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.
I’m not sure what it was about the darkside hardcore / jungle techno that I loved so much. This tune epitomises whatever that secret sauce was.
Interesting fact – one half of the Anthill Mob was responsible for the Roobarb & Custard tune that did the rounds when rave went all daft and charty for a bit in 1991.
Bay B Kane in fine form here, this tune from the same EP as ‘Hello Darkness’, another well known track on a lovely dark tip.
‘Under the dark skies, on the dark side’ indeed.
Nice and moody, ominous in places and a bassline that literally shakes the room as my mate’s family will attest to. This, Slow Jam and Skanna’s Until The Night Is Morning were the darkside triumvirate of his records I learnt to mix with on some shitty beltdrives. Happy days, wouldn’t change it for the world!
A sweet sensation indeed. Nostalgia always makes me think of summer when I hear this tune. Nice dark bit in the middle with some tasty amens though. A delicious audio sandwich. Yum.
You can tell this is D.O.P.E, the remix has elements of the smasher they released on Good Looking around the same time (Travelling Part 2). Not sure this track is especially wel known but I love the sounds. Good times.
I never had this tune and was quite surprised to find it was Photek (with Rob Solomon of Lexis / Universal fame). Lovely little jungle stepper. Summer vibes for a winter morning!
Oh….. my….. gosh, Ruff indeed and very much deserving of the gratuitous triple exclamation marks. DJ Mike Slammer & Red Alert condensed the energy of 1993 hardcore into this vial of liquid crack. The pinnacle for sure, up here everyone shakes their funky thang.
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.
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!