life
Starski – Magic
Komatic – Visicous (Floor Mix)
Spiritech – Make Me Feel
B Cee & Amaning – The Great Deflate
Noisia & Mayhem – Moonway Renegade
Subsonic – Communicate

5am Again – Jungletrain Session 192

ChaNinja was chasing this request, so this one is going out to him. Cha if you are reading this, I am slowly getting through the others you requested. You’ve even caused me to re-catalogue my entire mix collection.

This mix was originally done with a ‘back to mine’ vibe in mind. Calibre’s – Overflow LP and D-Bridges – Gemini Principle LP feature heavily, plus a swag of other great chillers. 

 

5am Again – 1hr of early morning beats.

Calibre – Overeaction
Calibre – Shine
Jonathan Baker – Cotton Candy
The Green Man – Hong Kong Niights
D-Bridge – Blush Response
D-Bridge – The Question
Clipse feat Pharrell – Mr Me Too (Atlantic Connection Mix)
Anakin – Sky Purple, Yellow & Red
Kabatko & TRG – Crazy Moments
Kahluah – Play It
Calibre – Into the Groove
London Elektricity – Southeastern Dream
Kanye West – Can’t Tell Me Nothing (Atlantic Connection Mix)
Anakin – Falling
Sil ID & Cybass – The Time We’ve Got Left

Tru To Form – Ear & Drum Session 7

One of the labels I have invested the most time & money into down the years is True Playaz. DJs Hype, Pascal & Zinc between them amassed a huge amount of THE best Jump Up tunes between 1995 to 2002. Whether united as the Ganja Kru, or producing under their separate identities, the Tru Playaz label always represented firing beats, funky riffs, hip-hop samples and always mashed together with a phat Jump Up bass line.

Their massive output over this time is amazing considering how high they kept the quality of the music. Albums like Still Smoking, Real Vibes and Playaz4Real offered great value because they always contained way more hits than misses on them, and the string of great EPs on True Playaz is too long to list here.

I think Jump Up today has lost it a bit. Making the as track loud and noisy as possible seems more important that making it funky, and the fun and the good vibe seems to be lacking. But during the golden age of Jump Up, this label really did live up to it’s name and was a True Playa.

 

2hrs of Jump Up classics from the True masters

DJ Zinc – The Source
DJ Hype – True Playa’z Anthem
DJ Zinc – Super Sharp Shooter (Short & Sharp Version)
DJ Zinc – Fugees or Not
Ganja Kru – Magic
Ganja Kru – Plague That Never Ends
Ganja Kru – Forbidden Fruit
DJ Nut Nut – The Finest
Ganja Kru – Science
DJ Hype – Closer To God
DJ Hype – Only One Life (Ganja Kru Remix)
DJ Hype – Musically Dope (Ganja Kru Remix)
Freestyles – Come Back
Pascal – P-Funk 2000
Freestyle – God Intendend
Ganja Kru – You Belong To Me
Pascal – Rollplay
DJ Red – Everything Has Changed (Remix)
Pascal – Keep It Real
Fellowship – Dark Flower Remedy
DJ Zinc – Casino Royal
DJ Hype – Help Me
DJ Hype – Dead A’s
DJ Zinc – Reach Out (Remix)
DJ Zinc – Ska
DJ Zinc – Pitcher
The Outfit – Cleancut
DJ Zinc – Freenote