One of the blessings of this blog is that I’m inundated with new music on a weekly basis. Some of it is fantastic and some of it just okay, but I know that, whatever I think of it, someone else put in a lot of time and effort making it. Ultimately I am very thankful […]

Chimpo is an absolute musical genius. Three jungle “relicks”, from Ella Mai, Rygin King, and Amira respectively, that are so fresh you’d think they were dropped in 1994. To be able to take three very disparate original tracks and craft resonating, classic jungle out of them is just such an impressive skill. It is a […]

The use of Rose Royce’s 1977 “Wishing On A Star” in drum and bass is not a new concept. It’s all about the execution of said sample which is why Dope Ammo’s EP of the same name is my Tune of the Day (TOTD). Excellent synth stabs, heady bassline, and an excellent mix of the […]

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.