Monday, December 28, 2009

J.Bo Tape #13: Grooverider - Fantazia takes you into the JUNGLE - Nov1994

All Junglists - a London somet'ing dis...

The final release from this Fantazia pack features another heavyweight mix from the drum & bass don, the great Grooverider... and he doesn't disappoint, coming correct with classic cut after classic cut, tracklist in comments and MP3 tags.

There is such a variety of sounds across this mix, and in fact across the whole collection, it is exciting... not really something you hear from the top DJs in the scene anymore. Fantazia takes you into the Jungle might be the best d&b mixes ever released!


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Grooverider - Fantazia takes you into the JUNGLE - Nov1994
Source: Memorex CRX S60-Type II
Duration: 59m53s
Format: MP3-192kbps
Size: 82.3MB
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?0md2h41y2s2h3s2



Can you feel it?

Friday, December 25, 2009

J.Bo Tape #12: LTJ Bukem - Fantazia takes you into the JUNGLE - 1994

Pure sub-bass: a slow motion skank that seizes your spine before metallic breaks flash...

Part 2 of this Fantazia pack sees Bukem blazing across a thirteen track selection. Coming before he had refined his signature sound, this is something all fans of his need to hear - a truly unique mix, nothing like some of the near identical mixes (sorry) from later in his career... no MC in sight and only one record from his own imprints (see MP3 ID3 tags and comments for tracklisting).

And yes, this is the mix referred to in this previous Bukem post.


A must listen - a tearing yet emotional mix... J.Bo Tapes recommends rinsing this one right after your Christmas dinner:

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LTJ Bukem - Fantazia takes you into the JUNGLE - Nov1994
Source: Memorex CRX S60-Type II
Duration: 56m27s
Format:
MP3-192kbps
Size: 77.5MB
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?paur8i34p2iddkg



Moving up and down to the sound.... ooooohhhhh!

Monday, December 21, 2009

J.Bo Tape #11: DJ Rap - Fantazia takes you into the JUNGLE - Nov1994

All the ambitious girls here... inna good condition...

The year was 1994, the jungle scene was ready to take over - the sheer speed of sonic innovation was something to behold. Record labels were falling over themselves to be the one that captured the attention of the masses with these new sounds. Fantazia came with this stonking triple pack of mixes from the scene leaders - Grooverider, LTJ Bukem and DJ Rap. All individually fantastic documents of the time, J.Bo Tapes will be bringing you the whole set over the next week or so.

First up is actually the third part and features DJ Rap coming with yet another tearing tape of perfectly selected and mixed tunes. She even manages to showcase herself with seven of her own productions from her own Propa Talent label included in the seventeen track mix... well this was the first chance for these producers to get their hands on some of that licensing money, right? See the MP3's ID3 tags or comments for details...

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DJ Rap - Fantazia takes you into the JUNGLE - Nov1994
Source: Memorex CRX S60-Type II
Duration: 59m23s
Format:
MP3-192kbps
Size: 81.6MB
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?bk1bvhdoedbvxy5



Watch dis... it's Junglist!

Friday, December 18, 2009

J.Bo Tape #9 & #10: Paul Oakenfold - The Goa Mix - 18Dec1994

Exactly 15 years ago (to the minute!), BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix broadcast this groundbreaking mix. Widely regarded as the finest Essential Mix yet and even by some as the best DJ mix ever put together anywhere. It was selected as the best Essential Mix of all time and was presented for rebroadcast by Pete Tong in 2007 (in full digital quality). It has also won a Sony Radio Award as well as numerous magazine and fan honours.

Don't believe the hype? Then check with the sum of all human knowledge for confirmation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goa_Mix

Paul Oakenfold delivers a mind expanding combination of the deep trippy sounds of Goa Trance, mixed in with more accessible progressive house and a sprinkling of eerie movie samples - this mix still sounds as fresh today as the day it was first transmitted. To see the depth and the breadth of his setlist, check the comments or MP3 tags.

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Paul Oakenfold - The Goa Mix - 18Dec1994

Source: Memorex CRX S60-Type II
Duration: 1h58m08s (53m35s + 1h04m33s)
Format:
MP3-192kbps
Size: 162.2MB (73.6MB + 88.6MB)
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?3avacragc1op695



Once heard, never forgotten...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

J.Bo Tape #8: LTJ Bukem & MC DRS - Essential Mix Live @ Cream - 25Aug1996

Got sounds, like the NFL we touchdown...

Just one year after LTJ Bukem's first breakthrough essential mix and drum & bass had taken over the UK dance scene so much that even the northern super clubs could no longer ignore it. Liverpool's legendary house night, Cream @ The Foundry, reacted with a Logical Progression residency in its Courtyard.
Those that never got to experience this atmosphere first hand can now enjoy this second half of an Essential Mix Live (Pete Tong broadcast from the main room himself for the first hour).

Yet another mellow d&b mix, yet another Essential Mix, yet another Bukem tape... and yet another tracklist available in the comments and MP3 tags. Enjoy. Also, listen out for the final track where you just get a teaser of Grace's "If I Could Fly (LTJ Bukem's Roll It Mix)" from Perfecto. Sadly, the show finishes before the unfiltered break busts out to sends shivers down your spine. When this remix finally reached the shops, the pressing was so bad that it just didn't have the same impact as when LTJ rocked his dub plate. If anybody has a nice crisp clean MP3 of this, drop a link it in the comments please!

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LTJ Bukem & MC DRS - Essential Mix Live @ Cream - 25Aug1996
Source: Memorex CRX S60-Type II
Duration: 57m22s
Format:
MP3-192kbps
Size: 78.8MB
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ow4ekps459kkaas



If I could fly away...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

J.Bo Tape #6 & #7: LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad - The Essential Mix - 16Jul1995

Believe me, like, I don't want to go into a long thing about our next artist because he really expresses it musically himself...


The. Most. Essential.
Essential Mix. Ever.



1995 was the year that drum & bass forced its way out of the underground. A week before One In The Jungle exploded across the airways, the world renowned Essential Mix show featured the LTJ alongside MC Conrad. So underground was this sound that even Pete Tong, himself about to push the genre over the top with the release of Goldie's Timeless on his FFRR imprint, had no idea who Bukem was and pronounces his name wrong throughout the show! The tracklisting that appeared in Mixmag the following week backed up the fact that this sound was on the cutting edge as it mostly read along the lines of "unknown - untitled (acetate)"... of course, you can now view the full tracklisting in the ID3 tags of the MP3s and the comments below.

This mix blew people's minds wide open, especially those who had been dismissing the jungle/d&b scene up until then. Those not in the know couldn't believe that music running at 160bpm could be mellow and relaxing and that an MC could enhance and relax the ambiance in the way we hear here, rather than just hype the crowd. For those that listen and think it sounds like the Bukem they know, remember that at the time it was all new and the first time many people, even those deeply into jungle/drum&bass, had heard anything like it. To show how new it was and how quickly it progressed, I have a Bukem Fantazia mix from just half a year earlier that was a totally different sound... that was a favourite tape too so it will be posted with priority. So all in all, this is an unmissable moment in history that you just have to hear:


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LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad - Essential Mix - 16Jul1995
Source: Memorex CRX S60-Type II
Duration: 1h58m35s (58m50s + 59m44s)
Format: MP3-192kbps
Size: 162.8MB (80.8MB + 82.0MB)
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ff9jvzhoci7j1y6



Ease the pressure, ease the pain - let the vibe hit the main vein...