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


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.



DJ Ron – Cannan Land (1994)


Fairly sure this is supposed to be ‘Caanan Land’ but who knows, I think I read somewhere Ron was slightly religious. Every noise in this tune is jungle through and through, the beats feel slightly stuttery but this seems to be the build up for the tune to break free at 2.20 and soar. Love it, very special indeed.


Higher Sense – Cold Fresh Air (Liftin’ Spirits 1994)


Rinsed to death but my love for this tune is still there. The mournful emptiness at 3:48 then a slightly more upbeat cheeky bassline at 4:10 followed by some almost happy drums just after make me smile every time. The remix on Moving Shadow was good too but this is the version that gets me every time, somehow it just has more soul.


Parallel World – Tear Into It (Good Looking Records 1994)



Quality amenage and a gorgeous sweeping sounds from 1:43 onwards. Tune completely changes at 4:12 and almost sounds like Bukem’s ‘Music’ track. Produced by JMJ & Richie at a time when the Good Looking releases were unmatched. Happy days.


The Invisible Man – Skyliner (Timeless Recordings 1994)


Mickey Finn @ AWOL (second set of tapes) was 60 minutes of bliss. Every tune was a banger, every mix a delight. This tune was on there and signifies the time, you could still use pianos and not be cheesy with it. Another one that defies time and takes you somewhere else. I wish I could have been there for that set.