Sunday, November 29, 2009

J.Bo Tape #5: Alex Reece - One In The Jungle - 19Jul1996

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After the success of the One In The Jungle showcases in 1995, BBC Radio 1 came back with a full series of the show in 1996. It ran as a weekly two hour broadcast with a one hour guest mix in the middle. It kept going right through to 1998 when it morphed into the Fabio and Grooverider show.

Here we have a beautiful jazzstep mix (tracklist in comments and ID3 tags) from the 1996 run mixed by Alex Reece. Despite the fallout with Goldie (including a rumoured club fight) and his virtual blacklisting from the d&b scene, he still comes with a classic Hotmix to promote his debut album, So Far, released on 4th & Broadway the following month...

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Alex Reece - One In The Jungle - 19Jul1996
Source: TDK D60-Type I
Duration: 59m51s
Format: MP3-192kbps
Size: 82.1MB

A lil bonus for the nostalgic among you - a short promo broadcast earlier in the day on Radio 1 for this Alex Reece Hotmix...

Alex Reece - Radio 1 Promo - 19Jul1996
Source: TDK D60-Type I
Duration: 0m36s
Format: MP3-192kbps
Size: 0.85MB

This could well be the last One In The Jungle tape on this blog, at least for a while, but if you want more, head over to the One In The Jungle Archive, which is trying to put together a complete collection of this groundbreaking show. They have even added the first three shows now, as they were lost and missing before they appeared exclusively on this blog :-D

While J.Bo Tapes gives you this Alex Reece hotmix only (but in slightly better quality!), you can get the full two hour show with charts, rave guide etc intact if you head over there...
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

J.Bo Tape #4: DJ Raskal - Flex 103.6FM - 29Oct1999 ***EXCLUSIVE***

Can you gimme some, can you gimme some, yum yum, just to fill my tum, just to fill my tum?

Never has finding a 10 year old tape made anybody so happy - this particular tape, thought lost forever, appeared from the archives and is now presented to you in fully remastered glory. Randomly recorded after arriving home on a Friday night from a garage club, switching the radio on, having the clarity of mind to realise that the sounds were something special and being sober enough to find a cassette to throw into the tape deck and to hit the record+play buttons... this was a personal favourite a decade ago and still sounds like a breath of fresh air today.

Coming from the legendary London pirate, Flex FM. The first 15 minutes are all about the inspired MC Diamond White (see comments) and then it slides into the perfect chilled drum & bass mix from the one like Raskal, that cheeky ragga man.

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DJ Raskal & MC Diamond White - Flex 103.6FM - 29Oct1999
Source: TDK SA90-Type II
Duration: 1h34m18s
Format: MP3-192kbps
Size: 129.5MB

By the way, the occasional quality problems are from the FM broadcast, not from the tape or the conversion!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

J.Bo Tape #3: Grooverider & MC Motormouth @ Organik, Leeds Uni - 25Apr1992

No Duran Duran, Culture Club... none of that just Rub-a-Dub-a-Dub-Dub-Dub.

Oh my gosh, massive... some real deal history for you today - 1992 is considered by many as the greatest year in UK breakbeat music history... and listening to this tape, you know why. From back in the hardcore rave days, before house/jungle/techno split up and went their separate ways, you can hear that they all lost a little something in the breakup. From the mighty Grooverider, this tape also features the legend that is MC Motormouth, an original nutter, everything he says will stick in your mind long after you listen to the mix.

Anybody who has ever put their hands up through a laser will lose it to this... it is, and will remain, without doubt, the most amazing and important tape on this website... you must hear it to appreciate why...

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Grooverider & MC Motormouth @ Organik, Leeds University (25-Apr-1992)
Source: TDK AD90-Type I
Duration: 1h34m10s (46m55s + 47m15s)
Format: MP3-192kbps
Size: 129.3MB (64.4MB + 64.9MB)

By the way, don't even try to listen through your PC speakers, the sub bass is so low that they won't even try to make a sound... you need a bumping system or some tough headphones for THIS one.

Don't get caught up in the Rush...