Music Alert: Orbr – Ultra Aeon

Orbr’s long-awaited full-length album is finally here!

Ultra Aeon contains a whopping 20 essential jungle / drum & bass bangers including remixes, previously unreleased versions, a collaboration with the legendary Ragga Twins, and the world premier of Orbr’s brand new jungle slammer Congo Menace VIP.

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Music Alert: Jeweler’s Dive (Remastered)

Recently I had the opportunity to remaster some of my old drum & bass tracks from the mid 90s. (See the Oak St Bluesman remasters.)

Here are 4 more songs from the same era, clarified through the power of modern audio magic. Hope you enjoy!

Music Alert: Oak St Bluesman EP (Remastered)

In 1998 I had the insanely exciting opportunity to get signed to an independent record label in San Francisco. The label, Cosmic Flux Musiq, released a handful of my songs before closing up shop a few years later.

I remastered some of those old songs, starting with the Oak St Bluesman EP from 2000. Here are those remastered tracks. I hope you enjoy! (Also see the Jeweler’s Dive remasters.)

Throwback Thursday: Jeweler’s Dive

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In 1998 I recorded a song called Jeweler’s Dive. It was one of only a few jazz-inspired drum and bass tracks I made during my loungy, loungy period of the late ’90s. An edited version enjoyed a mini-celebrity on Terminal Beats, a compilation released by indie jungle Chicago outfit Forte Recordings. (Old school ruffians will remember Midwest legends 3D and Snuggles.)

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From the Archives: My Millennial Lounge Phase

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Around the year 1997 I graduated from my awkward ’90s electronica phase and started producing truly polished, professional sounding dance music.

Between 1997 and 2004 I recorded tracks for a few national record labels, and even heard a few of my own songs on internet radio stations and once, unbelievably, in a department store!

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Mixtape Alert: 95 Jungle Bizness

Check out this quick and dirty collection of ruff riders from the crucial ’93 – ’95 jungle era!

Track list:

  1. Shabba Ranks – Lets Get It On (Shy FX Dub)
  2. Bay B Kane – Wake Up
  3. Tom & Jerry & DJ Stretch – Maximum Style (Dubplate Mix)
  4. Omni Trio – Renegade Snares
  5. Scientist – New Style
  6. Cris B – The Storm
  7. Moody Boys – Destination Africa
  8. Shabba Ranks – Lets Get It On (Shy FX Vocal Remix)
  9. Dillinja – Deep Love
  10. DJ Rap & Austin – More Time
  11. L Double & Younghead – New Style

Mixtape Alert: Class of ’93 – Hyper on Hardcore Breakbeat

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If you’ve ever loved jungle, drum and bass, or happy hardcore, you’ve loved hardcore breakbeat. Hardcore is the solid trunk of early 90’s British electronica that spawned literally dozens of sub-genres, including 2-step garage, dubstep, and fidget.

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Remix Alert: KLF – The White Room

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It was impossible to escape The KLF for a while there in the early ’90s. You couldn’t walk into a nightclub without hearing instantly catchy hits like What Time is Love, 3AM Eternal, Last Train to Transcentral, and (of course) Justified and Ancient featuring Tammy motherfucking Wynette.

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