Ruffneck Ting is a legendary jungle/drum & bass event night in Bristol, controlled by the lovely DJ Dazee and, at one time, MC Jakes. One of the very first jungle mixtapes I owned was ripped copy of a Dazee and Jakes mix from Ruffneck Ting. I was so into the RT tapes that I would design and print out my own covers during my overnight job at Kinko’s. Subsequently, I wore those tapes down to nothing.
This mix isn’t that Dazee tape, but it is the indomitable DJ Hype and MC Jakes rinsing out the Ruffneck Ting crowd way back in 1995. Enjoy.
The Manchester crew lost one of their brethren recently when local staple, Salford John, was attacked and subsequently passed on from his injuries. I didn’t know John, but from tweets by Strategy, DRS, and Dub Phizix he was quite the character and he touched a lot of people’s lives in important ways.
Dub Phizix wrote a touching eulogy to his memory and as part of that he is also giving away a track he remixed for John, called “8 Gold Rings.” Mr. Phizix is kindly requesting donations when you download the track to help with the care of John’s two young daughters. So click through to the eulogy page, get to know Salford John, drop a few bucks in the coffers for his kids, then download “8 Gold Rings.” It’s good karma.
They’re also doing a one-off event in Manchester, also entitled 8 Gold Rings, at FAC251, so if you happen to be in the area make sure you stop in to hear Goldie, Marcus Intalex, Dub Phizix, and Xtrah blow it up in Salford John’s memory.
It’s an odd-numbered month and that means another bass house mix from Hannah Wants. Odd-numbered months are cool.
Listening to this makes me wish I could’ve been there, but for being broadcast live on RinseFM the audio is kinda rough. I found direct downloads from RinseFM that sound slightly better, but it’s not great.
English actor Idris Elba, known for his roles on The Wire as Stringer Bell and as the title character in Luthur, isn’t just a talented actor, but he knows his way around a DJ booth too. Now he’s just uploaded a banging little house mix for the world’s enjoyment.
1. Hannah wants & Chris Lorenzo – Breathe
2. Aluna George – Best Be Believing (Shadow Child vocal mix)
3. Gorgon City – Ready For Your Love (Extended mix)
4. Chocolate Puma – Step Back feat Kris Kiss
5. Getsome ft The Get Along Gang – Bassline (Chocolate Puma remix)
6. Ac Slater & Lucent – Bouncy Baby
7. Chromeo – Sexy Socialite
8. DJ Tonka – We Don’t Play
9. LKID – That Girl
10. Second City – I Wanna Feel
11. Toyboy & Robin – Back& Forth ft Nikki B
12. Wiz ft Joel Compass – Early Morning Champagne
13. Allusion – Looking for Base
14. Brett Gould – Burning
15. Kiesza – Hideaway
16. Lancelot – Givin’it Up
17. Tensnake ft Fiora – See Right Through (Medlar remix)
18. Wayward – Marvin VIP
19. OMT – Kant ‘ey Yo
Metalheadz manager and Dispatch mastermind Ant TC1 steps back behind the decks to deliver the latest Metalheadz podcast series and the first one to kick off 2014. I am hungrily awaiting what will be done with the recent sets that were recorded at the Metalheadz 20th Anniversary event that seemed to be beyond words. The lineup was a junglist’s dream upon a dream and reading the tweets and fb posts from those who played and were involved, it was something to remember. I can cope with this as a meal to tide me over until something is announced regarding the sets for that special night. The Metalheadz podcasts are always looking to the future, past, and present of the drum and bass sound. The Nucleus/Paradox tune that kicks it off is SERIOUS and heads straight into breakbeat shogun PHOTEK’s Something Else. This mix is no joke and so be prepared to turn the lights out and get the fuck down. Join us.
I haven’t written a free tune round-up post in awhile, so since it’s a little slow for me today I thought I’d knock one out. There’s a lot of drum & bass, some house, jungle, dubstep, a smattering of trap, and an ambient future garage all tucked away in the list.
As always your mileage may vary on these tracks and some downloads will require a Facebook like or an email address to capture the file.
The mighty Randall and the curmudgeonly (yet lovable) Doc Scott went back-to-back for two hours on RinseFM last week. Plenty of 90s eras ‘Headz classics and it’s all superbly mixed.
Our old buddy, the enigmatic Clynt B, ripped and uploaded a jungle tape he made in 1996 that I thought was worthy of a share.
(Full mix with Side A & B of cassette)
1. In the Mood – Dillinja
2. Is It love – Hidden Agenda
3. East Coast Vibes – Hyper on Experience
4. Trippin’ On Broken Beats (Carlito Mix) – Omni Trio
5. Walking Wounded (Dave Wallace Remix) – Everything But The Girl
6. Fantasy – Lemon D
7. Pressin’ On – Hidden Agenda
8. What’s Your Name – Dream Team
9. Chronic 5
10. Pump it up some – Smokey Joe
11. Pranksta’s – Dj Zinc
12. Massive – Capone
13. The Shit – L Double & Shy Fx
14. Gangsta – Roni Size remix
15. Pushin – Decoder
16. The Bear – Danny Breaks
Logam has been a name that has been growing in many circles as a name to watch including from yours truly. Logam has been well known for working with the ATL badman Mayhem releasing many great tunes and remixes over the years as well as putting out his own solo work to the masses. Logam has seen releases on Playaz, SubHuman, Project 51, Lost in Music as well as his own Santoku Records. For the Bad Chemistry Agency/Label Chemcast series, Logam has stepped into the booth and given us a blistering mix session of fresh and upcoming tunes with some classics sprinkled in.The mix takes on 30 tunes in an hour so enjoy the ride cuz its an adventure. Take a peek at his Soundcloud also as Logam is offering a great number of tunes for free. Tracklisting after the jump.
Logam & Equivalent – Horde [Santoku]
Merikan – Do not comply [Close2Death Dub]
State of Mind – Wake up [SOM]
June Miller – Operation Ivy [Ram]
Rregula & Dementia & Disphonia – Doom Loop (Mefjus Remix) [Citrus Dub]
Mayhem & Logam – Infinity [SLR Dub]
Black Sun Empire & Chris Su – Skyrider [BSE]
Quadrant & Iris – Depth Sounder [Commercial Suicide]
Shimon feat Tali – Get Out [Audioporn]
Fourward – Steady State VIP [Audioporn]
Myselor – Dark horizon [Mindtech]
Break – Evil Twin [Symmetry]
June Miller & Nymfo – Misfit [Ram]
Commix – Bear Music [Hospital]
Gridlok – American Dream (Mayhem & Logam Remix) [Project 51]
Rregula & Dementia – Timeline (Optiv & BTK Remix) [Citrus Dub]
Dom & Roland – Mindfeeders [Dom & Roland Productions]
Rregula & Dementia – Insects Inside [Citrus Dub]
Commix – Satellite Type 2 [Metalheads]
Disphonia & Camelorg – Commit [SOM Dub]
Pendulum – Toxic Shock [Freak]
Logam & Equivalent – Star Dust [Santoku]
Break – Let it Happen [Shogun]
Mayhem – Injection [SLR]
Quadrant & Kid Hops & Iris – Convergence [Dispatch]
Phace – Open Your Eyes [Subtitles]
Friction & K Tee – Set if Off [Shogun]
Enei – One Chance (Emperor Remix) [Critical]
Phace – Strange Science [Ram]
Logam – Get Down [Santoku Dub]
Spectrasoul – Guardian [Metalheadz]
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