Tuesday, 22 July 2014
34 Freebies rounded up by team FJB comprising of a variety of genres from House/Techno tracks by Coity & RyKennon, Hybrid Logic, Cause & Effect plus some old skool classic remixed by Funkystepz, Retrosynths & Sanukh, deep dubstep & 140 Jungle from 80z, Strong4Life, Hybrid Logic, Sanxion/Vinyl Junkie, Gold Dubs/King Yoof & Scoco, Oldskool/Rave/Hardcore Breaks from Nicky Allen, Pursuit, Leonized, Paul Cronin, DJ Flow, Boy Raver, DJ Wislov, Amiga Breaks, Clark E Cat & Triple Sod plus DnB/Jungle from Sparki Dee, Kinetic Eon, Voltage, Rolling Paper & Mulder
Sunday, 20 July 2014
One of our favourite groups, North Base celebrate reaching 5k followers on their facebook, drop a mammoth 5 track EP of their brand of quality DnB & 140, following on from their free LP, the amazing 'Insomnia' & the still banging 'Ruffneck', this is yet more audio goodness that you cannot be without!!!
Thursday, 17 July 2014
More musical goodness from Sub Slayers in the shape of King Yoof & Gold Dub's sick remix of jungle classic Brock Out Crew 'Hardcore Romance' BIG!!!!
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Randall,4 Hero, Foul Play,Doc Scott, Krust, Tango & Madcap, Stretch, Cool Hand Flex, MC Moose, Edzy, Lenni De Ice, 2 Bad Mice, Nookie, Vapour, Neil Trix
STSD team up with DJ Randall's Stepback Sessions imprint to bring you a very rare opportunity to catch some of the most respected producers of the early drum n' bass and jungle scene...
Tango & Madcap
Cool Hand Flex
2 Bad Mice
£12 before 12am
Monday, 14 July 2014
Mark C has a unique take on the oldskool/nuskool sound, renowned for some of the most twisted and insanely infectious voyages into broken beats on labels like Rinse Repeat, Paranoid & Kode 5. This fresh offering on Kode 5 goes down a dark, techno influenced minimalist route with nicely layered drums, kind of a Defender-'Feel It' for 2014, a cavernous gut wrenching trip to the darkside and we love it!!!
The prodigious Toronto Is Broken is back on the mighty Sub Slayers with a sampler EP of material from his forthcoming LP, the title track is a full on 140BPM excursion with lush vocals and the most epic of pads, remixes come from Anodyne Industries (DnB) & Rain City Riot (Deep House) and we also get a killer slice of DnB in the shape of 'Engineers' Get ready for what promises to be a massive album!!!
+ ALL GOOD DIGITAL STORES
+ ALL GOOD DIGITAL STORES
Many thanks to NAZA for dropping a HUGE EXCLUSIVE MIX for the blog, going through currents and classics from the Future Jungle sound
01.The Rumblist – Brutalicious
02.The Rumblist - Test E
03.Kambelt - Slang Tang
04.Richie K - Soundz Of Boom
05.Lethal - Light Cycle
06.Requiem - Fear Factor
07.Lethal - Feel
08.Lucas - Incongruous
09.Vinyl Junkie & Madcap - Bad Man
10.Lucas & Strange Rollers - 100% Pure (Digitally Mashed)
11.Pilgrim & Madcap - Refresh The Beats
11.Pressa - Badboy Style
12.Eddie Voyager - Let It Roll
13.Naismith - Blind (Lucas Remix)
14.Kranky & Lethal - Red Mist
15.Bright Lights - KANUFYEELITTT (Schoco Remix)
16.Vinyl Junkie & Backdraft - Virus ft Tracey Elizabeth (Toronto Is Broken Remix)
17.Requiem - Badman Vibes
18.Ben Venom - Sky Mission
19.psyOPs - Splice
20.Time Travel - Gunshot Request
21.Sanxion - Robot House
22.Ben Venom - Alchemist
23.Bojcot Selectah - Winston Tribute
24.Sanxion - A Short Story About Love
25.Kranky & Lethal - Parallel Universe (Lethal's Alternate Reality VIP)
26.Stu & Nee - Demons (VIP Remix)
27.Kranky & Lethal - Reflection (VIP Remix)
28.Evil - Swarm
29.Lethal - Speedball (Electrux Remix)
30.Lethal - Speedball
31.Horsemen Of The Apocalypse - Drowning In Her ( Schoco's High Feeling Remix)
32.Kranky & Lethal - The Window
33.SixFootUnda - Dubplate Run Tingz
34.Eddie Voyager - Freeeee
"Big Up to all the artists and labels in this mix"
Friday, 11 July 2014
The free content just keeps coming and there's still more on the way, courtesy of Shilton & Justify & Top Drawer Digital 2 classic unreleased J Tek rollers, you can't beat a bit of 4x4 action, dark synths plus oodles of atmosphere and thats what you get here, 2 absolute gems...for free!!!!
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
We're very pleased to be able to giveaway this great track courtesy of Future Jungle veteran, Sparki Dee, an unreleased track that combines deep atmospheric pads with a 1992 style rave feel, to quote Labyrinth resident DJ Longman ' its got a definite 4am and I'm lost in the music feel to it', this writer concurs of course and would like to thank Sparki for letting us have this one as an exclusive freebie.
Occasionally we like to round up some of the great free tunes circulating on soundcloud in various genres, hers just a few ranging from Deep Dubstep to House and everything in between, multi genre bass mayhem!!!
