J Majik – Sunray (Rufige Cru Remix) (1994)

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Drum and bass perfected. Every so often you get a tune that is so good it stands out head, shoulders, waist, knees and ankles above the rest. Those pads! That bass! The perfect vocal! Every time I hear this I pretty much have to stop what I am doing and stare blankly ahead with a half smile on my face while it all washes over me. Honestly, when the tune changes at 2.27 I get more than a little bit emotional. Just don’t tell anyone. Kay?

Currently you can pick this up for £2 on discogs. Criminal. I already bought mine so go for it!

http://www.discogs.com/Various-World-Of-Music/release/70319

The Undergraduates – Into Da Future (1993)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4zNFSxpVWU

Another darkside smasher with a surprisingly upbeat breakdown in the middle. One of my very favourites and perfect for a Friday. The Undergraduates was a plural moniker used by the singular Graham Mew, also known as the Invisible Man. He only used it for this release.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4zNFSxpVWU

http://www.discogs.com/Undergraduates-Space-Into-Da-Future/release/26208

Jack Smooth & Alex Reece – 20 Hurts Side B (1993)

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Interesting that the name of this track isn’t actually known due to a label misprint. The 12” only has 3 tracks instead of the 4 listed which are from a Hedgehog Affair release. Anyway this is the B side and although it’s jungle tempo it sounds more like a techno track. I thought I heard it on an old Mrs Woods Obsession tape but on further reflection it was probably Easygroove. Totally stands out from everything else, can’t believe this was Alex Reece!

http://www.discogs.com/Jack-Smooth-Alex-Reece-20-Hurts/release/111731