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: 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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