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

The Anthill Mob – Black Rushin’ (1993)

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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.

http://www.discogs.com/Anthill-Mob-Antology/release/164760

Intense – Paradox (1993)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqUk6aCv3uY

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!

http://www.discogs.com/Intense-Paradox/release/74051

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