Tuesday, 24 June 2008
It's been a good 12 years since classic jungle started to die out and the producers moved ontoa more stripped down style of drum and bass or Jump-Up. However we've still not forgotten about the hundres of incredible tunes that were made in that all too short two year period. Although it's Shy FX's 'Original Nuttah', amongst a limited number of others, that people tend to remember as the stand out tune of the era, there's hundreds of others that desever a similar amount of limelight. Take Aladdin's 'So Good' (listen below) as example of one of the most incredibly complex and brillaint forgotten tunes of that time. This is proven by the fact we discovered it on an old Ellis Dee jungle tapepack which has nearly been played to death. With no tracklisting and no way of finding out where to get it from we finally resorted to randomly googling words and eventually got lucky. With so many now popping up in London's record exchanges and on ebay it's time they got the airing they deserved, just leave some for us.
Buy this MP3 along with other classic breakbeat and Jungle tunes here
Sunday, 15 June 2008
After everyone has finally stopped chatting about how grime has died it appears there's room for a feature on one of the most talented MCs we've heard in a long time. After sharing the limelight with Wiley on their collaboration 'Ain't Ready', Axeman comes into his own on his first single 'These Girls'. A tune reminiscent of Dizzee's early energetic, innovative style but still sounding completely fresh. Take a listen below and head over to his myspace
Monday, 9 June 2008
Two producers we've been feeling a lot recently are Rico Tubbs and 2 Bit Thugs. We discovered the former whilst attempting to find as much music as possible by the latter. 2 Bit Thugs are from Brighton and make the most disgusting bassy house music you've ever heard. A lot of jackin' house/electro/bass music has got really samey recently and upon hearing their rerub of the street's 'has it come to this' made us realise you can still do something pretty interesting with a genre that as become pretty predictable. The same can be said for Rico Tubbs (formerly of Bomfunk MCs???) who has just dropped the 'Gangsters EP'. Both are getting heavy rotation on Tomb Crew's stereo, check the samples below:
2 Bit Thugs