Tag Archives: Jungle

New track up – Where Were U In ’94?

17 Mar

Where Were U In ’94?

New beat, taking it back a bit, straight jungle vibes, crackly warm synths and crunchy chopped up breaks with some classic sample pack female vocals.  Also drop it down to dubstep in the middle. All about the 140 jungle.


The Lineage Project

23 Feb

You may have seen quite some posts back a huge post on the topic of oldskool breakbeat hardcore, jungle and rave. Declaring my love for it and labels such as Basement, Moving Shadow, Reinforced and Metalheadz. I find that modern music is always looking backwards to go forwards, almost as if we have used up everything (despite what Zomby may say about him being a god amongst men and the future of music, being completely “original”) Recently music has been looking back to garage, techno and classic house. But it seems that rarely does a musician take styles from the 1992-1994 golden age of breakbeat hardcore and also early jungle, there are a few bringing that vibe forth such as Lone and Machinedrum, however I still feel it to be extremely overlooked.

Despite taking my primary influence from Garage and Dubstep, this music has such a strong place in my heart and mind for how i piece together music and program my synths, so I have set it upon myself to create a series of remixes of classic tunes that I love from 1990-1996. Titled Lineage as I will be incorporating elements of every facet of UK dance music into the tunes from garage, house, dubstep, garage, jungle and breakbeat. So far I have begun work on remixes of:

  • Photek – The Rain
  • Aquasky – Cosmic Glue
  • Pin-Up Girls – Take Me Away
  • The Prodigy – Your Love
  • DJ Die – Reincarnation

With a lot more ideas in my head I think this will equal to a small albums worth of music which I will release for “PAY AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE” (worth a try), for now I’ve got two little snippets of the first mentioned tunes in that list.

01 – Aquasky – Cosmic Glue (Etch Grey SE10 Remix)

02 – Photek – The Rain (Etch Reflected Remix)

The first is one of my fav Jungle tunes of all time. Released on the legendary Moving Shadow way back in 1996, I sampled the original piano/pad samples then built around it with vocals, my own beats and some layered breakbeats in the vain of that lost slap and dash art of DIY rave.

The second is a Photek classic from the Natural Born Killa EP released on Metalheadz in 1994, Photek was always years ahead of his time with his complex drum programming and coldly executed razor edge perfect production. Again I sampled the single hit pads and effects featured on the intro and through out the tune then layered my drums, breakbeats and sub on the top.

Keep your eyes out, this is probs my most heartfelt project yet!!
Oh and here are the originals:

Recent Listenings…

14 Feb

Been a while since I updated this place, been absolutely swamped out with work at uni and been trying to get my producing head on a little bit more too (some clips to come soon), so I realize the “Tune Of The Week” idea is a bit distant at the moment; so I’ll just whack up what I been listening to recently:

DJ Die – Reincarnations

Big up Dan Barker-Wyatt for showing me this, excellent example of the Full Cycle sound in the mid-ninetees when Jungle was slowly turning into a darker, sleeker beast altogether. Reincarnations is an excellent example of the mannerisms of jungle being stripped back into a hazy smoke filled minimal bubble


Dismantle – Times Up

It’s fantastic when people you know really make tunes that turn your head. Will Knighton’s beastly UFO dubstep roller is exactly what I look for in the now extremely fragmented sound that was once dubstep. Dark vibes and weight. Big up William, taking over the world as we speak.


Mickey Pearce – Don’t Ask Don’t Get

Swamp81 raising the bar as usual for forward thinking mutations in bass music. Mickey Pearce (formally Shortstuff of the Blunted Robots) creates something that you literally cannot pin down in definition, but whatever it is, it’s fucking amazing.


Burial – Kindred

Yep. It’s here, Burial’s Kindred EP, seemingly to make up the 2nd part of his 3rd album (at least this is what I assume as Street Halo was released with Kindred on CD together in Japan), I could rant for ages about how sublime this new EP is (and in my eyes shitting all over Street Halo) but I don’t think I need to, we all know everything Burial touches turns to gold and that’s not just hype-mongering. My fav cut from the EP is definitely Kindred, the opening chords/pad/strings and choir vocal sample all together hitting a strange ethereal note sends a shiver down my spine, and the percussion as always is spot on. And the fact it’s over 11mins long just adds to the epicness of it all. Big up Burial, as always.