Friday, 4 July 2014
Born On Road drop some sick 140 vibes from Gardna Ft Joe Peng, produced by the awesome triumvirate of Aries, Jacky Murda & Gold Dubs and featuring remixes Dub Smugglers, Kreed, Max Powa & Tuffist +Stivs & Kelvin 373, this label has had some great releases to date and this latest one is a free/name your price release, check out the official vid below
Big ups to Protune for a phat EXCLUSIVE guest mix for the blog, loaded to the brim with the finest and plumpest of 140/future jungle offerings, check it out here!!!!!
If you haven't heard tracks from the Switchblade Digital imprint yet, then you've been missing out on some of the finest old skool style jungle tracks around, we caught up with label owner Abyss for a chat, he also very kindly put together an exclusive free mix for us too.....
1.Tell us a little bit about yourself for the uninitiated
Well, I just recently turned 36 (Yikes!) I have been around the scene since day 1. I got my first set of decks in 1994, some lovely Soundlab DLP1 belt drives, lol. Being able to mix on those was a skill in itself! I had a Made2Fade GM25 mixer to go with them. I always remember having to replace the crossfader every few months, either they were very poorly made, or I was a bit too eager with my cutting and chopping (Probably the latter, lol)
2.When did you get the Hardcore/Jungle bug? What was the defining tune/moment that drew you into the
Well, it all started for me with 'Humanoid - Stakker Humanoid' back in 1988. It was just the energy of that track, and sounds that I'd never heard before in music. I still to this day occasionally turn all the lights off in the room, put headphones on nice and loud, go onto Youtube and watch the original music video on full screen. (Try it, it's a real trippy experience!) Of course in the coming years I listened to all The Prodigy tracks and loved them (Saw them live in 1994 in my hometown, it was a wicked night!) Pretty soon after some mates got me listening to some pirate radio in 1993. The station was called PCRS and based in Southampton. The DJ I used to listen to was called Mr E. I remember his mixing being very questionable, but it opened me up to a whole new sound. The darkcore of 1993 was something else that was new and it really got me hooked. I started buying mixtapes from the two underground music shops in town, namely 'Movement Records' and 'Tripp 2 Records'. Whilst in there I would see all the local DJs buying vinyl and would recognise the tracks from the mixtapes I bought. It wasn't long before I was buying records too and listening to them on my Hi-Fi at home, lol. I probably had about 100 records before I got my first set of decks!
3.And what/who influenced you to start producing tracks?
Back in 2008 I started trying to produce some D&B, mainly because I was DJing D&B on an internet radio station (Headrush Live D&B) and thought it would be cool to have a bash at making my own tracks and putting them in the mix. The results were ok, but very basic. I soon got bored with the sound too. I didn't like the direction D&B was heading. I then stumbled across DJ FX playing some oldskool on Subbass FM. This brought me back to my roots and I rediscovered my passion for that classic 90's sound! I started making music like the music I loved back then. It was an easy transition for me, and the tracks started to flow.
4.You've had releases on Kode 5 Recordings and also started up your own label 'Switchblade Digital' where you are now putting out your own tracks and signing new artists, again, what inspired you to take these steps?
Yep, Kode 5 are a great bunch of lads and put out my first 'Oldskool' tracks. I remember at the time just thinking how cool it was having my music on places like iTunes etc. It was a dream come true. Pretty soon I stopped DJing and concentrated on producing. I started my label 'Switchblade Digital' early this year. I saw it as another challenge. I wanted to leave my own imprint on the music scene. I wanted to do a label a bit different to the others. A slightly darker sound, like the 1993 style that drew me in all those years ago! That's why you won't find any 'Piano anthems' on my label. Just mostly dark and mean, lol. I get all my releases mastered by the same engineer, so they all have their distinctive quality finish to them. I use Jon Doe (CLSM) to master all the Switchblade releases. With 20 years in the game, and hundreds of releases, he knows his stuff!
5. When selecting tunes for your label, what do you look for?
Tracks that are well produced, and had time spent on them. I'm sure I could churn out 3 tracks a day if I wanted to, but to me they really stand out as being rushed and sound shoddy. I'm not really a fan of the 140bpm jungle either. I like the authentic 160ish bpm like it was back in the mid nineties! Nothing against
the guys (& girls) that produce those tracks, but it's just not the fitting for this label. Anything with a decent break and bass works for me :)
6.And what can we expect in the coming future from Switchblade Digital and yourself?
Well we have a great track coming soon called 'Missing' by Beatgem. It's a track that was originally produced in 1994 on an Amiga, but never released. Beatgem has a couple of these tracks that he has up on Youtube, and he has a bit of a following because of them! You can't get any more Of an authentic 90's sound than that! We are still a new label, but growing nicely. Only more great music to come. I am also contemplating a special one off vinyl release sometime in the future. Keep on the look out for that one ;)
7.Now you've done this rather fine mix featured here below, tell us a bit about that
Well, I wanted to put all my favourite tracks into a mix. Some have been released and some are exclusives. I hope people like the tracks. Feedback is always appreciated, without it we can never improve...
8.Lastly, any final words, big ups & shout outs?
I would like to thank anyone that still supports the scene today. I think the Oldskool scene has had a real revitalisation in the past year or two, which is fantastic. It's always good to see the younger generation appreciating the old 90's sounds too. In the immortal words of Q Bass 'Hardcore Will Never Die!'
DJ Abyss has dropped an exclusive mix of current and forthcoming tracks from the label, you can check it out here:
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Our latest free download comes courtesy of Bad Habit Muzik & Strange Rollers, 'Change Pace' joins the gap between 140 Jungle & DnB, a transitional temp switching tune perfect for switching from 140-174 in your set, Bad Habit Muzik recently celebrated it's 2 year anniversary along with a string of No1s in the download stores, we would like to thanks for letting us have this track as a free giveaway.