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The old tunes thread

Discussion in 'Jungle Room' started by rentboy, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member

    Youtube is awash with old tracks. I've been coming across some really nice obscure and underplayed stuff from way back when.
    If you know any that should be heard, then link up :)

    I'll get things started with two solid tunes from 97 era from Digital.



     
  2. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member

  3. ghaleon

    ghaleon TRIBE Member

    97 = too late
     
  4. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member


    too late for what? It was a great era in the sound.
     
  5. ghaleon

    ghaleon TRIBE Member

    consistency wise I think the sound started losing something major

    dont get me wrong, there is tons of sick shit from 97

    esp from congo natty
     
  6. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member

    See, i don't understand that argument. What did it lose? I think the sound as a diverse whole gained so much more.

    Fair game to you Ghaleon, you clearly love and cherish the music prior to 95.
     
  7. unique2100

    unique2100 TRIBE Promoter

    I'm a huge fan of 97-99. If we wanna talk about poopie tunes we're definitely talking about '96.
     
  8. ghaleon

    ghaleon TRIBE Member

    I just dont like the hardstep/2 step sound nearly as much as amens
     
  9. Mr. Magyar

    Mr. Magyar TRIBE Member



    Don't know how much play this really got, but it's a lovely Doc Scott remix of The Art of Noise's "Something Always Happens."



    Deep, deep, deep bass from Tek 9. Stuff like this was always ignored in Toronto as too many of the local DJs always catered to the lowest common denominator.
     
  10. Mr. Magyar

    Mr. Magyar TRIBE Member

    One last one ...



    The flipside to Dillinja's "Muthafucka." I don't really remember hearing this played out. Anyway, it's too bad Dillinja fell off because everytime he released something, you knew it was going to be special.
     
  11. unique2100

    unique2100 TRIBE Promoter

    I hope my love for the amen isn't in question here.LOL The more time passes though the more I like the non Amens I mean everything from Metalheadz in that era was insane, and all these tunes that seem minimal now but were dark and heavy then. They are shaping the sound of what Jungle really is IMHO. 92-95 was like everyone making the same amen tune, 96 people had started to hone their skills, but that 97-99 shit was people going dark slightly straying from just Amens, and the sound that was created still resonates with what's current and future in Jungle. But the latter point my be based by my bias of the stuff I really dig.
     
  12. ghaleon

    ghaleon TRIBE Member

    ive heard my buddy drop this in a set, decent tune

    Dillinja had way better in 94-95 though :D

    production was defaintely among the best of the era
     
  13. ghaleon

    ghaleon TRIBE Member

    O my lord what a tune
     
  14. Mr. Magyar

    Mr. Magyar TRIBE Member


    This was '95, but you are right: Dillinja could not be touched in in those two years. The stuff he made after was pretty cutting edge. Him and Lemon D had a great metallic, practically industrial sound going. It all went downhill after he remixed Bambaata. Same bassline and same drums arranged differently.
     
  15. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member


    Couldn't agree with you more regarding Metalheadz around that time. They really carved open this incredible depiction of the future of music. Their roster was littered with artists at the top of their game.

    I love amens as much as you cats, but some other drumwork outside of that was and is essential to the evolution of the sound. We were spoiled back then and Toronto never really embraced some of the finer elements (there was way too much jump up and ragga here).

    btw, nice picks Magyar :)

    Anyway enough politicking and more tunes:

    Some more 97 flex.

    A nice, chill cut:



    The flip remix of this was more amen driven and my preferable choice.


    I personally think this is one of the finest pieces of electronic music ever made. Krust was untouchable around then (Genetic Manipulation EP for instance). A true visionary classic.


    This must have smashed floors apart. Big tune.


    I love how ahead of its time this sounds, even today. So futuristic.
     
  16. unique2100

    unique2100 TRIBE Promoter


    The classic.
     
  17. unique2100

    unique2100 TRIBE Promoter

    A personal fave from way back.
     
  18. Mr. Magyar

    Mr. Magyar TRIBE Member

    Potential Bad Boy showing you can produce excellent jump-up and ragga. This guy's sound was always sleazy and dirty. A lot of the first wave DJs like Ruffneck, James St. Bass, Jungle PhD, and Medicine Muffin played Potential Bad Boy a lot. I can't say the same about the second wave.


     
  19. ghaleon

    ghaleon TRIBE Member

    Limited E edition is a label with tons of gems on it
     
  20. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member











    One of the dirtiest tunes ever made. Sheer technical wizardry from the Source Direct boys.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2010
  21. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member

    Nice one JP. I'll never grow old of this tune. My all time fave :)
     
  22. Mr. Magyar

    Mr. Magyar TRIBE Member


    Loved the sound that Nookie and his various guises pushed.
     
  23. LunaVC

    LunaVC TRIBE Member

    need to check out theat Lightnin and Tunder joint yeah

    also Pure - Anything test

    can't be arsed to embed
     
  24. Mr. Magyar

    Mr. Magyar TRIBE Member




    Yup, I love that Reinforced sound. These guys did their own thing and unfortunately started to get ignored despite creating a lot of the sounds other producers extensively used.


    Old Peshay tune ... Enough said.
     
  25. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member

    Peshay-Nocturnal is one of my all-time favourites.







    Everything Matrix did prior to his Sleepwalk album was stellar. I love the deep dirty funk vibe on this one.
     

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