DnB Advent Calendar: Day 8

Essence Of Aura – Northern Lights (Moving Shadow, 1994) We’ve got to Day 8 of the DnB Advent Calendar and for the first time during this project it may not be clear why this track has been chosen. There were a few others that more obviously fit the bill but they weren’t tunes I wasContinue reading “DnB Advent Calendar: Day 8”

The Architex – Blueprint

The Architex – Blueprint (Basement Records, 1995) DJ Ink is a name that should need little introduction to any fan of drum and bass. Now known as a top DJ and producer with releases on Renegade Hardware, Metalheadz and his own Architecture imprint amongst others, the man otherwise known as Giles Mensah started off asContinue reading “The Architex – Blueprint”

T.Power – The Man Machine

T.Power – The Man Machine (SOUR, 1994) Several artists such as Dom & Roland and Dillinja have sampled Blade Runner on more than one occasion and T.Power is another example. Marc Royal first sampled the film on his Sandman collaboration ‘Oedipus Complex’ in 1993 (“Let me tell you about my mother”) and also included someContinue reading “T.Power – The Man Machine”

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”

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)”

Bay B Kane – Jungle Warriors (’95 Remix)

Bay B Kane – Jungle Warriors (’95 Remix) (White House Records, 1995) Mel Jalal Tanur AKA Bay B Kane produced some of the finest darkside hardcore and jungle from ’92-’95 and was responsible for classics such as ‘Hello Darkness’ and ‘Rhythm’. The forward thinking original version of ‘Jungle Warriors’ came out on his The NextContinue reading “Bay B Kane – Jungle Warriors (’95 Remix)”

4 Horsemen Of The Apocalypse – We Are The Future

4 Horsemen Of The Apocalypse – We Are The Future (Tone Def Records, 1993) This tune from 4 Horsemen Of The Apocalypse AKA Foul Play was released on Yomi Ayeni’s Tone Def Records as the B Side to ‘Drowning In Her’. It uses an obscured sample of Angelo Badalamenti’s ‘Theme From Twin Peaks’ during theContinue reading “4 Horsemen Of The Apocalypse – We Are The Future”

Lick Back Organisation – Maniak Musik (Remix)

Lick Back Organisation – Maniak Musik (The Lick Back Remix) (Suburban Base, 1994) My Monday Retrospect column for DnB Blog this week looks at ‘Godfather’ by Rampage, a track that samples the theme music and dialogue from The Godfather Part III. This remix of Lick Back Organisation’s ‘Maniak Musik’ features a brief sample of someContinue reading “Lick Back Organisation – Maniak Musik (Remix)”

Bonafide – Super Bad (Zinc Remix)

Bonafide – Super Bad (Zinc Remix) (Frontline Records, 1996) In the Drum and Bass world the music of James Brown has mainly been mined for the breakbeats, but his vocal exclamations and other instrumentation from his records have also been widely sampled. Bonafide were the trio of Frontline boss Pascal, Thomas Hardware and Dave JenningsContinue reading “Bonafide – Super Bad (Zinc Remix)”

Roni Size – Phizical

Roni Size – Phizical (V Recordings, 1994) Here’s another tune that uses the Soul Pride break and also samples India. Linda Viera Caballero was born in Puerto Rico in 1969 and shortly afterwards her parents moved to New York. She was given the name India by her grandmother because of her dark features and longContinue reading “Roni Size – Phizical”

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