A-Sides – Murder (Time To Get Busy Mix) (Strictly Underground 1994)

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Let’s Roll-esque drums and a distinctive bassline lead into a breakdown that sounds to me like a sunrise. This turns a little darker then back to the filth. They don’t make ’em like this any more. I think I remember a Randall mix where he goes into Dead Dred after this, it’s burnt deep into my cerebellum. Probably an AWOL one.

http://www.discogs.com/A-Sides-Murder/release/349301

 

Lemon D – Break It Up (1996)

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If you listened to this and didn’t know who it was Lemon D might not spring straight to mind but Kevin King it was. Annoyingly printed on a picture disc (I like to see when the darker quiet areas are going to hit) it is nevertheless a stonking piece of techstep, there’s not much that sounds quite like it. Squelchy, lovely and dark.

http://www.discogs.com/Various-Enforcers-Vol-9-10/release/19399

Princess Of The Posse – Armed & Dangerous (1993)

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Fantastic piece of proto jungle with some hardcore noises thrown in to boot from the bizarrely monikered Princess of the Posse (3 blokes, one of who was Bug Kann). There is something undeniably joyous about this tune, the bassline is so infectious it’s ridiculous. I wore out a Kenny Ken tape in my car I rewound this tune so much. You also don’t hear male vocals that often in this genre but the chap humming along is perfect. I’d like to know if it’s a sample or not.

http://www.discogs.com/Princess-Of-The-Posse-The-Pun-Project/release/268220