Cloud 9 – Jazzmin (Tango Remix)

Cloud 9 – Jazzmin (Tango Remix) (Moving Shadow, 1995) While Jamie Giltrap AKA Tango released plenty of his own material he is perhaps best known for his remixing skills. His versions of tracks by the likes of Foul Play, Hyper On Experience and Johnny Jungle often surpassed the originals although he told Blog To TheContinue reading “Cloud 9 – Jazzmin (Tango Remix)”

Drum & Bass – FB1

Drum & Bass – FB1 (Strictly Underground Records, 1994) I assume this is the duo of L Double and ST Files who also released material on Formation under the Drum & Bass name and Rolldabeats seems to confirm this. FB1 came out on a 12″ with two different mixes, the Keys To The Roof MixContinue reading “Drum & Bass – FB1”

4hero – Journey From The Light

4hero – Journey From The Light (Reinforced Records, 1993) There has always been more to Dego and Marc Mac’s productions than meets the eye with tracks such as ‘Cooking Up Yah Brain’ commenting on the dangers of drug use. ‘Journey From The Light’ was a rallying cry against the commercialisation of rave music and followedContinue reading “4hero – Journey From The Light”

Dopestyle – You Must Think First

Dopestyle – You Must Think First (Ganja Records, 1994) Like yesterday’s tune, this one from DJ Hype under his Dopestyle alias samples both First Choice and the Wu-Tang Clan. It was released on Ganja Records Volume 3 in 1994 and is a proper jungle classic. Hype has sampled the Wu-Tang Clan a number of timesContinue reading “Dopestyle – You Must Think First”

Doc Scott – The Unofficial Ghost

Doc Scott – The Unofficial Ghost (Metalheadz, 1996) The highlight of the new material on Platinum Breakz was ‘The Unofficial Ghost’, Doc Scott’s remix of Rufige Kru’s ‘Ghosts Of My Life’. While Goldie’s ‘VIP Riders Ghost’ version of the track was a lesson in restraint this one is an all-out assault. It opens with theContinue reading “Doc Scott – The Unofficial Ghost”

Rufige Kru – VIP Riders Ghost

Rufige Kru – VIP Riders Ghost (Metalheadz, 1994) This track started out as ‘Ghosts Of My Life’ from Rufige Kru’s Ghosts EP on Reinforced (which also included the similarly constructed ‘Fabio’s Ghost’ and ‘High Rollers ‘Ghostin’ Out’). In 1994 Goldie gave it the VIP treatment for Unreleased Metal – a monumental moment in the historyContinue reading “Rufige Kru – VIP Riders Ghost”

DJ Swift – Soul

DJ Swift – Soul (True Playaz, 1997) This track from Swift – Mampi not the Swift & Zinc one – appeared on his debut 12″ for the True Playaz imprint in 1997, a big year for the DJ and producer which also saw him set up his own Charge label and release classics such asContinue reading “DJ Swift – Soul”

Omni Trio – Soul Promenade

Omni Trio – Soul Promenade (Moving Shadow, 1994) ‘Torn’ wasn’t the first time Rob Haigh had sampled the acapella of First Choice’s ‘Let No Man Put Asunder’. ‘Soul Promenade’ appeared on Volume 5 in 1994 and features a “I got something for your soul” vocal cleverly stitched together from the disco classic. The track opensContinue reading “Omni Trio – Soul Promenade”

Omni Trio – Torn

Omni Trio – Torn (Moving Shadow, 1995) Rob Haigh introduced a new more streamlined sound in 1995 with the Miles Davis referencing ‘Nu Birth Of Cool’. On the flipside of that tune though is ‘Torn’, a cut that manages to feature clattering breaks and a ‘Dred Bass’ style bassline without sacrificing his gift for melody.Continue reading “Omni Trio – Torn”

Jumping Jack Frost – Pornography ’94 (Drum & Bass Remix)

Jumping Jack Frost – Pornography ’94 (Drum & Bass Remix) (Formation Records, 1994) Jumping Jack Frost is best known as a DJ and as the co-founder of V Recordings but back in 1993-94 he also produced a few drum and bass classics. There was of course ‘Burial’ under the Leviticus name but first came ‘Pornography’Continue reading “Jumping Jack Frost – Pornography ’94 (Drum & Bass Remix)”

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