My absolute favorite hardcore band (or post-hardcore/grindcore/mathcore) of all time, The Dillinger Escape Plan, are hanging up their strings after six albums, multiple EP releases, and nearly 20 years of fucking shit up. After I moved back to Texas in 2002, I was feeling especially disheartened by the drum & bass scene. Since I originally […]
I just tweeted that I was on the hunt for a new mix to check out. Within minutes I’d stumbled on Sonic Rampage boss, Pearsall’s Surgical Sounds set. A proper tribute to the drum & bass legend Doc Scott. Tracklist: 01. System 7 – Interstate (Doc Scott Remix) (Butterfly) 02. Empirion – B.E.T.A. (Doc Scott […]
Learn about the UK hardcore scene of the 80s in Music Nation Part 4, Soap the Stamps. You can watch the full-length documentary, listen to the playlist and check out the fashion and style of the scene.
While going over a “Where Are They Now” article on Thump, I came across another article about AK1200 that was written by DJ DB. It chronicled some of Dave AK’s achievements in breaking breakbeat culture to the US. You wouldn’t know it now, but Orlando was a big spot for early hardcore and jungle thanks […]
As a addendum to my Essential Nookie post from last week, I wanted to share Law’s All Nookie 92-94 mix via Drumtrip. Law shares my same view on Nookie being one of the unsung heroes of jungle, so I thought it only fitting to share his excellent mix of Nookie’s early work. Make sure to […]
Thanks to the magic of Twitter and a re-tweet from MC Jakes, I saw this posted by the ageless DJ Slipmatt. It’s a live recording of Slipmatt and MC Magicka’s set from Dance Planet Pure Energy II from January 29th, 1994. Loving it!
Adrian Sciencia aka The Katalyst here, I got some choice bits for you in the Beats and Pieces this go round. Direct Motion – Those That Lead/Part of Me – Diffrent Music – OUT NOW We will kick off this segment with a release from Direct Motion courtesy of the Diffrent Music out of London. […]
dBridge has done a mixtape for Trap Magazine called Dubs On Doves. Despite the magazine’s name there’s no trap in the mix! It’s nothing but classic jungle tunes from the 90s and it’s a winner! dBridge’s Dubs On Doves Mix (1991-95) 1. State Of Art – Suburban Knights – Intelligent Music Company (1994) 2. The […]
Drum & Bass legend and Charge Recordings boss Mampi Swift is dropping his History album in a couple of months and as a primer for that he’s giving away a tune from it called “Let’s Go!” The tune is a modern day twist on the 92 hardcore sound with in-your-face drums and those stabby 90s […]
A little slice of rave history this morning! Here’s A-Sides with the details: “This is a recording of a live P.A I used to perform back in 1992, The pre-jungle days with Cool Hand Flex and Uncle 22 when we were all based out of De Underground Records in East London!! We did this set […]