Sometimes a producer nails the sound of the past in a single tune and Detboi did that, in spades, with Secret Venom. It perfectly captures *that* Metalheadz sound so perfectly that it could be dropped into the Platinum Breakz compilation from 1996 and it wouldn’t be out of place. I love that sound and this […]

Fellow SB family member, Adrian Scientia aka Katalyst aka The Black Bull, finally got around to encoding one of his earliest mixtapes (but wouldn’t post it himself, so I’m doing it). The overriding theme for the tape was the 1979 gang classic, The Warriors and it shows from the intro and throughout. Initially recorded on […]

Squirt, aka Aaron Wilkerson, was one of Dallas’ original junglists and one of the founding members of the 32 Degrees jungle crew (that I later joined) and was a huge influence on drum & bass culture in Dallas. Unfortunately he passed away on the 1st of April after a short illness. Squirt was talented, hilarious, […]

Dead Man’s Chest (aka Eveson) is dropping an actual mixtape! And by mixtape I don’t mean collection of poorly thrown together rap tracks on a CD that some dude tries to sell you for $10 on the subway. No, this is an actual cassette tape! A real, old school, reel-to-reel-need-a-tapedeck tape! Did I mention it’s […]

Bill Bradley’s Devious Mix is chock full of classic jungle and ragga dubs from years gone by that were cut by Houston’s DVS1. These dubs took a pretty circuitous route from their original home to Bill’s decks, but it turned into a pretty sick mix.

I’ll let D tell you all about the making of his second big mix CD, 97 Octane. My second CD mix! Way way back in 1997 I was just beginning to make my mark as a DJ on a national scale. Still living in Pittsburgh at the time and working as tech support at a […]