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Ray Keith – Rare Groove

Ray Keith – Rare Groove (Penny Black, 1997) I’ve been meaning to post about this tune from Ray Keith ever since writing about Potential Bad Boy’s identically titled track a few months ago. It originally appeared on Breakage Vol. 1 which was the first full length project put out by Penny Black, a sub labelContinue reading “Ray Keith – Rare Groove”

Good 2Bad and Hugly Interview

Jimmy Ryan AKA Good 2Bad and Hugly was the main force behind Ruff Kut! Records, a crucial imprint in the development of Jungle from Breakbeat Hardcore. Based out of Stevenage in Hertfordshire, much of the label’s output was produced by Jimmy Ryan at his studio above Bowe Lyons House, a youth club that he hadContinue reading “Good 2Bad and Hugly Interview”

Blockdata – Tertiary

Blockdata – Tertiary (Ohm Resistance, 2021) Submerged’s New York based Ohm Resistance imprint have been putting out forward thinking bass music since the the end of the last century and have released records by a diverse range of artists, from Justin Broadrick and Bill Laswell to Current Value and Enduser. Now they welcome Scottish producerContinue reading “Blockdata – Tertiary”

Voyager – Hypersleep

Voyager – Hypersleep (R&S Records, 1997) The Belgian techno label R&S Records began a push into Drum & Bass territory in 1996 with releases from Jacobs Optical Stairway and Wax Doctor. That year they also established All Good Vinyl, a sub label dedicated to DnB, and set aside a volume of their flagship In OrderContinue reading “Voyager – Hypersleep”

Bad Company – Infinity

Bad Company – Infinity (BC Recordings, 2000) My last post looked at Dillinja’s ‘Hard Noize’ which samples the score and dialogue from an episode of The Twilight Zone. But this wasn’t the only tune from the era to sample this classic science fiction TV series. It is also the basis for Bad Company’s ‘Infinity’ whichContinue reading “Bad Company – Infinity”

Dillinja – Hard Noize

Dillinja – Hard Noize (Test Recordings, 1998) The long awaited Break remix of ‘Hard Noize’ finally saw release at the end of May after around four years on dub. Regarding the lengthy wait, Dillinja told UKF in a recent interview: “Let it breathe, let it grow. It doesn’t happen often enough”, recalling the days whenContinue reading “Dillinja – Hard Noize”

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