Skanna – Find Me

Found this in an untouched section in a mass of vinyl rips from my uncles hard drive i got years ago recently, I dunno why I never stumbled across it before and it seems just as I found it FACTmag did a lil’ article on one of Skanna’s EP’s which you can read here. Skanna provides exactly for what I look for in the magic years between 1991-1994 when acid house became breakbeat hardcore which became jungle. Smooth vibes and rolling drums and a prevalent sub. Skanna is probably one of the most underrated producers from the era. Need to start collecting all the bits he produced before producing wank trance as Quivver.

Where Were U In ’92?

3 Dec

Well. I was being born. But despite that fact my love of underground music from that era is probably stronger than any other music scene I’m into. Growing up at home in that era, my uncle was always spinning his records, stuff like Altern8, Manix, Joey Beltram etc.. And I think it has had a subliminal imprint in my head since that time. I often look back in sadness at that era, sad that I missed being at the centre of that scene, going to the shoreham powerstation raves like my uncle, mum and auntie did or the M25 Orbital raves around London. But I think without that sense of nostalgia surrounding this music it wouldn’t have the effect it does today. Fortunately when my uncle moved to America he left me all these gems behind along with a hard drive full of tunes he had ripped from vinyl then sold. Probably my most favorite pass-time is educating myself in music, particularly music that links in with what I’m involved in today, and there’s no question that Jungle and Breakbeat Hardcore are huge benefactors in this, also being strictly a UK style (for the most part at least) it makes me proud to be living in the UK. I think this music is often forgotten in the continuum of what is considered “cool” at the moment, with so many people turning their heads to techno, detroit, house and garage because Ben UFO or Jackmaster play it so much. I’m currently putting together a mix of this music for mixcloud, which I’ll upload here when finished. But for now. Let’s spam the fuck out of youtube and whack up some of my most heartfelt nostalgic rave and jungle tunes

I could go on….

New Mix From Me Up On Mixcloud

3 Nov


Recording of my 30min guest mix on Rood.fm for Ting’s show today

1 – Groove Chronicles – Stone Cold
2 – Ghost – Passage Of Time
3 – Sully – Phonebox (Point B Remix)
4 – Mosca – Done Me Wrong
5 – Knowing Looks – Abandoned Skip
6 – Etch – Fog
7 – Etch – London
8 – EJ – UFO
9 – Monz – Da Club
10 – Dexplicit – Bullacake
11 – DJ Zinc – Super Sharp Shooter (Remix)
12 – Cloud9 – Snow

Zomby – Labyrinth

21 Oct

Buzzing for this one, Zomby’s putting out a new mini album called Nothing. Hope he explores this sound a bit more.

Here We Go

3 Oct

So here is my PROTOTYPE website/blog ting for university, you have to pay $30 a year to actually have a full on custom profile. So i’ve edited a theme as much as possible. YEAH I CREATED THAT BADMAN MINIMALISTIC LOGO IN PHOTOSHOP, YES I DID. So this page will gradually get better and flourish into a proper website as I am taught to use Dreamweaver and whatnot. I’ll begin posting links to what I’m working on and stuff up on here etc…

Recent Productions:

Etch : Fog

Etch : Spaceman Riddim

Baxman Riddim : Mirrors

I produce under the following alias’s: 

  • Etch : my main production alias, experimentations in garage and straight up dark styles
  • Baxman Riddim : experimentations in more dancefloor oriented styles such as house and footwork
  • Common Logic : a nostalgic outlet for the music that influences me the most (oldskool rave, breakbeat hardcore and jungle) built out of classic samples from the era
  • Slice Provider : a home for my sample based hip-hop tempo beats, influenced by golden era US hip hop
PEACE OUT YA’LL will update as regularly as possible!